🎧 Berls Reviews Hot Stuff by Max Monroe #COYER

Posted January 17, 2022 by Berls in Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

🎧 Berls Reviews Hot Stuff by Max Monroe #COYERHot Stuff by Max Monroe
Narrator: Lidia Dornet, Nelson Hobbs
Published by Tantor Audio on September 8, 2021
Genres: Humor, Romance, Contemporary
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher

Have you ever seen a fireman who’s so insanely sexy you’d actually consider DIY-ing a little at-home arson just so he’d show up at your front door?
Dramatic, I know, but hear me out.
Chiseled hot body, bright blue eyes, and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen—the first time I saw Garrett Alexander in my exam room, it took everything inside me not to do something crazy like mount him during his yearly physical.
Not only is he a total babe, but he’s charming, hilarious, and the kind of single dad that would make your ovaries explode—the total freaking package.
I know you’re probably wondering, What in the heck are you waiting for, girl? Go get yourself a fireman!
But, see, there’s one teeny-tiny (read: huge) problem—if we got together, we’d have to keep our relationship a secret.
I know. Who even am I? Some heroine in a freaking forbidden romance novel?
Let me guess, now you’re probably thinking...Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. Don’t do it, girl. Don’t fall for the sexy, off-limits man. It’s not worth it.
Well, too late. I already went and did it.
And I have a feeling this fire of ours is going to go up in a big, mushroom-cloud-worthy, ball of figurative smoke.

My top thoughts:

When I first started listening to this I had forgotten that it was in the same world as Single Dad Seeks Juliet which I listened to earlier this year and LOVED. When the characters showed up I was super excited and hopeful that this would be just as good. I was not let down. It was really great.

What I liked/didn’t like:

Like the first book, Hot Stuff had several moments that just made me bust up. From the opening physical to the closing HEA, I laughed over and over. When Dr. Lauren gets a fish is a particularly funny moment – that keeps giving back over several scenes. Her dad and “the assholes” is also pretty great comedy. I’m hoping one of the sisters will be the third book in the series.

The characters are also just fantastic. Dr. Lauren is sweet, kind, and a marvelously complex character. Having been raised by a fire chief – and not just a city fireman, but the super dangerous wildfires type where they are gone for days – getting involved with one of his firemen is complicated. Not only is that not what he wants for her (so she feels they need to hide the relationship) but she’s not sure if it’s what she wants for herself. And yet, she also loves the selflessness and heroism involved.

And that’s before you consider Garret (AKA “The Garret Alexander,” a joke you’ll appreciate if you read it) as a person. He’s a great dad – dedicated and raising twins with their mom (his ex), considerate, and funny as hell. Add that to being a legit hero and yeah, how does she not fall in love?

There’s a scene right after an earthquake that literally had me tearing up. I think Max Monroe did a great job of showing us the dangers of Garret’s job – giving us the suspense, without being subject matter experts and misrepresenting. Same with Lauren’s job as a doctor actually.

Narrator thoughts:

The narration was really good as well. Lidia Dornet and Nelson Hobbs complimented each other really well. It was a fun listen and I’m really looking forward to getting book 3!4.5 stars I loved it

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2 responses to “🎧 Berls Reviews Hot Stuff by Max Monroe #COYER

    • I stumbled onto them last year and now they are on my auto-buy/auto-request list. It’s a writing duo and I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve read by them so far – really good romcom.