Title: Four Weddings and a Fireman
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Series: Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel
Publication Date: February 25th, 2014
Synopsis: Firefighter Derek “Vader” Brown is one of a kind—six feet of solid muscle with the heart of a born hero. It’s that protective streak that has him pursuing a promotion to Captain to pay for his mother’s home care. And it’s why he intends to figure out why his sometime girlfriend Cherie Harper runs hot as hellfire one minute and pushes him away the next.
Cherie’s got it bad. Vader sweeps her off her feet—literally—and their chemistry is combustible. There’s just the little problem of a nightmare from her past she was desperate to escape. And then her sister Trixie arrives, causing havoc for Cherie and the male population of San Gabriel. Cherie doesn’t want her past to complicate Vader’s life or his career. But there’s nothing like a firefighter to break through all your defenses, one smoldering kiss at a time.
Review: I love this series and I think this is one of the better books in it. I enjoyed Vader’s story and getting to see more of him, he definitely surprised me more than some of the other guys. I was entertained the entire time I read the book and found very little I did not like about it.
I did frown a little at the off the wall names of Cherie and her family, I thought they might have been too much. I think most of her history was interesting and not something I had seen in a contemporary romance but those names were just too much. I was also side eyeing Vader, he proposed twice and Cherie hadn’t even met his mother, nor did she know anything about her.
Aside from those two things there was not a lot not to like. The story flowed well, I never wished things would move faster or thought things were going too fast. Jennifer Bernard has a way about making her characters come to life and pulls the reader into their lives. This was just another amazing story in an amazing series. Another win for Bernard.
Recommendation: Yup, I suggest reading the others in this series. Not necessary but they’re good.
I received an ARC of this book from Avon Books (HarperCollins) on Edelweiss. This in no way affected my review.