I really liked this book, it is really 3 1 2 stars There were some editing errors that I found to be a bit distracting Not a ton, I have read worse, but enough that I took a half star away I did enjoy the characters and their story I give credit to Ms Marsh for her obvious research of the war, PTSD and the technicalities of smoke jumping However, the ending, specifically the last two chapters seemed rushed I think Ms Marsh needed onechapter expanding on the H h emotions after survi I really liked this book, it is really 3 1 2 stars There were some editing errors that I found to be a bit distracting Not a ton, I have read worse, but enough that I took a half star away I did enjoy the characters and their story I give credit to Ms Marsh for her obvious research of the war, PTSD and the technicalities of smoke jumping However, the ending, specifically the last two chapters seemed rushed I think Ms Marsh needed onechapter expanding on the H h emotions after surviving death together The whole one hour after nearly dying the heroine is calmly swinging on her front porch just didn t feel right Final word though is that I am will be readingof Ms Marsh s books Tye promised Kade that if anything happened to Kade, Tye would look after Katie Now Tye has two months of leave and he is going to make sure she is okay and he will re enlist Problem is, he wasn t expecting this sexy, spunky, sweet woman and he is having lots of thoughts that are totally inappropriate of the fiance of the man he got killed When Katie meets Tye, she doesn t think she needs his assistance, but then after a bit she wonders if Tye can help her complete Kade s bucket list She doe Tye promised Kade that if anything happened to Kade, Tye would look after Katie Now Tye has two months of leave and he is going to make sure she is okay and he will re enlist Problem is, he wasn t expecting this sexy, spunky, sweet woman and he is having lots of thoughts that are totally inappropriate of the fiance of the man he got killed When Katie meets Tye, she doesn t think she needs his assistance, but then after a bit she wonders if Tye can help her complete Kade s bucket list She doesn t accept that Kade is dead, but she needs to move on as she was never going to marry Kade She keeps thinking of what it would be like to get Tye naked, maybe it is time to move on.Is Tye willing to let go of the guilt and start living and take this opportunity that he has with Kate Is Kate ready to move on What happens when they receive a phone call that changes everything or does it This is a sweet, but hot love story It is about in the face of death, choosing life and allowing yourself to heal with the help of loved ones Sometimes the hardest guys are really soft in all the ways that are important It is a great read and really enjoyable I really like this series and plan on continuing to read Discover New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Anne Marsh s sexy Smoke Jumper series This book is also available as part of the SEALs of Summer boxed set but without the bonus short story For Navy SEAL Tye Callahan, Strong, California is a debt of honor and temporary detour in his military career He s fought hard in Afghanistan and he won t stop until the battle is won When an ambush he should have prevented kills one of his teammates, however, Tye steps up and steps in to fill the fallen man s obligations One summer in Strong fighting fires with the smoke jumper team One fiancee to look out for and get back on her feet But the adrenaline rush of fighting fire, of jumping into the heart of the flames and pitting wits and body against the inferno, is nothing compared to the rush of coming face to face with Katie Lawson Katie can t accept her larger than life fianc has been killed in action While she waits for him to come home, she vows to fulfill his bucket list And who better to help her than Mr Tall, Dark and Sexy her fianc s teammate and substitute smoke jumper Now, as the summer heats up one sexy task at a time, they must decide if the chemistry burning between them might just be their second chance at living their own lives together 4.5 Stars no cliffhanger Another great book in the Smoke Jumpers When SEALs Come Home series.This is book 4 in the Smoke Jumpers series or book 2 in the When SEALs Come Home series which I believe is just a continuation of the Smoke Jumpers but are indie published books Each book stands alone but are connected by location and some recurring characters.This has been a great series and this book is no exception I like how this book is a bit different from some of the others there is no bad 4.5 Stars no cliffhanger Another great book in the Smoke Jumpers When SEALs Come Home series.This is book 4 in the Smoke Jumpers series or book 2 in the When SEALs Come Home series which I believe is just a continuation of the Smoke Jumpers but are indie published books Each book stands alone but are connected by location and some recurring characters.This has been a great series and this book is no exception I like how this book is a bit different from some of the others there is no bad guy after the heroine.Katie and Kade were friends with benefits and Tye was with Kade when he was KIA Tye feels responsible for Kade s death He promised that if anything ever happened to Kade he would look in on Katie and make sure that she s OK.Kade Correction 1 4 15 TYE goes to Strong to take over Kade s smoke jumping job for the summer to try and make up for Kade s absence and to look in on Katie As is almost required in this type of story there are rough spots that Tye and Katie must work through before they get their HEA Anne Marsh is an excellent storyteller and getting to the HEA is no hardship.for the reader.I really enjoyed this book and look forward to readingstories in this series.I purchased this book as part of the SEALs of Summer Military Romance Superbundle Tye comes to town straight from combat in the Middle East to check on Katie, the fianc e of his friend Kade, who was lost in an IED explosion that Tye blames on himself Katie an artist, art therapist, and self described shoe designer is busy working her way through Kade s bucket list that he sent her right before he died in combat Set in the city of Strong, California, the story focuses on how both Tye and Katie come to terms with their loss and find each other in the process The focus on T Tye comes to town straight from combat in the Middle East to check on Katie, the fianc e of his friend Kade, who was lost in an IED explosion that Tye blames on himself Katie an artist, art therapist, and self described shoe designer is busy working her way through Kade s bucket list that he sent her right before he died in combat Set in the city of Strong, California, the story focuses on how both Tye and Katie come to terms with their loss and find each other in the process The focus on Tye s PTSD was realistic and heart wrenching, and I was rooting for these two characters the entire time A surprise at the end means we might be getting evenstories set in Strong, and I hope so, since there s no city anywherefilled with hot, hunky, alpha firefighters I don t give out many 5 stars, but this one gets the 5 for its firefighters, storyline, and heart This novella is part of the SEALs of Summer anthology bundle, and I recommend that entire anthology of alpha SEALs If you haven t read any of the other Anne Marsh stories set in California s forest fire areas, I definitely recommend reading the other Smoke Jumpers stories as well.Thanks for reading Kade was not coming back from Afganistan Tye had seen him get blown up Kade had asked Tye to look after Katie, his fiancee, if anything ever happened to him So, Tye was on his way to Strong to make sure Katie was okay and to fill in for Kade on the smoke jumping team for the Summer He felt responsible for Kade s death According to Katie, their engagement was fake and they were just best friends She also didn t believe Kade was dead Tye didn t count on falling for Katie himself Nor did he Kade was not coming back from Afganistan Tye had seen him get blown up Kade had asked Tye to look after Katie, his fiancee, if anything ever happened to him So, Tye was on his way to Strong to make sure Katie was okay and to fill in for Kade on the smoke jumping team for the Summer He felt responsible for Kade s death According to Katie, their engagement was fake and they were just best friends She also didn t believe Kade was dead Tye didn t count on falling for Katie himself Nor did he count on the phone call he received that changed everything.Anne Marsh writes some of the most amazing smoke jumper stories EVER I always think I m reading the best one until I read the next one and it s even better Alpha man, bad ass, sexy, gorgeous, Navy SEAL Tye Callahan takes my breath away The chemistry between him and Katie is sizzling You might want to keep a fan close by because it gets pretty HOT The pond scene was very dramatic and had me holding my breath until it was over It was a scary and emotional moment for them Super intense I can t wait to see what this amazing author comes out with next 4.5 starsComplicated, layered, sexy, suspenseful This story really drew me in with the interesting situation, guilt, complex motives, avoidance of attraction, and of course all the fire stuff Who knew smoke jumpers could provide so much awesome material and situations Way to go Ms Marsh Loved the quirks with the shoe fetish, PTSD, art classes, and bucket list Made the characters deep and so interesting, I kept wanting to knowandAnd by about 1 3 of the way through the book, I 4.5 starsComplicated, layered, sexy, suspenseful This story really drew me in with the interesting situation, guilt, complex motives, avoidance of attraction, and of course all the fire stuff Who knew smoke jumpers could provide so much awesome material and situations Way to go Ms Marsh Loved the quirks with the shoe fetish, PTSD, art classes, and bucket list Made the characters deep and so interesting, I kept wanting to knowandAnd by about 1 3 of the way through the book, I found myself rooting for Katie and Tye SPOILERS BELOW, STOP READING IF YOU DON T WANT TO KNOW THE ENDING Without giving away too much, the only weakness was the return of Kade which seemed abrupt, unlikely, and poorly explained If he was bad enough to be presumed dead, then I would not expect him to be walking through the airport Just had to suspend my disbelief a bitthan I would normally I bought this in Seals of Summer Military Romance Superbundle Navy Seal Style Why buy one book when you can buy 10 This wasn t actually horrible, but I just kept losing interest There wasn t a real wow to this story for me The characters were sort of boring There wasn t any true challenge to the falling in love The dead fianc that she wasn t really engaged to and completing his bucket list was just not enough for me Then there is a SEAL that is supposedly on 2 or maybe 3 months leave I bought this in Seals of Summer Military Romance Superbundle Navy Seal Style Why buy one book when you can buy 10 This wasn t actually horrible, but I just kept losing interest There wasn t a real wow to this story for me The characters were sort of boring There wasn t any true challenge to the falling in love The dead fianc that she wasn t really engaged to and completing his bucket list was just not enough for me Then there is a SEAL that is supposedly on 2 or maybe 3 months leave and may or may not go back Who gets that much leave And you can bet he is going back, the Navy doesn t take rain checks Or how about life risking job over his leave Are you kidding me It was just too unbelievable and not enough conflict or passion to spark my interest It took me forever to finish Smoking HotTye and Katie s book for off to a very slow start and wanted to put down.Face myself twochapters and it got a little better enough to finish.They met because Tye came to Strong to be sure Katie was ok after his SEAK buddy Kade had died.Instant attraction in his part and gets to secretly They got to know each other and Katie revealed secrets about her and Kade to Tye Things geared up until Kade came home from war and wasn t dead then Tye thought things would change.Read and se Smoking HotTye and Katie s book for off to a very slow start and wanted to put down.Face myself twochapters and it got a little better enough to finish.They met because Tye came to Strong to be sure Katie was ok after his SEAK buddy Kade had died.Instant attraction in his part and gets to secretly They got to know each other and Katie revealed secrets about her and Kade to Tye Things geared up until Kade came home from war and wasn t dead then Tye thought things would change.Read and see how it all comes together or not Tye Callahan is a Smoking Hot Navy SEAL he is home in the states for the summer and honoring a promise to his best friend and SEAL teammate Kade He promised to look after Katie his finance and finds romance where he least expects it I enjoyed this romance with a nice military hero that puts honor first.