This collection features first responders—whether firemen or cops or simply the first brave person to sweep into the rescue regardless of the dangers. Expect an adrenaline ride of danger followed by a fiery “first response” romance that will curl your toes!
First Response: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology includes the following stories:
Far from Over by Reina Torres – They missed their chance at the academy, but after she rescues him from a pile of rubble, a fireman decides it’s time to make her burn for him
Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James– Passions ignite between a cop and a city girl trapped in a cellar while a storm ravages Hellfire, Texas
The Siren’s Song by Ava Cuvay – A spaceport firefighter walks into a bar…and straight into arms of the sassy owner, igniting flames faster than plasma fuel
Claiming Lyla by Megan Ryder – A she-wolf being hunted by pack males during a claiming rite is rescued by a rogue alpha determined to make her his own, despite her desire to be independent
Over the Edge by N.J. Walters – After a bear leaves a corporate lawyer stranded on a cliff ledge, rescue comes from her estranged husband
Fire in the Storm by Payton Harlie – An unexpected hurricane can’t put out the fire between a female ex-Marine and a handsome firefighter when they’re stranded on an isolated island
Save Me Twice by Jaap Boekestein – Playing with handcuffs leads to unexpected and sexy consequences for a timid office worker when she loses the key
Saving Time by Kimberly Dean – When a scientist working on cracking the mystery of time travel falls through a wormhole, a Time Enforcer rushes to save her
Falling Off the Single Track by Tray Ellis – Falling head-over-handlebars wasn’t great for a single-girl weekend warrior, but falling head-over-heels with her mountain biker rescuer put romance on the right track
Blackout by January George – When a summer heatwave blackout strands a fireman in an elevator with the girl who got away, the temperature isn’t the only thing rising
Drive by M. Jayne – A Lycan on the run from assassins from her own pack must rely on a stranger to survive
Handcuffs and G-Strings by Margay Leah Justice – At a benefit for fallen heroes, sparks fly between a socially awkward woman and the cop she mistakes for a stripper
The $5 Kiss of Life by Michal Scott – Trapped by the small-town conventions imposed on her, a pastor's spinster daughter finds rescue in the town bad boy's very public kiss
Crossing the Line by A.C. Dawn – After an intense call, a fire captain finally crosses the line with a sexy medic he’s burned for since the moment he first saw her
In the Wild by Delilah Devlin – After a charging bison comes between her and her latest skip, a bounty hunter must rely on the survival skills of her park ranger rescuer
First Response: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology Book 5
I received a complimentary copy of this anthology and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
This is a collection of wonderful short stories. A few were new to me authors amongst some of my favorites. I truly enjoyed reading all of them. They were mini bookcations.
I would likely recommend this anthology to anyone over the age of 18. Be prepared for some hot first responders!!
Something for everyone
I grabbed this anthology for a few reasons. One, who doesn’t love a bad boy, and to have a bunch of them in one book...I’m definitely in! Secondly, I’m a big Megan Ryder fan, so when I her name, I was doubly excited.
Claiming Lyla is a paranormal romance, but don’t let that stop you if you’re new to the genre. It’s a quick read, but really good...and now I reading every shifter romance I can find! It’s Ryder’s first para story, but I’m hoping it won’t be her last, because it’s very well written and Duncan and Lyla are H. O. T! It’s my favorite story in the anthology.
Half of the writers are new to me and a few stories didn’t capture my attention, to be honest. But you can’t beat the price point, especially if it opens the reader up to a new romance sub genre and/or new author. Overall, 4 stars, but Claiming Lyla on its own gets 5 stars from me.