Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hot Shot by Karina Halle Release Date: January 9th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance Cover Design: Hang Le
Delilah Gordon has a secret.
She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.
And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody rugged mountain man are anything but tame.
Fox Nelson has a secret too.
As a wildland firefighter or “hot shot,” Fox parachutes into danger every day he’s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests and thousands of lives. But while Fox’s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but. The more he grapples with his raging demons, the more he realizes Delilah is the only one who can put out the flames.
As the two friends grow closer – and more intimate – than ever before, the more complicated their relationship becomes.
And Delilah has one more secret to reveal.
A secret that will change both their lives…forever.

This book was full of angst. I mean, just when I thought the two of them would get it together - more angst. This isn't your light, fluffy read for a weekend - that's for sure.

This book is about Fox and Delilah who grew up as best friends, but Delilah has a secret - she's in love with Fox. Fox, however, has a new girlfriend and everyone in town knows Delilah loves Fox except Fox. When his girlfriend dumps him because she knows a little too much about "all the feelings" swirling between them, Fox can no longer justify staying away. There's just one problem - he's got a couple secrets of his own he's been hiding behind everyone's back.

One night of passion and a couple of months later Fox is back from his job as a Hot Shot firefighter and he's got a surprise waiting for him at home. Can him and Delilah work things out or are his demons going to work out in the end?

This book had some deep dark topics -
Suicide, addiction, blame for the death of a loved one, dangerous job of being a Hot Shot - what they deal with on a daily basis. This is not a book for the faint of heart. I had not read the previous two books so I wasn't prepared and I'm glad I didn't because now I'm gonna go back and read those. This was a relatively new author for me and I liked her style of writing.

An ARC copy was provided for free or at a discount by the publisher without expectation or any attempt to influence or manipulate this review. All opinions expressed are my own and do not reflect anyone else's.

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Meet Karina: Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.
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