I’m usually one to shy away from ‘chick lit’ books (specifically romance-themed ones), but I was actually really fond of this one. The story centers around Cassie, a firefighter who has to unexpectedly change firehouses (to one with a lot more misogyny). Because she was abandoned by her mother and experienced a painful event during high school, Cassie has sworn off love and refuses to trust anyone. Of course, she ends up finding herself in situations where she has to learn to forgive and love once more. This predictability (I did guess most of the major plot twists) is the only reason I couldn’t give this book a full five stars. However, it was still immensely readable with enough action to keep the story flowing nicely. Even though it’s definitely on the schmaltzy side, I did enjoy this heartwarming read.
*Free ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review*