RELEASE DATE: 18th October 2016
BLURB: Sexy firefighter, Colton Drake, has everything going for him. From a prize-winning smile to a washboard set of abs, all mixed together with a playful sense of humor. He wasn’t the type to have one-night stands, but he knew he wouldn’t have trouble finding them. So why was he having such a terrible time finding someone to spend his life with?
Well, until he meets the man that changes everything.
Mason Bleu, a fire investigator, is moving back to Los Angeles after getting a job offer he couldn’t refuse. Even though the city held some terribly painful memories, Mason thinks everything will be fine. It felt like a second shot.
Then, his entire world is rocked the moment his eyes land on Colton’s. Their connection is immediate and that terrifies Mason. To top things off, he’s thrown into a case involving a serial arsonist terrorizing the community.
Colton and Mason are on a path that could end either in paradise or in a nightmare. Things only heat up further when the arsonist sets their sights on one of them.
Can they make it through the fire or will they be turned to ashes?
Well, well, well, Max Walker certainly created a chain of exciting and riveting events in his latest offering of The Guardian Series, accumulating in a backdraft of an explosion when Colton met Mason and they finally got together – their fire consumed and engulfed them both.
Though this is Colton’s story, son of Sean and Connor from book 2, don’t worry if that cover has caught your eye (I think it’s going to catch every fireman’s fan out there), it can be read very successfully as a stand alone.
We first meet Colton Drake as he is battling against a raging inferno, trying to save a young boy’s life and I have to say that it was one of the most riveting introductions that I have read in a long time < excellent writing author>.
Mason Bleu is a cocky new Fire Investigator, bought in to help capture a serial arsonist who is wrecking havoc and deaths in the City. He has a certain arrogance about him and a problem remembering people’s names (that may be contributed to the number of one-night stands he has tucked under his belt) but he immediately remembers Colton’s name on introduction. He comes across as so cocksure, but is he? Hmm…..
Colton is looking for permanency (he wants what his two dads have between them), Mason isn’t – loving someone brings back too many hurtful memories.
As Max Walker developed his storyline, we also discover the real Colton and the real Mason. How their pasts dictates who, why and what they are now. But the arsonist is still on the loose, still starting fires and still killing people in the process, is it someone from Mason’s past? And if so, why?
I really enjoyed it, from the intensity of the serial arsonist to the relaxed but subtle sexual overtones between Colton and Mason.
If firefighters ring your bell, then you’ve found the perfect book for you, a good solid read.
So why 4.5*? As I said, the chemistry between Colton and Mason was scorchingly hot but for me, not enough love scenes between them, which is unusual for this writer but when you write that kind of explosive insta-love, as a romance reader, I just wanted more.
****I would like to thank the author for the opportunity and privilege of reviewing this ARC. My opinions of this book, were entirely my own.****