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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Fireproof (Busy Bean #8) by Delancey Stewart

A Review by Wendy
4  Afraid To Love Stars
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Spoiler Free

Delancey Stewart was a sort of new author for me. This was a strong introduction to her and I am so glad she was part of this True North series. I enjoyed her style of writing and the way she gave her characters growth arcs and had references to all the other characters of this True North World.

In this entry, we have a woman who was devoted to the promotion of education for young children.
She moved into Lobbying and developed many relationships with senators who had influence. Unfortunately, the one senator who had been a close friend and mentor turned out to be a serial sexual harasser. Our gal saw him in action one time, her name came out as a witness, and now she is being targeted by the senator's followers with stalking.

When things get out of hand, her Marine brother has her go to his brother in arms farm in Vermont. The men are as close as brothers can be, so there is no saying no.

Mr. Grumby is used to being on his own. He loves his sister who understands his ways, he loves his uncle who took the two of them in when the parents died, but other than those people, he refuses to love because when you do...they always leave you.

These two are thrown together and as time goes by, a sort of getting to know you dance happens. Interest is there but our grump has a huge wall to break down. This woman does but the fear of loss is so deeply ingrained, it is the hiccup he needs to overcome.

There were lots of feelings and care in this book. I thought it was well done and there is a hope of the Marine Brother to get his book at some point. 

A gifted copy was received in exchange for an honest review


I'm USA Today Bestselling author Delancey Stewart. My contemporary romances run the gamut of settings and setups, but they always deliver humor, heart and heat. It's a guarantee.

I write from my home in Denver, CO, where I manage a household full of boys and men. Okay, only one man. The hubs. But two boys. I mean, three if you count the hubs. (You see why I do words and not numbers. I was told there'd be no math in this bio. Someone lied.)

I grew up in California and have had more jobs than anyone on earth (personal trainer, pharmaceutical rep, copywriter, tech writer, marketing director, wine seller, elementary school teacher... I'm not kidding. The list. It goes on.) But the one I love the most is writing, in part because I get to meet people who love books and stories as much as I do!



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