Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: 2/25/14
It takes a certain kind of man to stand out among the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel.
Firefighter Derek "Vader" Brown is one of a kind—six feet of solid muscle with the heart of a born hero. It's that protective streak that has him pursuing a promotion to Captain to pay for his mother's home care. And it's why he intends to figure out why his sometime girlfriend Cherie Harper runs hot as hellfire one minute and pushes him away the next.
Cherie's got it bad. Vader sweeps her off her feet—literally—and their chemistry is combustible. There's just the little problem of a nightmare from her past she was desperate to escape. And then her sister Trixie arrives, causing havoc for Cherie and the male population of San Gabriel. Cherie doesn't want her past to complicate Vader's life or his career. But there's nothing like a firefighter to break through all your defenses, one smoldering kiss at a time . . .
|I don't normally post DNF reviews. I typically write up a short reason on GoodReads, and leave it at that. I think I'm posting this one because I'm very curious about other readers' opinions on what makes you DNF a book.|
I quit Four Weddings and a Fireman at 33%. This is a personal issue. I try not to be too sensitive, but I from Arkansas, as is the heroine. The way the family is portrayed -backwoods, cult-like idiots with stupid names- annoys me. At one point, the heroine's sister came onto the scene, and she was so ridiculous it was almost embarrassing. It was like watching The Andy Griffith Show, you know, when the Darlings came to town?
That just about sums up how this family was portrayed.
So yeah, maybe I am too sensitive, this just really annoyed me. If this doesn't turn out to be the case for the entire book, that's great. Please let me know, and I will try to finish.
So my question is, have you ever been put off by how your home state is portrayed? Or for any other reason?