This hero has got to be one of the sweetest, swooniest guys I have ever read about – period. I’ve been looking forward to his love story since Single Dad Seeks Juliet, and Garrett did not disappoint. The pacing, however? Kinda did. I was a little thrown off by the pacing in this one (with its time jumps one minute then a rushed relationship the next), which took away from the reading experience. My standards for this writing duo’s work are very high though, so this is still head and shoulders above many of the rom coms out there. It’s exceedingly low angst, funny, and sweet, and the storyline felt fresh. Plus, that meet cute is 100% original. So, while not one of my favorites from the authors, it’s still a solid read.
The story follows Garrett, a sexy/sweet firefighter who is just finding himself again after a divorce. He’s a loving, kind father to his two kids and a genuinely good guy. When Garrett meets Lauren, the doctor in charge of his yearly exam, there’s an instant spark of attraction. She may have handled the goods during their first interaction (in a purely professional way, of course), but it’s not until they’ve run into each other a few times that Garrett asks her out. Lauren quickly becomes smitten with the sexy single dad, but keeping the spark alive when his unpredictable work schedule takes him away for days at a time is more complicated… especially since she knows all about that lifestyle because of her dad – also known as Garrett’s boss.
I always look forward to this writing duo’s rom coms, because I know I’m in for a good time. This is light, funny, and a little bit sexy, with plenty of playfulness. I loved the low angst feel and I really loved Garrett. The storyline also kept me on my toes, because I haven’t read one quite like it before. Though, the storyline was also part of what kept me feeling disconnected. While this felt like instalove to me in a lot of ways, there were also weird time jumps and a sort of “glossed over” feel at times. For example: their first steamy scene fades to black, and I know these authors don’t shy away from the heat. Not experiencing some of the more important moments between these two left me feeling detached from their love story, and all of the bumps in the road made that feeling stronger. I still liked a lot of it and enjoyed the book overall, but there were more things that bugged me than usual. I’m looking forward to seeing where this series heads next – the title tease we get in this is very intriguing. I received an early copy and am voluntarily leaving a review of this single dad romance.
Have you ever seen a fireman who’s so insanely sexy you’d actually consider DIY-ing a little at-home arson just so he’d show up at your front door?
Dramatic, I know, but hear me out.
Chiseled hot body, bright blue eyes, and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen, the first time I saw Garrett Alexander in my exam room, it took everything inside me not to do something crazy like mount him during his yearly physical.
Not only is he a total babe, but he’s charming, hilarious, and the kind of single dad that would make your ovaries explode—the total freaking package.
I know you’re probably wondering, What in the heck are you waiting for, girl? Go get yourself a fireman!
But, see, there’s one teeny-tiny (read: huge) problem—if we got together, we’d have to keep our relationship a secret.
I know. Who even am I? Some heroine in a freaking forbidden romance novel?
Let me guess, now you’re probably thinking…Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Don’t do it, girl. Don’t fall for the sexy, off-limits man. It’s not worth it.
Well, too late. I already went and did it.
And I have a feeling this fire of ours is going to go up in a big, mushroom-cloud-worthy, ball of figurative smoke.
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Meet this sexy fireman!
Hot Stuff will definitely read as a standalone, but we got to know the hero in Single Dad Seeks Juliet, so you may want to check that one out first. You may also want to check it out because that book was on my Top 20 of 2020! It’s a sweet and sexy rom com featuring a swoony single dad, and Hot Stuff’s hero is his best friend.
About the Authors:
A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.
Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.
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