All Fired Up by Lori Foster is the third book in the Road to Love series. I never read the previous books in the series; however, I had no difficulty following the story. It can be read as a stand-alone.
The hero of this story, Mitch Crews, had a hard life. Recently released from prison, he was determined to turn his life around, and in the process locate his half-brothers, Brodie and Jack. He had no idea what to expect when he found them, however their reaction to his revelation was more than he ever imagined. Their warm welcome and their desire to embrace as family blew him away. However, after years of neglect, he had a hard time accepting the warm embrace of a family. Then there was Charlotte who blew into his life like a whirlwind. She made him feel things he never thought possible, but he did not believe he was worthy to be with her because of his past. To make matters worse, trouble from his past followed, and he was determined to protect everyone single handily, but his newfound family had other ideas.
All Fired Up was a story of forgiveness, healing, love, acceptance and second chances. I enjoyed spending time Mitch and his new family. I loved how they accepted him, no questions asked.
Charlotte was a feisty character with a caring and compassionate heart. She did not judge Mitch based on his past. She accepted him for who he was and tirelessly tried proving to him that he was so much more than his past.
I liked that I got the chance to delve into Mitch and Charlotte’s past. I thought they made a great couple, and I wanted them to get their HEA. I loved how the romance developed, slow and genuine.
I enjoyed the interaction between the characters. Funny and emotional.
The build up to suspense angle wreaked havoc on my nerves. I kept wondering when the villains would strike, where they would strike, and who would be their first target.
Overall, I enjoyed this installment. I intend to read the previous books, as I am keen to learn more about Jack and Brodie.
My thanks to Harlequin for providing this book in exchange for an honest review.
He’s tantalizing trouble she can’t resist…
Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can’t deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he’s never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted—and suddenly everything she craves.
Finding his half brothers after all these years is more than Mitch Crews has allowed himself to wish for. Finding love never even crossed his mind…until he meets Charlotte. She’s sweet, warmhearted, sexier than she knows—and too damn good for an ex-con like him. But when his past comes back to haunt him, putting Charlotte—and the family he’s come to care for—in danger, Mitch isn’t playing by the rules. He’s already surrendered his heart, but now he’ll risk his life.