Many times heroes of romance are larger than life characters. Nothing wrong with that. We all need those characters to fuel our fantasies sometimes. But it takes real talent to make the lives of ordinary people not only interesting but extraordinary. That’s what Lori Foster achieves with her Road to Love series. Especially in her newest, All Fired Up. This series is filled with vivid characters and honest, believable relationships. Men who are good men. Rock solid, honest, down to earth, and formidable. And women who are fearless, proud, and loyal.
Mitch Crews has had a hard life. After spending 5 years in prison, he’s ready to meet the brothers who don’t even know he exists. He’s on the road to making changes in his life. While he knew exactly what he wanted to say and do, he wasn’t ready for the way the entire Crews family would make him feel. The patience, understanding, compassion, and loyalty of this family was something he’d rarely experienced in life. Nor was he ready for Charlotte Parrish. Someone who not only accepted him but saw the best in him. Made him feel like a different person. With her, he was less angry at the world and at himself. More optimistic about the future. Finally, he was starting to know what “home” felt like. But when Mitch’s past comes back to haunt him, threatening his new life and all those he cares about, he learns that family means he doesn’t have to go it alone. Because the Crews are big on family and big on protection.
This series just gets better and better and Mitch is the perfect addition to the Crews family. I liked how his background unfolded gradually as he learned to trust and opened up to his brothers and Charlotte about his past. His jaded background and Charlotte’s innocence seemed like an unlikely pair but I soon realized how perfect they were for one another. Theirs was an instant attraction but the build of the romance was slow, sweet, and sizzling. They were an incredible couple with a relationship so steamy, I could practically feel the heat.
I loved revisiting the Crews family again. They give each other hell but they’re also each other’s biggest support. Each one has their own personality and together they’re hilarious and so much fun to read about. Every page of this story will keep readers riveted with its humorous, heartwarming, emotional and intense story proving that the road to love can have lots of detours but you’ll never be lost if you follow your heart. I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy from NetGalley.