Review: Love on Fire

Love on Fire
Love on Fire by Zach Jenkins

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Firefighters don’t date other guys.

Clay Brown has always wanted just one thing: to be a firefighter. He even has the girl of everyone else’s dreams, until she dumps him to chase her own career. Newly single, Clay bumps into the only guy who ever made him feel alive – and who he almost kissed back in high school, before losing his nerve.

He burned me before. Never again.

Ezra Kaufman may be lonely, but he’s not stupid enough to make the same mistake twice. When Clay saves his mother, Ezra is smart enough to keep his distance. Clay may send out all the right signals, but Ezra knows from experience that the hot firefighter isn’t willing to go public with an openly gay man like him.

Some fires refuse to go out.

Once sparks fly there’s no going back, but can there possibly be a future when both men fear commitment, or will it take the heat of a fire to forge something new?

Love on Fire is a steamy, standalone gay for you romance novel with no cliffhangers.

The book had its good parts but often it felt – unfortunately – a bit bumpy and clumsy… There weren’t relevant editorial mistakes but some connections between the character weren’t that logic or well balanced imo.
I guess a lot of potential to have a good gay for you/out for you was given away. It wasn’t an unpleasant read but I expected more, at least the spark wasn’t as strong as normal.

The two character, Clay and Ezra, are two charming boys, looking good in their own definition and well fitting although they are quite the opposite.
The biggest problem I had was the unbalanced way of the emotions… I really tried to follow the flow from being interested to totally fascinated.

Another lack of the story were the aspect with Clay’s ex-girlfriend. I don’t have anything against women and break-ups in books, sometimes they give the story a bit drama and pushes the characters. This time it felt added – and it wasn’t particular necessary. Also the sudden reappearance of the ex-girlfriend at the end seemed a bit undecided and rushed… As well as the outcome.
It was also a bit annoying that Clay and David, although they know each other for so long didn’t really talked about severe topics and aren’t that open to each other… I expected more…
Another thing was also the relationship between Ezra and his mother… There were also strange things in their behaviour which could have been either faded out or better explained.

I don’t hate the book and was well entertained but it had a few missing links and two rushed events… The author could have been better using his time to explain a few things better. Would be maybe an advise for the next book. 🙂

4 out of 5 stars. Though I can recommend it. I will start the second novel of the series with Clay’s friend since elementary school, David, right now. 🙂

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