Tabor Delane is lucky to be alive but is at a crossroads in his life. His career ended when a beam snapped and ended up giving him a spinal injury resulting in him being confined to a wheelchair. One of his friends, Deacon Hall, refuses to give him space. Deacon ends up moving in with him because he has run off the rest of his caregivers. Deacon is attracted to Tabor but is not sure if Tabor is straight or not. Tabor pushes people away, something he can’t with Deacon.
The beginning of the story leaves you wanting to know more. At the end of the first chapter, I could not wait to finish the book. The author does a great job of making the work read and drew me in. The pace of the story was a fast steady pace from the first page to the last. The main characters and the secondary characters were fascinating and realistic. I liked that both Tabor and Deacon each were not perfect and each had their own issues they had to deal with making them realistic and believable.
The point of view alternated between Tabor and Deacon, giving the reader a glimpse inside both characters. The changing point of view was done with care so the reader did not get lost or repeat story lines. The main conflict is the budding relationship between Tabor and Deacon. The conflict kept the story moving along. The level of conflict is perfect, anymore and it would have detracted from the overall storyline. The dialogue between the characters was honest and unique. The characters voice matched not only the setting but fit their overall personality. The ending was a bit predictable but the author takes the reader on a wonderful journey. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.
Driven by Fire is the fourth book in the Firehouse Six series by Draven St. James. While this book is part of a series, it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel with ease.
Taber Delane is lucky to be alive, but his career as a firefighter ended the day a beam snapped, resulting in a crushing spinal injury. Most of his friends are willing to give him space, everyone except paramedic, Deacon Hall.
Deacon hasn't met a challenge he couldn't tackle and he knows Taber needs someone in his corner who isn't afraid to stand up to the big bad fireman. The longer he’s around Taber, the more the sexy vulnerability of the man comes through. Deacon finds he doesn’t just want to be Taber’s live-in caregiver, he wants a chance at the passionate man beneath the stubborn shell.
A shell that is cracking, no matter how Taber tries to hold it together. Deacon being in his home starts to open him up--and open his eyes to the man Deacon hides from the rest of the world. Without seeing it coming, Taber soon craves more. A lot more.
Now if only Deacon can get Taber to see that it isn't so bad having him there to assist. Even if and maybe especially when Taber is naked, dripping wet, and angry as hell.