This is the first book in a new series by J.R. Ward (Firefighters #1). Ann Ashburn is a firefighter that has the hots for fellow firefighter, Danny McGuire. When Ann is seriously injured in an accident during a warehouse fire, she is no longer able to perform as a firefighter. She takes on a new challenge and becomes a fire investigator. The one-night stand between her Danny pre-Anne’s accident remains the only contact between them as Danny struggles with his guilt in regard to the part he played in Ann’s life-changing accident. Before long, however, Ann finds similarities between several warehouse fires and Danny and Ann team up to discover the arsonist.
What I really like about J.R. Ward’s books is that you get what you expect – in this case, an interesting story about firefighters along with a bit of romance. I also like that the romance is not over-the-top bodice ripping action for pages. I’m more interested in the character development than the romps through the sheets. I gave this book 3.5 stars out of five.