Enjoyable series which I read straight through. All three books focus on one couple, and I liked the way each book ended with its own HEA. The first story, “Redemption by Fire”, is told by Dirk. He is such a complete jerk in how he treats others, but at the same time, he never hesitates to risk his own life to save somebody. Dirk’s father is extremely homophobic which makes it harder for Dirk to admit he might be gay. Lee somehow manages to see the good side of Dirk. As Lee helps Dirk recover from an injury, the two spend some time together and begin a nice relationship. Lee is one of the nicest guys around, and I loved that he never took grief from Dirk.The time they spent in the fire station was also interesting.
Dirk Krause is an asshole of the first degree. His life is a hell of his own making, and he makes everyone around him just as miserable. When he’s injured on the job while fighting a fire, he’s nearly unbearable to the hospital staff, and of course no one from his unit cares enough to visit.
Lee Stockton is the new guy at the station, so he gets saddled with the job of bringing Dirk a sympathy bouquet from the guys at the firehouse. To Dirk’s surprise, Lee sees through him like a pane of glass and doesn’t take any of his crap. Lee’s determined to get Dirk to stop being a dick just to push everyone away. When their fighting turns to fucking, will the fireworks shine brightly on a possible relationship or leave them with nothing but ashes?