Monday, September 29, 2014

Review Stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN by Jennifer Bernard + #Giveaway

Welcome to my review stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN by Jennifer Bernard. If you haven’t experienced the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, what are you waiting for? These are exceptional firemen who provide the most fun in romance, from their heroic deeds to their sexy hot personalities. I hope you will stick around for a tour wide giveaway after my review.

***eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.


Daring . . . Sexy . . . Irresistible . . .
They're the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel

When fireman Fred Breen rescues a bachelorette party after a construction crane collapses onto their limo, the media labels him the "Bachelor Hero." But all Fred can think about is the petite brunette with the sexy mane of dark curls who bolted away from him faster than a wildfire after he carried her to safety. And when he discovers she's none other than Rachel Kessler, the daughter of a tech billionaire, the girl whose kidnapping riveted the nation, he intends to learn every intimate detail about this intriguing woman who sets his pulse on fire.

Rachel can't deny the lean-muscled firefighter is smokin' hot. But after having one too many drinks at the bar where she first meets him, Rachel knows she's made a fool of herself. Yet when he rescues her from the limo, she feels safe for the first time since she was held for ransom as a child. Then her overprotective father insists Fred be her bodyguard—and his close presence kindles a burning desire that only he can extinguish.

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Fred Breen, aka Stud by his fellow firefighters, knows he’s got what it takes to be the best at his job but after coming in second in the Southern California Muay Thai Championships, he’s once more reminded nice guys never win. He’s tired of being Mr. Nice Guy but doesn’t know how to be anything but who he is. He’s allowed his ex-girlfriend to walk all over him for far too long, and even though he’s told her it’s over more than a few times, she doesn’t seem to get the message. Now, as he sits in the City Lights Grill with his buddy, Mulligan nursing his second place win, he’s being reminded yet again by an intoxicated petite brunette wearing a wedding veil that he’s a pushover.

Rachel Kessler is tired of not living her life. Cutting loose with her best friends while celebrating the upcoming nuptials of one, she pushes the limits all the while knowing it’s the champagne talking more so than her inner child wanting to finally break free of the cage she was once held in by a kidnapper. Teasing the good-looking guy with the cheap trophy for second place is easy but when he tries to tell her how to behave, she rebels. She’s tired of everyone telling her how to live her life or rather not live it, and stay safe. When she finds herself trapped inside the limo with her friends after a crane falls on it, it’s the sexy firefighter she teased, and smacked in the nose, who is the one to come to her rescue. Even as she feels everything closing in on her, he keeps her grounded but when she’s faced with the inside of an ambulance, her claustrophobia gets the better of her and she fights to break loose, and runs - just as she did when she was a child.

When her wealthy and over-protective father hires Fred the Fireman to be her 24/7 bodyguard, she balks at the idea and then decides spending so much one on one time with the sexy, handsome, and nice guy, Fred, isn’t such a bad thing after all. She just doesn’t expect her feelings, and her fears, to become so entangled with her heart when she falls for the sexy Bachelor Hero of San Gabriel.

THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN, book six of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series by Jennifer Bernard is a delightful addition to the series even if it isn’t my absolute favorite. Fred is sexy, protective, and yes, a nice guy although he seems to have some anger management issues at times. It also took me a while to cotton up to him since he seemed overly quick to judge Rachel, but I soon realized it was part of his nature and he was just as quick to apologize – a man who can admit being wrong and genuinely apologize is very sexy in my book. Rachel is broken, still traumatized by events in her childhood yet she wants more, and that makes her strong. She grows stronger and increasingly sure of herself with every moment she spends with Fred until she knows she’s ready to stand on her own. I like Rachel very much and respect her affection for those around her, including her over-protective and controlling father. Marsden is a favorite.

Overall, THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN may not be my favorite in the series, but it’s definitely a fun read, filled with emotion, angst, a mystery, and of course, lots of firefighter hijinks, and action. Jennifer always does an excellent portrayal of firefighters at their best, and this one is no exception.

I highly recommend THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN by Jennifer Bernard whether you’ve read the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series or not. If you haven’t, you should and preferably start from the beginning and enjoy all of the deliciously heroic members of the team, but if you’d like to dip your toe into this wonderful series, by all means, start with THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN.

Happy Reading Everyone!

About the Author:
Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

To learn more about Jennifer and her fabulous books, please visit her website, and feel free to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.


THE NIGHT BELONGS TO FIREMAN, a Bachelor Firemen novel by Jennifer Bernard, Avon Romance, releasing September 30, 2014 in print and ebook formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Kobobooks.
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WK said...

I loved this book and this whole series. Can't wait for Jennifer Bernard's upcoming baseball series!!!


izzyISH said...

I love this series and can't wait to read Fred's story. Tomorrow can't get here soon enough!

Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for participating in the tour.