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Cassie is a successful firefighter from Austin, Texas who is alienated from her mother. When her mother gives her a call asking her to move to Massachusetts for a year she doesn’t want to go initially. What will happen when she takes a backward step in her career to move in with a mother she barely knows? She is now the newbie female firefighter in a station pretty set in their ways.

Katherine Center has a way of writing tragedy, depth, forgiveness, and romance and tying it all up with a neat little bow. I enjoyed Cassie’s character and her journey as a female working in a man’s world. The character growth is strong in this one. I appreciated the author's readiness to admit that we are flawed and far from perfect. I loved how Center incorporated life as a firefighter and used her husband for inspiration.