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The Firefighter's Dilemma

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I was soo excited to receive this arc on netgalley. I have been waiting for Stephanie and Eli’s story since they were introduced as side characters in the earlier books. 

This did not disappoint, I LOVED it!!!!! I really enjoyed the competition storyline and friends to lovers❤️ I really liked how much they supported each other even though they were each trying to win. Don’t wanna spoil anything but it was such an amazing, funny love story, also with those sexy scenes!!! Also the ending was perfect for me. Highly recommend and if you haven’t read the others, you should they were really good too.🥰🤩 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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Thank you to Entangled Publishing and Netgalley for an e-ARC of this book to read and review! I have been waiting for Diaz and Ward's story and I was not disappointed!! I love a good workplace romance and it was funny because their relationship mainly developed outside the workplace. The competition was a fun plot point and I think it really gave them the chance to really see each other. The banter was fabulous and I liked the new friendships that were made. I would have loved a bigger epilogue and really close off all three stories, but this was cute and I enjoyed the series overall!
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Very cute, and the banter/flirting in this was stellar. You can't even tell it's part of a series. Plus, the author absolutely RAN with the forced proximity trope.

thank you Netgalley for the free copy
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I voluntarily read and reviewed this ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own. 
I was really hoping for a lovely story for Ward and Diaz, and this did not disappoint. It was a smart move by the author to put them on a celebrity show and force them together. (I love how the chief said it was his idea). 
The plot didn't drag on or have any unnecessary scenes while they were away either, which I appreciated. The chemistry between them was the same as always, fun and hot. It was also touching at times, with the issues with their parents etc. but it also showed readers how much they cared for each other as friends too. 
I'll remember this story :)
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Poor Eli has a crush on his firefighting gal pal, Stephanie, and now he has to spend a couple weeks sharing a cabin with her while they compete together on a game show, all the while competing against each other for a promotion. (And both have a fierce competitive nature.) He thinks his crush is unrequited, but is it? Stephanie is an independent, strong, caring woman who isn't afraid to work hard for what she wants, in fact she has to work twice as hard as her male counterparts in a male dominate career. Will this drive and determination be the thing that keeps her from taking a chance on Eli? This is a well told story filled with sexual tension. There are laughs. There is more action than your average romcom since the pair are taking part of a new reality game show that involves First Responders and various challenges taking place in the outdoor wilderness. Both characters are lovable and relatable. There are cameos from a few of the characters from previous books in the series (that features the folks from the firehouse.) It's an easy read and reads quickly. There is sexual content that may be more suitable for mature readers. It alternates between POVs.

*I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley.
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This is book 3 in the Mile High Firefighter’s series, but can totally be read as a standalone.  I really enjoyed this and haven’t read the first two books. 

This is a really great forced proximity, coworker, “let’s keep this a secret” romance. Stephanie Diaz has been burned before by dating a coworker and her reputation as she climbs the ladder to chief is too precious to her to risk admitting feelings for Eli.  

I loved Eli and Stephanie being partners in a Rocky Mountain  “First Responders” reality competition.  They were both at the top of their game and definitely brought their best to the competition.  Working so closely together made ignoring their connection so much harder.  

They both had terrific reasons for wanting to win as a team and additionally to be singled out as the star performer.  But I loved how neither sacrificed the other to gain for themselves.  

I was so happy when they gave into their feelings, but hated that they felt they had to keep it hidden.  I loved how it wrapped up and the epilogue was terrific.  Steli Forever!!
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I have been waiting for Eli and Stephanie to get together since book one. They definitely had MC energy going, and I enjoyed reading about them as they discovered new things about each other. The banter was top notch, of course. A fun rom-com
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"Like I told you, Cross-stitch is the hobby of the warriors.”
"It’s pretty needlework.”
"it’s repetitive stabbing with a sharp object, and if you tell anyone, I’ll cross-stitch my name into your ass.”
"Property of Stephanie Diaz. I like the sound of that.”

This is the third book in the series and I’ve been patiently waiting for Stephanie and Eli’s story! They are both fire fighters and constantly bicker with one another! What Stephanie doesn’t know is that Eli has been in love with her for years. Stephanie and Eli get the opportunity to compete in a reality show against other first respondents! What Eli and  Stephanie didn’t know is that they would have to be sharing a cabin together. I loved all the force proximity in this romance! Not only do they have to share cabin together they also get stranded on a hike and have to take shelter in a cave. That’s when things start getting heated! While this is the third book it can totally be read as a standalone! 

Read if you like:
3rd person dual POVs 
Workplace romance 
Firefighter romance 
Forced proximity 
Competition romance 
Open door romance 
Banter for days
Hero falls first
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This was my first book in this series — you couldn’t even tell it was part of a series, I don’t feel like I missed out. I loved the competition part of this book. It was a fun read. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy.
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Stephanie and Eli have worked together at the firehouse for four years. They are the only ones not in relationships. They share a solid friendship, and enjoy each other's company - and as it happens, a bit of unrequited tension. 

This is a workmates, friends to lovers, (maybe) opposites attract, forced proximity romance. There's some fun banter between the two - with Eli very respectful of his workmate, and Stephanie a driven, brave woman fighting gender and cultural norms. She always feels she has a point to prove and she has to be the best. When Eli and Stephanie are both being considered for a promotion, their boss sends them off to a reality competition for first responders. Both want to win - Stephanie for the career (and money for a new car) and Eli for the money for his mother's cataract surgery. While there, the tension is palpable and Stephanie proposes a time limited fling to get it out of their systems. Yeah girl, that will work !!!

Such a fun book overall. They are some heavy topics such as the things driving each of them to succeed, and issues such as family, and parental death, But this book doesn't see them overwhelm the storyline, in that it's all about the fun, the relationship, and a little steam. It's not too intense, but enough you're invested, and both characters are well written, likeable, and reflect a little growth. You can see them being a good match.

Totally recommend this one, not knowing it was part of a series. I'll need to go back and look at the others in the series now and catch myself up. 

3.5 stars rounded up
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“And how did he know all this? Because, foolishly, he had a huge crush on the woman”
“She could bring him to his knees with nothing but a smile”
“You are the badassiest of badasses, Díaz”
This book was AWSOME !!! I still have chills after reading it !!!! Such a sweet and addicting romance!!! This is the third book in the Mile High Firefighters series and after reading book two … saying that I was excited to get book three would be an understatement!!!!
This series is my small guilty pleasure and I won’t complain ever for the HEA at the end of each books!!
And the tropes in this one were just something else entirely !!!
We have rivals to lovers, forced proximity, banter and sexual tension and a handsome man who has a terrible crush for the fmc !!!!
Plus we also have a one cabin trope so … yes, there’s that !!!! 
I had chills and the spicy scene were absolutely amazing!!!!! I had so much fun getting through this characters romance story and Stephanie and Eli were just superior !!!! 
A badass “I know it all” and a sexy “can’t take one thing seriously in my life” … together you will see sparks fly and you won’t be able to put the book down !!! I so can’t wait for this book to be out !!!
"All this chemistry is just a product of being close to each other with no one else around? No one to interrupt us if we decide to give in to this thing? No one to hear you scream out my name as I drive you to the brink of oblivion?"
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I am in love with this series and glad i get to come back all the time. I need more of these firefighters and all the love they have. Good read.
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This is a fiery and fast five-star read. This is number three in the Mile High Firefighters series and they each tell a different story, you wouldn’t have to worry about reading the others, they pop up but don’t take over each other’s stories. I loved the competitive edge to this one, as that is Stephanie and Eli all over, then when you add the steam and romance it just adds more layers that you can imagine. Then when you add in the deeper elements of the story this will just blow you away. This is short enough that you can read in one sitting and enjoy so much, it’s a great story and one that you can’t miss.
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A cute, light read! Ive also read the first one in this series, and I definitely like this one more. I found Stephanie and Eli to be hilarious, and the flirting was fantastic. Im always down for a competition, and this one mostly delivered. I found some of the challenges a bit easy, or a bit convenient, like the storm. Also some of the side plots broke down a bit, but this is a great read for anyone that loves firefighters or an opposites attract couple.
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