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Heroes by Day...Sinful Bad Boys by NightFantasized about being rescued by a red-hot hunk? Indulge in this box set of alpha rescuers with a delicious talent for romance. 18 stand-alone novellas from New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors will steam up your nights and leave you begging for more.Whether the hunk you lust for is military, a firefiHeroes by Day...Sinful Bad Boys by NightFantasized about being rescued by a red-hot hunk? Indulge in this box set of alpha rescuers with a delicious talent for romance. 18 stand-alone novellas from New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors will steam up your nights and leave you begging for more.Whether the hunk you lust for is military, a firefighter, first responder, FBI agent, cowboy, bad boy mafioso, or that sexy, everyday guy who plucks you from danger only to kiss you senseless, this bundle has your hero.18 hunks. 18 heart-pounding rescues. Brand-new stories. Get ready for a passionate and thrilling ride!Saving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins. For this cowboy, risking his life to save a movie star from a fire is easier than risking his heart.Tempting Conner by Victoria Pinder. Prince Conner Udine promised his best friend he'd protect his sister, Olivia, from an assassin's bullet, but he needs to marry fast to save his country and Olivia is far too tempting.An Unexpected Twist by Krista Ames. Used to fighting wildfires, Boone Michaels isn't prepared for the sexy stranger who blows into town fighting battles of her own. Bad Medicine by Deb Christie. An emergency room nurse and an ex-Army ranger with PTSD. One lives day in and day out with grief, the other with guilt. Can he forget? Can she forgive? A single dark secret holds the key.Destiny's Secret by Raine English. Eden Wright's fixer of a Savannah mansion comes with two unexpected extras, a not so friendly ghost, and a hunky paranormal investigator whose agenda includes seducing her.That Unexpected Kiss by Tamara Ferguson. Can an undercover FBI Agent rescue the woman he loves, when she's targeted by his father's killer?A Silent Heart by Eli Grace. Laurie doesn't have a voice to tell Tanner how she feels, but she can show him.Unreachable Heart by Aileen Harkwood. When mountain rescue expert Hart Renker pulls a stunning survivor from a plane crash in the middle of a blizzard, the heat between them could melt the bitterest cold.Dark Current by Lynda Haviland. Ben Kane hitches up to the dock at Willow's troubled marina, with a murky past and a body hotter than the Florida sun, Is he destined to be her savior or her downfall?Unwrapping Treasure (A Granite Lake Romance Novella) by Jody A. Kessler. Two paramedics, one disastrous night shift, and a sexy holiday vacation that changes everything.Breaking the Rules by Katie O'Sullivan. Undercover at a 5-star resort, police detective and rule-breaker Jake Campbell finds the prime suspect impossible to resist.Falling for Captain Hunk by Stephanie Queen. Captain Colin "Hunk" Lynch worries his attraction to a fellow law-enforcement professional could be the mistake of his life...if it prevents him from saving hers.Fire and Ice (A Sunnydale Days Novella) by Constance Phillips. If only someone warned firefighter Brian his old flame, Charlene, would walk into his life. He should be angry. Instead, he wants to rekindle the flames of passion.Two More Miles by Jan Romes. Keith rescues Ava after she falls at the gym, and the chemistry between them is undeniable.The Bad in Each Other by Janice Ross. Caleb and Layla choose the worst possible time to hook up, as tragedy strikes and Layla puts everything on the line to enact revenge over the most heinous of crimes. Come Hell or High Water by Nancy Segovia. Stranded on a rooftop with Dwight during a hurricane, Maisie's resolve to swear off men weakens as she finds some promises are meant to be broken.Coaching the Sub by Debbie White. Substitute teacher Shannon has her hands full with bullies in her classroom until Coach "Brock" Andrews gives an assist, while teaching Shannon a thing or two about love.Path to Grace by Wilder and Quinn. Daughter of a mob boss, Carina wants nothing to do with the family business until she's in need of a rescue by the family's "cleaner," Matteo....

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  • Maggie Schuler
    2019-03-24 03:35

    Hunks to the Rescue is an opportunity to indulge in multiple short novellas, from a variety of authors, providing quick steamy romance reads. I had the pleasure of reading Unwrapped Treasure, by Jody A. Kessler and Path to Grace, by Wilder Quinn. Unwrapped Treasure tells the tale of Brody and Treasure as they navigate their way through friendship, working together, and a budding romance. Kessler leaves the reader ready for more of their story but sprinkles enough of them in the novella to warrant a further exploration.Wilder Quinn, in Path to Grace tells the dark introduction of Matteo and Carina's less than ideal situation, which turns into the forbidden love. It is the anti-hero to hero style and both characters are developed as the reader begins to cheer for the couple despite the rough road ahead.This is a great anthology of novellas I'm excited to continue reading! ARC provided for an honest review.

  • Angela Hayes
    2019-03-19 05:37

    5 StarsHunks to the Rescue is an anthology of eighteen standalone stories from some incredibly talented, bestselling and award winning authors. The stories all have the same inspiration, which is hunks who come to the rescue. But the stories are each individual and unique with their own moods and personalities. There are many types of heroes such as firefighters, police officers, Servicemen or EMT/Paramedics. As well as our typical heroes, this collection also sees heroes that are cowboys, detectives, doctors, undercover agents, army ranger, paranormal investigator, high school coach, goodfella, and a hunky, mysterious drifter. So settle in for some wonderful reading, which will captivate you with the heartfelt romance, suspense, mystery, action, drama and adventure that can be found within these pages. There is something here for everyone and you are sure to love this collection as much as I have! Saving Necessity By: Margo Bond Collins.This is a sweet, easy read. Zeke MacAllan is a ranch hand who happens to be on hand to save a movie star from a fire. Sophie Daniels is in town shooting a movie when disaster strikes. But Zeke swoops in and saves the day. What happen when the sparks between them finally catch fire? You’ll have to read it to find out.This was a great way to start off the collection. It was well written, with great characters and a enjoyable plot.Tempting Connor By: Victoria Pinder.This was one of my favourite reads of the anthology. It is a wonderful story, with amazing and endearing characters. It has a little mystery, suspense, and twists thrown in to keep the reader guessing. Prince Connor Udine is an ex-marine and king-in-waiting. His family has recently reclaimed the throne of their kingdom. He is a real man of honour, so when one of his marine buddies asks for protection for his sister, Connor feels obligated to oblige.What happens when danger tracks her to the palace? Can Connor keep her safe? Is there a future for a bookworm and a Prince?LOVE this story. Well done, Ms. Pinder!An Unexpected Twist By: Krista Ames.Kelsey was making her way across the country, determined to get as far away from her controlling parents as she could. All she wanted was a simple, quiet, normal life. But little did she know that she was headed straight into the path of a twister that would blow her right into the arms of Boone Michaels. This is a really fantastic short story that had me hooked from the beginning. I loved the storyline and connected with the characters right from the start. It is told from a duel POV, has a great pace and a smooth flow. Made my top five read of this collection. Very enjoyable!!!Bad Medicine By: Deb Christie.Tabitha Chase is an ER nurse who has experienced quite a lot of heartache in recent times. Her brother was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq and she feels guilty for not being able to save him. Dean Tilford is an ex-army ranger who is now serving as a police officer. Dean is still haunted by his experiences while in the service and carries the burden of responsibility. When a spate of unusual offenses throws them together, they find they have an instant connection. But there is more to their story than first meets the eye.Such a great story, full of romance, drama and intrigue. I loved the twist at the end that gave the story a little extra ‘zing’. Well worth the read. A lovely addition to the anthology. Destiny’s Secret By: Raine English.Eden Wright is an artist who has just purchased an old historical Savannah Mansion to renovate into her home and studio. She loved the history and feel of the place, and wants to keep a lot of the original fixtures, but she didn’t expect to find that the house came with a couple of extra unwanted features. A haunted house was not something she factored into her plans, and so in steps Deek Hayes a paranormal investigator, to help her with her pesky ghost problem.This is a sweet paranormal romance is told from Eden’s POV. It has a fast pace and a smooth flow, although it did seem just a little rushed in the end. Well done!That Unexpected Kiss By: Tamara Ferguson.Ms. Ferguson takes us back to picturesque Dragonfly Point, where we meet undercover FBI Agent Dylan Nash who is investigating a trafficking ring, as well as searching for his father’s killer. There he finds himself drawn to Julie Thompson who is a special education teacher. She has recently moved back to town and has her own mystery to solve, as her mother disappeared when she was young and Julie has always wondered what became of her. Will Dylan be able to help solve her mystery, as well as his own?This is a great little insta-love story with fantastic characters and a great mystery. It is a fast paced, quick, easy read. The author packed a lot into a small space, and as expected, has produced an excellent story. A Silent Heart By: Eli Grace.Laurie lost her voice to cancer a year ago, which is a little ironic considering when she was younger she used to dream about being the little mermaid, losing her voice and finding her Prince. Where is her Prince? She has her health at least, but her voice hasn’t returned. An accident brings hunky paramedic, Tanner, into her world. These two lonely souls find the missing piece of their puzzle. Can Tanner help Laurie find her voice, or has she lost it forever?This is such a delightful insta-love story, which is well written, with really likeable characters. A heart-warming story!Unreachable Heart By: Aileen Harkwood.Wow! Love this story. This is my favourite from the Anthology! I would love a longer version of this story. It would also make a fantastic movie! Jacie DeBello is an accountant on a flight when the plane crashes into the side of a mountain. Eckhart “Hart” Renker is a search and rescue expert- who uses his skills to rescue people from remote and dangerous situations. When he and his team arrive to the crash site, things don’t go as planned and Hart finds himself having to camp out on the mountainside, in a raging blizzard, with an injured Josie. She has a secret that could place them both in great danger. What is her secret? Will they find their way off the mountain before it’s too late?This story is told from a duel POV, it’s spicy, superbly written, with wonderful character development and kept me engrossed from the first page until the last. Brilliant!!!Dark Current: A Hidden Coast Romance By: Lynda Haviland.Oh my goodness! Soooo many great stories in this anthology, this one really made an impression on me. There isn’t one thing I didn’t love about this story! I devoured every word and couldn’t read quickly enough to find out what was happening. It has mystery, suspense, insta-love, colourful characters. Ben Kane sails into Willow Vegas life and she will never be the same. Ben is a bit of a nomad, trying to outrun his troubled past. Willow is trying to recover after a hurricane which almost destroyed her home/ business. With developers circling, more damage than she can repair and secrets that are yet to be revealed- this story will keep you riveted the whole way through. Can Ben save her from her, and can she help him leave his past behind. Hot! Superb! Page-turner!! Unwrapping Treasure: A Granite Lake Romance Novella By: Jody A. KesslerTreasure and Brodie are Paramedics who have had a harrowing night on an emergency call. As a result hey find themselves on an unexpected vacation at Granite Lake over Christmas. They have been friends for a while, but soon find that they cross from friends to lovers by spending a passionate night in each other’s arms. This is the prequel to Treasure and Brodie’s story ‘Chasing Treasure’. It’s a really quick read that you will adore and will make you want to read more about these two. Lovely!Breaking the Rules By: Katie O’Sullivan.Jake Campbell is a police officer trying to uncover a drug ring. He has gone undercover, posing as a pastry chef at a Cape Cod Resort. Jake is determined to find the evidence he needs to wrap this case up as soon as possible. Abby Duncan enjoys her job and takes her responsibility very seriously. She has a dream of opening her own restaurant is working hard to earn the money that she needs to make it happen. Her new pastry chef has got her attention, and it’s not for his cooking skills. He frustrates her and annoys her with all his gorgeousness. But, all too soon Abbie finds herself in a perilous situation. Will Jake be able to rescue her? A clever, entertaining and fun read. I found it really funny that Jake was posing as a pastry Chef, when he was so obviously lacking in cooking skills. There were some funny moments. Lots of fun!Fire and Ice: A Sunnydale Days Novella By: Constance Phillips.Charlene works at the local clinic as a physical therapist; she’s left town years ago and didn’t look back. But a tragedy has persuaded her to move back and she is doing her best to make a life for herself, but she feels there is something missing. Brian is an injured firefighter who turns up for his physical therapy session, to discover his former flame. They have history and he should be angry for what happened, but instead he feels drawn to her all over again.There was so much going on in this story, but it never felt rushed or cut short and I loved how the story was wrapped up. I really enjoyed reading Charlene and Brian’s storyFalling for Captain Hunk By: Stephanie Queen.This is a really flirty, insta-love story with loads of intrigue, mystery and enough suspense to get me flipping the pages to discover what was happening. Captain Colin (Hunk) Lynch first sees Antoinette Nevara at the local grocers; his instincts tell him that there is more to her than meet the eye and he is determined to find out what. But while he is in the process of investigating a case, Antoinette finds herself drawn into the dangerous situation. Will he be able to keep them both safe? What does he discover about Antoinette?I really liked this story. It was a little different and I thought Hunk and Antoinette (Tony) were perfect for each other. I will definitely be reading more of Ms. Queen’s work.Two more Miles By: Jan Romes.Hunky OBGYN Keith Miles is a partner at a very busy city practice. He has very little time for anything, but he makes sure to do his morning run at the gym. Ava Beckenridge has recently broken up with her boyfriend of three years and her heart is still a little raw. She’s decided that it’s time to get on with her life, and increase her fitness after moping for the past six weeks. While working out at the gym Ava takes a fall and Keith just happens to be there to rescue her. The sparks really fly between these two and the story takes off. I don’t want to give anything away so you really should read it and find out what happens. You won’t regret it. The story is told from a duel POV and has a great pace. The chemistry between these two is volcanically hot! They set my kindle on fire. Another fabulous addition to the collection of stories in this anthology!!! Loved it!!The Bad in Each Other By: Janice Ross.Caleb is the ultimate bad boy and Layla’s brother’s best friend. After a family tragedy, Layla is hell bent on exacting some revenge, so when Caleb turns up to talk her out of doing anything foolish, they end up hooking up. He’s her childhood crush, who she has never really gotten over. It probably wasn’t the best timing, but their attraction got the better of them. But of course Layla doesn’t listen to Caleb’s good advice and walks right into an incredibly dangerous situation. Will Caleb come to her rescue when her plans fall apart? Is there any future for them?A story is full of intrigue, drama and suspense. Told from a duel POV and is a fast, easy read. Spicy!Come Hell or High Water By: Nancy Segovia.When a hurricane hits New Orleans and the city becomes flooded. Maisie Williams is stranded with her beloved cat. Dwight is a first responder who is sent in response to Maisie’s dilemma. When he arrives, things don’t go so well. She refuses to be rescued without her cat which has taken off up a tree. Dwight is tired and has no patience for what he considers to be a bad attitude. Without another option, Maisie ends up staying with Dwight, which is where the story gets interesting! This is a very cute, sweet story that had me smiling as I read it. I loved the characters. A very entertaining story. Coaching the Sub By: Debbie White.Shannon is a substitute teacher who is having some trouble with bullies in her classroom. When Coach Andrews lends a hand, she finds herself drawn to his sexy smile. But, Shannon is still getting over a horrible breakup, not to mention there is a strict policy against staff dating. But their chemistry gets the better of them and one thing leads to another and pretty soon Shannon is being coached, all about love.I loved Shannon and Coach Andrews (Brock). They were cleverly crafted by Ms. White and were very easy to like. Well Done!Path to Grace By: Wilder & Quinn.Carina is the daughter of a powerful Mob Boss. She doesn’t agree with her fathers ‘business’ and wants nothing to do with it. But when a date night goes awry and her date ends up in the firing line, taking the bullet meant for her, she has no choice but to allow Matteo, the family ‘cleaner’ to take control and keep her safe. Matteo has loved her from afar and would love nothing better that to claim her as his. But with a killer on the loose he is going to have to keep his mind on business at hand, and not on what he’d like to be doing with her. The more time they spend together the harder it is to resist their attraction.This is a sexy, spicy and exciting read. There is intrigue, action, suspense, murder, romance and lots of chemistry. I can’t wait to read more from these two authors.I really recommend this anthology; it is well worth your time and money! Plus, who doesn’t love a hunky hero?Thank you to all the contributing authors!!

  • Heather B
    2019-03-31 06:39

    Hunks to the Rescue is a boxset of 18 stand-alone novellas by a great set of authors: Margo Bond Collins, Victoria Pinder, Krista Ames, Deb Christie, Raine English, Tamara Ferguson, Eli Grace, Aileen Harkwood, Lynda Haviland, Jody A. Kessler, Katie O'Sullivan, Stephanie Queen, Constance Phillips, Jan Romes, Janice Ross, Nancy Segovia, Debbie White, and Wilder and Quinn. This anthology was a great collaboration bringing together hot contemporary stories of those hunky men we love to obsess over and secretly claim as our book boyfriends, from firefighters to FBI to the ultimate bad boy. It is all included in this set and it's a mouth watering read. I have read several of these authors previously, but also came across some authors I had heard of previously and not yet read any other their books, along with authors that were completely new. There was not a story in this book that I did not enjoy, but I definitely had some favorites. I am a huge fan of anthologies, especially those that include authors I am familiar with and enjoy their works. Anthologies help introduce me to authors that I may not have previously taken a chance on and quite often I am pleasantly surprised. Again, a great set of novellas by amazing authors.Tempting Conner (Victoria Pinder): A Prince, just what every girl secretly dreams of growing up. However, this goes beyond the promise of a dream come true, this prince comes to the rescue like a knight in shining armor, but at the same time is the request worth all that is being asked for? First story I have read by this author and I really liked this one. I thought the main characters were thoroughly written and given their own unique perspectives to add character depth and how they were brought together was well done.That Unexpected Kiss (Tamara Ferguson): One hot FBI agent adds to the intrigue and suspense in this novella. On the hunt for a killer, but a woman comes into the picture. Add additional drama and this story delivered in only the way that Tamara Ferguson can deliver. I have previously read several books by this author and every story they write is unbelievably well done. Unwrapping Treasure – A Granite Lake Romance (Jody A. Kessler): This story is about paramedic co-workers, but also friends. This was a touching story of friends with the hope of more. Can these friends take their friendship beyond current boundaries unto something more fulfilling? Jody A. Kessler does an outstanding job with this couple dynamic and laying out a story that works specifically for those characters.Coaching the Sub (Debbie White): In this story, two teachers come together to reach a common goal. The author did well with the combination of these two characters, Shannon and Brock. It was well laid out and such a heart warming story that brings you rooting for the story to come to the ending you know that is just waiting for them. I have read several books previously by Debbie White and enjoy this author's style of writing.Path to Grace (Wilder and Quinn): I enjoyed this mob story that gave me a bit of adventure, danger and intrigue with the mix of two individuals that discover they want more, but can they do that with everything else that is going on around them? This is a story of how far someone is truly willing to go in the name of love, but is it worth the final price?

  • Katie
    2019-03-21 04:35

    5 starsHunks to the Rescue is a fabulous anthology full of novels and novella’s about some pretty sexy hunks and was a great read! Normally in an anthology is like around half of the stories but I have to say I enjoyed every single one! For me they were all 4 or 5 star reads and so I thought the anthology deserved an overall 5 stars! I have read work by a few of the authors included in this set before but many of them were new to me and it was a great way to read some of their work! I have picked some of my favourites for this review but they were all well worth reading! Two more Miles by Jan RomesI loved this story! The opening part was brilliant. I was totally captivated by this story from the very beginning. Ava was a great character; she was feisty and gave as good as she got from Keith. I loved how easy their connection was. I probably wouldn’t mind falling off a treadmill if I knew Keith was going to catch me! The comments some of his work colleagues made about him were very funny – I can imagine that some doctors are difficult to work with but in their personal lives are completely different! A really nice novella, well written and a lovely ending! Fire & Ice by Constance PhillipsThis really was a beautiful story about Charlene and Brian. Charlene is a physical therapist and Brian a firefighter. They once dated at high school and now Charlene is back in her hometown following some devastating news and she finds herself treating Brian. There is some tension between them but it’s pretty obvious they still like each other. I really felt for Charlene as she just felt she wasn’t quite good enough for Brian but he really did like her. The novella was really well written and I thought the characters were great. Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A KesslerThis was a really nice story about two wonderfully selfless people. Treasure and Bodie are paramedics who are fighting a growing attraction between them. This is definitely one of those stories that you just don’t want to end and I really hope there is more to Treasure and Bodie’s story! I thought they were perfect for each other! I loved how Treasure selflessly rescued a little girl but the reaction from Bodie showed just how much he cares about her! I thought this novella was really well written and I would really like to read more from this author in the future. Kissed by Fate: The Unexpected Kiss by Tamara Ferguson I was super excited when I found out this author had a story in this book as I have read her work before and always enjoyed it and I was not disappointed with this one! It’s one of the longer stories in the anthology and again as I expected excellently written! The author just has a way of capturing your interest from the very beginning. The passion between the characters was great! I really liked both Julie and Dylan. This story was definitely one of my favourites in this anthology!! Plus who doesn’t love a hunky FBI agent??Breaking the Kiss by Katie O’SullivanThis was my first read of anything by this author and what a read it was! Wow I was completely hooked into this story from the very beginning. It is one of the longer stories in the anthology and I’m glad it was because I just wanted more! I will definitely be looking to read more from this author! Oh Jake and Abbie – I loved them! I loved the setting of the story too a little different to normal which made it refreshing to read. I loved all the twists and turns. I really can’t wait to go back and read this one again!Overall I really enjoyed this anthology. Every story was different. They were all really well written with great characters. It is actually one of the best anthologies that I have read for a while! Well done to all of the authors involved!! I highly recommend this to anyone looking for some well written novellas, with great characters and some very sexy hunks!!

  • Sara
    2019-03-23 03:44

    Hunks to the Rescue Four Star read - In this collection, there are a number of hunks just for you, whether the hunk you are looking for is military, firefighter, first responder, FBI, cow boy or a bad boy, and maybe just an everyday guy who will kiss you senseless, you will find the hunk for you. With each hunk you will find a new rescuer and be taken on a thrilling and passionate ride. Fire and Ice by Constance Phillips – Charlene Norris has moved back to her home town of Ann Arbor after the death of her farther who was always a hero in her eyes, it’s been ten years since she left town, no one would have thought of her least of all her high school boyfriend. They broke up after rumours of him cheating and when Brian Doravek gets injured rescuing a Rabbit, he steps into her new job and the flames they do rise. Two more Miles by Jan Romes – When Ava Beckenridge faints on the treadmill, she gets more than she bargains for when she is rescued by a handsome hunky OB/GYN Dr Keith Miles. Maybe its Karma that it was his treadmill and maybe it’s something else, they both have long stories and maybe their stories entwine more than they realise. Coaching the sub by Debbie White – Coach Brock Andrews steps in to rescue Substitute Teacher Shannon when she has issues with bullies in her class. Will they help the bullies, without breaking the rules?Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A.Kessler – Treasure Hope Vogel works as a paramedic alongside Brodie Everett, he is a man that she has been able to reveal most parts of herself to, he is the one who makes her want to break her own rules. Especially when he won’t be around for four months as he is off on wilderness training. When one night they have the craziest time with Santa, one of the wise men and a little angel with duck feet. Will Christmas wishes be granted In Reno? A cabin in the woods may bring more heat that either have ever let themselves feel. Come hell or high water by Nancy Segovia – Masie Whitehall has been through a lot, she has sworn off men after she left her piece of work husband. Then her life gets swept up again when a hurricane hits and she has to be rescued from her rooftop, with her cat Daisy zipped into her jacket. When rescue comes in the form of a Red Cross helper Dwight Harrison. But he may need to save Maisie from more than a roof top.Saving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins – Zeke MacAllan is a simple farm hand in Necessity, Texas. That is until Sophie Daniels and some others from Hollywood come to town, then he becomes a hero after he saves Sophie from a fire and whisking her away to safety and away from the tabloids that are hunting her down after a bad break-up. When they get back to the Ranch that’s where the heat really turns up.Dark Current by Lynda Haviland – Drifter Ben Kane is just out in his boat when warning of a storm coming and after the Hurricane that hit the area the previous week, deciding to stop and let it pass he gets an unexpected welcoming committee of a Rooster called Finn who has a passion for fruit loops. Willow Vega needs help, her marina is falling apart as sand and salt water get everywhere. Will Ben be able to help, or will he be gone before the help he can provide can do anything.There are some great stories in this collection, I have included short reviews of some of my favourites but they were all worthy of reading.

  • Jenni Bishop
    2019-04-13 03:36

    This is a compilation of stories by fourteen Authors. ​Hunks to the Rescue finds you immersed in hot and steamy short stories. ​ If you love a good romance with hot hunks then this anthology is right for you to indulge your senses. All authors give you a taste of hot and steamy that will leave you needing you to cool down. Saving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins Zeke is just your normal Cowboy in the town of Necessity in Texas. When he is asked to help his best friend, he finds far more than he was looking for. The town of Necessity is thrown into the public eye when a movie is being shot there. The main star, Sophie is saved from a fire on the set by a real life cowboy, a hot one at that. When Sophie asks for his help she finds herself falling for this shy man’s charms. When things go astray Zeke sets out to make things right. This is a sweet Cinderella story where opposites attract. An Unexpected Twist by Krista Ames Kelsey just had to get away, to where she didn’t care, she just had to get away from a life she could no longer be a part of. Boone likes his quiet life as a rancher and firefighter and is looking to relax at home but all that changes when his brother visits. When the weather turns nasty Boone makes his way home. Before he can reach there, a twister sets down and ensnares a car coming the other way. Boone rescues the cars occupant in more ways than one way. It seems the weather is not the only storm that is set to blow them all away, if the storm in their hearts is any indication. Destiny’s Secret by Raine EnglishSavannnah decided she needs to leave home and move forward with her plans. After looking at a few homes she finally finds the perfect one but is it as perfect as she thinks? Hearing strange noises and dealing with strange occurrences she spends a terrifying night by herself. After learning the history of the house, she decides to enlist the help of a paranormal psychic, one that just happens to be hot. When Deek moves in to help with the ghosts, the occurrences pick up and so does the sizzling feelings between Savannah and her psychic. Will Deek be able to rid the house of the entities or will they refuse to move on? Will the entities cause more mischief than Deek and Savannah can handle and will lives be put in harm’s way? That Unexpected Kiss by Tamara Ferguson Julie has just returned home after living away. She is looking forward to starting her new job, she loves working as a special education teacher. Julie has had to live with and has always wondered what happened to her mother some twenty odd years ago. Her disappearance has never been solved but could that be about to change? Dylan Nash is more than what he seems. He has always known that she would be his from the moment he first saw her, he had to have her no matter what, no matter when he would make her his. Dylan has been looking for the person who shot his father. As he uncovers more and more in his investigations, he finds that several other cases could actually be linked and that the woman that he loves could be in the sight of these evil men. Will Julie remember and be put in harm’s way? Can Dylan keep her safe? Unreachable Heart by Aileen Harkwood Jacie DeBello is an accountant for a couple of crime bosses. She finds herself in a harrowing situation, one where she is sure death is the only outcome. Hart Renker loves his job as a part of a rescue team jumping out of helicopters, climbing mountains, saving people’s lives in extreme conditions. Today he is on his way to Devil’s Doorstep to retrieve any survivors from a plane crash on one of the worst places for a crash to occur. Hart finds himself left behind when there is more to the rescue than first expected. With a blizzard setting in Hart must find shelter and keep himself and his rescue alive until they can be reached. Will Hart find more on the mountain than he bargained for? Will he be able to keep them alive until help arrives? Is there more to Jacie DeBello than meets the eye? Dark Current by Lynda Haviland Willow Vega has always loved the island she calls home and running the Marina and its businesses has always been in the family. After a hurricane tear’s through the island so does the damage to the Marina. Unfortunately, Willow has had to let all her staff go as business is failing. When a stranger docks is boat at her pier he seems like a god send, a hunky sex god that is also a handy man. Just what she needs. Can Ben help Willow rebuild her buildings and fix things within the Marina to get her business back on track? Will Ben let go of a past to let Willow in? Will Ben be more than just a passing fling and move on or will he finally find peace and make a new life? Unwrapping Treasure by Jodie A Kessler Treasure and Brodie have worked together as paramedics for years, always having each other’s back. It’s Christmas and after answering a call, they find themselves in the middle of chaos and a precarious rescue. Treasure is finally on her break in the mountains and with an unexpected visitor. After reveling in the comforts and joys of Christmas, good food, good alcohol and good fun, the night turns in to wants and pleasures and is filled with a passion that may change hearts and lives forever. Breaking the Rules by Katie O’Sullivan Abbie is the head chef at the Cape Cod Inn, she hopes on day to make her dreams come true. When she is saddled with a new staff member the chemistry is hot but rules are rules and she can’t go there. Abbie learns that there is much more to this man than meets the eye. Jake is undercover working at the same place as the beautiful redhead that he can’t seem to stop thinking about but there are rules and he can’t go there. Rules are meant to be broken, right? Unfortunately, she is on his list of suspects and as the list of bodies start to pile up, Jake is not sure who he can trust. What will happen between Jake and Abbie when she finds out the truth? Will Jake be able to solve the case before he loses the one thing that matters? Falling for Captain Hunk by Stephanie Queen Captain Lynch is the law and order on the Island but there is someone else who is about to upset his rule. His no dating work rule is about to be put to the test when one mysterious woman blows into town. When he finds out she is also in law enforcement he firms his resolve to follow his rule but she is not making it easy on him. She sets him on fire, a fire he has never felt before. But when trouble finds its way on his island he finds it hard to keep this woman safe when she constantly finds herself in the front line. Can the Captain keep her safe and out of harm’s way? Can he keep his heart out of harm’s way? When it is all over will all be lost? Fire & Ice by Constance Phillips Insecure, Charlene has just returned home from being away for years. Whilst working as a Physiotherapist she comes face to face with the one person she thought broke her trust. Brian has just run into the one person who broke his heart many years ago. After meeting again, they realise that they have missed out on so many years apart but they Charlene needed to grow and overcome her insecurities. But has she really overcome them? When she comes face to face with her past will she let it overrule her? Two more Miles by Jan Romes Ava is determined to become stronger, learner a fighting machine and leave behind the one who broke her heart. After a fall at the gym she is assisted by one hot doctor whose diagnosis leaves her stunned and in disbelief. Keith is not sure how but the woman from the gym has gotten under his skin in more than one way. Keith thought he had it all but a chance sighting and insecurities changed everything. Finding out the truth Keith decides he must fight for what he wants, if only he has a second chance. Come Hell or High Water by Nancy Segovia Maisie did what they say a lot of woman do and that is marry a man like her father. Finally, Maisie finds herself out of her abusive marriage and moving in with her bestie. Maisie has sworn that she will not ever put herself in another relationship with a man, sworn off them for life. But is seems fate has a different idea. When Masie is rescued whilst in the middle of a hurricane Maisie and her rescuer find more than they were looking for. A true gentleman leaves her feeling unsure of herself, whilst Dwight is confused by his feelings for this ornery woman. This is a tale of love/hate at first sight. Coaching the Sub by Debbie White Shannon has just gotten a new role as a substitute teacher at her old high school. When she finds it hard to deal with some of the students, Coach Andrews comes to her aid and takes no prisoners. Shannon realises there is more to teaching and that Coach Andrews has more to offer not just to the students but maybe for her as well. Both soon realise that they cannot give up and vow to go out of their way to help. What they find is that the rewards far outweigh it all. Path to Grace by Wilder Quinn Carina wants nothing more than a normal life but that will never be possible because she is the daughter of the Boss, she is the Princess, the Prince of the Family, the mafia family. Carina is on a date with a normal man but when he s shot and it all turns to hell, there is one man who will not let anything happen to her. Matteo is the only person who knows where she is but is that enough to keep her safe from the killer who is after her. Can Matteo keep her safe? Will the killer find them? Will Carina be strong enough to ask for something from the one person she has never asked a thing for? Will Carina finally find her normal life?

  • Char Davis
    2019-04-17 23:37

    This is a set of exciting,sometimes extra hot novellas. So many multi talented authors that grouped together to put together some great stories . I loved each story but one of my favs was Path to Grace. I loved the action ,and the way Matteo the top cleaner for the mob was so in love with Carina the Mob bosses daughter Carina. Matteo saved her from an attempted hit on her. Matteo could never feel worthy of the love of Carina but he will take a thousand bullets to keep her safe. Will Carina ever get the chance to tell Matteo how she feels? WillMatteo live long enough to show Carina he can be worthy? This is an exciting danger filled story,hot sex, and so much love.

  • Ericka Hamilton
    2019-04-06 22:46

    Loved all the novellas in this anthology. Especially Path to Grace by Wilder & Quinn. I loved Matteo and Carinas story it had a little bit of everything in it. Only wish it was longer.

  • Debi
    2019-04-10 02:31

    Hunks To The Rescue 18 Hot Contemporary Romance Novellas5 StarsFire And Ice (A Sunnydale Days Novella) by Constance PhillipsCharlene and Brian dated in high school. She was Valedictorian and he barely made grades to keep up with his sports. Football, basketball, and baseball. His friends never liked her and when she was told a lie that she never really believed she chose to run because it would be easier than staying around. 10 years later she returns to take care of her mom after losing her dad. Can she and Brian rebuild what was lost to a lie or will his friends win yet again and Brian will lose her forever?Two More Miles by Jan RomesAva and Keith are both coming off bad breakups and meet at the gym. He is an obgyn and is convinced she's pregnant just by looking at her. She is convinced she's not but scared to take a test. Being pregnant by her ex would be devastating. They spend a lot of time together and end up falling in love when a misunderstand tears them apart. When he learns the truth can he get to her in time and will she forgive him?Path To Grace (A Saint Series Prequel) by Wilder and QuinnCarina is the daughter of the biggest, baddest mafia boss. Matteo works for her dad and considered the cleaner. He has always wanted Carina but she was off limits. Carina just wants to be normal and goes on a “regular” date but all hell breaks loose when someone that's after the family is after her. Matteo saves her and takes her somewhere safe. They realize their feelings for each other and act on them. When they are found by the enemy it's Carina’s turn to save Matteo. They decide to leave the life and be together. Will her father allow this or will they be in danger and on the run for the rest of their lives?Unwrapping Treasure (A Granite Lake Romance Novella) by Jody A KesslerTreasure and Bodie have worked together for 2 years as paramedics. They are friends, she doesn't do relationships and he is off a fresh break from his fiancé, a call to a house fire causes to risk her life for that of a young girl, barely making it out alive. She planned to get away for Christmas as it's a sad time for her and goes to the cabin she rented, Bodie surprises her and decide to take a chance with each other with a no strings attached night. Did this one night change things for them? He leaves the next morning and will be gone for four and a half months on special training. What will happen when he returns?Unreachable Heart (Gold County Psychics) by Aileen HarkwoodJacie is the accountant for the Endrizzi brothers, who are part of one of the most far reaching crime cartels. Eckhardt (Hart) is the senior tech climber for search and rescue. He is called to a plane crash involving the brothers and Jacie, having to stay behind at crash site to make room to transport the overweight brothers he locates Jacie and rescues her. They are forced to spend 2 nights in a blizzard till help can arrive he gets information using his sat phone that Jacie has a dangerous past and he needs to be cautious. They couldn't resist the pull they felt for each other, but what happens after he is forced to save her yet again and when he finds out that nothing is at is seems?Come Hell Or High Water by Nancy SegoviaMaisie divorced her abusive husband 3 years ago and has since been living with her best friend, who has gone to stay at her parents because a hurricane was coming. Maisie couldn't leave because no one would allow her 18 year old cat to go with her. As waters rise she ends up on the roof with her cat in her jacket. She is rescued by Dwight who is with the New Orleans fire dept. He immediately didn't like her but felt an attraction to her that he could not explain. Being forced to take in her and her cat they begin to break down each other's walls. She promised herself no more men after her divorce, can he make her break her promise?These are just a few of my favorite stories from this group of wonderful authors. I really enjoyed reading all of the books in this anthology, it was fun going from one to the next. Each having a gorgeous hunk to save the day. Many of them are part of bigger stories and I plan to look into each one and continue reading about each. I would give each story 5 stars independently and highly recommend this collection.

  • Martha
    2019-03-27 04:48

    SO HOT‼ I WANT TO BE RESCUED‼These are good guys by day and bad boys at night. Delicious fun! So If you like fighters, cowboys, military, first responders, well you get the idea, then this is for you. Be ready for the ride!With Authors like Margo Bond Collins, Krista Ames, Raine English, Tamara Ferguson, Aileen Harkwood, Lynda Haviland, Jody A Kessler, Katie O’Sullivan, Constance Phillips, Stephanie Queen, Nancy Segovia, Emily Wilder, Jan Romes, Debbie White, Michelle jo Quinn, Victoria Pinder, Eli Grace, Janice Ross and Deb Christie you are sure to find these stories as much fun to read as I did.BOUND BY TEMPTATION By Trish McCallan Emma Janssen and Lucas Trammel had some very hot night together but that was all because she didn’t hear from the hot Navy Seal for quite sometime. When Lucas steps in and saves Emma which battle will win the one that can destroy her life ot the one that can destroy her heart. Trish McCallan has written a story that will grab you immediately. Fire And Ice By Constance Phillips After returning to her hometown, after swearing she would only be back for visits, Charlene’s aka Char’s life has come full circle and she is back. After accepting a job at the local hospital she has now come face to face with the guy who had a very special place in her heart. She knew he would never take her back because she slammed that door shut. There were lies and she believed them, and never gave Brian the chance to tell his side. Can she physically help him heal and can he get her back into his life?Two More Miles By Jan Romes Ava has been left broken hearted by her ex fiancee and all she can do is question herself as to why she keeps thinking and searching the gym for that annoying guy she had words with. Keith Miles tried not to watch the woman with the copper hair, but she had grabbed his interest. Ava has fainted and thought she was on a tropical island with a drink in her hand but then she opened her eyes and the people told her she fainted, but guess who was taking her pulse, Keith Miles aka Dr. Keith Miles. Which way will their relationship go? Can they survive trouble or will it keep them apart?Coaching The Sub By Debbie White If you have ever been a substitute teacher you will relate to this story. I was a sub but never had a hot coach to rescue me from the bullies in the classroom. Shannon is a nervous wreck because today she is the substitute. Filling in for another teacher is not always easy especially when Chase, Kyle and Stevie refuse to do and assignment. That is when Coach Brock Andrews steps into her class and it is immediate attraction. But everybody know that it is against the rules for teachers to date other faculty members. With the attraction they feel for each other how are they going to work this out and can they keep their jobs?Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A Kessler Everyday paramedics walk into dangerous situations and that is what has happened to Bodie and Treasure. What better way to earn a vacation. This story make you want to build a fire and warm next to the one you love. Well written!These are a few of the stories and I hope I have enticed you to read them all. They are worth your time. Very romantic stories are the best fantasy. Thank you to all the Authors who put so much into each story‼

  • Kaye
    2019-03-19 22:53

    BOUND BY TEMPTATION - TRISH MCCALLANOh my golly! This is one heart-pumping with action kind of story. One that will get you drooling with all the hunks of Navy SEALs parading around like Thanksgiving parade! With all the action and the man-muscles, get ready to give your heart s work out! SAVING NECESSITY - MARGO BOND COLLINSThat was the cutest story, ever, with an unexpected twist! I really enjoyed this one! AN UNEXPECTED TWIST - KRISTA AMESSweet and adorable story that will blow you away! DESTINY’S SECRET - RAINE ENGLISHThis short story is definitely not short on the scary factor! Looks like I'm gonna be sleeping with all the lights on tonight!THAT UNEXPECTED KISS - TAMARA FERGUSONWow! What a story! The action, the mystery, the drama, the sexy... you won't want anything else. Word of caution, though, finish whatever you need to finish before starting this story, since you won't be able to put down this story without finishing it. UNREACHABLE HEART - AILEEN HARKWOODOne of my favorite stories, so far! I enjoyed the witty banters, the touch of danger, a dose of action, and the promise of more. At least, I hope there'll be more of the story somewhere, because, like Jacie predicted, I would want to know!DARK CURRENT - LYNDA HAVILANDSet in a cozy small town marina, you'd definitely enjoy this quaint town with a very intriguing match-making ghost, wonderful scenery and interesting story.UNWRAPPING TREASURE - JODY A. KESSLEREasily another favorite! You'll love the chemistry between Treasure and Bodie and you will surely want more of their story, just like I do!BREAKING THE RULES - KATIE O’SULLIVANGripping and sweet story that'll keep you at the edge of your seat! Get ready to dive in on this intriguing mystery, as you fall in love with the sweetest food preparer ever!FALLING FOR CAPTAIN HUNK - STEPHANIE QUEENThis action-packed story will have your heart pumping, as well as, swooning! Get ready for a sweet ride!FIRE AND ICE - CONSTANCE PHILLIPSSweet and hear-warming story that you'll want to read curled up under a blanket. This story just goes to show that earning everybody's approval is futile when what you should be listening to is your heart.TWO MORE MILES - JAN ROMESI think the dialogues are a bit forced and awkward, and the phasing a bit too rushed (but, it's a short story, so that might be the cause), but the storyline is good.COME HELL OR HIGH WATER - NANCY SEGOVIAQuick and sweet story that will give you the tingles all over! I just wish there is more of Dwight and Maise to read!COACHING THE SUB - DEBBIE WHITEHeart-warming story! It may have felt forced and awkward in the dialogues/scenes at some parts, but the story is sweet and encouraging. PATH TO GRACE - WILDER QUINNAnother heart-warming story that just goes to show what one will do for the sake of love.

  • Lucy Berson
    2019-04-17 22:49

    Hunks To The Rescue Anthology. This was a book filled with, hot and sexy, hunky stories. I could not wait to dive in!!!’ Hope you enjoy these books as much as I have!Fire And Ice, by Constance PhillipsChar and Brian were his school sweethearts until a rumor broke them up. Now years later, she returns to her hometown, to help her mother out after her father passed away. Knowing that is it very possible that she will run into Brian, she prepares herself and her heart. Can they get over the past and start over again? An Unexpected Twist by Krista AmesKelsey is running away from her life in New York. Little does she know that she is heading right for a tornado and a sexy firefighter named Boone. Boone isn't looking for a relationship but while driving home from his parents house, he sees a twister touch down and thankfully he finds Kelsey injured but ok. He takes her back to his house to find safety and shelter until the storm is gone. Can two people not looking for anything serious, find exactly what they want and need to be complete?Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A. KesslerTreasure and Bodie work together as paramedics. There has always been attraction between them. Treasure is known for taking risks but then she takes a huge life threat risk on Christmas Eve and Bodie lays into her about it. When their shift is over, she plans on spending time up at a cabin, alone and thinking about her life. When Bodie shows up, things take an unexpected turn. Bodie is going to be gone, training for about 4 months. When he returns, will they go back to just being friends or is their relationship completely changed now? Path to Grace by Wilder QuinnCarina’s father is one of the biggest Mob bosses and Matteo works for him as a clean up guy. He has always wanted Carina but not being full blooded Italian, he knows they can. Ever be together. When Carina's life is out in danger, Matteo will do anything and everything to protect her, love her and keep her safe. Coaching the Sub by Debbie WhiteShannon is a substitute teacher and on her first day, she has 3 students already starting trouble. Immediately Coach Andrews comes to her aid with the 3 knuckle heads. All Shannon wants is to be a good teacher and help her students, with Brock’s help, the start forming a plan to help the boys figure out their paths. Along the way, their relationship also developed into love. Brock was the best coach that Shannon could have asked for!!! Every story in this Anthology was great. My only wish was that they were longer. A lot of these authors were new to me and I truly enjoyed reading their work. Have fun and enjoy reading about these sexy guys and the women that they fall in love with.

  • Tena Stetler
    2019-03-19 00:46

    After reading a teaser about about all of them they all sounded deliciously enticing. I did read three of them That Unexpected Kiss by Tamara Ferguson, Breaking the Rules by Katie O’Sullivan and Come Hell or High Water by Nancy Segovia.These novellas were entertaining, well-written and had me rooting for the characters from the beginning. I enjoy a good book with a hot hero and a feisty heroine.I must say that Breaking the Rules by Katie O’Sullivan was my favorite - Police detective and known rule-breaker Jake Campbell takes an undercover assignment that turns out to be more than he expected. At a five star resort he finds himself in a heap of trouble pretending to be something he is not and falling for the prime suspect. The twists and turns will keep you on the edge of your seat. This was a fun read and I hated to see it come to an end. Everyone should break a few rules, check it out. You’ll be glad you did.In That Unexpected Kiss, and FBI agent gets tangled up with a woman who is targeted by his father’s killer. The twists and turns kept you guessing until the final pages. I enjoyed the novella and highly recommend it.Come Hell or High Water – What a mess Maisie finds herself in when she is caught in a flood and refused to leave her cat. Sworn off men, she finds out that keeping that promise to herself may be more difficult than she anticipated, especially when that man rescues her and the cat no shelter will take. Another fun read full of the unexpected. Don’t miss this one.You are going to want to read all of the hot Hunks to the Rescue!

  • Kathleen
    2019-04-19 02:53

    Hunks to the rescue gives you an opportunity to read several short stories about awesome alpha males and the woman who tame them.I read Path to Grace. This is a mafia story about the daughter of the boss and the person sent to keep her safe. When someone puts a hit out on the princess of the mafia - Carina, Matteo is sent to protect her.After a brief firefight Matteo realizes that the person who wants to harm Carina is internal and he takes her to a place he hopes will keep her safe.While at the cabin Matteo and Carina give into the attraction they have felt for each other for years. Will their story have an HEA?This is a quick rad that gives you two people who have wanted each other for years and when they finally get together realize that their current life situation won't allow them to stay together. I was given this ARC for an honest voluntary review.

  • Margaret Watkins
    2019-03-29 22:59

    An anthology of novellas, something to pick up and put down when you only have an hour or two to read. As so often happens with a compendium of books, you have different standards of writing as well as different genres. I enjoyed references to other books in the series by Victoria Pinder and Constance Phillips, although Fire and Ice was more believable and had substance. Debbie White's Coaching the Sub touched my heart. I was surprised at Wilder Quinn's Path to Grace as I don't normally enjoy Mafia styled books, however I did enjoy this one. I found Jody Kessler's Unwrapping Treasure evocative and I'm looking forward to reading more about Treasure and Bodie in the future. The book definitely needs to come with an age restriction, nevertheless the stories weren't over the top or crass in any way.

  • Brigitte
    2019-03-26 03:37

    I voluntarily received an Advanced readers copy of this book. I got sent three of the 15 stories in this box series as I was in arc group 2. I must say I find it a great idea to have a box set with similarily minded authors who still all write very differently. The three stories I got were all quite well written and they were fun to read. Bound by temptation, Unwrapping treasure and Path to Grace. The first story was also the longest story as some were more aligned to novellas rather than a full novel. For certain is at least that I can recommend that you buy yourself this box series and enjoy reading.

  • D
    2019-04-08 04:34

    Path to Grace-QuinnCarina is the daughter of a crime boss out on a date with a 'normal' boring man. Matteo is her father's cleaner and her bodyguard for the night. When her date is killed and she targeted he saves her and brings her to his cabin for safety. There they discover their love for each other, stop the killer, break with her family, almost die and leave to start their life together. This is a vividly written wonderful short story that I truly enjoyed and you will too. Highly recommend.

  • Book-Lovin-Momma
    2019-04-17 23:31

    This collection of 18 hunky contemporary romance stories in a variety of subgenres and story lines. In Path to Grace, by Michelle Jo Quinn, Matteo is a hitman for Carina's father, and he is trying to save her life, not just because he feels compelled to, but also because he truly cares for her. He doesn't think he's worthy of her, but it remains to be seen whether Matteo will ever reveal his true feelings to Carina. There was good action and intrigue, as well as a enticing romance. This collection is well worth getting, as you get so many different stories, and they're all worth reading! I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book and also bought a copy.

  • Viper Spaulding
    2019-04-19 02:53

    This boxed set has a little something for everyone, at least everyone who loves hot and steamy romances with spunky heroines and hot alpha males. The three stories I read were panty-melting hot! Well-written little novellas, perfect for a quick read when you have a bit of me-time. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.

  • Traci Westling
    2019-04-16 04:32

    I bought this SOLELY for the purpose of reading FIRE & ice By Constance Phillips! While I'm excited to read more that I'm sure to enjoy I'm happy to report the I Loved FIRE & ice in this set that was set back with the Sunnydale series that Constance writes about! Great little story with our hero who is recovering in PT dept. under Chars care! Love medical aspects to romance & when you bring back a favorite Front porch diner for a bit of this romance ,well I'm all in!!! Well written and great little angsty situation towards the end to bring these two colorful characters together... as meant to be!:)💕❤️ Highly recommend this box set even for this one story alone but cannot wait to read the rest!!

  • Kelli
    2019-03-27 05:01

    Book Review: Hunks to the Rescue AnthologyFIVE STARS OVERALL Wonderful set of books all dedicated to our everyday heros. There are books about fire fighters, paramedics, doctors, coaches and teachers, even a mafia cleaner and daughter of THE Family. FIRE AND ICE ~~ Author Constance PhillipsCharlene was an awkward teenager in school, now here she is several years later moved back home and she still feels awkward. Brian is having to go to physical therapy due to a work injury and imagine his suprise when he comes face to face with a blast from his past.Constance Phillips has written a heart felt book about a girl who moves away to get away from the bullies that made her choose to walk away from the boy she loved. Now that girl is back and the boy who is now man is choosing her over his friends, who are still bullying her. He now sees his friends for who they are and chooses Charlene. This is a very sweet story. There is some drama as well as a reconnection between the two. Then the fear of losing each other again. TWO MORE MILES ~~ Author Jan RomesIn Two More Miles, Jan Romes, Introduces us to newly single Ava, and a hot yet OCD and grumpy OB/Gyn Keith. Ava is thrown into his path because she over does it on a treadmill and passes out and Keith just happens to be right there to catch her and then help her out when she comes to. After a pregnancy scare, Ava is mad at herself and at Keith because he has been such a pain in the butt about everything. Yet at the same time she can't seem to stay away from him and he is becoming a fixture in her life. But will they be able to make a relationship work? After all Keith comes from a past that he didn't want to take a chance on genetics recreating so he had a medical procedure done. Will Ava and Keith be able to make a go of it or will Life deal them a raw hand and cause their relationship to sink.COACHING THE SUB ~~ Author Debbie WhiteDebbie White, the author of Coaching the Sub is a genius in the making! This story is fantastic and a four star read all the way. I wish there was some way to get more out of this short story than what we did. It would be so awesome to follow the three teenagers into adulthood and see how they are able to pay it forward.Coach Brock Andrews comes to the rescue of substitue teacher, Shannon Dangle on more than one occassion. Shannon has 3 unruly seniors in her Home Economics class and they are giving her fits. At Coach Andrews suggestion, any time she has a major issue with the boys she calls him to come help.Coach has made it his goal to try to see each of the boys succeed and with Shannons help they do the best that they can to turn these kids around and at the same time they find friendship and even more in each other. Will they be able to continue making an impact on the lives of their students and more importantly will they be able to continue making an impact on each other? The lessons that Brock are able to teach to Shannon are of diversity and understanding. As well as not juding a book by their cover. This book is great and it encompasses the main traits that all amazing teachers should possess. Compassion and empathy as well as caring. LOVED this book.UNWRAPPING TREASURE ~~ Author Jody A. KesslerJody Kessler brings us into the lives of Treasure and Brodie. A couple of paramedics who have been partnered up for a long time and through the days and long holidays that they spend working together, they have become best friends. Learning that Brodie and his fiance split up was news to Treasure but not something that she was sad about. Brodie's fiances wasn't a nice person and Treasure was not at all upset to learn that they had broken up. Here it is Christmas Eve and Treasure runs into a strange character in a gas station bathroom. The things that Treasure has had to deal with in her past makes her care more about this person and when an emergency call comes in Treasure reacts in a way that is totally suprising.After the ordeal that almost cost more than she cares to think about, Treasure just needs to let go of some tension and things happened that she isn't real sure how to react to. Brodie and Treasure part ways, not sure how they feel or where things are going to lead.This book ends in somewhat of a cliffhanger, I really want more from this. Hoping there might be more sometime. PATH TO GRACE ~~ Author Wilder and Quinn A Saint Series PrequelMurder, mystery, intrigue, romance, guns, bad guys, Mafia, and running. Sounds like a real treat huh? This will keep you on the edge of your seat. From a boring dinner to a murder and then being on the run, because you are being hunted. Matteo is a cleaner in the family. Considered a mutt because of his Irish blood mixed with the Italian blood he is not fit to be with the only daughter of the Family. Carina, wanted no part of the Family. She even went to church on the other side of town away from her family because she was ashamed of the things they had done. She refused to take body guards anymore. Now all she wants is to lead a normal life, away from the Family and their doings. Tonight is a quiet dinner with a "normal" man. Johnny is an accountant and did ok for himself yet he was horribly boring.Ignoring a written warning, Carina, finished dinner and found herself in the scariest of situations after dinner. Now on the run, will she survive? Will Matteo keep them safe?KISSED BY FATE That Unexpected Kiss ~~ Author Tamara FergusonTamara Ferguson has never disappointment me in anything I have read of hers and this is no exception. Kissed by Fate is longer than all of the other parts of this anthology and I am not upset by this. Tamara has been in several of the anthologies I have read and review and I am very happy about this. Her books have a love story surrounded by mystery and intrigue. In Kissed by Fate, there are actually several mysteries and it is up to our main character Dylan Nash to find those answers. Julie Thompson is a teacher for kids with special needs and she loves her job. She moved away because of an attraction she had for her best friends boy friend. That was just something she couldnt explore and so she removed herself from the situation. Now she has been offered a much coveted job at home and she is going back. Will Kate and Dylan be okay with her coming back? Julie's mother disappears when Julie was only 6 and there is always speculation as to what happened and why.Dylan is an FBI agent working undercover as a DNR Warden to try to find out what is going on in this town. However he has another agenda he is working on as well. Now that he and Kate have figured things out between them, getting Julie back to town and into his arms is going to be the challenge. But once this current case is close Dylan is going go back to trying to find the man that murdered his father. The twists and turns that this book takes are really something. Tamara Ferguson does an amazing job of interweaving the suspects and making you wonder. I must admit I had one side of it figured out, but it was no less entertaining and it did throw me finding out the other information. Very well written yet again and I truly hope to read more from Tamara Ferguson.COME HELL OR HIGH WATER ~~Author Nancy SegoviaHurricane Edwards is destroying New Orleans, and Maisie is riding out the storm at her best friends house that she shares with her. Maisie couldnt stand the thought of leaving her best friend and cat behind and all of the hotels within 200 miles were full and Denna's parents are alergic to cats. So we find our heroine stranded in an attic with a cat in her jacket and the water rising ever higher. She manages to get out onto the roof but, yet again is she safe? Divorced, Maisie has vowed to NEVER get married again or date a man come hell or high water. Well this is high water right?Dwight Harrison is a first responder and he is mad at all of the stupid people who didn't seek proper shelter before this hurricane made landfall. Never in his life though did he expect to fall in love at first site. However the blonde haired, blue eyed cottonmouth little snake he just dumped into his boat has him tied up in knots.This book is a bit too fairy tale-ish for me. It is highly unbelievable that in just 24-72 hours Dwight was professing his love and telling Maisie he was going to make her his wife.Good story line. Maybe if it hadnt been a rush job it would have been a bit more believable.BREAKING THE RULES ~~ Author Katie O'SullivanIn Breaking the Rules by Katie O'Sullivan, we meet Abigail and Jake. Abigail is the Chef de Cuisine in an inn's main dining room and Jake is a retired military man who is now working undercover to try to dismantle a drug ring. Abigail is against anyone in her kichen having a relationship with a co-worker. Now that Jake is working as part of her kitchen staff she is having second thoughts about all of that. But once she learns who he really is and why he is really working for her will she end it with him?Jake is undercover trying to catch the persons responsible for selling and distributing a new drug that is causing people to overdose and die. He has discovered that someone in the Cape Cod area is responsible and is determined to find the source. This is how he came to be working for Abigail Duncan. This book is full of twists and turns, I never even though about who the guilty party was until it was actually revealed. Great story line and characters. Good book!.SAVING NECESSITY ~~ Author Margo Bond CollinsThis book was short and sweet and a little vague. There is alot of unstated stuff that could have come of this story and it just seems unfinished.Zeke is a ranch hand who is tagging along with his Fire Marshall friend when a disaster occurs and he ends up rescuing the damsel in distress who actually happens to be a Hollywood actress who was shooting on location. Now Sophie is taking Zeke to a high profile Cattleman's Ball and they are going along with Billionaire and Zeke's employer and his girlfriend. Like I said this book is short and sweet and to the point it just leaves a lot of open ended stuff.There is no closure with this bookAN UNEXPECTED TWIST ~~ Author Krista AmesAn Unexpected Twist is the first in the "Fight for Me" Series by author Krista Ames. This book finds our main guy Boone in the dark literally. He is saddled with his brother Pearson as his parents have kicked him out of the house and sent him to his brother to be shaped up. Kelsey is the Female lead in this book and as we read we find that she has been secretly taking classes to get a teaching degree and now that she has it she has left home and didn't tell anyone she was leaving. He father is a high profile New York politician and she is tired of having to do what they say she should do. So she loaded up her stuff and left without a word. Headed west she finds herself in the middle of nowhere and there is a storm approaching.Boone and Kelsey kind of save each other from the clutches of a tornado or two. This book is super sweet and Boone is a true hero in Kelseys eyes. But what happens after the storm clears. Wish there was more to this.FALLING FOR CAPTAIN HUNK ~~ Author Stephanie QueenOk so when I read the title I though maybe coast guard or ship captain. I was wrong. Captain Hunk is the nickname that Tony has given to Captain Colin Lynch of the State Police Captian of Martha's Vineyard.Tony or Antoinette Nevara is an undercover officer from Manchester New Hampshire. She has been through hell and even lost her fiance in the last investigations that they were part of. Now working together, can Colin keep Tony safe from Kasper the Ghost or will Kasper get to Tony too? DESTINY'S SECRET ~~ Author Raine EnglishPart of the Haunting You Series. Raine English has written about Paranormal Investigator and Hunk Deek Hayes. Eden is an artist who has been comissioned to do portraits of a family in Savanah Georgia so that means moving there would be the easiest thing to do. Besides that she was ready for a change from Maine. She has had a perfect life and yet she is missing the man for her. Yes she has had plenty of safe and reliable suitors but she is looking for a man that has an air of danger to him.Deek Hayes has always had the ability to see and speak to spirits. Now he has the chance get rid of the ghosts haunting the mansion that Eden has just purchased. But will Eden find her way into his heart now? Can he capture Eden's attentions as well as get rid of those spirits that are haunting her?Very short and quick read but it was good.DARK CURRENT ~~ Author Lynda HavilandBen is a drifter and has been since he fiance was found dead on his house boat and she wasn't alone. Now he spends his time alone and sailing from bay to bay, port to port, marina to marina looking for odd jobs to barter for supplies so that he can keep going. Something has drawn him to Pearl Key and it looks like they need his skills in fixing things. The last storm did some damage and he is going to see if they will allow him to help.Willow owns the only marina on this island and after quitting college to come home and run the place after her mother died, she has vowed not to sell. However, after this most recent storm Willow doesn't know if she can afford to fix things again. Selling would be so easy yet she promised her family.Ben runs in and rescues Willows business, but will he rescue her heart as well?UNREACHABLE HEART ~~ Author Aileen HarkwoodJacie DeBello is an accountant for a high profile crime network, and she finds herself on a small plane in the mountains with two obese goons who weigh more than the recommended weight for a plane of this size. After much struggle, the plane ends up crashing, but miraculously noone is killed. However they have crashed on to top of a mountain. Search and Rescue find the wreckage at The Devil's Doorstep. Eckhardt "Hart" Renker has had a migraine all day and this is his silent signal that he MUST help someone in need. This story takes a few twists and turns that even I wasn't expecting and it was actually very good. I really enjoyed it and would love to read more about Hart and Jacie.Over all a very good Anthology. I have truly enjoyed myself.

  • Evie Heisskell
    2019-04-08 03:37

    I read an ARC copy of two stories in this book. They were each written by a different author and while they were different in style and flavor, they were each amazing! Jody Kessler's tale about Bodie and Treasure is steamy and hot. The romance of Matteo and Carina is tempestuous and masterfully written by Wilder Quinn. Both stories quickly suck you in and carry you away. I am so excited for this book to come out so that I can read the rest of these romances, and if these two stories are an indication, it will be well worth the wait! Great read and excellent writing by both of these authors!

  • Chantelle Smith
    2019-04-18 04:56

    Hunks to the rescue is a box set of stand-alone novellas. Whether the hunk is a firefighter, FBI Agent, a first responder or even just an everyday guy that sweeps you off your feet after rescuing you from danger than this is the set for you.Each of these individual novellas take you on various thrilling rides, full of passion, love, action and to top it off are full of sexiness. Each of these books will hook you in some way and captivate you until the very end! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of these, but some stood out to me more than others, such as: Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A. Kessler, this one was one of the books that I was gutted where it ended. But I was so glad to read that the characters story continues in another full-length novel.Another that I really enjoyed and stood out to me was The Unexpected Kiss by Tamara Ferguson. I loved reading this one and it just so happened that I had read the previous two other books by Tamara relating to the same characters and area of this one. It really helped me further connect with book and enjoy seeing previous characters in this one. Lastly another that stood out was Two More Miles by Jan Romes. This one once again hooked me from the start but there was something about this that I enjoyed the most. This one was funny, sweet and never felt rushed and loved that our characters got a HEA. Kissed by Fate -That Unexpected Kiss - Tamara Ferguson This was another incredible read in this selection of book! And by far the longest! I liked that it tied in with these series in which I have already read two books, but this book was another great addition to that series, this book was thrilling, sweet, romantic and had an incredible undeniable connection between our two main characters. In this book we follow Julie, who is returning to her home town. Where she embarks on a journey of love with a man who she loved for as long as could remember yet could never have. And also, a journey of discovery about the disappearance of her mother. This is a thrilling read that will captivate you from the start, and is oozing with love, passion and great characters. Unwrapping Treasure - Jody A. Kessler I loved this one, it was action packed, sexy and two characters with great chemistry. I hated where it ended, but so glad that the author made a full-length novel to carry on with! I look forward to carrying on Treasure & Bodie story! This story we follow Treasure and Bodie on the graveyard shift on Christmas Eve, as paramedics. Awaiting their next call Treasure bumps into a little girl, in which won't be the last she sees of her that night. After putting herself in danger, and with time running out Treasure acts on impulse and dives straight into action. Now with injuries forcing her to change her Christmas plans, work partner Bodie has other plans to help her get to her cabin so she can carry on her own tradition, just this year she has someone join her, which ultimately starts making her think. Where could this possible lead? Can they break this line and still remain the same or will it ruin the connect they had before? Breaking the Rules - Katie O'Sullivan This was another thrilling read, that was captivating and sexy! We follow undercover cop Jake trying to uncover a local drug ring that is currently in production, and in order to do that he must work undercover and the restaurant where all the suspects work. But what he doesn't expect to do is fall of one of the suspects and break the first rule of employment there. As the death count rises, and Abbie becomes centre of the chaos, Jake makes a decision to reveal the truth just in time to stop it all before it gets even worse. This was thrilling, action packed and sexy and the two main characters had an undeniable fiery connection that stood out from the start. Really enjoyed this one!Fire & Ice - Constance Phillips I really enjoyed this one, it follows the story of Charlene and Brian, high school sweethearts torn apart by lies, and not being able to trust. You get to see forgiveness, second chances and love through this book and determination to prove your love for each other. After returning home after the death of her father, she sees the one person from her past that could once again break down her walls with just one look. As they start to find forgiveness for the pain from the past, can they fall back in love without the pressure from the past coming back to stop it before it even starts? Two More Miles - Jan Romes I loved this story! It was romantic, funny, sweet and never felt rushed!  This story follows Ava, recently split from her fiancé she is determined to make an inner warrior of herself, but things take turn when she hits the gym. Being bombarded by a guy who is gorgeous in every way but very demanding over the treadmill she is currently using, that is until he saves her. These two start a friendship that slowly start becoming harder to deny, especially when secrets neither of them tell, they spill to each other. They have a connection, that is passionate, electric and real. I love the banter that they have with each other, and how quickly they become to trust on another. I love reading their journey even when things set them off course but so glad they got their HEA! I'm just sad it ended where it did. I'd love to see how their story continues after. Come Hell or High Water - Nancy Segovia This was another excellent read, it was witty, funny, sweet and romantic. We follow Maisie in this story, moving in with her best friend after a divorce vowing never to love again. Cut to three years later, Maisie is now stranded at with an impending storm warning, but due to her cat Daisy no one will take her in, relying on instinct to save herself from rising waters she awaits rescue. When first responder Dwight arrives she immediately becomes defensive and rude to him, but all the while Dwight realises that as much as he is infuriated but he is also infatuated by her beauty. Can they put their differences aside when he has to put up with her living with him for a couple of days or will it be eye opening for both and realise there is a thing as love at first sight? Coaching the Sub - Debbie White I enjoyed this story, but I did find it a bit slow, and less exciting and hot as some of the other books, but still loved the dynamic and connection between the two characters. This follows Shannon, who has recently got a job as a substitute teacher back at her school, but she never expected the 3 cool kids at the back of her class to give her trouble on day, but when Coach Andrews comes along and rescues her from the day turning even worse they begin to work together to get these three boys back on track with their lives, especially after learning how much the main boy of the three is struggling so much. But while helping the boys get back on track Brock & Shannon start a relationship of their own. That quickly develops into more. Path to Grace - Wilder Quinn This book has action, suspense, romance and love! It was sexy and thrilling all in one and loved every minute of it! It had the right amount of action and didn't feel rushed, and all questions got answered! This follows Carina, daughter to a crime boss, that just wants a normal life, with someone to love her. But when on a date and he turns out to boring she'd rather leave. But what starts getting her mind racing is a note, a note from someone she has admired from a far. Ignoring the message and leaving the restaurant, danger strikes and learning from experience she knows how to act in a crisis until the bullets fly towards her and Matteo, the sender of the letter rescues her before it's too late. As they embark on a journey to keep her safe, they start their own journey with truths and become something strong and undeniable. Both learning from each other, and breaking down each other's walls, they begin a life of what they dreamed of together! Each of these books are brilliant in their novella form, but just think how incredibly great would they be if they were full length novels. There would be 10x the hotness, 10x the action and 10x brilliance.But seriously pick up this read and enjoy the hunks that are reading and waiting to sweep you off your feet.

  • Cheri
    2019-03-20 04:38

    I always find boxed sets a good way out new authors. Hunks to the Rescue has fifteen of the sexy guys and hot gals to sample. None of the authors in this set were familiar to me so it was a surprise each and every story. For example: Coaching the Sub by Debbie White: 4 stars 5/28This was not what I expected. The sub was actually a substitute teacher. She and the coach work together to deal with some trouble makers. Looking a little deeper they find there are some underlying reasons for the teen's actions. This was a great story line. The resolution seemed to be coming a bit fast. A couple of snags make it more realistic. There were a few too many descriptions and step by step details for my taste while some readers may like that. One of the issues seemed a bit out of place although it was a common issue. The steam builds slowly, realistic for this couple. Overall a good story and a nice romance. A real feel-good-when-you're-finished story. Well worth the read. Bound by Temptation by Trish McCallan 4 stars 5/29Three nights of bliss followed by three months of misery. Emma had spent those three nights in the arms of her neighbor, Lucas. Then he'd just shut her out. No, “This just isn't going to work.” Not even a “Goodbye.” He wouldn't answer his phone but she got the message. She had no plans to ever see him again. Until, a home invasion prompted the investigating officer to let Lucas, his former SEAL buddy, know he didn't like the situation but couldn't do anything in his position except recommend she get a security system which she couldn't afford or a dog. You'll love her choice. When Lucas showed up, she was not going to allow him to do anything for her. That is until she was grabbed in front of her house. He manages to stop them, however, Emma doesn't escape unscathed. She needs protection. He needs to be the one to do the protecting. Forced together their feelings reignite. Will they be able to overcome the fear that kept them apart? Will she escape the danger that still pursues her?This was a good SEAL intrigue/romance. The conflict was pretty common, however, the characters were good and the one with fur is special. The steam would fog up a band of mirrors. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Come Hell or High Water by Nancy Segovia: 4starsMaisy vowed never to be with another man “Come Hell Or High Water”, she'd finally escaped an abusive marriage and wanted to make a life for herself. Through all the bad times she had one constant, her cat, Daisy. Several years later, when the high water brought the hell of a hurricane she couldn't abandon Daisy and no one would take her. She decided to try to wait it out. Not so smart.Dwight, her first responder, found her and Daisy. That was a major accomplishment. He couldn't understand her combative attitude. After delivering the smart-mouthed, bitchy woman to the shelter, he didn't like the situation. He did like the way she looked even freezing and soaking wet.This is a short one and the instant love may be hard for some readers. I'm a romantic and enjoyed it in this short read. It's perfect if you only have a little time to read and love romance. Falling For Captain Hunk by Stephanie Queens: 4 stars 5/29Captain Hunk, or Cap to his friends, hadn't expected the big league bad guys on his island, nor did expect Tony. She was one gorgeous cop undercover to help capture the men who'd killed her cop fiance six months earlier. Cap knew he needed to ignore the attraction, she was not just gorgeous but had a sense of humor and just might feel a pull as well.Tony was attracted and felt more than she had in a long time. Still, there was the no cops rule and he had some rule as well. No way would they mess this case up by getting personal. Sure they wouldn't.Could they fight it or find it together? The assignment was dangerous. One they might come through, not both or either of them. He worried she wouldn't want to take a chance with another cop. She had secrets he needed to learn. Another hunk and this time a breathtaking female to the rescue. Just who rescues who?Don't miss this deal of hunky rescuers.Reviewed for Words Turn Me On

  • Bobbi Wagner
    2019-04-11 06:01

    Hunks to the Rescue: 18 Hot Contemporary Romance Novellas by Margo Bond Collins, Krista Ames, Raine English, Tamara Ferguson, Aileen Harkwood, Lynda Haviland, Jody A. Kessler, Katie O'Sullivan, Constance Phillips, Stephanie Queen, Nancy Segovia, Emily Wilder, Jan Romes, Debbie White, Michelle Jo Quinn, Victoria Pinder, Eli Grace, Janice Ross, and Deb Christie is a collection of stories about heros by day and sexy hot men by night. These heroes are anything from military, fire fighters, first responders, FBI agent, cowboy, bad boy mafioso, or just that sexy everyday guy, something for everyone in this anthology. They are great fast reading stories that will pull you in from the first word and keep you engaged until the end. They will leave you wanting to see more from these characters. You will enjoy the writing style of each author and they all have their own way they develop characters. Below you will find a few of my favorites stories from this anthology. Find out how hot and sexy these men can be!The Unexpected Kiss by Tamara Ferguson is about what happens when an FBI agent moves to a new town to find his fathers killer. When he falls for a woman, will she be in danger from this killer? She has a story all of her own. Will their worlds collide and have more in common then they realize? Find out what fate will have in store for these two characters. Will he keep her safe? Will they find their HEA?Dark Current by Lynda Haviland is a story about a hurricane damaging the island and with it the Marina. What will happen when she has to let all her employees go because her business is about to shut down. When a stranger shows up what is she to do? He is hot, sexy and most of all a handy man. Will he help her save her business? Will she save him from his past? Will he stay or leave? Find out what happens with these two as they heal each other.Two More Miles by Jan Romes is a story about second chances. She is determined to become stronger and leave the hurt behind. What will happen when she falls at the gym and he comes to her rescue? There is an instant connection between them. Everything is good one minute and the next one situation will change everything for them. Find out if fates gives them a second chance or if fate has other plans for them.Unreachable Heart by Aileen Harkwood is a story about surviving life challenges. What happens when she finds herself in a situation that she is sure she won't survive? He thinks it is a just another rescue until things go bad. He is left behind, fighting for survival in the Devil's Doorstep. Was there more to this rescue then meets the eye? Will he find more then what he bargained for? Will he be able to keep them safe until they find safety?An Unexpected Twist by Krista Ames is a story about two lives who are touched more then just by the weather. She just had to get away. He was looking forward to going home until the weather starts getting really nasty the more he makes his way home. What will happen when a twister turns a car over and he stops to rescue the driver? Will the storm be the only storm they will battle? The storm blew her into town and will it blow her right back out?There are a few more stories that I know you enjoy just as much as I have. These authors all come from different backgrounds and are from all over the place. The one thing that they have in common is that their stories are fast reading and will leave you asking for more. Each one has some twists and turns that you won't want to miss. I highly recommend this anthology, I know you will enjoy reading each and every story and you will be able to find your favorites like I did.

  • Lisette Gonzalez
    2019-03-30 06:50

    Hunks to the Rescue: 18 Hot Contemporary Romance Novellas is an anthology box set of stand-alone, short stories. You have everything from sexy OB/GYN doctor to high school coach, each story is a different. Each novella involves a quick story line with some suspense and action, but at the end, there is always a happy ending. As all the stories were interesting in each of their own way, a few of them stood out to me the most.The first story within the anthology is Fire and Ice by Constance Phillips is a second-chance romance between Charlene and Brian, who both dated for a short period while in high school. A rumor caused Charlene to break up with Brian and move away to college and pursue her career in Physical Therapy. After several years pass, the death of her father brings her back to be with her mother. In transition of a new job, she is placed to treat Brian, her old high school flame, that was injured while working a fire. Will Brian be able to open his heart to Charlene after she broke in high school? I enjoyed this story since it was a second-chance romance. I always like reading about couples that were torn apart by jealousy to then find themselves together again, stronger than before.I also enjoyed Two More Miles by Jan Romes, the love story between Ava and Dr. Keith Miles. Their first meeting took a rocky start after he rudely asked Ava to get off the treadmill he runs in every morning. Ava took a defending stand let him know that he doesn’t own the treadmill and continues to run until she blacks out and Dr. Miles is there to rescue her. They instantly have a connection and their relationship builds quickly until Dr. Miles sees Ava with someone else. Will Ava be able to prove to Keith that what he saw was not what he thought? This story was very quick paced and the ending will surprise you.Another story that I truly enjoyed was Coaching the Sub by Debbie White. What a cute story! This novella is about Shannon, a substitute teacher at her old high school and Coach Brock Andrews. While her first day as a substitute for Home Economics, she is greeted by three students that disrupt her classroom and she is forced to throw them out of her class. In comes Coach Andrews, who knows the three students and how they have been disruptive in school. These two build an instant connection trying to help the three disruptive students back to their old environments in sports and debate and to be able to graduate. While working together, Ava and Brock fall in love quickly. Dark Current by Lynda Haviland is the novella about Ben and Willow. Willow’s boat marina is dire need of help after a storm sweeps through and causes havoc. Ben, a drifter on his boat, hears about the storm warning decides to stop to let the storm blow through. Will Ben be able to help Willow with the marina before it is too late?Saving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins is the novella about Zeke MacAllan and Sophie Daniels. Zeke is a farm hand in a town in Texas when he meets Sophie, a Hollywood celebrity. Zeke rescues Sophie from a fire and takes her away before the tabloid get a whiff of where she may be. The instant attraction between Zeke and Sophie is hot and things get steamy when he brings her back to the farm. As all eighteen stories were all good in their own way, the five novellas above were the ones that stood out to me the most. If you are into hunks in uniform or simple everyday type of guys, this anthology is for you.

  • Shannon
    2019-03-19 22:33

    I am really beginning to like reading anthologies. A while ago I thought anthologies were short stories meant to tease but now I know that when I read an anthology, I get a taste of new to me authors. While some stories in any anthology may be short quick stories, some are actually full length novels. A bonus for buying and reading anthologies is that usually the money I spend on the “books” goes to help out a good cause. There are times when the anthology is just for the fun and love of reading and writing, as is the case with Hunks to the Rescue! The first story I read was Destiny’s Secret by Raine English. This was a great story. While it was a quick read there were enough details about the characters and situation that I immediately liked them. After reading this story, ghosts just might be real…if your mind is open enough…Dark Current by Lynda Haviland is A Hidden Coast romance novella. It is set in a place called Pearl Key, Florida, after a hurricane has come through the area. Ben is a travelling handy man. Willow is a marina owner in need of some help. These two help each other in the sweetest of ways. Just enough mystery in this novella to make me want to read more from Lynda Haviland.That Unexpected Kiss by Tamera Ferguson. I have to say that Ms. Ferguson is not a new to me author and boy do I love her stories from Dragonfly Pointe and the people who live there. This story is not a novella but it is a standalone. There are some references to others which makes me want to go back and re-read Ferguson’s other books. Dylan and Julie seem destined for each other but they hesitate to be together. Coaching the Sub by Debbie White is a story about Shannon, the substitute teacher and Brock, the coach. It’s a heart-warming read that other teachers can relate to. Some kids need an extra helping hand when it comes to education and luckily enough those kids in this story have the sub and the coach looking out for them. Coaching the Sub shows that every person truly needs someone to believe in them. An Unexpected Twist by Krista Ames has a sweet looking cover and as the name suggests there’s a twist! When Kelsey decides she needs a change, she ends up a long way from home and in the arms of a stranger. Boone is that stranger and he uses his arms to save people and animals every day since he is a forest fire fighter. This was a sexy sweet story. Love at first sight kind of hot. I highly recommend this anthology. This anthology has new to me authors as well as new to me heroes and heroines! I am looking forward to reading more from all of the authors mentioned in this review and even those not mentioned.

  • Shelley
    2019-03-27 23:43

    Hunks to the Rescue features novellas from some great authors including Margo Bond Collins, Krista Ames, Raine English, Tamara Ferguson, Aileen Harkwood, Lynda Haviland, Jody A. Kessler, Katie O’Sullivan, Stephanie Queen, Constance Phillips, Jan Romes, Nancy Segovia, Debbie White, and Wilder Quinn. It is a great collection of novels and novellas. There wasn’t a single novel or novella that I didn’t enjoy! However, Saving Necessity by Margo Bond Collins was my absolute favorite story in the collection. Sophie Daniels is a movie star on location in a small town in Texas. After a fire changes things, Zeke grabs Sophie and hides her away from the photographers. She feels safe with Zeke, even though she just met him. The two have a connection that they can’t explain. Another one, Two More Miles by Jan Romes, was another one of my favorites. Life changes forever for Ava and Dr. Keith Miles with a treadmill. After fighting over a treadmill, Ava faints and Keith helps her. Their attraction and chemistry is there right from the start, however, there are many obstacles in their way. I loved Ava’s spunky temperament, as well as Keith’s personality. The two deserve each other, even if they are too stubborn to realize it!Like I said, each story was wonderful and I had trouble picking favorites. Unreachable Heart by Aileen Harkwood was another one that I really enjoyed. In it, Jacie DeBello finds herself in trouble. In a small plane with her two very-overweight bosses, an accident is inevitable as they go over the mountains while a storm approaches. The plane just can’t handle all of the weight. Hart, as he is called, is needed for a mountain rescue. They find the two brothers and everyone assumes the search is over. However, Hart just has a feeling that someone else is out there. When the rescue plane won’t fit everyone, he volunteers to stay back, knowing that he will keep looking. When he finds Jacie, their lives will forever be changed. Come Hell or High Water by Nancy Segovia tells the story of a young woman who is unable to leave her home during a flood because she couldn’t leave her cat. After staying in the attic, she has to climb onto the roof and wait to be rescued. Imagine her surprise when a hunk rescues her and, even though she is worried about her cat, she also can’t stop thinking about the man who helped her in the storm!Dark Current by Lynda Haviland finds Ben Kane reaching another pier. He goes pier to pier helping to clean up storm damage. However, he didn’t think he would find himself in front of a marina owner named Willow, who captured his thoughts and dreams. She needs him as much as he needs her, both for the marina as well as in life in general. I highly recommend this collection of novels and novellas. I enjoyed every single story and couldn’t put it down. For only a few dollars, you will have a lot of remarkable reads that will make you want to wish that you could be rescued. You will read this collection even faster than you thought possible because it is that hard to put down!

  • Lyndsey Fairley
    2019-03-28 03:50

    Hunks to the Rescue Anthology-18 Story Collection4 StarsHunks to the Rescue is an anthology filled with 18 stories of alphas, police officers and other men in uniform or of power, stories. There's something for everyone in this collection! Here are just a few of the stories that I enjoyed. Fire & Ice by Constance PhillipsBrian is a firefighter who was injured on the job trying to save a child's pet. He must now attend physical therapy before he's released to go back to work. But when he steps into therapy the last person expects to see is his ex girlfriend Charlene. Charlene believed the lies of the rumor mill and broke up with Brian and never looked back. Now she's back and he wants a second chance. When trying to move forward and hang out with old friends, the past rears its ugly head and the situation after becomes dangerous. Can they overcome the past or will this be over before it starts?Come Hell or High Water by Nancy SegoviaMaisie Whitehall has sworn off of men after her divorce from her physically abusive ex. When no one can take her in during the hurricane because of her cat, she sticks it out at home. But when the water is rising, she must make a break for the roof. In swoops grumpy Dwight Harrison, who doesn't like rule breakers. When they are thrown into close quarters, feelings arise quickly. Did the storm bring them crashing together or will their attraction drift away with the water?Coaching the Sub by Debbie WhiteShannon gets a job as a substitute teacher in a home economics class. On her first day she encounters 3 gentlemen who refuse her assignment. When things escalate, in swoops Coach Brock. When they hit it off after a night out, they spend mor time together. The develop a plan to help these boys bet back on track and prepare for the future. Can she and Coach help them or is it too late?The Unexpected Kiss by Tamara FergusonDylan Nash is undercover in Wisconsin, trying to find his fathers murderer. When Julie comes back to town for a special education position, they start a relationship pretty quickly. As they start to learn more of each other, they find her mothers disappearance and his father's murder may be connected. Can he save Julie before she comes into any harm? Unwrapping Treasure by Jody A. KesslerTreasure and Bodies are a team of paramedics who are working Christmas Eve. When help is needed around the corner, they spring g into action. Treasure makes a hard fall and is injured which now means her Christmas vacation alone will be hard to make on her bike. When Bodies offers his vehicle, she accepts. But what she doesn't expect is his surprise visit on Christmas. When the drinks get flowing, feelings come out. Will they cross the friendship line or will they remain coworkers after the holidays?

  • Pam Snell
    2019-04-16 22:42

    Wow. Each and every story was definitely about hunks and about rescuing of some kind. Truly loved reading all of these. May have to read them again. Wish they had been longer.Saving Necessity – by Margo Bond CollinsThis was so sweet and I am always a sucker for a story about a cowboy. There is just almost no way you can mess up a hot cowboy story. This one was about a sexy ranch hand named, Zeke MacAllen, even his name is sexy. He works hard and is not too happy about a movie star coming to town and taking away from the normalcy of the town but when he sees the sexy, Sophie Daniels he knows she needs saving of some kind and he thinks he is the man for the job.Unwrapping Treasure – by Jody A. KesslerThis was another one of my favorites about two paramedics that were close friends since they spent so much time together and when there were no emergencies they had a lot of time to talk and learned a lot about each other. I simply could not get enough of this one and the way that they each cared about their patients just melted my heart. They were so sincere and were not just there to draw a paycheck. They truly cared about the people that they took care of.Coaching the Sub – by Debbie WhiteThis was a great one for me too because it was about teaching and since I am a teacher it was close to home for me. Shannon was subbing at a new school and was trying hard to get the students to like her and Coach “Brock” Andrews was always there to come to the rescue for Shannon and do exactly what needed to be done to help with the kids. I loved how sweet each of the characters were and how deeply they cared about what happened with all of the kids and what lengths they would go in order to help each of the students succeed.Falling for Captain Hunk – by Stephanie QueenLoved this one too. Captain Hunk was known as, Cap to his friends and everyone in town knew who he was. He was also known as the last HOT eligible bachelor and he planned on keeping that status. Cap does not date others on the police force and doesn’t break that rule. Tony is the niece of a restaurant owner and she is pretty hot. She meets this handsome hunk, Cap and decides to help him with his investigation because she is also a detective too but that was in her past. Together they are a hot team.Breaking the Rules - by Katie O’SullivanAnother great one. Abbie Duncan is a chef and Jake Campbell works undercover. Abbie gets to work with this hot guy each day and can’t believe her luck. Abbie has rules and she doesn’t want to break them for this hottie, Jake. Jake is trying to do his job but it seems to be getting kind of hard to trust anyone.