NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the firefighter romance novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!
“Inspiring and emotionally invigorating…a true hero’s tale.” RT Book Reviews
Three firefighters from the Malvaso family are trapped in a burning building and almost lose their lives. After they are rescued, they decide to change the way they’ve been living. Mitch, the eldest, wants to make some decisions about his dysfunctional marriage and spend more time with his troubled teenagers. Jenn decides to have a baby—with her best friend, Grady. And Zach, the bad boy of the group, vows to make up for his past sins and become a better man. Read the whole family saga romance in these exciting stories.
Praise for AFTER THE FIRE:
“This powerful, emotionally realistic book is the first of Shay's new series about the men and women who put their lives on the line every day and how that dedication and commitment affect all those around them. Poignant and compelling, this novel reinforces Shay's well-earned reputation as a first-rate storyteller.” Shelley Mosley, American Library Association.
“A superb contemporary romance that grabs you in the prologue and won’t let go until you’ve read the final page. Bravo, Ms. Shay!” The Romance Readers Connection
Also available: Don’t miss the rest of the firefighter romance series ON THE LINE, NOTHING MORE TO LOSE, AMERICA’S BRAVEST, IT HAD TO BE YOU, CHASING THE FIRE, THE FIRE INSIDE
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After the Fire
This book is so good. Grabs you from start to finish. I didn't want to put it down. Ms. Shay does a wonderful job with her characters & story which are all filled with passion & so much emotion. You can tell she has done a lot of research about the fire department. I have read other stories written by Ms. Shay & always look forward to reading another story of hers when I am finished, she never disappoints.
Intense, emotional, sexy, down & dirty read!
Kathryn Shay has a wonderful way of writing. You are drawn into the story, emotions & plot line. The characters & scenes are believable & lifelike. Her intense research is shown throughout every scene. Yes there are some intense sex scenes but they show the intense emotions firefighters go through & how they relieve them. Yes, there is some explicit cussing but it is easy to read past it. I couldn't imagine this book written any differently.
This book details the lives of the Malvaso family. Three of them, Mitch, Jenny & Zack, are members of the same firehouse. Their father was killed firefighting & they all followed in his tradition. For some reason, the other two kids, Paul & Connie have always kept themselves separate from the other 3. This book goes into their lives, their families, their failures & their future. There are a lot of twists & turns you aren't expecting. I personally enjoyed this book. I started reading it & didn't put it down until I finished it.
After the Fire
What a fantastic story! I loved it...there was not one slow or boring paragraph! I hated for it to end. I wanted to continue reading about their lives...the kids, babies, weddings. I'll look for them in other stories, I hope...