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Lydia Kincaid’s shipping back to Boston, but she’s not happy about it. She left to get away from the firefighting community—her father was a firefighter, her brother’s a firefighter and, more importantly, her ex is a firefighter. But family is number one and her father needs her help running the pub he bought when he retired. Soon, Lydia finds it hard to resist the familiar comfort and routine, and even harder to resist her brother’s handsome friend Aidan.
Aidan Hunt is a firefighter because of the Kincaid family. He’s had the hots for Lydia for years, but if ever a woman was off-limits to him it’s her. Aside from being his mentor’s daughter, she’s his best friend’s sister. The ex-wife of a fellow firefighter. But his plan to play it cool until she leaves town again fails, and soon he and Lydia have crossed a line they can’t un-cross.
As Aidan and Lydia’s flirtation turns into something more serious, Lydia knows she should be planning her escape. Being a firefighter’s wife was the hardest thing she’s ever done and she doesn’t know if she has the strength to do it again. Aidan can’t imagine walking away from Boston Fire—even for Lydia. The job and the brotherhood are his life; but if he wants Lydia in it, he’ll have to decide who’s first in his heart.
This book was an awesome read! I cheered how Lydia defended her sister and relished Lydia’s strong family ties. The heat between her and Aidan was scorching! Even the collective characters including Ashley, Danny, Scotty, Tommy and the team of Engine 59 and Ladder 37. The women get together moments were hilarious. The showdown between Aidan and Tommy was just priceless 😀 There wasn’t anything about this book I didn’t enjoy reading. Shannon Stacey’s writing nailed the characters in a story that made for a spectacular start to the Boston Fire series.
My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
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Ward Cantrell always went for the long shot. But that recklessness cost him his college scholarship and his chance to play pro ball, and—worst of all—it ended his relationship with the girl next door. Neither the town nor the girl has ever forgiven him. Now he’s taking one last long shot by opening a boutique distillery on the family farm he inherited.
Piper Morrissey spent high school in Ward’s shadow, but she’s come into her own in the years since. Maintaining her spotless image, and that of her family’s winery, is priority number one. Nobody knows that she still yearns for her golden-boy ex. Or at least they didn’t—until Ward agrees to sell Piper the land she needs to start her precious port line. The caveat? She’ll need to date him for one month.
Ward hopes a month is all it’ll take to convince his former sweetheart that while he’s changed, his love for her hasn’t. But when the chance arises to thumb his nose at the town that turned its back on him, he can’t afford not to reject Piper’s offer. Will that make her reject him and his love—for good?
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I was a bit hesitant to read this book as I had not read any of the books in the Shore Secrets Trilogy series. Even though there was a lot to take in in one read remembering all of the characters and their connections, at no point was I disappointed with the read, nor lost. Lots of witty banter between each of the characters and so much heat and tension between Piper and Ward had this reader continuing to turn the pages 🙂 Even the co-starring characters were entertaining. The best friend dynamic of Piper, Ward, Casey and Ella flowed really well throughout the story and added a further layer to the read. A feel good read with drama, passion and many laugh-out-loud lines.
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