I loved that Alex was a baker and has a thing for gingerbread. It's my favorite thing at Christmas. But Alex wasn't always my favorite in this book. I liked him initially but somewhere along the way, he started to annoy me. Kevin, on the other hand, grew on me and didn't let go. Don't get me wrong, he made me pretty angry with him in his own right but I liked the guy. This story was really good. I love firemen books and loved the details the author included. They brought the story to life. I would love a follow up story with Kevin and Alex. It would be interesting to see them with Kevin's family and how the rest of the squad deals with his coming out. But most of all, I'd like for Bobby to get his own book. He was really sweet and deserves a guy for himself.
I loved this book! Yes, Kevin was hard to take in the beginning and he made me upset with how he treated Alex at times. But I always knew there was a softer side to him. I wanted them to make it and was actually upset when Alex accepted a date with someone else, even if it was with a great guy. But I knew that the attraction between Kevin and Alex was too strong for the other relationship to work.
I loved Alex...who wouldn't! He was so loving, generous and funny. I liked that the other firefighters were part of the story, stood up for Alex and all wanted to help him. It would have been very rewarding to be part of that team working to make Alex's deadline of getting the gingerbread house and cookies to the charity auction in time to help the children.
There were some sad parts to the story, which are always difficult to read, but they made Kevin see the type of man he was becoming and allowed him to want to change for the better. It also allowed Alex to see a different side to Kevin.
I would really like to see a book about Bobby that would also allow us to hear more about Alex and Kevin. I didn't want their story to end! I finished it a short time ago and I'm going back now to re-read some of my favorite parts.
Kevin the firefighter has a huge chip on his shoulder and a bad attitude so even though he rescues Alex, the owner of a bakery from his burning building, he's not exactly pleasant about it. The attraction between this pair is immediate, and when Alex comes to stay temporarily at the fire station the two are thrown together in close quarters. I loved hearing the details about what life in a fire station is like, (it sounded pretty exciting, if sometimes tragic) and about the calls they went out on. That was fascinating. We slowly learn about the backgrounds of both men and how they became the people they are. Kevin starts out as quite the bad guy, but he realizes that he has screwed up and tries to change his ways. I thought his reformation was well-done and believable.
Enjoyable romance. Yes, a bit predictable, and maybe a little too saintly character in Alex. But, the writing was good, a little sex thrown in, and I read it in one sitting. (Always a good sign in holding my interest). Pleasant light reading, with descriptive portrayal of firehouse life.