By Sara Humphreys
Brave the Heat is for you if you like:
* A scorching hot fire fighter struggling with his dark past
* A tough-as-nails heroine determined to protect her family
* A small town ready to ignite
* And a second chance at love that may just save them all
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin Maguire’s feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart on his sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn’t prevent.
Jordan’s life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan’s biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems.
BRAVE THE HEAT is a second-chance romance between Gavin and Jordan, who broke up fifteen years ago. When they see each other again after all those years, anger and attraction are mixed together and make an interesting combination. Both are stubborn and angry at the other for different reasons, so it takes a while for them to sort it all out and move past it.
BRAVE THE HEAT wasn’t a bad read, but it didn’t really win me over either. It’s a nice story, but it was a little slow and predictable. I found some of the narrative to be repetitive, so I ended up skipping a lot of the paragraphs that didn’t include conversations, and I don’t feel as though I missed anything. Gavin and Jordan and very likeable characters, but I sometimes struggled with their emotions, which would turn on a dime; one second they’d be fine, and the next second they’d be angry for reasons I couldn’t understand. The story ends suddenly at the 79% mark and didn’t really have the feel of a HEA, but it technically is a HEA. BRAVE THE HEAT is told in dual POVs and is part of a series, but each book will be about a different brother, so I’m assuming each book should be able to be read as a stand-alone.
Brave The Heat (The McGuire Brothers # 1)
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