Fighting fire with fireHe is Boss Mackenzie, bush fire fighter.She is Emma Spencer....suspected arsonist.For a brushfire to start three things have to be present - fuel, heat and oxygen. Two of the conditions could exist for a long, long time until the third was supplied. For Emma Spencer the third condition was Mackenzie.Bushfires seem to follow Emma and her touring theatFighting fire with fireHe is Boss Mackenzie, bush fire fighter.She is Emma Spencer....suspected arsonist.For a brushfire to start three things have to be present - fuel, heat and oxygen. Two of the conditions could exist for a long, long time until the third was supplied. For Emma Spencer the third condition was Mackenzie.Bushfires seem to follow Emma and her touring theater company across the Outback. As far as Mackenzie was concerned there was no smoke without fire. With Emma around it looked as though it was going to be a hot November - in all senses of the word....
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Hot November Reviews
This started out a bit slow, but wow, this was a very good book. I loved the interactions between Mackenzie and Emma. They had fantastic chemistry, and a powerful bond that drew them back together when circumstances threatened to push them apart. Mackenzie is very much a manly man, and it was in an utterly appealing way. He didn't come off as macho and neanderthalish at all, even though Emma interpreted him that way at first. Instead he had a lot of the positive alpha hero traits that I hope to find in a so-called alpha hero but find lacking instead. I loved the descriptions of the Outback, all the imagery that contributed to the theme of Heat and Fire. There was a drought and Mackenzie is part of the fire brigade, which plays a major part in this story, but it also underlines the fiery sexual tension between Mackenzie and Emma. Even though the love scenes aren't descriptive, there is plenty of heat because of the manner in which the author builds up the attraction between the couple. Also, you can see that they really grow to love each other. Emma's issues with marriage could have been annoying, but I could understand her reluctance, and it showed how much Mackenzie wanted to be with her, that he was willing to be patient and work through those with her. Her love for him helps her to realize that she wants more, and to consider what she might be giving up out of fear.I found this book very satisfying, despite the slow start. I didn't want to put it down last night and go to bed. I had to finish it. And I was keyed up after I finished, so it took a while to go to sleep, but this is one of those books that's worth missing out on a little sleep for. I recommend it to readers of short category contemporary romance. I don't think it will disappoint. I also enjoyed Married to the Man and Titan'S Woman, and off to find more of her books. I can see she is really good at writing the manly type of hero, which is a definite plus!Overall Rating: 4.5/5.0 stars.
Meh. I'm not crazy about books where the hero:1) spends almost the entire book engaged to another woman -- although, in this book, he was only "almost" engaged for most of it...he actually did get engaged to the OW near the end and the heroine saw the announcement in the newspaper2) doesn't want to be attracted to the heroine so he's not all that nice to her and is, at times, downright insulting3) doesn't choose her 'til near the end -- actually, he didn't choose her at all...(view spoiler)[ The fiancee left 1 week before the wedding because she wanted time to think. She came to see the heroine for help because she couldn't think with her father and the hero around and she wanted the heroine to help her hide out.The hero came to the heroine's town looking for his fiancee (or "kitten" as he calls her -- blech). It's been 5 months since he's seen or had contact with the heroine. He came looking for his fiancee because he was still going to go through with the wedding. I don't care what his reasons for marrying the fiancee are or if he was kind of relieved that she called it off. The facts are --1) he didn't come to town for the heroine2) he came to bring his fiancee back and would still have married her if she had changed her mind. (hide spoiler)]...so the heroine got the hero by default.Wow, that's so romantic.The author's writing style was good; I guess I didn't like the plot choices she used to convey romance. I have other books of hers on my tbr list, so I hope that "hero engaged to/involved with OW, resists heroine through insults, etc." isn't her m.o.Oh yeah, one more thing. After all that, she said "I love you" first. That bugged me.
The chemistry is "hot", but more importantly it feels very real. Emma and Mackenzie's first meeting is antagonistic but they feel the instant pull of attraction, and are loath to avoid it. I especially like how Charlton handles their relationship even after they admitted they loved each other. It made me truly think, "OK, this may just work out for them, for good, forever."This was rather poignant for me too given how fresh in our minds the most devastating Victorian bushfires still are, and how dangerous and brave a job it is for the people who volunteer themselves to put them out.
Just read this story, and it reminded me of the fallen firefighters of Arizona. Too sad. :(