* Review * UNDER CONTROL by Shannon Stacey

* Review * UNDER CONTROL by Shannon StaceyUnder Control by Shannon Stacey
Series: Boston Fire
Published by Carina Press on August 28, 2018
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When faced with the opportunity to change shifts while staying in the same house, veteran firefighter Derek Gilman jumps at the chance. His new schedule means not working Saturdays, which means more time to spend with his two kids. His divorce may have been amicable, but being a firefighter and a single dad is a lot to juggle. And when fate brings a gorgeous, wealthy woman into his life, he’s pretty sure he can’t handle more than he already is.

Olivia McGovern loves plans. She planned to start her own business and planned its growth. It’s earning her seven figures now, but her personal life simply doesn’t exist. Getting trapped in a broken elevator figures in exactly nowhere, and freaking out in front of a sexy firefighter definitely isn’t on the agenda. Especially not one with two kids and an ex.

What would have been a random incident with an attractive stranger becomes something more when a charity event brings them back together. They’re from different sides of the tracks, literally—with friends, family and careers to consider. But as Derek and Olivia are discovering, chemistry doesn’t allow for plans, and love doesn’t bother with logistics.


With the next book in the beloved Boston Fire series, we get the story of sexy single dad Derek. It’s always a lot of fun to revisit the characters from the previous books and get updates on how their lives are going. With this one, the characters were quick to grab and keep my attention . A sexy connection between them, and both with strong attitudes and beliefs that lead to a good bit of strife on the way towards their happily ever after. Really enjoyed their story!

Veteran firefighter Derek Gilman is trying to juggle all the aspects of his life the best way he knows how, so when a change in shift will allow him to still stay in the house that he loves but will afford him with more quality time with his kids, he is all for it. He and his ex might have made their way back to a decent friendship in order to keep life cordial for their kids, but he still wants as much time with them as he can manage.

Executive Olivia McGovern has worked hard to get her consulting firm off the ground and though business is going well, she doesn’t have time to sit back on her laurels and let someone else swoop in and snatch her potential clients, so getting stuck in an elevator on the way to a critical meeting is the last thing she needs! Then leave it to her to freak out in front of a sexy firefighter who has the misfortune of being stuck in there with her, and her day is totally shot. On the up-side, wow, what a hunk!


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