Dylan McCafferty enjoys anything that gets his adrenaline pumping. He’s an avid risk-taker, except when it comes to love. He has too many adventures left on his bucket-list to ever settle down. But when Hayden Temple rolls into town, bringing her two young nephews and a whole lot of trouble with her, he finds himself out of his comfort zone. Now, the biggest risk is the one he’ll take with his heart.
Blamed for a barn fire that killed her father when she was just a teenager, Hayden Temple knows it’s impossible to outrun the past, yet she still longs for a place to call home. She believes she’s found that in the small town of Glacier Creek—and the sexy thrill-seeker who might be the one person capable of keeping her ghosts at bay. But after her young nephews inadvertently start a wildfire that threatens the small town, she’s the one raked across the coals. When Hayden’s past finally catches up with her, will she be forced to stand by and watch as any future with Dylan goes up in flames?
(at one time A Hummingbird Christmas was listed as the first story in this series in the Winter of 2017 – that has changed, now I don’t know where that title falls in order)
Title: The Firefighter’s Slow Burn
Series: Glacier Creek #2
Author: Karen Foley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 10, 2018
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 3.5 stars
While there were many things that I liked about The Firefighter’s Slow Burn, there were also parts that kept this one, for me, at that just a touch more than a good book rating. Here, on my own blog, it gets a 3.5 star rating, but I will round that up to 4 stars when I cross-post on other sites. The story itself is intriguing as Hayden’s past or perceived past seems to follow her to the new start she’s making with her nephews. Yet, I never really felt that emotional connection between Dylan and Hayden. I don’t really know why, I simply didn’t find them believable enough to overcome that lack of connecting to them personally. The other part was that downside to a small town. Usually I love the tight knit communities, but this time the finger pointing, the know it alls who easily make accusations without facts simply rubbed me the wrong way.
So, I’m going to leave this review at this point simply saying that you really need to make up your own mind on this (or any) story. Just because I couldn’t connect with the main characters well doesn’t mean that you won’t love them completely. Let me be clear, The Firefighter’s Slow Burn is a good story, I certainly didn’t hate it but I couldn’t love it either. It fell somewhere in-between so it’s a good book that many readers will enjoy. It’s my loss that I couldn’t connect to it.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher 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.*
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