Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Really not up to her usual standards.
Enjoyed the secondary romance between Iron Man Lucas and Ella more then anything as it was more believable and extremely sweet. Divorcee Ella is given sky diving lessons and falls head over heels in love with the instructor/owner Lucas.
The main plot was unbelievable. Not only does Rowan do a man's job as a smokejumper and I really don't see how a woman would have the physical stamina to handle the job, she is supposedly the hottest thing around and has all her male coworkers lusting after her. But she has a iron clad rule not to sleep with her coworkers until Gull comes along. So in between fighting fires the two engage in sex every chance they get.
To further complicate matters last season one of the smokejumpers (Jim) who happened to be partnered with Rowan the day it happened landed in the fire and burned to death. His crazy "girlfriend" (Dolly) blamed Rowan for his death, now vindictive as ever Dolly poured pigs blood over everything in Rowan's room which resulted in Dolly being fired. When the teams equipment is destroyed everyone assumes Dolly did it. Then Dolly is found dead, her Father (Leo) goes nuts and threatens Rowan. When someone takes shots at her with Leo's rifle and latter kills the pastor that was sleeping with Dolly the police arrest Leo. Out on bail he flees making himself look even more suspicious. Equipment continues to be sabotaged and lives put at risk until Jim's brother Matt is revealed to be the killer and saboteur.
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