- File Size: 625 KB
- Print Length: 280 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; Champagne Rose edition (April 26, 2012)
- Publication Date: April 26, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007Y50AL8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,010,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Callie O'Rourke is Fairmont's first female firefighter. She's a bit of a news maker with this status. Callie's strong willed, fierce, and takes many risks, but these risks are to save lives. She thinks with her heart and her head. She's had a lot of things to deal with in life, but Callie has definitely overcome obstacles to get where she is today. Though she didn't get off on the right note with Danny Redmond, the hero.
Danny is a bit complicated. This man has not been whole for a long time. In a tragic chain of events, Danny's life changed when he was a child, and the things he feels and never completely dealt with affect him to this day. He's not too happy about Callie, but oh my, do things change for him rather quickly.
Written with such intense depth, Sparks draws readers into a wild ride of feelings, a bit of adventure, and a whole lot of love. The conflict keeps the story line tight. Just when I thought Callie and Danny were on their way to a beautiful relationship, some startling revelations come to light, spiraling everyone involved into a confused state. Talk about characters going through turmoil. This novel brings a sense of family and community together. A feeling of nostalgia washed over me many times, as reading this made me think of the times where people looked out for one another a lot more, and strong family ties were more prevalent.
There are touching moments, I wiped away tears more than once. This book is beautifully written. Strong characterization, stunning plot, and at times I held my breath, unsure of what would happen next. Fair warning, readers--this book is going to grab hold of you tight, and won't let go even after the end. I find myself still thinking about Callie, Danny, and the rest of the crew at the fire station. Sparks lives up to it's name, in every sense of the word. This is a story that can be read over and over. It's a keeper!
If you love contemporary romances that have tendencies to bring out tears of joy, gut wrenching pangs of fear, and a powerful love story, let Sparks light up your life. Don't miss this stunning novel!
Originally posted at LAS Romance Reviews
There are several breathlessly memorable scenes in the book... a cave rescue, a burning apartment, and Callie's dreams of stars burning her hand. It all leads up to a dazzling finale that is a satisfying end to a good story.
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
Firefighters are strong, macho, heroic and when they fall in love they fall hard. This is the case for Danny Redmond. Firefighting his blood and somehow a spitfire woman like Callie has gotten under his skin. He has no idea how it happened but he has fallen in love with her. Now Callie is no damsel in distress she is also a fellow firefighter and takes her job seriously. These two are so compatible with one another it’s hard to see them separated. The sexual chemistry is fully there no matter how hard Danny tries to ignore it. Sharon Horton did a great job in showing us that it’s more than a job for Danny it’s his heritage and for Callie it is her time to prove that she can do anything she sets her mind too. This was a wonderful imaginative and very detailed book from the secondary characters to Danny and Callie’s past with one another it was well done. Definitely a book that is worth reading and can’t wait for more of Sharon Horton.
As the first female firefighter at Station One, Callie and Danny spark up an almost immediate friendship. They join together as allies to avoid Danny's sister-in-laws matchmaking mechanisms...with the promise that they will just stay friends. Danny is the Sergeant at the station and his older brother Will is the Captain. After the death of both of his parents at the age of ten, Will and Bex pretty much raised Danny. Danny is haunted by his parents' deaths.
I really liked the family dynamic in this book. Will is very march a part of the story, as is Callie's uncle who she calls Uncle Mayor (he's the mayor of this little town.)
Overall I really liked all the characters and the variety of them within this story. For this size novel, there are a LOT of players within the story, but it never got to be too much or confusing. There were moments throughout this book when the character's reactions seemed a bit too much based upon the circumstances, but I loved the firefighter storyline, the great scenery and ambiance of the story, and the overall characters in the book. There was action that was fabulous too...hello, firefighters.
Unfortunately, the romance had moments where it felt bi-polar with the back and forth between whether or not the two characters wanted to get together (i.e. Danny is one confused and emotional guy.) Those emotional moments seemed a bit forced in their reactions and I felt if they'd been toned down just a tiny bit, I would have enjoyed this book a lot more. The story definitely has a lot going for it and there are moments where it is just so beautiful and heartwarming.
While not a flawless novel, I did enjoy reading it and getting to know these characters. It was a fun and entertaining book to read. If I was younger, I'd be seriously tempted to work at becoming a firefighter after reading this novel...it's such a great tribute to what they do day-in and day-out.
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I admit I am a sucker for firefighter romance books. This one does not disappoint.Read more