High Alert by Becca Seymour 4 Stars (Review and Giveaway Blog Tour)

High Alert is a very sweet, low angst friends to lovers story that incorporates some real environmental messages.. It was originally described as sweet with heat, and while there were a few qualifying heat scenes, it definitely steered way closer to sweet.

From the author:

It’s a tale as old as time.

I’ve crushed on my brother’s best friend since I sprouted hairs on the unmentionables. Once upon a time, he was straight, until he wasn’t… and talk about bad timing.
And when we’re finally at a place for me to make my move, sexy rural firefighter Dan clams up and acts weird and I’m left with pants that are too tight and my heart feeling bruised… but he’s a good friend and I’m grateful he’s in my life.

Because of course Dan is a good guy.
Though him being “good” and ridiculously easy on the eyes and possibly the best man I know only makes me want him more.
When we’re thrust into a situation that brings both of us close to danger, it’s hardly the time to be chasing first kisses or finally acting on my crush. But Dan doesn’t seem to mind.
I just know that when the stakes are high and emotions are running wild, sometimes you have to show your hand and go all in.
And that’s exactly what I plan to do.

My review:

High Alert is an endearing friends to lovers trope with just a splash of heat and a strong focus on the characters and their interactions with their ever changing world.  Set in Australia during the devastating fire season and the flooding aftermath, the book proves the resiliance of love and the spirit of community that was fostered during this remarkable time.

The story flowed well and I enjoyed getting to know the side characters and the community dynamic, but I honestly was looking for more heat and more couple interactions.  I was drawn into their world  and while I knew that they'd had a long, smoldering relationship, I wish there was just a little more tension and focus on some sort of internal coupley stuff.

If you are looking for an epic friends to lovers, slow burn romance - this is definitely one you want to add to your tbr!

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Becca Seymour is the #1 gay romance best seller of the True-Blue series, having sold more than seventy thousand copies of book one in the series so far. Known for “steamy and endearing” and “emotionally profound love stories” (InD'tale Magazine) her books have been nominated for multiple RONE Awards.

Becca lives and breathes all things book related. Usually with at least three books being read and two WiPs being written at the same time, Becca's life is merrily hectic. She tends to do nothing by halves so happily seeks the craziness and busyness life offers.

Living on her small property in Queensland with her human family as well as her animal family of cows, chooks, and dogs, Becca appreciates the beauty of the world around her and is a believer that love truly is love.