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?
Title: The Fireman in Unit C Series: A Mockingbird Place Novel Author: Kris Cook
Genre: M/M Romance Standalone Published: February 15, 2016
The Fireman in Unit C was the first I've read in the Mockingbird Place series, so each book can be read as a stand alone - but after reading Fireman - I will definitely be going back to read the others in the series.
Kris does a good job of bringing you into the inner circle of the friends that all live at Mockingbird place. You feel the sense of family, love and protection they all have for one another.
Eli's apartment goes up in flames - leaving a mystery as to who would want to harm the handsome fireman, who is a friend to all those who know him. His next door neighbor Jackson is there to lend a helping hand and lets Eli stay with him while the investigation is taken care of and he receives money from the insurance company to replace the items that are now gone. Jackson has always had a crush on Eli, but both men come with enough baggage to make anyone run for the hills. Jackson has a severe case of OCD and Eli has an ex-boyfriend who seems to manipulate him into still helping him out whenever he needs him.
But things aren't always as them seem.
I truly enjoyed the book and look forward to reading more from Kris!
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.