Fraternization between teacher and student is frowned upon, but particularly when said people are military and careers are on the line. However, the explosion that went off the night they met and the explosives they work with by day only keep the pair smoldering for each other and make being together worth the risk.
Lit Fuse is an introductory prequel story to what is going to be quite the sizzling hot romantic suspense series based on the ground work set up in this story. There is a full story arc of sorts in this one, but at the same time, it is still an introduction and ends on a teaser cliffie at that. The reader will get so much more out of this and not be disappointed if that is all understood going in.
Chase and Vivian are the lead characters surrounded by his army buddies and her besties. Her past holds dark secrets that are hinted at until the end. The pair of lovers are both confident, assertive, and passionate though both have things from their pasts that make them emotionally distant and less than forthcoming. Vivian has a chip on her shoulder over her need to be the best and prove herself. She tends to assign feelings and thoughts to Chase that are not his because beneath her brashness she is pretty insecure and vulnerable. Chase has a tendency to button down his feelings and doesn’t share so I can’t entirely blame her for engaging in speculation.
So, all in all, I think this was a nice set up and teaser for what is to come. Romantic Suspense lovers who want a fiery romance pair should give this a go.
My thanks to Penguin-Random House for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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