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Summary

July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.

July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: Her or the SWAT team.

Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her. July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.

A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.

July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.

Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?

©2016 Lani Lynn Vale (P)2020 Lani Lynn Vale

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Loved Dean and July’s story

Another great story from the Kilgore Series. Very serious twist towards the end though, had me questioning if there would be a HEA. Thankfully there was ♥️ On to book 5.

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  • Lvberly
  • 05-07-20

Gangster?

Did this corny bitch just say "Damn it feels good to be a gangster?" Please!

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  • Fabiola Cadet-Destil
  • 05-03-21

Controlled Burn

This Book gutted me the same as it did when I read it. As always, relationships have it's up and down, they made it through but just when that happened, another tragedy drop on Dean's lap, his life is forever changed for what July went through but having a love like they have is a once in a lifetime type of love and no one I mean no one or anything can come between those two. Lani made it happen with this book, the male narrator was spot on for Dean's characters, as for the female narrator, her voice was a little meh🤷🏿‍♀️not in a bad way but it just doesn't sound like I would thought July's voice would sound but she did okay though, well done.

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  • Sandy
  • 26-07-20

OMG! This story was so good!

This is another one of LLV's best books. The story was really good and was so heartbreaking at one point. The sex scenes was sooo hot 🔥🔥🔥🔥. I cant decide if I loved Drew or Dean better. They both are swoon worthy. I've not read the other books in the series yet only Drew and Dean's. but the Kilgore Fire series is definitely my favorite of all LLV books. Narrators were great. Jason Clark! (sigh) Need I say more! 🔥💙😍😘

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  • Ellyn Jackson
  • 02-06-20

The Woman!!!

I couldn’t stand her voice, especially when she’s trying to be the male. Otherwise it was great!