Too Hot to Handle

· Red Hot Reads Publishing
90 reviews

About this ebook

One look…

That was all it took for Gabe Maguire to realize something was missing in his life. After beating cancer and returning to the cage to claim victory in the octagon, Gabe was ready to settle into his life in Hope Falls as a firefighter. The sexy MMA champion was grateful to be alive but still felt like he was just going through the motions until he laid eyes on her.

One promise…

That was what Adriana Hale was determined to keep. As a young, single mother raising her twin girls and her late cousin’s son, Adriana was willing to sacrifice anything for her kids, including her heart.  

One night…

That was what brought them together, but could it also be what would tear them apart. After realizing a connection that will change everything, will Adriana and Gabe find the happiness and love they both deserve or will fate have other plans for them? 

Stand-alone Hope Falls romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

Author's Note: Too Hot to Handle was previously published as Fire and Foreplay

**Intended for 18+

90 reviews
Eileen Aberman-Wells
October 21, 2017
I loved reading Fire and Foreplay by the amazing duo Melanie Shawn, the fourteenth book in their Hope Fall series. We met MMA fighter Gabe Maguire in the last book. After winning the rescheduled match postponed by his cancer diagnosis he returns to Hope Falls to join the fire department, working with his cousin, the chief. Adriana Hale, a single mom of twin four-year old girls, promises her dying cousin to try to find the father of the nine-year old son she had after a one-night stand. While watching a MMA fight together, Adriana realizes that Gabe could be the missing father. Taking a chance, she travels to Hope Falls to meet Gabe and get to know him, before dropping her bombshell. The minute he saw Adriana, Gabe falls for her, hook, line and sinker. She makes him feel alive again, which hadn’t happened since his cancer diagnosis. Could she be his soul mate? These two need to discover if they can handle the obstacles this entire scenario places in their way and if they actually are able to share the journey to the future. Through their amazing and vivid writing Melanie Shawn did an outstanding job tackling this love at first sight story. I genuinely enjoyed reading Fire and Foreplay and was pleased with the way Melanie Shawn found a way for Gabe and Adriana to find their way to a happy forever. Although this book is part of a series, it can also be read as a stand-alone. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading the next story in the Hope Falls series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
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Crystal Singer
October 10, 2017
I don't know why I'm surprised that Melanie Shawn just keeps writing better and better books, but each book always outdoes the last. I'm not sure how that's possible! I loved Fire and Foreplay. The insta-love story is one, for me, that will never get old. Gabe fell hard and fast. Not just for Adriana, but her kids as well. I think that's the thing I loved the most about him. That he was head over heels for all of them. A little twist thrown in for good measure....and you've got yourself a sexy, funny, swoon-worthy, perfect stand alone book! Happy reading!
Marie Palmer
October 12, 2017
VERY emotional - plenty of tissues needed! The last five years has been very long and very emotional for both Gage and Adriana, both have survived but neither recognise their 'new' self. Gage has survived by locking all emotion down but now he cannot escape that frozen state.....until he see's Adriana and almost instantly he feels the ice cracking, his blood thrumming and fingers tingling, instantly he knows she is his - but can he convince her of this? Never one to back down from a challenge, he has met every target he has ever set for himself, so once he meets the twins and Jonah he feels in his soul they are his, but knows convincing Adriana to trust him with not only her heart but her children too will be the challenge of his life. However he also knows that the challenge of his life will lead to the reward of his life....and his dream. Even as exhausted as Adriana is, she knows there is something special about Gage, if only she could think straight when in his company! The last five years have been really rough and she is not sure how many more knocks she can take before she breaks, she would love to believe in Gage and let him help shoulder the load, but can she trust he is in it for the long haul and will stick around when things get tough? If there are two people who deserve love and happiness it is Gage and Adriana, can they find their way to a future together or is it just too tough? Loved every page of this, it will be read again and again!
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