Firefighter Kal Donovan has gotten his much coveted transfer to the Tactical Rescue Team, leaving his brothers at Station 16. It’s an adjustment but he’s loving it despite some issues with a couple of teammates. He has even more life changes when he attends his 10-year high school reunion and reconnects with his old girlfriend, Hannah Clark. Despite the years, their old feelings resurface and they begin dating. Hannah is not long divorced and has a 7-year old son, Oliver, so she’s a bit gun shy about being in another relationship.
I liked everything about this story! Kal is the last of the three brothers to find someone with whom to share his life and Hannah was the perfect choice. Her caution was realistic and mature given the disappointments of her marriage and ex-husband. Their romance ended up being special, including Kal’s heartwarming connection with Oliver. Kal’s work issues were also understandable and I like how they played out. Plus, there is significant time spent with characters from the earlier books, particularly Kal’s brothers Rafe and Jackson. It was if their stories were continued here, connecting very nicely with this one.
I’ve enjoyed this series and it ended in a good place with an epilogue that wrapped everything neatly and wonderfully. I loved how it promoted foster care and later adoption of older children and the opportunities to positively change their (and the adopting parents’) lives. So often we hear about the failures so it was uplifting to get a different point of view. The narrator delivered a strong performance, distinguishing characters well and handling the male voices adeptly. I’m glad I chose to listen to this series as it enhanced my reading experience.
- Release Date: March 2, 2021
- Series: Brotherhood by Fire #3
- Narrator: Lynn Barrington
- Audio Length: 7 hours, 48 minutes
- Publisher: Tantor Audio
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(Thanks to Tantor Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)