Jeb Stone, the captain of Shift C at the San Gabriel
Fire Station, was attracted to Nita at Melissa and his boss, Brody’s, wedding.
Just that morning, his wife had told him she wanted an open marriage and he had
been tempted when he saw Nita, but, other than a few flirtatious remarks, he
had not acted on it. Marriage meant more to him than that. He believed in the
commitment of marriage and besides, he would not do that to his daughter, Alison.
But once Alison turned eighteen, his wife divorced him for someone else. His
daughter has been encouraging him to find someone else and get on with his
life. Now, three years later, on vacation, Brody calls him with a favor. He is
concerned about Melissa and his unborn child and wants Jeb to go to Santa
Lucius and keep an eye on her. Although he knows Melissa will have a fit, he
agrees to do it.
Arriving on the island, Jeb comes face-to-face with
Nita and a furious Melissa, who knows that her husband sent him to look after
her. But when Jeb comes to her rescue, Melissa forgives him. After being burned
in the past, Jeb and Nita are not looking for a committed relationship, but
this does not stop them from exploring the chemistry that sparks between them.
However, as they spend time together, their feelings for each other grow. Will
their relationship survive once they are off the island? During their previous
ruined relationships, both set up barriers around their hearts to avoid further
heartache, not letting others in. Will they find healing and love enough to
break down the walls they have erected?
A heartwarming novella, DESPERATELY SEEKING FIREMAN,
the latest novella in gifted author Jennifer Bernard’s BACHELOR FIREMEN OF SAN
GABRIEL series, is a delightfully witty, sexy contemporary romance that will
brighten up an afternoon. Ms. Bernard’s talented storytelling brings the
characters to life and draws the reader right into the story. By the time you
are midway into the story, it almost feels as if these are people you know.
Brimming with humor, passion, an island vacation,
pregnancy, divorce, romance, love and new beginnings, this story is memorable! The
only problem I have with this delightful series is waiting for the next book.
The next release, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIREMAN, is due to release in February
2014. Meanwhile, if you have not experienced any of Ms. Bernard’s novels, this
novella is an excellent start!