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Hot Response – Shannon Stacey – Blog Tour

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Hot Response takes us to Boston where we meet firefighter, Gavin, and EMT, Cait. Let’s enjoy this enemies-to-lovers tale.

Hot Response

HOT RESPONSE by Shannon Stacey

Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon
Source: Pure Textuality PR
Story Rating: 4/ 5
Romance Rating: 4/5


The men of Boston Fire are back and hotter than ever! Don’t miss this brand-new novel from New York Times bestselling author Shannon Stacey.

Gavin Boudreau lives for the job, but he also believes in “work hard, play harder.” As the youngest guy in Ladder 37, he figures he’s got plenty of time before settling down becomes a priority. Soft, pretty women who aren’t looking for promises are exactly his type, and he’s comfortable with that. Working with a gorgeous EMT isn’t going to change who he is.

The last thing Cait Tasker needs in her personal life is a firefighter whose challenges on-scene have been a thorn in her side from minute one. Her plate’s too full for a man anyway. Back in her childhood home to help her family cope with an unexpected tragedy, she’s got enough to handle without throwing a hot, testosterone-laden fireman into the mix.

As long days on the job lead to long nights together, Gavin and Cait will discover how far temptation can take them—and what happens when the one you thought was all wrong for you turns out to be the person you can’t live without.


Would you take a look at that cover! I think OSHA might have a bit to say about what he’s wearing. But, I quite like it. I had no idea a back could be so attractive.

This is a tough review to write. So I will keep it short and sweet. Everything about this book was good. There’s nothing I’d change, I don’t have any suggestions to make it better, but it didn’t blow me away.

The story was engaging; the characters were relatable, and the plot was believable. This book made me smile, I appreciated the banter between Cait and Gavin. The author did a wonderful job of honestly conveying the struggles of a family trying to work past the loss of a loved one. She even captured the conflict that often comes with trying to have a relationship when one is in that situation.

But, when all was said and done, nothing made me go ‘wow’ or ‘this is amazing.’ I feel like this was a story I’ve seen a dozen times on television shows like Chicago Fire. I guess what I’m trying to say is, it felt generic. There was nothing incredible about this story but there also wasn’t anything I really disliked.

This was my first time reading a book in this series or by this author, but I’m sure it won’t be the last.

Overall, Hot Response was a well written and engaging tale about a firefighter and an EMT. I’d recommend it to anyone looking to read a tried-and-true love story.


Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of HOT RESPONSE by Shannon Stacey, we’re giving away a $25 Amazon gift card!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open internationally. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR.  Giveaway ends 4/30/2018 @ 11:59 pm EST. Limit one entry per person.  Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

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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,, as well as sign up for her newsletter.

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