A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas by Kim Redford is a fantastic read any time of the year. Ms. Redford has delivered a book that is well written and filled it with amazing characters. Misty is a professional troubleshooter and has been hired by Texas Timber to find out if the fires around Wildcat Bluff are arson or if someone burned their tree farm. Trey is a rancher and volunteer firefighter. Misty and Trey's story is packed, cover to cover, with action, drama, humor, suspense and more than one kind of heat. I enjoyed reading A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas and look forward to reading more from Kim Redford in the future. A Cowboy Firefighter For Christmas is book 1 of the Smokin' Hot Cowboys Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
The Smokejumpers #2, This can be read as a standalone. The two main characters in this book have quite a bit of baggage and throw in the suspense and you have a good read. It didn't jump out and catch my attention like I hoped it would but it wasn't bad. It went along at a steady pace the suspense and action were very good the romance is what got me. Dak and Heidi's attraction was pretty much instantaneous but Heidi moved to Oregon to escape her past, her ex and all the grief that relationship caused so she's pretty hesitant to get involved with someone again especially someone who such a high risk job. Dak has family drama up the wazoo, back home for the first time after ten years and the first time he sees his father it's only because his father needs him to do something and thinks he can manipulate Dak, he's very wrong about that. The romance, it was pretty hot and heavy at times but Heidi's wishy washy, back and forth actions got old quick, after the second time you just want to smack her upside the head and say, "it's a good thing".
Dak is a smokejumper he gets roped into acting as a liaison between the reservation and the forest services. Heidi is new to the arson investigator position here and she doesn't know a lot of people when first assigned a liaison she's a bit put off but the hottie ends up really helping her by introducing her to people who could actually help her. For Dak the series of fires happening on the reservation is personal and even though he knows who might be behind this he tries to fix it himself instead of informing Heidi and the local authorities. Which in the end causes a big rift between him and Heidi.
Overall, this was a good read. I really enjoyed the climactic conclusion to the events and when Dak and Heidi were together and she wasn't running scared I liked them together.
“Eating in the library?” He made a deep tsking sound. “Shame on you, Penelope Blue. You’re lucky I don’t turn you in to the authorities.”
I relaxed ever so slightly. He wasn’t arresting me. He was flirting with me. “You can’t prove a thing,” I said quickly. “I swallowed the evidence.”
His eyes deepened in color until they were almost black. “Now that’s something I like to hear."
The daughter of the Blue Fox could do nothing but grow up to be a jewel thief. Penelope hasn't seen her father in years or his supposed hundred million nest egg, with a cobbled together group of friends, she makes her living stealing jewels. What starts off as part of bet with her bestfriend Riker, she gets close to a FBI agent who seems to be watching them.
Written in first person and all from Penelope's point of view, I personally missed our FBI agent Grant's thoughts. I can see why the author chose this as it intensifies their cat and mouse game of how much does Grant know about Penelope and is he using her? The author gives a couple emotional hints here and there to give the reader a pretty good idea where Grant's head and heart is at but Penelope is always second guessing.
I flew through this as the writing and story was pretty addictive. However, the flashbacks were laid out in a way that gave the pace a bit of a stop and go feeling, ramping up the pace in the present tense only to halt it with going back in the past to see how Penelope and Grant got together. It felt like the author was purposefully doing this but it ended up making the pace feel very uneven to me.
The series looks to be focused on Penelope, so even though there is no cliffhanger here, her story will continue on. Her group of friends deserve their own series or books as the author did a great job giving us enough of them to support the story and Penelope's character without clogging and enticing us to know more.
This felt a little more madcap chik-lit than strictly romance and, like I said, not having Grant's pov killed a little of their relationship depth for me, but I couldn't tear myself away from reading the adventure.
Lucy and Frankie have already met through mutual friends. When he rescues her - literally from a jerk who has approached her. Can Lucy control her urges when she finds herself attracted to the hunky firefighter?
Frankie has suddenly found himself in a position to get to know the elusive Lucy. The more her learns, the hotter the attraction between them fizzles and pops until an explosion is inevitable. Now to convince her what he feels for her is real.
This is a great installment to The Hartigans series. I am finding that each book gets better and better. The family is fun to read about. Each character has their own quirks and personality. It was truly a joy to read each page! I cannot wait for the next book in this incredible series. I give this 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!