Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: A Fallen Heart
SERIES: Zero Hour #2
AUTHOR: Cate Ashwood
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 200 pages
RELEASE DATE: August 29th, 2016
After his last disastrous relationship, Joseph Ford has absolutely no interest in getting attached again. Concentrating on working as a trauma nurse and keeping his life as simple as possible are his only goals. Unfortunately, his plans could be derailed by the charming, sexy Nash.
Things are looking up for paramedic Ridley Nash when he transfers to Station 217. He gets along with the crew, likes his partner, and is finally on a team willing to accept him—gay and all. It’s everything he’s always wanted, but when he meets Ford, Nash knows his life is about to get very interesting.
As Ford and Nash find themselves stuck in the middle of a homicide case, things become more complicated. For the last year, the mutilated bodies of teenage boys have been showing up all over downtown. With no leads, the police are getting desperate. One of the victims is found alive, and he’s the best chance the police have to catch the killer—if only they can get him to talk.
Will Nash be able to catch Ford when he falls, or is there too much standing in their way to make it work?
I’m really enjoying the crap out of this series. I like the scope of issues that the author puts in her stories. These aren’t just boy meets boy and fall in love stories. There’s mystery, intrigue, romance, self esteem issues, murder, violence, anger, hatred…every scope of emotion comes out in these stories and quite frankly I’m addicted at this point.
We met Joseph Ford in book 1 of this series. Ford is a trauma nurse who is recently single and still emotionally recovering. What he doesn’t want or believe he needs is another relationship. But he wasn’t prepared to be attracted to the new EMT, Ridley Nash.
Nash, just transferred to what he feels is a more accepting team. He wants to feel accepted and like he belongs which is what he immediately feels with Adam and the guys. The hot, nurse he meets on one of his drop offs is just an added bonus.
Ford, understandably reluctant to get involved with Nash is hesitant and even when things heat up between the two he puts on the breaks, repeatedly. Nash is steadfast and truly believes what they have is special.
These two men face a lot in this story. There is still a crazy murderer on the loose that is targeting teens. The both have very high stress jobs and it’s so obvious from the beginning just how well these two fit together. They both have to get over their personal hang-ups to find happiness in each other.
Like book 1 in this series there is so much suspense that it’s really hard not to get completely wrapped up in this story. But honestly these two characters really steal the show. I loved them together. I said it earlier and I’ll say it again this author is such an amazing storyteller. These stories are just the right amount of suspense and mystery while staying true to the intense connection between the two main characters.
It’s a must read series, for sure. Recommend.