Danger, adrenaline and firefighting heat up the mix in Shalvis' blistering new novel. Her gift for hitting the right emotional notes is on target, and she gives readers all the action, excitement and romance they could wish for.

Even though the deaths weren't his fault, firefighter Griffin Moore has existed in a guilt-filled fog after losing his best friend and entire crew in a wildfire in Idaho a year ago. His younger brother Brody tracks him down and forces him back into action. A dangerous wildfire is threatening the Mexican town of San Puebla, and the local forces are understaffed and inexperienced.

Bush pilot Lyndie Anderson is happiest when she's alone soaring with her plane. A childhood spent moving between various military facilities taught her not to become attached, but the inhabitants of San Puebla mean something to her, so she is willing to help in the battle.

Griff is extremely handsome, and Lyndie can't help being attracted, but both have baggage that may end up being too much to overcome.

(Jun., 336 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith