ALL FIRED UP is the first book of a new erotic series about
three former Spec Ops military men who have found an
innovative way to make a living after leaving the Army
Rangers. As there is a glut of security consultant firms
already in place; Parker Wilson, Dean Colter, and Jack
Hunter decide to take a different route. The three men open
a company called DreamMakers, Inc., which specializes in
helping clueless men plan the perfect date. In the few
years that the company has been open, business has been
booming. The men plan the romantic evenings based on what
they have been told by the boyfriends; and from the
reconnaissance they do themselves on the women to find out
what they like.
Phil Shotelle has come to the firm looking for the perfect
evening as a way to ask his girlfriend to marry him. The
man is instantly pegged as a douche bag by Parker Wilson.
Phil doesn't know the first thing about the woman he wants
to marry, not even her favorite color or flower preference.
Parker will have to do some extensive recon himself to find
out more about Lynn Davidson so they can plan Phil's ideal
evening out. He and Dean Colter take on the task of
following and spying on Lynn. As soon as he sees her,
however, Parker is instantly attracted to the woman.
It's not long before Lynn catches Phil cheating on her and
dumps him. Parker decides that it is a good time to make a
play for her himself. He and Dean hook up with Lynn at a
local bar; and after showing her a very sexy way to down
some tequila shots, they all go back to Lynn's apartment to
continue the party. After the three share a hot encounter,
Parker realizes he doesn't want to share Lynn with Dean, and
they embark on exclusive dating. The sensual relationship is
going along nicely, and Parker is even taking Lynn with him
when he goes out spying for clients. He keeps meaning to
tell Lynn that his firm had originally been hired by Phil to
help him propose. He keeps putting it off, fearing her
reaction. Unfortunately, Parker waits just a little too long
to come clean with Lynn; and there is soon trouble in
paradise. Then things start to get really sticky.
ALL FIRED UP is a hot, sexy story, as well as a nicely
written collaborative romance. Authors Elle Kennedy and
Vivian Arend have done a wonderful job of setting the stage
for this series about these former military men finding
love, sometimes when they are not looking for it. I'm not
as familiar with Arend's work, having read only a couple of
her very good short stories in anthologies; but am a
longtime fan of Kennedy's stories, having read everything
she has written. ALL FIRED UP is similar to Kennedy's Out
Of Uniform series in tone and style. That is great news
for her fans, and this looks to be a great new erotic
romance series along that vein.
Parker Wilson never thought heâ€™d go from battle-hardened
soldier to romance expert, but after his stint in the
Rangers, thatâ€™s exactly what happened. As the owner of
DreamMakers Inc., he helps other men win in the love
department, using every resource available to plan the
perfect date. When a routine recon turns into an unexpected
night of passion, Parkerâ€™s mission becomes more personalâ€”and
he wonâ€™t give up until Lynn Davidson is all his.
Sheâ€™s more than willing to follow
Lynn is a goner from the moment she lays eyes on the
delectable Parker. Sheâ€™s just ditched her boring
almost-boyfriend and is tired of sticking to the straight
and narrow. Itâ€™s time to walk on the wild side, and what
better way than in the arms of the most irresistible man
sheâ€™s ever met? But when their red-hot affair is threatened,
itâ€™ll take a team effort to make their dreams come true.