Monday, June 4, 2012

Review: The Fireman Who Loved Me By Jennifer Bernard

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                                                     The Fireman who Loved Me
                                               (A Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel #1)
                                                             Jennifer Bernard
                                                  Published:  April 24, 2011
                                                          paperback, 373 pages
Synopsis (from Goodreads)
Fearless, smoking hot, and single: meet the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel. These firemen might be heroes, but it's their bad luck in love that makes them legendary.

News producer Melissa McGuire and Fire Captain Harry Brody couldn't be more different, though they do have one thing in common: they're both convinced they're perfectly wrong for each other. But when Melissa's matchmaking grandmother wins her a date with Brody at a Bachelor auction . . .

Sparks fly. Passion flares. Heat rises. (You get the picture.)

Add a curse, a conniving nightly news anchor, a stunningly handsome daredevil fireman, a brave little boy, a couple of exes, and one giant fire to the mix, and Melissa and Brody's love may not be the only thing that burns.

What a great start to a new contemporary series. It was just what I needed. News producer Melissa ran from LA after a bad experience at her job and is back home taking care of her  grandmother, Nelly. Nelly is far from your average wilting flower grandmother. She is full of spunk and wants to see her granddaughter happy and married to a real man, like she was before she passes on. And boy can grandma scheme. Nelly saves her money and tricks Melissa into attending a bachelor auction. And all the bachelors participating are smokin hot firemen. Nelly bids and wins herself a date with the most eligible fireman of the San Gabriel firehouse but by a series of events Melissa ends up out on a date with captain from San Gabriel instead, Captain Brody. The San Gabriel firehouse is famous for its Bachelor firemen, even making the cover of People magazine's sexiest man alive issue, but there is thought that the firehouse is cursed and that while working there you will not be happy in your personal life, destined to be a bachelor.Melissa and Captain Brody have chemistry but both have been burned before so they are both very cautious. It was great fun watching these two dance around each other trying so hard not to admit their feelings for each other. Melissa dates quiet artsy guys not big muscular masculine men.And the captain, he does not like newsfolk, always twisting up peoples words to make a story no matter who they hurt. There is a great supporting cast of characters in this book both on Melissa's side, from the newsroom she works at and Captain Brody's side, hot firemen. The author writes at a good pace and it is sprinkled with humor. I read the book in a day, and I haven't done that in a while. This is a fun, light hearted start to what I am hoping is a long series. Book two is currently out and I ran right out to get it when I finished this book. I can't wait to read about the next fireman to fall. 

The Fireman Who Loved Me:  4/5 stars
Cover: 3/5  Stars   ( Loved the dog on the cover)



  1. I just came across this series not that long ago. Someone talked about maybe book number 2? Either way it sounds like a great romance read!
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  2. It was, especially for a summer read I think. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I love this cover!!! It's sitting on my Kindle and I am looking forward to reading it. I love stories with sexy firemen in them ;)

    1. Me too. I love firemen, I went out and bought book 2 of the series. The Firemen of San Gabriel are some of the sexiest firemen around