The Firefighter's Appeal (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1943)

The Firefighter's Appeal (Harlequin Super Romance Series #1943)

by Elizabeth Otto

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The Firefighter's Appeal 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Snoopydoo77 More than 1 year ago
This was a very enjoyable read. A wonderful story about loss, grieve, love, learning to accept and letting go the past and starting over again all with some humor mixed in. It was a good mix of heartbreak, humor, action and sexy time all very nicely balanced. There were a few parts that seemed a little drawn out and could have been shorter but most of the book was great and felt smooth. I really enjoyed both Garrett and Lily. Both of them had their fair share of heartbreak in life and must live with it and doing their best they can. It was easy to feel for both of them. Though there were moments when I just wanted to take one of them and shake them. Garrett is funny and cocky but no match for Lily who puts him back in his place easily. The last quarter if the book just had me on edge the entire time and made me stay up way past my bed time. Overall I really like this book and give it 4 ½¿
MJHughes12 More than 1 year ago
4.5 Appealing Stars! This was such a great read! I loved both Lily and Garrett, and couldn't wait to find out if the pain from their pasts could be healed enough to let them have a future together. I loved the writing style, the depth of the characters, and the emotion-packed storyline – all things which seem to be consistent in Elizabeth Otto’s books. So, we have Garrett, otherwise known as Mr. September, a nickname he’s earned from his spot on the fire department’s charity calendar. He’s not really a player, but he’s so emotionally closed-off that spending more than a few nights with the same woman just isn't in his game plan. Keep it short and sweet, no promises and upfront about the arrangement, and you never have to worry about getting close to someone who you might lose one day. Of course being part-owner of a bar also gives him enough women to choose from, although lately he really just hasn't been interested.  Garrett was such a contradiction – he couldn't deny his attraction to Lily was something more, but you could tell how scared he was to pursue anything permanent with her. And despite his reservations, he couldn't seem to stay away…and I Ioved watching the sparks fly between these two and Garrett's shameless pursuit of Lily! Then we have Lily. She has one rule – never get involved with a firefighter. With the pain from losing her sister, having her fiancé walk out on her, and dealing with a father who can’t even seem to start the grieving process, Lily has had a hard time dealing with things. And then she finds out the hottie behind the bar who she had a make-out session with is also Mr. September, the firefighter, and really, could things just get any worse? Of course the attraction between her and Garrett is off the charts, and has her rethinking things – at least in terms of a short-term fling. When Lily is hired by Garrett’s uncle to come up with plans for a remodel of their bar, Lily and Garrett are forced to spend time together…and you just know that it’s going to be next to impossible to ignore that attraction!  I just loved Lily. With all she had been through she was strong in so many ways even though she was so emotionally scarred. Her business persona was wonderful, and I loved the fact that she was such a force to be reckoned with in the typically male dominated world of general contracting. My heart ached for her as she struggled with her relationship with her father, but was lightened by her ability to give so much of herself to others. This book was also full of a wonderful cast of supporting characters. Lily’s best friend Macy was a hoot (and it would be sweet for her to get her own book – hint, hint!), Lily’s dad ultimately made me smile, Garret’s uncle and all of his friends at the fire department added such depth to the book, and even the woman at the junk fair with the skeleton keys added so much to the story. This book had everything I love – great characters, a wonderful story that had me feeling the emotions with the characters, some hot and steamy times, and a hero and heroine who were easy to like and root for as they found their way to each other. Another great read by Elizabeth Otto! I was given a copy of this book from the author for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this read so much!! Their attraction is immediate and powerful but they both have reasons not to pursue it but fighting it might be too much for either of them. This is a great story that is well written with wonderful characters that pull you in. If you like really Hot firefighters, this one is for you. I highly recommend it.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
I make no secret that I have a bit of a soft spot for a firefighter. Who can resist a rescuer of fellow beings and fluffy kitties? If a romantic, sexy and emotional romance is what you're after The Firefighter's Appeal, is that and does indeed contain a firefighter with plenty of appeal. Elizabeth Otto has brought us a story encompassing love, loss, grief and acceptance. Both Garrett and Lily are strong and determined with pasts that have shaped them into individuals who have more in common than they realise. They have realistic insecurities and vulnerabilities and you can't not feel for them. “I promise you’ll know with every touch, every kiss, how much I don’t take this moment with you for granted.” Garrett was a sweetheart, I adored his honest nature. Yet I have to confess, throughout the first 60%, I felt something was missing and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't put my finger on what it was. The chemistry between Lily and Garrett was evident from the opening chapter and brought heat, wit and some fight, the storyline flowed nicely, although I did feel that some moments were drawn out a little and the secondary characters added important content plus an additional emotional angle. But it still niggled away as I continued reading... and then it happened, the missing something appeared and I spent the latter part of the book a little desperate. That's what was missing, because I know that Elizabeth Otto can write a story that makes your heart ache and your throat hurt because you might just blub. That was what I needed. I needed the feels. And when I got them, the overall story really was kicked up a notch. Overall, The Firefighter's Appeal was an enjoyable read that wasn't heavy despite having emotional content and detail that does tug on the heartstrings. Well worth reading. Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews. Copy received courtesy of the author for an honest & unbiased opinion