Ms. Shalvis has penned a very fine story indeed. This is a story about having what you think you want...but realizing you're not even close to the mark. It's also a story about forgiving and the sweet reward that can be found after.
Calli Hayes runs a dude ranch in Arizona. She has been working hard to make it a sucess with the dream and hope of eventually buying it from its rather absent land owner. This dream is shot down though once absent landowner shows up. Firefighter Jake Rawlins is there to recuperate after a nasty accident he sustained while fighting a fire. Callie can't forget the first time they met and the explosive attraction that surrounded them. She wants to stay immune to him but she can't fight the feelings he brings out.
Jake Rawlins is an injured fireman with no where to go, no one to care, and little options. He finally decides to go to "Blue Flame" in order to heal from his wounds. Immediatly things start to go wrong. He has to fight an attraction to the sassy Callie, face the insecurity that he many never fight fire again due to his injury, and try to fit in where he doesn't belong. On top of that...someone is out to destroy the Blue Flame. Little things soon become overwhelming big things that could undermine the success of the dude ranch and no one is above suspicion. Who is trying to harm Callie and the ranch...and why?
Jake and Callie were fun characters. There relationship is not a smooth one but fun to read as a result. Ms. Shalvis has created a wonderful world filled with many interesting characters. The secondary storyline between Amy and Jake's brother Tucker is sweet and entertaining. This is one author that I plan on reading again in the future.