Series: The Everyday Heroes World
Release Date: February 25th, 2021
To my friends.
And worst of all, to myself.
But he makes me question everything I wanted, everything I thought I knew. From the corner office I’ve long coveted to my relationship with my recently deceased father.
Now I’m at a crossroads. My head knows my future is back in Boston, but my heart is telling me otherwise.
I will read any Jenna Hartley book written in a heartbeat, because she always writes about strong women and their journeys as well as their connections and relationships with equally strong and interesting men. In Hotshot, she does just that with Audrey and Ethan.
Audrey is a hotshot lawyer in Boston and after the death of her estranged father, she returns to her small home town in California to take care of all his affairs. Little does she know that while her father wasn’t being a great father to her, he had taken someone else under his wing. Ethan was once a hotshot firefighter and is now building tiny homes for people around town. When Audrey and Ethan are brought together by her father’s last will and they have to figure out how to navigate this new predicament, things start to get hot.
“I’d never felt such anger toward a woman, mixed with longing. It was…confusing. And maddening. She was maddening.”
And not necessarily hot in the steamy kind of way, not at first anyway. Audrey and Ethan are both extremely stubborn people and even though working together would be beneficial, they’ve got their issues. Ethan doesn’t believe that Audrey wants to help protect her father’s legacy, while Audrey doesn’t believe that Ethan is the right person to do any of this work. And they butt heads, they fight and they get frustrated with each other a lot.
I love how much they hate each other at first, and how they don’t trust that the other person is the right person to do this job, but I also love how they come together and overcome all of this. For the first half of the book, Audrey and Ethan find all kinds of ways to piss each other off, but then when she needs help and Ethan steps in, suddenly all of that iciness fades away and becomes something more. I enjoyed that transition and I enjoyed watching Ethan break down Audrey’s walls. That was another thing I really liked – because she’s the tough one in the suit and he’s the free bird.
“You’re the best thing in my life. You help me not just sparkle, but shine.”
Hotshot was a fast read featuring enemies to lovers in a seriously hot and steamy romance. I finished it in one sitting and like I mentioned before, I will read anything Jenna Hartley writes because she has a way with words and her characters. The book is a standalone in the Everyday Heroes World by K. Bromberg, so you don’t have to have read the other books in order to enjoy this one!
Thanks to Jenna Hartley & Wildfire Marketing Solutions for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.