This can be read as a stand alone, however, it features characters from Rules of Protection(I gave it 5 stars) so you aren’t confused I would start there, but you don’t have to.
Anna Weber is every inch the proper librarian–old-fashioned, conservatively dressed right down to her tightly clipped flaming red hair. She’s just moved to a small Texas town, and is determined to spend time with her friend before she has to disappear. Relationships aren’t easy for her. She knows too well what it means to be burned. And the last thing she ever wants to do is fall in love…
Especially not with a fireman who’s hot enough to set the entire state of Texas on fire.
Cowboy can’t resist the fiery little librarian, and he’s determined to make her his. Beneath that prim-and-proper exterior is a woman he very much wants to know–if she’d let him. She’ll test his patience. His control. Hell, his very sanity. And for the first time, Cowboy wonders if he’s found the one fire he can’t control…
Review: I was expecting this book to be just as hilarious and HOT as ROP and although it was similar and I enjoyed the book; ROP is still my fav of the two.
Cowboy, our hero, is one hot as sin fireman who is trying to figure out who is causing the fires in town, one of which killed the Chief of the department. The whodunnit of this story is pretty cool since I love a good mystery. While researching accelerants he meets Anna, a sweet librarian who has a history with him and the Chief. Bits and pieces of the story fall into place as you keep reading and the banter between the two makes the love story cute. I do, however, have a complaint about Anna’s history. I feel like it was a little too far fetched, like maybe what she (and us) figures out in the end would’ve come to light a lot sooner. But I don’t know exactly how repressed memories work so let me take my Psych 101 theory and place it back in it’s box.
Anywho, all of the characters from book one make an appearance in this story, as they are all such close friends, and trust when I say when they get together Tom Foolery ensues. Their easy going friendship and laughs at each other’s expense makes for great comedy relief which I love! The one thing that still has me a little perplexed is that we still don’t know Cowboy’s real name? I am so curious and I just knew it was going to be revealed in the end, but alas it was not. So 3.5 out of 5 stars for Cowboy & Anna’s story.
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