From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.
Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.
Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.
Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.
From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.
I enjoyed this book! I have a kinda funny story about my reading pace of this book, but I did read it, and I enjoyed it tremendously! I do have one or two complaints, like the jargon and the nick names and references, they went over my head, but they were a small part of this book.
So I was reading this book, and the beginning was so intense, and I just devoured it. And then after they were healed and things had settled down, it did take a while to really get into it again, but yeah, once things started picking up the pace, I just read it so quickly!
The relationship between Anne and Danny is pretty intense. They were colleagues who slept together, and then experienced a very traumatic event together. I really enjoyed watching them work on their issues, because they both had an abundance of issues.
The mystery in this book was pretty on point. It's not really a murder mystery, it's an investigative one, and I think it's going to be a multi-book story arc, because there's still so many questions. I really want them to take down this bad guy, though!
Loved this book so much, and yeah, can't wait to see where this series is going to go!
Author: J.R. Ward
Series: Firefighters #1
Read: November 22nd, 2018
Source: Publisher through NetGalley
Reason Why: Sounded really good and I love her writing, and it's a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2018 Book!
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: October 9th 2018