It's a Wonderful Fireman - A Bachelor Fireman novella

Author: Jennifer Bernard

Publisher: Avon Impulse

Release Date: December 23, 2014

Blue Ribbon Rating: 5.0

Format: EBOOK

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The one holiday that Dean Mulligan hates is Christmas. It only serves to bring back bad memories of the past, growing up with a drunken mother and an abusive stepfather when he was not being passed around to foster homes. He had longed to be a baseball player, but even though he made it to the minor leagues he knew he didn't have what it takes for the majors. So he studied to be a firefighter. Not having an education, he was curious about anything and everything. He even studied the smoke and could read it better than anyone at the firehouse. Despite establishing himself as a top fireman at the San Gabriel Station, Mulligan did not feel that he was worthy of the one woman he wanted.

Lizzie Breen has had struggles of her own, having survived leukemia and the treatments, as well as dealing with her alpha brothers who were overprotective. Her brother Fred also works at the San Gabriel Fire Station with Mulligan. Although Lizzie tries to get him to butt out of her personal life, he cannot resist warning Mulligan off. She is in love with the big lug and knows that what is between them is something more than a sexual relationship, but she can't get him to accept it. She has even tried to include him in her family's Christmas celebration, but he will have none of it.

But while fighting a fire at a Christmas shop, Mulligan is trapped when the roof caves in. Unable to move, Mulligan is unable to let his fellow firefighters, who are still struggling to put the fire out, know that he is still alive. Still, as he lies there among the rubble, a Christmas angel who looks amazingly like Lizzie appears and attempts to teach him a lesson. Between the angel, Lizzie's love, the San Gabriel crew and the magic of Christmas, will they convince him that it truly is a wonderful life and worth living?

A heartwarming tale, IT'S A WONDERFUL FIREMAN, the final novella in award winning author Jennifer Bernard's BACHELOR FIREMEN OF SAN GABRIEL series, is a witty, sexy tale that brings the spirit of Christmas to life. This is a beautiful ending to a wonderful series! Mulligan looks big and bad, partly due to the scars he earned during childhood, but Lizzie can see who he really is inside, a caring man who loves deeply. It is ironic that, with his hatred for the Christmas season, he ends up trapped in a fire in a Christmas store. However, as he drifts in and out of consciousness, the angel shows him what life would be like if he had not been born and the important role his life plays. After being told most of his life that he is worthless and everyone would be better off without him, he has begun to believe it.

Like the movie this story was based on, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, this uplifting story is a must for the holidays. I have read all of the stories in this wonderful series and hate to see it end. However, this novella also introduces a particular baseball player, who is featured in her next book, ALL OF ME, the first in her new A LOVE BETWEEN THE BASES series. An excerpt of the upcoming novel is included with this novella. Treat yourself to a copy today!

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: Dottie

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