TEASER TUESDAY - Alaska Blaze by Lolo Paige
Book 3 of the Blazing Hearts Wildfire Series
Action Adventure Romance
Date Published: 04-30-2023
Publisher: Avoca Press
Can an Alaskan firestorm lead to true love under a midnight sun?
Alaskan firefighter Raynie Atwood thinks she know what she wants—until a walking encyclopedia disguised as a hotshot firefighter storms into her life. Grieving loss and betrayal by the man she once loved, Raynie sets her sights on a top command post for wildland fire. But when when an extended drought, high heat, and beetle-killed forests add up to the perfect firestorm, Raynie’s leadership is put to the test.
To add fuel to the fire, Cohen Tremblay tests Raynie at every turn as she works to save sled dogs and Iditarod mushers dog kennels in the deadly Alaskan conflagration…and to make matters worse, a deadly threat from Raynie’s past has her fearing for her life.
When Raynie’s world goes up in flames, Cohen may be the only one Raynie can rely on…hard to do when she no longer trusts any man, let alone a bullish co-worker. Instead, she constructs a rock-solid containment line around her heart. But fire is unpredictable, and so is love. Will their chance for love be snuffed before it ignites?
Romance, fire, and betrayal…another deadly mix!
Cohen slid his arm around her as if it were the most natural thing in the world to do and rested his palm on her shoulder. He felt warm and she inhaled his freshly showered scent. “Raynie?”
“I’m glad you came with me today.”
“Me too.” They’d spent an hour together without exchanging barbs. He hadn’t pissed her off even once.
He rubbed her shoulder and she slowly leaned into him. It had been a long while since she’d touched another person like this. She’d missed that sense of protection and comfort.
“I’d like to spend more time with you outside of work,” he said. “I feel good when I’m with you. Even when we argue.”
“That’s just twisted.” She smirked, but her breath caught when she turned to see the way he looked at her. It was as if she had an out of body experience and was watching someone else doing this.
Cohen’s heat sent an ache down low to her core. Raynie had a decision to make, and it better be fast. She made it. God help her, she made it and turned to him. “Will you kiss me?”
“What? Did I hear you right?” His tone was sexy and pulled her in even more.
“Sorry, I—I didn’t mean to—it’s inappropriate, we work together. But if you don’t want to—”
He took the rest of her words into his mouth as he settled his lips on hers—a tender kiss, so soft it felt like an angel was kissing her. He pulled back slightly and spoke against her lips. “I’ve wanted to do this since I set eyes on you at the Hiland Mountain Fire.”
Her mind blanked and her face scrunched with such utter disbelief at his saying this, that her reflexive action was to put her hand on his chest and push him away. But she couldn’t. An unstoppable force kept her hand on his shoulder. She’d been fighting an attraction to Cohen from the get-go—when he wasn’t pissing her off, or they weren’t arguing over firefighting strategy.
He opened his mouth to say something, and Raynie put a finger to his lips. “Please. Don’t ruin this. Just kiss me again.”
About the Author
LoLo Paige is an award-winning author and former wildland firefighter, whose debut novel, Alaska Spark, has received several awards for best indie romance, and her second book, Alaska Inferno is a finalist for best indie romance in the 2022 Kindle Book Review Awards.
Alaska Spark and Alaska Inferno have ranked No.1 on the Amazon Bestseller Lists for action adventure and romantic suspense in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. The true story about LoLo’s fire crew escaping a runaway wildfire won an Alaska Press Club award and inspired her debut novel, Alaska Spark.
In addition to her action-adventure firefighter series, LoLo also writes romantic suspense thrillers and romantic comedies. Other books under her romance umbrella are, Jealousy, A Sisters of Sin femme fatale romance thriller, Hello Spain, Goodbye Heart, and Irish Thunder, two romantic comedies The Wild Rose Press will release in 2023.