Sloane Hillyard’s firefighter brother was lost in a burning
building, she vowed that nothing like it would ever happen again.
As fall heads toward Thanksgiving, her new Orienteer equipment to
monitor firefighters is ready to begin its trial by fire, and Sloane,
backed by City Councilman Ayre, is supervising every step of the
fire captain Nick Trask is assigned against his will to participate
in the testing. He has no use for Ayre’s politics, but he
can’t stop thinking about Sloane. For her part, Sloane wants
nothing to do with a firefighter. She’s experienced firsthand
the cost that someone who loves a firefighter must pay: the worry,
the fear, the constant wondering whether this night will be the
one when the battalion chief comes knocking at the door. In her
mind, love is inextricably bound up with loss. Still, where there's
smoke, there's fire, and when Nick fights his way into her heart,
she’s got a decision to make.