Chloe Arish has a single goal in her new life in Boston, and Ryan Fierro is the only person who can get in her way.
Chloe, a 1,000-year-old dragon shifter—who's fireproof!—wants nothing more than to be a Boston firefighter, and a highly coveted position has opened in her local station. After passing the preliminary exams with flying colors, only one thing stands in her way: Ryan, a member of a popular Boston firefighting family, who passed with similarly flying colors. For him, getting the job would not just be a matter of personal pride, but of family pride as well, since this was his father's station before he retired. When the captain finds a way to hire both of them, they find themselves alternating between icy barbs and hot stares. They eventually develop a respectful working relationship, even if Ryan’s need to protect Chloe occasionally makes him embarrass himself. Their "working relationship" evolves into a different kind of relationship, but all kinds of things begin to interfere. If their relationship is discovered, one or both of them might be transferred, and a surprise proposition from a family member visiting from Ireland presents different kinds of complications. Not to mention the fact that Ryan and his family are shifters as well: legendary phoenixes, of all things. Even so, there isn’t a lot of tension or surprise in the second book of the Boston Dragons series, just a few challenges that will obviously be overcome. The supporting cast, including the hilarious Mother Nature, brings something extra to a story that features gaps in the plotline and head-scratching changes in character personality.
A fun, readable, if predicable paranormal romance that explores a world beyond vampires and your typical run-of-the-mill animal shape-shifting species.