Robert and Sam meet at a Canada Day fundraiser for a local firehouse, and man do the sparks fly. Sam is a college kid, only a year over legal. Robert is a studly thirty-something fireman. They come together and make a blaze that’s hard to put out.
There’s a lot of living between nineteen and thirty-something, though, and Sam and Robert find they have a lot to work out. Can they keep fanning the flames of their romance, or will family and friends, and their different places in life, throw a wet blanket over their love?
This starts, I imagine, how more than one relationship might truly start. Less about the hearts and flowers and more about basic, animal attraction.
Robert is a smokin hot fire fighter who has been burned before in a relationship. Enough to make him very wary of Sam. He is unwilling, initially, to take their relationship beyond anything sexual and making himself vulnerable to another person.
Sam is just such a piece of fluff. But I kinda liked him for all that and thought he was ballsy and proud of who he was. He reminded me of Lysander in Jilly Cooper’s gorgeous book, The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous. Both Lysander and Sam had a particularly endearing flaw.
Sam often seems over the place but does begin to have serious feelings for Robert. I did find this a little difficult to take as he is only 18, nearly 19 when they 1st start the hot nekkid man love, of which there is MUCH! I kept thinking about many relationships at 18 that start and finish rather smartly and wondered if most blokes at this age really do want to settle down. Am I being too cynical? Robert being that much older, and smokin, makes for interesting plot and much, much, much smexy stuff. Energizer bunny stuff, srsly Sam puts that pink bunny to shame!