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All her life, Callie O'Rourke wanted to be a firefighter. A lifelong nightmare of being in a fire has driven her to pursue a career to fight fires and save lives. She won't let being a woman stop her from achieving that goal. When her determination and training land her a job, Callie has no idea being the city's first female firefighter will gain the attention of more than ...more
ebook, 278 pages
Published April 2nd 2012 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
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Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews
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The world is full of books. Endless amounts of them. But there are only a few rare books that you pull out to read and, when finished, you're overcome with such intense emotion. Sparks is one of those books. The experience I had as a reader while engaged in this powerful, riveting story had me in a whirl of feelings.

Callie O'Rourke is Fairmont's first female firefighter. She's a bit of a news maker with this status.
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Rhayne's review posted on Guilty Pleasures

4 Stars

Sparks is a heartwarming novel full of romance, heroes and obstacles.

I admit I am a sucker for firefighter romance books. This one does not disappoint. The pace was fast and the story line is unique and really holds your attention. This is a book with a little of everything. We have a tortured hero that you just want to heal, a heroine that is strong, brave, and only wants to love and be loved by her man, and a HEA that is moving.

Callie and Danny
Romancing the Book
Jan 18, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewed by Meli
Book provided by the publisher for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

Firefighters are strong, macho, heroic and when they fall in love they fall hard. This is the case for Danny Redmond. Firefighting his blood and somehow a spitfire woman like Callie has gotten under his skin. He has no idea how it happened but he has fallen in love with her. Now Callie is no damsel in distress she is also a fellow firefighter and takes her job seriously. These two are so compat
Becky Condit
Jun 16, 2012 Becky Condit rated it really liked it
Sharon Horton’s SPARKS is a book for anyone who enjoys a good love story about a couple whose path to happiness is not smooth or easy. Danny is a firefighter whose father died as a hero saving a child from an inferno. His older brother Will, who is also a firefighter, raised Danny from the age of ten.

There are several breathlessly memorable scenes in the book… a cave rescue, a burning apartment, and Callie’s dreams of stars burning her hand. It all leads up to a dazzling finale that is a satisf
Jul 16, 2012 Tracy rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful book.... Of course it is a book about love..... Fireman meets FireWoman...Fireman and Firewoman fall in love....THEN the punch line to the whole book hits and I read with tears for the rest of the book. IT IS SO GOOD!! It is so sweet and filled with all kinds of different emotions. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED!!
May 29, 2012 Rhayne rated it really liked it
Ms Horton has an impressive style of writing. It was funny, smart and realistic in regards to the dialogue. This is a quick easy read with an incredible and witty supporting cast.

Complete Review posted here:

InD'tale Magazine

Horton's new romance novel is a sincere dedication to firefighters everywhere.

Full review in March 2013 issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Jun 09, 2012 Melinda rated it really liked it
A woman firefighter working in a building full of men firefighters what could go wrong? Sharon Horton had me laughing all the way in this book from Callie to the men in this book were hillarious. Definitely a book filled with secrets, regrets, mistakes but most of all romance.
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A friend once asked Sharon to try writing a single paragraph. That paragraph led to a novel of over 200,000 words! She's been writing ever since. From her first attempts at writing, and after learning the golden rule - 200,000 word novels don't fly - she settled into the warm and comforting world of Romance. Inspired by those dedicated to serving others and a passionate belief in "love conquers al ...more
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