Author: Laura D. Bastian
Series: Firefighters of Emerald Cove #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Date: August 27, 2021
Publisher: Lange House Press
He’s not interested in a relationship. She’s just begun to think she’s ready to move on after losing the love of her life.
Mario Davis knows exactly how dangerous his job is since he lost his father in a fire, but that didn’t stop him from becoming a firefighter. While Mario is willing to give it his all, he is not willing to let a family suffer like he did when his dad died. He’s kept his distance from any kind of romantic entanglements, but when his co-worker convinces him to work with Celeste in order to sell his fixer-upper house, Mario finds himself struggling to keep his promise to himself.
Celeste Nelson is a single mom, raising her daughter alone after her police officer husband died in an accident. She’s finally come to terms with it and is ready to move on, especially as she gets to know Mario more. He’s exactly what she needs in her life and would be the perfect father figure for her daughter. When Mario tells her their relationship has to remain strictly business, she pushes down her feelings in order to make things work well between them.
The more time he spends with Celeste, the more he wonders if giving love a chance would be worth it. But he can’t stand the thought of leaving a family behind if he were to pay the ultimate price for the work he feels called to do. As their feelings for each other change and grow, can he overcome his reluctance and become a family man, or will they be destined to remain alone?