Fire at Twilight by Lila Ashe
Fire at Twilight: The Firefighters of Darling Bay 1
Grace is a fixer. She's good at it, too. In her acupuncture practice, she fixes the community of Darling Bay, and in her personal life, she's rescued her sister too many times to count. Her love life, though . . . Grace doesn't think she needs help, especially not from a man whose very nickname is unhealthy.
Tox Ellis is the hazmat expert at the Darling Bay Fire Department, and he knows about harmful substances. He knows what gases to keep apart to prevent explosions. Why, then, can't he seem to stay away from Grace, the woman who seems to think he needs fixing?
Is Darling Bay ready for the chemical reaction Grace and Tox generate whenever they're in the same place at the same time? And who will be standing by to put out the flames?
Fire at Twilight is the first in the Darling Bay Firefighters books, but the second one I have read. While I did really enjoy it, it was not as good as the second book. This one felt way too rushed, like it should have been a longer book, Everything just came together suddenly and so quickly....
I didn't mind Tox and Grace both falling for the other right away. That was fine with me and seem realistic. I am not one who is against the idea of love at first sight, as long as it is written so it is believable. Grace tries to control everything and fix everything and make everything perfect so nothing bad can happen. Of course that is not going to work, people do what they want and things happen even if you try to control everything. I mean you could eat healthy always and exercise all the time and such and then die one day in a car accident or something. You just cannot control all variables.
Tox is not looking for a relationship. He is the opposite of Grace. He eats what he wants, drives a motorcycle, doesn't exercise a lot, etc. He lives life how he wants and doesn't really care. He is a firefighter, but is nicknamed the angel of death. Bad things seem to happen to everyone around him, so he stays away and doesn't get serious with anyone. He meets Grace and all of that just goes out the window. That is until something happens that makes him think he is not worthy of Grace.
Grace tries to fix him, he doesn't like it, but then suddenly she sees the error of her ways and they make up. Happy ending all around, but it was a little too quick. If it could have been drawn out a little more, been a little more detailed or something, it would have been great. A fun, good read, but not as amazing as it could have been.