Title: The Fireman’s Pole (Dreamspun Desires #44)
Author: Sue Brown
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 15, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary, Firefighters
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5
The flames of passion rise for the lord of the manor.
It’s springtime in Calminster village, but things are already heating up. Sexy firefighter Dale Maloney is new to the local station. When Dale backs the company fire engine into the village maypole, he attracts the ire—and attention—of Benedict Raleigh, the Baron Calminster.
Soon after meeting Dale, Ben breaks off his relationship with his girlfriend, and the sparks between Ben and Dale are quickly fanned into flames.
Unfortunately the passion between the two men isn’t the only blaze in the village. An arsonist’s crimes are escalating, and it’s up to Dale and his crew to stop them. Meanwhile, as they investigate, an unscrupulous business partner attempts to coerce Ben into marrying his daughter. The May Day parade is around the corner, but they have plenty of fires to put out before Ben can finally slide down the fireman’s pole.
Once I managed to drag my mind out of the gutter, this turned out to be cheeky, butter-won’t-melt-in-its mouth story.
In an attempt to put as much space as possible between himself and his cheating ex Dale had moved to tiny village, owned by real live lord. Said lord happens to be attractive, arrogant stranger he got into fight with on his first day. His name is Benedict Raleigh. Dale thinks that’s even his name sounds prissy but is determined to fix his mistake, in lieu of keeping his job. That’s were his luck turns, since it appears that Ben reciprocates his interest and he is much nicer than Dale expected.
This is a bubbly, cheerful story. It’s fast paced and it took a little away from characters. It’s a sugary sweet read without pretensions. It’s sole focus is on amusing the reader and it does good job of that. Dialogue is lively and humorous. It’s a perfect snack for afternoon tea, light and sweet.