I'm happy to be part of the blog tour for Controlled Burn by Shannon Stacey! I haven't finished the book yet (I'm around halfway there), since it's been a very busy week, but I am loving the firefighters. ;)
Rick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women—though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores—and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from him.
Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father—who happens to be her boss—dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she's never met. She's unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren't the monsters she's been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs.
At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick's dedication—and his considerable charm. Nobody's taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it's quickly becoming too strong to resist.
This is the second book in her Boston Fire series, though they can easily be read as standalones. I haven't read anything by this author before, and I'm having no problem keeping up with this story.
Like I said, I haven't yet finished it, but I'm really enjoying it so far. It's a really cute, low-angst story! The characters are enjoyable and realistic, with a nice build up to a relationship. I love how they haven't just fallen into bed together right off the bat! I'm enjoying the side characters, especially those firefighters. Excuse me for a minute, I have to go set something on fire.....
About Shannon Stacey:
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.
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