"High Heat" by Philippa Grey-Gerou
Roman Geary is doing quite well. His catering business is flourishing and he has an acclaimed restaurant. At least he is until his fire is devastated by fire. Roman manages to find a temporary home for his catering business in the catering hall of a local fire station - which also puts him in close quarters with Jacob Niemczyk, a firefighter who is as good in the kitchen as he is fighting fires.
Sparks fly between them and, in spite of a rocky start, some missteps, and inconvenient interruptions, they find themselves in a relationship. Roman, however, finds himself with questions when a large fire breaks out - leaving him wondering if he is able to risk his heart on a man who, by virtue of his job, is always risking his life.
"Five-Alarm Lover" by Michael Barnette
When Delmar (Del to his friends) Preston is one of the responders to a mine fire on the Moon Three colony mine operated by Rowland Mining, he does not know that it will lead him to finding love.
Aaron Halford is an executive for Rowland and has been called a lot of things throughout his life because he was born with psi-talent. He neither wants nor needs any more trouble in his life - though he does find it in the form of a man covered (but unaffected by) flames and the firefighter who he winds up wanting more than he has anyone before.
While both of them finding themselves wanting a relationship, having one will have consequences for both of them. Especially since both are in different 'corporate territories' - one a worker bee, the other in office territory. The consequences are more far-reaching than they realize because of facts they do not know and hidden agendas they are not privy too.
Will they be able to make it work? Or will they be forever apart?
I found both stories a very pleasant read, although "Five-Alarm Lover" more so than "High Heat". I think that may stem from the way the characters were written. I found myself more empathetic towards Adin and Del than to Roman and Jacob - although I really liked all four. This reaction could stem from the length of the stories and I would have loved to see both of them in a longer length.