The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard

56%

23 Critic Reviews

The tension in the story seemed too manufactured and while I liked the leads, they weren’t together enough on paper to keep me interested.
-Dear Author

Synopsis

The first book in Jennifer Bernard’s Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series, The Fireman Who Loved Me is sizzling hot and sure to fire up contemporary romance lovers everywhere! Set in a California firehouse where all the fire fighters are gorgeous and single, The Fireman Who Loved Me follows the romantic exploits of Captain Brody of Station 52 who inadvertently becomes the prize at a charity “bachelor auction” and is won by a sweet, meddling old lady who turns him over to her husbandless, local TV news producer granddaughter. A great new voice with a very sexy edge, Jennifer Bernard is like the Kristin Higgins of firemen, and fans of Susan Elizabeth Phillips—and the fireman romances of Jo Davis—will be burning for more. 
 

About Jennifer Bernard

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Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to . . . well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where shenow lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She's no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novels under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.
 
Published April 24, 2012 by Avon. 389 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Fireman Who Loved Me
All: 23 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 10

Publishers Weekly

Excellent
Mar 19 2012

The pace is swift and the plot keeps twisting thanks to a spoiled news anchor, family tribulations, emotional baggage, and five-alarm fire drama.

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Dear Author

Below average
Reviewed by Jane on May 20 2012

The tension in the story seemed too manufactured and while I liked the leads, they weren’t together enough on paper to keep me interested.

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All About Romance

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Reviewed by Blythe Barnhill

Rebecca is so over-the-top shallow and annoying that I couldn’t imagine why he’d married such an awful person in the first place.

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Night Owl Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Melinda on Apr 12 2012

HOT, PASSIONATE and FUNNY are three words that all describe the work of Jennifer Bernard.

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Book Lovers

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Reviewed by Stella on May 25 2012

I found the conclusion over the top and even irritating and felt somewhat let down by it.

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Smexy Books

Below average
Reviewed by Mandi on Apr 24 2012

I seriously could not stand the supporting cast. Which is a shame because this could have been a fun, light-hearted book.

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The Romance Reader

Good
Reviewed by Nicole

The plot flows well and is entertaining. There is a lot going on throughout the book, but it’s structured well and easy to follow.

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Romancing the Book

Good
Reviewed by Ashleigh on Jun 01 2012

What a great starter to an awesome series! The story of Brody and Melissa was not only suspenseful but full of humor and great sex as well. Jennifer Bernard has come out of the publishing gate at a sprinting pace and with books like this there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight for her.

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Romance Novel News

Good
Apr 23 2012

The book is funny and Melissa’s grandmother is sassy, funny and meddlesome - in a good way.

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Joyfully Reviewed

Below average
Reviewed by Shayna

The fact that Melissa kept forgetting about a child in danger when she was faced with romantic or work problems made me lose a lot of respect for her. It’s still hard for me to get past, to be honest.

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Once Upon a Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Connie on Apr 14 2012

Unfortunately, the time was given to Ella Joy and Everett, who are fairly unlikable.

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Book Reviews and More by Kathy

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Reviewed by Jennifer Bernard on Apr 18 2012

However two of the pivotal secondary characters are flat and rather one-dimensional.

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Paperback Dolls

Good
Reviewed by Mona on Jun 06 2012

Overall, a cozy, steamy, feel-good story you won’t want to miss.

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Magical Musings

Good
Reviewed by Mei on May 26 2012

If you love alpha males, sassy females with a dash of humor then this is the book for you.

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Long and Short Reviews

Good
Mar 13 2012

This book is well done. I can't wait to see what comes next with the Firemen of San Gabriel.

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My Overstuffed Bookshelf

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Reviewed by Amy on Feb 29 2012

Overall not a bad book to pass the time with, but not one to read again.

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The Revolving Bookcase

Good
Reviewed by Tanya on Jun 04 2012

This is a fun, light hearted start to what I am hoping is a long series.

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A Buckeye Girl Reads

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Reviewed by Colette on May 31 2012

I thought that the part that allowed the two to get together was a bit unbelievable, and while it did cause me to tear up a bit, was frustrated by it at the same time.

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My House of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jo on Apr 24 2012

The Fireman Who Loved Me could have been a solid and enjoyable romance. Sadly, it fell flat for me thanks to secondary characters and of course the Big Misunderstand.

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Lady Caella

Good
Reviewed by Natasja on Jun 26 2012

Jennifer Bernard has written an amazing novel and I really had a great time reading this book. It has everything I like; humor, great female characters, good storyline and hunky fire fighters.

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Charming Chelsey

Good
Reviewed by Chelsey on Jun 11 2012

I really did enjoy this story. Bernard wrote some pretty awesome stock characters.

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Babs Book Bistro

Good
Reviewed by Babs on May 30 2012

Everyone brought the story together. The settings are written fairly well and easy to picture the scene around you.

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Romance Over Reality

Good
Reviewed by Lily on May 21 2012

Overall, it was a light fast read and it appears to be a series in the making.

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