Brigit MacKay fights fires from the air. Flying her helicopter to save lives and land rules her mind and heart. It’s all she’s ever dreamed of doing. But when she spots a body through the smoke haze, her life takes a turn she never expected.
Relationships have left Carter Kohl with a broken heart. Wary of women, he keeps things light. No-strings sex works fine for him. It’s not like he feels any connection anyway. Not until he meets a sexy helicopter pilot who sparks his interest.
Attraction blazes but Carter’s secrets threaten to destroy the tenuous relationship they’ve built. He wrestles with the fact that Brigit has accomplished what he believed impossible—lighting his fire. Can he risk his heart and trust her with the truth?
Brigit is a helicopter pilot for the forest service, when she sees a body below her in the path of a fire. She manages to get him away to get help, & then finds herself falling in love with the man, Carter. He’s an enigma, never telling her much about his past or job or purpose being in her small town. She only knows that the sex is explosive, but that Carter will leave her crying at some point.
When Brigit finds out what she thinks is the truth about Carter, she can’t stay with someone who is a liar anyhow, so they part. He loves her, but was badly hurt in the past, & only she can heal his heart. In order to do that, Brigit needs to believe in Carter, & Carter needs to believe in himself and in love.
I liked these two for the most part, except that the plot was telegraphed long in advance. There were some dangling facts that didn’t get explained, like how the bad guy was blackmailing people, & why, how the pivotal necklace ended up in the bad guy’s hands, when we were told that the woman who owned it was a psychopath, so it’s hard to believe she could be trusted where the necklace was concerned.
Some facts also seemed just too convenient, like Carter working for someone who is involved with Brigit’s brother.
However, the volcanic eruption sex makes up for the weaknesses, & it’s a good read for a rainy day.
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