Rating: 4.25 stars out of 5
Seth Wild is a fire fighter who has lost everything when a building collapsed on him during a rescue, a rescue that went wrong. Seth’s inability to handle his PTSD, his injuries and his refusal of help from anyone, including his partner Casey, cost him their relationship and their home together.
Casey, a school teacher, is on a field trip that his partner promised to help him conduct and chaperone…until a fire and Seth’s injury caused everything to fall apart. Casey had hoped to try and reach Seth once more while out in the woods with the kids but Seth is a no show.
Then a freak storm puts Casey and Seth on a collision with each other and their future when Casey and the children are stranded in the blizzard and Seth is their only hope. Seth is the last fire fighter left in town with his bum leg but when Casey calls for help he doesn’t hesitate. Seth always promised he would be Casey’s hero, but will he ever again be Casey’s love?
Seth and Casey is a wonderful story that easily could be enlarged to encompass Seth and Casey’s back history and romance. As it is, RJ Scott moves the reader easily into the present day with an embittered Seth living alone in the house he shared with Casey and still refusing to accept any help with his recuperation or PTSD. Most of the story unfolds from Seth’s point of view as the storm moves into the area and the flakes start to fall.
I loved how Scott shows us how out of touch Seth is with everyone around him. The station house has been emptied because of accidents caused by the historic storm and the only person left behind is a scared rookie. But Seth appears oblivious to the storm’s approach or the magnitude of the blizzard, something everyone else knows of because of news reports and being a part of the community. Slowly Seth is jolted back to awareness as first he notices the number of missed phone calls from Casey he has gotten and then the trouble he is having navigating sidewalks and roads on his way to the fire station. His bad leg is making his journey slow and awkward but that’s nothing to what he will face once Seth enters the firehouse.
Scott builds the suspense and drama with all the pace of a fast approaching snowstorm. First just some flakes appear, then more and finally whiteout conditions, both in Seth’s emotions and the situation that Casey and the children find themselves in. And the scarier the storm gets the deeper and more gripping does the precarious situation become. If Seth is to win out, he must navigate the obstacles around him, from the physical to the barriers he has raised in his own heart. I loved Seth and Casey, rooting for them and their relationship every hard won step of the way.
This was the first story I read in the Storming Love: Blizzard collection and if the others are like it, I can wait to grab them all up. Pick up RJ Scott’s Seth and Casey as they make their way back to HEA! I am on my way to Kimo and Mike! Meet you there! A highly recommended read!
Cover Artist Kris Jacen
Published February 6th 2015 by MLR
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seriesStorming Love: Blizzard #3
Books in the Storming Love: Blizzard series are:
- Jens & Elliot (Storming Love: Blizzard #1)
- Kimo & Mike (Storming Love: Blizzard #2)
- Seth and Casey (Storming Love, Blizzard #3)
- Layne, River & Damion (Storming Love: Blizzard #4) by Vicktor Alexander (release date: 2/13/15)
- Gavin & Morgan (Storming Love: Blizzard #5) by Nicole Dennis (release date: 2/20/15)
- Stokes & Ford (Storming Love: Blizzard #6) by Jackie Nacht (release date: 2/27/15)