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First Response

First Response, July 2020
A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology Book 5
by Delilah Devlin, Elle James, N.J. Walters, Megan Ryder

Story Ink
350 pages
ISBN: 162695318X
EAN: 9781626953185
Kindle: B086JBGW7W
Paperback / e-Book
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"Something for everyone's tastes"

Fresh Fiction Review

First Response
Delilah Devlin, Elle James, N.J. Walters, Megan Ryder

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted July 29, 2020

Romance Anthology | Romance Military

FIRST RESPONSE: A Boys Behaving Badly Anthology includes the following stories: Far from Over by Reina Torres; Sheltering Charlotte by Elle James; The Siren’s Song by Ava Cuvay; Claiming Lyla by Megan Ryder; Over the Edge by N.J. Walters; Fire in the Storm by Payton Harlie; Save Me Twice by Jaap Boekestein; Saving Time by Kimberly Dean; Falling Off the Single Track by Tray Ellis; Blackout by January George; Drive by M. Jayne; Handcuffs and G-Strings by Margay Leah Justice; The $5 Kiss of Life by Michal Scott; Crossing the Line by A.C. Dawn; In the Wild by Delilah Devlin.

Whatever genre you prefer: sweet, contemporary, paranormal, or if your taste leads to a bit more risque, FIRST RESPONSE has something for you. These 15 authors will take you from a spaceport to an island during a hurricane, to getting chased by a bear, and even to meeting up again with the one that got away while stranded in an elevator. That is really only a taste of the kind of fun short stories that are offered. Add in some time travel, a couple of lycan storylines, a bounty hunter and park ranger, firefighters, cops, and a couple of offerings that involve a bit of play with handcuffs. As you might guess, with so many stories in one amazing book, there is absolutely something for everyone.

If you are looking for new authors this might be the perfect opportunity to test out and find something and someone you like. I happen to be a big fan of N.J. Walters so her offering of Over the Edge is what drew me to FIRST RESPONSE but I found a number of other authors who seem very talented and I enjoyed their stories, and I will absolutely be looking for more by them.

Though a couple of the stories in FIRST RESPONSE felt as if they were prequels to longer books and/or stopped abruptly, most were standalone and appealing, enjoyable reads. So if you are looking for something new, a short easy read, or a new author in a genre you particularly love, then get your hands on FIRST RESPONSE.

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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

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