Series: Firefighters of Station Five
Author: Jo Davis
Read copy: eBook
Published: May 4, 2010
To the other men of the A-shift, Tommy's a lucky guy who has it all. But deep inside, the golden boy of Station Five hides a private pain. He was once a star quarterback on the fast track, until tragedy derailed his dream. Ever since then, he's struggled with the choices he's made—including his decision to become a firefighter.
His one ray of light shines in beautiful nurse Shea Ford. And when a dangerous rescue lands Tommy in the ER, what better opportunity to win her over? As Shea gives in to her feelings for him, Tommy and she reach the heights of passion. But when a conspiracy culminates in deadly arson, Tommy will lose more than he ever imagined. A ruthless enemy is closing in, threatening to destroy the couple's love—and their lives.
Hmmm, yet again, this series just doesn't seem to click very well with me. Sure, it's hot (at times), sure it's sweet (at times), sure it's suspenseful (again, at times), there's just something there, which I cannot put my finger on, that doesn't work that well for me.
The pacing was good, the characters were nice, the plot was rather tight, I just didn't feel it. I also didn't "feel" the connection between the two leads, I didn't really understand Tommy's decision toward the end, and Shea's initial "reluctance" didn't gel for me. I would've understood it better if it were toward every man, not just a certain type.
Buy hey, maybe it's just me.
The only really good thing that came out of this book was the small scene in the last chapter with Sean accepting that soda and the final cliffy with the phone-call and the softly-spoken taunt. I'm afraid I'll be disappointed with the last book as well, though.
Yes, I wouldn't mind reading about Shea's twin brother or the tall, dark, and handsome FBI agent, but, yet again, I fear the final result.
But hey, maybe that's just me. ;)