Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: Fire & Ice: A Guns & Hoses Novel
SERIES: Guns & Hoses
AUTHOR: Brenda Cothern
PUBLISHER: Brenda Cothern Books, Inc.
LENGTH: 246 Pages
Lukas Wolf has no desire to have a partner. He doesn’t need any help, especially from some young graduate with no field experience, to catch a serial arsonist who is escalating in the county.
Austin Kinsley moved to Tampa Bay to reconnect with his cousin, Thomas Flame, and to apply for an arson investigator position with the county. Of course, getting his dream job is the easy part. Working with his new partner, Lukas Wolf, and finding what he needs to satisfy his craving for pain might be more difficult.
Finally another Guns & Hoses book! I was super excited to see this book and be able to carry on the story in the first book of the series. This time the story turns to Austin Kinsley, the cousin of Thomas Flame from the first book.
Austin has recently received his Master’s Degree with highest honors and is looking for a job. He has been offered positions with the FBI, Homeland Security and other government agencies, but he isn’t interested in working for the federal government.
Instead he wants to work in Tampa, FL, where he can reconnect with his favorite cousin, Tommy Flame. Things are great, he interviews for the job and things are going as planned. That is until he meets the man who would be his partner if he is hired. Instant dislike from both sides, but more so from the side of Lukas Wolf. He doesn’t want a partner, doesn’t think he needs a partner, and especially doesn’t want a wet behind the ears college graduate with absolutely no experience!
Things get worse when Austin gets the job. Will Wolf ever thaw towards Austin? Will Tommy figure out there is something “off” about his cousin? Will Austin be able to hide the huge tattoo on his back and his love of BDSM?
What will happen when Austin runs into Wolf in a BDSM club in Orlando? Things are about to get real! How will it affect their work relationship? Will Wolf figure out that Austin is the man in the mask? Enough teasers, you’ll have to read the book to get the answers!
I highly recommend this book and this author. I’m not usually into books with a lot of BDSM, but this one was good. A couple BDSM scenes and some discussion, but not in so much detail that it would cause anyone to be squeamish. This book could easily be read as a standalone, but I’d recommend you read both anyway! Brenda Cothern continues to deliver very readable stories that keep the reader enthralled from cover to cover. Fire & Ice is no exception, and personally, I can’t wait for her next one!