Title: The Fireman in Unit C
Series: A Mockingbird Place Novel
Author: Kris Cook
Genre: M/M Romance Standalone
Published: February 15, 2016
A serial arsonist sets fire to the unit next to Jackson’s apartment—the unit the sexy fireman Eli lives in.
Things really heat up when Jackson offers Eli a place to stay until Unit C is livable again. Jackson, being OCD, requires everything in his life to be neat and orderly, but Eli’s life is chaotic and messy, especially because of the man’s ex, who keeps pushing his way back into the fireman’s life. Living with Eli turns out to be much more than he bargained for. As much as he would love to just throw caution to the wind, Jackson believes it is best to keep things between him an Eli on the friend level. Nothing more. But an unexpected kiss rocks his world and he must figure out the real reason he’s terrified of the feelings Eli is bringing out in him.
Will Jackson see that a future with Eli can help him let go of the guilt from his troubled past?
Review by: Jennifer
( 4 Stars)
OK your really quick PSA: This is part of a series, I do suggest that you read the previous books, as there are returning characters and all that jazz.
That being said, on to Eli and Jackson...
So this story starts with one of my personal nightmares, my house being on fire. Eli is the fireman in our story and he is a victim of arson. Jackson steps in being the good neighbor and invites Eli to stay with him. Eli comes with the baggage of Scott, an ex that doesn't want to let go.
Jackson has his own personal demons, and dealing with Eli's ex is not on his top priority list.
Can the two get over the issues they both have? Will they give love a chance or just walk away?
This was a good story, I did rather enjoy it but not as much as the previous stories. I give this 4 stars.
Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris's total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was "My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn't it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five." A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer's favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris' influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black. Last year, Kris married the love of his life Stephen.