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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

One Fiery Night by Em Petrova

One Fiery Night by Em Petrova
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (73 pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Carnation

Firefighter Luke Puckett doesn’t want to get involved with anyone; not after his brother perished fighting a fire, leaving behind a wife and four kids. Then Luke pulls a woman and her child out of a burning house, and is stunned to find she’s his college ex. Though he fights to stay away, Luke’s desire for her lush curves is impossible to battle.

Josie Springer escapes the enormous house fire with nothing but the clothes on her back and her daughter. As she begins to recuperate from her losses, she finds she’s gained something bigger since Luke walked back into her life. She’s always held a candle for this lover who dumped her with little explanation.

While their relationship sears between the sheets, Josie and Luke still harbor personal doubts it will work—until a near tragedy forces them take another look.

Can the fire of passion between fire fighter, Luke and his ex-girlfriend from college, Josie rekindle the love they once shared? Can it heal the mistrust that ended the relationship years before? Can either just walk away after one more fiery night together?

After Luke saves Josie and her daughter from a raging fire that leaves them homeless, the two ex-lovers end up in each other’s arms once again and the heat smolders on in mutual passion. Josie is now a divorcee and successful in her career. All that stands between these two is a misunderstanding that leads to hurt and mistrust. The unfolding of the solution to their dilemma is a big part of what makes this story so appealing.

This story is one that encourages hope and belief in the power and endurance of love. I was immediately involved with these intense and interesting characters. Ms. Petrova is a pro at spinning accurate and likeable characters and believable situations. This hot and passion-filled tale drew me in completely. I especially enjoyed the magnetism between Luke and Josie. Luke is a man any woman would want, with a personal power that is addictive.

Em Petrova never disappoints me. Here is an example of her expert prose: ‘Her words sank into the folds of his brain and hit an expressway to his heart.’ I enjoyed every minute of One Fiery Night and recommend it highly.

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