Hot Head by Damon Suede
Where there’s smoke, there’s fire…
Since 9/11, Brooklyn firefighter Griff Muir has wrestled with impossible feelings for his best friend and partner at Ladder 181, Dante Anastagio. Unfortunately, Dante is strictly a ladies’ man, and the FDNY isn’t exactly gay-friendly. For ten years, Griff has hidden his heart in a half-life of public heroics and private anguish.
Griff’s caution and Dante’s cockiness make them an unbeatable team. To protect his buddy, there’s nothing Griff wouldn’t do… until a nearly bankrupt Dante proposes the worst possible solution: HotHead.com, a gay porn website where uniformed hunks get down and dirty. And Dante wants them to appear there—together. Griff may have to guard his heart and live out his darkest fantasies on camera. Can he rescue the man he loves without wrecking their careers, their families, or their friendship?
There are some books that you will read and instantly love. This is mine. Hot Head is one of my all time favorite male/male books.
Griff is a bouncer/ firefighter divorcee. He is a ginger and he is tall OMG! I was in book heaven with this one. Dante and Griff have been bestfriends since high school. They have been through everything together including 9/11. Dante means everything to him and he is starting to have feelings for him. Griff has never found another man attractive in his life but Dante is what he wants.
Dante is a firefighter/ playboy, life of the party. He is also in love with Griff. Even though he is a firefighter he is struggling to keep his house. Griff will do anything for him. He finds this guy named Alec who runs a site called Hot Head. This site is for gay porn. Dante asks Griff to help at first he refuses and then he gives in.
This was such a sweet story of two men falling in love during very trying times. Both men were very confused and wondering what the other was feeling. At some points I wanted to smack Griff and say come on man, say something already. I wished we could have had the story from Dante’s point of view I would have liked to know weather he was struggling as much as Griff. However, with or without the dual point of view the story was perfect.
Oh boy. I was up all night with this one. I think since I first read this I might have re-read it about 50x without exaggeration. The characters were my friends by the end of the book. Dante’s sister Loretta and his niece Nicole were a real riot. The whole Anastagio clan was written perfectly. I wanted so desperately to know what became of Griff and Dante when the book ended. Which I never wanted to happen. How many times have you read a GFY and felt that it was really a GFY? This one really felt like it was. I definitely give this a 5 it will always be one of my favorites. Until Next Time.