Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center

BLOG“Choosing to love—despite all the ways that people let you down, and disappear, and break your heart. Knowing everything we know about how hard life is and choosing to love, anyway.. That’s not weakness, that’s courage.”

Cassie truly found her calling in her life as a firefighter. She loves her job and her crew at a Texas firehouse, where she has found her place and proved her strength and skills. However, a request from her ill mother and an unfortunate circumstance turns her life upside down and in no time she is on her way to Boston. Her new firehouse is a far cry from the well-funded one she left behind, with hazing, poor facilities, and a resistance to a “lady” on board. Cassie will need to establish her place on the team and prove herself all over again, all the while the unthinkable is happening: falling for the handsome rookie.

Things You Save in a Fire was highly recommended to me and I am so glad I gave it a read.  It is absolutely a page-turning book and I enjoyed the story, the humour, and the characters. Some parts are rather cheesy but overall it is compelling and entertaining. A great option for a charming romance. I have to admit I am such a sucker for this kind of novel, and find myself searching for suggestions for similar reads. It actually reminds me quite a bit of Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes, which I really liked as well and would recommend if you are looking to add to your reading list. For now, I am placing holds on more books by Katherine Center. 🙂