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Ground Zero: The center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity


I carried her lifeless body out of a burning building.

One that collapsed on top of us, forcing us to fight for survival.

Where she gave her life so that I could live.

That nightmare wasn’t the happy ending I thought I’d find in the flames.

Turns out, it wasn’t our ending at all.

It was the beginning of our story.

The one where I fell in love without knowing what was happening.

Or the destruction she would thrust into my path.


My entire life has been bringing me to the brink of…

Well, I don’t know, but it’s something big.

What I do know is that I won’t settle.

Not in my career, and not in my love life.

I wasn’t even looking for a relationship.

Until he walks through the flames and ash, right into my bed.

Ours might not be the perfect story.

But that’s half the fun.

And if I survive the carnage he drags me into…

I might just fall in love after all.

October 31
Canavan Novels LLC
April Canavan

Customer Reviews

Brightndays ,

Will this couple survive the flames of danger?

Ground Zero is the first book in the Birch County Fire series, but it does connect to all of the Birch County books. Nia and Josh shared one passionate night together months ago and just bumped into each other again. Now they’re working together at the fire department, unable to resist each other, when a string of arson related fires and a murder are discovered. Will this couple survive the flames of danger, or will everything they love burn to the ground?

Oh my goodness, this book was so good! I loved that Nia and Josh didn’t have to go through as much together to fight for their love, but this book was by no means any less emotional than any of Ms. Canavan’s previous books! Nia was pretty awesome. She was a bit sassy and had a hidden wild side that only Josh could bring out, but she protected her heart and those she loved viciously. It was fun to watch her accept her love for Josh. And oh man, Josh was so perfect for Nia. He was full of confidence and a bit of cockiness, but I loved that he put Nia first as often as he could and that he could be the defender for her and those they loved. I was hooked on this book right from the very beginning due to their connection and all of their steam, but I also kept reading because I needed to know what would happen next both with their relationship and with the drama and danger of the book! I loved this book! I think this series starts off with a bang and I look forward to what will come next from Ms. Canavan!

mc319 ,

Great start to new series — Josh and Nia

Wow, what an exciting, heart pounding and at times very emotional read. This series is based on the members of the Birch Fire Department and their stories. If you’re a fan of April Canavan, you will love this book. An awesome storyline that keeps you involved from beginning to end with humor, drama, suspense, heart pounding moments, heart wrenching moments and deep passion. The main characters were captivating and intriguing along with the secondary characters of the I am curious as to what happened to Josh’s friend, Jackson Stone, who he had to arrest. Can’t wait for the next book in this series.

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