Monday, April 20, 2020

BLOG TOUR & REVIEW - Burn Zone (Hotshots #1) by Annabeth Albert

Title: Burn Zone
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Hotshots, #1
Length: approx. 90,000 words
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Imprint: Carina Press
eBook On-Sale: April 27, 2020
eBook ISBN:9781488057045, Price: $4.99 USD

Introducing Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series—the emotions and intensity of Chicago Fire with the raw, natural elements of Man vs. Wild.

Danger lurks everywhere for Central Oregon’s fire crews, but the biggest risk of all might be
losing their hearts…
Smoke jumper Lincoln Reid is speechless to see Jacob Hartman among his squad’s new recruits. Linc had promised his late best friend he’d stay away from his little brother. And yet here Jacob is…and almost instantly, the same temptation Linc has always felt around him is causing way too many problems.

Jacob gets everyone’s concerns, but he’s waited years for his shot at joining the elite smoke
jumping team, hoping to honor his brother’s memory. He’s ready to tackle any challenge Linc throws his way, and senses the chemistry between them—chemistry Linc insists on ignoring—is still alive and kicking. This time, Jacob’s determined to get what he wants.
Close quarters and high stakes make it difficult for Linc to keep his resolve, never mind do so while also making sure the rookie’s safe. But the closer they get, the more Linc’s plan to leave at the end of the season risks him breaking another promise: the one his heart wants to make to Jacob.

My Rating - 4.5 Stars!

Annabeth Albert's Burn Zone is the start of what looks to be a thrilling Hotshots series.

I always freak out about fires, so I knew there would be some tough moments in this story. A story of two men, both fire jumpers, falling in love, the reader has to anticipate some danger and action. 

As for the fire jumping aspect, everything is well explored. The training, the action, the danger, all of it is extremely well written, fully bringing the reader into these situations along with the characters. 

Jacob and Linc. Oh how I love these men together! Their history is great, as Jacob and Linc are connected through the years. Jacob's a rookie for the team, back home after years away, and butting heads with Linc, who was his brother's best friend. Linc is too lost to his fears, unable to take a chance on love. He's weighed down by his past promises and can't fully let Jacob into his life. As well, he's still grieving the loss of his best friend.

This is a story that includes best friend's brothers' romance and years of resentment. Their story includes stubbornness and obligations. It's a story of old promises and an age gap. These are two men struggling to make things work, and every moment is riveting. It's a story about grabbing onto happiness in life, instead of just living. And I love it all. 

The writing is fantastic, and the plot is fascinating. The characters are great, both individually and together. And damn, they know how to bring the heat.

Burn Zone is another great read by Annabeth Albert. This story is beautiful and tender. It's a long, hard fought journey towards self-acceptance and self-worth and it's well worth a read. I look forward to seeing what happens next in this series.

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About Annabeth Albert

Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write.
Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights
supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job
and wrangles two children.

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