5, 4.5 and TWO 4 Stars for Driven by Fire (Firehouse Six #4) by Draven St. James #MM #Firefighter #Disability @Dravenstjames

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Title: Driven by Fire (Firehouse Six #4)
Author Name: Draven St. James
Publication Date & Length: March 24, 2015 – 146pgs

Synopsis

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.

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Review

FiveStars

My heart broke for Taber’s situation. It has to be even more difficult for Deacon, who so wants to help his friend.
Despite the situation being less than ideal, I loved how their relationship developed. Trust, while rocky at first, was something that each character chose to honor. I loved that they felt even though they wanted some things in their life to remain private, that in the end, they would have rather had a partner, someone in their life to share things with than to live a life with their secrets.
Plus, Taber’s dominant nature was very hot. I loved how Deacon saw Taber – I loved even more how floored Taber was when he realized that.
I hope there will be more stories for the firemen at that station.
Overall this was wonderful – with just a few places that will need to be edited for spelling and wrong word choices. Despite those issues, this book was awesome!
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FourandHalfStars
This was my first book in this series that I read and it was impressive that it truely was a standalone, which I’m sure we see some of the characters from the first four books, I didn’t feel like I was thrown into the middle of something.
I loved the way things evolved between Taber and Deacon. I did feel a bit like Deacon was given all these side traits and habits, like drawing and where he grew up that weren’t really necessary to the story, they didn’t really add all that much to his character I felt since they were only mentioned in passing a few times. His interaction with Taber told so much more about the man himself.
This book was very good at showing just how hard it can be for someone to go from walking one day to being confined to a chair the next, no matter the reason it happened.
Overall a great book and would love to read more from this author.
Renee

FourStars

This was a good book.  The author did a great job expressing how challenging it is to have a disability.  The hurt feelings when people treat you different and the embarrassment of not being able to do things for yourself.   It was written with great sensitivity.

Taber was used to being independent until he was hurt on the job and Deacon offered to help him at home.  I loved how their romance started.  Taber was a independent, hard working guy and I felt sorry for all the adjustments he had to make.  But Deacon, I thought was perfect for him, I liked that Deacon treated him like a normal guy and had him due things for himself.

It was book 4 of the series and even though I hadn’t read any of the other books, I could follow with the story quite well. I definitely enjoyed reading this book and would read more in this series.

Sherry

fourstars

A gorgeous injured fireman and a cheeky paramedic star in the latest Firehouse Six story.  Sexy fireman Taber needs personal care after a serious injury.  After scaring off his final caregiver, only Deacon, the clownish paramedic, is willing to take him on.  Living together makes both men vulnerable and soon forced intimacy becomes genuine lust.

This is a fabulous glitter-filled fantasy.  The Firehouse Six men are young, hot, self-sacrificing heroes.   They work together, play together, and these two even live together.  All of St. James’ men have dark secrets that end up making them that little bit more desirable.  I’m pretty certain that Taber’s stoic defiance of his paralysis makes him my favourite so far!

This story remains playful in the face of Taber’s serious injury.  The sex is hot and the relationship between the two men slowly develops substance as the commitment between them becomes more solid.

This is the perfect read for anyone who loves young men in uniform and romance that refuses to take itself too seriously.  Deck chair and margarita optional!

 ~Sarah

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Excerpt

“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.”

AuthorBio

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.

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