Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Driven by Fire by Draven St. James: #Review, #Giveaway @DravenStJames

Cover Artist: Dar Albert
Driven by Fire
(Firehouse Six, Book 4)
by Draven St. James

Length: 43,556 words
Genres: Contemporary, Gay (M/M), Erotic, Romance
Taber Delane is lucky to be alive, but his career as a firefighter ended the day a beam snapped, resulting in a crushing spinal injury. Most of his friends are willing to give him space, everyone except paramedic, Deacon Hall.

Deacon hasn't met a challenge he couldn't tackle and he knows Taber needs someone in his corner who isn't afraid to stand up to the big bad fireman. The longer he’s around Taber, the more the sexy vulnerability of the man comes through. Deacon finds he doesn’t just want to be Taber’s live-in caregiver, he wants a chance at the passionate man beneath the stubborn shell.

A shell that is cracking, no matter how Taber tries to hold it together. Deacon being in his home starts to open him up—and open his eyes to the man Deacon hides from the rest of the world. Without seeing it coming, Taber soon craves more. A lot more.

Now if only Deacon can get Taber to see that it isn't so bad having him there to assist. Even if and maybe especially when Taber is naked, dripping wet, and angry as hell.

“You’re not giving me a sponge bath,” Taber snapped and glowered at Deacon as he wheeled himself into the locker bay. The sweat ran down his temples, his shirt soaked through with it. He took in his motionless legs and grimaced before shooting Deacon another irritated look. 
Deacon sat with his feet on one of the peeling dark blue benches, his back reclined against a bank of gray lockers along the far wall in the physical therapy building. A book was balanced on his knees, and black-rimmed glasses perched on his nose. His shaggy auburn hair fell to curl around his ears in disarray. 
Deacon peered at him with pale green eyes. “There go my dreams of rubbing you down and tweeting the pics.”
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Taber has to learn how to live without being a fireman. It's not just his job, but who he is, so the loss is doubly painful. Deacon is the only person that makes him feel whole again, but when he moves in to help Taber the line between friendship and caregiver is crossed. Independent Taber struggles to accept his friends desire to care for him beyond his injury.

Taber and Deacon have great chemistry as they work together to help Taber adjust to life after his accident. The whole crew of firehouse six continues to work together as one great big extended family. I loved every minute of DRIVEN BY FIRE. Draven's stories are always a delight, her characters are complex and it pleases me to no end that she continues to include the ones from previous stories in her current books. It's awesome to see how they are doing as time goes by.
Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. She has traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill her books. Her ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where she finds her peace.
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  1. Congratulations Draven on your new release!!!

  2. Best of luck with your new release!! This is going to be a great book! I Can tell :) ~Crystal Marie