That was the motto that Drew lived by in all things, including his love life.
He’s a player, pure and simple.
He’s learned the hard way that women aren’t all hearts and flowers. Sometimes their sexy bodies and beautiful faces are just a pretty shield to hide the crazy, and he’s so freakin’ over crazy.
Been there, done that. He has the divorce papers to prove it.
Karma hits like a bitch.
Aspen needs a break. A long one that doesn’t include anything with a Y chromosome. Not even one as tempting as her new neighbor who just moved in across the street. Men are trouble with a capital freakin’ T, and she has the ankle monitor to prove it.
The last man she gave her heart to was a police officer. A man whose life was dedicated to protection, and he was supposed to protect her heart—not break it.
She decides right then and there that she’s done with being the better person.
Everything happens for a reason.
A rash decision—undoubtedly regrettable, undeniably unforgettable. In the heat of the moment, Aspen’s actions with a tire iron and her ex-boyfriend’s brand new SUV land him in the ER getting stitches and have her seeing the inside of a jail cell for the first time.
It’s just her luck that the whole town is there to witness the result of her poor decision, including her police officer brother and the neighbor that already made it more than clear she was more trouble than she was worth.
House arrest never looked so good.
Hide your crazy.
Drew enjoyed the show, though. For the first time in a year, he’s thinking about his life, and how it would be a lot more enjoyable with a woman like Aspen at his side.
Maybe crazy isn’t so bad after all.
Those Kilgore Firemen are so hot, sexy, and amazing. From the very first book I have been in awe of their willingness to drop anything and everything to help each other and their community out. I just cannot get enough of them and am anxious for more… much more.
Aspen and Drew get to tell their story in Oxygen Deprived. Of course, they both have histories that get in the way of their budding relationship. These histories include a psycho ex-wife and a crazy ex-boyfriend. Both ex’s were realistic in their actions and attitudes and I enjoyed the trouble they stirred up. I also loved how Drew and Aspen stayed strong and together when their ex’s caused the problems. Even when they were not getting along they still stayed together and had a united front in all the problems.
There were things, little things, in this book that made me go huh? I hated the relationship between Aspen and her brother. He was a jerk and knew he was but didn’t do anything to make it better. There were times that I was confused on the timeframe or whose story I was reading. I feel like when the point of view changed there should have been a chapter change or some notation about who was telling the story.
Overall, I love love love Lani Lynn Vale and these Kilgore Fireman. I know there is more to tell and I can’t wait for the next one.
I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.