He's a man of few words…
Troy Horvath doesn't need much outta life. His fellow firefighters, a good beer, and...well, one date with the most gorgeous woman in town couldn't hurt, right?
Penny is beautiful, sassy, and everything he doesn't need.
But she's exactly who he wants.
He knows from the get-go she isn't planning on staying in Sawyer. She just isn't a small-town girl. With those heels and her striking red lipstick, she's a firecracker, and destined for so much more.
But maybe, just maybe, he can make all of her big-city dreams come true – if only she'll give him a chance...
She may've friend-zoned him…
And now Penny's realizing that may've been a mistake. Troy is hot. Like, firefighter-calendar hot.
She swore when she came back to Sawyer to care for her mother, it would only be temporary. So…maybe a relationship with Troy could be temporary, too?
Except deep down, Penny knows Troy wants so much more, and there's a chance she does, too.
He's hiding something, though – something big.
Can she be the one to finally get him to open up?
And if she does, will their relationship survive the truth?
Burned by Love is the fourth novel in the Firefighters of Long Valley series, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!
Burned by Love
I’m so sad that this series has ended. These characters became my friends. I want to know what is happening in their lives. I will miss every single one of them. Believe me I will reread this series many times.
Burned by Love
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I also purchased a copy.
This book had me a little conflicted. I adored Troy but Penny left something to be desired though. I thought at times she was pushy, self-absorbed, controlling and self-centered. But being in my 50's may have something to do with it. I couldn't understand why she would want to feign having a stomachache when Troy took her on a date to Copperton. She suggested all the other dates and was trying to get out of one that Troy was leading on. I just thought she needed to grow up. On other occasion she gets mad at Troy for not talking more. We discover Troy's secret (no spoiler here) and she literally breaks up with him and forces him to reveal that secret. My thought was Wow how childless can she be. But there wouldn't have been a story without it. In the end, Penny redeemed herself in my eyes at least in the end.
I adored seeing other couples from prior stories making appears. To learn how their HEAs continued on was wonderful to see. I just adored Long Valley and wished I could move to Sawyer, ID myself!!!
I do recommend this story to others. You don't need to read the prior stories to enjoy this one BUT I would suggest it though. They are great stories to get away from every day life on a readcation!
Burned by Love
A sexy volunteer firefighter, a beautiful journalist, secrets revealed, a small town and so much more. Troy is quiet and always stays in the background observing. Penny goes to the fire station to write an article about Moose, Georgia and Sparky. She notices Troy right away even though he is trying not to be noticed. The chemistry between these two is electric and them getting to know each other was wonderful to read. This is the fourth book in the Firefighters of Long Valley and was well written. It grabs ahold of you from beginning to end with an extraordinary storyline and characters.
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