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Nothing beats getting out of the concrete jungle and into the quiet of the forest. Website designer Scottie Ness is taking a well-deserved vacation from the grindstone, and he plans to spend it in the solitude of Washington’s Gifford Pinchot National Forest around Mt. Adams. He’s prepared for everything—except the lightning storm that traps him in a wildfire.
The firefighter who rescues him sustains serious injuries and ends up in the hospital. Jax Quintero might be abrasive, but the guy saved his life, and Scottie wants to thank him. As they spend time together during Jax’s recovery and exploring the state’s landmarks when he’s released from the hospital, Scottie discovers there’s more to Jax than a smart-ass adrenaline junkie. Jax reassesses his opinion of Scottie as an arrogant city boy who has no business in the mountains. Though Jax’s wounds prevent them from taking things as far as they’d like for a while, they can’t deny the heat building between them—and this is one fire they don’t want to put out.
I’m sorry, but that’s how I felt reading this. Utterly bored out of my damn mind. It seemed wayyyer longer then what it was, but I just couldn’t grasp any of it. I mean once Scottie got going with his mojo it completely put me to sleep. I liked that it was different in the setting and circumstances, but it never felt real between the two. Was it survivor’s remorse or guilt for Jax getting injured that made Scottie so interested in him. It was no, but to me it didn’t seem authentic enough. Yeah, I know relationships can grown, and two people can learn to like and love one another. I just felt the initial meeting of the them and the leading up to the romance part felt forced. Before Scottie, can make his feeling known Jax kinda threw it out there about himself, and it felt a little like settling.
I don’t want to sound like the Grinch here, but if they liked it then I guess it works. It doesn’t change the fact that I was completely bored. This was a first book for me by this author. I did enjoy the writing as such, but I didn’t like the story. I will try more of her work. I think if you like a little humor, hurt comfort with a touch of rescuing then this could be for you!!!!