Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Book Review - Fully Ignited (Boston Fire) by Shannon Stacey

ABOUT THE BOOK


When Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire's Engine 59, she doesn't anticipate any problems. She's been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she's fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she's not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid. 

Scott is looking for a wife. It's been a fun ride as a single guy, but he's tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. When the new guy at the firehouse turns out to be a capable, confident and very attractive woman, his plan is completely derailed. 

Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie's plan, but she's tempted by Scott—even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she's worked so hard for. And Scott can't stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she's his superior and not sticking around. Chemistry can crush the best-laid plans, though, and while Jamie and Scott might not be each other's future…there's no resisting the right now.

REVIEW

I have really enjoyed this series and Fully Ignited was no exception.  Jamie and Scott were both likable and realistic.  The story was engaging.  I just struggled with the passion.  They were obviously passionate about each other, but I never felt like it was enough to be willing to risk their careers over.  I know it is often mentioned throughout the story, but I think it was still glossed over more than it would have actually have been.  Perhaps I wasn't suspending disbelief enough, however one of the things I love about Stacey's writing and this series is how realistic and normal the characters are.  There are no billionaires who don't have to worry about working or being good people.  These are flawed normal people who would be a lot more concerned about their career.  Even as distracting as that was, I still really enjoyed the book and the story moved quickly.


OVERALL RATING - 4 STARS!
MATURITY RATING - 18+ a little steamy

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends on their ATVs, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she's not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

You can contact Shannon through her website, http://shannonstacey.com, where she has maintains an almost daily blog, or visit her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/shannonstacey, her Facebook page, http://facebook.com/shannonstacey.authorpage, or email her at shannon@shannonstacey.com.