Rating: 3 stars out of 5
When a hunky fireman and a gorgeous gold medalist meet on Guy Fawkes Night, sparks are sure to fly!
For fireman Rob Monteagle, this Guy Fawkes Night seems like it’s going to be anything but fun. After all, who wants to spend the noisiest night of the year saving careless cats from trees or rattling a fundraising bucket at Longley Magna’s annual bonfire, the pride of the village’s bad-tempered old retainer?
For Ollie Tresham, the night isn’t looking any better. He might have won gold in the Olympic showjumping ring yet he’s still expected to meet the public at his dad’s charity fireworks extravaganza. But when a rogue rocket heads straight for the showjumper, it takes a quick-thinking fireman like Rob to save the day.
As the flames of the bonfire smolder, Rob and Ollie’s night is just getting started. And it’s sure to go with a bang!
It’s hard to go into much detail about this story, as it is very short (32 pages of content) and the blurb says a lot. It is a little misleading because it makes both men sounds as if they were dreading their respective plans for the evening and that doesn’t come across. They do meet in the pub when Ollie needs someone to help rescue Mrs Cooper’s (a neighbor) cat from a tree. Rob is new in the village and wants to make friends, get to know people. He is also captivated by Ollie and his jodhpurs. “…wondering how to strike up a conversation – wondering who would want him to.” He’s seen Ollie on his horse before and fell in lust.
Ollie is a medal-winning rider. And wears jodhpurs. I mention it twice because they are very nearly a character unto themselves in the story, being mentioned 24 times!
There’s a little bit of a misunderstanding, falling into bed with some of the cutest conversations every while doing so and a beginning of a possible couplehood. It was a very quick, engaging read.
The cover, showing Ollie on his horse, seemed a little too serious for the tone of the story.
ebook, 43 pages
Expected publication: November 5th 2019 by Pride Publishing
Edition Language English