The Firefighter's Refrain

The Firefighter's Refrain

by Loree Lough

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The Firefighter's Refrain by Loree Lough

He's a musician who wants it all… 

Dreams of stardom took musician and firefighter Sam Marshall far from his Colorado roots. Starting fresh in Nashville hasn't been easy, especially after an injury on the job, but he's working his way to the Grand Ole Opry one open mike at a time, teaching at the fire station to make ends meet. Yet Sam's intentions are shaken when he meets the lovely owner of a local café. Suddenly, Sam's dreams are filled with her. Too bad that as the daughter of country–music wannabes, Finn Leary's been there, done that. She'll never choose a musician. So how can Sam possibly get the girl and keep the guitar?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781488009068
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 05/01/2016
Series: Those Marshall Boys , #3
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 753,326
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

With 6 million+ books in circulation, bestselling/award-winning author Loree Lough has 107 books (17 for HQ), 72 short stories & 2,500+ articles in print. She & her real-life hero split their time between a home in Baltimore's suburbs & a cabin in the Allegheny Mtns. Loree loves interacting with readers & answers every letter personally. Write her @

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The Firefighter's Refrain 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
MrsTina42MR More than 1 year ago
The Firefighter's Refrain book 3 Those Marshall Boys***** by Loree Lough Can falling over Firefighter Sam Marshall's injured leg lead to love? Finn Leary finds out quickly when she falls for Sam—literally. But she does not want to fall in love with a musician—too much heartbreak in that, so she shores up the wall around her heart. Sam leaves his beloved Colorado and family heading to Nashville, TN to pursue his dream of becoming a country music star. He meets cafe owner, Finn, when she trips over his leg, now he can't get her out of his mind. Will he give up playing his guitar and fame in order for Finn to be a part of his life? Finn and her younger sister, Ciara's childhood was filled with tough times and struggles. I felt Finn's pain as she struggled with the responsibilities of caring for her sister, the cafe and her anger and wounded heart towards their parents. I can understand her fearing falling in love and have him leave her like her parents did. She has learned to be strong when she feels weak and to take on whatever life throws her way. However, she doesn't know how to trust—even God at times or let others help her. Sam has a heart for caring for others, which he does well as a firefighter. He injures his leg on the job leading him to teaching others to be firefighters. I liked the way Sam prayed over and sought advice on how to direct a student who didn't feel like they needed to apply themselves to studying, could pass on the merits of who their grandfather is in the field. I love his heart, strength, strong family ties—even from a distance, faith and the way he doesn't give up on Finn. Sam, Finn and Ciara are my favorite characters in the book. I enjoyed the secondary characters. I did not like Misty or Connor at all but started liking Connor towards the end. We experience the heartaches, fears, losses, learning to trust and love, forgiveness, second chances and leaning on God in all things in the lives of the characters in this endearing book. ~I received a copy of this book from the author, this is my honest review~
Vickie-Fisher More than 1 year ago
Anytime you read a book in one evening it deserves 5*, which is what I did with The Firefighter’s Refrain. Once started I couldn’t put it down. I haven’t read the other books in this series, but will definitely be doing so. Finn and Sam’s story from the start is full of heartwarming moments. Finn has had a rough life, she is taking care of her sister who has a traumatic brain injury, cause by an accident from her drunken father. Can she let go of the sins of her parents and learn to love? Loree Lough has once again created a hero to fall in love with.
AnnE42 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Following Sam's and Finn's story made for a delightful read. This is another one from this author that is the perfection combination of romance and wonderful characters that kept me reading from the first pages. It is the third book in Those Marshall Boys series, but it certainly can be read as a standalone. Loree has certainly become one of my favorite authors, and this is another one from her that I definitely recommend..
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
A couple of loners with huge hearts connect and enjoy getting to know each other! Sam Marshall cared enough about his music to move to Nashville to chase the dream a few years ago, but he has never lost his connection to his family back in Colorado, nor his passion to help others through teaching at the fire academy. Finn Leary has been taking care of life for longer than she can remember thanks to her dreamer parents. If she never came across another head-in-the-clouds musician in her life it wouldn't hurt her feelings a bit. When Sam meets Finn at her cafe, he's instantly drawn to her. When he hears she's not up on musicians, he tries to keep his distance, but he can't help but like her and her adorable kid sis. Can he convince her that he's not a bad guy and worthy of her taking a chance on him?
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
A sweet romance--third in the series, but worked just fine as a standalone. I really liked Sam--an amazing guy! A former rancher, current firefighter (though on the teaching end due to an on job injury), part-time musician and business owner, it's amazing he had time for a relationship at all! Finn had had a tougher go of things overall and had baggage galore, which made her distrust musicians on the whole and very hesitant to start anything with Sam, even though the poor guy was pulling out all the stops for her. I felt like her prevaricating kept the story from moving forward more than a few times, and it did get frustrating. I loved the secondary characters--Ciara, Mark, Rowdy, even Connor, by the end. I'm still trying to process how I feel about the ending--the very end of the book itself was very sweet, but I don't know if we got enough evidence to really see that the choice Sam makes is the right one all around...and the second last paragraph really didn't do much to convince me that Finn believed it either, unfortunately. Sam's response is perfect, of course, so I finished the book with a smile... Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
lilacqueen75 More than 1 year ago
I haven't read the other books in the series, but this one can definitely stand alone. Sam is such a stand up kind of guy. I love a guy who works hard, is kind, and doesn't expect things to fall into his lap and that's just how Sam is. Using his volunteer firefighting skills, he heads to Nashville to pursue his dream of music, but he's a realist. It's hard to make music a career and he's not one to look for handouts while chasing his dream--he's working hard as a teacher at the fire station. He's such an old-fashioned gentleman and the world can definitely use more of those. Finn is also a hard worker. She runs a local cafe, while caring for a mentally disabled sister, and works really hard to make something of their lives. Her parents are always chasing their music dreams and aren't in the picture much--until her dad decides to make an effort. Finn and Sam cross paths many times, in many ways, until they can't get each other out of their minds, but fears and past disappointments can be hard to build a future on. I really enjoyed the way the story flows. There's a sweet gentleness to it and the way the characters are developed and interact with each other just warms my soul. Lessons of love, forgiveness, patience, overcoming fears, and independent strength are predominate feelings woven throughout these words. I'm really curious about the other books, as those characters made brief appearances, and I'm looking forward to reading more about this salt-of-the-earth Marshall family. Content: mild romance; mild violence. Clean! *I received a copy in exchange for an honest review*