Returning to his hometown in the Catskills is the last thing firefighter Ethan DeLuca’s ready for. He’d rather leave memories where they belong—buried under ashes. But if he doesn’t step up to take care of Nonna, who will? Working at the camp down the road seems like the perfect solution. Until his feisty redheaded boss ends up being one fire he has no idea how to put out.
Cassidy McAdams is on a mission. Get the camp Grandpa left her ready to sell, turn enough profit to bail Mom’s business out of foreclosure, and hightail it back to her life in New York City. With unexpected complications mounting, she can’t afford any distractions. Especially a ridiculously charming one who’s eager to rescue her at every turn.
It’d be easier on them both to hide behind professional boundaries. But when unexplained attacks on the camp ignite a connection between them they can’t ignore, running away is no longer an option.
Um, yummy. Ethan DeLuca is yummy. You should read this book and discover his yummy-ness too. Ethan is everything I love in a strong male lead. He is the man who fixes things. He tries to protect and help. He is loyal and did I mention strong? :) Yeah, he is good and a little bit broken. It makes him so yummy.
Cassidy is also strong but in a different way. Loving her came in bits for me but it happened. She struggles with trust and love so her strength keeps people out to protect herself. She had the biggest character arch though and it was very satisfying to see.
I loved the chemistry between Ethan and Cassidy. It was always there, sparking- even when nothing was happening. There was depth to the characters and a real human, real feel about them. It felt good.
I'm really hoping to see another book along these lines for Cassidy's best friend, Ti. She is someone who needs a happily ever after!
I really enjoyed this book. I read through it quickly and felt satisfaction at the conclusion.
Content: Some kissing- talk of abuse, drug and alcohol use. Christian fiction.