Dallas Fire & Rescue: Smoke & Marines (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Always a Marine Book 23)
by Heather Long
Former Marine Combat Firefighter Casey Spencer has had plenty of close calls. But after a factory fire results in the death of a dozen undocumented workers chained to their tables, he can’t sleep, barely eats, and snaps at everyone—including his fellow firefighters. On edge, he’s not ready to deal with Jane Harmon, a woman who arouses in him an inexplicable need to protect.
The daughter of a Marine and a sister to two more, Jane recognizes duty for what it is. Surviving a house fire was only her first challenge, recovering from the burns and the trauma was the second. Physical and mental therapy are supposed to get her the rest of the way—except she’s paired with the stubborn, irritating, and sexy as hell firefighter Casey Spencer. Being around him terrifies her, but worse, it awakens a wild passion which rages out of control.
She doesn’t want a man who runs into the fire, but can’t deny where there is smoke…there is her Marine.
Smoke & Marines is a short sweet tale of love and recovery. Former Marine Combat Firefighter Casey is suffering from survivors guilt and Generals daughter Jane Harmon is recovering from severe burns. Neither are who they were before but together they may become something special. I love that these two incredibly strong individuals don’t think they are all that strong, but to come through what they have and to find love on the other side is incredible. A fantastic read.