cover image Fully Ignited

Fully Ignited

Shannon Stacey. Carina, $6.99 mass market (188p) ISBN 978-0-373-00297-9

Stacey ably amps up the adrenaline with her third Boston Fire contemporary (after Heat Exchange and Controlled Burn), a red-hot mix of firefighters, family, and friends. Scotty Kincaid, widely known as the Romeo of Engine 59, is on a hiatus from dating when he falls for a beautiful woman. Trouble is, she's the new lieutenant at the firehouse, at least until his brother-in-law returns to duty after an on-the-job injury. Jamie Rutherford is used to having to prove herself in a male-dominated profession, and she doesn't want to date a coworker, let alone fall in love. Despite trying to resist their explosive chemistry, Scotty and Jamie secretly start dating, and their friends and family soon sense the truth. But after an incident that puts both their lives in danger, Jamie and Scotty face a break in their relationship%E2%80%94one they may not be able to recover from. Stacey creates appealing characters in Jamie and Scotty, and provides satisfying glimpses at the ongoing lives of the couples from earlier books. Her deft plotting in this installment and her hunky firefighters will make readers hot under the collar. This sexy, engaging tale will prime readers for the next offering. (Mar.)