Title: Burn Zone
Author: Annabeth Albert
Series: Hotshots #1
The last thing Lincoln Reid expects to see in the squad’s new recruits is Jacob Hartman, his best friend’s little brother. Linc promised his late friend that he would stay away from his brother, but that is proving harder than he thought it would be. Jacob is everything he didn’t know he needed.
After reading a few of Albert’s Out of Uniform books, I couldn’t resist requesting this book. Jacob was a man of many layers. He was the perfect blend of youthful excitement with a professional adult. I really liked him. Linc struggles to fight with his feelings for Jacob. He has been pushing him away for years because of his promise to Wyatt but he doesn’t want to do that anymore. Once he had a taste of Jacob he didn’t want to let go, he just had to stop fighting his feelings and admit it before it’s too late. I liked Linc, but his constant self-doubt weighed down the book and messed with the pacing for me. That said, watching Linc and Jacob keep their relationship personal and under wraps was still enjoyable.
Overall, I think this is a great start for a new series from Albert. The relationship was sweet, the romance scorching, and the story was pretty dang good. I look forward to the next book.
*ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.*