HOT FOR FIREMAN
Bernard thrills again with her fast-talking women and smooth-talking men. The second in her Bachelor Firemen series is a fast-paced, laugh-a-minute ride that will have readers turning the pages at lightning speed. With a series of fires pushing the characters together and a cast of characters that should be headed to the big screen, this is a great read.
Ryan Blake is in serious need of a distraction. He finds it in Katie Dane, manager of the Hair of the Dog bar, where he gets into a fight just hours before an interview to have him reinstated to the fire department. Katie hates the bar and all of its debt, until Ryan takes a job there while he waits to be reinstated. Suddenly the bar seems to be doing better then ever. However, a series of small fires has Ryan retracing his roots and coming face to face with his estranged father, threatening both his career and his relationship with Katie. (AVON, Jun., 384 pp., $5.99)