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review 2018-09-10 17:01
Under Control by Shannon Stacey
Under Control - Shannon Stacey

This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I really enjoyed this romance. I have had this series on my radar since it got started and have even collected a couple of the installments but have never had the chance to pick one up. I am so glad that I finally jumped into the series. I am happy to report that this book works perfect fine as a stand alone despite being the fifth book in the Boston Fire series. I had a lot of fun with this really well done novel.

I found that this book felt really authentic. I can't think of single thing that happens in this story that didn't feel like it could happen in the real world. I loved the fact that Derek is divorced with kids that are the center of his universe. Since I was a divorced mother of a 4 year old child when I met my husband, I could completely relate to the way he was trying to find the right balance. I also loved the way that Derek and Olivia met. I was once stuck in an elevator and while I didn't have a firefighter there to rub my feet while we waited for rescue, I did have a whole crowd of firefighters gathered to rescue me so I could totally see their meeting happening.

Derek and Olivia were both great characters. Derek is a firefighter and divorced father of two. He has a great relationship with his ex-wife which did seem to make everything a bit simpler. Olivia is a highly organized and driven business owner. Her life is scheduled down to the last detail and she likes it that way. This pair had some great chemistry and there were plenty of steamy moments. There really wasn't any manufactured drama in this one which their biggest obstacle being trying to figure out how to blend their very different lives with each other.

I would recommend this book to others. I had a great time spending time with Derek and Olivia and my heart may have melted just a bit as they fell in love. I do want to read more from Shannon Stacey very soon and will probably start with the earlier books in the series.

I received a digital review copy of this book from Carina Press via NetGalley.

Initial Thoughts
I really enjoyed this book. I think one of the things that I liked the best about the story is the fact that the characters felt very real and the issues that the had to work through were ones that I could easily relate to myself. Derek and Olivia were great together and I loved how his kids were a big part of the story.

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review 2018-09-06 11:00
Blog Tour with Giveaway & Review! UnderControl (Boston Fire #5) Shannon Stacey!
Under Control - Shannon Stacey

 

 

 

 

BOOK SYNOPSIS


From New York Times bestselling author SHANNON STACEY…

 

Meet the tough, dedicated men of BOSTON FIRE—and the women who turn their lives upside down.

 

When faced with the opportunity to change shifts while staying in the same house, veteran firefighter Derek Gilman jumps at the chance. His new schedule means not working Saturdays, which means more time to spend with his two kids. His divorce may have been amicable, but being a firefighter and a single dad is a lot to juggle. And when fate brings a gorgeous, wealthy woman into his life, he’s pretty sure he can’t handle more than he already is.

 

Olivia McGovern loves plans. She planned to start her own business and planned its growth. It’s earning her seven figures now, but her personal life simply doesn’t exist. Getting trapped in a broken elevator figures in exactly nowhere, and freaking out in front of a sexy firefighter definitely isn’t on the agenda. Especially not one with two kids and an ex.

 

What would have been a random incident with an attractive stranger becomes something more when a charity event brings them back together. They’re from different sides of the tracks, literally—with friends, family and careers to consider. But as Derek and Olivia are discovering, chemistry doesn’t allow for plans, and love doesn’t bother with logistics.

 

Don’t miss the entire Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey! Heat Exchange, Controlled Burn, Fully Ignited and Hot Response are available now!

 

 

BOOK INFO
Under Control by Shannon Stacey
Series Boston Fire Series
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher Carina Press
Publication Date August 28, 2018

 

 

Being a firefighter and a single dad is a lot to juggle, so Derek Gilman is pretty sure adding a gorgeous, wealthy woman to his life is more than he can handle. Olivia McGovern loves plans so getting stuck in an elevator with a sexy firefighter has freaking out. They’re from different sides of the tracks, literally, but chemistry doesn’t allow for plans and love doesn’t bother with logistics.

 

The blazing hot chemistry that heats up the pages of this enchanting romance will singe readers as they get to know the strong, compelling characters that easily draw them into their story and charm their way into hearts. The relationship is has a few major obstacles likes plans, distance and insecurities which cause quite a bit of emotional turbulence that tugs at the heart but the romance is sweet and readers can’t help but cheer Olivia and Derek on toward their happily ever after because in a way the characters are very different from each other but at the same time they seem fit and complement each other and what romance reader doesn’t like a real romance with lots of opposition.

 

The smooth flowing plot keeps readers engaged with lots of emotional and compelling events that adds depth and fascination to the story and the steady pace keeps readers glued to the pages as it builds anticipation. The story doesn’t focus on either of the couple’s careers but focuses on the way that those careers and family issues affect their lives and how they must overcome it. This feel good romance will delight readers from beginning to end as they get know the characters from Boston Fire and ensures that want to come back for more.

 


Author book page -
https://shannonstacey.com/books/under-control/

 

Add Under Control to your shelves

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35287633-under-control

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/under-control-by-shannon-stacey

 

 

Under Control is the 5th book in the Boston Fire series:

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/147314-boston-fire

 

Author - https://shannonstacey.com/books#boston-fire

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/bookseries/B00YW7PU0C/ref=dp_st_1335964541

 

 

which includes

 

1 Heat Exchange
2 Controlled Burn
3 Fully Ignited
4 Hot Response
5 Under Control

& #6 Flare Up ( Coming - January 29, 2019)

 


in print or ebook at

 

Amazon - https://amzn.to/2LbhFoW


B&N - https://goo.gl/xBgcvx


Kobo - https://goo.gl/5kmCbP


GPlay - https://goo.gl/thu57q


iBooks - https://apple.co/2LCqbt6


Carina Press - https://www.carinapress.com/shop/books/9781488079245_under-control.html

 

Harlequin - https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781335964540_under-control.html

 

Book Depository - http://www.bookdepository.com/book/9781335964540

 

BaM - http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781335964540

 

!ndigo - http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/a/9781335964540-item.html

 

IndieBound - http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781335964540

 

Powells - http://www.powells.com/biblio?isbn=9781335964540

 

Audible - https://www.audible.com/pd/Fiction/Under-Control-Audiobook/B07DWHF8K3

 

You can also visit the author's book page for international purchase links

 

 

 

 

TOUR WIDE GIVEAWAY DETAILS:

 

To celebrate the release of UNDER CONTROL by Shannon Stacey, we're giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky winner!

 

 

LINK: http://bit.ly/2LyyGp5

 

 

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to internationally. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Carina Press. Giveaway ends 9/11/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.

 

 

ABOUT SHANNON STACEY
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author SHANNON STACEY lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and off-roading with her friends and family. You can contact Shannon through her website, www.shannonstacey.com, as well as sign up for her newsletter.


AUTHOR LINKS


Website http://www.shannonstacey.com/


Facebook https://www.facebook.com/shannonstacey.authorpage


Twitter https://twitter.com/shannonstacey


Goodreads https://goo.gl/h4Z1wW


Amazon http://amzn.to/2Fu9RbN

 

 

 


http://puretextualitypr.com

 

 

 

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review 2018-08-25 06:21
Under Control (Boston Fire, #5) by Shannon Stacey
Under Control - Shannon Stacey

 

Can't stand the heat? Don't get to close to the fire house. What begins as an ember sparks quickly out of control for a couple of lonely hearts. Stacey tackles themes like social class, single parenthood and loneliness with an identifiable voice. Derek and Olivia are on the cusp of forever, but are they willing to reach out and grab their happy ending? Under Control mixes sweet moments with salty behavior and electric attraction.

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review 2018-08-21 22:25
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Heat Exchange (Boston Fire) by Stacey, Shannon(August 25, 2015) Mass Market Paperback - Shannon Stacey

Heat Exchange is a fantastic firefighter romance by Shannon Stacey.  Ms. Stacey has given us a book that is well-written and loaded with an amazing cast of characters.  Lydia is called to come back to Boston because her sister needs time off from the family bar.  Aidan is a firefighter and best friend to Lydia's brother.  Aidan and Lydia's story is full of drama, humor, smokin' hot sexy bits and a bit of action.  I enjoyed reading Heat Exchange and look forward to reading more from Shannon Stacey in the future.  Heat Exchange is book 1 of the Boston Fire Series but can be read as a standalone.  This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.

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text 2018-08-13 17:20
Heat Exchange By Shannon Stacey Free!!
Heat Exchange (Boston Fire) - Shannon Stacey

Lydia Kincaid’s shipping back to Boston, but she’s not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother’s a firefighter and, more importantly, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother’s handsome friend Aidan.

Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He’s had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him it’s her. Aside from being his mentor’s daughter, she’s his best friend’s sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can’t un-cross.

As Aidan and Lydia’s flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter’s wife was the hardest thing she’s ever done and she doesn’t know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can’t imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he’ll have to decide who’s first in his heart.

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