Series: Moonshine Task Force #2
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Released: 2 June 2017
Life isn’t promised, love isn’t easy, and relationships
aren’t always clean, but everyone has their soulmate who is willing to forgive
when it would be better to forget.
Trevor “Tank” Trumbolt
I never thought in the blink of an eye my life could change,
but it did. Cresting a hill driving to my favorite fishing spot, I was hit
head-on by a teenager with no regard for anyone’s life but his own.
The recovery process has been hard, painful, and damn near
beating me down.
The bright spot? Blaze.
Surviving the wreck has given me a second chance to make a
life with her. Not knowing if I’ll ever be able to rejoin the Moonshine Task Force again has brought my world into focus. It’s made me realize what’s important.
Blaze. Stella. My brothers. My sister.
The ego that ran Blaze away before isn’t here any longer.
What’s left is a man who’s holding his heart in his hands and a burning hope that once I’m healed she’ll still be around.
Daphne “Blaze” Coleman
There’s only been one person in the world who’s accepted me
for who I am - from the fiery red of my hair and vibrant tattoos covering parts of my body to the smartness of my mouth and my desire to be matched in the bedroom.
That man is Trevor Trumbolt. When he asked me to give up my
job as an EMT because he saw the dangers I face one scary afternoon, it spelled the end for us.
Now that he’s been injured, he needs my help and my love.
I’ll give it all freely, but in the end I’m gonna need him to understand one thing about relationships. The give and take, love and sadness, pleasure and pain is a two-way street. He’s either in this with me or he’s not, but at the end of the day, I won’t let him boss me around.
If there’s anything that can handle the steel of a tank –
it’s the heat of a blaze.
Tank is the second book in the Moonshine Task Force series and although at a stretch it could be read as a stand alone, I would suggest the first book is read prior to reading this one.
Tank and Blaze had an amazingly hot passionate relationship but when Tank dictated that Blaze needed to give up her job as it was too dangerous, she finished with him. She is one tough cookie who does not need anyone demanding she bows to their command. What she didn't realise at the time was that Tank was asking out of love and their relationship was moving on to the next stage. Tank had vowed to get his sexy redhead back but then an accident happens that brings them both to think that maybe they were both wrong in their assumptions and demands.
After Tank has a serious accident and Blaze is one of the first responders to the accident, she sees what she almost lost and knows she needs to reassess how she feels about Tank. She offers to look after Tank in his recuperation . It is with this close proximity that they gradually learn to understand how the other feels and to make adjustments so they can be together.
Although I loved this relationship I did feel that it lacked a backstory of how they were in the beginning and of how they came together. It is through knowing the build up to a couple's story that the connection between them is built so the reader gets a feeling of the depth of their feelings for each other. The pair profess their love for each other but it seemed a little insta even though it was known they had a past.
Overall though I liked this second chance romance and I love the backstory of the Moonshine Task force is only that and the full focus is on the love between a man and a woman. Sometimes the dramatics of a backstory can take away the impact of a full blown intense romance. This just needed that little bit more on the history of Tank and Blaze, otherwise a very enjoyable read. Four stars.
Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series and the Rockin' Country Series.
Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".
When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.