Title: Lights and Sirens (Emergency Services #2)
Author: Lisa Henry
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 13th 2018
Page Count: 231 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Paramedic Hayden Kinsella is single and the life of the party. He likes driving fast and saving lives, and he doesn’t do relationships—he does hookups. Except he wouldn’t hook up with copper Matt Deakin if he were the last guy on the planet. Hayden thinks the feeling is mutual . . . until clearing the air leads to a drunken one-night stand, which leads to something neither of them was expecting: a genuine connection.
Police officer Matt Deakin moved to Townsville to take care of his elderly grandfather. In between keeping an eye on Grandad, renovating his house, and the demands of his job, he somehow finds himself in a tentative relationship with Hayden and very slowly gets to know the damaged guy beneath the happy-go-lucky persona.
But the stressors of shift work, fatigue, and constant exposure to trauma threaten to tear Hayden and Matt apart before they’ve even found their footing together. In the high-pressure lives of emergency services workers, it turns out it’s not the getting together part that’s hard, it’s the staying together.
Dual POV, enemies to lovers, with low/medium angst, terrific characters, a good pace, humor, and a happy ending.
Paramedic Hayden Kinsella didn’t exactly get off on the right foot with officer Matt Deakin. As a result of their initial meeting, Hayden regularly refers to Matt at “Constable Dickhead” and you could describe their relationship as frosty at best, contentious at worst. But once they straighten out their misunderstanding the two begin to see one another and a romance progresses.
While Matt is ready to go all in in their relationship, Hayden is afraid he’s going to mess up one of the best things that’s ever happened to him. Meanwhile, life, in all its messiness, happens and there’s some suspense in seeing if Matt and Hayden can work out everything that’s thrown at them or if they’re not strong enough to make it through together.
I loved Lights and Sirens. From the humor, to the dual POV, to the way how even though a couple big things happen, the little things that happen are just as important, to the whole story just flowing so well and it felt so real, to the sweet as honey ending. Loved it.