Friday, August 22, 2008

A Firefighter in the Family-Trish Milburn

A Firefighter in the Family
Trish Milburn
Harlequin American, Sep 2008, $4.99
ISBN: 9780373752324

In Horizon Beach, Florida her father and four brothers were firefighters so Miranda “Randi” Cooke gravitated to the same vocation. However, her first time on the job proves her inept and leaves her dad wheelchair bound. Heartbroken, Randi fled her hometown especially as her family blames her for her father’s accident; her lover failed to defend her.

Zac Parker was also a Horizon Beach firefighter, but he was falsely accused and convicted of arson; he spent time in prison. He also feels guilt for letting down his beloved Randi.

Three years since the incident that sent her fleeing town, Randi comes home. Although Zac distrusts everyone, he vows to be there for the woman he still loves as he feels guilty for letting her down. She investigates a fire that looks like arson only to find herself in danger with Zac keeping his pledge to risk his life to keep her safe.

A strong ensemble cast (mostly her family) enhances a terrific second chance at love romantic investigative thriller. Fans will enjoy Randi’s return home as she and Zac are filled with regret and guilt; their remorse supersedes their love. Fans will enjoy this engaging tale of first responders in love but with a past still haunting their present seemingly leaving no future.

Harriet Klausner

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