Book Club Thursday: Clearing off the Bookshelves

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Controlled Burn
Boston Fire #2
Shannon Stacey
November 24th 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format Read: Paperback
Source: Purchased

Rick Gullotti lives the good life. He fights fires, dates beautiful women—though none long enough so they cast wistful glances at jewelry stores—and has great friends. And thanks to helping out the elderly couple who own his building, his rent is low. But when concerns about their health lead him to contact their only son, his life starts getting away from him.

Jessica Broussard has no interest in leaving sunny San Diego or her cushy corner office for Boston, but her father—who happens to be her boss—dispatches her to deal with the grandparents she's never met. She's unprepared for the frigid winter, loving relatives who aren't the monsters she's been led to believe, and the hot, scruffy firefighter who lives upstairs.

At first, Jessica is determined to get back to her comfortable life as quickly as possible. All she has to do is talk her grandparents into selling their monstrosity of a house and moving to a retirement community. But she underestimates Rick's dedication—and his considerable charm. Nobody's taking advantage of his friends on his watch, even if that makes the tempting southern California girl with the long legs his adversary. Unfortunately for them both, the only thing more urgent than the matter at hand is their sizzling chemistry, and it's quickly becoming too strong to resist.
I know it seems like I'm really far behind on this series. And I am a little bit but I also forget to review this one so...

What can I say, things get away from me every once in a while. So since I found that I missed reviewing this one I thought I better get to it. 

I really love Stacey's writing and her Boston Fire series has been really fun to read. Lovable characters, good writing and fast moving story line. All the things I enjoy in my books. Controlled Burn is just that kind of book. 

I fell for Rick right away. He is such a sweet guy. He works hard and does all he can to help out his elderly landlords. He does all the things that a grandchild might do with them. Sad that their own grandchild hasn't done anything with them. 

So you know where I'm going with this review from the comments above. What can I say, I really didn't like Jessica at first. I get that her father was very anti-parents and that worked when she was a child but she's been a adult for a long time. A adult with money thanks to her father. So all the guilt she felt was well deserved. 

After a while she grew on me but I still wasn't sure if she was good enjoy for someone like Rick. He's way to good for her. Yes, by the end of the book she's a different person, but it took awhile. And as it took her that time I had to be in her head while she went over plans to sell her grandparents beautiful home and go home herself. 

Not to worry in the end everything worked out just like it should. 

If you've read Controlled Burn or any other book by Shannon Stacey I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

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