When country singer Fern Bryant returns to her cabin in Wildcat Hall Park, the last thing she expects to find is Craig Thorne in her home…asleep in her bed. Fern had big dreams, and chasing those dreams required sacrifices. Unfortunately, Craig was the cowboy singer and firefighter she left behind. Much to her surprise, now they’re the co-owners of her beloved Wildcat Hall Park.
Craig hasn’t seen Fern since she left Wildcat Bluff County–and him–to sing on a cruise ship. When she storms back into town, the sparks between the two aren’t only rekindled but burn hotter than ever. As long days turn into long nights, Craig is determined to show Fern that she belongs in Wildcat Bluff…and his arms.
Titles in the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series include — A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas – Blazing Hot Cowboy – A Very Cowboy Christmas – Hot For A Cowboy – Cowboy Firefighter Christmas Kiss – Cowboy Firefighter Heat –
Title: Cowboy Firefighter Heat
Series: Smokin’ Hot Cowboys #6
Author: Kim Redford
Genre: Modern Western Romance, Romance
Published: March 31, 2020
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Cowboy Firefighter Heat brings us back to the Smokin’ Hot Cowboys series with a second chance to get it right romance, some danger and suspense, and one smokin’ hot love that never lost those burning embers in the time in-between. If you haven’t been to Wildcat Bluff yet, this one could stand on its own, I’d definitely recommend the earlier stories for each tells a tale that is well worth your time, but if this is your introduction to the series then you should be fine.
Once upon a time Craig and Fern were everything to each other with a future that was burning brightly ahead of them. Except for one thing, Fern had a dream of taking her sweet voice and her love of music to the next level. She’d made the choice to sign on as a cruise singer and left Craig and her home behind as she followed that dream. There was never a doubt about Fern’s love for Craig, yet the fire burning in her heart for music had to be explored or she’d have regrets forever. So, she made that choice, heartbreaking as it was for them both. Now, years later, a bit disappointed in how that dream ended, Fern is back home only to discover her former love asleep in her bed and the two of them as co-owners of her beloved Hall. Yeah, life just got complicated.
There are several reasons that a second chance romance will always draw me in. Craig and Fern are right for each other, they’ve gone far beyond that first discovery of loving and moved on to the hurt each other stage. There was never a doubt that these two were meant to live a long and happy life together, and it’s always amazing how a bit of time, distance, maturity and lessons learned from life can clarify a person’s perception of the life they once had together. I enjoyed watching Craig and Fern work their way back to each other in Cowboy Fighter Heat. There’s danger, misty-eyed moments, and definitely sizzling hot ones as well. Yet at the core are two people in love accepting who they are now and taking the risk of a second chance.
Full of characters that I know well, and some new ones as well I loved this one and would not hesitate in recommending this story or the entire series to any reader who loves a solid, good love story.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback and e-readers (mine is the Kindle)