Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Under Fire by Jo Davis

Jo Davis website
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
Pub. Date: May 2009
ISBN-13: 9780451226792
Sales Rank: 10,672

Back book blurb

Zack fights fires and saves lives, yet his own thirst for life has run dry - until he comes to the rescue of hardheaded, sharp-tongued exotic dancer Corrine Shannon, who sparks a carnal appetite that has the normally shy hero burning out of control.

But just as they are consumed by the flames of passion, they find themselves under fire from two relentless enemies with fifty million reasons to succeed. The dangerous men will stop at nothing to get what the want, even if it means putting a permanent end to Zack and Cori's love - or their lives. Can Zack and Cori withstand the heat, or will their newfound romance be extinguished as fast as it began?

End Back Blurb

This is the 2nd book to Jo Davis's Firefighters of Station Five series. I have already read the 1st book Trial by Fire and enjoy it. So I was excited when Under Fire came out and grab it as soon as I saw it on the shelf. I'm happy to say I enjoy it!

Firefighter Zack lost his house and his saving, when his father gambling problem cost them to repay the debt that he owned to the casino mogul in Atlantic City. To convince Zack that he need to pay the rest of the debt, a man threaten his dad life who had a stroke and is now in nursing home.

When the team of Station Five got a call that a SUV was hanging off the the Sugarland Bridge after a driver had swerved out of control and went through a guardrail storm, they hit the road to response to it. Zack soon realized that it was Cori's car and he went in to safe her. Only thing was, he almost got himself killed and he had no idea his life is about to change...maybe all for the better...

Cori was also threaten when a stalker seem to be following her everywhere she goes. It become serious when Zack got shot and now they're keeping their eyes open because they knew the stalker isn't going to stop at nothing until they get what they want. And Zack is making sure he is there everyday with her to protect her until the stalker is found.

The romance between virgin Zack and Cori, spark and sizzle the pages! They are so sweet, caring and sexy when they are together. It was intense and sensual encounters that lead to intriguing sexual scenes you can imagine. There wasn't anything I didn't like about Cori or Zack. And you would love them as much as I did! I find Zack to be a great example of hero because he risk his life for heroine life. He protected her with his life too. And he have gotten himself hurt too many times that I'm a even amaze as how strong of person he is to still be alive. I mean from drowning, shot wound, knock on the head, gas poison, beaten and stabbed (and this happen all in different occasion!)...he still recover from all that happen to him. We see him in his weakest point but we also see him in his strong strength too.

The first three chapters was a very intense and emotional! IMO, I thought Jo Davis wrote that scenes so clearly and real that I was holding my breath as I felt the emotions going through me and through each characters as I "watch" the scenes play out. My heart started to beat when Zack let go and accepted his fate, all the while thinking that maybe finally life is over and that bring him relief. And than the people surrounding him fear for the worth as they tried to get him back. I was in tears and terrified for him. I thought for THAT whole scenes, it make the book worth reading.

Than the mystery was interesting, as the villain was finally reveal. The book had action and as well as excitement too.

You will see Howard, who HEA was in Trial by Fire. And of course you will see the rest of the other team again too. It was nice to see them and knowing that they're still together and always there for each other, like family should be.

Under Fire is a sizzling romance suspense with heart beating emotions, that keep you glue to the pages. Very entertained story. Wonderful and delightful characters to love and cheer for.

Grab your copy, you won't be sorry!

Grade: 4 stars

The next FIREFIGHTERS OF STATION FIVE Series upcoming book will be Hidden Fire releasing on December, I can't wait to read it!


Melody said...

The cover sure looks hot, LOL!

I love reading stories about firefighters so I'll keep a look out for this. Thanks, Julia! :)

Alice Teh said...

Hi Julia, the cover sizzles!

I've just finished reading a story also about a firefighter trying to save his marriage in Fireproof.

Julia said...

Hi Alice and Melody - I do hope you guys like this firefighter book by Jo Davis. I enjoy the first two so far...

But I personally think you guys should also tried Kathryn Shay's firefighter books. These series are more emotional involved and very intense. Maybe close to the "Fire Proof" you read, Alice :)