Title ~ “Sex and the Single Fireman”
Author ~ Jennifer Bernard
Series~ The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel
Book # ~3
Rating ~4 Stars
Short Recap ~ The toughest captain on the East Coast, single father Rick Roman has come thousands of miles to San Gabriel to put an end to the “Bachelor Firemen” media hype. But when a stunning woman he nearly hooked up with in Reno turns out to be a firefighter from his new station, Roman realizes it’s going to be tough keeping the tabloids at bay.
But there’s even more Sabina isn’t telling him. Before dedicating her life to battling blazes, Sabina led a very different life, one that made her famous. The last thing she wants is to have her secret exposed. The papers, bloggers, and TV gossips will have a field day with that—especially when they sense the obvious sexual heat between Sabina and Chief Roman, who’s torn between firing her…and falling in love with her!
(recap courtesy of goodreads.com )
This book was as yummy as its cover. I instantly fell in love with Sabina and Chief Roman; from the first few pages I knew I would be staying up late to read this novel, and I was. The chemistry between the main characters is explosive and as hot as the fires they put out.
After reading the back of the book, I was a bit concerned as to how the author was going to weave all the different elements that were described, yet, they all mingled and danced very well in this scorching novel. The grounding forces in this novel were not Sabina’s mother or her ‘uncle’ but, Carly, Sabina’s little sister and Luke, Rick’s son. Those two kids grounded the novel for me and kept it from being over the top.
This novel, like a few others I have reviewed, hits on the delicate subject of 9/11. Rick’s wife, Maureen, was a firefighter in NY and she perished on that fateful day in one of the towers. So the undercurrent in some places was a bit solemn, yet it was woven in with such sensitivity that it brought me to tears at times [memories of what I was doing that day, etc], the purpose of Jennifer, mentioning 9/11 was well balanced and helped to move the plot along and brought a new dimension to the story and gave it that much more depth.
While reading this novel, the reader gets to know Sabina’s mother very well and begins to understand why Sabin made various choices in her life.
As someone who loves to get into a series, this is one series that I will be getting my hands on the previous novels and any others that come after this one. Seriously, who doesn’t like men in uniform, especially fireman?!?!