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Monday, January 28, 2013
Book Review: Sex and the Single Fireman by Jennifer Bernard
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Series: The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, book 3
Source: From Netgalley
Buy it here: Amazon | Book Depository
For more information visit Jennifer Bernard's website
Reviewed by: Diane
Rick (Rock) Roman, New York City Fire Chief, a single father of a son, Luke, is moving to San Gabriel, California to start a new job with the San Gabriel Fire Department at Station #1. He is the Interim Chief and hired as the Chief Training Officer to whip the all-single fire crew into shape. The crew calls him Chief Hard-ass mainly because of his brisk manner of speaking, and his huge persona. He stands well over six-feet, and his hulking body is all muscle and no flab. Black hair, blacker than brown eyes, and strong sensuous lips, with a body covered with thick black hair, he looks more like a cave man than a firefighter.
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and Firefighter Sabina Jones, a former child actor now incognito, always spends Thanksgiving alone in Reno. Driving along with her windows rolled down, and her music blasting louder than normal, she barely hears the honk of a horn. She looks at the vehicle next to her, and sees the most gorgeous, sexy man on his cell phone motioning for her to turn her music down. Ignoring him, she turns the music even louder which causes him to scream into the phone, and makes him furious.
There was no doubt that sparks fly between the two drivers at the red light and before it even changes Roman dashes through the light in his black Jeep only to be pulled over by the Reno PD. Sabina speeds by him with her music blaring and smiles at him sweetly as he glares back at her, only to meet face to face in the Casino/Hotel lobby. Not knowing whom she is dealing with she taunts the big man by offering to pay for his ticket with the change she has in her pocket. Arriving at the fire station on Monday, both stop dead in their footsteps when they realize whom the other is. Dio Mia how the sparks begin to fly, but they contain them until Roman can no longer keep his hands from his subordinate, the only female firefighter at Fire Station 1.
Ms. Bernard has written a sexual tension-filled love story that has great potential. All supporting characters are true to themselves and complement each other nicely. She did a great job getting to the depth of the main characters and making them feel real to the reader. Through her descriptive words, the reader can transport himself or herself to San Gabriel, California and almost smell the sage all around.
This book captivates its reader, is an easy read, and one that the reader will not want to put down until finished. I would recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a little light reading with a, will she or won’t he realize what’s right in front of them, and will the curse of Firehouse 1 ever be broken.