Former firefighter Mason Cooper knows how it feels to be burned, both by life and by flame.

Still, nothing could have prepared him for life’s ultimate task—single fatherhood. As the sole provider for his little girl, there’s simply no room in his carefully constructed life for distractions.

When a stray dog lands him in the office of the new local vet, Mason comes face to face with a major complication. Because the new vet in town is none other than his childhood friend, Madeline Woods, the same girl who up and left him without a trace.

Gorgeous, smart, and thoughtful—the more time Mason spends with Maddy, the more he finds himself questioning whether she’s the thing he and his daughter have been missing all along.

But being with Maddy is like playing with fire, and while a little heat might be nice, can he trust her not to burn them both?



Aha 2 of my favorite tropes 1st Responders and single parents. It makes my heart all a flutter with the sweet and steamy that can happen. 

While this was 80% more sweet and only 5% steamy with some awe thrown in there it was a great read. There were more ups and downs than a typical second chance romance but I love the dynamic that ran not only between Mason, Maddy and Hannah. But also the secondary characters, Cami, and Reese (who by the way I wanna see get their own story, and not just for in the Cooper family check in further down the road).

They were the same when the crazy seemed to over run their friendly counterparts brains. I also loved the true blue sass that came from Hannah little brain and mouth. As a mom of a 4 and 6 year old…. I am also to familiar with the sass…. The only thing missing was the squeal… Little girls squeal when they are happy, sad, mad, tired … You name it to happens. 

I love this book because it’s about growing and change and embracing that change. It’s about so much more than who you were 10+ years ago it about what those paths taken have brought you in growth and accepting that.

I do highly recommend!!
-Ashton 💜📚

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