Caught off Guard (The Heroes of Silver Springs, #1)
Siren Publishing, October 2006
Genre & Keywords: Contemporary, Uniformly Hot: Firefighter, Shared past
Heat level: ¹¹
Caught off Guard is the first novel by Tonya Ramagos for me, which I purchased because of the firefighter theme of the series that the book is a part off. And I liked it a lot. The hero and heroine are great characters. Veronica is a sexy, confident, strong and kind woman who has set her mind on Dean. And he is a former bad-boy-turned-responsible, a well-proportioned, hot and very sweet guy, completely thrown of his feet by Veronica seducing him. I easily fell in love with him, because of the way the author portrayed him and gave insight in his thoughts and feelings. His attraction for Veronica goes way back and he can’t resist her. Their first encounter is amazingly hot, but at the same time cute and sort of funny because of Dean’s surprise, that is voiced well by the author. Veronica thinks she doesn’t want a relation, just to have sex with him. And the sex is sizzling, they hit it off great. But Dean wants more and has a hard time convincing Veronica, he patiently shows her by silent actions. In the mean time she has her parents to deal with and her sex shop to run. It’s enjoying to read how they interact and start to grow on each other. A nice prospect is the reappearance of some of the minor characters of Caught off Guard in the next installments in this series. The second book, Twin Games is already on my TBR pile and I’m looking forward to it!
Fire Department Captain Dean Wolcott has struggled to tame the wild boy ways of his childhood. Now an adult, he's a responsible and respected member of the Silver Springs Fire Department. But with all he has achieved, there is one thing he still longs for…Veronica Abbott. The sweet, innocent, rich girl was always been out of his league, but that never stopped her from monopolizing his dreams. Now she's back, and the woman she has become leaves Dean with his jaw touching the floor! After a life of domineering parents and becoming a widow in her mid-twenties, Veronica is finally in control of her future. And a future of excitement, surprise and spice is exactly what she wants. Her new business—a shop of sexual favors and lingerie—is sure to give her some of that, but it’s the prospect of Dean Wolcott that really lights the fire inside her.