Paperback , pages. Hidden Cove Firefighters 1. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about After the Fire , please sign up. Lists with This Book. There is a lot going on in this book So many story lines to follow and it got bit confusing.
Some of the drama, and there was a lot of it, was a over the top. So much so that I felt like I was reading a soap opera. Yet I couldn't stop reading The friends to lovers relationship between Grady and Jenn is the one that was the most enjoyable, and pretty much resolved itself by the end of the book. So what am I going to do now you ask?! I'm goin There is a lot going on in this book I'm going to read the next book. Although my eyes rolled around in my head and I verbally berated the characters, proclaiming many times "Really??
Okay it wasn't that bad and it was a freebie I just convinced myself to buy the next book! Hidden Cove here I come View all 8 comments. This was a good book. It would have been even better if I hadn't felt like a fly on someone's wall. The book didn't need the language, specifically the "f" word or the sex to make it a good book. I thought the author could have spent more time fleshing the story out with the fires. They are suspicious fires, but hardly anything is resolved by the ending. Jan 11, Loraine rated it did not like it Shelves: I gave it a one as the storyline had promise.
Unfortunately, I could not read any further after numerous obscene words, the use of Jesus' name in vain, and the sexual innuendos.
I would not recommend this book to anyone looking for a clean read. Sep 20, Tamara rated it it was amazing. After the Fire was an amazing book! I downloaded it as a free e- book from Amazon. My daughter read it first and insisted we needed the other 2 books in the series! This is not your typical romance novel. First, it centers on a whole family, the Malvaso Family, three of whom are firefighters, Mitch, Jenny and Zach. Second, one plot line centers on Mitch and his marriage, and the women he meets and falls in love with.
I generally don't like these kinds of plot lines. I believe in the sanctity of After the Fire was an amazing book! I believe in the sanctity of marriage, but in this case I really felt it was the only option for Mitch, and big for me he never cheats on his wife, he ends things before he begins them with Meagan. So, onto the story. All three Malvaso firefighters are caught in the collapse of the Sinco building, All are injured, but many of their fellow officers are killed. This fire causes them to re-think their lives and decide they need to make some changes, really LIVE their lives and look for their own happiness.
Mitch deciedes he needs to end his loveless marriage and reconnect with his children. His wife, Cynthia is unstable, a horrible mother, self-centered and grasping. His children are out of control. Sneaking out at night,engaging in dangerous behaviors, and rebelling against their mother. Into Mitch's life walks detective Meagan Hale. A transplant from the big city, who just lost her father on the job, and was widowed also on the job She is not perfect, in a lot of ways she is as flawed and broken as Mitch is, but, together they can both become whole.
Jenny Malvosa is twice divorced. She feels she will never have a lasting romantic relationship, but she wants a child.
She wants her longtime friend Grady to be the "donor", But Grady, feeling the same way wants to make a baby the traditional way and be that babies father too. But, Grandy has a horrible tragedy in his past, the death of his 7 month pregnant wife, and he has a lot of trouble dealing with the changing relationship he and Jenny have. He can't loose her as a friend, she is all he has ever had, but can they have a sexual relationship and still be best friends?
He ruined hsi own life by cheating on his wife and ignoring his kids. He was self centered and stupid. He sees the mistakes he made in the past and wants to make amends. To reconnect with his family. But, is it too late? Than add in the 2 non- firefighter in the family, Paul and Connie, they have always felt separated from their siblings, and are angry and hurt. When Meagan approaches Mitch with the idea of starting a camp for children who have lost loved ones in the line of duty, both police and firefighters, the project brings the family and the whole town together with a common goal!
This book was an emotional roller coaster, and what a ride! Jan 20, Carrie rated it really liked it Shelves: Listening to audio for review on Audiogals. Two years later, while in a reading slump, I revisited the series knowing it would keep my interest. So when I was offered the chance to review the first book of the series on Listening to audio for review on Audiogals. So when I was offered the chance to review the first book of the series on audio, I snapped it up. But the "third time's a charm" didn't quite work out this time, and I'm left wondering if my lukewarm reaction to the book was due to the somewhat lackluster narration, the fact that the melodrama of the book was more evident in audio form, or because I know the story so well and didn't get that zing of suspense or surprise.
This trilogy centers around three firefighting siblings who have experienced a tragic fire and vowed to make important changes in their lives as a result. The oldest, Mitch, vows to do something about his failing marriage. Zach vows to stop womanizing and try to win back his ex-wife.
Jen decides after two failed marriages to give up on that and have a baby on her own. After the Fire starts all three stories, and a couple more, but focuses on Mitch and Jenn. Mitch is unhappy, but is staying in his marriage for his children's sake when he meets Megan, a police investigator. Meanwhile, Jenn approaches her best friend, Grady, and asks him to father her child. There are also sub-plots about a camp for the children of fallen firefighters and policemen, the investigation into the tragic fire, and shorter story arcs involving the daily work of the firefighters.
Read the rest of the review at: I like the fire fighting details, Shay puts heart in her less-than-perfect characters. May 15, Sara rated it it was ok Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
To view it, click here. The whole time i was reading this book I felt like I was reading something from the beginning of Kathryn Shay 's writing career. Which may be so since this is the only book I have read by her and I haven't looked into her work. Although, I do have to say that I was interested enough in her style that this probably won't be the last book by her that I will read.
The story itself moved a bit slow. It starts out with the fire and the siblings planning on changing their lives but nothing happened for The whole time i was reading this book I felt like I was reading something from the beginning of Kathryn Shay 's writing career. It starts out with the fire and the siblings planning on changing their lives but nothing happened for almost pages after that decision. I did, however, like the fact that the book wasn't centered on just one romance.
That can get boring sometimes, especially when nothing else is happening in the book. Something that I didn't like about the book was that there was a certain mystery behind the fires that wasn't talked about. Those fires were a major part of the book and had I not read the preview to the sequal I would have been very dissapointed. Kathryn Shay spends some time talking about the fires, the second specifically, but never hints at something being behind them. Another thing that could have been improved upon is the ending.
But he vows never to accept the love of beautiful Broadway star Lisel Loring. Romantic souls seem not to get enough of this beautiful and inspiring romance, and their hearts melt upon knowing that the relationship continues to unfold in the other two books of the series. Something that I didn't like about the book was that there was a certain mystery behind the fires that wasn't talked about. Firstly, Zachs' story didn't interest me. The oldest, Mitch, vows to do something about his failing marriage. Let us know - we're continually adding new authors and characters daily.
The book just kinda ends in the middle of nowhere with a lot of unresolved issues. The main one being what happens with Zach. The way the book ends with him still being so depressed you don't know whether he's gonna end up with his ex or that woman from the fire department or if he's gonna end up killing himself. Although she does talk about Zach in the next book she shouldn't talk about him that much if she's not going to resolve his story in the book.
That is one of the main reason I looked for the next book I don't like unresolved issues. Jul 14, Boundless Book Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves: I purchased it because it was on sale and it looked interesting, but other than that I had no idea what it was about. It centered around three siblings who work for the fire department; Mitch, Jenn and Zach. After almost dying in a disastrous fire, they decided to make drastic changes in their lives. Mitch, who has been living in a dead marriage, decides he needs to be happy again.
Jenn decides she wants to have a baby, and Zach decides to be a better man. Dec 16, Leah rated it it was amazing Shelves: The first book in the Firefighter Series and my favorite of the series. I borrow this from a friend not expecting to like it that much but wanting to read it. Within the first few sentences I was hooked. My friend gave me the book and I cannot tell you how many time I have read it. I can't seem to get enough of Mitch Malvaso, the sexy firefighting hero of the novel, and Megan Hale, the crime fighting heroine.
Their story is beautiful and inspiring, and I am glad that their relationship continues The first book in the Firefighter Series and my favorite of the series. Their story is beautiful and inspiring, and I am glad that their relationship continues to develop throughout the rest of the series. Thrifty Thursday review at The Book Nympho: The setting of a fire department was very well done.
The author did extensive research and it shows in the details. The back drop of the story is the work with the fires and rescues that happen. The actual scenes at the fire have some details but there is no resolution as to how or why the fires happened. There is also a joint charity project between the fire and police departments.
After the Fire is loosely based around a family of five adult children, the Malvaso family. Their father died as a firefighter when the oldest boy Mitch was sixteen. Three of the five children are now firefighters, two males and one female. They are somehow estranged from their siblings, another male lawyer and female housewife.
It took me a long time to get even somewhat invested in the characters. I need more dialog between characters than just hearing what they think or the details of what they are doing. The stereotypes were a bit over the top. As a romance, there were multiple couples. So there are both happy and sad endings, which is completely realistic. After the Fire takes place over a period of several months, not quite a year, so that is enough time for some of the relationships to build, grow or change.
For a freebie, After the Fire is an okay , fairly light read. With so many characters, there is not one relationship in focus. Instead there are many couples; some getting together, some falling apart. So, it is not a fluffy, romantic book but if you enjoy realistic fire-fighting, you might like it. This was a 'nice' book.
Kathryn became famous due to her strongly emotional writing style. Her fan readers say that they feel close to the characters in her books. She has won various awards. Kathryn retired in from her teaching career. Currently, she lives in New York with her family, her loving husband and her two children. There, she meets the firefighter Mitch Malvaso, and her heart starts ticking again, even though she is well aware of the risks of falling in love with a firefighter.
Readers claim they have been hooked from the very first lines of the book. Romantic souls seem not to get enough of this beautiful and inspiring romance, and their hearts melt upon knowing that the relationship continues to unfold in the other two books of the series. The audiobook seems to have a more powerful emotional impact on the reader, with the narration giving much more emphasis to the melodrama.
It is certainly not the typical romance book. It shows the harsh realities of the everyday life, and things that could destroy a happy marriage. No one is perfect, so there are no perfect relationships either. The characters are real, with flaws along with their strong points in their character; thus the readers can be connected more easily with their personalities. This intense novel promises to keep the readers awake, as their favorite characters go through various challenges with unexpected twists.
Shay is praised as having crafted another fabulous tale, mixing love and crime together. This book is also available in audio file. The pages of this book are the entrance to a fiery love story which is full of surprises. All of them follow the known writing style of Kathryn Shay. If you see one missing just send me an e-mail below.
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