Wednesday, April 25, 2012


A Coda Valentine Story, Book 6
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Date published: February 2011
ISBN 9781615818457
Contemporary M/M, Short Story
Reviewed by Dawn)
Obtained by Self-Purchase

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE! Matt Richards has spent the last three years with his lover, Jared Thomas and he has been happier than he ever has been. But when Valentine’s Day rolls around and his lover mentions he is unappreciated, Matt finds he needs to do something to show the man he loves that Jared is appreciated in every way by Matt. But things don’t go according to plans and chaos ensures. Can Matt salvage this Valentine’s Day before Jared is home?

I absolutely adore Marie Sexton’s Coda series and practically have read all the books repeatedly. They always make me laugh, sigh and smile. A perfect pick me up for a not so great a day in my opinion. The writing is tight, story flows nicely and the characters are the heart of the story. We met Matt and Jared in the first book, Promises, and I literally fell in love with them. They were fun, sweet, intriguing and both had a connection to one another that left me breathless. Marie Sexton delivers a story that left me giggling like mad through the entire novella. This is a perfect story for these two characters and if you have never read this series, I say run to grab it. You won’t go wrong with a Marie Sexton story.

Matt and Jared have weathered a rough beginning and now three years later, they have settled in together and Matt finds that he is falling in love with Jared more and more each day. When Jared mentions he doesn’t appreciated, Matt figures it’s time to show Jared how appreciated he is. The chaos that ensures as Matt tries to get his plans in order is hilarious and had me laughing out loud more times than I can count. The hilarious scenes perfectly capture these two characters and this is an author who knows how to let them shine on their own. There were scenes with some returning characters from the series that made me giggle as well and they moved the story along nicely. But this was about Matt and Jared and I have got to admit these two characters are a perfect fit.

PUTTING OUT FIRES is a perfect gem in the Coda series by Marie Sexton and one that you don’t have to read in order to understand the series. It gives enough background story that doesn’t make you confused and it may just make you want more afterwards. If this is your first introduction into the Coda Series, then please, grab Promises and see how Matt and Jared got together. I am hoping this author drops back into these beloved characters world again, even if it’s just a quick story to say hi for the readers. Marie Sexton is a talented storyteller who knows what her readers want and gives them that plus a whole lot more. Run-don’t-walk-to grab this author’s books and then settle in for a journey that will steal away your soul.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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