Title: Hot for the Fireman
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Series: Boston Heat
Release Date: 3/27/2017
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 287
Heat Level: 4.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Ex-Army Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens to have first hand experience…
Of all the men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones’ office, why did it have to be him? Her one-night stand isn’t playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he’s blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that’s what it takes to make him see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry between them is combustible? She’s a professional, damn it. She’ll date Mr. I’m Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.
It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take…
4.5 Stars! I truly enjoyed this story! Gina is a fairly new to me author. This is only the 2nd book I’ve read of hers, but I loved it, and I will definitely be reading more.
Erik “Wolf” Grady used to be an Army Ranger, and now he’s a fireman. He’s used to high stress situations, but a recent fire call served as a startling reminder, and started a downward spiral of PTSD and flashback issues for him, stemming from his time overseas. His boss has ordered him to see a shrink to deal with it before it becomes a bigger issue in a future work situation. He’s suspended until he gets the all-clear.
Olivia Jones is a psychologist. She’s a PTSD specialist, and she works in her godfather’s clinic. Her godfather is a former Marine and is now a therapist as well. She used to be married, but it’s been 2 years and she’s finally back on the dating scene. This has led to a string of terrible, horrible dates, and she’s finally had it. Livvie meets Wolf in a liquor store, while picking up a bottle of wine after another bad date disaster. He comes to her rescue, and they agree to have one night together, no real names, and no strings. Famous last words, right?!
Livvie and Erik’s chemistry was off-the-charts hot, and their dirty talk, and banter was sexy as hell. They really seemed to understand each other, and worked to overcome their issues. They were really great together. The issue that came up between them was completely believable, not to mention heartbreaking, and it really killed me. I liked that they were both willing to do the work they felt it would take to begin resolving their issues.
The side characters in this book were also fantastic! I’m hoping this was set up for them to all get their own books! Wolf’s best friends from the Army/Fire Dept. each have their own issues, and they need to find their loves! We’re obviously well on our way with Dozer! Livvie’s best friend Angie was hilarious and fun, and I can’t wait to find out more about her! The whole backstory of the entire crew, as well as the setting in Boston were so well done. I can’t wait to read more about these awesome characters. This book was a big winner for me!