Wednesday, April 13, 2016

The Fireman and the Cop by RJ Scott

Rescuing cop Finn Ryan from a burning precinct was easy; it's keeping him alive after that which fireman Max Harrison finds difficult.

Ellery is a quiet town in the Smoky Mountains, at the base of Ellery Peak, and nothing ever happens. Max is escaping from his firefighting job in the city to take up a role as assistant to the Mayor whilst also holding the position of a volunteer fire fighter.

Finn Ryan is one of only three cops in the small town and it soon seems to Max that someone is out to hurt the sexy cop. Rescuing Finn from a burning precinct was the easy part; it's keeping him alive after that which fireman Max Harrison finds difficult.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Max, the fireman, and Finn, the cop, meet when Max saves Finn from a fire. Finn, injured and in an ambulance, flirts with Max and there is instant attraction. Max looks into the cause of the fire while he waits for Finn to heal so that they can start seeing each other.

I like the mix of mystery and romance in this story and it is hot without having too much of it tied up in sex scenes. The Fireman and the Cop is fast-paced with good story which is just what I want from a novella. I really enjoyed this book and it was just what I needed to get over a big book hangover. I look forward to reading The Teacher and the Soldier, which is book 2 in the Ellery Mountain series.

The Fireman and the Cop was a quick read that contained far more action and suspense than I would have expected from a novella. As I’m used to reading Scott’s longer novels and series, the speed at which the relationship develops between Max and Finn is lightening quick in comparison. I had to remind myself that this was a novella and not the format I was used to, so a rapidly developing relationship is par for the course. Don’t get me wrong, it was written in a realistic manner and I didn’t doubt the connection that formed between the two men because the chemistry was certainly there. It’s just not what I’m accustomed to from this author, but it worked and I will be continuing with the series. While Max and Finn are sexy and their chemistry is three-alarm hot (lol), it was the romantic suspense angle that actually kept me turning the page. I had to find out who the target was and why it was happening. I will say that I was rather surprised by the culprit’s identity and liked how it played out, despite the tragedies that surrounded the crimes and violence. I really enjoyed The Fireman and the Cop and am looking forward to reading The Teacher and the Soldier soon as I love R.J. Scott’s writing.

RJ Scott has been writing since age six when she was made to stay in at lunchtime for an infraction involving cookies and was told to write a story. Two sides of A4 about a trapped princess later, a lover of writing was born. She reads anything from thrillers to sci-fi to horror; however, her first real love will always be the world of romance. From billionaires, bodyguards and cowboys to SEALs, throwaways and veterinarians, she writes passionate stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and more than a hint of happily ever after.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of The Fireman and the Cop (Ellery Mountain #1) by RJ Scott to read and review.

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