Strengthened by Fire (By Fire #2) by Andrew Grey (4 Stars)

The second story in this series is told by Lee, and we get to see the relationship between him and Dirk progress. The focus of the story is on saving their fire station from closure. It served as a nice backdrop to the strengthening of their relationship. We also got to know Lee quite a bit better which was a real treat. These two guys really seem to connect well with each other, and this made for an enjoyable romance.

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Lee Staunton and Dirk Krause have been seeing each other for a couple of months when they get the bad news: the firehouse they work at will be closed unless they can come up with the money to complete some maintenance and repairs. The union wants to stand and fight. There’s just one problem: the only suggestion for how to raise the money is Lee’s. And Dirk hates it.

Unfortunately, everyone else thinks Lee’s “Chicken and Beefcake” dinner—which they’ll attend in just their hats, boots, and fire pants—is a great idea, and Lee goes ahead with the organizing. But interference from the borough council and low ticket sales threaten to rain on Lee’s parade. If Dirk can’t put aside his pride and stubborn nature for one night, it could cost both him and Lee their jobs—never mind their relationship.

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