Series: Kilgore Fire #2
Published by Self-Published on June 2, 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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Also by this author: Put Out, Beard Mode, I Like Big Dragons and I Cannot Lie, Fear the Beard, Son of a Beard, I'm Only Here For the Beard, Double Tap, Center Mass, Lights To My Siren, Halligan To My Axe, Whiskey Neat, Bang Switch, Jack & Coke, Vodka on the Rocks, Bad Apple, Shock Advised, Charlie Foxtrot, Oxygen Deprived, Kill Shot, Controlled Burn, Coup De Grace, Rusty Nail, Execution Style, Counter to My Intelligence
Also in this series: Put Out, Shock Advised, Oxygen Deprived, Controlled Burn
Masen Crisfield fell in love with Booth Jones when she was sixteen years old. Booth was the love of her life. The rock she needed to get her through the day. Then she rips his heart out while he’s deployed, leaving him wondering just what he’d done to warrant something so severe as a breakup that neither of them wanted.
Stubbornness is their middle name, and ten long years pass before either one of them try to breach the gap.
Circumstances force Booth to come home, and within an hour of him being back in his home town, there she is. Right back in the forefront of his mind where he knows she shouldn’t be.
The day he starts his first civilian job at Kilgore Fire Department, his worst fear of seeing Masen is realized. And not only does he see her, but he sees her with another man. A fellow firefighter that he has to trust with his life.
It soon becomes apparent that they are both still just as much in love with each other now as they were the moment they met. But there’s a problem. Booth’s married, and Masen’s in a committed relationship.
They fight the pull with everything they have, but they’re both about to learn the true meaning of flash point as their lives crash together. Their love consuming everything in it’s path.
**Author Note: there is absolutely NO cheating in this book.**
Ooo wee! Me and Flash Point by Lani Lynn Vale have been through some things and they all happened before I opened it’s pages!
I have to laugh to myself because never have I ever been scared to read a Lani Lynn Vale story, never. I wasn’t afraid there would be cheating involved, because I know that Lani Lynn Vale would never have one of her heroines or heroes commit adultery (if they’re married) or to cheat. My fear was the amount of expected heartache I would have to endure while I was reading Flash Point.
Other than the heartaches I received from the beginning portion of Flash Point, throughout the rest of the story the heart pains were dialed down to low.
Once everything between Booth and Masen was laid out in the open, the issues they had that prevented them from being together past that point rested on their shoulders due to their bull-headedness and their pride. Because of this I wasn’t all that sympathetic towards them from that first moment of truth all the way into the current story.
Now, when they finally got their acts together things go hot…and then weird.
It seemed like once things were finally going good for Masen and Booth the nuisance of a sinister character started to manifest itself in way that almost proved fatal.
The one downside that I found with Flash Point, and what I’m right now trying to convince myself didn’t really happen, was the disconnect I felt in the relationship between Masen and Booth when they reconciled. I want to deny this because they are perfect for each other, but in the midst of them getting back together something shifted and made their romantic journey, even their sex scenes, boring to me. I really wanted to like them to the very end, but I can’t help how I feel or even my reaction to them. Maybe it was since they were so wrapped up in each other that they didn’t see the threat right in front of them, literally, that I couldn’t take them serious. I don’t know, maybe they’ll work better for you all.
Bottom line, Flash Point by Lani Lynn Vale is a story I wouldn’t mind reading again just because of how funny, twisted, and relatable it all was. As always, another story by Lani Lynn Vale, a story full of humor, suspense, love, and hope has satisfied me yet again.