This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Hot For Fireman
Date of Review: 06/26/12
Girl trouble seems to follow the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel.
Ryan Blake is on his way to speak with Captain Brody and desperately wants a drink, even though he is not normally a drinker. He stumbles across a bar called Hair of the Dog. Within a short period of time he has been involved in a fight, has a shot of tequila and has found a job as a barman. Ryan has been on leave from the fire station after an incident that could have killed someone and has done a few different things in the meantime. He tries to help Katie with the bar and organizes a bachelorette party with his firemen buddies as the “strip” show which leads to some funny moments. He also becomes concerned when small fires start happening at the bar. Ryan has changed much from his early years and it is the discussion with his father at the end of the book that shows how far he has come.
Katie Dane is a student of French literature who is currently managing the family bar. Her father asked her to manage the bar after he has a heart attack. Katie is struggling with the bar and the bills that building up with the insurance being the greatest concern. Her ex-boyfriend is also still hanging around and jealous of her developing relationship with Ryan. They come up with an idea to burn down the bar for the insurance but like many things in Katie’s world, this is not successful with her eventually paying the ‘professional’ not to burn it down. He ex continues with the plan as he sees this as a way to win Katie back.
Ryan was in the first book and at the time appeared to be selfish and had a certain amount of ego to match. In this book, he develops into the man we know he can be. Katie definitely brings out the best in Ryan. He was able to show Katie he could cook and children liked him but he wasn’t too good at showing her how he felt. Katie also assumed that the women would fall over Ryan because of his pretty boy looks and didn’t want to acknowledge that he wasn’t the type of man to sleep around. She has trouble with the fact that Ryan is interested in her especially as they appear to be such opposites. Katie comes to understand why Ryan is so driven. At one stage she accuses Ryan of using a child (who he was asked to babysit and happened to be his fire fighter boss’s daughter) to gain her approval.
There are also very humorous moments in the books especially as Katie appears to be a klutz but she finds her feet when she finds Ryan. This was an enjoyable follow up to The Fireman who Loved Me.