Fearless by Kimberly Kincaid
Series: Rescue Squad #2
Published by Zebra on July 26th 2016
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The Temperature Is Rising…
Firefighter Cole Everett's life revolves around the firehouse. Committed to saving lives--and to the guys who always have his back in the most dangerous moments on the job--Cole's focus is a coveted spot on the Fairview Rescue Squad. When his captain asks him to mentor a rookie firefighter, he jumps at the chance, hoping it will help to prove his skill. But the new "guy" is none other than Savannah Nelson, a female firefighter as stubbornly determined as Cole is, and a whole lot curvier in all the right places . . .
Savannah won't let anyone extinguish her dream of fulfilling her family legacy and becoming a top notch firefighter--and she's happily surprised when strong-willed, sexy Cole is willing to give her the chance she deserves. Concentrating on the job isn't always easy when the heat between them flares higher every day, but Savannah won't give up--not even when one of Station Eight's veterans seems bent on trashing her reputation. To stop a string of possible arsons, Savannah and Cole will need to eliminate every distraction--but can they let their love go up in flames?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Fearless was a good story with likable characters, some sexy shenanigans and a bit of suspense. Savannah is fresh out of the Academy and just got a place in Station Eight as the new candidate. She has six weeks on the job to show everyone she has what it takes to be part of the force. Cole is the firefighter who gets saddled with the new rookie. He’s been waiting for years to make it into squad (the search and rescue team on a fire station) and now has to prove himself and get this new candidate up to par and ready to fill his spot when he moves up.
Both Cole and Savannah are extremely focused on proving themselves but for different reasons. Cole is convinced that emotions only get in the way of things, so he keeps it cool and collected 99,99% of the time. His job and his teammates are his life, so when the new guy he has to train turns out to be a hot brunette that pushes all his buttons, things start to get dicey.
Savannah comes from a long line of firefighters, so to prove to everyone she can do the job by her own merits and not because of family connections she applies for work as far away from home as possible. While I really liked Savannah, at first, the ginormous chip on her shoulder assuming everyone was out to get her for being a woman in a traditionally male environment just grew tiresome. That said, the reaction of some of the house members was just ridiculous and over the top misogynistic. I would have reacted in a similar way if I’d been in her boots, but I think she took a little too long to realize not everyone had it in for her. Still, she was all tough as hell and didn’t back down from anything, girl power all the way.
Cole’s and Savannah’s attraction was evident from the beginning, but as intra-house relationships are not exactly encouraged but frowned upon, they try not to act on it. Emphasis on the try as they fail spectacularly at it. Which is awesome for us 😉
This was an interesting read, it had lots of information about firefighting and what the job entails and I found this fascinating. I can’t say I completely connected to either of the main characters despite enjoying their banter and constant going head to head.
When a string of fires sparks suspicions in both of them, they set to uncover what’s going on, but soon realize that it could cost them their careers. I enjoyed reading Fearless, I liked most of the people in Station Eight and hope to see their stories in the future. That the suspense aspect of the story ended up playing out exactly as I imagined, while not super exciting, didn’t detract from my overall enjoyment of the story.
Sparkles Rating: 3.5 Tough Stuff Stars
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