Title: Fireman’s Rescue
Author: Andrew Grey
Series: Heroes in Helmets #2
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance/Law Enforcement
Release Date: Mar 14, 2023
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Heroes in Helmets Novel
The last thing Dash Wheaton expects when his home goes up in flames is to catch his firefighter rescuer’s heart.
When computer security expert Dash wakes to his house on fire, he manages to escape, but realizes his dog, Taffy, is still inside. Heartbroken, he watches everything he has burn, worrying about Taffy, until a firefighter hero shows up with her, covered in soot. With his home gone and no place to go, Dash does his best to find shelter.
Firefighter Stone Jacobs lives for his job, and his life is ordered just the way he likes it. So when he finds Dash sleeping in a shed, he’s as surprised as anyone when he offers him a place to stay. But what he really doesn’t expect is the way Dash gets under his skin and into his heart.
When the fire is ruled as arson, suspicion falls on Dash, making it even harder for him to move forward. Thankfully, Stone believes in his innocence and helps Dash begin to rebuild his life and business. Time together leads to white-hot attraction and trust, but the truth behind the fire could separate them... permanently
“Let’s give her a little more time,” the vet said with a smile. “She’s doing okay.” Taffy tried to get up again, her big eyes opening. Dash petted her and said soothing, gentle things. “I’d like to take her back to the clinic for the night. We can watch her and get the smoke out of her system. She got a lot of it.”
“But she’s going to be okay, right?” Dash was ready to climb into the back of the truck and ride with Taffy anywhere. Hell, he’d sleep on the floor of the clinic to watch over her himself if it meant she would be okay. That was all that counted right now.
“I think so, yes,” he said with a smile. “Thanks to Stone, here.” The big firefighter with the nice eyes was named Stone. Dash almost laughed as he wondered if he had somehow been transported into a soap opera.
For a second, Dash wondered why anyone’s mother would name someone Stone. Was his brother Rock and his sister Pebbles? He suppressed a grin from the ridiculous turns his brain took. “Okay,” he agreed. “But I don’t know how I can pay you for this.” He was quite literally down to his last few dollars until he got paid. The vet bills, finding someplace to live—hell, he had nothing but the jeans he was wearing. He didn’t even have shoes or a shirt. Very literally, Dash had nothing at all.
“It’s okay. The fire department will take care of this.” He smirked like it was some kind of inside joke. Then he turned back to Taffy, getting her settled in a crate from the truck before closing it up. “The clinic is just up the road. North Side Veterinary. I’m Dr. Gregory. You should be okay to come get her in the morning.” He took Dash’s information, though the address was now the burned-out shell of a house and his cell phone was probably a lump of plastic and aluminum for all he knew. “Call in the morning, okay?”
Dash nodded absently, and the vet got into his truck and left the scene of the disaster that Dash’s life had become. Taffy would hopefully be okay, and now he had to figure out where he was going to stay for the night. He headed for the shelter of the ambulance again.
“Sir.” One of the other firefighters came over, his suit wet and stained black, followed by Taffy’s rescuer. “We believe we have the fire out. It’s best if you let us finish up here. We’ve called the fire marshal so they can look into the cause.”
“Okay,” he answered absently, his mind numbing out. “What do I do until then?” He had a blanket wrapped around him and his jeans.
“The captain is on the phone with the Red Cross….” He turned to where a man in rain gear talked on the phone. He shrugged, and Dash knew he was out of luck…. again.
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