author: Becca Seymour
published: 11 August 2021
publisher: Rainbow Tree Publishing
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It’s a tale as old as time.
I’ve crushed on my brother’s best friend since I sprouted hairs on the unmentionables. Once upon a time, he was straight, until he wasn’t… and talk about bad timing.
And when we’re finally at a place for me to make my move, sexy rural firefighter Dan clams up and acts weird and I’m left with pants that are too tight and my heart feeling bruised… but he’s a good friend and I’m grateful he’s in my life.
Because of course Dan is a good guy.
Though him being “good” and ridiculously easy on the eyes and possibly the best man I know only makes me want him more.
When we’re thrust into a situation that brings both of us close to danger, it’s hardly the time to be chasing first kisses or finally acting on my crush. But Dan doesn’t seem to mind.
I just know that when the stakes are high and emotions are running wild, sometimes you have to show your hand and go all in.
And that’s exactly what I plan to do.
High Alert was originally a 7,000-word short story in the March 2020 charity anthology "When the Smoke Clears." It is now a 64,000-word full-length novel, complete with smouldering low-angst loveliness and a group of Aussie men who will capture your hearts.
I love, love, love Ross and Dan! The story is told in alternating first-person POVs, letting the reader really get into their heads. That made their path from friends to lovers so much fun to witness. Ross has known Dan most of his life, but as his older brother Craig’s best friend. So Dan has always been the crush just out of reach… until Dan comes back home. But he comes home with baggage and it takes time for him to find his way, which makes for a great story! The story is captivating, full of warmth and humor and great characters.
And beyond the characters, the setting is breathtaking, even terrifying, in its beauty. Between the fires and the floods, it becomes a story of perseverance as much as it is a love story. It’s a great read!!
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