The Firefighter's Dilemma
Firefighter Stephanie Díaz won’t let anyone stop her from becoming the youngest female fire chief in Denver. Not the jerks who’d like to see an ambitious Latine woman admit defeat. Not the ultra-bro firefighters she has to work with. And definitely not her ridiculously hot and often infuriating, fellow firefighter Eli Ward. Now Stephanie has the chance to prove to everyone that she’s got what it takes…but there’s one helluva catch.
The Battle of the First Responders is a live, balls-out competition in the secluded Rockies and Stephanie has been selected—along with Ward as her partner. On the line are their reputations, a whole lot of cash…and the promotion they’ve been fighting for. Teaming up is the perfect chance to finally settle their never ending one-upmanship, but it also exposes the smoldering attraction they’ve held at bay.
Now their days are fueled by a high-stakes, adrenaline-fueled competition. Their nights are filled with sizzling deep kisses that steal her breath away. But this sexy little fling is about to set off a five-alarm blaze she can’t control…
Each book in The Mile High Firefighters series is STANDALONE:
* The Dating Dilemma
* The Wedding Dilemma
* The Firefighter’s Dilemma
Fun forbidden romance
Stephanie Diaz and Eli Ward work together as firefighters at the same fire station. Both are ambitious and want to become Fire Chief. When their boss volunteers them for a first responder reality web show, he lets them know that their performance on this show might determine who will get the promotion. Overall, this was enjoyable read. I really loved Eli, he was a sweet character who forced himself to ignore his four year crush on Stephanie, since she made it clear that she doesn’t date coworkers. The show is being filmed on a ranch and they, of course, have to share a cabin, which is a nice forced proximity trope (they do have separate bedrooms) and it is really difficult for Eli to ignore his feelings. I think what kept this from being a five star read for me was the fact that they kept bring up that whoever did better on the show would get the promotion (Seriously, it was like every other page). Do you really want your fire department, or other first responders deciding promotions based on winning a contest on a web show, or on actual merit? That aspect of the book drove me nuts, and every time they brought it up, I rolled my eyes. Other than that aspect of the book, I really enjoyed this installment of this series. I received an arc of this book from NetGalley for my honest review.