Title: Lit Fuse
Series: Nashville’s Finest #0.5
Author: Caisey Quinn
Publication Date: 31 Jan 2017
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
When Chase Fisk enrolled in the United States Army, it was mostly to escape a dead- end job working with his alcoholic father. The military provided him with a sense of belonging, and his brothers in arms became the family he never thought he’d have. He’s ready to embrace his promotion to Commanding Officer over a group of new explosive tech recruits—but he isn’t ready for her.
Vivian Brooks grew up in a military family and is unlike any woman Chase has ever met. The recently enlisted recruit is beautiful, tenacious, and as steady with her hands as any EOD technician he’s ever seen. She tempts him in every way possible, challenging him at all turns and taunting him with a body that haunts his waking moments and most of his sleeping ones. But as their forbidden romance could threaten their careers if it’s discovered, Vivian’s buried secrets threaten to destroy them both.
Be warned Caisey Quinn exercises cruel and unusual torture with Lit Fuse. I had heard through the rumour mill that Lit Fuse ended on a cliffhanger and had delayed reading thinking publication was the 31st of January for some reason and wanting the wait for Live Wire to be a little as possible. What I wasn’t expecting was to be left at such a pivotal moment with my heart in my mouth and the words WHY screamed at my kindle. To say I need to read Live Wire immediately would be an understatement, if it had been on my kindle last night I probably wouldn’t have slept.
Chase and Vivian (Viv) cross paths in a bar the evening before Viv is due to start an 8 week training course. One thing leads to another which leads to an explosive encounter in the back of Chase’s truck 😉
Surprising both Chase and Vivian is the realisation that their romp is more than just physical. Viv knows she is unable to give more than one night due to her current commitments so makes her exit before Chase wakes up. However, fate has other plans for Vivian and Chase, when Viv’s new Commanding Officer on her bomb disposal training course is none other than the delectable Corporal Chase Fisk.
Being Vivian’s Commanding Officer brings its own set of problems especially as the chemistry between Chase and Viv is set to a constant sizzle.
Tantalising snippets of both Chase and Vivian’s past are woven through the narrative creating a compulsive need to dig deeper in order to find out just how Chase and Viv tick. Mention of a particularly traumatizing event in Viv’s past adds intrigue and suspense to an already packed plot.
There is no denying the connection between Viv and Chase, unfortunately, due to their respective circumstances neither know the way to proceed, creating additional barriers when they have more than enough external battles to face.
With the fledgling feelings blossoming between Viv and Chase, secrets from Viv’s past come back to haunt her and alter the course of her future.
Seriously Casey how can you end the story at that point!!!!!! Cruel and unusual reader torment – I need Live Wire NOW