In any case it’s very clear that Sax is very interested in a sex relationship with Harper, more on the level of a buddy friends than lovers, and Harper, maybe since Sax is hot and younger, or maybe since he was on a long dry spell, doesn’t put up much resistance. Again Sax doesn’t make a good impression: first time they have sex, Harper is on the receiving end, and it’s his first time; Sax doesn’t bother to ask (and maybe this is justifiable, 37 years old is not exactly a newbie), but when he finds out, instead of being contrite, or maybe pleased, he is like, “well, I was in an hurry, sorry if I was rushed…”. Despite this attitude Sax is a force of nature, and in a way he conquers Harper so much that he becomes reckless: they are “discovered” and blackmailed and the output is not of the most nice. In a way, Sax is faithful to his character, and in this case, I don’t agree with Harper’s reaction, that is almost of betrayal: they don’t have a long-term relationship, it was only Harper who used the word “love”, and Sax has never said anything else.
What surprised me was the end: for all the story the pace was sex, sex and again sex, the characters were good, really good, at least they were not the usual hot firemen, good and well-behaved; when things between them went a little out of track, I thought, well, that is a challenge for the author, how will she manage to mend the relationship? Of course it was in the classical way, a dangerous situation that proved to both Harper and Sam that nothing is important if not love. And by the way, there was also a tender kitty that really contribuited to the imagine of the hot fireman with a tender thing in his hands… kittens, babies, soft things to soften up an hard imagine.
Be warned: there is non-consensual sex and also an extra-relationship “affair” (but since the second is related to the first, I don’t think it’s a different warning, only the consolation that at least the non-con sex wasn’t between the main characters); I think it’s in the story, and the scene contributes to the characters later actions, so it’s not gratuituos, but I’m sure it’s not for everyone either.
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