Thursday, September 18, 2014
Review of Guns & Hoses by Brenda Cothern
Guns & Hoses by Brenda Cothern
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
There's a fine line between love and hate and Guns & Hoses illustrates that saying perfectly. Tig and Flame met as children and struck an instant rivalry that has developed into an antagonistic and taunt-filled feud as adults. Their animosity is furthered by the natural rivalry between the Tampa Police Department (where Tig works) and Tampa Fire & Rescue (where Flame works). And I must say that I was delighted that Ms. Cothern went and named her fire fighter Flame.
Due to the hostile nature of the relationship between Flame and Tig, it seemed there was no hope in sight. But thanks to a case of right place, wrong time, Flame learns that Tig is gay. Interestingly, neither man is out at work and has no idea that the other is gay. Tig expects his sexuality to become fuel on the fire that Flame spews at him, so he understandably shocked when Flame's behavior seems more like a come-on than the verbal assault he expected. As Flame makes flag football sinfully sexy, Tig realizes that Flame isn't the homophobe he expected. When they finally hook-up, with Tig intending it to be one night only, it is hot. Hot. HOT! Even hotter is Flame's pursuit of Tig when he decides that one night isn't enough for him. As both Tig and Flame are big, built men, this makes for some rather aggressive behavior in the bedroom and living room and kitchen and bar and you get the point. Their chemistry is intense and this translates into scorchingly hot sex scenes. Ms. Cothern writes great sex.
When complications arise between Flame and his work partner, it jeopardizes his relationship with Tig and it takes a life and death situation to get Tig to talk to him again. I enjoyed Guns & Hoses immensely and hope that Ms. Cothern plans to expand it to a series centered around the bar that is the book's namesake and keeps us up to speed on Flame and Tig's relationship.
I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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