Thursday, 6 October 2016

Controlled Burn - Lani Lynn Vale - Release Blitz

Title: Controlled Burn
Series: Kilgore Fire #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 5, 2016
Cover Model: Shane Williams
Photographer: Furious Fotog 

July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.

July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: her or the SWAT team.

Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her.

July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.

A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.

July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.

Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?

5 Stars 

With each book I read of Lani's I get further drawn in to the lives of the fictional town of Kilgore. Controlled Burn is the story of the romance of July Dupree and Dean PD Hargrove. 

After falling in love hard and fast, July and PD part ways. July's fears for PD whilst on the job, were the main reason for the couple parting ways. PD is committed to his work, and helping the people of Kilgore. PD is an incredibly endearing character, but at times I found him frustrating and completely clueless, and wondered why in the hell I was drawn to his character, and wanted him to find happiness. I think the main reason I wanted PD to find his happy ever after was July. She's so incredibly relate-able and completely endearing with her insecurities, and her self deprecating sense of humor. I loved the banter between these characters, on more than one occasion I was laughing out loud as I read their story. 

July and PD's story is fast paced, quite steamy and full of hot chemistry. There is a little bit of BDSM thrown into this book, which was not something I have read in Lani's books previously. This book was fun and entertaining and I devoured it in one sitting. The is a great contemporary romance with an element of suspense. There were a few twists and turns in this book, that I didn't anticipate. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait for more of this series.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.