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 is the best gay romance/fantasy of them all. I have listened to it at least three times now. The characters are like old friends, at least like friends I wish I had.
Such a great story, characters and narration. The hotness is off the scale!
Dante and Griff are truly memorable characters and I'm so happy for them. ;)
I was born and breaded in Brooklyn, NY the same city that Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan comes from #GerardWorld21 twitter @gerardg21
Gerard's Book Review: Hot Head is worth the money and the listening time
Because it tells A BEAUTIFUL STORY of friendship that blossoms in the face of the aftermath of something EXTREMELY TRAGIC that changed the history of my BELOVED hometown of New York City and America for ever.
This was my first audio book experience ever. And my initial review was not great. HOWEVER, I have listened to this audio since, and feel like I should not be so "hard" on it.
'Hot Head' is a "gay for you", sweet and sexy m/m HEA. Was it a great story? Well, no. But it was a love story set around firefighters after 9-11. So, some of the descriptions and flash backs were touching and tough to swallow. (in a good way)
The narrator Charlie David did a NY accent in female and male voices like a champ. The very extended scene towards the end of the book where the two firefighters finally "ENAGAGE" is amazingly hot and narrated to point of me feeling like I am in the room with the two gents. Yea. It was steamy.
Cheers to Charlie David for making this book a 4 star rating.
Confession: I love Charlie David.
Confession pt2: I love Damon Suede.
Sure, the guy is put on a pedestal in the MM romance genre, but this book deserves the accolades.
Charlie David's narration for this one is intense. His voice is dreamy, very sexy, intense, and his voices for each character are spot on. The sex scenes - of which there are many, and they are LONG - are read with the sort of passion and excitement that you want from this type of story.
I'm not going to give any spoilers, but the storytelling itself was great, even if the pacing wasn't. I feel like Suede could have done with a more heavy-handed editor... at over 10 and a half hours this is the longest audiobook in my collection, and it does drag in places.
Despite this, it's a story I keep coming back to - for the narration, for the romance, and for the story.
Do yourself a favour and believe the hype!
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,
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