Finding out that the man that you have just saved from being burnt to a crisp may have started the fire in the first place is not what New York City fireman Pete Santori wanted to know. However something about the vulnerability of the man lures Pete into checking up on him in the hospital and he ends up giving him more than bed side assistance.
Firestarter, and not arsonist, Alan Delaine, has just gotten his first taste of freedom, but it all seems to be going wrong. Unable to see his way out of the situation he finds himself in after a house fire – he looks across the hospital room and sees the man who saved him and it seems as if he’s here to save him – again.
Pete and Alan find out that they compliment each other on so many levels, however with Alan’s past lurking in the background and Pete worried about what tomorrow might bring – they are like deers caught in the headlights.
Bonnie Dee has started off this wonderful HEARTS AFIRE SERIES with IGNITE. This is an exciting tale of men who are a cut above the ordinary. Pete is everything that Alan wish for himself, kind-hearted, competent, quick on his feet and more importantly has the freedom of choice – which he has not had in a long time.
Alan on the other hand has not known any other life than looking over his shoulder – he’s tired and it seems as if he’s finally found someone who understands what he’s going through. With an uncertain future can they plan for a life with all that’s lurking in his past?
Alan and Pete are not only compatible but are willing to take a chance on the unknown, in a perfect world it would be the ideal thing, however they will have a hard time battling the forces that wants to keep them apart.
A must read, you certainly won’t regret IGNITE.
WHERE THE DEVIL DANCES by T.A. Chase
Walking his dog is just one of the daily chores firefighter David Browdie has to do, and today is no different. However this just might be the day that he and his dog gets lucky – and find a new playmate. When he meets Eric and his dog all the sparks start flying – he is however not sure if this is the real thing, but what better time than the present to find out.
When Eric Sandel gets the contract to build a new Opera House in Morley, he thinks it’s also a good chance to also start rebuilding his life. After a fire that leaves him with not only scars but also issues that involves him doubting himself and uncomfortable in certain settings, he is weary of meeting people and shies away from any offer of friendship.
When he meets David, he decides to take a chance on building a relationship, but there is a danger in the air that has its eyes on his family of four. Will they get the chance to start their live together or will it all be taken away from them before they have even tried?
T.A. Chase’s style is quite clear in WHERE THE DEVIL DANCES, with his panache for men with enough drama following them paired with men who want to protect them from the big bad world. We are treated to not only an exciting adventure but a story that delves into the darker side of human nature.
I like this book and if these two stories are any indication of what the HEARTS AFIRE SERIES will be offering – sign me up for more.