Body Heat

Body HeatAndi O’Roarke is the fire chief and has been for fifteen years. She loved her job but it was hard as she had to work hard to make sure the men respected her since she was the only woman in the firehouse. When she meets the arson investigator sparks will immediately fly between them and that will leave Andi wanting something more.

Tucker Fields is an arson investigation sent to a firehouse to look over a case. Tucker will be ready for his job but what he wouldn’t be ready for was Andi, the fire chief. He will want her instantly and will pursue her but they had to be careful to make sure the other firefighters did not get wind of their relationship.

Body Heat is the first book to the O’Roarkes series by Katherine Garbera. I liked this book. There is certainly a lot of heat from the fires and from the two characters. This was a free book that I had gotten on my kindle awhile ago.

So the character of Andi was a woman who fought hard and she had to because she was the only woman in the firehouse. Andi is strong with her command and she had gotten that from her four brothers and father who are all strong willed men. But she had a softer side it was just well hidden. Now, Tucker was a player. He was a love them and leave them kind of guy, and was a very take charge kind of guy. I liked him anyways especially as he was very charming, and he got Andi to open up.

The connection between the two characters is very explosive just like the fires that are written in the book. I will have to say that I thought the fires did get put in the back seat with the book. But I liked that it was character driven.

I liked the O’Roarke family. They were a bunch of big men who protected Andi but also argued endlessly with each other. I can’t wait to read their stories. So the second book to the series is with Rory, Andi’s brother. His is the only other book that is written, I assume the other two brothers will be written eventually, at least I hope. I will be on the look out for the book at my library but I am not sure they have it. I figure I will read it eventually but it just might not be right away.

The Fireman Who Loved Me

Melissa McGuire couldn’t believe that her grandmother made her go to an auction of hot single fireman and actually won one of them for her. Melissa didn’t want to go on the date but as she looked into Harry’s eyes she couldn’t say no. Melissa knew there could be nothing between them as they were too different, then passion took over for Melissa but would that be enough for them to survive?

Fire Captain Harry Brody didn’t like attention which was why he avoided the auction except when he had to do Ryan the favor. Harry couldn’t believe his luck with Melissa, there was passion and she was not one to throw a fit. He will find though that passion is not all he likes about Melissa as she makes him feel alive, but there will be plenty of complications to rip them apart.

The Fireman Who Loved MeSo now looking at the novel you wonder why someone would pick this book. With The Fireman Who Loved Me I let the cover pull me in, so this time I did judge a book by its cover. Jennifer Bernard has wit, some laughs, and lots of passion bring to this first book of the Bachelor Fireman series. Aside from the fiery characters, no pun intended, there are some extraordinary side characters who I can definitely see being part of the continuing series like Ryan another firefighter.

The two main characters were completely wrong for each other but in every way it counted perfect for each other. I liked the constant battle  that was going on between Melissa and Harry it was funny but challenging. Melissa was a great character as she grew within the book, she grew a backbone when everything was crumbling beneath her feet. Harry was a man who saved people but he finally found a way to save his own life.

Now the matchmaking grandmother Nelly was fantastic. I love the gumption she had and of course the secret she carried. I wasn’t thrilled what happened at the end but it was heartwarming nevertheless. Now as Nelly was good Ella the news report whom I loathed was definitely the villain. She turned out okay in the end, well really it was just strange with what happened but made sense. There was also Rebecca who I wasn’t thrilled with but once again things worked out.  In the end most of the characters find happiness leaving a happy ending. I will definitely be revisiting this fireman series.