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The Fireman Who Loved Me: A Bachelor Firemen Novel (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel #1)

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Fearless, smoking hot, and single: meet the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel. These firemen might be heroes, but it's their bad luck in love that makes them legendary.

News producer Melissa McGuire and Fire Captain Harry Brody couldn't be more different, though they do have one thing in common: they're both convinced they're perfectly wrong for each other. But when Melissa's...more
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Published April 24th 2012 by Avon (first published January 1st 2012)
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UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...

Fearless, smoking hot, and single: meet the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel. These firemen might be heroes, but it's their bad luck in love that makes them legendary.

The Fireman Who Loved Me is the first book in Jennifer Bernard’s The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series, as well as her debut novel. It’s fun, it’s sexy, it’s poignant… it’s a thoroughly entertaining story!

The Curse:

In my review of the prequel, One Fine Fireman, I explained a bit about the curse:
First, a little background to
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Jill

3.5 stars

Melissa McGuire's grandmother, Nelly wants to see her granddaughter happily married. Sooner rather than later. But when Nelly bids and wins a date for her at the Firemen's Bachelor Auction, Melissa is unimpressed. She's twenty-nine, a television news producer and not interested in beefcake. When her date turns up he's not the fireman that Nelly won, but the fire captain, standing in for his young, reluctant colleague.

Harry Brody is the fire captain of San Gabriel's Fire Station 1, the...more
Jess
Not my thing. I made it to page 262 and just couldn't stand how the hero and heroine were acting and reacting to things around them. I found both the leads hard to like and wanted to shake Melissa for not standing up to Ella sooner and to stop being a push over!
Wminbc
Saw it at the book store and soooo very nearly bought it...next time!

Anddd then I bought it...

I read the 0.5 in the series but it was soo short and cute that I had to download this one right away! I loved Brody! What an amazing, quiet, deep and ethical man! Loved him!
The story was good, fast paced, just steamy enough with fully fleshed emotions that gave us a spicy Heroine, a loving granny, a recovering dad and an entire fire hall of hawties! Highly recommend to those who enjoy their contemporar...more
Guilty Pleasures
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4.5 Stars!

The perfect Firefighter romance!

The Fireman Who Loved Me is an intense page turner. Melissa and Brody are thrown together after her grandmother tries her hand at getting Melissa hooked up and married off. These two characters are the perfect example of opposites attract. They argue and fight all through the first date but as it draws to an end and he walks her to the door, sparks and flames ignite. They may not have a lot in common in their lives,...more
Jill
DNF, couldn't do it. The way it was written didn't flow for me and the characters made no sense, fighting for what?? I don't get it. If that is supposed to be chemistry I have read it done better.
Anyway I got 100 pages that is enough.
Mandi Schreiner
Melissa McGuire is a television news producer who left her big time gig in LA after her now ex-boyfriend screwed her over. With her elderly (yet very feisty) grandmother having some health issues, Melissa moves in with her and takes a job with a smaller television station. Her grandmother wants her to get married, and takes it upon herself to drag her to a firefighter bachelor auction. Grandma, aka Nelly, bids and wins on the very hunky Ryan which entitles her to a date.

Everyone thinks Ryan is c...more
Tina
Melissa McGuire has come back to the town on San Gabriel after a flame out in both her love life and her career in LA. She lives with her grandmother, a hoot of a woman named Nelly. She also has a prickly relationship with her ex-alcoholic of a father. And she works as a producer at the local news station, a news station that is determined to give only 'The Sunny Side of the News.' For a serious journalist who wants to do hard hitting stories, trying to always find the 'sunny side' is a bit frus...more
Writerlibrarian
I gave it two stars right after finishing it but after sleeping on it. Nope, two stars is too much.

I read this on the strength of the novella (which is cute, adorable and fun). This one looks at Fire Chief Brody and his 'courtship' with Melissa, news producer. Right from the start, the use of the dead horse trope of the bachelor auction and buying a 'date' for her grand daughter was borderline but the grand daughter character saved it. Melissa and Brody courtship is okay it's the other things th...more
Anita
I didn't know what to expect when I got this. Glad I bought it! I really enjoyed this book. I couldn't put it down. Story about two people - a Capt with the local fire department and a television news producer - both have been burned by love in the past. Throw in a matchmaking grandma, who buys Melissa a date with a fireman at a bachelor auction - and you have some funny moments. As things start heating up between Melissa and Brody (I just can't call him by his first name - Harry) and they start...more
Hbeebti
I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book. It was sweet and witty. I love Firemen so I had to give this book a try. Brody ( the fire Chief) and Mira were great together. I loved Mira's gran who was playing match maker. There were a lot of snarky comments, several lol moments and some at the end that make me choke up. There were many misunderstandings and usually that irritates me but with this book it didn't although I did want to smack Mira and Brody at different times. There w...more
Renee
I loved this book and I look forward to reading more in this series. The use of Firemen as our hero's in this series is very refreshing and opens up all kinds of possibilities for future story lines.

I loved Melissa's spunky Grandmother, Nelly McGuire, as she chatted with her deceased husband about Melissa's future; her constant manipulation of circumstances trying to 'make things happen' made me smile throughout the story. I truly admired the strength of the characters in this book. Melissa's 'a...more
Tammy
I loved The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard. It was hard to put it down once I started reading it and finally stayed up half of last night to fonosh it. Now I can’t wait for the next book to be released, which will be Ryan's book and he is also - YUMMY!!

Melissa is a news producer who thinks her ideal man is going to be someone who is a poet or possible a singer-songwriter. Brody is a Fire Captain who thinks Melissa is a refreshing change from his ex-wife who chewed him up and spit him o...more
Cherise
News producer Melissa McGuire is used to taking orders and playing nice. She caters to her co-workers and is mild mannered. For the people who know and love her, like her grandmother, Nelly, they are sick of her not taking charge of her life and for letting others walk all over her.

The firefighters in San Gabriel, California are known as much for their bravery as they are for the good looks and perpetual bachelor status. Cashing in on their good looks and popularity they auction themselves off t...more
Susan
What a fun book. Melissa's grandmother bought a bachelor for her at a charity auction. Thanks to some fast talking on the part of the bachelor, Melissa ends up with his boss instead. There is an immediate and intense attraction, but they agree they are wrong for each other and decide to move on. Then the news anchor from Melissa's station decides she wants in on the action and finagles a way to film a Thanksgiving special at the station. The firefighters get called out to a fire in the middle of...more
Melinda
HOT, PASSIONATE and FUNNY are three words that all describe an author who is making waves with the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series. This is the first story about their captain, Harry Brody. Here is a man who thought he had everything but like a fire it sizzled. Now with Melissa he is engulfed with a passion he has never felt before in a woman. Jennifer Bernard just outshined in this book and have to say captured my attention from the first paragraph. Here is a new author with an imaginati...more
Lisa (Fic Talk)

Unfortunately I just couldn't force myself to finish this.
Yes, this was a DNF for me. I hate to have to put a book
that had such great potential on this shelf.

It's sad that I was actually looking forward to reading this after
reading the summary on goodreads. The concept sounded like something
that I would have been interested in reading.

I got to about 20% in this book and had to put it down.

The main female character was just too annoying and whiny to me,
and came off a little ungrateful, even.

I...more
Natālija
Jun 10, 2012 Natālija rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Natālija by: ARC giveaway win
Shelves: contemporary
You absolutely won’t want to miss this book. "The The Fireman Who Loved Me" is a hearwarming, tender & passionate love story between Harry & Melissa. The romance between them felt real and to watch them fall in love was so touching. The relationship between the firefighters and Melissa & her family was a nice touch to the story. It certainly didn't overshadow the main storyline, but gave it a certain depth. I'm eagerly looking forward to the next book in the series. Recommended!
Cyn Mistress Kitty
Melissa and Captain Brody had a fire and ice relationship at the beginning and I admit I didn't much like Melissa at the start. I'm happy to say she got over being so prickly and she and the Captain were quite combustable (lol) in the bedroom.
Grandma Nelly was hilarious and Ella was so scheming .
This story had a nice HEA after a lot of misunderstandings.
Amy Jacobs
Need a feel good romance to read to pass the time? Well, I needed one and this one arrived at the perfect time. While I won't go as far to say it was amazing, it did help pass the time and give me a small romance to read about to tide me over.

There were some funny scenes throughout the book, but the first few chapters at the auction had to be my favorite. What made it even more of a fun read at the beginning was the Grandmother. She was a hoot in my opinion. All though I did get a little impatie...more
Sharon Redfern
I really enjoyed this cute and spicy romance. Melissa is a news producer who thinks her ideal man is going to be someone in the arts or a cultural profession. Harry is a FD Captain who thinks Melissa is a refreshing change from his ex-wife who chewed him up and spit him out. They meet when Melissa's grandmother buys a bachelor fireman at a charity auction, an auction where Melissa meets Harry and blows him off. Through a mix up in communication Melissa and Harry end up on the date instead of the...more
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What a Fun, sexy and exciting New series by Jennifer Bernard. I had trouble putting this one down and I am excited to start reading the next book in the series.

From the first meeting, I LOVED the heroine, Melissa McGuire and our Hero, Harry "Brody" Brod, um can we say "SMOKIN HOT" Captain Brody....yowza!! Their chemistry was burning HOT from that first moment and I don't think that it cooled down a bit.

There was so much going on, that you never got bored, but it w...more
Romancing the Book
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Reveiwed by Ashleigh
Reveiw Copy provided from Personal Collection

This is crazy! Bidding on a man just based on his looks and not on anything important. This train of thought for Melissa McGuire was just the tip of the ice berg when she is tricked by her grandmother to go to a bachelor’s auction to find a new man. These aren’t the type of men that get under Melissa’s skin, even if they all are built and handsome and heroic and…and…and…not her type at all! Running...more
Kimberly
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed: http://www.joyfullyreviewed.com/new-r...

News producer Melissa McGuire is used to her grandmother’s antics, but when the woman drops three thousand dollars at a bachelor auction to win Melissa a date with one of the infamousSan Gabrielfiremen, Melissa is ready to run back to Los Angeles. Melissa has no interest in a fireman, even one as sexy as Fire Captain Harry Brody. But when sparks start flying, Melissa has to admit that perhaps her grandmother k...more
Kathy Martin
This was a fun romance with great characters. Melissa is a news producer who lets herself get pushed around by the very egotistical on-air talent Ella Joy. Her dying grandmother is also trying to manipulate a happy ending for her before her own death. Melissa has come home partly to help out her grandmother and partly because she got her heart broken by a manipulative news director in LA. It takes a while before she decides to stand up for herself and for what she wants.

She first meets Fire Capt...more
Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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Think of someone you know that when you're around them, it's like fire to gasoline. Without realizing it or meaning to, somehow every time you're around one another, you bicker, nit pick, argue...you get the picture, right? There's usually someone in everyone's life like that. But could you ever fall in love with them?

Meet Melissa McGuire. She's talented, smart and witty. Some of her not quite flattering characteristics are that she's...more
Capri
The Fireman Who Loved Me is Jennifer Bernard debut Novel. It is a fun firefighter romance.
Melissa’s Grandmother Nellie wants her granddaughter to meet a nice man and settle down. So for Melissa’s birthday she wins her a date with a sexy fireman from a charity auction. There is a little misunderstanding with the auction that brings Brody and Melissa together.


I fell in love with Grams since Melissa and Brody’s first date. Which did not go to well since they fought most of the time, but ended up p...more
Dottie
When Melissa's grandmother decides she wants to celebrate her birthday at the annual bachelor auction, starring the hunky firemen of San Gabriel, Melissa has no choice but to go, much to her chagrin. But when her grandmother wins a date with one of the fireman, Melissa soon finds herself on a date with the gorgeous captain Brody. Although not her type, he makes her feel things no other man ever has.

Brody is recovering from a divorce and not ready for another relationship. But after being conned...more
Wendy
I loved this story. It was a fun read, with engaging characters. There were funny moments, sigh worthy moments and a few teary-eyed moments. Loved all the firemen! A very quick, easy read that had me eager for book two. A wonderful new author I see myself adding to my must read list. The writing was well done, nothing too deep, but not overly easy either. The perfect mix. If you are looking for some hot firemen, a great heroine and some fun, then I'd add The Fireman Who Loved Me to you to buy li...more
Sheryl
Not a bad debut, I think it started out better than it finished, but that said I still throughly enjoyed it. Am definitely looking forward to the rest of the series! I know there have been a few not-so-flattering reviews of this book, but I think if you like Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson and go into this book with an open mind and the fact that this is her debut, you will probably enjoy it. It was very funny and what else can I say except that i am a SUCKER for HOT firemen :)
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Jennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series. A graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she...more
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