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Series: Hot Aussie Knights #2
Title: Burning Both Ends by Sinclair Jayne
Author: Victoria James
Publisher: Holiday, Tule Publishing
Published: May 29th, 2017
Darington Knight is nicknamed Dare and this feisty smoke jumper firefighter sure lives up to her name, though she used to be shy and reticent until tragedy struck, changing her attitude and aspirations. Another double tragedy sees her sent to Australia on a firefighter exchange program just in time to attend the funeral of her beloved Grandfather – another firefighter! At his funeral she meets Lachlan Ryker and, you’ve probably guessed it, he’s a smoking hot firefighter, too! With passion to spare, the attraction between them is explosive, so how will they cope when she’s assigned to his firestation for three months? Will Lachlan be his usual ‘follow the rule-book’ self or will the sparks between them be hot enough to burn the book to ashes?
Dare has had so much tragedy in her life, you just had to feel for her. She lost her teenage soul mate and decided she had to live life to the full for both of them after recovering from severe depression. She’s been an army medic and is now a smoke jumper, she’s an independent, brave and rule breaking young woman who still mourns her first love. After more tragedies involving people close to her she’s very sensitive and somewhat broken. The story is a fiery feast of flames and passion, daring and doing, loving and fighting for a future together. It is a highly entertaining and moving read with great characters, fast paced action and plenty of angst and turmoil to ensure life isn’t a smooth ride for any of the characters. They have to face their demons (including an ex-wife) before love will find a way for them to find their HEA together.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book via NetGalley and this is my honest opinion after choosing to read it.
Darington Knight has known a lot of loss in her twenty-six years. She can deal, so she resents it when the commander of her Montana smoke jumper unit sends her on a firefighter exchange program in Australia after her unit suffers a double tragedy. Hooking up with a sexy firefighter her first night Down Under improves Dare’s mood considerably until she realizes her hook up is now her station commander and he has a rule book as thick as her arm.
Lachlan Ryker did not make senior station officer as a Melbourne Metropolitan firefighter by the time he was thirty by acting impulsively, but when he meets the sexy, brash American in his favorite pub, his by-the-book, measured approach to life gets kicked to the curb. He and Dare ignite one night of smoldering passion he can’t forget. But before he can call for a second date, Dare strolls into his station newly assigned to him for three months. Lock knows he has to keep his hands to himself. He never breaks the rules. Dare, however, never heard a rule she didn’t want to shatter.