Reviewed by Nancy Crocker
What woman doesn’t love a story about a HOT firefighter. This one just happens to be about co-workers who find their way into each other’s hearts.
Jasmine “Mac” Mackinnon and Aaron Parkes have worked for the same Fire Department for years. But Mac was considered one of the guys. That was until she appeared in a dress at a friend’s wedding where her co-workers saw Mac in a whole new light! There is a lot of flirting between these two which I really enjoyed.
The character of Aaron Parkes was just dreamy. Aaron is a firefighter with an amazing six pack and a great sense of humor. While women are willing to throw themselves at this hottie, not everything is as it appears. Underneath the HOT firefighter appearance, lays a man who has a very tender heart. Someone who wants to give back the only way he knows how. Aaron always considered Mac nothing more than a great co-worker. But he can’t seem to forget how stunning she looked at their best friend’s wedding.
I loved the character of Jasmine. She has found Aaron attractive over the years but has not acted on it for a number of reasons. She believes him a player and it annoys her. Add in the way woman throw themselves at him which annoys her even more. Then you have the fact that it is against company policy to be involved with a co-worker. And having been betrayed by her last boyfriend, Mac is happy to stay away from relationships. Strong, Dependable, she is used to taking care of herself. But she can’t seem to forget Aaron or the kiss that they shared after the wedding.
There is a lot of flirting between these two which I really enjoyed. And the verbal exchanges were very enjoyable. I loved the fact that these two knew each other for a couple of years and respected each other in a professional way. While this was for the most part a fun and flirty read, it did deal with some serious issues for both the Heroine and Hero.
I recommend this book to lovers of romance, who also enjoy some laughs.
A couple of my favorite lines:
“Dangerous,” Leanne interrupted. “Tall, dark, and dangerous. Strictly no strings, that’s Aaron Parkes. He could charm the skin off a rice pudding, but he thinks having breakfast with a woman the morning after is long-term.”
“The seafood restaurant at the marina. She could have told me that she didn’t eat seafood when I said I was going to make the reservation. Apparently she went to Sea World as a child. While they were eating fish and chips for lunch her brother told her she was eating the slow learners. She hasn’t eaten fish since then.”
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.