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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Jenni Bishop

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by ten great authors. All the stories are about first responders from Police Officers, Firefighters, and Accident scene workers to Emergency Call operators and all are hard but wonderful stories to read. It is also great to see that the book supports a good cause. Each of these stories are highly emotionally charged stories and will have your heart beating rapidly as you journey along with the characters whilst they put their lives, their emotional wellbeing on the line every day. They are each beautiful stories in there telling and I shed a tear or two along the way.

Reconstructed Heart – K.L. Montgomery tells the sad tale of having to come face to face with an accident where someone you knew was involved. Not only that but having to deal with it and find there is far more to the story than it seems. What he also discovers is that he is not alone and that he may just be worthy of love. This is a very emotional story that had me on high alert and my heart breaking.

Romance on the Rig – Kara Liane is the story of a man who has been burnt and totally misreads that is going on. Until he can face his demons will he push the one good thing he finds away?

Walk the Line – Harlow Layne tells us of one man who helps calm a woman who has been in a serious accident. When things start to come together for them he is scared off because of nasty attacks involving other woman of police officers. Did he do the right thing or will it prove to be too much?

Always Kind of Love – Amanda Siegrist is about a woman he can’t stop thinking about who has returned to his life. She is the last thing he wants to deal with but she has always been his one love. He finds himself not only battling fires in buildings but also those of his heart.

Beautiful Persuasion – A.K. MacBride – Raelyn cannot say no to her girlfriends and one taste is all it took for her to know he was the one she needed, the air she needed to breathe but she also loves her family. Damn his sexy accent.

Going Down – Jody Kaye is the story of Kat who is struggling with her parents’ divorce and holding herself back from a life she should live, that is until one crazy man skis into her life.

Rescuing Ryan – Syd Ryan – Ryan has meet the man of her dreams but will he move out of his own way to go for what he needs?

Perfect For Me – Alyne Hart tells a story of one man who has been broken by love but when she returns to town all bets are off, that is if he can mend his broken heart.

Call of Fate – Kelsey Cheyenne – Aubrey has had so much heart ache in her life that she wonders where her bad luck will end. So when Noah comes in to her life and offers her more she is afraid to break down her barriers, she would rather leave than risk the man she loves.

Loving Lindsey – Larissa Gail this lovely tale is about a firefighter named Gavin, he is a player and loves his life. He sees what his friends have and is envious of them. Can he give up his way of life when a beautiful officer comes to town after suffering a loss of her husband? I loved this story and would like to read more. Oh who am I kidding I loved them all.

This anthology of tales is a must for anyone it really makes you appreciate what these wonderful men and women go through. Don’t forget the tissues.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Debi Kircher

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail

5 Stars

I had to have this anthology as soon as I saw it and one clicked it as quick as I could. I’ve read or wanted to read many of these authors and thought what better way to do that then to help a great charity.

What first drew me to this collection was KL Montgomery, she sits within the top of my favorites and is always an automatic one click, she has actually written a couple of my favorite books of all time so I could not resist. Reconstructed Heart was a quick yet complete story full of all kinds of emotions and Trey and Jenna had me all kinds of messed up. Took me a bit to warm up to Jenna yet I really like how her character was written. Trey won me over immediately and my heart went out to him as he worked through a devastating event involving a friend. How this author weaved the events of this story is just one of the reasons I love her so so much. I seriously loved that this was not an insta love type of story, I loved the caution that was taken by Trey even if I wanted to push him here and there lol I still loved how all that played out.

This collection was awesome, I got to experience authors I’ve wanted to read for awhile and I also have now stumbled on a few new to me authors that have me checking out what else might be available. It also opened my eyes a bit more as I was taken a bit closer to what our first responders deal with on an everyday basis. My respect has only grown more because of this.

Loved it and absolutely recommend everyone one click this amazing anthology!!

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Laura Furuta

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders
5 out of 5 stars

This is an incredible group of stories. Each one has wonderful characters. I really enjoyed Reconstructed Heart by K.L. Montgomery. This is an emotional story that pulled me in from the beginning and I found that I couldn’t put it down until I had finished. Trey Prince makes a horrible discovery when he goes to an accident scene. Trooper Jenna Labato tries to help him with the aftermath. Will Jenna be able to help him heal? What does the future hold for Trey and Jenna? Read the story to find out. Trey and Jenna are characters that I grew to care about. The story is an emotional one and my emotions went up and down reading it. Don’t miss out on this amazing story or this anthology. I highly recommend it.

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Heather Lovelace

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Anything with Montgomery attached – I will buy it every time. And this anthology – heaven help my poor heart. Steamy first responders…every single book in this collection – an absolutely perfect story. I cannot single out any of them but truly loved each story. Montgomery continues to be a favorite and I’m glad she brought along some new friends to the party!

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail – Review by Bobbi Wagner

Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First RespondersRisking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a great anthology that has ten hot stories of men and women working as first responders. Great authors, some new to me and others my favorite. Each story is different, you are sure to find your favorite among them. One of my favorites is Reconstructed Heart. I loved how I was pulled into the story from the beginning. Trey makes a nasty discovery at a scene of an accident. Now his heart and faith are in need of healing. Will Jenna be the one to heal him? I highly recommend this book.

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail

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Risking Everything: A Steamy Anthology of First Responders by Kara Liane, K.L. Montgomery, Harlow Layne, Amanda Siegrist, A.K. MacBride, Jody Kaye, Syd Ryan, Alyne Hart, Kelsey Cheyenne, Larissa Gail
Genre – Romance: steamy, contemporary, military, suspense
Page Count – 951 pages
Cover Designer – Alyne Hart
Discover ten spicy stories about brave first responder men and women from some of your favorite romance authors. All proceeds go to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation.
Romance on the Rig by Kara Liane: Finding love on and off the ambulance proves difficult for Air Force veteran Murf—until he meets Lana, a game-changer. Murf may be an EMT hero, but he’s only human. Mistakes happen in love, and a misunderstanding keeps them apart. It’s time to make things right and answer the call from the heart.
Reconstructed Heart by K.L. Montgomery: Trey Prince never expected to make a gruesome discovery at an accident scene only a few months into his new job with the Collision Reconstruction Unit, and he never expected Trooper Jenna Labato to be the one who helped him pick up the pieces. No matter how badly Jenna wants to help him heal, Trey isn’t sure his heart or faith can ever be restored—not without something close to a miracle.
Walk the Line by Harlow Layne: Gage Walker never thought a call to a scene would change his life forever until he met Claire Blake. Sparks fly, but when his fellow Brothers in Blue’s girlfriends are targeted, Gage wants nothing more than to protect her—even if that means he has to give her up.
Always Kind of Love by Amanda Siegrist: The last thing Ethan McCord wants to deal with is his old high school flame, even though his desire for her hasn’t diminished. Battling the burning blazes and an arsonist bent on destruction is nothing compared to fighting the temptation to rekindle the love he always wanted.
Beautiful Persuasion by A.K. MacBride: Raelyn wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebound guy, but the moment Griffin opened his mouth, he drew her in with his sexy Irish accent and dark gaze. As one night of sizzling passion develops into something more, she’s forced to choose between the man who sets her heart ablaze and the only family she has left.
Going Down by Jody Kaye: Devastated by her parents’ divorce, Kat’s looking to regain the stability she took for granted. Dash Newhouse is a drifter, paying his bills by skiing at a new mountain each season. Paired together on ski patrol, Dash reminds Kat that she can’t live life to the fullest while playing it safe. But when the snow melts, will he ride off with her heart?
Rescuing Ryan by Syd Ryan: Ryan is out of the frying pan and into the fire, working the oldest profession of all time to finish her last year of nursing school. On the first day, she meets Chris, the sexy firefighter, as he is licking his wounds of rejection. For Chris, rescuing Ryan will be the hardest rescue of his life.
Perfect For Me by Alyne Hart: Firefighter Luke O’Conner and ex-model Grace Adams shared all their firsts in a tiny cabin just outside Sugar Creek. Nine years later, Grace is back in town, and they find themselves waiting out a storm in that very same cabin. Fire burns between them as neither seems able to keep their lips or their hands to themselves.
Call of Fate by Kelsey Cheyenne: After surviving a school shooting, Aubrey Winters became a dispatcher, dedicating her life to helping people. One fateful call and a meet-cute at a coffee shop leads Aubrey into the arms of English teacher Noah Burgess. Can their trauma be overcome when true love calls?
Loving Lindsey by Larissa Gail: Firefighter Gavin Thomas has no desire to settle down anytime soon. He’s having too much fun playing the field. That is until he meets Officer Lindsey Allen, who’s moved to Oaktown to start over after a devastating loss. Can the blue-eyed beauty convince him to change his ways?

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K.L. Montgomery grew up in Greencastle, Indiana, and studied psychology and library science at Indiana University. After a career as a librarian, she now writes novels and wrangles three sons and four cats at her home in rural Delaware, which she shares with her husband and the aforementioned creatures. She has an undying love of Broadway musicals, the beach, the color teal, IU basketball, paisleys, and dark chocolate.

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    Syd Ryan works as a qualified mental health specialist with troubled youth in a teen mental health residential facility. Concussions, aches, and pains don’t stop her. Syd works sixteen-hour shifts and her best writing happens after midnight. Syd is married, and a mother to three boys. She holds two college degrees: in nursing and exercise science. Worthy is Syd’s second contemporary romance novel.

      She read over 300 romance books in her Goodreads challenge last year and a desire to write a novel wouldn’t leave her head. She developed her love of romance novels watching her mom reading romance and drinking Coke when she was little. She rekindled her love of books after reading Fifty Shades of Grey. She enjoys her free time surfing social media, reading books, and being a crazy baseball mom. 

~ LARISSA GAIL ~

Larissa Gail writes steamy, contemporary romance about hot alpha men and the smart, sassy women who capture their hearts. She is a wife to her own hot alpha man, successful mother of two grown children, and Gigi to an adorable new granddaughter. When not writing, she enjoys cooking, traveling or reading a good romance.

~ JODY KAYE ~

Jody’s husband asked what she’d been doing all day. After five years she finally confessed, “When no one is around, I write.
”

Okay, It was more like trying to get out of saying a thing. Jody’s a writer. You want it pretty. Let’s compromise.

”Just finish one,” he said, challenging her to complete a story and share it.
Little did he know that those words of encouragement meant they’d return from a family vacation with a wild and defiant set of quintuplets stumbling their way into adulthood. Wasn’t raising their three sons enough?
A native of nowhere, Jody settled in New England for 17 years before agreeing to uproot her brood of boys and move to North Carolina. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and hoping that her ravenous children haven’t managed to eat all the ingredients before she cooks dinner.

~ HARLOW LAYNE ~

Harlow Layne is a hopeless romantic who writes sweet and sexy alpha males who will make you swoon.

Harlow wrote fanfiction for years before she decided to try her hand at a story that had been swimming in her head for years.

When Harlow’s not writing you’ll find her online shopping on Amazon, Facebook, or Instagram, reading, or hanging out with her family and two dogs.

~ AMANDA SIEGRIST ~

I’m a USA Today Bestselling Author that loves to write sweet contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels, although I am partial to romantic suspense. Honestly, I love anything that has to do with romance. As long as there’s a happy ending, I’m a happy camper. And insta-love…yes, please! I love baseball (Go Twins!) and creating awesome crafts. I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, working in that field for several years before I became a stay-at-home mom. I have a few more amazing stories in the works.

~ ALYNE HART ~

Alyne Hart is a contemporary romance author and wine connoisseur living in Walla Walla, WA. She’s known for writing stories that pack an emotional punch and get you right in the feels.
She loves writing real, flawed characters and writing about realistic, gritty and raw romance. She’s a romance junkie and happy endings addict, and if you’re a lover of deeply emotional, flawed and realistic romance reads with lots of delicious angst, her books are for you. Alyne’s stories involve characters with bigger problems than just finding love. She writes stories about making peace with the past, rekindling old flames and healing old wounds. She loves small towns, men in uniform and alpha males with a heart of gold.

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Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Heidi Eich Woodring

Game ChangerGame Changer by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart is a funny and good read that had me wanting more and more. Poppy and Mac are complete opposites but so belong together. While reading about them, there were times that I laughed, wanted to scream and smack them, but overall I swooned and fell in love with two great characters and a story line that I loved. I found this to be the perfect combination of Wit, drama, and HOTNESS!
This was my first book by this author and I will say it will NOT be my LAST! I was held from the beginning and until the end and left me longing for more and more. I give this book five stars and HIGHLY recommend!

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Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Lisa Helmick

Game ChangerGame Changer by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Small town girl..big city boy. One open emotionally the other is closed. One silly and the other is Intense. Can they ever match? This was a slow starter for me. I understand why later it’s because the author has a lot of setting up to do for the end of the book. That’s where thing really got happening. It all seemed to come full circle. Poppy’s job and Mac’s job. Poppy’s family and Mac’s family. Poppy’s friends and Mac’s friends. Look who is matching now!

This is listed as a romantic comedy but I honestly didn’t feel it was. There were a few times but mostly it seemed darker and more serious. That could be attributed to the male lead. He is a alpha male who is dark and broody. She refers to him as a dragon or King Kong multiple times. He says he doesn’t have a word limit a day but between you and me…I think he does. So getting his story out of him is like pulling teeth.

I enjoyed the sister, Iris, and a co worker, Naveed of Poppy. They both added some flair to the story. Even Bunny, Bobby Lee and Cookie were some nice additions.

This isn’t my first book by this author. I love her Carolina Series. This just seemed to reach quite that high. The story was good and the characters had growth. The author did a good job relaying the intense attraction the two MC’s had for each other. I was saddened and irritated a few times while reading. Then I did get that big “O” of shock. I didn’t see that coming. This is a good story to me though not a rom com

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Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Robin Rankin

Game ChangerGame Changer by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart is a standalone but is connected to another book by a different author and I didn’t even realize it until I got to the very end.

Poppy is adorable! She’s brand new to New York from Georgia and is trying to show no fear. She does okay about half of the time. She’s has no idea how different her life will be. Now that she’s in the big city.

Mac, oh what can I say about Mac? He is a giant, built, tattooed man who has so many layers to him. He is quiet, thoughtful, loving, artistic and vulnerable. He has been hurt by people he trusted and so he tends to keep to himself.

I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like this story. Why does the Southern Belle always leave her hometown to go to the big city and try to reinvent herself? Too often but it worked so well in this story.

Ms. Stewart is a name I’m always looking for when I’m trying to find a new book read. I can’t wait to see what she releases next.

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Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart – Review by Renee Ullery

Game ChangerGame Changer by Sylvie Stewart
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Game Changer by Sylvie Stewart
Stars:4

This was a sweet and funny romance story that I really enjoyed. Poppy and Mac had good chemistry and really interacted well with each other. The story was well done and flowed. This story kept my invested in the story and the characters. I definitely recommend this story!

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