“Kimberly Kincaid burns up the pages!”
SOMEONE’S BOUND TO GET BURNED…
Zoe Westin may be a fire captain’s daughter, but feeding the people in her hometown of Fairview is her number one priority. Running a soup kitchen is also the perfect way to prove to her dad that helping people doesn’t always mean risking life and limb. But when she's saddled with a gorgeous firefighter doing community service after yet another daredevil stunt, the kitchen has never been so hot.
Alex Donovan thrives on adrenaline, and stirring a pot of soup doesn’t exactly qualify. He’s not an expert
at following the rules either, not even when they come from the stubborn, sexy daughter of the man who's not only his boss, but his mentor. Determined to show Zoe that not every risk ends in catastrophe, Alex challenges her both in the kitchen and out. One reckless step leads to another, but will falling for each other be a risk worth taking, or will it just get them burned?
Praise for Kimberly Kincaid and her novels
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“A sweet and sexy treat!”
“Smart, fun, and heartwarming.”
Kincaid's first Rescue Squad contemporary sets up a heartwarming opposites-attract romance. When adrenaline-junkie firefighter Alex Donovan is assigned to four weeks of community service at a soup kitchen, staffer Zoe Westin immediately wants him gone; she likes to play it safe and doesn't have time to babysit someone who thinks rules exist to be broken. Nonetheless, they establish rapport easily, and their mutual attraction is sexy and sweet. Alex nudges Zoe into learning how to ask for help, and to trust that people won't let her down. Gradually she takes more risks, both in her job and in her personal life. Zoe's father is Alex's boss, so Alex won't make a move romantically; Zoe has to pursue him. Alex's transformation is a little more gradual, but he's the one who decides not to keep things casual. The passion burns brightly, but Kincaid (the Pine Mountain series) makes it clear that mutual trust and respect are even more important for bringing families, lovers, and friends together.
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The fires aren't the only things that are HOT!
When Alex is required to do community service, he doesn't expect to be assigned to a soup kitchen ran by his fire Captain's daughter, Zoe. He also doesn't expect to fall for her. (What was the Captain thinking? Didn't he see this coming?? ;)) Zoe is very serious about her work and very determined to not get involved with a firefighter. After seeing her parent's marriage fall apart because of the firehouse, she wants no parts of it! But you can't mess with chemistry. Alex teaches Zoe about taking risks and Zoe teaches Alex that there is more to life than fire fighting! Great story with awesome characters!
Alex Donavan has wanted only one thing in his life.....to be a firefighter. He is addicted to the job and the adrenaline rush he gets from it. His nickname at the firehouse is "Teflon." Trouble slides right off him. "Alex flew by the seat of his pants twenty-four/seven, taking unnecessary risks the way most people take Motrin." The risk he took at a warehouse fire and muscling Captain McManus out of his way was not sliding this time. Captain Weston called him to the carpet and told him he had two choices, community service without pay or be fired. If he couldn't fight fires, he had no life, so four weeks of community service is his unhappy choice.
Zoe Weston is a chef trained in culinary school and a five star restaurant. It took a lot of hard work, but she didn't get the satisfaction she hoped for. She then moved home and became the director of Hope's House Kitchen. She provides healthy meals for the homeless. At least she tries her best, lack of money and volunteers has her hands tied. She is notified of a new recruit.....someone doing community service. Not her favorite, since most of the time they don't want to be there and do as little as possible. She walked into the eating area and finds him sleeping in a chair, she knows this isn't going in to go well. When she finds out who he is, and realizes he works for her Dad he has a few things stacked against him.
This novel is funny, exciting and sexy. Alex wants back to the firehouse, but soon feels a pull from Zoe. She is even teaching him to cook. Their relationship moves from friendly to a lot more in the course of four weeks. But, can Zoe survive the danger of Alex's job? Not to mention her fathers anger? Her parents marriage didn't. Her father couldn't give the job up, and alienated his wife and daughter in the process.. Do Alex and Zoe even have a chance?
As always with Ms. Kincaid's novels I am looking forward to the next.
I received this ARC from the publisher and NetGalley for an honest review.