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- Print Length: 72 pages
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- Publication Date: July 4, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B073QSGCKH
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,024 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Fear of Getting Burned (Eternal Flame Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Peter writes love stories, romances that involve men, and his manner in bringing these stories to life is very polished. He knows how to grab our attention with a fine opening paragraphs – ‘“Kyle, are you listening to me?” I jerked my head up at my friend and coworker, Juan Diaz. I hunched my shoulders in apology. “Ah, no. I’m sorry, man. I was distracted.” He shook his head, rolling his eyes and looking exceptionally annoyed. “Of course you were. This is why I don’t have a smart phone, man. It destroys social interaction. You’re more attached to a screen than the people around you.” I rolled my eyes. “Whatever you need to tell yourself, dude. What were you saying?” Diaz huffed a little, but he said, “Last night. That fire. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Molotov cocktail fire before. It’s just crazy that that could happen here and now, you know?” “Yeah.” I frowned. I’d been trying not to think about the previous night much. It’s not like I was afraid of fire— being a firefighter, it’s kind of hard to be afraid of the very thing you’re dedicating your life to dealing with— but arson still freaked me out. I’d seen burn victims, people in chronic condition because of smoke inhalation, and entire lifetimes of precious artifacts completely destroyed by fire. I’d never been able to wrap my brain around the idea of someone doing something so heinous on purpose. “Any word on why it happened?” “Who knows at this point?” Diaz sighed. “’ Could be racial, political, revenge… There are a lot of reasons people want to kill and destroy each other, you know. I heard that the guy who lives there is some weird, uptight German dude. Maybe he was attacked by, like, anti-Nazis. That would be a fun change of pace, huh?”
The plot is succinct for this short novella – ‘He's one hot firefighter who's afraid to get burned. When Kyle saves a sexy Jewish man from a fire, things start to really heat up. Growing up with a mother he couldn't count on, Kyle fears getting too close to someone. But as Kyle and Rick grow closer and their relationship blossoms into something more, Kyle falls for the man who tears down the walls around his heart. But when they both discover that the innocent fire that engulfed Rick was more deadly than they ever realized, Kyle struggles with the truth. Someone doesn't condone Rick's heritage or lifestyle and will stop at nothing until the gay Jewish man is dead. Now, Kyle is about to get a lesson of his own. With Rick's bravery and strength guiding him, Kyle learns that true love starts with trust. But can this firefighter fight the fear that's held him back his entire life? Two men fight the hatred in society that plagues all oppressed groups. But with their own courage and strength, they find a way to battle the fear that stifles them. Both men will learn the most important lesson of all: love always wins.’
Open the book and enjoy a well-written, erotic novel with a lot of significant social statements that keep the tension rising. A fine evening’s read. Grady Harp, July 17
After a second attempt to burn down Rick's home Kyle stays with him and begins to suspect he knows who set the house on fire. Kyle and Rick continue to train Pongo and begin a relationship. Overcoming fear is the reason Rick trains dogs and Kyle is still held by fear from words spoken to him by his mother when he was a child. Another fire is started, Pongo is a hero, Kyle saves Rick, the arsonist is caught, and Kyle finally believes he can love without fear.
I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.
Meeting later, Kyle finds out Rick is a dog trainer and agrees to let him train his dog. Rick is a totally dominant character who trains both the dog Pongo and in part the owner Kyle. Another attack on Rick in his new house leads to Kyle staying with him.
It turns out that the Fire Chief and the investigator doubt Rick's assertion that his first fire was caused by a Molotov cocktail. It turns out that Rick is being targeted because he is a German Jew. Surreptitious investigation shows that records about the fire have been altered. This aspect of the plot receives insufficient attention and it is never cleared up who actually altered the record.
A pleasant short story, however more attention could have been paid to different parts of the plot.
I received an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Rick is just different. From a different culture, region, country, etc. They just need to learn to communicate on a level that works between them. The attraction is certainly there for both sides, and this helps pave the way.
This story seems hot and cold. I found myself wondering if they should even get together. I was just not prepared for the personality clashes. Overall, a quick and simple read.
***I voluntarily reviewed an advanced copy of this book.
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