Friday, June 2, 2017

[Pat's Review]: "Deep Burn"

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Deep Burn by Kimberly Kincaid
Publisher: Kimberly Kincaid Romance (June 13, 2017)
Series: Station Seventeen, 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Firefighter Shae McCullough is all-in, all the time. When her reckless response at a fire earns her a two-week penance filing paperwork for the arson investigation unit, the rules and routines are enough to bore her senseless. But the discovery of a possible arson at a murder scene has her instincts fired up, and when Shae is assigned to assist Remington’s elite intelligence unit with their investigation, she’s all too ready to jump in with both boots first.

To tech and surveillance expert James Capelli, logic isn’t just a job requirement, it’s a way of life. He’s less than thrilled to work with Shae, whose impulsiveness threatens his sanity and whose curves threaten his composure. Despite their differences, they uncover a case bigger than anyone could have expected—along with an attraction that burns deep. 

But this killer is no stranger, and Capelli’s got a dark past. Can he and Shae outsmart a ruthless murderer, or will his secrets bury them both?

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Pat's Review:

This is a firefighter/police story that goes from 0-60 in a few pages. Two suspicious fires and two dead bodies leads to a female firefighter who is an adrenaline junky and a gorgeous nerdy, tech genius with some OCD being partnered to work this case. Things get hot!

Shea McCullough is the only female firefighter at Station Seventeen. Although she does admit to a hyperactive libido, it doesn't include her brothers [clarification: not actual brothers!] at the firehouse. Shea drives the fire truck and loves the power of it. They respond to an out of control fire suspected to be a meth lab, and go to work, but as the fire is getting stronger, her superiors call them out. But Shea disobeys to help a rookie remove a body, a dead body with his throat cut. There was already a dead body Shea found and removed. The police are called, and the investigation begins. She was surprised to find James Capelli in on the investigation. Capelli is a civilian IT specialist with the 33rd Precinct. Not disappointed, Capelli is a computer geek with sexy glasses she would like to get to know better.

James Capelli has an eidetic memory, he's a genius at all things computer related, and can't function if things aren't exactly black and white. He has been watching Shea for a long time, but her hyperness and unpredictable behavior made him crazy. Working with her was going to kill him -- or make him fall in love!

This story moves fast and the suspense never lets up. I couldn't put it down. Capelli has some secrets he keeps hidden very deep and Shea has a soft vulnerable side she wants no one to see. The romance is as hot as the fires. This can be read as a standalone, but the first book and novella about Station Seventeen are great reads.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

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Thanks for the review, Pat! 

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Until Next Time,


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