Mass Market Paperbound
368 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 0.9 in
May 25, 2010
Random House Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0440245028
ISBN - 13: 9780440245025
About the Book
The third novel in Andre's Wild Heat: Men of Fire series. Deep in the Adirondacks, wounded firefighter Connor MacKenzie has come to be alone. A horrific blaze has left him scarred inside and out. But Ginger Sinclair can change his mind. Original.
Read from the Book
Chapter OneConnor MacKenzie slid his rental car into the gravel driveway behind the old log cabin and was pulling the keys out of the ignition when the cheap metal key ring scraped against his palm. He swore as it bit into the bumpy, scarred flesh, skin that still felt too tight every time he flexed his hands or made a fist.Still, today was one of the good days. All through the flight and the two-hour drive from the airport through winding back roads he’d been able to feel everything he touched.The worst days were the ones where the numbness won. Days when it took everything in him to fight back the angry roars, when he felt like a wounded lion crammed into a four-by-four-foot cage in some zoo, just waiting for the chance to escape and run free again. To be whole and king of the jungle again.His hand stung as he pulled off his seat belt and slammed the driver’s-side door shut. He needed to get out to where he could see the water, breathe it in. Calm the fuck down. Get a grip.This lake, deep in the heart of the thick Adirondack woods, would set him straight.It had to.He’d come from another lake, from twelve years in California’s Lake Tahoe fighting wildfires. But he couldn’t stay there another summer, couldn’t stand to watch his brother and friends head out to fight fire after fire while he went to physical therapy and worked with rookies in the classroom, teaching them from books and trying not to notice the way they stared at the thick scars running up and down his arms from
From the Publisher
A TOUCH IGNITES. A FIRE BURNS. AND THE HEAT HAS JUST BEGUN.
Deep in the cool green mountains of the Adirondacks, wounded firefighter Connor MacKenzie has come to rebuild the 100-year-old MacKenzie family cabin—and to be alone. A horrific blaze has left him scarred inside and out and certain of two things: He’ll get back on his Hot Shot crew no matter what it takes, and any woman who ventures too close will not stay long.
Ginger Sinclair has been burned by a different kind of fire. Having just escaped from a bad marriage, she’s retreated to the safety of the lakeside vacation town in upstate New York to start a new life. She’s done with men, with relationships, with the danger of desires that can rage out of control—until she unexpectedly encounters Connor MacKenzie. As a hot summer on the lake grows ever hotter, they find themselves sharing a cabin and a romance that will swiftly engulf them both.
About the Author
Before plunging wholeheartedly into writing romance, Bella Andre earned a BA in Economics at Stanford University, worked as a marketing director, and strutted hundreds of stages as a rock star. Andre lives in Northern California with her husband, children, and dog, and is currently writing a new novel in her Hot Shots: Men of Fire series.