Where there’s smoke, there’s fire.... Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish. Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do…until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty. And Dante wants them to appear there - together. Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?
©2011 Damon Suede (P)2011 Damon Suede
This was a FANTASTIC story! I thoroughly enjoyed every moment. Not only was the story good but the narrator was phenomenal. We all know how a bad narrator can make listening to an audiobook painful. Charlie David made listening to this book a real pleasure.
Yes, most likely. I love the story and the charachters.
not sure. I wasn't thrilled with the way he narrates. It was odd to figure out the breaks and when the dialogue was internal vs speaking as the narrator used the same voice narrating as he did for the charachter
Do yourself a favor and fast forward through the first 4:30 to five minutes of this book to avoid Charlie Davis trying to sing. I found that annoying and painful,
Hmmm.....where to begin....it was cute, I guess, but the pining went on waaaay too long for my taste. I am not all about that slow burn.
I guess I thought the idea of doing porn with the person you're secretly in love with was interesting, but the way it actually played out was not at all satisfying. I mean, they have sex (basically) in front of a camera and then don't talk about it at all? What even. A lot of the book felt really one-sided and it just dragged on too long.
The pacing was alright....
Er, no. I think pretty much everything was summed up.
Besides the plot, my problem with this book was the narrator. I had a hard time differentiating between the characters and who was speaking, and I hate when I have to go back and re-listen just to figure out who is saying what. It was a little frustrating and I probably won't listen to it again.
The narrator needs to dial down on his acting. There were times when he grossly over-acted certain dialogue, and times when the changes in the volume of his voice just got irritating. When an author writes that a character 'shouted' I don't need the narrator to actually SHOUT. When a character 'whispers', I don't need the narrator to whisper the dialogue. Why? Because then I wouldn't have to keep adjusting the volume on my listening device.
The overuse of onomatopoeia and metaphors for male genitialia/ejaculation/masturbation. Also, my personal pet peeve... Outlandish adjectives. He kept describing Dante's mouth as a medium rare color. Later on they were 'wine stained'. His eyes are 'scarab black'. His hair is raven black. I almost felt like this was written by Ms Perky (you know that Guidance Counseler Romance Author Wannabe character from 10 Things I Hate About You).
Overacting. Spoke too loud or too soft in some scenes.
Griff's cannon. Griff's meat. Dante's medium rare lips. No seriously, they were mentioned so many times they might as well have been characters.
I hear there a sequel. For the love of all that's holy, stop writing the sounds as text. I don't need to see or hear 'scritch scritch' when someone scratches something. I don't need to see or hear 'thump' when someone's listening to someone's heartbeat. And I definitely do not need to see or hear CLICK FLICK CA-CLICK CLICK each time a character snaps a photo. Damn that photoshoot scene was annoying with all those CLICKS.
This is a great story of two firefighters who survived 9-1-1 and who could start as many flames as they put out. I love an intelligent story and cheering for them and groaning over the missed opportunities of our heroes.
I'm a big Griffin fan. He's thoughtful,intense, and I love his inner voice, plus I'm a sucker for the big red-headed good guys.
I would have to say Dante, because you could easily hear the New York all over his voice.
Is it getting hot in here?
Suede needs to do a sequel. Send them to another city for long term training. Let them go on a well-deserved vacation. Send them to me... where was I?
This was an amazing book. I've heard he is writing another about the little paramedic from this one, and I'm excited for it. The characters are wonderful, the relationship has great tension. The intimate parts are out of this freaking world. And Charlie David reads the stuffing out of it. After this, I'm looking for everything he reads.
This was one of the most erotic, enjoyable and painfully cute stories I have read/listened. There is such a raw authenticity to the plot that most of the gay stories out there can't grasp. Although I was miffed over a couple plot holes, you really can't deny the power of this sweet story.
I haven't read the print but I so enjoyed the Audio
That is hard to say, I laughed and got choked up all the way through the book.
He was great...perfect for the story
D of coarse arrogant little Spaghetti Eater and of coarse I love men in Kilts
I like to through all types of Genre in my reading but I must admit Gay love stories warm my heart
Charlie David + Damon Suede...enough said.
Dante Anastagio - Damon nailed the Sicilian Italian man. I found myself thinking "How did he know that!'
Charlie added an extra dimension to Hot Head. I feel like I had an amplified experience listening to this audio book over everyone else who has just read the book. His cultural accents were spot-on!
The scene Griff barreled into a burning building to save Dante.
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