Title: Controlled Burn
Series: Kilgore Fire #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.
July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: her or the SWAT team.
Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her.
July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.
A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.
July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.
Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?
Controlled Burn is book four in the Kilgore Fire series, and these firefighters are getting hotter and hotter. I am love with all of the guys from this series, and Dean “PD” Hargrove is another man who will leave you breathless.
PD and July were the perfect couple, or so they thought until PD announces he is joining the SWAT team. July realizes she cannot deal with the reality that PD may never come home one day. It’s just too much for her to bear for fear of losing the man she loves. She does the only thing she knows to do to protect her heart, but that leaves them both alone and suffering.
Now, one year later, after realizing they are both so miserable without the other and trying to just pretend to be happy, they know they are meant to be together. It’s not an easy task by any means. The struggles are hard, but their love is what keeps them both strong. PD is hot, sexy, and has a huge heart. But, don’t get me wrong, he did make me furious quite a few times, too. He irritated me so much at times that I didn’t think I would like him as much I did, but he proved himself to be such a good guy by the end.
This book has twists that I didn’t expect, the sex scenes in this book were hotter than the previous books, and the love between July and PD is felt throughout their relationship. I am in love with this series and these badass men, and after reading this 4 star book, I can’t wait to see what Lani comes up with next.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.