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Avery Syracuse is a New York transplant with the Skeenville Fire Department. He’s a little rough around the edges, but loveable and loyal. Down on his luck in the romance department, he could use some help with the bills and is looking for a roommate when Luke Turner arrives.Luke is one of the best firemen Avery has ever seen, and it doesn’t make sense for Luke to be wastiAvery Syracuse is a New York transplant with the Skeenville Fire Department. He’s a little rough around the edges, but loveable and loyal. Down on his luck in the romance department, he could use some help with the bills and is looking for a roommate when Luke Turner arrives.Luke is one of the best firemen Avery has ever seen, and it doesn’t make sense for Luke to be wasting his time in Skeenville. The two men have an instant connection both men know is worth exploring. As they set about igniting the fire between them, at home, at the station, up against the engine—it really doesn’t seem to matter—a connection far deeper than physical begins to emerge. However, these two men are going to have to trust each other enough to move beyond old hurts and buried secrets if they want to maintain a partnership—both at the station and at home.A Romantica® gay erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave...

Title : Up in Flames
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ISBN : 23361715
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 106 Pages
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Up in Flames Reviews

  • Gigi
    2019-03-12 11:38

    Re-read March 2016Whoops, my bad. Another re-read where I was underwhelmed and wondering what exactly I was smoking to give it such a glowing review initially.I have GOT to stop doing this!Dropped a star because of overall douchbaggery behavior by one MC.Original review:Well, wasn't this a pleasant surprise! Two firefighters (who actually fight fires!), one gay-for-you, some hurt/comfort, a nice, big lover's quarrel and some sheet melting sex. All in one book! Practically out of no where! Fucking Christmas in October! Just what the doctor ordered.MC Avery Syracuse is a member of the Skeenville Fire Department, minding his own business. Just getting out of a 6 month relationship with his cheating boyfriend and at the age where he is ready to settle down with a nice guy. Along comes super firefighter and sexy as all get-out MC Luke Turner, who joins the Skeenville Fire Department after a mandatory 3 month leave-of-absence from his old station. Luke is keeping his past a secret, which is fine with Avery. Everyone deserves their privacy. While Avery is gay as the day is long, Luke is keeping his sexual orientation hidden, but that doesn't stop Avery from offering the extra room in his home to Luke to rent, which Luke gladly accepts. The two men become fast friends and their story is light and fun and the friendship is relaxed and easy. After a few months, situations force the two men to reveal secrets to one another, and the sexual tension kicks into high gear. Now we find ourselves at the top of the roller coaster and the rest of the ride is absolutely exhilarating. You're gonna have to read it and experience it for yourself. I'm not giving it away.I loved this firefighter romance and can highly recommend it to all M/M romance fans, even those who have no interest in the firefighter genre. It was sweet, exciting, romantic and HOT. With a cherry on top.

  • Candice
    2019-03-20 16:50

    I was very excited when I saw a new firefighter romance, but still cautious as the last couple of stories didn't work to well for me. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Not only did I get sexy and yummy firefighters, ones that actually worked and their jobs were incorporated in the story, but also got a gfy story, which I am a sucker for. Will this be for everyone, probably not. Some parts of the story (like Luke's past) I thought should have either been left out or handled better, but I looked passed that. Enjoyable and romantic with some hot firefighters.

  • Elsbeth
    2019-03-17 11:20

    BR, September 27th with Susan3,5 starsNice surprising read about two sizzling hot fire-men. Loved the two men, was a bit annoyed with the "not-communicating-part", but apart from that, a satisfying sunday-read.

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-03-16 12:48

    Well this was a pleasant surprise! Nice combo of firemen, GFY, angst, and smokin' hot (literally and figuratively) chemistry between the two MCs! Really liked this, I thought Avery was a great character, and I definitely enjoyed this one!

  • Kristen *Addicted to M/M Romance*
    2019-03-17 10:41

    4 stars just because I wanted more!Sexy, manly firefighters! How can you go wrong? Simple plot, minor angst, very hot dirty talk and sex scenes.

  • Teri
    2019-02-24 11:25

    I think 3 stars?I don't know, I like the idea, I liked Avery. I even liked Luke, but he pissed me off. I was glad that Av was strong and didn't fall into the "hot" of Luke's hot and cold routine, but actually communicated and did what was best for himself. As for Luke, he ...well, I felt badly, but he did in fact piss me off.Also, he called Av's ex "sexy" so I don't see why it was such a stretch about not being straight. He didn't come across straight to me, but I don't know. Also, the passage of time in this was odd. It was like months went by...and then a few weeks, and I was like....wha????Overall, it was good, just some things that didn't work for me personally.

  • Susan
    2019-03-09 16:33

    BR with Els3.5 starsI really liked these men.Avery and Luke are firefighters. When Luke transfers to Avery’s unit, they become friends as well as roommates.Luke never thought he would get feelings for another man, but he does. When he tells Avery about these feelings, the two start a tentative relationship.But there is the thing of Luke’s past. Luke suffered a horrible loss, but he won’t tell Avery about it. These men were hot and the GFY was nicely done. Luke tells Avery about his doubts about his sexuality, his worries. And Avery tells Luke he doesn’t just want to be an experiment. He is worried about Luke being gay all of a sudden.These men make their intentions pretty clear at the start of their relationship. They want more than just sex from each other.I really wanted to give this book 4 stars, but then the angst hit. It wasn’t too bad, but it annoyed me and pulled me out of my happy place.Other than that part I really liked it. If you have a thing for hot firemen (who doesn’t!), you should give this one a try.

  • Vanessa theJeepDiva
    2019-02-28 12:36

    Contrary to what the cover depicts this is a romance between TWO men. I honestly went into (ran jumping up and down) Up In Flames expecting an all man ménage. How can one go wrong with three sexy firemen? S.C. Wynne still delivered a sexy romance between two very sexy firemen. New to Skeenville, Luke is looking forward to a new start on his life with a new department. It doesn’t take him long at all to find a roommate in fellow fireman Avery. Things are really looking up for Luke and to keep the flow of new going for him he also discovers for the first time in his life that he is attracted to a man. The man just happens to be the one he lives and works with. Avery and Luke and all of the baggage that is brought into the book to keep them apart and how they work it all out really worked for me on so many levels. Luke and Avery together as a couple worked for me. They both have some past that keeps the present from flowing as smoothly as it needs to. Put all of this together and it makes for a great read. I am so happy that I discovered Wynne’s very sexy male male romances.

  • Karlijn
    2019-03-08 15:47

    3.5 starsIt was nice, it was hot and now I want my own firefighter.

  • Marlobo
    2019-03-01 13:24

    2.5 starsLight, with angst in little doses..The description and dynamics of the firemen's work is the best, it's well-written and you can feel the rhythm and the tension. But in the rest of the story the way of speaking feels somewhat stiff and bombastic, by moments made me think about a B soap opera.

  • Bogusia
    2019-02-24 16:48

    3.25 stars

  • Jenny Wood
    2019-03-10 18:26

    Avery was hilarious and a smart a-s-s and used his gruff "giant" persona to reflect that he was a big ol' softy! Just after he finds out his boyfriend Trent (who's the epitome of a douche-bag) cheats on him with numerous people then runs into him at a bar where the local cops (Trent) and firefighters (Avery) hang out, with his new boyfriend.... Trying desperately to ignore them and not really succeding a new transfer Luke comes to introduce himself and Avery sees a sadness in him that kinda intrigues knowing he's just new in town and still staying in a hotel he tells him he has an extra room for rent and they become roomies :)They try the friends thing for a while as Luke isn't gay and well...they work and live together, but after a while, after one-too many they let lust get the better of em... Avery knows he's just an experiment to Luke but falls for him anyway..... Luke has some baggage and a whole lot of loss in his life already and they have a pretty dangerous job, but he falls for him anyway... there's some bumps along the way and freak out by Luke....but a simple fishin trip with the Cap. straightens things out and Avery finds out why Luke is the way he is, and Luke feels like in trying not to "lose" Avery, he's lost him anyway... So... they get their HEA and it's a cute and funny ride to get there...I dug it!5 stars!!

  • Jenna ~Don't Talk To Me When I'm Reading~
    2019-03-06 12:29

    Well well well. Helloooo there *bats lashes* where have you been hiding?? Wow this one was surprisingly goooood!! Firemen AND gfy, I knew it was going to be a gamble but it was well done!I blew through this one as it kept my interest with well developed characters, very smexy smexytimes, AND - gasp!! - very believable romance between these two strong dudes. This had everything from a stalker-ish smarmy douchey ex to a very difficult haunting family tragedy. As Luke works toward sharing his past with Avery, Avery in turn struggles to trust that Luke's interest in him is real and not a fleeting 'experiment'. In the meantime they have some very hot encounters (view spoiler)[ such as the one where Avery pins Luke to the truck in the engine bay and tells him very explicitly what he wants to do to him.... yess dirty talk!!(hide spoiler)] And when they DO truly come together, I'm shocked that their sheets didn't catch on fire! Hoo boy! This was a great find, 4 very strong stars!

  • tacitus
    2019-03-18 11:42

    This was an okay story, but it didn't feel very well thought out. Everything just happened too suddenly and with flimsy explanations. First off, I am not a fan of the "suddenly realized you're gay" thing as a plot device. I know it's a very popular form, but when it is used I just feel like the struggle should be bigger, more realistic. This was almost...flippant. Also, the way in which we discover the truth about the MCs personal demons felt lazy, the way it was just dumped on the reader all at once.

  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    2019-03-06 16:30

    I have had this book for a while now and after reading The Firefighters Series by Tory Temple, I was in the mood for more hunky fireman! These guys were cool. They had good chemistry. The story was sweet, funny, and sexy with a little angst thrown in.

  • Leaundra
    2019-03-01 14:47

    Pun central, but damn they were smokin hot together! Very very hot! I really enjoyed this book! I would have loved it to be longer.

  • TayaJay
    2019-02-28 15:42

    More like 3.5 stars. It was hot but bit unrealistic in certain part.

  • Vallie
    2019-03-25 16:25

    2.5 starsI disliked the way the gay-for-you theme played out, didn't buy it, but it was an overall sexy story.

  • Makhda
    2019-03-16 18:29

    3.5 stars

  • Monika
    2019-03-25 14:30

    3.5 StarsI really liked everything about this story until I got close to the end, then things just died. The MCs were great and their love story was sweet. The pacing through out the story was perfect but their HEA was too rushed for my liking, sadly it left me feeling disappointed.

  • Heather Rawlins
    2019-03-13 12:20

    I loved Up in Flames, it was hot, sexy, fast paced, not perfect and kept me interested all the way through. I liked Avery and Luke and that they’re firefighters, just a little extra. I thought it was an good GFY story and I would definitely recommend this story.

  • JenCW
    2019-02-25 12:44

    ***3.25 stars***Avery recently broke up with his boyfriend, who had been cheating in him. When he realizes that the new fireman needs to a place to live, he offers Luke his spare bedroom to rent. Luke has a tragedy in his past that he won't discuss, but is grateful to have a place to live instead of the motel he found. Avery thinks Luke is hot, but assumes that he's straight. Meanwhile, Luke is having a hard time telling Avery that he is attracted to him. Luke has never beem attracted to men before, so he's unsure of himself and how to proceed with Avery.Both men need to be open to a relationship, but it's not easy. Luke lets his tragedy rule too much of his life and actions; Avery doesn't trust the Luke's feelings. They both needed to overcome these demons to be together. Thankfully, they have some help. I wanted these two to sort out their relationship so much. They fit together very well. They both needed to trust each other and communicate better, but both were too worried about being hurt again. Thankfully, with the right push they made their relationship stronger and better. *I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book*

  • Robin Powers
    2019-03-24 10:41

    A Bi for You firefighters story that has some hot action and a fire truck full of angst. Avery...what can I say? I loved the Italian Stalion. He seems like the perfect guy/boyfriend/friend. A little awkward with his feelings at times but mostly a big teddy bear. Luke, on the other hand, is majorly damaged. And relationship material wise...probably not the best candidate right now. The story tore me up. Luke clearly was not able to be what Avery was looking for. So many actions confused me just as much as they confused Avery. Chemistry can only get you so far. Those darn firefighters. So combustible!

  • Suzanne Ellis
    2019-03-24 10:33

    This was another S.C. Wynne book well worth waiting for. I am so glad she got to re-release this story as I would have hated to have missed out on getting to experience big, gruff Avery's and smaller, softer Luke's wonderful story. Both are broken in ways, one from from a past horror very close to his heart and the other from the painful sting of being treated terribly by the one that he should have been able to count on above all others.Both are firemen, with Luke being new to the town and the team. Avery, who is unapologetically gay and Luke, who has always felt like he was straight, connect quickly over the first weeks that they spend as roommates once Avery offers Luke his spare room in return for help with the rent. Luke finds himself questioning his intense reactions and responses to Avery, but not enough to shy away from trying to find out what these unfamiliar feelings mean.These two MCs and their supporting characters were a true joy to read about and I am looking forward to more of Ms. Wynne's writing genius!

  • Jennifer Reilley
    2019-03-04 11:43

    Avery is a fire fighter looking for a long term relationship and recently out of a bad oneLuke gets a transfer to Averys station and there is a instant friendship and connection. However, Luke is hiding something personal and bigThe two really do not communicate well together but once they get it together you see they really have fallen for each other and make each other happy.I enjoyed this book. I wish it was a little longer to see their relationship develop further.

  • Katie Townsend
    2019-03-25 12:26

    I loved up it in flames it was such a beautifully written story I fell so hard for luke and Avery there connection was so beautifully intense My emotions were all over the place I laughed and cried and fell in love with luke and Avery Up in flames had me on the edge of my seat I couldn't put it down I was so into the story Thank s c Wynne for another beautiful story

  • Deb
    2019-03-18 11:34

    Two and half stars. The story had potential. I liked the characters and the dialogue was amusing. The GFY did not work and the story didn't need it as the character had enough baggage. The story was silly but fun right up until Luke declares his interest in Avery. The whole thing was cheesy and very repetitive. Scenes went on way to long with Avery insisting Luke couldn't be attracted to him and Luke insisting he was. The whole relationship development section was completely omitted with a rush towards an unsatisfying HEA.

  • E
    2019-03-15 17:41

    “It is. You don’t understand. I’m like some stupid video game and if I take one more hit, I’m going to explode into a million pieces.”And“Then get in my bed and f--- the confusion out of me,” he grumbled. “I’m begging you, dude. I think I’m going die if I can’t touch you.”Plus the sex scenes were lukewarm at best. Two stars.

  • Isha
    2019-02-24 17:38

    Very enjoyable. Luke and Avery are both firefighters and upon first meeting they have an instant connection. Avery invites Luke to live with him, since he's looking for a roommate. They're good together until a situation happens and it creates distance between them. I love reading about strong men in relationships and this book didn't disappoint.

  • DL
    2019-03-02 14:23

    The gfy simply didn't work for me. It felt forced. The fire scene was well done; I could feel the frantic desperation. And the aftermath with the Chief, very real. Shame the rest of the book wasn't written like that one scene.