Line of Fire: The Firefighters of Station Five
by Jo Davis
Paperback: 320 pages
Available: May 4, 2010
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book received from: Penguin
After a day of putting out fires, the sizzling-hot men of Station Five tend to start a different kind of blaze. Take all-American–and all-sexy–Tommy Skyler….
To the other men of the A-shift, Tommy’s a lucky guy who has it all. But deep inside, the golden boy of Station Five hides a private pain. He was once a star quarterback on the fast track, until tragedy derailed his dream. Ever since then, he’s struggled with the choices he’s made–including his decision to become a firefighter.
His one ray of light shines in beautiful nurse Shea Ford. And when a dangerous rescue lands Tommy in the ER, what better opportunity to win her over? As Shea gives in to her feelings for him, Tommmy and she reach the heights of passion. But when a conspiracy culminates in deadly arson, Tommy will lose more than he ever imagined. A ruthless enemy is closing in, threatening to destroy the couple’s love–and their lives.
REVIEWER: The Book Vixen
Tommy Skyler is a 23-year old firefighter at Station Five in Sugarland Tennessee. He was on his way to becoming a football hero, until the tragic death of his brother. Tommy feels like he is constantly living in his late brother’s shadow and will never live up to his parents’ expectations like his brother did. Tommy comes to the realization that he became a firefighter for the wrong reason and now wants to pursue his interest in becoming an Arson Investigator. One thing Tommy is sure about is the feelings he has for Shea.
Shea is a 28-year old ER nurse at the Sugarland hospital. She has a twin brother, Shane, who’s on the police force. She’s casually dating Forrest Prescott, the city manager because he’s boring and safe. She has feelings for Tommy but won’t act on them. Shea has suffered through her own set of losses and is reluctant to be in a relationship with Tommy because of that.
Tommy has no problem letting Shea know how he feels about her and what he wants. The two have only been on a couple of dates but Shea will not allow herself to get involved with him. Even though she has feelings for him, she keeps her distance. She thinks he’s too young and lacks experience. She’s been burnt in the past by someone like Tommy (a handsome, sexy athlete) and that’s keeping her from allowing herself to have a relationship with him. However, Shea cannot keep her emotions and desires bottled up any longer when the two share a steamy kiss at a friend’s wedding.
Line of Fire is full of romance and steamy love scenes with a splash of mystery and suspense. This combination had me eager to turn the page and left me wanting more. The love scenes were scorching hot!
In her bedroom, he placed her gently on her bed, then straightened. His pale blue gaze never leaving hers, he shed his shirt and slid his jeans off along with his boxer briefs, kicking them away. Shea drank in the sight of his naked body like a woman dying of thirst. Clothed, he was the sexiest man she’d ever seen. Wearing nothing except a grin, the man was a pagan god.
I was rooting for Tommy and Shea all the way. I found myself grinning ear to ear when I was reading most of this book. I, for one, love a man in uniform, especially firefighters. They are the epitome of sexy.
The only parts of the book that didn’t completely capture my interest were the narratives from William Hensley’s and Joseph Hensley’s point of view. William is caught in the middle of the conspiracy that takes place; Joseph is William’s grandfather. I understand the need to fill the reader in with what is going on but I didn’t feel engaged during these parts. Other than that, Line of Fire was a delicious read.
Line of Fire is the 4th book in the Firefighters of Station Five series but can be read as a stand alone without a hitch. I have not read the first three books in the series but that didn’t hinder my reading experience whatsoever. I’ve already added them to my wishlist and cannot wait to read them. The characters are enjoyable (and not to mention hot!) and I want to get to know each one’s story. I hope that Shane, Shea’s twin brother, will get a book of his own (perhaps a spin off series?).
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Other books in the series:
- Trial by Fire
- Under Fire
- Hidden Fire
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