Book Review-How To Tame A Wild Fireman

Book Review-How To Tame A Wild Fireman

Book Review-How To Tame A Wild FiremanHow to Tame a Wild Fireman (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #4) by Jennifer Bernard
Also in this series: The Fireman Who Loved Me (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #1), Hot for Fireman, Sex and the Single Fireman, Four Weddings and a Fireman
Series: The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel #4
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on September 24th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fire Fighters
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0062273663
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The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel have a rebel among them, and there's only one woman who can put his flames out.
Firefighter Patrick "Psycho" Callahan earns his nickname every day. Fast, fit, and a furious worker, he thrives on the danger which helps him forget a near-tragedy that changed his life forever. But when his off-duty carousing gets out of hand, Patrick is sent back to Loveless, Nevada, where the wildfire threatening his hometown has nothing on sizzling Dr. Lara Nelson.
Lara would rather be thought of as the physician who returned to Loveless than as the misfit brought up at a hippie New Age commune. But right now she's focused on her job at hand, patching up injured firemen...until the past hits her in the hard-muscled, blue-eyed form of Patrick Callahan. Now, the embers of their decade-old attraction have ignited into a full-on inferno, as the bad-boy firefighter and the good doctor take a walk on the wild side they'll never forget.

My Review



Patrick Callahan, or also known As “Psycho” is everything as the nickname portrays. He takes wild risks and is a bit crazy. But on a hot and bored day, Psycho gets a little drunk and crosses a line. So the Captain decides that he can’t afford the strain of Psycho’s latest endeavor and sends him to his hometown to fight a wild fire. As much as this is a punishment, Psycho doesn’t see it that way. Even though he hasn’t talked to his family in years, a wild fire that isn’t able to be contained, just right up his ally. But there is one person he least expected to find in Loveless, Nevada…sexy Lara Nelson. Lara has just learned of her aunt’s death and learned that she inherited the Center  for Sexual healing or also widely known as a Hippie commune. Lara always hated growing up in such a place, but she is desperate to find a buyer and return back to her normal and average life of being a doctor. Then she runs into a man she once knew as a cocky kid who was never heard from again after the fateful accident that changed all of their lives. Lara never expected that Patrick would be the one man she would want in a sexual way, but as they discover a hidden desire for each other they also find a powerful love.

The Hero 

Patrick Callahan is the son of a rancher, politician and once a governor. On a vacation from college, he comes home and he and his brother get into an accident, an accident that he is blamed for. His father disowns him, blaming Patrick for his brother’s injury and this moment changed the course of Patrick’s life. Instead of finishing college in political science, he became a firefighter. Being a firefighter helped him with his urge to have a adrenalin rush and daredevil personality, and Patrick knows that if it wasn’t for serving as a firefighter he would probably be in jail or out on the streets. Psycho is everything the name implements and boy has he done some crazy things. In previous books, we don’t see much of him except his crazy acts and his superficial attitude or that is what he portrays to most people. In this book, we see a deeper side to Patrick, a side he has kept hidden from everyone including himself. We see Patrick face his past in order to save his future. We see a man that is full of courage and strength, willing to sacrifice for those he loves and has a soft side for pretty women and baby Llama’s.

The Heroine 

Lara Nelson has changed from the timid gothic girl she was in high school. Her parents died in an accident when she was young and she was sent to live with her Aunt. An Aunt that was a bit hippie and was very open about everything sex. Lara never felt comfortable where she grew up, she always felt like she was the oddball of school and she had one friend…Liam, Patrick’s younger brother. Lara never realized she would be a doctor one day. She has changed much from who she was in High School. Lara still is hesitant about anything sexual, but she is intelligent, dedicated and has a caring heart. Lara was a heroine that has a fiery nature. She has such an open heart for everyone, and she can be very diplomatic just like every doctor needs to be. I really liked how her personality shines through in those unique moments.

Plot and Story Line 

How To Tame A Wild Fireman is my favorite of the series so far. I really enjoyed the previous installments, but there was something that really called to me in this book. One its Psycho as the hero and boy is he one crazy man, but a delicious and sexy one. The beginning starts off pretty amusing, and boy the whole Pool scenario…the crazy things that happen when you get drunk. Then yippee for a wild fire scenario and facing your past. I just loved this scenario, and this is also where we see much more to Psycho than the crazy stunts he pulls.

“I know I may seem like a reckless driver,” he said, swinging the wheel to avoid a jackrabbit bouncing across the road. “But I’ve never even gotten a ticket.”

“Is that because the cops never caught up with you?”

“Haha. Quite the comedienne. No, it’s because I’m an outstanding driver, and if I were to break a traffic rule, they’d be so in awe of my technique they’d forget about giving me a ticket and simply applaud my expertise.”

He is one good firefighter and just jumps right in. Then Psycho and Lara see each other again. Psycho always has had a thing for Lara, but Lara hasn’t until now. And boy oh boy do these two really have to battle inner demons in this book. Psycho has to face his family, especially his formidable father. Lara has to choose what to do with the Sexual center, which was quite different. Its not everyday we get a “hippie” type scenario in a romance, but I really gobbled every delicious scenario that enters into this story. What was quite fun was how these two keep running into each other. I adored the baby Llama that Psycho rescues and clings to him like crazy. I couldn’t get enough of the small town country feel to the story, and with the added intensity of a wild fire it really increased the tension and excitement of the story. The romance is sexy and fun, and I loved how well it seemed to flow. And what I really admired was how Jennifer Bernard mixes humor with a sensual story.

“I want you,” she said in a husky murmured. ” I want your hot, hard, thick, throbbing…”

Oh God, he was going to come in his pants, right here in the Love ‘Em.

“…Lotus Root.”

The Cover 

This might be my favorite cover of the series. I love the pose here, it’s so romantic and sweet but sexy at the same time. I love the background of the wild fire.

Overall View

How To Tame A Wild Fireman is a tantalizing firefighter romance that has building sexual tension, characters who grow into themselves, and a love story that is wild and sweet!!

Series Order


The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel

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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