When fireman Fred Breen rescues a bachelorette party after a construction crane collapses onto their limo, the media labels him the "Bachelor Hero." But all Fred can think about is the petite brunette with the sexy mane of dark curls who bolted away from him faster than a wildfire after he carried her to safety. And when he discovers she's none other than Rachel Kessler, the daughter of a tech billionaire, the girl whose kidnapping riveted the nation, he intends to learn every intimate detail about this intriguing woman who sets his pulse on fire.
Rachel can't deny the lean-muscled firefighter is smokin' hot. But after having one too many drinks at the bar where she first meets him, Rachel knows she's made a fool of herself. Yet when he rescues her from the limo, she feels safe for the first time since she was held for ransom as a child. Then her overprotective father insists Fred be her bodyguard—and his close presence kindles a burning desire that only he can extinguish.
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Expected publication: September 30th 2014 by Avon
I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Avon via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is September 30, 2014.
I did not realize when I requested this book that it is part of a series. While previous characters were mentioned and it is apparent there were back stories about them that had unfolded in previous instalments this book can be read as a stand alone novel. While it would have been interesting to know these stories they did not impact the ability to enjoy this one.
Bernard did a great job creating the perfect swoon worthy male character. A physically smoldering guy with the personality of a genuine nice guy. I liked the fact that he did not have the arrogance that sometimes dominates this genre of read. The fact that he was always there in a sticky situation made me hope that there are men like this in real life (I was lucky I found one of them!).
This story follows the typical formula where there is instant chemistry between the two characters and they deny themselves succumbing to it for their own various reasons until it becomes too much. An interesting plot is woven between the romance with the story of the kidnapper and overall it blends well. I managed to finish the story in less than a day.
For those who like a romance with some steam and a plot then I would recommend this read. I will be going back to read the rest of the series as it appears there are quite a few books in it. Who doesn't want to read about a firehouse full of hot men???
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