The third book to the Sullivans series is the story about a couple of people who are afraid to take chances. While Gabe, a firefighter, dealt with the dangers of his job on a regular basis, Megan spends her life afraid to take any risks: safe job, safe boyfriends. Ever since her husband died while serving as an air force pilot, she’s taken painstaking means to protect her daughter and her heart from ever going through that fear and pain again.
Gabe on the other hand will never risk getting involved with someone whom he had rescued again. Burned by a former relationship with one, he couldn’t stomach being a hero in their eyes only to be disappointed to find out he really is not. And as much as they can’t deny how intense and immediate their attractions were, they have to weigh out the risk/reward of pursuing it. In the end though, would it be enough?
All right. So I didn’t really enjoy this as much as I should have. There’s something about the lack of chase that bothered me. And I’m a huge fan of this whole dynamic. I love reading about a man who’d been brought to his knees by the woman he’d been chasing. I think it was because they gave their fair share of chasing one another and that there wasn’t much challenge on both sides. I also wasn’t convince of each other’s qualms and reservations as to why they shouldn’t be together. I mean, I get their fears but I guess they weren’t very convincing as to how deep their respective fears were and as such, I couldn’t sympathize.
Regardless, though. I’m falling more and more in love with this series. Bella Andre’s writing truly grew leaps from the first book, culminating to the third. Romantic scenes, sex that is sensual and not borderline pornographic is still the major allure of the book. On top of that is the ever present familial love between siblings that will have you looking forward to their stories.