Book Review-Sex and the Single Fireman

Posted August 27, 2015 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review-Sex and the Single Fireman

Book Review-Sex and the Single FiremanSex and the Single Fireman by Jennifer Bernard
Also in this series: The Fireman Who Loved Me (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #1), Hot for Fireman, How to Tame a Wild Fireman (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #4), Four Weddings and a Fireman
Series: The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel #3
Published by Avon on January 29th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fire Fighters
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 006208898X
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The toughest captain on the East Coast, single father Rick Roman has come thousands of miles to San Gabriel to put an end to the "Bachelor Firemen" media hype. But when a stunning woman he nearly hooked up with in Reno turns out to be a firefighter from his new station, Roman realizes it's going to be tough keeping the tabloids at bay.
But there's even more Sabina isn't telling him. Before dedicating her life to battling blazes, Sabina led a very different life, one that made her famous. The last thing she wants is to have her secret exposed. The papers, bloggers, and TV gossips will have a field day with that—especially when they sense the obvious sexual heat between Sabina and Chief Roman, who's torn between firing her...and falling in love with her!

My Review

Summary 

Rick Roman, is a single father and is well known for being the toughest captain on the East Coast. When he gets an offer to come to California for a transfer where they need his expertise, Rick is more than willing. He knows that this change will be good not only for himself but for his son as well. Rick’s job is to change how the people of San Gabriel view the fire station and the firefighters that work there. His job is to get rid of the title “Bachelor Firemen”, in Rick’s mind its not professional and is distracting from what they need to be doing…putting out fires. On his drive to San Gabriel, he runs into a woman in Vegas and despite the fireworks between them she runs like a scalded cat. But he puts  the incident out of his mind, he has a job to do and the last thing he needs is to be distracted. But he is shocked to discover that same woman he ran into in Vegas is a firefighter under him now. Will wonder never cease and the chemistry between them is explosive and she is untouchable. But when certain truths are revealed about Sabina’s past, Sabina and Rick connect when they least expect to and love follows but will they find a way to be together despite how much it is forbidden?

The Hero 

Rick Roman, has served as a firefighter back east for the longest time. He lost his wife during the 911 attack in the towers, and she died instantly and he has never been able to forgive himself. Rick has had to raise his son with the help of his parents. Rick has learned to close himself off emotionally, he couldn’t afford to risk getting hurt again. Rick is from an Italian family, an excellent cook and has worked hard to be a reliable father and setting the high standard for fire stations and doesn’t soften his approach. Rick is quite the hoot in this book, and I fell for his character quite instantly. I loved how firm he is and doesn’t back down from what he believes in. He is the type of hero you would want as a husband…reliable, hard working, sexy and takes care of his body and has a commanding presence. He loves to cook, is a loving father and quite loyal. In this book, we see his character really shine and he adds that balance that is needed.

The Heroine 

Sabina is hiding out from the world. Sabina grew up the daughter of an actress and joined her mother up until she was seventeen in the acting business and was quite talented at it. Being beautiful and graceful she made a good name for herself and could have had an explosive career. But then she had an inspiration and decided that acting just wasn’t for her. She wanted to make a difference, and she and her mother argued and fought and Sabina left. Her mother refusing to talk to her for years. Now she has a different identity, she is talented at hiding who she really is and went through the training of becoming a firefighter. She loves what she does and has worked hard to become one of the team and be accepted by the other in San Gabriel. Sabina is fiery and passionate, she wants to make a difference and help others and I really admired how she was willing to change her life around to do something she loved and believed in. She is protective and quite good at what she does. I liked Sabina quite a bit because of her determination and resilience.

Plot and Story Line 

Sex and the Single Fireman is a sensational read and I just got my jolly’s off reading this one. So much humor and romance and fun times I just couldn’t put this one down. I was hooked from the beginning, and with each book the series just gets better and better. This is the third book and what a ride it was. There were so many little things that combined together made for a fantastic read. I first want to mention the team of firefighters or known as the ‘bachelors of San Gabriel’. They are quite unique and they have this close bond and commadarie that I just couldn’t get enough of. What became the most admirable about this was seeing the friendship between everyone. The romance between Rick and Sabina is quite explosive especially at the beginning.

“We didn’t know if there were any sparks between us. So we tried a kiss to find out if we had chemistry.”

“And?”

“And there wasn’t. Not like…”

“Like what?” he asked in a low growl, demanding she finish her sentence.

“Like…um…like there ought to be.” She dropped her gaze, so he knew she’d censored herself.

“That’s not what you were going to say.”

“You don’t know what I was going to say.”

“Yes, I do.” He stepped close to her and took her head in his hands, tilting it until her eyes caught dancing sparkles from the streetlights. “You meant, there wasn’t any chemistry like This.”

And he claimed her mouth like a lion claiming his prey.

But then it turns into a form of “forbidden” romance. At first Rick really lights a fire beneath the firefighters and really works them hard. So Sabina likes him but doesn’t want to. But through a set of circumstances they end up falling in love with each other. Its very subtle, this is no instant love connection. Their love story takes some time and they build a relationship that isn’t an easy road. They go through some rough patches of learning to trust and relying on each other.

There was no way in living hell I was going to watch another fucking pile of concrete take the woman I love

But boy do they make a fabulous team. Then we have the son, he was so fun and I loved how easy going and talkative he is at times. He is so close to his father too and you see that Father and Son bond real close here which was just another highlight to the story. This story really packed a punch, and had everything I need for a sexy firefighter romance. Passion…excitement and laughter!!

The Cover 

Such a sensual cover…I really love the pose with the “half naked” look here. I like how flirty but sexy it as at the same time. And the yellow and red is so fiery hot!! LOVE it!!

Overall View 

Sex and the Single Fireman is a fiery hot romance that sizzles and burns!! It really drives home the feeling of building love, some quirky characters, steamy passion and overall a fun and flirty romance!!

Series Order

The Fireman Who Loved Me (1)

Hot For Fireman (2)

Sex and the Single Fireman (3)

How To Tame A Wild Fireman (4)

Four Weddings and a Fireman (5)

The Night Belongs To Fireman (6)

About Jennifer Bernard

Jennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series and the upcoming Love Between the Bases series. She's a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

Besides reading, writing and living romance, another passion is Ashtanga yoga. She practices daily, and has traveled to Thailand, India and Hawaii to learn from the best teachers on the planet. Other than that, she loves hiking, meditating, hazelnut chocolate, and the children she is graced to have in her life.

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  • Ann Lorz

    I love her books! This is a great series!