This anthology features ten stories by ten authors who bring us stories revolving around the love lives of first responders. Each story features a couple that deals with the drama of everyday life on top of the requirements of their jobs. Each story was well written, and I found myself falling in love with the characters throughout the book. Two of my favorite stories were Reconstructed Heart by K.L. Montgomery and Romance on the Rig by Kaira Lane.
Reconstructed Heart tells the story of Trey Prince, a member of the Collision Reconstruction Unit, called to scene of an accident where he finds himself personally invested in figuring out what happens. Jenna Labato is an officer that responds to the initial scene and tries to help Trey heal as he deals with the aftermath of the accident. Jenna is a strong character that balances Trey as he is falling apart. This story shows the human side of officers that deal with horrific situations on a daily basis. I found myself fully invested in their story and rooting for them.
Romance on the Rig focuses on Lana Royce and Sean “Murf” Murphy. Lana lives with her sister and helps take care of her niece and nephew. Murf is an EMT that has been burned in the past when it comes to his love life. From the beginning, there are misconceived notions and misunderstandings between Lana and Murf that may derail this relationship before it ever starts. Lana is so giving to those around here and Murf wants to be the guy to give her everything she needs, if he could just get out of his own way.
I enjoyed reading each of the stories in this anthology and will be looking forward to reading future books from each of the authors.