Publisher: Signet Eclipse
Date published: December 7, 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Gina
Obtained by Publisher
Freshly out of rehab, Sean Tanner is back at work at Station Five. Trying his hardest to be “real” and to be treated with honesty, he doesn’t have time to ease back into work. A raging fire, with accompanying explosion calls the team out. Despite his training and protocol aside, Sean rushes into one of the burning buildings as soon as he hears a child may be trapped. With Eve Marshal at his side he finds the child, but it is almost too late for Sean.
Eve has always been fond of Sean. Well, fond is perhaps a mild term for what she feels for her captain. He makes her heart go pit-a-pat and everything about her that is a woman stand up and take notice. She’s been in love with him for a long, long time. But when they met Sean was a married man. And then, with the death of his wife and children, a broken one. Through it all Eve’s feelings never changed.
Now that Sean is on the mend and thinking clearly, he cannot deny his attraction to Eve. Just as they are finding each other Sean receives a mysterious phone call asking him “what if it wasn’t an accident?” Can Sean keep Eve safe while tracking down the man who may have murdered his wife?
Wow. Plain and simple. Wow. That’s just one way of describing RIDE THE FIRE by Jo Davis. I wondered how Ms. Davis was going to bring Sean and Eve together after taunting her readers with their attraction through the first four books of this series. Well, taunting may be a bit strong. After all, we had some absolutely fabulous reads with Six-Pack, Zack, Julian and Tommy’s stories. None stop action, breathtaking love scenes and super stories to get us to this point. Each story was a stand alone that left you eagerly waiting for the next book in the series. The stories are carefully researched, the characters fully developed and you feel like you are part of the action. Ms. Davis has a fantastic voice and can turn up the heat like no one else. With the series, at least appearing to be, at the end, there are only two things missing: Shane and Clay’s stories. Although, there seems to be a campaign to extend the series so they will have their turn at love and romance as well.
Ms. Davis writes stories anyone can relate to. She does a fabulous job introducing characters from a variety of cultures without being blatant. Their backgrounds simply add wonderful dimensions to the stories.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.