Cherie Harper has a very secretive past. In fact,
Cherie is not her real name and she fears that a violent man from her past may
catch up with her. She loves Vader, but cannot bear the thought that the man
from her past might harm him. Vader knows nothing of her past or the reasons
she cannot marry him, but she does not want to lose him. Cherie performs a
variety of jobs, including dance instructor. She longs to help people any way
she can and admires Vader for his compassion with others. As much as she would
love to confide in Vader about her past, she has sworn an oath to her brother
Jacob that she will keep quiet. When her sister Trixie arrives in town, Cherie
has her hands full as her sister is in one scrape after another and drawing
Vader into her escapades.
With the arrival of Trixie, Vader begins to find out a
few secrets about Cherie’s past, but not nearly enough. Although his mother
wants him to find someone who will stick by him and show him her love, Vader is
determined to win Cherie over and get her to confide in him, even if he has to
seduce her into it.
A heartwarming tale, FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FIREMAN, the fifth
book in author Jennifer Bernard’s BACHELOR FIREMEN series, is a touching,
sensual, contemporary romance that is sure to steal your heart. Vader’s deep
love for Cherie and loving, protective care of his mom is displayed on every
page. I could not help falling for this vulnerable firefighter who has a heart
of gold. Although I did not understand why Cherie kept turning him down at
first, everything is made clear as the story progresses and her actions become
understandable. As part of Vader’s jokester personality, he has been running
around with a video recorder, taping the antics of his fellow firefighters.
What they don’t know is that he makes these recordings for his mom. The tapes
are her favorite way to pass the time. Although I have enjoyed all of the
stories of the bachelor firemen of San Gabriel, Vader’s story may be my
favorite yet. Even if you have not read any of the previous books in this
series, be sure to pick up this one! It is an absolute delight!