Cameo appearances of readers' favorite firefighters from Hidden Cove, as well as Shay's trademark tense and nail-biting rescue scenes, sizzling sexual encounters, and emotions exploding on every page, this book will pull you in and not let go until the characters find their way back to each other.
If you haven't read the first four books of The Rockford Fire Department, be sure to grab FEEL THE HEAT, RISKING IT ALL, CODE OF HONOR and NEVER FAR AWAY, all intense firefighter romance books.
Set in the Rockford Fire Department world, there are many past characters and new ones introduced to readers. For the most part there are two couples whom the story is focused on:
Mayor Vanessa Jordan wasn’t elected to make friends but to run an efficient city government. So when Fire Chief Chase Talbot tries to help her during a personal family crisis involving her estranged family; Vanessa finds herself lightening up in her business dealings. Vanessa can’t help but worry if the attraction she’s starting to feel for the causal but gentleman Chase is causing her to become soft.
Holly Michaels, in a near state of shock rushed to a fire involving her grandparents only to find them take to he hospital. Luckily for Holly a FD Lieutenant, Joe Santoria, was on site and drives her to the hospital. It’s there in the waiting room they discover their condo neighbors and that Holly is the Mayor’s daughter. After the doctor speaks to Holly and estranged family reunions are made; Holly and Joe part but not for long, as neither can stop thinking of the other. From then on it’s clear sparks are flying but who will be the first to say yes?
Overall, good read and very intense at times. I enjoyed the scenes with the firefighters in action as so many other romance books leave that part out but clearly you can almost feel the moments here. The characters were great and each had their own personalities and perhaps if I’d been into the series before I read this book I might have enjoyed having so many people in the book, but sadly I felt overwhelmed at times by the sheer number of people mentioned in each chapter I almost wanted a cast listing for reference. Having two main couples to develop in a book is a lot but luckily because the couple turn out alright despite some major bumps, bullets, stubbornness and elections. So if you like firefighters and strong headed woman going toe to toe till they makeup or breakup then this book is one to read.