Reviewed by Kimberley
TITLE: The Fireman’s Pole
SERIES: Dreamspun Desires #44
AUTHOR: Sue Brown
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 220 pages
RELEASE DATE: October 15, 2017
The flames of passion rise for the lord of the manor.
It’s springtime in Calminster village, but things are already heating up. Sexy firefighter Dale Maloney is new to the local station. When Dale backs the company fire engine into the village maypole, he attracts the ire—and attention—of Benedict Raleigh, the Baron Calminster.
Soon after meeting Dale, Ben breaks off his relationship with his girlfriend, and the sparks between Ben and Dale are quickly fanned into flames.
Unfortunately the passion between the two men isn’t the only blaze in the village. An arsonist’s crimes are escalating, and it’s up to Dale and his crew to stop them. Meanwhile, as they investigate, an unscrupulous business partner attempts to coerce Ben into marrying his daughter. The May Day parade is around the corner, but they have plenty of fires to put out before Ben can finally slide down the fireman’s pole.
This is the book #44 in the Dreamspun Desires franchise and I liked it. This installment in the series had a little mystery added within with the arsonist/arson storyline.
The characters were engaging as is always the case with this author. That’s one of my favorite things about her stories; her characters are always quite interesting. There were no plot holes or editing mishaps at all in the book. The dialogue was nice as well. Although the arson(ist)/fireman angle has been done many times before but Ms. Brown manages to did a really good job with story. The only thing I wasn’t too crazy about was the title. The tongue in cheek felt that the title didn’t quite fit the book and it threw it off just a tad for me. The title suggests romantic comedy and it wasn’t.
As per the franchise formula, the heat level in this book wasn’t super spicy but the flavor did have a nice little bite to it.
This book was a lovely read.