Friday 7 March 2014

Blog Tour and **GIVEAWAY** ~~ Four Weddings and a Fireman (The Bachelor Firemen #5) by Jennifer Bernard



It takes a certain kind of man to stand out among the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel.

Firefighter Derek "Vader" Brown is one of a kindsix feet of solid muscle with the heart of a born hero. It's that protective streak that has him pursuing a promotion to Captain to pay for his mother's home care. And it's why he intends to figure out why his sometime girlfriend Cherie Harper runs hot as hellfire one minute and pushes him away the next.

Cherie's got it bad. Vader sweeps her off her feetliterallyand their chemistry is combustible. There's just the little problem of a nightmare from her past she was desperate to escape. And then her sister Trixie arrives, causing havoc for Cherie and the male population of San Gabriel. Cherie doesn't want her past to complicate Vader's life or his career. But there's nothing like a firefighter to break through all your defenses, one smoldering kiss at a time . . .

ARC received for an honest review

Have I told you before that I love firemen?  No?  Well... I love firemen!

This is the 5th book in Bachelor Firemen series, but it is the first that I have read.  This did not take away from my enjoyment of this series, as it looks like each book can be read as a standalone, though all the firemen's stories intertwine a bit, but I did not feel that I was missing a lot.

Cherie and Vader have had an on and off relationship for a while.  They run hot and heavy, then she runs cold.  Gah I wanted to shake some sense into her too many times to count!

Vader is the station clown, always one up for a laugh or to play a practical joke.  But he hides a lot behind that clown facade.
Cherie is running from her past.  Her past is making her push Vader away.

Vader's had enough.  No more.  Time to move on.  But when Cherie's past comes back to haunt her, will he walk away or will he be dragged back into her web?

I gotta admit I loved Vader.  My heart broke for him over and over as he tried to get Cherie to love him as much as he loves her.

I struggled with Cherie's behaviour towards Vader, I really did.  I can kind of understand why she acts the way she does, but it does not make it any less frustrating for the reader.  A lot of the time I was thinking "Really Cherie, that's what you're going to do now?"  and "Run away as fast as you can Vader!!", but I was also a cheerleader for their relationship.  I want them to sort things out.

Do they sort things out, or does the San Gabriel Bachelor Firefighter curse strike again?

For that you are going to have to read for yourself.

I adored MOST of the secondary characters.  Love the other firemen.  They made me laugh, they made me cringe. But they are family and were fantastic.

 But Cherie's sister 'Trixie' ~~ grrrr OMG how annoying can a person get!  But in the end she got a lot better.

Four Weddings and Fireman was a cute, quirky, comical read, with a darker side that at times made me shake my head, rounded out Vader and Cherie's story well.

Ms Bernard has created a family of great characters who you cannot help but get invested in their lives.  The story flowed well (even when it made me want to scream!!) and  enjoyed her writing style.

Now I need to go back and read about all the other bachelor firemen!

Oh, and just for fun....


Jennifer Bernard is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to . . . well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where shenow lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She's no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novels under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

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