Ignite on Contact
Brotherhood by Fire, Book #2
By Jaci Burton
Author’s Website: https://jaciburton.com/
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi
Carmen Lewis has struck out on love. She fell quickly for Tod, but shortly after they were married, she discovered what a mistake it was. He was never willing to lift a finger to help around the house, but expected Carmen to cook and clean in addition to working full-time. And, it turns out he was a serial cheater as well!
After her divorce, Carmen moved in with her grandpa, the only family she has left. He’s recovering from a stroke. Between taking care of him and working as the head nurse in the ER, Carmen has no time for anything else; not even for the sexy fireman that lives next door!
However, when Rafe gets injured on the job, he comes into Carmen’s ER. She can’t help, but check on him, even when he’s back home! And, when they decide to have a little fun they both realize they don’t want things to end! But could a dose of reality douse the flames between these two?
I always enjoy a fun romance and Burton has given me quite a few to read over the years. This one didn’t engage me as much as I had hoped though. It was a decent read and I was smiling like an idiot through half of it, but it was just missing something for me.
I really like the Donovan brothers, but Rafe just came off as too perfect in this book. He volunteers to do handyman jobs around Carmen’s house. He even bought an expensive shower head for her grandpa and put it in because he’s his buddy. Not to mention following that up with cleaning not only the mess he made, but vacuuming most of her house. As nice as all that is, I think he’s just too perfect to be realistic. And, I also felt he forgave Carmen way too easy in this one. Make her work for it a little, buddy!
I also found this book ended rather abruptly. Everybody makes up and then we’re to the happily ever after and the story is just over. I just felt like it needed something in there to bridge those two parts of the story.
It’s still a decent read, but I’m hoping Kal’s story will be better! I just have to wait for Burton to write it!