Book Review: Putting Out Fires by Marie Sexton

Putting Out Fires by Marie SextonTitle: Putting Out Fires
Series: Coda Books, Book 4.5
Author: Marie Sexton
Genre: Contemporary Romance, M/M Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy from publisher
Published: February 2011 by Dreamspinner Press

A Coda Valentine’s Day Story

Matt Richards has never given much thought to Valentine’s Day, but when his lover of almost three years, Jared Thomas, hints that he feels unappreciated, Matt realizes he needs to do something. He’s determined to make this Valentine’s Day special, but nothing is going to turn out the way Matt plans.

Reviewed By: J9

In a Nutshell: Lovely short story of my favorite couple from this series.

The Set Up: Matt worries his lover of three years, Jared, feels unappreciated so Matt decides to do something special for Valentine’s Day but nothing goes right for Matt.

Why I Read this Book: Coda Books series fan here!

What I Liked: This is a humorous and tender short story. Matt and Jared are my favorite couple in the series so I was delighted to have a peak-in at their relationship. Matt’s attempts at a special Valentine’s Day are funny and how Jared reacts showcases exactly why these two belong together. I also like that this story explores the men’s emotional connection with a tad bit of sex to balance it all out.

What I Didn’t Like: Short stories are short by definition so I won’t waste time complaining it’s too short. I will say it’s like that tiny slice of cheesecake that you can’t help wish was twenty times larger.

IMO: Not to be missed for series fans like me.



J9’s Rating:
4 Frogs


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