This anthology of contemporary romance stories with an erotic twist provides vignettes that remind us why we love guys in uniform. The delightful combination of various writing styles that focus on different aspects of what makes an alpha male so romantic and heroic provide vivid examples of the various factors which mold these complex men who are driven to serve and protect. There are poignant tales of those who serve or have served in the military (“As You Were” by Alice Janell, “The Star” by Tahira Iqbal, “Diving Deep” by Jenny Lyn, “Once Upon a Time in Mukdahan” and “SEAL Destiny” by Sharon Hamilton) that make one’s heart clench with sorrow as well as fright plus others which make the reader experience a remarkable breadth of adventures in a very short time. This was a deliciously spicy combination of reads which reminded me of why I am such a fan of some of these authors while introducing me to new talented folks that I will be on the lookout for. A great companion book to the anthology, “Smokin’ Hot Firemen” and an enjoyable quick read. I hope that the apparently indefatigable Ms. Devlin continues to gather even more of these exciting and sensual stories.
“High Octane Heroes” is an anthology edited by Delilah Devlin and features a collection of 15 stories featuring sexy lead characters and a foreword written by the talented Maya Banks. Heroes from all walks of life are featured, including prison guards (“Pitch Black” by Delilah Devlin), paramedics (“Five Alarm Fire” by Sabrina York, “Natural Appetites” by Adele Dubois and “Painted” by Leah Ridgewood), an embassy bodyguard (“Besieged” by Elle James) a physical fitness trainer and the client he helps recover from severe injuries (“Pumping Iron” by Christine D’Abo) and many more sensual males. The common theme of heroes who go above and beyond the limits that most are intimidated by and the insight into their lives makes this a very entertaining read.
What is it about heroes like Superman, Iron Man or Thor that revs our engines like no other? Is it the suit? The manly physique? Or is it the courage they display, wading in where others fear to go, to save the damsel, the city, the Earth? Are there real-life heroes who inspire the same lustful fascination? Kickass iconic heroes who enter danger zones in the name of duty, honor, country--or maybe love--who conjure images of hard, chiseled bodies, deadly glares and camouflaged features?
High Octane Heroes will satisfy the reader who craves the romantic idea of that "super alpha" man. Imagine the Navy SEAL sent on a suicide mission; the damaged Army Ranger home from war; the para rescue team member jumping into frigid waters; a SWAT team member entering a human trafficker's den... military members and based in far-flung places around the world or the smoke-jumper living next door. Then imagine the romantic possibilities of being held against that massively muscled chest by a man whose mission is to protect and serve... (Erotic Romance for Women)