This short story is in the Fire Hawks series. Johnny Akbar the great is the lead smoke jumper at Mount Hood Aviation (MHA). Laura Jensen is a trail guide at a nearby lodge. The two first meet at a local watering hole. Akbar, as Johnny is called throughout most of the book, went there to find a fun, no obligations, girl to spend time with. Who he sets his sights on instead is Laura, a local who is far more of a keeper than a catch and release sort of woman.
Other fires, an arsonist and Johnny's own reluctance to address his feelings for Laura keep the plot moving. Though this book is one of a series it can be read all on its own.