Firestarter – a romantic comedy with a hot fireman and a few flames.
Alice has a fantasy. It starts with being rescued by a hunky fireman, involves the kiss of life and ends in him not needing his uniform. At the New Forest Show, Alice is offered an innocent version of her dream. Reluctantly she turns down fireman Hamish’s invitation.
Despite Alice’s blameless behaviour, boyfriend Tony’s obsessive jealousy kicks in. Hamish wants to take Tony’s place, but a hoaxer ensures Alice already sees far too much of Hampshire Fire Service. The threat of an explosive sprout surprise, her mum’s baking, sister Kate’s mind boggling pep talks and the peculiar behaviour of Alice’s boss Miles provide distractions.
Is Alice really in danger? What is Kate up to? Can Hamish possibly be as perfect as he seems? It takes Alice masses of wonderful food, disgusting wine, smelly mud, red footed crows and steamy Welsh passion, but she finds the answers. And rethinks her fantasy.
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Really enjoyed this book. Sorry it had to end. Loved the plot, characters and the touches of humour along the way.
An excellently constructed story. Characterisation is, likewise, well-defined.
An escapist read.
I particularly enjoyed the references to nature as the wallpaper to the story. I learnt a fair bit while I was reading about the bird watching group without it eclipsing the story – just gently woven in.
This is a well written, escapist read by Patsy Collins with great characters.
You can’t help have an instant empathy with Patsy’s characters. They’re believable, with a quest, which grips the reader’s imagination. Wasn’t too sure who the bad guy was, until the end, on this one!
It is escapism pure and simple. A bit like a guilty pleasure, I really enjoyed it.
A fantasy, simmering relationship that sparks and ignites into red hot passion.