November 15, 2012

Speed Date: One Fine Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

This cover is awkward
but at least it has a puppy!
The Deal: Waitress Maribel would much rather be taking photographs and making art than serving coffee all day, but at least her job has a few perks: like like seeing the bachelor firemen of San Gabriel on a regular basis, even if some are more talkative than others. 

Kirk - aka Thor- is one of the quiet Firemen, but not because he's particularly shy but because he has had a crush on Maribel for years, but he knows she's engaged to someone else (some ritzy celebrity photographer that shows up every once in a while), so he resigns himself to looking from afar.

Things seem to be locked in a stalemate until Maribel's son finds a puppy wandering around, and Kirk is there to help and they start to spend more time together.

My Thoughts: One Fine Fireman is a sort of introductory novella to the Bachelor Firemen series and it was a cute, short read. Maribel indulged in willful blindness from time to time, but Kirk was a nice guy and it was fun to see them together. And Maribel's kid was childlike and not too annoying.

There was a puppy and the puppy was awesome and you got to meet a few other of the firemen that feature in the other books of the series. There were a few things that were rather hard to believe, but the story wouldn't work otherwise so I'm overlooking that.

All in all it was a nice way to pass time. 

What's a Book Speed Date, you ask? It's a quickie review--about 150 words or so--of any genre book (variety is the spice of life, after all).

If you want to join in or just read other speed date reviews, check out The Book Swarm

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