What’s the story- From Goodreads:
Ex-Army Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens to have first hand experience…
Of all the men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones’ office, why did it have to be him? Her one-night stand isn’t playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he’s blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that’s what it takes to make him see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry between them is combustible? She’s a professional, damn it. She’ll date Mr. I’m Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.
It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take…
Favorite Words: “I was so insistent because from the moment our eyes locked in that liquor store, I wanted you more than my next breath.”
If my favorite words are any indication, this book is hot. Lieutenant Erik Grady is a hot piece of fireman. The men on his crew are also hot pieces of firemen. I can’t wait to read the rest of this series because of how well Maxwell wrote each man.
This book focuses on Erik and Olivia. She is a psychologist that specializes in patients with PTSD, specifically those in the military. Erik is starting to have flashbacks of the time he lost two of his men while in Iraq. He can’t do his job as a fireman and that really affects him deeply. He is a man who wants to serve and I admire that about his character. I like Olivia because she wants to help these men and women who suffer with PTSD.
This is not an easy topic to cover in a romance. PTSD is such a challenging topic and you have to write it just right, so that it gives an authentic real feel. I don’t know what it’s like to have PTSD but I know that it is something that people go through everyday for numerous reasons, not just from fighting for our country. So, I give props to Maxwell for tackling such a subject and in my opinion doing a very good job.
I truly enjoyed reading this couple and I think it was a very good start to this series.