Fireball (River Street Bar #1) by Nazarea Andrews
Dempsey Jones has been a nuisance my entire life, the straight-laced Boy Scout grown up to be a firefighter, of all things. He was the one helping kittens out of trees and old ladies cross the road while I was lighting cherry bombs with my best friend in abandoned buildings, and now that we’re all grown up—even if my Dad doesn’t agree—he’s still just as annoying.
Taite Ridley has been a constant my whole life, the curly haired mischievous daughter of the police chief, charming and devious and alluring. She was wild in ways I never dared to be and too big for our little town. But she’s here, a small town cop, and I can’t avoid her, even if I wanted to.
And I don’t want to.
It’s like mixing fire and gasoline and when these two collide, someone is gonna get burned…
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m an Emergency Dispatcher, and work with Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS day in and day out, so I’m partial to books that involve these elements. However, that also means I’m known to be more critical of those same books, because I know what goes into those careers. That being said, this book was amazing! The characters were interesting, the story line fun, and the whole PD/FD rivalry was hilarious. I can totally see my FD and PD guys getting involved in something like that!
Taite is the daughter of the chief of police, in a small town. She also happens to be a police officer on that same department. Dempsey is a captain on the fire department in the same small town. They grew up together, and have always had some pretty caustic interactions. They love to hate each other. The back and forth between the two had me laughing so hard I was brought to tears right from the beginning of the book. Those same heated interactions made for some steamy chemistry between the two! Oh, boy, this book is HOT!
There are some scenes that were tough to get through, and brought out a few tears, but for the most part, this is a fun read, and because of the characters, hit pretty close to home for me. This book was very unpredictable, and for the most part, I had no clue what was coming next. This is an awesome read for anyone who enjoys books about FD or PD, or for anyone who is looking for something that will keep them laughing! Definitely one I’d recommend!