Things You Save in a Fire

By: Katherine Center

Goodreads description:

Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s excellent at dealing with other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it’s an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.

The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because she doesn’t fall in love. And because of the advice her old captain gave her: don’t date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…but will she jeopardize her place in a career where she’s worked so hard to be taken seriously?

Katherine Center’s Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt, affecting novel about life, love, and the true meaning of courage.

Helen says: 🤓🤓 1/2

I certainly wouldn’t save this book in a fire. Totally cheesy and formulaic- not my kind of book! I think part of the reason I didn’t like it was because I listened to it on audible. The accents were too much for me. Everyone sounded like Detective Carisi from Law and Order SVU. Also, I just don’t really like romance books. If you do, you will enjoy this. It won the “Best Romance” award on Goodreads.

Holly says: 🤓🤓🤓🤓

I loved it! Light and entertaining reading, a little cheesy, but a super fun story. The characters are relatable, the heroine is “kickass awesome” a la GI Jane-ish, and everyone gets their just desserts. I hope this one is made into a movie. Read it for a good time!

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