How to Tame a Wild Fireman
Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Date of Publication: September 24, 2013
Number of pages: 389
The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel have a rebel among them, and there's only one woman who can put his flames out.
Firefighter Patrick "Psycho" Callahan earns his nickname every day. Fast, fit, and a furious worker, he thrives on the danger which helps him forget a near-tragedy that changed his life forever. But when his off-duty carousing gets out of hand, Patrick is sent back to Loveless, Nevada, where the wildfire threatening his hometown has nothing on sizzling Dr. Lara Nelson.
Lara would rather be thought of as the physician who returned to Loveless than as the misfit brought up at a hippie New Age commune. But right now she's focused on her job at hand, patching up injured firemen...until the past hits her in the hard-muscled, blue-eyed form of Patrick Callahan. Now, the embers of their decade-old attraction have ignited into a full-on inferno, as the bad-boy firefighter and the good doctor take a walk on the wild side they'll never forget.
Books just like this one are the main reason I signed up for The Official 2015 TBR Pile Challenge. I read and reviewed the first 3 books and the novella that started the series and then got sidetracked and this series has been one that has been neglected on my TBR pile.
I honestly don't remember Patrick "Psycho" from previous books, but he shines exceedingly well in this book. When he gets drunk, while off duty, and decides that the firehouse really, truly needs a hot tub/pool in the backyard and "borrows" the equipment to start digging it, Captain Brody sends Patrick back to his hometown of Loveless, Nevada to help with a wildfire that is threatening the area. There he finds that Lara, a childhood friend helping out, treating burns and blisters.
This book actually started 10 years in the past, with Patrick, his younger brother Liam and Liam's best friend Lara going to get their first tattoos in their hometown of Loveless. Tragedy strikes and lives are forever changed. A family is broken apart, Patrick leaves Princeton behind to become a firefighter, while Lara heads off to medical school to become a family practitioner.
There was some great moments in this book, funny as well as poignant ones. Patrick and Lara had some really great dialogue back and forth and their chemistry wasn't just in the bedroom. I looked back at my previous reviews and had noted the theme of forgiveness running through the series. That theme is very strong in this book as well. Patrick and Lara both have to learn to forgive themselves for events in the past, especially if they want to have a future together. I remember why I liked this series and gave this book 4 stars.