Where There’s Smoke by Nico Jaye











Daily Dose Short Story

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If he can make room in his life and his heart, an isolated medieval history professor might find a real life knight in shining armor.
A terrible breakup in his twenties left David shying away from relationships. For years he’s been content with his solitary life, finding fulfillment in his career, books, television show marathons, and his cat’s companionship. When David meets his neighbor Zach, he can’t tell if Zach is just being friendly or if the handsome fireman might actually be interested in him. The more time they spend together, though, the more David questions his resolution to remain single. If Zach can extinguish the flames left by David’s past, David might finally break away from his structured life and take a chance on love.


David has just moved to town, starting fresh with a promotion at the university, determined to be happy and alone, no man needed, no siree.

Zach is a fireman, a great neighbor, a rescuer of cats, a fixer of things, and a genuinely nice guy. Oh, and super hot.

At first David is confused by the good-neighborly acts of kindness Zach bestows upon him, but then, with a little help from another matchmaking neighbor, he begins to think that maybe his plans on being happy and alone might just need to be altered a bit…


I really like Nico Jaye’s writing style. It’s so smooth and effortless. This story just grabs you right from the start and keeps you enthralled.

With short-stories it’s easy to feel short-changed and this is definitely not one of those. The characters are well-developed, the pacing is quick but fulfilling, the smexy times are very hot and though (as is appropriate with any story) you wish it didn’t end, you still feel very satisfied at the HEA.

I highly recommend this and give it 6 of 5 hearts!



Burning Up (Fitting In book 3) by Silvia Violet

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burning upBlurb

Bryce has been a firefighter for ten years, but when a horrific house fire leaves him reeling, he moves to a new city, hoping to shove those memories behind him. As he adjusts to his new station, Bryce keeps to himself until Matt and Toby, two hot young men in his unit, throw temptation in his path. Bryce knows better than to mess around with men he works with, especially two newbies who are in the closet. But after a difficult day, Matt and Toby offer him compassion and friendship, which slips so easily into sex Bryce finds the combination irresistible.

Matt and Toby want to expand their relationship to include a third, and they’ve set their sights on their sexy bear of a lieutenant. Their first night together is a scorcher, and, more than that, it feels right, to all of them. But since Bryce refuses to hide who he is, and dating men on his shift is against the rules, all three men are going to have to make some tough choices if they want to stay together.


(This can absolutely be read as a stand-alone book.)

Bryce is a friend of Mason (from books one and two) and a fireman. He meets two new guys on his crew (they are clearly a couple already) and is enthralled.

Matt and Toby subtly begin to flirt with Bryce, and though he thinks this will all end horribly, he can’t say no.

They begin a month long affair and everything seems wonderful when there is an accident that puts Matt in the hospital. Suddenly Bryce feels worried that they are all about to sacrifice their careers and breaks up with the boys.

When push comes to shove, Gray (of all people) gives Bryce some great advice and we get a very happy HFN/HEA.


This was a lot different than books one and two. It has MUCH less BDSM in it, more commanding and less humiliation.

The emotions were very sweet in this book and though there are some hot sex scenes it wasn’t the main focus.

I really enjoyed this and was rooting for this threesome to make it!

All in all 4 of 5 hearts