When Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire’s Engine 59, she doesn’t anticipate any problems. She’s been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she’s fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she’s not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.
Scott is looking for a wife. It’s been a fun ride as a single guy, but he’s tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. When the new guy at the firehouse turns out to be a capable, confident and very attractive woman, his plan is completely derailed.
Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie’s plan, but she’s tempted by Scott—even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she’s worked so hard for. And Scott can’t stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she’s his superior and not sticking around. Chemistry can crush the best-laid plans, though, and while Jamie and Scott might not be each other’s future…there’s no resisting the right now.
The cover makes promises, that the story delivers. Yes, it is a steaming hot love affair that develops between Scott and Jamie, but it is so much more than 'just that'.
I have fallen in love with this series, and it isn't because of the hot firefighters, well, at least not completely, but because they are good guys, they work hard, they take care of each other and their loved ones, they risk their lives for others safety, they love life, embrace it, and try to enjoy every minute of it.
The family, Kincaid's, is tight, they stick together, and they show support, but aren't afraid to kick each other when needed. I loved how Jamie bonded with the sisters, like the three belong together. Even Tommy showed his best, softer side.
I enjoy Shannon Stacey books, because the characters are easy to relate to, they have charisma, they love fiercely, they are everyday people like the rest of us, trying to make the best out of what we are given. They struggle with life at times, but somehow they work it out.
The story will make you smile, even laugh out loud. Scott and Jamie are smoldering hot together, but they also share life with each other, the good and the bad. Working side by side is a challenge, and something they have to figure out, and that's when it turns ugly. And while they do that, it will break your heart a bit, because you will get emotionally attached to the characters. But that's where they need the big loving, supporting family, to kick them in the ass, or at least cry on their shoulder.
Boston Fire is turning out to be one of those keepsake series, that you want to read over and over again, like the Kowalskis series from Shannon Stacey are. There's a lot of love, attraction, and affection, but also lots of family of heart and blood, joy as well as tears, and dangerous job situations where everyone's life is on the line, and kitty's in the tree, that makes it all fun. I'm already looking forward to the next one
~ Five Spoons
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me