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?
|July and Dean seem like the perfect couple, you can tell how much they love each other BUT July can't take the added stress of PD (Dean) joining the SWAT team. She has her reasons why this upsets her so much and she just can't handle it. When PD says it's over, she doesn't even fight him on it. She just walks away.|
They're both miserable, not happy at all but going through the motions. When circumstances throw these two together, you can literally feel the heat these two generated.
July is an accident prone woman, she's sassy and stands up for herself. Dean is an alpha who will let nothing stand in his way to get July back in his life for good. This book of course has LLV humor that I've come to expect and love in each of her books. I always laugh out loud at least once when reading her books.
Is July stronger than she was before, will she be able to handle his jobs better or will she continue to make him feel guilty each time he leaves? Will PD be able to make her see his side of it?
I will admit I kind of felt that the last part of the book was rushed, I had unanswered questions too. This is a complete stand alone in a great series.
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.