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Hot for the Fireman - Gina L. Maxwell

I just adore Gina L. Maxwell's books!  She has a way of writing something serious or sweet and then POW...laugh out loud funny!  It's usually best not to drink anything while reading her books!

Boston firefighter Erik Grady had some PTSD issues from his 10 years he spent in the Army where he was a Lieutenant.  Erik has kept his PTSD under control until a recent incident on the job triggered an episode.  Now Erik is bound to desk duty until he goes through the proper therapy he is required to do.  Erik is used to being in charge and having his men follow him and not working is showing weakness, something that he hates.  After leaving a bar one night with his friends, Erik stops at a convenience store to pick up some alcohol.  In the store he see the most gorgeous female he has seen in a while and he is intrigued.  She is on the phone with a friend stating what she wished a guy would just do....

Next thing you know, Erik is talking with said girl and they decide to have a one-nighter and boy what a nighter it turns out to be.  The morning Erik wakes up and the woman is gone.  Lucky for him he ends up getting her name from the hotel worker since she ended up paying for the room with her credit card.  Imagine Erik's surprise when this woman is the same woman he has to have therapy with!!!!

Olivia Jones normally doesn't do one night stands and then to see this man, standing in her office is just too much to handle.  Since Erik isn't ready to give Olivia up, he convinces her to let her uncle take his case and then she will go on three real dates with him.  After the three dates if she doesn't think they should continue, he will stop pursing her.  Oh, boy.....let's just say that Erik can be really convincing when he needs to be.  I just fell in love with this character.  He was sweet, sexy and all alpha and a fireman to boot! ;)  Olivia really had no choice, but to fall hard.  I really enjoyed the time these two went on dates.  It was so fun seeing what Erik was going to come up with next.  Such a thoughtful guy which made it all that much harder having to see him go through PTSD.  It's such a tough illness that often gets overlooked.  Gina L. Maxwell did a great job showing you how this disease affects people.  It made you really root for Erik to overcome his battle.  It was a tough road to get to Erik's happy ending with Olivia but it was worth it!  I just really liked the way these two characters were with each other.  I also can't wait for Dozer and Angie's story!  That one seems like it will be explosive!