Book Reviews

Starting Something (Cade Creek 5) by Stormy Glenn at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 17-June-2015

Book Blurb

Hank Vaught had a past, one that made him wary of relationships. When the man he’s interested in betrays his trust, Hank refuses to have anything to do with him. But fate has a way of making a man regret decisions made in haste. When Sammy’s life is threatened, Hank is the first to run to his rescue. Getting Sammy to agree to speak to him again might be harder than finding the serial arsonist that is plaguing Cade Creek. It might be damn near impossible.

Sammy Helmond wanted Hank with a need that clouded every decision he made. Not knowing what he did to get Hank to kick him to the curb, Sammy tries to move on with his life. With nothing to lose, he gives into family pressure and moves away from Cade Creek. But even that solace is denied him when he finds himself engaged to be married to a woman who needs rescuing more than he does.

Desire brought Hank and Sammy together. Betrayal kept them apart. Can they learn to trust each other or will their chance at love be over before it can even really start?


Book Review

‘Starting Something’ is an interesting title for this book. The two main characters, fireman Hank and nurse Sammy, know each other, have in fact gotten right “into something” already when fate intervenes cruelly and pulls them apart. What I thought was a simple misunderstanding turns out to an evil plan made by the worst relatives you can imagine, and if it weren’t for the inhabitants of Cade Creek pulling together, Hank and Sammy would have never stood a chance. As it is, their “something” turns into a very intense and wonderful love story, and just goes to show that good men do get what they deserve in the end – each other!

Sammy is a warmhearted, giving man who wants nothing more than to love and be loved by a special guy. He thinks he has found that man when he meets Hank (that was a few books back and a harrowing scene), but it looks as if it wasn’t meant to be when Hank inexplicably turns away from him. Sammy ends up giving in to his very nasty family – they have come up with an awful plan to save their name, and Sammy will have to suffer for it. I have no idea why he even considers it, other than possibly wanting to help Phoebe. But getting married to her is not going to be good for anyone, so I think he should have stayed away from that plan. Luckily Hank agrees with me! Sammy may have excellent intentions, but he should not have to sacrifice his own happiness to solve someone else’s problems.

Hank is a fireman, and embodies all the hotness that implies. He has a past though, and that almost costs him the love of his life. He interprets Sammy’s actions the only way he knows how to – and is dead wrong. He may be stubborn, but once he sees what really happened, he is man enough to own up to his mistake. Hank has a lot of making up to do, but he is ready to go for it.

If you like hot firemen and cute nurses, if you enjoy stories about stubborn men who need to admit they were wrong, and if you’re looking for an emotionally intense, hot, and sweet read, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 130 pages/36992 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 21-May-2015
Price $4.99 ebook
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