Series: Cade Creek, 3
Genre and Pairing:Contemporary and M/M
Reviewer Name: Luna
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After seven years, Chester Bailey has called it quits. His divorce has finalized and he’s packed up his life with plans to move to Cade Creek. But fate has a sense of humor, which Chester discovers when he’s involved in a car accident just as he reaches the small country town. Rescue comes in the form of the sexiest fire chief Chester has ever seen…and maybe a new love interest.
Fire Chief Jack Helmond is used to being called to the scene of accidents. It’s part of the job. When he discovers a frightened young man pinned in his car, the job takes on new meaning. Rescuing Chester becomes personal.
But Chester’s past refuses to give up so easily. His ex won’t let a little thing like a new lover or even divorce papers stop him from claiming what he believes is his. If Jack has any hope of keeping the flames of romance burning between him and Chester, he’ll need more than fellow fire fighters to help him. He might need all of Cade Creek.
Stormy Glenn returns to Cade Creek with another winner in sexy fire chief, Jack Helmond. Jack finds himself at the scene of an accident where he meets Chester, and not in a manner he would prefer. Chester’s little Volkswagen is crumpled beyond recognition. In fact, Jack is surprised not only that Chester’s injuries are relatively minor, but also by his reaction to Cade Creeks new resident. But Jack is no home wrecker so when he learns that Chester is married he reluctantly puts Chester out of his mind. Chester can’t figure out what happened. Jack was so supportive and flirty while the jaws of life were being used but now the heat has definitely gone cold. What has he done? I really liked Chester. He wanted nothing more than to be loved. He wanted someone who needed no additional bells and whistles, someone who thought cuddling and simple vanilla sex were enough. He thought there was the possibility with Jack until there wasn’t. Simple miscommunication derailed a budding relationship but could either man move past hurt feelings to move things in the right direction? Ms. Glenn gave the men a pickle and she did a great job of leading them through their personal minefield. I could totally understand why Jack wanted to slow things down. I could also see why Chester wanted to grab the brass ring with both hands. Ms. Glenn reconciled Jack and Chester’s differing personalities and needs in such a way that felt natural. The chemistry and emotions were real and well worth feeling the heat in the Fireman’s Flame.
Four Twinkling stars