Review: All Fired Up by Morticia Knight

Officer Shawn Everly patrols the Strip. Fireman Trent Marshall saves him when danger strikes. But it’s uncertain whether Trent can save himself from getting his heart broken by Shawn.

The party never ends on the Las Vegas strip, but neither does the danger. Officer Everly is new to the beat, having recently relocated to Vegas from Los Angeles. Foot patrol on The Strip is a demanding assignment because he’s up close and personal with the public. But what he’d really like to do is get up close and personal with Station 32’s hunky fireman, Trent Marshall.

Trent has been a fireman for over ten years and is dedicated to his job. He’s built tough and is a no-nonsense man of few words. At a local blood drive, Trent meets the handsome new officer on foot patrol, but won’t let himself get too close. He’s lost love before when his policeman lover was killed in the line of fire.

During an emergency, Trent’s over-protective instincts kick in when he believes Shawn is in harm’s way. He ends up embarrassing and angering Shawn in front of their fellow officers, which seems as though it will end any hope of Trent having a chance with the young man he can’t push from his mind.

Shawn can’t decide whether he wants to punch or kiss Trent. Kissing wins. Once they spend some time together away from the stresses of their jobs, they find that they’re not just compatible—they’re combustible.

But Trent can’t seem to accept that there are hazards that come with working in law enforcement. Right as they’re discovering how much they mean to one another, the danger escalates on The Strip. The underground vigilante group, The Citizens Against Immorality, have raised the stakes. Will Shawn and Trent be their next targets?

Shawn and Trent have already been eying each other. They feel the chemistry (so does everyone else around them) but neither will make the first move. Luckily, Trent has no self control and decided to carry Shawn away from a dangerous scene. Yeah, you can guess how well that went over with Shawn, but hey, it's a fun way to get the ball(s) rolling. Heh. 

Police and firefighter? Yes, please! Trent was way overprotective over Shawn, but it made sense with his past and I liked how they worked through it together. I especially liked that it didn't become an all the time issue. Shawn allowed Trent to take care of him, even if it was overboard at times. But he let him because it made Shawn happy. 
"It was kind of cute how Trent melted around him, turned into a fuzzy teddy bear worrying over him. A warm squishy feeling gathered low in his belly. He was guilty of some melting too."
I love when macho guys turn into goo.

Shawn was alpha to a point, but not in the same way as Trent. In a pairing like this so often both men are super-alpha so Shawn's character was a nice change. Once their relationship really got going I really liked them together. They had a nice balance. Shawn dealt with Trent's alpha tendencies perfectly. Such a hardship, I'm sure. Plus, he was the perfect bottom for Trent. 

Trent and that filthy, dirty mouth of his. Oh, the things that boy says. He got Shawn all nice and worked up, he did.

It took a while for me to get into this. It was as slow start and I wasn't really into Trent or Shawn in the beginning. Also, a whole hell of a lot of stuff happened on the Vegas strip in a short amount of time. It felt a little unnatural at times but that didn't last for too long and I really loved the last half of the book.

Great start to what is bound to be a hot and fun series. Cops and firefighters in Vegas? Yeah, definitely a winning combo.

A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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