Fighting fires is in Derrick’s blood. Left shaken after the tragic loss of his best friend, the event forces him to realize he can’t afford to care. Love has cost him everything and the pain has him vowing to never suffer such heartache again. When he tries to start over in a small northern town, a beautiful woman steps into his life and pushes every boundary he sets in place.
Being a full-blooded dragon shifter makes Halee an anomaly among her kind. With her eldest brother pressuring her to choose a mate, her loyalties are torn. Turning to a stranger for the night, she hopes to forget the fate she must face. But when the stranger, Derrick, shows up as the new guy at the station, Halee must choose between duty and stability or a man whose kiss unleashes a passion she never realized existed.
Both were looking for escape, but neither expected to find each other. Every heated encounter pulls them closer together. When fire strikes again, it will leave Derrick facing the ultimate choice: break his vow or walk away from Halee forever.
I received this book from the authors for an honest review.
I have looked at so many of this authors books but never seem to have the time in my schedule to read them. Then when I got an ARC form for this book I jumped because it finally worked out. Now I admit I saw a fireman on the cover ANNNND didn’t read the blurb so when I got the book and found out it has shifter…yup I was even more excited!! Then to know the shifters are dragons….stop the press!!! I am allllllllll in!!
Derrick and Halee are so different but such a great match. She accepts him for the broken man he is wile he accept her for the “Other” parts of her.
Derrick is the whole “ I am an island” type of guy. He is a broken man because everyone he loves dies and leaves him. SO he has decided to just be a player then no one gets hurt especially not him. Halee is a rare full shifter dragon so her brother pushes her to marry another full-blooded shifter to produce more full-blooded shifters. She is so over this and just runs away for a night of fun…no strings fun if you get my drift. The two meet, scratch the itch and go home only to find out they will be working together on the same fire department…..oh snap!
Halee and Derrick have a lot to face and deal with. She wants more, as does he, but he runs. She tries to help him over come his demons but when Halee is put in danger he runs…typical man!! Thankfully Derrick has help from his past to help him see that Halle is the one for him. Once he gets his head outta his butt, getting back is woman is the number one goal.
The story is a fun with the family dynamics of Halee and her siblings. The guys in the fire stations are a riot too. I would love to see Chance and Hope???? Maybe?? But I really cannot wait for Gaelen to find love!!!
Award winning and bestselling author Valerie Twombly grew up watching Dark Shadows over her mother’s shoulder, and from there her love of the fanged creatures blossomed. Today, Valerie has decided to take her darker, sensual side and put it to paper.
When she is not busy creating a world full of steamy, hot men and strong, seductive women, she juggles her time between a full-time job, hubby and her two German Shepherd dogs, in Northern IL.
Valerie is a member of Romance Writers of America and Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal Romance Writers. She is also the founder of Sexy Scribblers, a group of romance writers who bring readers new and fresh stories every month.