Hot Zone: The Hotshots #2 by Anne Marsh with Giveaway

Today I have both of the Hotshots Series by Anne Marsh as part of the Tasty Blog Tour.  Please be sure to check the other tour stops to see what others thought, and don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway where you could win one of these prizes: Grand Prize Pack of Three Smoke Jumpers Romances by Anne Marsh, FIVE Winner’s Choice Backlist Romances, or TWO Print Copies of HOT SHOT Anthology featuring FIRED UP, Book Three of Hot Shots Series by Anne Marsh

Book Review:

The second installment of Anne Marsh’s Hotshots series is even better than the first.  Mixing the hot firemen with a woman with a secret, a touch of suspense and a whole load of sexual tension, Marsh brings us a novella that is bound to please.

Sarah is in ‘hiding’ from her past: working as an itinerant camp cook as her team provides meals for the men on the front line battling wildfires, the life and the lack of roots suits her just fine.  Dade is content with his life on the front lines: fighting fires is what he is good at, and he doesn’t mind the more solitary life that his chosen profession provides.

Sarah is more carefree and friendly, even as she guards her secrets.  Dade is the perfect archetypal moody boy, prone to monosyllabic answers and solitary pursuits unless a fire is involved.  The story opens with Sarah’s laying one hot and surprising kiss on Dade: his reaction is priceless and the insta-lust is tangible.

Dade pursues Sarah, pushing her to open up: while she is willing to take a chance on their attraction, she isn’t sure that she dares trust him with her secrets. With a deputy hot on her trail, and new accusations of arson and theft that leave her no chance but to share or run, will Sarah take a chance on trusting Dade?

Hot and steamy with characters and information that is shared in equal measure to keep the plot moving forward and the story flowing.  Characters arrive mostly complete, the development arrives in their interactions with one another: particularly effective with the abbreviated length of the novella form.  This story brings more information about fighting fires in the wild, as well as provides us with new characters to enjoy, a touch of suspense, romance and a hot alpha firefighter to drool over.  If you are looking for hot, clever and quick reading firefighter romances to feed your addiction: this is a good choice.


Hot Zone: The Hotshots #2 by Anne Marsh with Giveaway

Title: Hot Zone
Author: Anne Marsh
Published by: Kensington
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Pages: 81
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne FlameOne FlameOne Flame

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To Dade Johnson, fire is a danger he can handle. But the blaze he feels from the moment he lays eyes—and hands, and mouth—on Sarah Jo is too hot to handle.  Something about the free-spirited camp cook has him throwing caution to the wind. Little does the hotshots’ second-in-command know he’s cozying up with a suspected arsonist….


Sarah Jo knows she should steer clear of Dade.  A bona fide hero who battles wildland fires every day deserves better than a woman on the run.  But their five-alarm attraction has Sarah Jo too weak in the knees to resist playing with fire—until her past catches up with her. Soon, she’ll have to choose between surrendering her secrets—or taking them both down in flames….

A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.



About Anne Marsh

I live in Northern California with my husband, two kids and four cats. After ten years of graduate school and too many degrees, I escaped to become a technical writer. When not planted firmly in front of the laptop translating Engineer into English, I enjoy gardening, running (even if it’s just to the 7-11 for slurpees), and reading books curled up with my kids. The best part of writing romance, however, is finally being able to answer the question: “So… what do you do with a PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures?”