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I chose this on a whim. I loved the title and hey, it was about a fireman! I have one of my own so it was almost a no brainer for me. What had me weary is I haven’t had the best luck in finding great books that keep my attention. But I desperately continue to try and search them out….
Gabe, aka….fireboy and CeCe, Blondie, were immediately attracted to each other. Though, during their first encounter it was far from nice. They tried to spew the hate as they assumed the other portrayed as truth. But, in due time they saw how wrong they were.
“You don’t know me.”
“True, but I know your type. All you rich pretentious chicks are the same.”
“Yeah, pretentious. Materialistic. Take your pick. After all, I did find you in the middle of a fire trying to save your designer purse.”
I was ready to see how far this hate would run and see just where the tables would turn but it was quickly revealed that there would be no cat and mouse game. The convenience of them running into each other was just that- convenient. In no time they portrayed feelings of being use to each other. They seemed automatically comfortable and even went to bat for the other. I wanted to see that build up and have the line slowly disappear from hate to want to all of the above. The words were there with pushed tension because of their desire and preconceived notions, but after a week and not near enough attraction biting I didn’t feel their combustion.
“I am finally going to f**k the sass right out of you, Blondie.”
“F**k away, Fireboy.”
I also didn’t love her nickname for Gabe, in the beginning. The instant she called him ‘fireboy’ I rolled my eyes. I love nicknames. I totally do. Along with flirting, give a new nickname that we don’t read with every other word I’m grinning wild. But, I have to fess up. The fireboy nickname grew on me! I think as I finally understood CeCe and really feel her character I started to smile when she would use it.
Happily, once I got over the first hump (literally and figuratively 🙂 ) I liked them. I think the push (even in a small amount of time) for them to dislike each other from the get go to have that hate to love type romance was to high but once they went for their attraction the ease of people/characters came out. I just wished there was more of this normalcy.
Overall, I felt this to be very plain. Extremely surface level. I want the underneath. Yes, they both had a upbringing that is easily heart tugging. It was what made them who they were but it didn’t draw me in enough. Though I’m happy I enjoyed the main characters and the way they got started and each other superficial thoughts along with the added drama that was seen a mile away as plush.
I liked it. Didn’t love it.
Enjoyed parts. Not a whole.