Burning Ambition (Texas Firefighters Series)

Burning Ambition (Texas Firefighters Series)

by Amy Knupp
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Burning Ambition (Texas Firefighters Series) by Amy Knupp

Faith Peligni felt as if she was being thrown right into the fire her first day. And that was just how she liked it.

Everyone on duty at the San Amaro Island Fire Department had gathered across the street from the station at the city-owned training facility. Captain Joe Men-doza, whom Faith had known in passing since she was three feet tall and running around in her father's too-big standard issue helmet, was currently explaining the drill. It was a two-person relay that involved dragging a hundred-fifty-pound dummy, climbing the four-story tower while carrying a heavy coil of hose, then rappel-ling down the outside wall. Each pair would be timed, with the fastest team the winner.

There was enough trash-talk going on between some of the guys to fill the Houston city dump. Faith had been introduced to a few of them, and so far, everyone was leaving her alone. On the one hand, she was grateful for the peace, but on the other, it meant she didn't fit in. She wasn't one of the guys. Standing by herself as Cale Jackson, one of the lieutenants, demonstrated each stage of the drill, she wondered if she ever would be. Did she want to be?

Maybe. What she really wanted was their respect. To be able to walk through the department and be confident that no one still believed she wasn't here on her own merit.

"Listen up, men. And women." Captain Mendoza sought out Faith's eyes with his coffee-black ones. "Sorry, Faith. Old habits. I'm going to pair everybody up and then we'll get started. Any questions?"

No one responded, so the captain began calling off names. Instead of worrying about who she'd be partnered with, Faith walked closer to the tower to scope it out, looking for any pitfalls, since she wasn't familiar with it.

"Peligni, you're with me," the captain said, finishing up his list.

Faith didn't glance at him, afraid she'd betray her annoyance. Was he putting her with him so he could "hel

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373784479
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 04/05/2011
Series: Harlequin Super Romance Series , #1702
Edition description: Large Print Edition
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.00(d)

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Burning Ambition (Texas Firefighters Series) 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Following in the footsteps of her dad Tony, the fire chief of San Amaro Island, Texas, Faith Peligni became a firefighter. She worked in the San Antonio FD until she was injured on the job. Healed, she obtains a position with her hometown fire department as the first female firefighter. However, she expects sexism, but that is not what concerns her. Faith knows she must prove her teammates' weight because most, if not all, assume nepotism is why she was hired as her dad is the fire chief. Fire captain Joe Mendoza has dreamed of being the chief since he was pre-school age. He is groomed as the heir apparent, but is attracted to his new subordinate who shares his regard. As they fall in love, he must make up his mind between his career and the boss' daughter. This is a terrific firefighters' romance starring two fully developed protagonists and a strong support cast who enhances either the lead couple or the first responder's dangerous job. Although Joe is terrific with his indecisiveness re Faith or the promotion, Faith makes the tale terrific as she confronts sexism and the belief she got the job due to connections. Readers will appreciate this super romance as playing with fire in this case is a hazardous occupation. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun book for a beach read, rainy day, or general fun. I've read the other books in this series, and while, this isn't the best (check out "Fully Involved" by the same author IMHO) this one still shines. Great characters and a fun story.
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