After The Fire

After The Fire

by Kathryn Shay

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Kathryn Shay spent five years riding fire trucks with a large city fire department, eating in their firehouses and interviewing hundreds of America's Bravest. Read the firefighter romance novels that resulted from her intense relationship with firefighters!

"Inspiring and emotionally invigorating...a true hero's tale." RT Book Reviews

Three firefighters from the Malvaso family are trapped in a burning building and almost lose their lives. After they are rescued, they decide to change the way they've been living. Mitch, the eldest, wants to make some decisions about his dysfunctional marriage and spend more time with his troubled teenagers. Jenn decides to have a baby--with her best friend, Grady. And Zach, the bad boy of the group, vows to make up for his past sins and become a better man. Read the whole family saga romance in these exciting stories.

Praise for AFTER THE FIRE:

"This powerful, emotionally realistic book is the first of Shay's new series about the men and women who put their lives on the line every day and how that dedication and commitment affect all those around them. Poignant and compelling, this novel reinforces Shay's well-earned reputation as a first-rate storyteller." Shelley Mosley, American Library Association.

"A superb contemporary romance that grabs you in the prologue and won't let go until you've read the final page. Bravo, Ms. Shay!" The Romance Readers Connection

Also available: Don't miss the rest of the firefighter romance series ON THE LINE, NOTHING MORE TO LOSE, AMERICA'S BRAVEST, IT HAD TO BE YOU, CHASING THE FIRE, THE FIRE INSIDE

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781452488011
Publisher: Kathryn Shay
Publication date: 01/24/2011
Series: Hidden Cove Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,472
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

A NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author, Kathryn Shay has been a lifelong writer and teacher. She has written dozens of self-published original romance titles, print books with the Berkley Publishing Group and Harlequin Enterprises and mainstream women’s fiction with Bold Strokes Books. She has won five RT Book Reviews awards, four Golden Quills, four Holt Medallions, the Bookseller’s Best Award, Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year and several “Starred Reviews.” Her novels have been serialized in COSMOPOLITAN magazine and featured in USA TODAY, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL and PEOPLE magazine. There are over five million copies of her books in print, along with hundreds of thousands downloaded online. Reviewers have call her work “emotional and heart-wrenching.”

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After The FIre 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 65 reviews.
Nacole More than 1 year ago
Excellent story telling, excellent character detail, what can I say? A great book and even though it's part of a series it could be a stand alone book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Near New York City, the Hidden Cove Fire Department responds to the dangerous Sinco fire. Three Malvaso firefighting siblings become trapped inside, but ultimately are rescued. Jenny insists that she, Mitch and Zach pledge to change their messed up personal lives as each one realizes how close to death they came.

Six months later, the three remain on the job, but carry mental scars from the Sinco fire. The vow has not been met.

Jenn tells her platonic duplex house partner Grady O¿Connor that she wants his baby through artificial insemination. She refuses to marry as she failed at that once. Grady also has relationship problems that haunt him.

Zach wants to remarry his ex wife Angela, who he treated very badly. He feels jealous when she goes on a date with an assistant principal. However, he is spending quality time with his two preadolescent sons.

Mitch remains in an ugly marriage for the sake of his two teenage children. Newly arrived Detective Megan Hale suggests to Mitch that they need to start a camp to help the children of deceased emergency workers. He loves the idea, but worries about his attraction to Megan.

Though the multiple subplots can be overwhelming at times, readers will appreciate the powerfully written terse emergency situations. The Malvasi clan and the other key characters, except Mitch¿s out of control wife, seem genuine in and out of emergency scenarios. Kathryn Shay pays homage to rescue workers with this exhilarating tale that demands a sequel starring Zach and a firewoman who saved his life.

Harriet Klausner

Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely enjoyed thisbook. Cannot wait to read the next book in the series
SnrLdy72 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book loved it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and brave characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anoither fantastic read by Kathryn Shay..highly recommend!
Hopeless_Romsntic27 More than 1 year ago
I have always loved & respected firefighters. This book really gives an inside view of a firefighters life. The author has created a wonderful town filled with great characters. I read the book in one day and went on to read the complete trilogy in a total of four days!
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Anonymous 19 days ago
...too much profanity. I wanted to find out how the lead characters' lives were changed by a traumatic event. However, the profanity and crude conversation and thoughts were a turn-off for me. By the beginning of chapter 3 I was done
Anonymous 21 days ago
a really good read
Anonymous 28 days ago
I have read several books by MS Shay and love the authenticity of her stories. l have the utmost respect for ALL first responders, law enforcement and military personnel. My family and l go out of our way to shake their hands and thank each person for their service. We even bake and deliver treats to our local fire stations. Thank you for many hours of enjoyment and please keep the stories coming.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the sixth book I've read by this author amd I love her plots and characters but she drives me crazy with the over use of "buddy". I also don't understand why a correction wasn't made during the editing process when just I was used when it should have been I've or I'd. These errors are consistant through out all of Ms. Shay's books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book but the relationships were very difficult. Love seemed flickle in this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story, I could feel the fear & the heat from the fires. Great research & believable. 289 pages & hard to put down. Kept me glued to my chair. GJRA
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful love stories. All end well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love her books .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and seeing into the life of fire fighters. Ready to read the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it and would have given it 5stars if it hadn't had so many f-bombs in it. Just wasn't necessary. Maybe 1 or 2 characters would talk like that, but not everybody. It was excessive!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love her books but this is my least favorite....I do not like how it jumps between 3 story lines....I prefer her fire fighter novellas where she focuses on one love story at a time....
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Excellent charachter development. Storyline kept moving and kept me interested. Will definitely be looking for more from Kathryn Shay.