During Flynn Bensen‘s last wildfire rescue, a woman died despite Flynn’s best efforts to save her. He can’t escape his sense of failure or recurring nightmares, but he can escape to Marietta, Montana, to a new job as the head of Crawford County Search and Rescue. When he meets his scorching hot co-worker on his first day, Flynn feels like he might have just jumped from one wild fire to another that threatens to burn out of control despite his determination to keep a safe distance.
Outspoken, direct, and ambitious Kat Robinson isn’t thrilled to have a new boss—after all, if the timing had been different, she’d have been a shoe-in for Flynn’s job. But a single mom of a ten-year-old son knows where her priorities lay—with Brady, the light of her life. No way is she looking for a relationship and co-workers are always off limits. Too bad Flynn’s so darn hot, gorgeous, kind and authentic.
Will Flynn be the hero Kat needs to help her find the courage to fall in love again?
There was something very real and lifelike in this touching novel. The story has several voices in it, his, hers and her son's. It gives it more spice, more layers, and makes the situation well understood, well rounded. The insights to the characters makes them easy to like, and relate to.
I admire how respectfully the author has always handled serious situations, like this time the autistic son, Brady, and his condition, emotions, and situations are handled with great respect, in a real, tasteful way.
Flynn and Kat both came to Marietta, Montana to start their lives anew. They are working together, and that is not the best place for the instant attraction they feel for each other. There are some humorous situations they are put because of the work they do, as well as serious emergencies, that made me bite my nails and hold my breath.
There's some family drama, and clearly shown how past mistakes can affect into today's life, even if those mistakes were not ours.
A great addition to the Montana Mavericks series, a tender and compassionate story of learning to trust, and taking the risk of leaping into the future, grasping the life we are given, and living it fully
~ Five Spoons