Fire Captain Andrea O'Roarke has spent her life feeling as if she has something to prove -- that she could be as good at anything as any man. Arson investigator Tucker Fields has spent his life proving he could walk away from anyone and anything. But when Tuck is called to Andrea's firehouse to help with an investigation, sparks immediately fly. The only thing left to prove is whether or not they can get over themselves long enough to let their romance blossom.

Garbera's novel starts out slow, with a romance that readers may struggle to engage in. But by mid-story, as the arson mystery plot develops, so do the main characters, finally becoming realistic and convincing. Garbera finds her rhythm in the latter portion of the book and keeps the pages turning to the end. (Mar., 384 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Jennifer Madsen