Face the Flames

Sugarland Blue, Book #6

By Jo Davis

ISBN# 9780451477002

Author’s Website:  http://www.jodavis.net/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

face-the-flames-sugarland-blue-jo-davisAfter a severe wreck, on his way to a call firefighter/paramedic, Clay Montana, was dealt a severe head injury.  He has spent the last year recovering and had to relearn how to do just about everything including walking!  Now he’s chomping at the bit to get his job back and is so close he can taste it!

While taking a walk one day, he hears gunshots, he follows them to a gas station where he sees a man fleeing, and he knows he can’t catch the gunman, but goes inside and saves the young clerk from bleeding out until help arrives.  Also, responding to the scene is fiery little redhead, Melissa, who Clay instantly knows he wants to see more of!

Melissa’s uncle is a career criminal, but one that is very smart and careful.  Nobody has been able to touch him, but Melissa has moved back to Sugarland with the sole purpose of finally taking him down!  But her uncle is well aware of her intentions and is determined to take her out before she gets the chance!

I usually like this series and I wanted to like this installment, but unfortunately I just didn’t.  I found the romance between Clay and Melissa to be rather cheesy.  And their first hook-up looked like a start to a bad porno, and unfortunately their later couplings weren’t a whole lot better.

“Anything I can do to speed along your recovery?”

Giving her a smoldering look from under his lashes, he said, “I thought you’d never ask.”

Then he reached for the towel secured at his hip, and flung it aside.”

They drove me nuts both referring to the other as “my lover” in their thoughts or “my man” and “my woman,” very rarely did they think their actual names.

A sexy firefighter and a bad-ass cop, I thought for sure I would love this book.  But I found Melissa to be pretty weak, the proverbial damsel in distress.  And Clay really wasn’t much better.  He’s been trying to get back with his team for a year and he finally gets back and all he cares about is his ‘woman’.  He was pretty whipped if you ask me.

I found all that happened to this couple all at once to be too much to be believable.  And, they spent way too much time in the emergency room!

I found the idea of this book to be good, but it just lost it in the execution, which is a real shame.

*OBS would like to thank the publisher for supplying a free copy of this title in exchange for an honest review*