America's Bravest

America's Bravest

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!

"I'm a firefighter at heart so I loved the fact that the story outside of the romance was so researched and the author was very knowledgeable. The stories make the romance even better!!! I couldn't wait to read the next one I could find from Ms. Shay!"

The Rescue Squad in the Hidden Cove Fire Department deals with all kinds of emergencies: blazing fires, horrific car accidents and a myriad of medical calls. Like most firefighters, they also have complicated personal relationships due to the nature of their jobs. In AMERICA'S BRAVEST, each of the six novellas details both the love and work of one firefighter with overarching themes of arson, a blogger out to discredit them, and balancing their personal and professional lives.

In IN TOO DEEP, Captain Gabe Malvaso struggles with his attraction to Rachel Wellington, a firefighter on his squad. But when they're trapped in a basement, thinking they'll die, all bets are off.

HOT SHOT picks up with Paramedic Brody O'Malley, who's happy with single life until a class reunion where he meets Emma Walsh, the only woman he ever loved. But because he broke her heart, she refuses to rekindle old flames.

WORTH THE RISK follows Ryan O'Malley, Brody's twin cop brother, as he pursues prickly Lieutenant Felicia White, who's always disliked his "playboy" persona. But when they are forced to work together on an arson case, sparks fly.

EL BOMBERO is the story of Firefighter Tony Ramirez and his beloved wife Sophia, sweethearts since high school, who run into the biggest challenge of their lives: Sophia can no longer tolerate the danger her husband is in every day.

In RESCUE ME, twenty-four-year-old Sydney Sands saves the life of local businessman Max Delinsky only to fall head over heels in love with him. But trouble comes in merging the discrepancy in their ages and Max's difficulty with her past.

TRIAL BY FIRE tells the story of Battalion Chief Cal Erikson who has been fighting for two years with blogger Parker Allen about the fire department. Imagine his surprise when he finds himself attracted to the feisty journalist with deep scars from her past. The arson case is solved but not before both their lives are endangered.

In THE EPILOGUE, get a closer look at how all six couples live happily ever after!

Reader Praise for AMERICA'S BRAVEST:

"I couldn't put these books down. I'm a firefighter in Tennessee; some of this hit home to me. Thank you for a great series."

"This collection of short stories had it all: mystery, romance, laughter and tears. I couldn't put the book (actually, my iPad) down! I had to tether myself to the outlet as I ran out of battery and couldn't wait to recharge my tablet."

"The stories not only get into firefighter's lives, but there is very realistic and in-depth descriptions of the work they do and the training they undergo. It certainly gave me an even greater appreciation for our firefighters and policemen."

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013535435
Publisher: Kathryn Shay
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Series: Hidden Cove Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 96,293
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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. I really loved it. My husband is a volunteer firefighter so it was easy to relate to as well. I loved that this was sold in a box set so you could just continue to read through all the books without stopping to load another one. This was the first Kathryn Shay books I have read but will not be the last.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story lines and would love to find and read more like them. Once I read the first book In too Deep, I was hooked. Had to read the rest of them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the whole series then looked for more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent novella series. I love the characters, the adventures and the romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved these books. Well worth the read. I had trouble putting my nook down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More of Kathryn Shay's amazing series on the firefighters of Hidden Cove. These novellas further demonstrate Shay's grasp on all the issues involved in being a firefighter: the miraculous saves and heart-breaking tragedies; the importance of support from family and professional fraternity and the difficulty of achieving and maintaining that support while performing one of the most challenging and stressful jobs in human existence; the challenges of ever- increasing responsibilities in the post 9/11 world combined with the fickleness of public opinion. It's all here, with Shay writing straight from the heart: heart-warming, heart-pounding, heart-breaking. If you want to know what it's like to be one of America's Bravest, this is as close to reality as it gets.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series a wonderful tribute to our firefighters!
JudePA More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend that you read the first three books of the series first as you will better understand the characters relationships. This is one of the best series I have read in years. I have shared the first 3 books with quite a few of my friends over the years and was very excited to see America's Bravest and It Had To Be You as new additions. They may be romance novels, but Kathryn Shay included many true happenings in the lives of real firefighters (I worked EMS for over 16 years and have seen similar events in my own life). Very well written series!
NookLoverMM More than 1 year ago
In this series you meet a fire department and their heroes in up close and personal. Well researched, well written, a riveting from start to finish! I could not put it down! The whole series follows a mystery and it's not solved until the last book! Kathryn Shay's characters are loveable and believable.............I truly can't wait to read more by this author! Kudos to Ms. Shay!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After receiving the first book free, and finding it interesting, i read the wjole series in order. I recommend this to all. I'm sure Fire Depts differ from place to place. These books give a peek into what one may look like. The stories, whether individually or collectively, remind us of the heros we have and the importance of taking care of their to reward their efforts and keep them safe.
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Wonderful stories and a great tribute to our heroed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed all of the books. They were very enlighting to really find out how hard those firefighters work to save lives all day everyday.
IvoryAce More than 1 year ago
I loved these six stories, each telling the story of six couples in our firefighters' world. Terrific stories with real characters and believable stories. Thank you Ms. Shay for championing the work and world if firefighters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With a little help from the guys. Good stories cut thin.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed learning about the different characters .
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The author knows just how to keep you drawn into the story. Great job.
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I loved these stories. I had a hard time putting my Nook down. Well written. Can't wait to read more by her. I loved the jokes that the chief would read to his crew. Makes you realize just how hard there job really is.
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