Book Review

Here’s our review of Shannon Stacey’s latest – Under Control

From New York Times bestselling author SHANNON STACEY…

Meet the tough, dedicated men of BOSTON FIRE—and the women who turn their lives upside down.

When faced with the opportunity to change shifts while staying in the same house, veteran firefighter Derek Gilman jumps at the chance. His new schedule means not working Saturdays, which means more time to spend with his two kids. His divorce may have been amicable, but being a firefighter and a single dad is a lot to juggle. And when fate brings a gorgeous, wealthy woman into his life, he’s pretty sure he can’t handle more than he already is.

Olivia McGovern loves plans. She planned to start her own business and planned its growth. It’s earning her seven figures now, but her personal life simply doesn’t exist. Getting trapped in a broken elevator figures in exactly nowhere, and freaking out in front of a sexy firefighter definitely isn’t on the agenda. Especially not one with two kids and an ex.

What would have been a random incident with an attractive stranger becomes something more when a charity event brings them back together. They’re from different sides of the tracks, literally—with friends, family and careers to consider. But as Derek and Olivia are discovering, chemistry doesn’t allow for plans, and love doesn’t bother with logistics.

Don’t miss the entire Boston Fire series by Shannon Stacey! Heat Exchange, Controlled Burn, Fully Ignited and Hot Response are available now!

About the Book

Under Control
by Shannon Stacey

Boston Fire Series

Contemporary Romance

Carina Press

Publication Date
August 28, 2018

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Our Thoughts

Olivia is used to her life being planned to the minute and completely in her control. What she doesn’t need is to get trapped in an elevator with firefighter Derek; her five year life plan does not include time for a man. But even she can’t deny the spark that was felt while they were stuck. When they have a second random meeting Derek decides that he needs to make a move. Derek is a divorced father of two and, even though the chemistry between the two, he’s not quite sure they will all three fit into Olivia’s life plan. Derek’s first priority has always been his kids & Olivia’s has always been her plan; can they compromise and find something that will work for both of them?

I was introduced to the men of Boston Fire with the last release; these books are all intertwined but they can each be read as a stand-alone. That being said – I do wish I had read the books in order of their release so I wouldn’t have spoiled the ending if I want to go read them now. One of the things I loved best about this book was the familial environment between the firefighters; the other thing I loved is the friendly co-parenting relationship between Derek and his ex-wife. Unfortunately not all divorced parents can handle things the way those two did in this book – but I love that they both put their kids first. This book was a decent length but it felt longer because the author had packed so much into the pages she wrote. I didn’t feel like there were any moments that felt rushed and I honestly can’t think of any complaints about this. All in all I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I can’t wait to read what comes next for the men of Boston Fire.

Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of UNDER CONTROL by Shannon Stacey, we’re giving away a $25 Amazon gift card!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to internationally. One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Carina Press.  Giveaway ends 9/11/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Limit one entry per reader. Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author SHANNON STACEY lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and off-roading with her friends and family. You can contact Shannon through her website,, as well as sign up for her newsletter.

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