Dark and brooding firefighter Brad Archer has spent months denying his attraction to his roommate, Police Officer Gavin Connolly. Gavin is just the kind of guy he likes, tall, tough and buff enough to actually handle Brad’s big size and rough nature.
To hide his real feelings Brad holds the handsome, seemingly straight cop at arms length until a shooting at work leaves Gavin a little too vulnerable to ignore. What starts out as a simple attempt to comfort his roommate blows up into something wild, sexual and wholly unexpected when Gavin wants more from Brad than a strong, firefighter’s shoulder to lean.
The sexual magnetism drawing the two of them together forces secrets to be revealed and though the sex is mind-blowing it may not be worth weathering the storms their relationship could stir up. In order to protect him Brad realizes he loves Gavin enough to let him go. The problem is – The stubborn cop may not let him.
“’S good,” Brad mumbled breathlessly, his voice heavy and sated with sex. “I’m keeping you.”
I loved it!
An emotional, funny, hot read, the love story of two gorgeous men…
Roommates: a fireman and a cop, secretly longing for each other for months, until once on a drunken night… Not so special, you would think, but it is!
Brad remembered with stunning clarity the reason why he kept his distance from Gavin. He was too fucking handsome. The contrast between his black hair and light eyes was startling. His face was both beautiful and masculine with his hard jaw and full lips. And his body… Jesus.
Packing Heat balances between serious and light perfectly, with well-drawn, distinguishable, and delectable characters, drama, doubts, problems, laugh-out-loud dialogues, devastatingly hot sex scenes, and a really sweet epilogue – all on only a couple of pages.
Then there was Brad – more butch than Gavin, always in charge, no-apologies-for-being-gay Brad. With dark hair and eyes black as sin, the sexy battalion chief had been the subject of Gavin’s fantasies since the first time he’d laid eyes on him.
Brad demands honesty, and is not into games, which makes things much easier. No wonder, they fall for each other quickly. Later Brad forgets his own rule, falling over himself trying to estrange Gavin in order to give him the possibility to have a family and to protect him from being bullied for being a gay. I loved the cuff-scene, where Gavin forces him to be honest and open. Tears, laughter, intimacy, and sex in one scene! It’s truly amazing!
“Are you trying to seduce me, Mr. Archer?”
“Absolutely. I plan to wine and dine you properly; then I’m going to drag you home and take total fucking advantage of you.”
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Daily Quotes by Exina, from quote 547 to 553.