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Firefighter Jasmine Mackinnon has always just been one of the guys. So no one’s more shocked than she is to find herself kissing fellow firefighter and all-around sinfully handsome playboy Aaron Parkes after a friend’s wedding. Jasmine knows she can’t risk an emotional connection with a colleague—a potentially dangerous entanglement when fighting fires together—and nothing’s more important to her than her job.
Aaron never noticed how beautiful Jasmine was until he saw her out of her firefighter duds, but there’s something about the fiery woman that tempts him. Though he knows pursuing a real relationship is out of the question for a serial dater like him, when their casual flirtation builds into something more serious, it’s not just their jobs or their safety on the line. It’s their hearts.
Entangled’s Bliss line has no overt sex in it – more of a “door closes, fade to black” kind of thing – but in this edition there is no sex at all which I found charming. It’s a modern story, about modern people, but the author didn’t feel the need to have them jumping into bed together. Don’t get me wrong, I love a steamy romance too, but sometimes it is refreshing to have a story without it. Instead the emphasis was on the two of them getting to know each other better, overcoming their assumptions about each other and themselves.
Both have their reasons for keeping their heart out of a relationship – hurts from their past have made them wary and hesitant to trust others – and I thoroughly enjoyed watching them overcome those fears. Like with historical romances, some of the best heroes are converted rakes and Aaron is no different. He’s led his life commitment free for a reason and his world gets a little rocked when he sees Jasmine in a new light. He’s not comfortable with the way he’s feeling but he reacts with grace and charm and wit and I loved him for it. Jasmine is a little hard on him but a good portion of it is a defense mechanism. His reputation as a serial dater makes him someone she doesn’t want to get involved with but after spending a lot of one on one time together he proves very hard to resist.
A delightfully sweet love story, Flirting with Danger will appeal to readers looking for more heart than heat. And as part of the “Firefighter’s of Adelaide” series, we can look forward to more delicious romances in the future.