Landfall by Lori Toland
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: Short Story (41 pgs)
Other: M/M, anal sex
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Nymphaea
ER nurse and hospice worker Jared White is caught up in more than just high winds when a hurricane traps him with Deputy Fire Chief Mike Brown. The handsome firefighter has had Jared drooling every time he visits the ER, but as far as Jared knows, Mike is straight – until a downed bridge strands them alone in an empty firehouse. Will their passionate encounter outlast the storm?
Two hot guys, a disaster and lots of steam. Sound like a book you’d be interested in? Then grab Landfall by Lori Toland. I’m so glad I got to read this book.
Ms. Toland nabbed me from page one. I had to know what would happen next and got completely engrossed in these two men. The book might be short and have sweet parts, but let me tell you, there’s plenty of steam in those few pages, too. The writing flowed well and I couldn’t put the book down.
I totally enjoyed Jared and what he was trying to do. He leads with his heart right out in the open and though he’s got his shy moments, he’s devoted to his patients. Running out into a hurricane might be considered a little foolish, but knowing what he was there to do, I commended him.
Now I have to admit, I’m not usually a huge fan of first person narratives. That said, this book didn’t bother me. What did stick with me and I’m still on the fence about was Mike. I’d have loved to have had a little bit of the book in his point of view. There were things he did that I didn’t really understand and would’ve loved to know his motivations behind them. Still, the book is white hot and I’ve read it again and again.
I’ll be on the lookout for more books by Ms. Toland as this book introduced me to a new author I want to read more of.