3 stars adult - 18+ Angst Level Book co-workers to lovers Contemporary Dee Dreamspinner Enemies to Lovers Established Couple Firefighters Gay Heat Index Length Little to no angst m/m Men In Uniform Monthly Theme Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Part of a Series Rating Scorching/high heat Standalone

Men In Uniform: The Tinder Chronicles- Oceanside Fire Series by Tory Temple

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Return to Oceanside Fire, where the sizzling passion between men scorches everything they touch—especially each other. For firefighter Chris Matthews and instructor Morgan Daniels, it’s dislike at first sight—but that doesn’t mean there’s any relief from the heat building between them, and it only takes a spark to set the tinder ablaze.
Will Chris and Morgan go from enemies to lovers, or will they remain enemies with healthy libidos who stoke each other’s flames? Morgan is no fan of firefighters in general, and he finds Chris especially grating. But when they’re together, the sexual tension is thick enough to cut with a knife—and there’s only one way to work it off. A battle of wills is sure to follow. Add in an age difference, and finding common ground will be an uphill battle. Even if they succeed in building a relationship, secrets and suspicion could reduce everything to ash.


This book consists of 3 novellas. In the first one, Chris and Morgan start a relationship consisting of initial dislike, lust/sex, arguments and angry make-up – rinse and repeat.

Morgan dislikes firefighters because of a past experience, yet he continues to work with them as a trainer and hooks up with one. I found Morgan hard to like – he seemed to dole out affection when he felt like it. Chris, on the other hand seemed content to accept whatever Morgan dished out, although there were times that he called Morgan on his bullshit.

Within a very short time, Morgan decides they are in a relationship – Chris was blind-sided (as I was) because just a few pages before, they were still behaving as if this was a casual hook-up.

The second novella takes up 2 years later – Morgan and Chris are still doing the same things – arguing, loving, making up with sex and arguing again. However, Morgan has an issue involving his ex-lover that could threaten his and Chris’s relationship. It gets resolved nicely without any protracted misunderstandings.

The third story is a nice continuation of their life together.

Although there are some funny moments, especially when they argued back and forth, I could not get into the stories. I think I would have liked a little more backstory development, especially for Morgan. And, (I never thought I would say this), I got a little tired of all the sex scenes (gasp!).

Even though this book was not for me, it was a good read.

3 of 5 stars



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