Published: 16 March 2021
Series: Wildfire Hearts #1
Pages: 300 pages
Warnings: Language, violence
He knew from the moment he saw her…
Sebastian Kane felt that visceral punch to the gut the first time Maggie Willis walked into his fire station. But his hesitation cost him dearly and new-in-town Maggie is already dating fellow firefighter, Rex. Even his loyalty to the brotherhood can’t keep Sebastian away when danger is on Maggie’s doorstep. Or maybe already inside her house…
Maggie fled to tiny Redemption hoping to leave behind a painful betrayal she’d rather keep hidden, but her hopes for a fresh start are quickly dying. None of the town’s residents are willing to trust a newcomer and her aunt’s old boarding house isn’t the safe haven she remembers.
The most notorious serial killer in the tri-state area has left Maggie a gift in her aunt’s house… letting her know that Sebastian wasn’t the only one who wanted her the first time he saw her.
How can Sebastian keep Maggie safe when she’s bound and determined to prove her aunt’s innocence by taunting a dangerous predator? This first in series of Firefighter romance will keep you up at night escaping evil and falling headlong into real love. Fans of Kendra Elliot and Rachel Grant will love these smart heroines and gut-wrenching danger!
Start reading the WildFire Hearts series now with Crash and Burn.
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This was the first book from Savannah Kade that I’ve read, but it certainly won’t be my last. I thoroughly enjoyed Sebastian and Maggie’s story! I read this book in only a couple of sittings, because I was caught up enough in it to not want to put it down.
Crash and Burn has it all. There is a hunky fire firefighter for a leading man, who is as attractive inside as he is out. We have a strong female lead who knows how to accept help when she needs it, but can also take care of herself. And running right through the story is a mystery with enough atmosphere and suspense to suck you right in.
Maddie and Sebastian start off as friends and co-workers, but become closer when Sebastian steps in to help her. When we first meet Maggie she is dating one of Sebastian’s fellow firefighters, so circumstance sets them on the path to becoming friends. But the attraction between them is there all along.
Maggie realises fairly early on that the man she’s with isn’t right for her. But then things start to go haywire for her and she needs help. Being the great guy that he is, Sebastian steps in quickly to support and assist her (it doesn’t hurt his motivation that he’s quite infatuated with her). And a happy by-product of him helping her is that they spend a lot of time together. By about mid-way through the book the time spent alone together has done its job and their romance is off and running.
And about that point is where the background mystery really comes to the forefront. While I wouldn’t say that I didn’t see at least some of what was coming in relation to the serial killer story line, it was still well done and I didn’t really care that it wasn’t all a grand surprise. That’s not to say that I guessed everything that was coming though, because I definitely didn’t.
While the violence isn’t excessive in its actual descriptions, I’ve given this book 4 hatchets due to there being plenty of discussion of violent topics. My rating isn’t so much for actual events, as it is for references to topics and situations.
I really enjoyed the romantic side of Crash and Burn. And for those of you who prefer a more subtle approach to the spice side of a story, this is perfect for you. And as an added bonus, this is only book 1 in the series! So, we get to do this all over again with book #2 Catching Fire and #3 Flash Point.
Thank you to Savannah Kade and BookSirens for my copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review.
Savannah is a Maggie Award winning contemporary romance author who is always looking for perfect partners for her brave heroines. Life isn’t easy in a Savannah Kade book—whether it’s past plans, entrenched beliefs or even the occasional serial killer, her characters will have to fight to find their best selves. The angst driven and emotional happily ever afters are always hard won and her steamy stories will have you turning the last page with a contented sigh.
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