Fighting fires is in Derrick’s blood. Left shaken after the tragic loss of his best friend, the event forces him to realize he can’t afford to care. Love has cost him everything and the pain has him vowing to never suffer such heartache again. When he tries to start over in a small northern town, a beautiful woman steps into his life and pushes every boundary he sets in place.
Being a full-blooded dragon shifter makes Halee an anomaly among her kind. With her eldest brother pressuring her to choose a mate, her loyalties are torn. Turning to a stranger for the night, she hopes to forget the fate she must face. But when the stranger, Derrick, shows up as the new guy at the station, Halee must choose between duty and stability or a man whose kiss unleashes a passion she never realized existed.
Both were looking for escape, but neither expected to find each other. Every heated encounter pulls them closer together. When fire strikes again, it will leave Derrick facing the ultimate choice: break his vow or walk away from Halee forever.
Smokin’ hot and sweetly paranormal
Valerie Twombly sure knows how to bring the heat! In Rescue Me, the sparks fly between firefighters. Derrick, still reeling from the loss of his fire-fighter father and his former trainee and best friend Jeremy, is convinced he'll never get over the loss unless he starts life over, so he heads for Minnesota. On the way he meets beautiful Halee in a bar, and they agree to a smoking hot one-night no-strings fling. When he reaches Minnesota and reports to his new fire station - there's Halee! She's a firefighter, the Chief's younger sister, and a dragon-shifter! All manner of complications, from her bossy matchmaking brother to Derrick's irrational conviction that if he loves a person they'll die, like his dad and his friend, conspire to keep the two apart - but their mutual attraction leads to more hot sex, and ever-deepening feelings. The firefighting action and the bedroom action alternate center stage in this steamy touched-by-the-paranormal romance. Superb realism on the fire-fighting scenes makes it heart-pounding. Sexy and conflicted characters make it Kindle-melting. Read this book with a cold drink and a fan - you're gonna need 'em. My thanks to the author and to BookSprout for the ARC, and this is a totally voluntary and independent review.