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Rescue Squad, #2

“Fearless” by Kimberly Kincaid is part of the ‘Rescue Squad’ series and returns the action to Station Eight. I love the contrast between the family backgrounds of the two main characters, plus the atypical addition to the close-knight firefighters, with the attendant adjustments and hostility. I’m not sure I was convinced about the distancing of Cole’s family and his rejection of his background, although I understand that it plays into the intensity of his ties to Station Eight and its denizens. I found Savannah to be a little overcompensatory and brash, especially considering she knows all about the hierarchies and chain of command issues from her family, although I definitely know people like that—who have a chip on their shoulder because they know they are going to be disliked or hazed.

There is wonderful heat (pun intended) and action, with a hint of mystery thrown in to make this an entertaining light read. I’d like to have a little more depth to the characters but still enjoy this glimpse of the lives of those brave souls who risk their lives to keep the rest of us safe and I look forward to more exciting stories in the series.

This contemporary romance centers around the changes in firefighter Cole Everett’s life as he nears his goal of joining the rescue squad. His final task before the decision is made about his future is to mentor the new candidate to Station Eight. The challenge? SHE is Savannah Nelson, a scion of a firefighter family who is far from home and determined to succeed, no matter who or what opposes her.

Book Blurb for Fearless

The Temperature Is Rising…

Firefighter Cole Everett's life revolves around the firehouse. Committed to saving lives--and to the guys who always have his back in the most dangerous moments on the job--Cole's focus is a coveted spot on the Fairview Rescue Squad. When his captain asks him to mentor a rookie firefighter, he jumps at the chance, hoping it will help to prove his skill. But the new "guy" is none other than Savannah Nelson, a female firefighter as stubbornly determined as Cole is, and a whole lot curvier in all the right places . . .

Savannah won't let anyone extinguish her dream of fulfilling her family legacy and becoming a top notch firefighter--and she's happily surprised when strong-willed, sexy Cole is willing to give her the chance she deserves. Concentrating on the job isn't always easy when the heat between them flares higher every day, but Savannah won't give up--not even when one of Station Eight's veterans seems bent on trashing her reputation. To stop a string of possible arsons, Savannah and Cole will need to eliminate every distraction--but can they let their love go up in flames?

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2016 4.00