Book Review: Burning Up (Fitting In, #3) – Silvia Violet

Burning UpThis third book of the series Fitting In did not stray much from its first two book’s premise. It’s still a ménage but this time, it is between firefighters. Bryce has been a firefighter for ten years and when a horrific house fire pushed him to move into a new city, he found himself thrown into the temptation that is Matt and Toby – two hot young firefighters in the closet who are looking for a third in their relationship.

As they indulge in a night of passion, Bryce realized what he’s been missing but refuses to hide sexuality. Given that they are working together professionally, they now have to make tough choices in order to stay together and make their personal relationship work.

I am not a fan of this ménage at all. I didn’t connect very much with Bryce despite having him narrating the whole thing. It felt very uncomfortable whenever he interacts with Matt and Toby. The sex was very hot in a way but it’s also awkward at the same time. The kinky side of these three guys would have worked if not for Bryce’s awkward demeanor towards it. So BDSM is one more thing they have in common with the first couple featured in the first two books.

It is also very disconcerting how immature Matt and Toby sounded especially with all the whining about Bryce initially not wanting to sleep with them. I’m like, seriously guys? You two are like the hottest thing in the room and you are worried about an older guy who is more uptight than a brand new Speedo?

The writing was repetitive at times and lacks original material. I wish there was more connection I could pull out the story itself but alas, there’s just so much of a threesome I could take in a series. I will recommend this if you’re looking for some scorching sex scenes but other than that – I’m inclined to keep my mouth shut.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Published February 18, 2015 by Silvia Violet Books.

About The Author
Silvia Violet writes erotic romance and erotica in a variety of genres including sci fi, paranormal, and historical.

Silvia Violet can often be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinful chocolate treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading children’s books to her wickedly smart offspring.

You can email Silvia at silviaviolet [at] gmail [dot] com

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