Birch County Fire #1
Release Date: October 31
Ground Zero: The center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity
I carried her lifeless body out of a burning building.
One that collapsed on top of us, forcing us to fight for survival.
Where she gave her life so that I could live.
That nightmare wasn’t the happy ending I thought I’d find in the flames.
Turns out, it wasn’t our ending at all.
It was the beginning of our story.
The one where I fell in love without knowing what was happening.
Or the destruction she would thrust into my path.
My ARC Review:
This was my first read by April, and although it is the first in a new series, Birch Fire Department, I felt I was missing something with the back stories on some of the characters, and although it was pretty easy to catch up it was a little frustrating at first….. seems like some of these characters are connected in a previous set of books which I haven’t read….. but overall I thoroughly enjoyed the storyline!!
Set in Birch county, this story revolves around Josh, a cop/firefighter and Nia, a paramedic. Josh is on his last day as a cop before becoming a full time firefighter when he meets Nia. Their attraction is instant and the chemistry is hot. They share a one night stand before Nia sneaks out leaving a note saying she does not date cops.
Their paths meet again in a few months time when Nia ends up working at the same fire station as Josh. The suspense part of the story comes from a serial arsonist / murderer on the loose and Josh being recruited by the Police to step in and help them track the culprit down. A good story that was fast-paced and intriguing, with some heart-rending moments and a few tears in places, along with some fun and banter to balance it all out.
Overall a good read which I enjoyed and would definitely read more of, I just wish the characters were not so connected to a different series.
Meet April Canavan:
I live on chaos and coffee, and you’ll find it running through every single one of my stories.
First of all, I absolutely abhor writing anything biographical. In any form. I’m terrible at it, and I have the very firm belief that no one wants to know who I am. You’re here for books, right? But that doesn’t mean I’m off the hook.
I grew up sneaking over to my great grandmother’s to read her Harlequin novels. Those were delivered once a month in a ginormous box, and from the age of ten, she let me devour them in their entirety. I fell in love with romance, even the clean kind. And that, undoubtedly, led to many days and nights with my face buried in a book and the discovery that I wasn’t happy unless my hair was up, and I had a story in my hand.
I never wanted to write. I wanted to read. ALL the words. Until someone pointed out to me that I’d been writing my entire life. I just needed to put the book in my hand down and pick up a pen.
Once I started, I found out that I couldn’t stop. Now, I’m always writing. Or reading. Or chasing my son through the house to get the elusive hug he thinks I don’t need.
Oh, and I’m a Leo… which is completely on-point if you know me at all. I love being the center of attention. On my terms. When I can stay at home in my pajamas. With lots and lots of coffee on hand. And maybe a few snacks.
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