Also in this series: The Fireman Who Loved Me (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #1), Sex and the Single 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 #2
Published by Avon on May 29th 2012
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Fire Fighters
Ryan Blake got suspended from the San Gabriel firefighters a year and a half ago for a daredevil act that nearly killed someone. Now he’s back in San Gabriel, fighting to return to the force. He takes a job at a local dive, the Hair of the Dog, while he studies for the test that will get him his job back. But the real test comes in the form of Katie Dane, bar manager. Katie got stuck running the family bar when her father had a heart attack. The place is losing money like crazy and the insurance is about to lapse. Her desperate solution? Burn the place down, collect a million dollars. The only problem--little does she know, her new bartender is actually a firefighter. Can a professional fireman and a wannabe firebug ever manage to get along? More importantly, can they stay away from each other and/or keep from ruining each other’s careers? Not likely. This is San Gabriel, after all.
Katie Dane has no clue how to run a bar businness. Her father has owned and managed it all of his life, but when he has a heart attack and must step away, her family asks her to take over. She is at a total loss, because the bar is sinking financially and she must find a way to save it, but when a sexy stranger steps into the bar, she begins to get an inspirational idea that could save her family. Ryan, is the one firefighter from the Fireman Bachelors that the ladies go all out for. He is sexy, built and charming, and he knows his way around a lady’s bedroom. But then he makes a mistake and has had to take over a year off. But now he is back, fully charged and ready to be a full time fireman again. But while waiting for the Captain to make his decision to hire him back, he ends up getting a bartender job with the serious Katie Dane who is gorgeous and sexy but quite crazy at times. Ryan is brought into a world of fighting fire, only not as a fire fighter, but trying to save the bar, a crazy bachelorette party and a romance that sizzles and burns.
Ryan didn’t have the best upbringing in the world. His mother abandoned him for her career. His father was crazy and paranoid and abusive. He didn’t start out being a law abiding citizen, but the Cap. Brody found him and brought him into the team and helped him turn his life completely around. Ryan loved his life as a firefighter, the adrenalin rush, the attention and being a hero was a complete draw to him, and he was dang good at it too. Until he made a mistake and it cost him a year of what he loved. Now he has returned making a complete turn around, but what he needs is to be to be a better human being. What I loved about Ryan is his charm and you see much more depth in him than in the first book. The first book we see him as a cocky ladies man. Well in this book he is still a ladies man, but so much more than that. So man was he sexy to me, and had all the characteristic for a good hero. Honest, loyal, and handsome, What was most attractive to me about Ryan was the way he handles Katie, and how he keeps on fighting for her and see who she really is and not the person she appears to be on the surface.
Katie is gorgeous and smart (most of the time), but we see Katie make some pretty crazy decisions. And decisions that I fell hard for from the beginning. What was most likeable about Katie was her personality. Katie has just finished getting her degree in french literature, and who see how she has no clue how to run a bar. She would rather research and study than be around people all day. She doesn’t have the patience or inclination for it. When Ryan enters her life, though, she begins to change. She comes up with crazy and wild ideas for the bar, but she is quite intelligent and I love how she starts to enjoy being around people more. We see the growth in her character but there is one thing she does that is nuts, and it drove me crazy at times, because I wanted to shake her. But Ryan handles the situation pretty well. I loved how Katie responds to Ryan and it’s very entertaining to see Katie’s personality come out at the oddest of times.
Plot and Storyline
Hot For Fireman is quite a humorous and lively romance that had me bursting out in laughter from the beginning. I mean, Jennifer Bernard definitely creates a story that is witty and charming and so loveable even if you want to shake the characters into some sense. There are some scenes that occur in this story that are quite bizarre at times, but very humorous. I had a blast of giggles and sexy fun with this book. I just couldn’t put it down because it really won me over. We have the silly bantering between Ryan and Katie, and do they love to argue. Some interesting ideas for saving the bar…that never turn out as planned. I didn’t have too many issues with this book, except for a couple. The set up of the story is a bit crazy, and I had a hard time with how Katie’s family tended to take advantage of her. I liked this story, but there were aspects that kept me from fully loving it. But there were many factors that made me enjoy it quite a bit. We see more delicious happenings from the Bachelor Firemen team and boy did they rock the house. I fell for Ryan’s story hard, probably because you fall for his charm in the first book, and you see how he is taken down a notch in this one, and the way he ends up falling in love and it turns out to be with a woman you wouldn’t see him with, but by the end they were just perfect for each other. They got each other in the most unusual and strange ways, and I enjoyed seeing how well these two fought for each other in the end, which is when it matters most. This is a romance that is witty, strange at times and fun and silly. It had a different take than I was expecting, and it was so unpredictable that I just craved every moment of it.
Now who doesn’t love a hot fireman right? This cover is sexy and hot…I love the summer colors, and the homey feel with the kitchen in the background.
Hot For Fireman is a delicious addition to the series, guaranteed to pull you into a life of sexy fireman, sizzling attraction, crazy scenarios, delicious characters and a story that never ends!! A romance that is pure entertainment!!
The Fireman Who Loved Me (1) Harry and Melissa
Hot For Fireman (2) Ryan and Katie
Sex and the Fireman (3) Rick and Sabina
How To Tame A Wild Fireman (4) Patrick and Lara
Four Weddings and a Fireman (5) Vader and Cherie
The Night Belongs To Fireman (6) Fred and Rachel