Series: Smoke Jumpers, 1
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Keanu Raine is a firefighter, and has fought the most dangerous forest fires for years as a smokejumper. His training has served him well, but his ability as a fire elemental has saved lives many times over, and he had no plans to quit any time soon. When he returns home to the Pacific Northwest, he has no clue that the biggest blaze he would ever fight, would be the one that Cammie Masters stirs in his soul.
Cammie has loved Keanu since the day he rescued her when she was a twelve year old girl trapped in a tree. But now, her school girl crush is a woman’s lust. But Keanu has blown into town before, is he really here to stay this time?
Keanu’s investigation into the arson plaguing his hometown is heating up, and so is his relationship with Cammie. But it soon becomes clear that Cammie isn’t a bystander, she is a target. As Keanu tries to uncover the truth, things turn deadly, and as the smoke clears there is more than just one elemental who has their sights set on Cammie.
Finding the man you are going to marry at the ripe old age of six, seems a bit young but Cammie is determined that her savior is the one. Fast forward into the future and at least Cammie’s determination to be a fire fighter like her knight in shining armor has been met. But with the suspicious fires in the forest surrounding her home town, Cammie gets her chance at her man. Will she be successful or doomed to have a childhood dream crushed?
Keanu has found his calling amount the elite team of firefighters. All his teammates are special so he doesn’t need to hide his “special” skill. But when his grandfather asks him to return home, he never expected it to be permanently, that is until he meets Cammie. I liked Keanu. His family was important to him and he respected where he came from. I also liked Keanu and Cammie together. He immediately knew that Cammie would be important to him and took steps to make sure she would become a fixture in his life. I loved that even as he didn’t recognize the precocious little girl he once saved, he appreciated the woman she had become. He never acted as though her skills were less because she was a woman in a predominantly male field. And Cammie was equally well written. She was determined but did not have a chip on her shoulder. She was open-minded even as she struggled to understand that Keanu came with something a bit extra. I loved how well Ms. Boon wove these two characters together. They respected each other even as they fell in love. Their chemistry was full of heat and extremely believable. FireStarter is first in the Smoke Jumpers series and I can’t wait to see who is next to fall in this new series by Elle Boon.
Five Shooting Stars