Kathryn Shay has written several times about fire fighters and their families, but this story cuts deeply into many raw emotions, when it covers the grief of loss when fire fighters die. This story is about FD psychologist, Jack and fire fighter-cum-tutor, Tess, both dealing with different losses. After a false start they begin a relationship, even though Tess' adoptive family is full of scary, over-protective men. But a terrible incident puts everyone in shock and grief. Jack's reaction is to draw away and Tess is forced to give him an ultimatum, or lose the happiness they have just found. A full length book filled with emotion.
I liked the idea of this story and it was ok. I just felt a bit removed from the characters, like someone was telling me about them secondhand, rather than knowing and loving them. It was a bit like I was being told how they felt, a bit mechanical, and lots of drama. The story was quite long with a super quick resolution.
I found this story a bit slow and hard to get into, I must add that my reading time was also limited so this may have something to do with not being able to get into the story. So pleased to stick with this. The final chapters were full on and very emotional
This was probably my favourite. Loved the character of Jack all along. It was great to see that he was human and sometimes needed help. It was a great read and had my heart pumping at the aftermath of the shooting. Gee give a girl a heart attack. The narration as always has been awesome.