Reviewed by Kat
TITLE: Get A Grip
SERIES: Bluewater Bay (book #19)
AUTHOR: L. A. Witt
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 300 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 24, 2017
If a tree falls in Bluewater Bay . . . could it be fate? A year after his divorce, Shane Andrews isn’t interested in dating—not that he has time, between three kids and a demanding job as a grip. When a windstorm knocks a tree onto one of the Wolf’s Landing soundstages, Shane’s there to help with the mess . . . and so is firefighter Aaron Tucker. A former smoke jumper, Aaron’s an adrenaline junkie and way too restless and reckless to be relationship material. As far as he’s concerned, monogamy is for penguins, and he’d rather be alone than tied down. Signing up to be a stepparent? No, thank you. But after a scorching-hot night together, they’re hooked. Aaron is a taste of the excitement Shane’s been lacking, and Shane’s pushing buttons Aaron didn’t know he had. The more they’re together, the less Aaron craves wild nights with other men . . . but the more Shane wants to play the field like he never got to in his twenties. This could be the love neither man knew he needed, but only if Shane gets his feet back on the ground before Aaron walks away.(less)
I really like when a book is pretty straightforward on what the two characters want…or at least think they want.
Shane Andrews is a single dad that has relocated his family to the Pacific Northwest due to his job on the Wolf Landings production. He is a grip and the recent freak storm has unleashed its fury on the sound stages he works on. His mind has a single purpose, get in and try and recover as much of the valuable equipment that he can before the down tree and pouring rain ruins it all. Those thoughts are completely unwired when the gorgeous silver fox fireman walks onto the premises and eyes him up. Later that night he realizes that a year drought has him miserable after his divorce and he needs to get laid! Low and behold who does he discover on his app but the same Silver Fox stud, Aaron Tucker. With both men wanting the same thing, no-strings attached sex, the chemistry is combustible. But when twinges of feelings begin to emerge will it be the end of the thrill seeking fireman and the single dad?
I was a bit fearful when I realized this was the nineteenth book in the series and I hadn’t read any of the previous books but that didn’t prove to be a problem for me at all. This book, although based around the production of a television series, worked well as a standalone.
I really liked both men. Shane has had a bit of a rough life. Single dad at eighteen, and then married, had twin sons and their mom left too. And now his pediatrician husband and him are divorced. He isn’t having much luck, if any, in the romance department. Now that his daughter and sons are old enough to leave home a bit, he is eager to sow those wild oats he missed out on when he was younger. Arron has also had some hard blows. He has relocated to the sound after he had a life altering injury on his last smoke jump in Eastern Washington. With his permanent firefighting career over he still can volunteer at the local department where he owns his own mechanic shop.
The one part that I was a wee bit disappointed in was the end. It looked like there was going to be my much needed HEA but it just ended. I could have used a tad more settling in.
The part I was definitely not disappointed in was the sexual chemistry between these two very sexy men. The sex was blistering and very appropriate for this hot story.
I definitely recommend this intriguing story and will be looking into the rest of the series. If it’s as good as this book I’min for a good, long treat!