Ex-Army Ranger Erik Grady lives for the job. So when his chief at the Boston Fire Department offers him two choices—mandated therapy for supposed PTSD or a permanent desk job at the station, he reluctantly agrees to see a shrink. Only this doctor is unlike anything he expected. Female and curved in all the right places? Check. Hotter than a four-alarm fire? Check. The kind of woman that can heat his blood in and out of bed? Check, check. And oh, yeah, he just happens to have first hand experience...
Of all the men to walk into psychologist Olivia Jones' office, why did it have to be him? Her one-night stand isn't playing by the rules of just. One. Night. She’s had her heart broken in the past, and no way is she going there again. And now he's blackmailing her into three dates? Well, if that's what it takes to make him see a different therapist, fine. She can handle it. So what if the chemistry between them is combustible? She's a professional, damn it. She'll date Mr. I'm Too Sexy For My Bunker Pants. But it won’t end in the fun he expects.
It’s time to see how much heat this fireman can take...
One HOT and sweet fireman!
I just adore Gina L. Maxwell's books! She has a way of writing something serious or sweet and then POW...laugh out loud funny! It's usually best not to drink anything while reading her books!
Boston firefighter Erik Grady had some PTSD issues from his 10 years he spent in the Army where he was a Lieutenant. Erik has kept his PTSD under control until a recent incident on the job triggered an episode. Now Erik is bound to desk duty until he goes through the proper therapy he is required to do. Erik is used to being in charge and having his men follow him and not working is showing weakness, something that he hates. After leaving a bar one night with his friends, Erik stops at a convenience store to pick up some alcohol. In the store he see the most gorgeous female he has seen in a while and he is intrigued. She is on the phone with a friend stating what she wished a guy would just do....
Next thing you know, Erik is talking with said girl and they decide to have a one-nighter and boy what a nighter it turns out to be. The morning Erik wakes up and the woman is gone. Lucky for him he ends up getting her name from the hotel worker since she ended up paying for the room with her credit card. Imagine Erik's surprise when this woman is the same woman he has to have therapy with!!!!
Olivia Jones normally doesn't do one night stands and then to see this man, standing in her office is just too much to handle. Since Erik isn't ready to give Olivia up, he convinces her to let her uncle take his case and then she will go on three real dates with him. After the three dates if she doesn't think they should continue, he will stop pursing her. Oh, boy.....let's just say that Erik can be really convincing when he needs to be. I just fell in love with this character. He was sweet, sexy and all alpha and a fireman to boot! ;) Olivia really had no choice, but to fall hard. I really enjoyed the time these two went on dates. It was so fun seeing what Erik was going to come up with next. Such a thoughtful guy which made it all that much harder having to see him go through PTSD. It's such a tough illness that often gets overlooked. Gina L. Maxwell did a great job showing you how this disease affects people. It made you really root for Erik to overcome his battle. It was a tough road to get to Erik's happy ending with Olivia but it was worth it! I just really liked the way these two characters were with each other. I also can't wait for Dozer and Angie's story! That one seems like it will be explosive!
Turn on the fan ladies!!!
WOW! This scorching story features ex-army and current firefighter, Erik "Wolf" Grady and PTSD psychologist, Olivia Jones. The chemistry between these two was OFF-THE-CHARTS HOT! Wolf is sexy, confident and goes after what he wants and he wants more of Olivia. She fights the attraction but with a man like Wolf it's impossible. Especially because a couple days later they find out she's actually going to be his therapist.
This author did an amazing job at writing this book. The entire book was 5-Star great but the PTSD scene was so real and emotional for me as a reader. I was even a little freaked out, like it was happening in front of me. Awesome job Gina Maxwell! My heart was breaking for both Erik and Olivia.
I loved reading this well written book and getting to know all the great characters. I definitely look forward to reading more, especially Dozer and Angie's story.
I LOVED this book! Super sexy fireman meets emotionally closed off uptight therapist makes for one fun and sexy story. The air around Erik and "Livvy" is definitely sexually charged but there is a lot more going on there than either wants to admit to. This story is filled with humor, witty banter, and seriously hot sexy times but it also has a great story of two people building a relationship of friendship, trust, and yes ultimately love. This is just the beginning of what should be a fantastic series and I can't wait for the next one. Put this one on the must read list! I highly recommend it.