In Americas Bravest, each of the six novellas details both the love and work of one firefighter with overarching themes of arson, a blogger out to discredit them, and balancing their personal and professional lives. In In Too Deep, Captain Gabe Malvaso struggles with his attraction to Rachel Wellington, a firefighter on his squad. But when they're trapped in a basement, thinking they'll die, all bets are off. Hot Shot picks up with Paramedic Brody O'Malley, who's happy with single life until a class reunion where he meets Emma Walsh, the only woman he ever loved. But because he broke her heart, she refuses to rekindle old flames. Worth the Risk follows Ryan O'Malley, Brody's twin cop brother, as he pursues prickly Lieutenant Felicia White, who's always disliked his "playboy" persona. But when they are forced to work together on an arson case, sparks fly. El Bombero is the story of firefighter Tony Ramirez and his beloved wife Sophia, sweethearts since high school, who run into the biggest challenge of their lives: Sophia can no longer tolerate the danger her husband is in every day. In Rescue Me, twenty-four-year-old Sydney Sands saves the life of local businessman Max Delinsky only to fall head over heels in love with him. But trouble comes in merging the discrepancy in their ages and Max's difficulty with her past. Trial by Fire tells the story of Battalion Chief Cal Erikson, who has been fighting for two years with blogger Parker Allen about the fire department. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself attracted to the fiery journalist with deep scars from her past. The arson case is solved but not before both their lives are endangered. In The Epilogue, get a closer look at how all six couples live happily ever after!
©2011 Kathryn Shay (P)2014 Kathryn Shay
My Truly Wonderful brother-In-law was a firefighter. When he was diagnosed with cancer I watched his brother and sister firefighters form a silent net of support around him and his family. A casual comment about firewood resulted in three firefighters, chopping and delivering a cord of firewood the next day. This was just one tiny example of the many ways they rallied around the family.... It made a powerful impression on my because the firewood comment was so fleeting and unimportant in the dinner spent with one of the firefighters and his wife. It was like they watched carefully for any way they could help, and we're so connected to the whole family that they filled needs before a request was ever voiced.
Kathryn Shay' captures the heroism, hard work, pride, and this powerful brotherhood bond perfectly. I was sorry to close the book and leave behind these people who had made such an impact.
I am seriously thinking about baking some cookies for the firefighters who protect my neighborhood!!! And I will definitely be reading more of Kathryn Shay!!'
This being more than one story was a plus. There were many different characters and story lines to fall in love with.
In each of these stories there was a nail-biting rescue in a fire which made me hold my breath until everyone was safe.
Since there was more than one story this is hard to pin down. In each story I always love the part where each H&H of the story finally realized they couldn't live without each other. There is always a very tender movement they decide they want to be together.
The part of each of these stories where we are reminded of the job that firefighters/cops do and how they put their lives on the line for us. I was moved to tears each time this is brought up in the stories.
While I enjoyed this book very much, I think it was a little over the top with the woman can do the same job as a man theme. It was a bit much in each of the books.
It is worth the listen,but after reading the other in this series, the short stories seemed superficial.
I would have loved a full story, not the short stories as part of a series.
No, because of the short stories, I found myself putting the book down for long periods of time between these stories.
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