“Neither of us are good for anyone else, no matter what we hpe for on a good day.”

Rachael Herron, Blaze, p. 144

I was looking for a book that would bring some fire and that’s when I came across, Blaze, a book about a firefighter no less. Almost all books that I’ve read in the past that have included smoking hot firefighters have been pretty good, at least interesting enough to make me want to read the entire series. However, this isn’t the case with this book. I’m not even sure how the title fits in with the storyline. I know that it fits within the firefighter profession, but the title doesn’t even seem to have a connection with the story that is being told.

The story started out with some action which always makes the reader want to turn the pages as quickly as possible to see what’s happening. In this case that held true, however, things fell flat rather quickly. The book is only around 150 pages so I really didn’t expect much but I was hoping for more than what was given. For the shortness of the story there was plenty of action, it was the in-between that could have used a lot more work. Grace and Tox following in love with each other after only being together for a few days, yes, it can happen as I believe greatly that if something is meant to be it will find a way, but I didn’t feel the connection between the two of them. I had no emotion towards these characters at all, which is rare for the books that I choose to read.

I’m one who loves series books, but with this series, I’m thinking I’m going to use them for fillers. Something to read when I was something quick and mindless, something that will only take a few hours to read when I need to fill some time. Because of this, I’m not sure as to when I’ll get around to reading the other three in the series The Firefighters of Darling Bay (Burn, Flame, and Heat).

About Blaze

Grace is doing just fine–she doesn’t need help, especially from a man whose very nickname is unhealthy. Tox Ellis is the hazmat expert at the Darling Bay Fire Department, and he knows what compounds to keep apart to prevent explosions. Why, then, can’t he seem to stay away from Grace, the woman who seems to think he needs fixing? Is Darling Bay ready for the chemical reaction Grace and Tox generate whenever they’re in the same place at the same time? And who will be standing by to put out the flames?


A list of Rachael Herron’s books can be found on her site here – Book List


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