Hot Point by M. L. Buchman

Hot Point by M. L. Buchman
A Firehawks Novel
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: contemporary
Length: Full Length (343 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Camellia

The elite firefighters of Mount Hood Aviation fly into places even the CIA can’t penetrate.

Master mechanic Denise Conroy-with a reputation for being as steel-clad as the aircraft she keeps aloft-shuns useless flyboys who don’t know one end of a wrench from the other.

Firehawk pilot Vern Taylor-known for unstoppable charm and a complete lack of mechanical skills-proves his talent for out-of-the-box thinking with every flight. He’s a survivor and a natural-born heli-aviation firefighter.

When Denise and Vern crash together in the Central American jungle with wildfire on one side and a full-fledged military coup on the other, their newly forged partnership is tested to the max. They have each other, but not even their formidable skills combined can protect Denise and Vern from the conflagration sweeping the jungle…and their hearts.

Action-packed and love-laced, Hot Point takes the reader into the hot, dangerous world of firefighting with a helicopter; even into a “wildfire tornado” that takes one’s breath away. Best of all, Hot Point is laced with sizzling, refining attraction that comes through the heat to be pure love.

Vern Taylor, an ace helicopter pilot and new to Mount Hood Aviation (MHA), knows he’s in trouble, big-time, with hot-tempered Denise Conroy, lead mechanic for MHA. She does not like to see her “birds” crippled, and he seems to cripple his Firehawk regularly. How these two rub along together is pure joy to read.

M. L. Buchman, with all his acronyms, dumps the reader right in the middle of action with characters that thrive on danger, whether it is in the form of killing a deadly fire or in pulling off a death-defying rescue of people. And, oh, yes, there are secrets to keep. The author gives the reader all kinds of reasons to keep turning pages.

I’m always thrilled to catch up with Emily Beale, Mark Henderson, and many characters from previous books. They never fail to keep the reader involved in the personal, public, and secret happenings as they risk their lives to do good, day in and day out.

If you have not read previous books in M. L. Buchman’s series, Hot Point is a good one to start with, then you can go back and read earlier books about these characters that have dangerous, scary, adrenaline-pumping adventures while love finds them and invites the reader along for incredible love scenes. The humor, sometimes blatant and sometimes subtle, threads through the stories at just the right times to give the reader a breath-catching moment, before emotion-stoking action starts again. Great entertainment!

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