Trial by Fire by Jo Davis
Date Read: November 2011
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Meet lieutenant Howard "Six-Pack" Paxton--one of the handsome, hard-bodied firefighters of station five. Four-alarm blazes have nothing on him.
Howard may love being a fireman and riding his Harley, but there's nothing he values more than his bacherlorhood--until a feisty, curvaceous teacher named Kat McKenna falls into his arms at the scene of a blaze and melts the six-foot-six tower of bronzed muscle.
But just as passion ignites between them, and they begin to explore new heights of sexual ecstasy, a ruthless arsonist with a deadly secret and a thirst for vengeance becomes their worst nightmare.
Series: Firefighters of Station Five #1
Also by this author: Hidden Fire, Under Fire, Ride the Fire, Line of Fire br> br>
Also in this series: Hidden Fire, Under Fire, Ride the Fire, Line of Fire
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My View: I thought this was a good suspenseful read with a pretty hot romance. I liked Howard and Kat and even though I thought they jumped into bed to soon (especially for her personality). However, when confronted with a very hot and very willing Firefighter even the “sweetest” gals might be swayed. Their romance played out well through out the secondary story lines of the deranged arsonist and Howard’s childhood scars. All in all I really recommend this book to anyone who likes Hot Firefighters and Romantic Suspense. I will be reading the rest of the series!
Book Club View: Most of the ladies really liked this story too. We all seemed to agree that “Howard” wasn’t a great name for the Lieutenant but most of us either called him Pax, 6-Pack, or Lieutenant to get over it. We all kind of had various degrees of “cover our faces” with some of the “naughty” bits but agreed the smex was H-O-T! Some figured out the arsonist early while others (aka me) did not. It was a fantastic fun discussion and we all agreed this is a series to continue.
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