firefighter

B+
Fully Ignited

I don’t have much experience with firefighters; most of my family and friends seem to fall into the industries of education, finance, and healthcare. The nice thing about reading, though, is that it allows you to move beyond your own experiences and imagine what could be. This week I settled down ...

A-
Heat Exchange

With Heat Exchange, Shannon Stacey kicks off a new series based around Boston firefighters. If they're all going to be as good as this installment, I'm definitely coming back for more! I first encountered Stacey with her Kowalski series. I enjoyed her writing because while her stories contain som ...

B-
Rush

I liked this book, so it’s really unfortunate that I chose it not realizing it was the third title in a series. This was unfortunate because Rush could have been a great book if I hadn’t spent so much time confused and wishing I’d read the two preceding titles in the proper order. ...

B-
Slow Burn

Anne Marsh’s Slow Burn is the second book in her Smoke Jumpers series. The writing is even paced and the plot is believable. The hero is a great big loveable teddy bear and the storyline was interesting enough to keep me entertained for over three hundred pages. The most disappointing part of the ...

B+
The Book of Daniel

The St. Nacho’s gay series is set in a small coastal California town where a group of interesting individuals live and for the most part get along peacefully. While there’s a little prejudice and bias, the laid-back community mostly accepts any and all who settle there. In Maxfield ...

B
Sex and the Single Fireman

This book was a hard one for me to grade. For the first half of Sex and the Single Fireman, I had a love/hate relationship – I neither loved anything about it nor did I hate anything about it. By the end of the book, my opinion had improved. While I wouldn’t put this on my keeper shelf, it prove ...

D
Hot for Fireman

The first couple of pages, or even chapters, definitely make an impression on me, and that impression usually is a good indicator of whether I will like a book or not. My first thoughts of this book were not favorable, and no matter how long I read, the author never changed my mind. After a year- ...

C+
The Fireman Who Loved Me

The Fireman Who Loved Me is a vaguely pleasant read that at times seems to pit the hero and heroine against each other in a “Who’s the Bigger Doormat Now?” contest. Not exactly what you’d expect from a book with a fire chief hero and television news producer heroine. News producer Meliss ...

B-
Chasing Fire

Nora Roberts doesn’t need a whole lot of introduction. Chasing Fire, her new contemporary romantic suspense, has what you would expect from her: A solid romance, quirky but well-developed secondary characters, and bizarre names. (Gulliver Curry may give Boween Goodnight of Blue Smoke a run for his ...

B
Firefighter's Doorstep Baby

America tends to dominate the romance market, so it was nice to see a story featuring Italian characters actually living in Italy. Despite a misleading title (there’s a firefighter and a baby, but no doorstep), Firefighter’s Doorstep Baby is a sweet story, if a bit of a slow one. Mariella Ho ...