Sunday, October 15, 2017

Release Day Review ~ The Fireman's Pole by Sue Brown (Giveaway)

Release Day Review ~ The Fireman's Pole by Sue Brown

Title: The Fireman's Pole

Author: Sue Brown

Release Date: October 15, 2017
Category: Contemporary, Dreamspun Desires
Pages: 220

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The flames of passion rise for the lord of the manor.
It’s springtime in Calminster village, but things are already heating up. Sexy firefighter Dale Maloney is new to the local station. When Dale backs the company fire engine into the village maypole, he attracts the ire—and attention—of Benedict Raleigh, the Baron Calminster.
Soon after meeting Dale, Ben breaks off his relationship with his girlfriend, and the sparks between Ben and Dale are quickly fanned into flames.
Unfortunately the passion between the two men isn’t the only blaze in the village. An arsonist’s crimes are escalating, and it’s up to Dale and his crew to stop them. Meanwhile, as they investigate, an unscrupulous business partner attempts to coerce Ben into marrying his daughter. The May Day parade is around the corner, but they have plenty of fires to put out before Ben can finally slide down the fireman’s pole.

*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

After a secretive break-up with his fellow firefighter, Dale takes the first job available somewhere away from his ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend. Dale ends up in small-town Calminster. But after some mistakes, Dale has not made a good impression on the Baron of Calminster. The two clash from the first meeting, but as they see each other more, they can no longer deny the attraction.

Both characters took a little time to like. Dale was easier but he was so awkward. His first week on the job was awkward and I felt so bad for him. Ben really seemed like quite the a-hole and took a lot longer for me to like. Once getting to know him, his behavior made sense and he turned out to be a caring, down-to-earth man. Dale and Ben were a sweet couple and I enjoyed watching them find love.

There was a little mystery in the story and I would have loved more of it. It was a very small part of the story and did not overtake the love story taking place. Other than the arsonist, Calminster seemed a great place to live. I actually didn’t read the blurb for this book but the title of the book gave me a laugh and I couldn’t pass it up. And I was not disappointed in the story! This was a sweet romance with more of a HFN ending but you can definitely draw the conclusion that Ben and Dale got their HEA.

Rating: 4 stars

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  1. ❤ I am looking forward to reading this book and I think I don't know how to follow instructions.
    Don't mind HFN or HEA. One of my favorite books from Andrew Grey is One Good Deed.

    Sorry I think I missed a couple of questions! ❤

  2. Every once in a while I can go for a sad or bittersweet ending. Generally though, I prefer a HEA of HFN ending.

  3. I really need a HEA or at least a HFN. Without it, I just don't enjoy the book.

  4. I prefer a HEA but HFN will do but I don't think its a romance without either a HEA or HFN.

  5. If a HEA or HFN isn't organic to the story, then I'm good with that.

  6. Congrats, Sue, and thanks for the nice review, Heather. A HEA or HFN are nice, but I appreciate the realism if it's not, especially if it's not consistent with the tone of the book and it's forced. - Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  7. I usually I like to have at least a HFN, if not a HEA. Every once in a while I can do a bittersweet ending.

  8. Definitely. That is the definition for romance for me.

  9. I have many favorite books by her, I love the Balls to the Wall series.
    My new fav is Taming the Beast.
    I don't listen to audiobooks.
    Yes, they need or I won't read them. I don't like sad endings.