Series: Love’s First Response, #2
Author: Sara York
Length: Novella (56 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (May 2nd, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥3 Hearts
Blurb: Grady Madison thinks his goofy clown suit is a huge turn off for the hot bear, Paul Sessa. But sometimes goofy is more appealing than suave.
When Grady Madison was forced out of the closet, he thought his life would change for the worse, but he soon realizes he can date men without having to hide it from his co-workers. Attraction fires when he runs into Paul Sessa, filling him with fiery hot desire. Taking things slow is the plan, until they wind up with pants around their ankles before their first real date.
Paul Sessa wants a man of his own and not just another hook-up. But, that guy has to pass his daughter’s scrutiny, and she’s one smart cookie.
Purchase Link: MLR Press: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=SY_FFFET
Review: Grady is at a function dressed as a clown. He likes children and hopes to have some someday, but first he has to find the perfect man. He is tired of hook-ups and has recently come out.
Paul is at the function with his daughter Madeleine. He has recently relocated from Hollywood to there and opened an Italian restaurant. He has had many secret lovers, even some very wealthy ones and stars, but he longs to have a life partner to settle down and be a family. His wife and daughter support him and want him to be happy.
This story had a great idea going. I just felt it was very rushed. I would’ve loved more back-story on Grady and more about him being a fireman, as the title alluded to. The only thing about his job was the thing they were hosting the day he met Paul. I also don’t mind Insta love but I felt it was too instant. It went from meeting to talk of marriage in what seemed like just days to me.
Having said that, I still absolutely loved the story. The characters were awesome. I love chefs and firemen. I loved that Paul wanted someone he could bring home to daughter, I adored Madeleine and I liked that his ex-supported him and let him be a part of his daughter’s raising.
If you like hot firemen, sexy chefs, cute kids, fast-paced stories, instalove and some very hot man-sex this is for you!