Friday, June 24, 2011

Review: Friendly Fire by Megan Hart

Synopsis (Goodreads):
DEA Agent Kendall Frasier doesn't want to see the man who shot and killed her partner. Zane Vincent wants to forget about the bust gone bad and the man he killed. When both officers arrive at the same tropical island for a department-regulated vacation, more heats up than just the sand and sun. Will they let their past prejudices keep them from giving in to their mutual attraction, or will Zane and Kendall both succumb to a little Friendly Fire?
My Thoughts:  This story is definitely on the short side but what it lacks in length it makes up for in sexiness.  Oh, ha!  I made a length reference.  In a review for a smutty book.  Excuse me while I go giggle like a 12-year-old for a minute.

Okay.  I'm back.  Now, while I don't normally care for contemporary romances, this one was fun.  Kendall was full of guilt over her partner's death- although not necessarily for the normal reasons- and Zane has to deal with the fact that his bullet was the one that ended Kendall's partner's life.  She's wound up in her anger and blame and takes it out on poor Zane.  He wants to put the incident behind him and have the chance to explore the attraction that flares between the two of them.

Zane and Kendall are combustible, as shown by one very HOT mutual masturbation scene (and let me tell you, the hotness shines through despite the characters being in separate rooms while self-pleasuring), and their inevitable relationship doesn't feel forced.  They're drawn to one another and once they're in each other's orbit they can't break free.

Sexy and real, Friendly Fire moves quickly and keeps the bedroom shenanigans coming.  And that's pretty awesome.

More books by Megan Hart

Reading challenges: The E-book Challenge, The Show Me the Free Challenge
Friendly Fire was a free download from Carina Press that I picked up on 06/24/11.

1 comment:

  1. I liked that although there was tension between Zane and Kendall they were able to work through their emotional conflicts without over the top drama. They are both very likeable characters and although they had both had been through a potentially life changing experience they seemed solid and emotionally grounded.

    The emotional tension combined with the sexual chemistry between Kendal and Zane created white-hot sparks early on. Although they were brought together by awkward circumstances the romance and physical relationship developed naturally and never seemed rushed as one might expect in a story of this length.

    Friendly Fire is a steamy romance laced with emotional conflict. I enjoyed my time with Zane and Kendall and although I was very satisfied with the story, I would not have complained if it was a bit longer.