Author: Draven St. James
Publisher: Loose Id
Rating: 4 stars
Buy Links: LId and Amazon
Type: Novel in a Series
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Aaron Evans embodies every complication Wren Tucker knows he doesn’t need. The tempting go-go dancer refuses to leave him alone and his attempts to get into Wren’s bunker pants don’t stop at the club–even the walls of the Firehouse aren’t safe. Wren’s control is only so strong, and his desire for Aaron is turning into a clawing need that’s digging through the many reasons keeping Aaron at bay.
Aaron is two cold showers away from hypothermia if the hot fireman of his dreams won’t give in to the lust he sees blazing in Wren’s eyes. The only issue is, Wren is a forever man, and Aaron doesn’t have that in him to give, not with so many secrets locked behind the glitter and gold of his beautiful world.
As Wren begins to cave to Aaron’s delicious demands, he gets a deeper view of the tarnished landscape Aaron exists in. A murky pit of drug addiction that’s slowly dragging Aaron under, and Wren is going to have to fight like hell to save Aaron from it, to even have a chance at a new beginning with the man who brought him out of the shadows.
Review: Wren Tucker came to Firehouse 6 not long after he was involved in a fire that left him with scars, and took his partner Derek from him. Coming to Firehouse 6 is meant to be a fresh start for Wren. A place where he can be himself.
Aaron Evans is a go-go dancer at one of the clubs where the guys from the firehouse hang out. Aaron is always happy. He’s the life of the party, but things aren’t always what they seem.
Aaron has a huge crush on Wren, and he is bound and determined to get his man. Wren on the other hand doesn’t want to risk letting anyone into his heart again, but he just can’t stay away from Aaron.
Things start to change when Wren saves him from a night of too much partying. Then Aaron’s addiction to pills gets out of control and Wren is there to help him through it.
Once Aaron is passed the worst of his detox, he’s left feeling unsure of himself. Everything about him is different, and he wonders if the feelings that Wren has for him are real or are they just Wren trying to save him.
I’ve loved all the book in the Firehouse 6 series. Though this book wasn’t my favorite of the series, I still enjoyed it very much. The author always writes some great characters, and Wren and Aaron were very likable guys. Aaron’s addiction was a bit hard for me to read. This was the part of the story I didn’t enjoy. Not because it wasn’t well written, because it was, but because of the way the detox was handled. Maybe it really does happen, but I cannot believe that a person who’s going through detox, having seizures, is left at home being taken care of by a firefighter and a paramedic friend. That just seems completely dangerous and not something that should be done. Ever. Yes, I know it’s a story but it took away the feeling of realness for me. Other than that, it was a nice addition to the series, and I can’t wait to see who the author writes about next.