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
There are 69 books in my library right now. I can never buy another book. :(
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.
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.
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.
The audio edition is better because of Charlie David's performance. His voice is a good fit with the characters and he's able to speak the different accents, from Jersey to Russian.
Although they're of different milieu, but as of quality, I would rank it among the top of my favorite books with "Something Like Summer" by Jay Bell.
Dante has this loud, and expressive character yet vulnerable. He's my favorite character as performed by Charlie David.
I love the giant redhead, Griff's quiet strength. And who would not be turned on by the description of his anatomy?
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. I wasn't expecting much because of the title "Hot Head". I found it tacky but after finishing the book, I see why it was named as such.
The characters were very likable.
"Cut and Run" by Abgail Roux
The kiss in the shower at the fire house
The narrator could have performed the characters a bit better. There were a few times in the book that I could not tell the voice a part to determine who was talking.
At the top
Griff - I can relate to his feelings and longings for someone he thinks he can never have.
He has an incredibly sexy voice! I loved how he made me feel like he was talking in that sexy voice to me, when he was voicing the different roles. Also, he performed the sex scenes to perfection!!!
Yes, this book made me very happy, even through the sad parts. I longed for Dante right along with Griff, and when the book was finished, I was so sad it was over. Now I just go back and listen to my favorite parts again!
Don't let the somewhat corny name fool you. This is an excellent romance novel for anyone that is gay or LGBT-friendly. I wish more straight people would read this book, to empathize with what gays go through every single day.
funny, romance, feeling
I like the whole storyline. and I hope there will be a second book
No I did not listen too other narration from Charlie David
I tried but I heard this book more then once
There is a misogynistic undertone to the entire book:(
Charlie David is a brilliant narrator! His characterizations, inflections, and his performance of all the onomatopoeia add so much dimension to the simple text of the book! Well cast:)
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