Type: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Penguin InterMix
My Copy: Sent
Cameron O’Leary, a 4th generation firefighter turned arson investigator, thinks he’s the luckiest man in the world—after a year of sickness in the family, everyone’s finally on the mend, and his life can go back to its even keel. But even though Cameron has moved to Boston to be there for his family, some sort of live-in nurse is still necessary, given the demands of his job.
Erin Crosby is financing her master’s thesis in social work by acting as a home health care nurse. Working for Cameron seems like the perfect gig—low key, plenty of time to work on her thesis, and the patient is lovely. She might never have lived with a man before—she’s never found anyone she cared about that much, had barely even considered it—but Cameron is easy to live with, and an easy friendship blooms between them. But it gets harder and harder for Cameron to keep his hands off of his charming employee—and for Erin to remember that she hasn’t really moved into Cameron’s life.
This is a very entertaining short story that starts a new series. I have read several of Ms. Kaye’s books and I have enjoyed each one, she writes about New England heroes and heroines with strong family ties.
Cameron O’Leary is from a long line of fire fighters; his family is close and has been helping him raise his four year old daughter since she was born. But when he learned Janie had a brain tumor, he found a safer job as an arson investigator and moved a few miles away. Janie is now clear of any medical problems associated with the tumor but is still gaining strength before she heads back to school.
Erin Crosby is a RN currently writing her master thesis, her good friend Kendall has a perfect job for her and places her as a live in nurse with Cameron and Janie. Erin quickly settles in and becomes great friends with Janie and a little more than friends with Cameron.
Heat of the Moment is a novella starting off a series that looks very promising with strong heroes and heroines.
I like Erin, she is cute and funny with just the right amount of spunk, she just needs something temporary that will also let her finish her master’s thesis. When Kendall suggests being a nurse to a young girl who has been sick, she jumps at the chance, but is a little overwhelmed when she meets her sexy employer. The attraction is immediate for both of them and although they try to avoid the inevitable, they soon find that they can’t keep their hands off each other.
Cameron definitely fits the stereotype for sexy firefighter and Erin has the heart palpitations to prove it when they first meet. He had to grow up fast and has suffered through some tough years recently as he willing took over the care of his infant daughter when she was born. Erin and Cameron have chemistry to burn, they dance around each other for a few days but then give in, there are some bumps along the way with miscommunication and what they each had planned for their future, but as with most shorter stories, the conflicts are settled quickly.
There are several secondary characters that help move the story along, Cameron’s family is entertaining and I could see where they could be overwhelming but well meaning. I adored Janie; she is cute and very fun as she is ready to rejoin life again. I also like Erin’s friend Kendall who will be featured in the next book. The pace is fast but works well and the romance does not seem too quick as it blends well with the growing relationships between family and friends. All in all a great start to a series.
I give Heat of the Moment by Robin Kaye 4 stars!