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My Review of Controlled Burn – Firehouse 5 Book 2 by Em Petrova


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Controlled Burn
Firehouse 5 Book 2
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Fire Chief Pearce Johnson has been struggling with his attraction to fellow team member and special ops guy Mitch Morelli. In the sauna, long looks turn into a steamy self-love encounter. Pearce runs home and tells his wife of fifteen years all about it— resulting in a five-alarm blaze between them.

Ellie has always suspected her husband craves another relationship with a man. When he brings Mitch into their fantasies, she encourages Pearce to explore this newfound sexual link even as she longs for the big Italian firefighter to visit their bed. But taming two firemen might be tougher than she thinks.

Mitch can’t get enough of his rugged chief, or Ellie’s femininity. But on the job, his boss pushes him away and purposely avoids working with him. Wounded, Mitch is finished trying to see his lover’s point of view, until one perilous event makes them all wake up and realize love is too precious to ignore.

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Em Petrova writes some of the hottest scenes and this book is full of them right from Chapter 1.

Pierce is beginning a relationship one that could destroy his career. More importantly it could impact his marriage, he just didn’t know if it would be in a good or bad way.

Ellie knew this day would come years ago when Pierce confessed he was bisexual. With Pierce’s confession of wanting a relationship with Mitch, she is now squirming in anticipation at the thought of being with two men.

It was difficult to find a passage I could share because of all the explicit sizzling sex in this book but this was a favorite scene when Pierce tells Mitch of his wife’s request.

Pearce whirled, jamming a hand through his very short, dark hair as he did. “Dammit, Mitch, you know what I meant!”

“Do I? Seems strange to me. Alone, I’m good enough. But here, you’re afraid to even be around me. Partners. We’ve always been a team, man. Now I think you’re ashamed to call yourself a friend.”

“That’s not true.” Pearce’s voice shook. With anger or emotion? Mitch narrowed his gaze and tried to read him.

“No?”

“You know why things need to be kept quiet. I need this job to support my wife.”

Mitch cringed a bit at the mention of Ellie, whom he’d never want to hurt for all the world. “That’s right. Ellie…”

“Yeah, Ellie— the same woman who asked me last night to bring you into our bed!” He pitched his voice low, the furious tones coming out as a harsh rasp.

A spike of passion struck Mitch, spearing him to the floor. He licked his lips. “She wants that?”

“Hell yes! But we shouldn’t be speaking of it here, and you damn well know it! Now get out, get dressed and fucking meet me outside.
Petrova, Em. Controlled Burn (Firehouse 5 Series Book 2) (Kindle Locations 665-676). Kindle Edition.

While there is a good story here with the firehouse at the center, there is sex or thoughts of having sex on almost every page. There is no gradual to this relationship, it takes off at top speed and stays there. Panty melting and some hold your breath action as well. I would have liked a bit more ‘getting to know you’ especially when Pierces brings Mitch home the first time.

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My Review of One Fiery Night – Firehouse 5 Book 1 – by Em Petrova


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One Fiery Night
Firehouse 5 Book 1
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Firefighter Luke Puckett is determined not to get involved with a female since his brother perished fighting a fire, leaving his wife and four kids years ago. When Luke pulls a woman and her child out of a burning house, he’s stunned to find she’s his ex from his college days. Feelings of passion consume him once again for this recent divorcée. He fights to stay away from her, but his desire for her lush curves is impossible to battle.

Josie Springer escapes the enormous house fire with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter. As she begins to recuperate from her losses, she finds she’s gained something bigger since Luke walked back into her life. She’s always held a candle for this lover who dumped her with little explanation.

While their relationship sears between the sheets, Josie and Luke harbor personal doubts it will work. Can a near tragedy heal the wounds between them?

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It doesn’t take very long for sparks to fly after firefighter Luke Puckett saves his once college flame Josie and her daughter from their burning home. Luke doesn’t want to accept he still loves her, not while he believes their was something between her and his brother. This in spite of the fact his brother repeatedly told him otherwise. This is a favorite scene as Luke goes to the hotel to see Josie. It shows how really conflicted his was.

Heaving a sigh, Luke paced the lobby of the hotel, determined to go up to Josie’s room and apologize for what he’d said. How was he going to do that though? He couldn’t just barge into her room and tell her he didn’t really love her.

Because it would be a lie. The instant he’d had her in his arms again, that burning ember of passion had flared to life once more. It had almost cut his heart out to leave her in college, but he couldn’t have her lusting after his brother. Couldn’t have married her, wondering at every family function if the pair were stealing a moment together.

Ryan wouldn’t have done that.

What makes you think Josie would have? He took another turn past the vending machines and steeled himself for what was to come. Heading on to the elevator, he punched the button of her floor. The unit lurched upward. He leaned against the wall and flexed his fingers. They were still a little sore after the fire. He really should wear gloves but they were so obtrusive. And he wouldn’t have felt her body through them as he carried her and the little girl out.

Maggie, she’d called her. A child born to an unknown man whom Josie had fallen in love with and committed herself to. What had happened between them? Had her gaze wandered from him too?

The old betrayal seized Luke’s chest. He’d carried this grudge against Ryan for too long. Thank God he’d never allowed it to come between him and his brother, because Ryan’s life had been too short, and Luke never would have forgiven himself for something like that. It was bad enough carrying it inside all these years. He’d thought the anger long-ago dead, but Josie’s appearance had resurrected it, like opening a door only to find a wall of flame ready to surge out and capture him.

Did he really want to go through with this? He could ride back down to the lobby, walk out of the hotel and never see her again. In a city of this size, it was possible. And now he didn’t know where she lived.

“No, I’m doing it,” he said quietly to himself. His shadowy reflection on the silver wall didn’t tell him anything about how he looked, but he could guess. He looked like a fucking mess— exactly the way he felt inside.

The doors yawned wide. Automatically he looked right and left, down each hall, a part of his training as inherent as breathing. He could no more stop himself from checking for danger than he could stop himself from loving Josie.

He strode down the hall, keeping his steps even. If not, he’d break into a run. The urge to see her again was that strong. What was it about her that sucked him right in? The streaky blonde waves curling over her shoulders, heavy and full of body? Her full breasts and hips tapering to an impossibly tiny waist between? Even after bearing a child, her waist was still trim, though slightly rounded in a way that enflamed him more than ever. But more than her appearance, he remembered her laugh and her sweet-as-honey disposition.

Fuck, he had it bad.
Petrova, Em. One Fiery Night (Firehouse 5 Book 1) (Kindle Locations 202-228). UNKNOWN. Kindle Edition.

Josie doesn’t really want to love Luke, but he has held a place in her heart even throughout her failed marriage. When she finds out the real reason he broke it off in college she is more than just angry she is fuming.

Something has to give but will it be enough and will it be in time.

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Em Petrova lives in backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.

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My Review of Em Petrova’s Ridge – Rope ‘n Ride Book 3


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Ridge
Rope ‘n Ride Book 3
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Grab the popcorn—someone is about to get slapped or kicked on this episode of Rope ’n Ride.

The season finale of the Calhoun’ rodeo reality show ends with Ridge being stood up by the woman he loves and humiliated on national TV. If that isn’t bad enough, an old knee injury has him wincing every time he gets on the back of a bronco, making it difficult to put winning scores up on the board. But he’s determined to shake off his streak of bad luck—and all these marriage proposals from fans pouring in now that the show has aired.

Kashley grew up with the Calhouns, playing hide and seek in the cornfields while their fathers talked ranching. And she’s been in love with Ridge…well, forever. He’s never noticed and she’s too shy to make any attempts, but when she sees him struggling after his breakup, coming to his aid is a no-brainer. Which lands her on a whirlwind tour of rodeos, where she’s falling more for him while struggling to rein in his self-destructive behavior.

The cameras love to catch Ridge losing his cool, his family is riding him to cut it out and he can’t keep his eyes—or every other body part off Kashley. Then a secret is revealed that has him going after her ex even as his own ex pops into his life again. Between the drama, his old injury and Wranglers that fit too tight after being around the woman he shouldn’t toy with, Ridge is fed up. Plus he couldn’t be in love again so soon, right?

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Ridge is just so volatile, his pride has taken a major hit after being stood up at his planned engagement dinner. Now he is short tempered with anyone that mentions Anna’s name. On top of that his knee is injured and he is trying to hide it from everyone.

Kashley’s been in love with Ridge forever although he hasn’t a clue. Like most childhood friendships he doesn’t really see the woman, just the child. She’s out to change that, she is determined to help him with his injured knee and his anger. If that puts her in the friend category forever, so be it.

Neither of them expected the heat that would explode while traveling to the first Rodeo of the season. Here’s a peek as they get on the road to the first Rodeo of the season.

A heavy weight settled over him. Everything seemed so fucked up right now. He was in the middle of pushing out a big sigh when the truck door opened and Kashley bounced onto the seat, bringing her beachy scent with her.

She took one look at him and frowned. “Uh-oh.”

“What?”

“I know that look. Is your knee hurting you?”

“You obviously don’t know my look, because the knee’s fine.”

“Really?” She jiggled up and down, causing her breasts to bounce too.

He glanced away. “Yeah, it’s looser today. Not as stiff.”

“Must be the turmeric working its magic.” She reached over and closed her fingers around his knee. Extreme heat rocketed up his thigh, and his cock stirred. He pushed her hand away gently, not wanting to cause a fight before they’d even pulled out of the driveway.

She opened her mouth to say something, but Buck appeared at the driver’s window with a shit-eating grin. “You ready, Ridge?”

“Ready as ever. Eager to get on the road. Why do we have to caravan anyway?”

“You know it’s for the cameras. So they can zoom in on your scowl before you flip them the finger.”

He did so now, his middle finger touching Buck’s nose. He slapped his hand away and tapped the side of the truck. “Safe journey. Don’t get any speeding tickets.” He looked past Ridge to Kashley and waggled his brows at her.

Before Buck had taken a step away from the truck, Ridge said, “What the hell was that?”

Buck gave him a crooked smile. “Nothing. Just a little code for Kashley.”

Ridge swung her direction, and she wore a pretty blush over her high cheekbones. Her blue and brown eyes sparkled, though. “Is this true?” he asked her.

“Maybe.”

“Dammit, you’re telling me everything before we even get out of Tulsa. Get your seatbelt on, because it’s gonna take us two-point-three minutes.” He turned the key, revved the engine and stepped on the gas.

She squeaked as the truck launched down the driveway. “Why don’t you have a holy shit handle, Ridge?” She flailed around to find something to grip.

“Got ripped off.”

“By whom!”

“Wynonna. She didn’t like my driving, and you know she’s strong as a bull.” He reached over and yanked her seatbelt, tightening it across her chest. Kashley’s breasts bounced as they careened down the gravel driveway and made a right turn onto the highway.

“Slow down now,” she said.

“Not until you tell me what Buck was doing with that eyebrow code thing.” Shit, she was really bouncing around. Maybe he should slow down. Her breasts seemed ready to pop from her tank top.

His jeans shrank a little.

“I… Ridge!”

He’d done it— her top had worked down enough that he caught a hint of her bra.

Red. Satiny.

Fuck.

He let off the gas and drifted for a long way before the truck hit a more normal speed.

“Good thing it’s flat here. Maniac.” She threw him a look that told him that she’d actually enjoyed his antics. Well he’d known that about her, hadn’t he? She was a thrill seeker, always in the most jacked-up trucks with the loudest engines and the biggest tires.
Petrova, Em. Ridge (Rope ‘n Ride Series Book 3) (Kindle Locations 597-631).Kindle Edition.

This story just gets hotter from here. Then of course there are the Buckle Bunnies and the ex-fiance to help screw things up. I really enjoyed this book the Calhouns are growing up one at a time. I can’t wait for the next book!

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My Review of Ryder – Rope ‘n Ride Series Book 2 – By Em Petrova


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Ryder
Rope ‘n Ride Series Book 2
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Ryder Calhoun would rather face down an angry bull than commit to a relationship. And that’s exactly what every woman he encounters seems to be after. He’s a championship bull rider, and his family’s reality show is a big hit. He’s not into gold-diggers or Buckle Bunnies who are after the prize—him.

Joy Humphries is rodeo royalty—her dad is a big name in bull riding and she knows what the life’s all about. She also knows men like Ryder Calhoun. Strong, capable and reportedly dashing between the sheets, though Daddy wouldn’t let her hook up with a rodeo man even if she wanted to. But the more she’s around Ryder, the more she thinks he might be different. Or is that all an act for the cameras?

Ryder can’t complete a thought that doesn’t have Joy attached to it in some way. He doesn’t care if she’s slapping his face or letting him kiss her silly—just being around her is enough for him. Trouble is they can’t escape the camera crew, and her father seems to pop up around every turn. There’s also a not-so-little problem with her distracting him in the arena, and he needs these wins to help his family.

Maybe he should just give up on Joy, because the only thing worse than falling for a forbidden woman is doing it in front of reality TV cameras.

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I really can’t imagine having cameras following me day in and day out. The Calhouns have made it work, albeit with some reservations. As this tale unfolds, we get a bit more into the rodeo side of and also see more of life on the ranch.

I love Joy, she is feisty and quick witted, a perfect foil for Ryder. Her home, a ranch, where her father coaches up and coming bull riders, hoping to find the next champion. A favorite scene is in the beginning of the book, when Joy first meets Ryder.
She stopped dead. Face-to-face with the hunky cowboy. The blonde stood in front of him, toying with one of the patches on his shirt right over his pec. The cowboy looked past the blonde and directly at Joy.

Her heart gave a weird wobble. He’s not that great. I just have a weakness for cowboys because they’re forbidden.

“Riding bulls must be so hard,” the blonde said.

Rolling his eyes, the cowboy lightly grasped her wrist and pulled her hand away from his chest. “It’s not like painting your nails.” He looked at the pink claws on the hand he was holding and dropped it.

Joy found the urge to laugh irresistible and let it roll up her throat.

The cowboy looked straight at her and his eyes creased— God, they creased so adorably— and he pushed by the blonde to reach Joy.

Shit, now she was stuck. She’d been caught listening and there was no getting away from this cowboy even if she could uproot her boots from the dirt.

Now that her mind had caught up to her libido, she realized she knew him. Recognized him from TV. “You’re on that reality show Rope ’n Ride.”

He groaned so low that she wondered if she’d imagined it. There was a lot of noise around them.

He reached for his hat brim and gave it a tug. “Ryder Calhoun.”

“Joy Humphries.”

He blinked at her slowly. Then he let his gaze drop from her eyes to her lips and back to her eyes. She had her mother’s lips, too—“ kissing” lips some guy had once told her.

“Humphries. Are we talking rodeo royalty?” His drawl was back, deeper than before and doing brand new things to her body. The energy between them zapped her in all the right places, but she couldn’t act on it.

She nodded. “My father’s Thunder Humphries.”

“Damn, should I bow to you or something?”

She smiled and shook her head. “Maybe it’s you I should bow to. A big-time TV star.”

This time his groan was unmistakable, and she got the feeling he liked his position as much as she liked being the daughter of a famous bull rider. She never could be sure if people liked her because of who her father was or for herself.

“I’d kiss your hand, but they’re both full,” Ryder said.

She remembered the burger and lemonade. “Yeah, I’d better eat and get back to work. It was nice meeting you, Ryder.”

When she started walking away, she wasn’t surprised to find him keeping step with her, but unlike the last cowboy, she didn’t mind this one. Which was dangerous.

“Back to work? What are you doing here in Austin?”

“Helping my father. He’s coaching a few rising stars.”

“Ah.” The short response gave Joy the feeling he didn’t like having more competition, let alone ones coached by Thunder Humphries.

“Why aren’t you in the PBR? You’ve got what it takes,” she said, navigating around a cluster of guys standing in the way talking.

“Hmm, your father is a founder of the PBR, right? Are you selling memberships like Girl Scout cookies now?”

She laughed again— she couldn’t help it. Being back where she belonged made her feel so free and happy. And she liked having Ryder there. His body heat washing over her side made her skin prickle, but most of all she liked what she saw under his sexy exterior. So far, he’d revealed his disdain for a silly Buckle Bunny and his fame.

Maybe this cowboy had some substance.
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There is a lot of family drama going on, and hostility toward the constant cameras. Finding time to be alone with Joy is one of Ryder’s goals, so he needs to get creative about it. Of course trying to keep it a secret from Joy’s father is a challenge as well. After all, he doesn’t want his little girl with a rodeo cowboy. Of course there are also the ever present Buckle Bunnies, they can give a girl cause to doubt her cowboy’s word. All that and a mix of sizzling hot sex, and maybe even a sniffle or too.

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My Review of Buck – Rope ‘n Ride Series Book 1- By Em Petrova


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Buck
Rope ‘n Ride Series Book 1
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It ain’t easy being a rodeo reality star—especially when you’re expected to marry your ex.

After a TV network approaches the six Calhoun family members about doing a rodeo reality show, they jump on the opportunity for even more income needed to keep their ranch in the family. But now that Buck’s knee-deep in film crews, he wishes like hell he could un-sign his name from that contract. Having his personal business aired is no damn fun, and America doesn’t know his fiancée broke things off with him.

Channing loved Buck the moment she spotted him on top of his powerful horse. But she’s had enough of his cool, emotionless personality and she wants out. Only she signed up for this reality series, and she needs that cold hard cash to keep her brother out of the hands of the thugs he owes for gambling debts.

For Buck and Channing, pretending all is well is difficult. Keeping their hands off each other is impossible, and throwing the film crews off their horny scent is a challenge that’s becoming fun. Channing is starting to view Buck in a brand new light. And he sees her true colors when she finds a way to help the whole Calhoun family. Maybe she really will get that wedding ring and his last name.

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Nothing like a reality show to add stress to everything. With an obnoxious cousin trying to take their ranch the Calhoun’s have rallied together to but it back from him. Channing has her own issues. With a gambler brother who owes more than he can pay and wondering if her relationship with Buck is only really good sex.

Then we have Buck’s  calf roping partner, Asher. His wife ends up in rehab leaving him with their two young daughters to take care of.  This causes a lot of stress on the main money maker, the Rodeo. A favorite scene is with Channing taking care of the girls and they escape from the motel room.
“Where the hell did they go?” She’d gone into the bathroom for two minutes and come out and they were gone. Nobody had a key but her, so it wasn’t possible that Asher had come looking to take his little girls to breakfast.

A muffled giggle sounded, and she whirled. “The little shits are outside!” She was only wearing a bra and panties. Hell, were they even dressed? She grabbed the first thing she saw— Buck’s T-shirt, and threw it on while jerking open the door. Two little dark-haired imps stood on the sidewalk like the twins from The Shining. At this point, they seemed as evil.

Channing dragged in a deep breath, almost asphyxiating herself on the exhaust from an idling truck and trailer not far away. At that moment, one of the competitors, Chip, came around the corner of his truck and spotted her. She wasn’t wearing pants. Was this how mothers felt? If so, she didn’t relish the thought of starting a family.

“Get your little bodies in here,” she whispered angrily to the little girls, who just laughed as they ran inside.

“Howdy, Channing.” Chip lifted his hat to her.

“Hi, Chip.” She couldn’t turn around— Buck’s T-shirt probably wasn’t even covering her ass. Sliding her foot to the side, she did a funny shimmying step back to the door. But she’d forgotten her key inside and Asher’s spawn had locked her out.

Frustration lit her fuse and she turned to pound on the door, uncaring about Chip looking at her ass and bare legs. “Let me in! Montana, Maddie! Open the door!”

More giggles.

Yep, she was definitely going to figure out how to remain childless for the rest of her days. If quiet, kind Asher produced hellions like these, she couldn’t imagine what a Calhoun child would be like.

Not that she’d ever find out anyway. She and Buck were not getting married. Well they might have to stage a wedding but there definitely would not be a marriage license.

She groaned and pounded her forehead on the door twice. “Dammit.”

“Dammit!” one of the girls said from inside. The other one squealed and repeated it.

Great. Now I’ve corrupted them. No, they’re probably plotting to exhaust me, then kill me in my sleep.
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Lots of emotional ups and downs for everyone not just Buck and Channing. Lots of sizzling hot sex in spite of the insecurities. I just had to keep turning the pages to see what kind of a twist would happen next.

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