Things You Save in a Fire

Things You Save in a Fire

Things You Save in a Fire

by Katherine Center
Published by St. Martin's Press on August 13, 2019
Pages: 320
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
ISBN: 1250047323
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How to Walk Away comes a stunning new novel about family, hope, and learning to love against all odds.
Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she's seen her fair share of them, and she's excellent at dealing with other people's tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to uproot her life and move to Boston, it's an emergency of a kind Cassie never anticipated.
The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie's old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren't exactly thrilled to have a "lady" on the crew, even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the handsome rookie, who doesn't seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can't think about that. Because she doesn't fall in love. And because of the advice her old captain gave her: don't date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping...but will she jeopardize her place in a career where she's worked so hard to be taken seriously?
Katherine Center's Things You Save in a Fire is a heartfelt, affecting novel about life, love, and the true meaning of courage.

I’m not a huge fan of contemporary romance… but this book was so good!

I started reading this book for the BOTM summer reading challenge and quickly found myself glued to every page. It’s a perfect combination of contemporary romance, a little bit of mystery, humor and drama. I’ll definitely read more of her books in the future! ⁣

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This book was used for prompt #2: A book in your least favorite genre, in the BOTM Book Club Summer 2019 Challenge.

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