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Michael prides himself on being the man that everyone can depend on until one of his firefighters is severely wounded on the job. Will he be allowed to process the situation alone? Not when a loud and persistent Simon Winters shows up on his doorstep. The man hasn't met a boundary he didn't skip across. Simon has had the biggest crush on Lieutenant Firefighter, Michael DoMichael prides himself on being the man that everyone can depend on until one of his firefighters is severely wounded on the job. Will he be allowed to process the situation alone? Not when a loud and persistent Simon Winters shows up on his doorstep. The man hasn't met a boundary he didn't skip across. Simon has had the biggest crush on Lieutenant Firefighter, Michael Donovan since the first day he saw him. Which just happened to be at an interview for a job to work as a firefighter. Before his desire to lick the gruff older man from head to toe affects his work, Simon transfers over to being a paramedic. Just when he's begun to build a life that doesn't include hot shower fantasies of Michael, the object of his angst is thrust into his path. All too quickly, Simon begins to barrel through Michael's defenses and dig up the desires Michael has fought so hard to hide. As passions flare out of control, tragedies collide from every side. Michael's struggle to keep Simon at a distance starts to crumble beneath the weight of the secrets that Simon is hiding. Will Michael be able to protect Simon when he needs it the most or will he lose Simon forever?...

Title : Fused by Fire
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ISBN : 21937815
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Number of Pages : 116 Pages
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Fused by Fire Reviews

  • Gigi
    2019-05-23 00:27

    The third Firehouse Six series books focuses on newly transferred EMT Simon and Chief Michael Donovan. The two men have been playing the junior high equivalent of "Do You Think He Likes Me?" for years and it finally comes to a head when Simon transfers and is no longer under Michael's command. And initially, just like junior high school aged boys, that is exactly how they both handle the relationship. A whole bunch of reasons why the two of them shouldn't be together are given (nothing new, unfortunately) and the emotional angst revs up. Both end up getting injured while on duty (which I fucking LOVE) and are there to comfort one another, but it felt a little too forced it this situation. Damn.I know I can be extra critical when it comes to FireFighter related books. That's because they are my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. And when I read one that has so much potential misused, I get a little crazy. This book could have been awesome, given the setup from the first two books. But it was just kinda average.Recommended for hard core FireFighter M/M romance junkies. Others who can take or leave the FireFighter aspect, there are many, many, MANY other new books that will make your heart sing with glee out right now that I believe you will enjoy more.

  • JustJen
    2019-05-30 23:37

    A review by The Blogger Girls. I have been excited for this story, if for no other reason but to see Simon happy with Michael. He has wanted Michael for years, and has basically been biding his time. He has always been such a sweet, vibrant, funny guy who always tries to be there for his friends, supportive and caring, never asking anything for himself. But, he finally gives up on his crush for Michael thinking there won’t ever be anything between them and tries to move on, albeit unsuccessfully.Then we have Michael, who has always noticed Simon but never acted, first because of his position as Simon’s boss, and then his issues over being 13 years older. Simon no longer works at Firehouse Six, having now moved over to the EMT side of things. So, that only leaves the age issue. Michael is quite stubborn, but once they are brought together, things just click. Michael sees they actually have more in common than he though and eventually gets over this, but, it takes a little time and a few events to make it happen.Simon is always there for everyone else, like I said. Unfortunately, he has never felt more alone after his parents disown him for being gay. Not long after he and Michael decide to give a relationship a shot, Michael steps in quickly to take care of Simon and becomes his family instead. So, while there are sad moments involved here, there are heartwarming ones as well.It’s always nice to see the other guys again, and while I did miss a little bit of their banter, it was expected, as most of this story takes place outside of the firehouse.This installment in the Firehouse Six series didn’t have quite the heat of the previous stories, but it makes up for it in sweetness. As with the other books, this one is just as well written and just an overall feel-good story. I can definitely count on this series for my sweet but smexy hot fireman loving. I love the way these stories make me feel, and I’m very excited to see what’s next.Overall Impression: I really liked it

  • Meltem Donmez
    2019-06-02 06:43

    4.5 stars ***** i lurveee simon... i want to read about him moreee...

  • Christy
    2019-06-17 01:33

    I've been anticipating this third book in Draven St. James's series, 'Firehouse Six', primarily because I adored Simon from the moment he first appeared. He never shuts up, he has a heart of gold, and he's had a major crush on Michael since they first met. In Simon's interview, no less, where Simon was imagining all kinds of wicked things he'd like to do to and with the hot, older lieutenant. Needless to say, I was pretty sure 'Fused By Fire' was going to be a hot, sweaty, sexy, steamy, and good read. I wasn't wrong. Since I've already expressed my sincere appreciation for first responder jobs, and firemen in particular, I don't need to say much more than "dayum". Simon thought that by transferring from the firehouse to an EMT unit, his crush on Michael would fade away. No such luck. What's that saying about distance and the heart? Michael, on the other hand, feels like a lecherous old man for even thinking of Simon in that manner. Michael is sixteen years older and, in his mind, that's way too big of an age gap. For all that Simon is an out gay man, he's got very little actual experience and since his parents disowned him a month ago for coming out, Simon is feeling very lost and lonely these days.When one of his firefighters gets seriously injured at a fire, Michael blames himself, even though he pulled the guy out and saved his life. Michael takes a leave of absence to figure out how he can continue to command and Simon storming the castle walls of Michael's stubbornness throws them both into a conflagration of lust. And, yeah…it's good, really, really good! But, what next?This was a wonderful addition to the series, and, in fact, Simon and Michael might just be my favorite couple so far. Their romance was wonderful and I really enjoyed reading it. Thank you, Draven.NOTE: This book was provided by Loose Id for the purpose of a review on Rainbow Book Reviews.

  • Erica Chilson
    2019-05-30 03:53

    I received a copy of this title to read and review for Wicked ReadsOn the surface, the Firehouse Six series looks like a hot, quick read filled with lust and not much content. But it couldn't be farther from the truth. I'm not much for a quick lay. So this series has been a pleasant surprise. Firehouse Six has a lot of depth for so few pages, proving the adage less is more. Sometimes you don't have a billion hours to sit down and read hundreds of pages, but that doesn't mean you don't want a full story to digest, either. Don't get me wrong, the books are hot. But they aren't filled with redundant sex to use as padding to add page count. There is also a lot of story packed in so few pages, showing us past narrators and setting up future storylines, that leaves a reader's appetite whetted and hungry for more. Fused by Fire elicited a lot of 'feels' from me. I got choked up a few times, and released a few tears at other times. Yet it was cute and sweet. It resonated as I know how it feels to wait for someone to come home, to wait by the scanner, listening to for a call for help, and being terrified until they finally walk through the door. Readers have been waiting for Michael and Simon's book, longing to see the man in charge of Firehouse Six get his happily ever after. I enjoyed Simon, and was emotional over his background storyline. It wasn't manufactured emotional extortion added to round out a character like some books offer. It felt genuine and authentic. Very real. So I connected with Simon on a level I didn't Michael. I still don't feel like I know Michael, even after his narration, but that it the type of guy he is... Taber made me sad. Is his book next? on a side note: I don't think it's possible for every firefighter in the series to be gay, but I'll ignore that ping of NFW and just sit back and enjoy the story. Which I will be doing in a moment, as I also have the next book to read and review

  • L E Bahe
    2019-06-21 06:30

    Just finished reading Fused by Fire for the third time since it was released (hey, just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything!). Since beginning this series I have watched Michael and Simon, Michael quietly in the background and Simon not quite so quietly. I was very excited when I learned that the next book in the series was going to be their story and it was everything I hoped it would be. It was very moving how each fought for the other during some very painful events and they simply wouldn't give up on each other. It was also interesting to see how the younger Simon was, in some respects, more emotionally grounded than the older Michael, more confident, more willing to take a leap of faith, yet was still vulnerable. These two characters are my favorite of the series (I admit to having a mild crush on Michael) and I am so pleased with their story. As with others in the Firehouse Six series, I look forward to catching up with what is going on with their lives when the next book is released. Such a great series!

  • Ruthie Taylor
    2019-05-21 07:27

    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads~~This is the third in the series, and although an enjoyable story in itself, it does build on previous story-lines. And anyway, they are good stories, so don't deny yourself!Simon has been desperate to gain Michael's attention for a very long time ... but he never wanted it to be because he was injured. As Michael then proceeds to blame himself for the other injured firefighter, it takes an intervention from Simon to snap him out of it. I loved how things were developed and once again Ms St.James draws the reader in with little details that make all the difference to a scene. I could not have stopped reading until I reached the end, unless there had been a fire for real! It is by turns sexy, caring, macho, sweet, hot and addictive. Go grab a copy and see what I mean.

  • Candice
    2019-06-20 07:38

    3.5 StarsI liked this one, but I felt like something was missing. I LOVED Simon in the previous books and in this one he made me love him even more. I think my problem was with Michael. He's 16 years older than Simon, but didn't act like it.I also think there's more to Aaron that meets the eye. Would love to get his story. Also, Tabor's. I hope this series isn't over because I really like these guys. Even the EMT crew :) I can't forget Cole either. (view spoiler)[I take it Simon's parents just let both sons go and never contacted them again? What about the mom? She told Cole all that stuff and that was it? What about the Grandpa--are Simon and Cole going to go look for him? I think THAT's what I am missing. I wanted more from Simon's family. When did Michael buy land from Grey? Is he planning on building there with Simon? They never mentioned it again. Will Grey ever go back to the house?(hide spoiler)]Overall, I really liked this "family" and I hope to see more.

  • Veronica
    2019-06-03 23:36

    I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.This is the story of hot young Paramedic Simon and fireman Michael. Hotness aside this story really stirred my emotions. Michael is dealing with guilt over a fellow firefighter's injury and Simon is dealing with rejection from his family. Simon and Michael are opposites. Simon is young and easy going and Michael is 16 years his senior and more series. They make a sweet couple. Fused by Fire is a lovely m/m romance.

  • Jess
    2019-06-07 03:31

    I dont like age gaps, i think its really hard to write a convincing book where there is a giant age gap. This book does an okay job of it, but it still doesnt convince me in total.BUT this is one of my pet peeves so people might not even be bothered.Simon has had a crush and I mean a big one for two years or so.......this does show a level of commitment that really helps me to see the relationship working. There is more drama in this book then hotty shmexiness like the last book...however this keeps the series fresh and exciting - so I still highly recommend this series.

  • Meggie
    2019-06-11 23:38

    Hm, I liked Simon from the start of this series, and because of it, I really wanted to read this book. But something was definitely off in their story. Come on, that Michael never suspected or seen Simon's attraction to him, just didn't feel right. Because of that, their story simply didn't feel realistic to me. It was more or less, to fast developing action in sex department, that didn't feel realistic.

  • V
    2019-05-22 04:37

    I was expecting this story to be terrific, awesome, wonderful.Bummer!!! waiting all this time for this sequel only to see these two guys more apart than together.Michael had silly immature issues that I didn't expect from the older guy and at the end I thought Simon deserved much better. Will I read the next sequel, I will, however I learn my lesson and I won't set my expectations too high.

  • Jacq
    2019-05-24 04:48

    Smoked hot love story! I enjoyed this read.

  • Maria
    2019-06-06 03:44

    Not really into older guys or something. Tho it was hot minus the age. x

  • Lou~❧Powerless Over 1-Click❧
    2019-06-02 02:31

    3.75 Stars

  • Seth
    2019-05-21 00:45

    Another well written, fun, and hot (pun intended) addition to this series. The relationshipo between Michael and Simon, while it may take off the ground very quickly in this story, has been building in possibility, under the surface, for both parties for a while. This makes for a story in which it is believable that the characters would fall together so quickly and end up making each other happy.Another impressive aspect of this book is how well it handles the age gap between the main characters. It certainly does not ignore it, in fact it is originally the main reason Michael does not let himself even consider acting on his attraction to and interest in Simon, yet it does not feel like the focus of the connection between them. Simon claims he is attracted to older men, but it is obvious that his interest in Michael on a deeper level is based on the man, not his look or age. It's refreshingly not cliche to have a story with the age gap being central to the story, but not following the usual tropes, namely that in this case the Simon has as much, perhaps more, to teach Michael than the other way around, and they immediately feel protective of each other, rather than it being a "protective pseudo father figure" type dynamic.Overall, enjoyable, hot and sexy, and well written character development. 4/5 stars.

  • The Novel Approach Reviews
    2019-06-06 05:51

    4.5 StarsI really enjoyed Fused by Fire, more so than the first book in the series, Grey’s Hidden Desire.When Michael decided to be swallowed up in a void of self pity because of what happened to Taber, it was Simon who helped him find his way back from the void. There was a serious laughing out loud moment when Simon showed up at Michael’s door, and a few more when Michael made the mistake of letting Simon come into his place. It was also at this time that the two finally showed their mutual desire for each other. But then, Michael had to be a butt afterward and break poor Simon’s heart.Danged if that wasn’t bad enough, but then Simon’s family decided to rub salt in the wound by disowning him when he came out to them, damn it! Even though it’s fiction, this sort of thing just fries my bacon. I can never understand how parents could do this to their own child. The mother in me just wanted to give ol’ Simon a great big hug and take him home with me.Days later when Michael runs into Simon, he notices that this vibrant young man has changed drastically. Withdrawn and quiet, Simon just isn’t himself. And this is where Michael finally puts on his big boy panties and does what needs to be done.Now this is the type of romance I love to read, where I feel bonded with the characters and my emotions have engaged enough that I care about the outcome, and with just enough angst to pull at my heart, so I’m giving this one a 4.5 Star rating. The only reason it doesn’t get a 5 Star is that there were a couple of things left in the air, which I’m hoping means there will be a sequel to help clear those things up. I really want to find out how Taber fairs with his life. Plus, I was a little annoyed about the age gap being an issue. To me, Michael just used that as an excuse to avoid commitment.I will definitely be on the lookout for more from Draven St. James.

  • Cathy Brockman
    2019-06-09 00:27

    I have been waiting for Michael’s story. I loved this book! This is the third book in the series and you do need to read them in order.Simon is now working as a paramedic and has been hoping the change in jobs would take his mind off Michael the fire chief of Firehouse #6, but instead he has been missing him more. When he is called to the fire and finds Michael and his good friend Tabor, hurt it brings up old feelings. He worries that Michael may blame himself for Tabor’s more serious injury.Michael blames himself for Tabor not being able to walk. When Simon comes into his room and Michael gave in to his need for comfort in Simon he has conflicted feelings. When Simon worked for him it was easier, since he refused to get involved with his men at the station. Now that Simon no longer worked there, he fell back on the age gap between them. Can Michael get over the guilt of what happened to Tabor? Will he give into he is feeling for Simon?I loved Michael in all the books. He is a strong, caring man. I do have a thing for older men though. I also liked Simon. He is full of life, a jokester, fun-loving and bright and cheerful. Though he is human and when his parent’s reject him we see the grief there. I love broken men and angst and this book is full of it. I love good characters and this book is filled with them. Grey and Mica from the first book, there’s Tabor, The other paramedics, he addition of some new characters; two new unnamed firefighters and the cute flamboyant twink go-go dancer ant the club. I can’t wait for more firehouse 6 stories!If you like hot, sexy firemen, paramedics, glittery go-go dancers, angst, Younger men- older men, great characters, a page turning story and some hot mansex this is for you!* I received a copy of this book free-of-charge from mmgoodbookreviewsr in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own*

  • Lauri James
    2019-06-12 23:54

    Fused by Fire did not disappoint at all there were several awwwww moments as a huge Dravin St James fan girl I knew we would be getting a sweet tender love story it is also very sexy with some surprises. Michael is Lt at the fire station where Simon worked before studying to be a paramedic and transferred to work as an EMT. Simon was the comic relief at the station and would be the one anyone could count onSimon sees Michael at a fire Michel gets hurt while going in to rescue another firefighter Simon knowing the gruff Lt.would be a disagreeable patient. So he goes to try and find out how the severely injured firefighter is doing, Taber is not doing well and the feeling completely responsible so Simon sees him at a very vulnerable moment and the Lt. regrets his weakness this breaks my heart. Simon who wears his heart on his sleeve just wants to help. Finally Michael goes home and proceeds to have a guilt fed pity party. The wonderful out fireman couple Grey and Mica are worried about Michael who won't see anyone ask Simon for help. Simon will not take no for an answer barges in and proceeds to get Michael cleaned up. Michael was rude to Simon and Simon left hurt. Michael felt bad and didn't know how to fix it. Simon goes to a gay club to try and forget Michael and meets the adorable Aaron the booty short glitter boy. I hope we see Aaron again. I also love Simon's paramedic co worker Bastian. There is a touching scene with Simons homophobic family breaks my heart. I hope also to see more of Simons brother Cole. Michael has such a big heart and I love the love between these two.Writing this brings a happy tear to my eyes as I remember this wonderfully touching story.

  • Jay
    2019-05-31 23:32

    Title: Fused by Fire (Firehouse Six, #3)Author: Draven St. JamesCover Artist: Dar AlbertPublisher: Loose IDReviewer: JayGenre: ContemporaryType: RomancePairing: GayLength: NovellaHeat Rating: ♨♨♨♨Book Rating: ★★★★¼This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest reviewSome may struggle with the age difference between Michael and Simon, but what I saw was two men who care about the other. Their romance and bonding is amazing and they seem to be perfect for each other. I am enjoying the antics and relationships that are forming at Firehouse Six and this story just adds to that enjoyment. The steamy encounters still exist, but the relationship aspect more is more pounced here. As with the previous stories this one is also well written with characters that you can connect with. Once we get past the angst, self-inflicted my Michael and by Simon’s family, we have a feel good story with sexy firemen and paramedics. I wonder what is in store next for the guys at Firehouse Six.Complete Review at WoDF - Fused by Fire (Firehouse Six, #3)

  • Andrea Goodell
    2019-05-31 03:48

    This is book three in the Firehouse 6 series, and where it’s not necessary to read in order I would to really get to know everyone.Simon, the pint size young thing that has been after his boss, now ex-boss Michael for a few years but just hasn’t worked up the courage to say anything. And Michael, not in denial but knows he’s too old and it would be too complicated so just stays away. So far, this one is my favorite. I’m a sucker for the underdog. The guy who doesn’t think they are worthy enough and that is Simon. And when he finally tells his family and Michael, he is proven right, so sad. And Michael, such a tough outside shell but all he cares about is he’s guys and is devastated when they get hurt. These two are so good together and the guys around them just make for an amazing read. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many Reviews

  • Jenny Wood
    2019-06-03 01:45

    I was really looking forward to this one. Simon kinda broke my heart throughout this one, he's so funny and loud and lighthearted, you wouldn't expect all he was going through with his family. He was always doing for everyone else and it sucked he had to deal with all his crap alone. And once he admitted his infatuation with Michael and he got to be with him, Michael was plagued with doubt and self doubt and it ruined what was the best time for Simon. Sadly, bigotry and racism still happens and people suffer for other peoples ignorance. I couldn't imagine getting cut out of my family just because of who I chose to love. Very sad. However, I'm glad they worked it all out and got their HEA. Also liked seeing Grey and Mica, and all the others from Firehouse 6 and the EMTs...Looking forward to the next one :)5 stars for me!

  • Cadiva
    2019-06-14 04:27

    Not sure just what it was with this one but while I enjoyed it, I don't have as much love for it as the two which featured Grey and Mica.I think part of it is the fact that while the book mentions a 16 year age gap between the two MCs, it doesn't at any point tell the reader how old either of them is.I mean a gap of 16 years when one is 18 and the other is 34 seems a bigger deal than say between a 30 year old and a 46 year old, don't ask me why but it does.I'm going on Simon being at least in his mid 20s and Michael in the early 40s if he's a fire lieutenant though but both of them acted like teenagers at times.But, there's a sweet little eventual romance once Michael gets over his age hang ups and a lovely epilogue.

  • Joyfully Jay
    2019-06-06 07:29

    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.75 starsFused by Fire is the third book in Draven St. James’ Firehouse Six series and Simon and Michael have been side characters in the first two books. We have seen Simon’s pain at Michaels’ lack of interest all along and so I was really excited to see them finally get together in this book. Both men are really likable, with Michael as the big, gruff, and protective lieutenant and Simon as the sweet younger man who always tries to keep people’s spirits up. So I was pleased to see them get their happy ending here.Read Jay's review in its entirety here.

  • Blackmermaid
    2019-05-27 02:54

    3.5 starsI was hoping Simon and Michael's story was going to be next! After having feelings for him for over two years, Simon decides it's never going to happen, and he decides to get over him. I was a little disappointed to see that Michael didn't have feelings for Simon for very long. The only pet peeve of mine is that their age-gap was mentioned quite a few times, but neither one of their ages was mentioned. I can't remember if their ages were mentioned in the first two books of the series. I guess I'll have to check. Overall, I enjoyed the book and I can't wait to read Taber's story!

  • Karrie
    2019-06-16 23:34

    I loved this book! I was really looking forward to Simon and Michael's story after reading the first two Firehouse Six books.I loved how, even with the age gap between the MCs, they were always on equal footing. One being strong when the other was having a weak moment.The sex was hot but didn't overpower the romance, which happens all too often in a lot of books I read. Being a romantic at heart, that is a big selling feature for me.I've loved all of Draven's books. She's an auto-buy for me.Can't wait for the next Firehouse Six book!

  • SraeLiz Ess
    2019-05-29 23:34

    Continue to really like this series. I wish this one had been a bit longer - I would have loved to learn more about both these characters and gone deeper. After two years of a crush, Simon wants to move on but can't. Fortunately, Michael gets a wake-up call just in time to bring these two MC together...not without ups and downs but with understanding and determination to go after what they want...each other. I hope to see more in this series! Maybe Simon's brother??

  • Rachel Emily
    2019-06-03 04:44

    I wavered between 3 and 4 stars, but this was more like 3.5/3.75 for me, so I rounded up. I enjoyed this, although Michael was a frustrating character since he just wouldn't get over his hang ups. I loved Simon and I did enjoy the two of them together. Great writing, I enjoy this series, and always hope there is more!

  • Kristie
    2019-06-16 01:42

    Simon and Michael. So perfect together. I liked this one so, so, so much. Simon and Michael jump off the page as guys you know. So real, believable situations, feelings that make sense and everything felt right. I'm so glad I finally got off my ass and read these. More please...

  • Lisa J.
    2019-05-25 03:37

    The first book in this series still stands as my favorite, but this was a nice story. Nothing really memorable but nothing to complain too much about either. It helps to have read the previous books to get some of Michael and Simon's back story otherwise everything would have felt too quick.