I will start this review by saying after I read this book, I expeditiously ordered every other book written by Katherine Center. I’ve said it before, and I will say it again – I love love. Give me a good romance, and I’m a happy girl. Not only was this book a beautifully written, heartfelt novel, it also featured some serious girl power, which I can always get behind! According to the National Fire Protection Association, there are 1.16 million firefighters in the United States, but only seven percent are women. For those seven percent, the stakes are high and the expectations are even higher.
Cassie Hanwell is one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse. She’s excellent under pressure. But when her estranged mother asks her to give up her dream job and move to Boston, Cassie faces a kind of pressure she never anticipated. Whereas her Texas crew was accepting, progressive, and appreciated Cassie’s hard work and dedication, the Boston firehouse is completely different. Old-school mentalities mean that the firemen (emphasis on the MEN) aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” join the team. Except for the other newbie, who just happens to be handsome, strong, and seems to like having Cassie around. Cassie is adamant that she will not fall in love, but despite her old captain’s warning – “Don’t date firefighters” – Cassie feels her resolve slipping.
Will Cassie risk her beloved career for love…?
If that synopsis doesn’t leave your heart fluttering, I don’t know what will. 🙂