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Desperately Seeking Fireman by Jennifer Bernard (The Bachelor Fireman of San Gabriel #4.5)


Fire Captain Jeb Stone and incredibly successful press secretary Nita Moreno have both been burned by love before. That’s why neither of them is looking for more than a few steamy nights of passion.

When circumstances find them stranded on an island together, babysitting a cross-dressing senator and the very pregnant wife of San Gabriel’s most famous captain, they allow the sparks they feel to take center stage. But as their feelings grow, can they each allow the other past the barriers both have built to protect their hearts?

Source: egalley from Edelweiss/Avon for review purposes

I really love this series. Why? Alpha Males. Firefighters. Lots of humor and sweet romance.  This novella was no exception, but it was a little darker than the other books in the series.  Both of the main characters, Jeb and Nita, have been seriously burned by their previous relationships.

There was a lot to love about this story.  Their meet-cute was pretty adorable, even though they were both attached at the time.  It takes a few years for them to finally get together, but when they do, they cannot deny their attaction.  And Nita, particularly, needs to guard her wounded heart and seems to think Jeb is too good to be true.  It’s true, Jeb is a fantastic fictional man, so I can see her dilemma.

The plot was pretty fun, getting stranded on an island with a hugely pregnant woman.  This was a sweet story that was a great addition to the series.


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