Review: Packing Heat by Kele Moon

Posted September 15, 2012 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Packing Heat by Kele Moon
Packing Heat
by Kele Moon

4 Stars


Released: January 31, 2012
Published by LLC, Loose ID
Pages: 92



I’ve had this book on my radar for quite some time, mainly because the cover looks hot and I can’t help but be shallow enough that when you put a firefighter and a cop together, I want to read about that. *shrugs*

This was a short story and the first thing I can say about it is that I feel as if I was thrown in at the end of something because by the time this story starts is just when Brad and Gavin finally give in to their attraction for each other, but I would’ve loved to see the story leading up to this.

See Gavin is a cop and he’s known he was gay for a long time but has never been very open about it.  Actually he’s more bi than gay because he’s still attracted to women and because of his particular taste in men, he never found the right one to be happy with.  He’s already a big, tough guy and whenever he’s tried to be with a man he can only pick up small guys that want to bottom for him.  But he wants a big guy just as him to top him.

And that’s why when he meets Brad, the firefighter, who is openly gay and very much a big tough guy that likes to top his men, he wants a piece of that.  When he sees that Brad is looking for a roommate he jumps on the opportunity and they move right in.  This part of the story right here is what is just mentioned but because of this being a short story, we don’t get to read it.  I thought that would’ve been a lot of fun to see.

Fast forward to present day and Gavin has had a rough time at work and Brad is the one there to help him through that.  And boy when they finally get together there’s so much emotion that it’s raw and uncut.  Well, that pretty much describes their whole relationship.  Gavin doesn’t want pretty and soft and he gets exactly what he wants with Brad.  Even though if at times it might’ve made me wince because for sure he couldn’t sit for a couple of days, right?

Hot but not perfect.  I really enjoyed it and being my first read by Kele Moon, I’ll definitely be reading more of her books.

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About Kele Moon

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Pyper Diangelo
Pyper Diangelo

Oh! (Pouts) Thank you for the heads up on the short story part. I’ll still get it but at almost 5 bucks, I would be a lil miffed to find out. Have to admit I’ve always been hesitant to buy shorts, cause they are always rushed or I feel like I’ve missed out on some key stuff

Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose

I haven’t read Kele Moon yet, but I’ve heard good things about her writing. I’m not fond of short stories and novellas because I love a well-developed plot, but do read them on occasion- hot fire fighter and cop? Yep, that might be one of the occasions.

Thanks for sharing!

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@Pyper, yes it’s only 92 pages I believe. So def novella length. It is hard but at least this was one of the cases where a novella is ok and not completely missing something. I just wished it would’ve been longer.

@Sophia, firefighter and cop, yep that is def one of those you have to read 😉 Enjoy!