After the Fire

  • by Emily Smith
  • Narrated by Margaret McCormick
  • 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Paramedic Connor Haus is good at two things - saving lives on the streets of Boston and holding her past against every firefighter she meets. The tragic loss of her partner, Kam, has left her bitter and angry; her work and fellow EMT Jake O'Harrigan the only pieces of her life she still cares about. Until rookie firefighter Logan Curtis moves to town, and onto Connor's scene, and threatens to rattle the walls Connor has long since put up.
Hotshot Logan has never had a problem getting women to notice her. But when Connor trips her radar, she realizes Connor may be more than just another notch on her bedpost.
But how could anyone compete with Kam's memory?
Sometimes, you have to wait until after the fire to see just what's worth saving.


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Customer Reviews

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What A Letdown

This is the second of the author's books I've tried and unless changes a great deal there won't be a third. There were far too many scenarios occurring that didn't manage to move the narrative forward at all. Then there is the matter of Connor one of the book's two lead characters who for some reason the author portrayed as the consummate bitch. It's good that the author made no attempt to portray the lead characters as too good to be true, but neither is it realistic to have the one lead character presented that way, while the other has seemingly fallen for a woman who does nothing but insult her. I made it to about the halfway point before I threw in the towel; even if Connor managed to change her behavior the fact that Logan had put up with all her rude, anti-social behavior, mixed in with multiple put-downs and insults was enough for me. Verbal abuse and bullying are ugly whether they are perpetrated by a man or a woman.
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- Me & My Girls "Welcome to our group Dakota; welcome to my life Summer, you've made it so much better. Give back to our wounded warriors who gave so much."

I wanted to like it, I really did....

What disappointed you about After the Fire?

Connor had no redeeming quailites at all -

What was most disappointing about Emily Smith’s story?

The characters

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Margaret McCormick?

Narrator actually did a good job.

Any additional comments?

Based on the premise of the book, and the jobs of the characters, I really wanted to like this book. The story line had such potential, however the complete lack of redeeming qualities of Connor had me struggling to even finish listening.

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- Chief

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-27-2016
  • Publisher: Bold Strokes Books Inc