Burnished by Fire : By Fire

  • by Andrew Grey
  • Narrated by Peter B. Brooke
  • Series: By Fire
  • 2 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Firefighters Lee Stanton and Dirk Krause need a vacation. Work seems to have other ideas: They spend the day before their holiday begins battling a fire that claims three lives. Thankfully, Lee and Dirk will have a whole week on the high seas to recover. They're having a wonderful time - until they spot Dirk's miserable, closed-minded father on the ship. Between his father's presence and his guilt over the lives he couldn't save, Dirk feels sure his romantic cruise is going to tank.
But then he saves another passenger's life - and maybe he can salvage something else too.

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Customer Reviews

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Great ending to a great series

In this, book 3 of the fire series (and the end of Dirk and Lee’s portion), Lee and Dirk are quite happily together. They leave a rough fire scene, where not everyone makes it, and go on their regularly scheduled vacation, a Caribbean Cruise. Who should end up on the cruise but Daddy Dearest, Dirk’s father.
Most of the book is fun vacation activities and state-room fun, but there are some important father/son scenes and some personal growth on the part of Dirk’s father.
I liked how Dirk’s comfort with being gay and out grew steadily over the series and how Lee doesn’t let Dirk get away with anything. Lee tells it like it is and that is really refreshing.
This was a sweet ending, kind of an epilogue to the epilogue, if you will. But a nice touch, having us see Dirk and his father reconcile.
I liked this series a lot. It was fun, light, engaging. We learned a bit about fires, firehouses, and cruise ships. All in all I recommend the book and the series.
Book
I really liked this book (and the series) and I give it 4 stars.

Audio book:
Peter B. Brooke does another really solid job. His Dirk voice is great and I really appreciated the sultry lilt he gives Lee when the bedroom scenes are narrated.
I enjoyed this series with Peter as narrator and would look for his work in the future.
I really liked this narration and give it 4 stars.
Overall both audio and book: 4 stars
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- Morgan A Skye

Nice conclusion

This was a cute little addition to this series. While it starts out quite serious, we get to see Dirk and Lee away from the firehouse and their normal life.

It had a really fluffy and light feeling to the story and while it was enjoyable, I didn't love it as much as the other stories in the series.

I did like seeing the exposure his father got to his life and lifestyle from being trapped on the ship and being around people that he worked with showing appreciation for the deeds that Dirk does while on the job.

Overall, a sweet story with some interesting moments, but nothing to write home about.

The narrator did an awesome job with making the story enjoyable to listen to and adding life to the characters.

I received a free copy of this book to read for Inked Rainbow Reads in exchange for an honest review.
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- Rachael

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-24-2014
  • Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC