by Joan Swan introduces a powerful new author and an intriguing and unlikely hero, a fleeing convict named Teague Creek who takes Doctor Alyssa Foster hostage during his flight. An unusually high body temperature reflects a side effect of his previous life as a firefighter and his struggle to return to the one person in his life who has never lost faith in him forms the backdrop for the difficult decisions that he must make. Struggling to determine who he can depend on even as he fights against his attraction to his feisty hostage, Teague inevitably runs into vivid reminders of his previous profession and must utilize the skills he learned in his profession. The author provides wonderful realism using knowledge gained from her experience as a sonographer and undoubtedly uses her heroic husband's expertise gleaned from his profession as a firefighter. The story has a few areas where one's disbelief must be suspended but it is an exciting read with sensual scenes and amazing descriptions of the potential for destruction that fire wields in its different formats. My Amazon review is at this link under ELF2060 (and the title, 'Not your everyday ex-Firefighter'). As always, a 'yes, this was helpful' vote is appreciated.
And for those of you who, like me, are intrigued by the charismatic men introduced in this book, you only have to wait a few months until the next book in the series, Blaze, is published in September of this year!
NB: It is my understanding that the e-book version of Fever is available for a very discounted price during the month of May. Please click on this
picture for the link.