Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Review of Hidden Fire by Jo Davis

Hidden Fire
Jo Davis
Penguin Group
287 pages
If you like Hot romance, with buff beyond belief guys then come and visit Jo Davis’ Station Five firehouse series.

Julian Salvatore has harbored a dark dirty secret from his childhood and has used the fast paced ladies man image to guard it. But his secret is about to come out in the form of his nightmare come to life. Grace MeKenna is very aware of all the firefighters being that her sister Kat is married to one of them and she’s not immune to the charms of Julian and even gave into one hot kiss once upon a time, but she’s got more on her mind than forever with any man, she’s got a life plan and Julian’s not in it unless it’s on her terms. What they both don’t know is that they’re about to be hit by the freight train called fate and if they survive the danger that abounds they just might have a chance at that all elusive Happy Ever After.
Don’t be taken aback, but this is not your grandmother’s romance and is not fit for the eyes of young romance readers. Jo’s gritty, edgy and sometimes downright profane language is not for everyone. But if you’re brave enough to take the plunge you will find a great story with remarkable, memorable characters that are in one aspect larger than life, but in another very down to earth and all very very human. As Jo intimates us with her characters we will be happy to discover that she knows them very well as they all have a very important place in the tale. Her hero Julian and heroine Grace are very unlikely lovers, until you get to know them and remove the layers they’ve hidden themselves under. Her supporting characters some of whom we’ve met before in the firehouse we get to reacquaint ourselves with. And her villain(s) is the nastiest thing you’ve ever met. Her love story is full of hazards and just when we think they’ll make it, boom, another rocket crashes. Her love scenes are very sexual, very visual and very visceral, she uses terms that may offend some and yet there is a certain innocence in the encounters.
So put on the aloe because if the fire doesn’t burn you, the firefighters will and get up close and personal with the men and women of Station Five where Happily Ever After comes with a definite blaze.


  1. Deb - I've read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it; and I must admit that Julian sparked my interest and I was waiting for his book - now I'm looking forward to reading it.

  2. I read the first couple and now like the series.