Firefighter Patrick “Psycho” Callahan earns his nickname every day. Fast, fit, and a furious worker, he thrives on the danger which helps him forget a near-tragedy that changed his life forever. But when his off-duty carousing gets out of hand, Patrick is sent back to Loveless, Nevada, where the wildfire threatening his hometown has nothing on sizzling Dr. Lara Nelson.
Lara would rather be thought of as the physician who returned to Loveless than as the misfit brought up at a hippie New Age commune. But right now she’s focused on her job at hand, patching up injured firemen…until the past hits her in the hard-muscled, blue-eyed form of Patrick Callahan. Now, the embers of their decade-old attraction have ignited into a full-on inferno, as the bad-boy firefighter and the good doctor take a walk on the wild side they’ll never forget.
Source: Edelweiss/Avon books for an honest review (thanks!)
I picked up the first book in this series (The Fireman Who Loved Me) on a whim at the library and was pleasantly surprised by how funny and sweet and hot it was. It was a great light-hearted book and I have to say that this book follows in it’s footsteps. Though there was a more serious storyline about wildfires, it was still funny and sweet and hot.
Lara was a great heroine, smart and secure in her place as a resident studying to be a doctor. This is quite a change from the girl she was, orphaned and thrust into the care of her hippy dippy, sexual healing advocate aunt, and she hid behind her black hair & goth appearance. Her only friend was Liam, a slightly autistic, deaf boy and his tag-along older brother who irritated as well as attracted her.
Patrick “Psycho” Callahan was a lot of fun. I vaguely remember him from the first book, but it was good getting to know him here. It’s interesting to dig into people with dynamic personalities and find out how they came to be that way.
This was just what I wanted, a light-hearted, fun, sexy book with quirky, emotionally deep characters. I loved the story of redemption for both Patrick and Lara and I love a good story of returning home.