Thou shalt not sleep with the girl bro…
Firefighter Amber Chapman has been working for the Seattle Fire Department for three years and loves the excitement of her job. She’s been single for just as long, and despite her attraction to her team leader, she knows that when you’re one of the guys, it’s hard to break out of the friend zone.
Lieutenant Reggie Andrews lives and breathes firefighting and would do anything for his station family. He’s got a soft spot for Amber, who he took under his wing when she first joined their team. She’s the “girl bro” in the group, as he affectionately calls her, so she’ll always be off limits. When a house fire engulfs them, Reggie's quick thinking saves Amber. Except he doesn’t escape unscathed, and he's convinced his future as a firefighter is going up in flames.
But Amber won’t let him sit around feeling sorry for himself. As Amber helps nurture his body and his spirit, Reggie is shocked to realize she’s also nursing a flame of desire that he tried to deny…and can no longer ignore.
Great close to a bingeable series
Four and a half stars
Nursing the Flame by Shelli Stevens is the fourth in her fabulous Bro Code series. Reggie Andrews and Amber Chapman are friends and fellow firefighters. Reggie took Amber under his wing, so to speak, when she started as a rookie a couple years ago. Since then, they’ve developed a strong friendship with an undercurrent of awareness that more might be possible…
Shelli Stevens does a terrific job with Amber and Reggie’s feelings and chemistry, and their friends and family are well-written support around them. Reggie and Amber definitely deal with some mutual pining as they try to convince themselves that nothing could happen and that there isn’t truly anything there to act on. Nursing the Flame is funny and tender and hot in turns, and is a great close to this binge-able series!