Hook & Ladder 69: Eighteen Authors…One sexy firehouse
Charity anthology. 18 related short stories.
I am not usually an anthology person. I need to know how much I have left and when my story will end. I feel the need to read every story in an anthology, and many books like this are usually just filled with teasers. This was not the case in Hook & Ladder 69. Each story (I think except one) was a full and complete story, which left me wanting more, but not because they were incomplete, but because I was really enjoying them!
Hook & Ladder 69 is a little different than most anthologies. Each story relates to each other a bit, so it reads more like a regular book. It all focuses on the emergency workers connected to Fire Station 69. Two stories were completely related and must be read together, but the rest focused on different couples, but there are always mentions and cameos of characters from other stories. Especially Oz. Love him!
The contributing authors include:
Sarah M. Cradit
Mary Catherine Gebhard
Kristen Hope Mazzola
Morgan Jane Mitchell
All profits benefit The Burned Children Recovery Foundation
is a national recovery agency that has provided Emotional Support and
Financial Aid to Burned Children and
their Families since 1989.
For more information about this foundation: http://www.burnedchildrenrecovery.org
Hook & Ladder 69 had some sweet stories, some panty melting HOT stories, some m/m stories, some emotional stories and some funny stories. I loved the variety and how they all tied into the firehouse. When I began to read, I took notes on each story with the intent of reviewing and rating them individually, but quite honestly, I enjoyed them all almost the same. The first story, Five Alarm, by Emme Burton may have been my favorite, and it got me sucked into the book. But the romances brought a little of everything like second chance romances (a few), brother’s best friend, single mom, mystery, excitement, and more. I think I wrote a note at the end of each one that said “I want more!” yet they didn’t leave you hanging.
I gobbled up the whole thing in a day, and now I have a whole bunch of new authors to check out!
I am not going to do my regular likes and dislikes for this book, because it just doesn’t work for an anthology. Basically, I liked everything, especially that profits go to charity.
Rating: 4.5 Stars, 4.5 Heat
Purchase Hook & Ladder 69 at the limited time price of 99¢
We made out like drunken, horny teenagers all the way to his apartment building, in the elevator, and down the hall.
Mitch slammed me into his door, never parting his lips from mine as he fumbled for his keys in his pocket.
The door flew open behind me and I went flying into a bare apartment straight into boxes—falling, crashing, screaming, embarrassed.
“Holy fuck are you ok?” Mitch grabbed me, pulling me into his strong arms as he laughed a little. “Well, I guess I need new dishes.”
I gripped his shoulders as he kissed my neck, pressing me against his newly painted wall. “Sorry?”
“Don’t be. I hated those pieces of shit anyway.”
Mitch unclasped my bra, letting me shimmy out of it and throw it across the room. Then he put his hand in the middle of my chest, pressing me against the wall before dropping to his knees as he yanked my skirt up and pulled my pink thong down around my ankles.
His hot breath danced over my soaking clit as my knees started to quake. With his free hand, Mitch traced circles over my inner thigh as he gently let his tongue glide over my swelling bud. I cried out from the simplest caress.
“Just wait, babe. You ain’t felt nothing yet.” Mitch’s words were barely audible as his flattened tongue spread my folds.
I held on tight, panting and moaning uncontrollably with my eyes slammed shut.
“God, you taste so good.” He breathed right before forcefully shoving his fingers into my wetness and in an instant I was done. My orgasm built up and crashed around me within seconds and I was a puddle on the floor.
Mitch scooped me until into his arms, kissing me sweetly. “I told you, love, there’s still more to come.”