Lit Fuse by Caisey Quinn #AfternoonDelight

Lit Fuse by Caisey Quinn #AfternoonDelightLit Fuse by Caisey Quinn

Series: #.5 Nashville’s Finest
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Intermix on January 31, 2017
Pages: 118
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
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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.

Challenges Met:

Romance Roundabout #10 RS
Literary Pickers #11 Kevlar
New Releases #5

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.
  • Oh, this looks good. And I think I need a good RS series. Great review!

    • Yeah, I thought it sounded like a new one that would catch my interest, too, Angie. The first book comes out soon so I can’t wait to see what happens next with this pair.

  • sounds steamy, it’s nice that there is an engaging plotline

    • Good catch, Lily. It was plenty steamy and I was hooked so that it startled me when the end came. Now I need book one. 🙂

  • dholcomb1

    sounds good…I met Caisey a few years ago, very nice author.

  • Mmmmm, nice cover. 😀 I’ve not read a single book by this author! I feel like I’ve seen her name around though. I haven’t read many teacher/student romances — that’s a neat twist, that they’re in the military. I do like military-related romances. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed this book, Sophia!

    Have a wonderful day. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    • This was my first book by her and I’m not familiar with her work, but I will definitely be continuing with this series. It was an interesting situation. I think the rest of the series will be as work partners instead of teaching stuff, but yes, that was a fun dynamic for this prequel.

  • Debbie Haupt

    Nice review Sophia Rose! Do you get tired of shirtless men on the cover or is it just me 🙂

    • Haha, Debbie! I was just happy they let me see his face. I’m a face gal and it drives me nuts to have headless torsos. 🙂

  • You had me at Army This sounds good.

    • Yeah, that’s me, too. I do love those friendships full of loyalty and camaraderie. 🙂

  • Looks like a pretty hot story. Awesome review Sophia Rose 🙂

  • Sounds good. Always looking for a new Romantic Suspense

    • Me, too. I think it’s a good start and I look forward to book one.

  • Oh teasers! But this definitely sounds like a good one. Glad it set up the series/couples well! Hopefully the next book lives up to expectations 😉 Lovely review, Sophia Rose!

    • Yes, it was pretty good. Good to know at the outset that it’s just the set up story.

      Thanks, Cyn!

  • Oh yummy! Good to know going in what type of set up for sure. Thanks for that heads up!

    • Yes, this one was pretty good, but it ended abruptly and I realized that it was a set-up style prequel so thought I’d warn everyone. I got the first book so I’ll be able to see how things pan out for them.

  • Ooh. A cliffhanger at the end of a novella. Not a happy thing at any time for me but with a short book I imagine I would be livid. That to me is pretty much just a teaser to get you to buy the next book. That’s just me though. I just read too much for review to have the time for that. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Yeah, that is exactly why I mentioned it a few times. If I’m getting an intro/teaser rather than a full complete story, I want to know that so I’ll wait to read it until the other book/s are released. I’ve got the book that comes after it for review already so I’ll know what happened after the cliffie soon enough. Don’t blame you though, Lorna. They are frustrating stories to read.