Author Name: Draven St. James
Book Name: Driven by Fire
Series: Firehouse Six
Book Number: Four
Release Date: March 24, 2015
Taber Delane is lucky be alive, but his career as a firefighter ended the day a beam snapped resulting in a crushing spinal injury. Most of his friends are willing to give him space, everyone except paramedic, Deacon Hall.
Deacon hasn’t met a challenge he couldn’t tackle and he knows Taber needs someone in his corner who isn’t afraid to stand up to the big bad fireman. The longer he’s around Taber, the more the sexy vulnerability of the man comes through. Deacon finds he doesn’t just want to be Taber’s live in caregiver, he wants a chance at the passionate man beneath the stubborn shell.
A shell that is cracking, no matter what Taber tries to hold it together. Without knowing how, Deacon being in his home starts to open his eyes to the man Deacon hides from the rest of the world and Taber craves to know more. A lot more.
Now if only Deacon can get Taber to see that it isn’t so bad having him there to assist. Even if sometimes Taber is naked, dripping wet, and angry as hell.
Pages or Words: 43,556 words
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance
“You’re not giving me a sponge bath,” Taber snapped and glowered at Deacon as he wheeled himself into the locker bay. The sweat ran down his temples, his shirt soaked through with it. He took in his motionless legs and grimaced before shooting Deacon another irritated look.
Deacon sat with his feet on one of the peeling dark blue benches, his back reclined against a bank of gray lockers along the far wall in the physical therapy building. A book was balanced on his knees, and black-rimmed glasses perched on his nose. His shaggy auburn hair fell to curl around his ears in disarray.
Deacon peered at him with pale green eyes. “There go my dreams of rubbing you down and tweeting the pics.”
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
this is the first book in the series that i’ve read but i think now i’ll have to go back and read the others. this was a great read. the writing was good and the cast of characters are fantastic! (seriously, hot firemen, EMT’s and cops!! what’s better than that!)
taber has suffered an accident in a fire losing partial feeling in his legs. as expected, he’s going through a bit of ptsd not only because of losing his legs but because of losing his job which he is extremely passionate about. he has been a rescuer, a strong man saving other people and now he is having to rely on other folks to help him in ways he isn’t comfortable with and he is not handling it well at all. he’s in the closet and really hasn’t paid much attention to the men around him. he’s a bit arrogant and a lot impatient which is making his recovery harder.
deacon is a fun-loving, nerdy, class-clown type. he attempts to make every situation better by providing comic relief. he is sweet and caring and ready to lend a helping hand to his fallen friend. he is the perfect match for the arrogant taber, not allowing him to wallow in self-pity or get away with being an a$$.
their chemistry is instant when they are in front of each other and finally see each other.
definitely a series i recommend!!
About the author:
Draven St. James is a born and raised Oregonian. She has traveled extensively in search of mischief and mayhem to fill her books. Her ventures have been quite successful in inspiring a wealth of stories. Of course at the end of the day, coffee within reach, laptop at the ready is where she finds her peace.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://dravenstjames.wordpress.com
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7155623.Draven_St_James
Publisher: Loose ID
Cover Artist: Dar Albert
Tour Dates & Stops:
Parker Williams, Bayou Book Junkie, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, My Fiction Nook, BFD Book Blog, Amanda C. Stone, Divine Magazine, Molly Lolly, Inked Rainbow Reads, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Kimi-Chan, Carly’s Book Reviews, Kristy’s Brain Food, Decadent Delights, Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance, Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Bike Book Reviews, MM Good Book Reviews, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, LeAnn’s Book Reviews, The Fuzzy, Fluffy World of Chris T. Kat, Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, 3 Chicks After Dark, Rainbow Gold Reviews
Rafflecopter Prize: A book from Draven’s backlist