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Series: Men of Marietta #2
Title: Flirting With Fire
Author: Kate Hardy
Publisher: Montana Born, Tule Publishing
Published: March 21st, 2017
This is the second story in the Men of Marietta series, the first being Tempting the Deputy by Heidi Rice. It continues on from the Bachelor Bake-off series but you don’t need to have read those stories to appreciate this one, though it does mean you know many of the characters and places involved. The key elements for this new series are the hunky first responders – cowboys, firefighters, medics, lawmen, pilots, etc – who are to pose for a calendar to raise money to help fund the development of Harry’s house, a community driven project to honour Harry who was tragically killed whilst trying to help an elderly couple. The project is to develop a safe place for children to go before and after school, a place where they can have support, activities and so much more whenever they need it. This first story tells how the idea of the pin up hotties calendar started and stars Charlie Foster and Logan Tate . . . this one has their siblings as the main characters!
Emily Foster is Charlie’s older twin sister and she’s always been the sensible, rule follower – exactly the opposite of Charlie. When Charlie lets her know that she’s fallen in love and going to be staying in Marietta, Emily just has to secretly go to ensure Charlie isn’t being fooled by a money-grabbing man who is out to use her trust fund, something that’s happened to Emily in the past. When she goes for her first walk in the town a driver goes straight through a puddle, drenching Emily in the muddy water. After this inauspicious start, Em discovers that Charlie seems to be liked and appreciated in the town and everyone seems to say good things about the love of her life, too. She goes out to the Double T ranch to surprise Charlie and then discovers that the driver of the vehicle which soaked her is none other than Charlie’s future brother-in-law, Lyle Tate. Lyle has a reputation for being a charming, adrenaline junky who rescues others but he’s anything but charming to Emily – they clash from the outset! However, both have secrets and their attitudes are used to protect their vulnerable hearts. They’re also very attracted to each other! Can they learn to trust each other and their feelings? Will they reveal their secrets and let their love grown and blossom?
This is another brilliant addition to the series with great characters, plenty of back story for both main characters and anguish galore before they can achieve their HEA. I’m looking forward to reading more from this series and can’t help be remain impressed with the way the Tule team bring to life Marietta and its inhabitants whilst having a team of authors completing different books in the series – talk about brilliant collaboration and cooperation!
I received a copy of this story via NetGalley and this is my honest review after reading it.
Meet Mr. July…
When meticulous rule-follower Emily Foster meets adrenaline junkie Lyle Tate, the last thing she wants to do is get involved with him–especially as her twin sister has fallen in love with his older brother.
But under his charming, reckless, sexy exterior, Tate’s the kind of man who rescues people. Can Emily break her rules enough to learn that she can trust Tate with her heart? And will Tate let Emily close enough to learn his deepest, darkest secrets and let her prove to him that he’s worthy of love?