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The Fireman in Unit C

(Mockingbird Place #3)

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JACKSON

I'm a bit of a neat freak. I have my reasons. Call it OCD. Call it dealing with the past. Call it whatever you like. I call it keeping life nice and tidy. An act of arson to the hot fireman's unit next to mine makes my life messy. Real messy. What was I supposed to do? He's needed a place to stay and I had a spare bedroom. You see I've been into Eli Grayson for some
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Kindle Edition, 152 pages
Published February 12th 2016
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Gigi
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was ok


The "duh" gif above was because I read anything and everything firefighter related. But now the "duh" gif is more about me being speechless. This book was bad. Not "offend my sensibilities" bad, but bad none the less.

I'll write a review when I can figure out how to express myself.
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Barbara Ingram
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Author: Kris Cook
Series: The Mockingbird Place #3
Reviewer: Barb
Release Date: February 12, 2016
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Firemen, OCD, Arson
Page Count: 153
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Blurb:



I'm a bit of a neat freak. I have my reasons. Call it OCD. Call it dealing with the past. Call it whatever you like. I call it keeping life nice and tidy. An act of arson to the hot fireman's unit next to mine makes my life messy. Real messy. What was I supposed to do? He's needed a pla
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LIGHTSONG13
May 22, 2016 rated it did not like it
Wow, to say I didn't like this is an understatement :-/. All over the place and just ... odd :-/. I MIGHT decide to give one more book a try and if that one doesn't work either, I'll know it's time to call it quits for good where Kris Cook is concerned. ...more
Carra
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
While this is the third book in this series, it could be read as a standalone. Personally, I'd recommend reading the first two in the series before starting this one as I think you'll get more enjoyment from this that way.

Here in The Fireman in Unit C, we get a bit of drama with the suspense and mystery surrounding whoever is setting the fires in the community. It hits right at home for the Mockingbird Place residents, and while you might think there's an obvious culprit, there's enough doubt to
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Renee Entress
3.5 star

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
The Marine in Unit A (Mockingbird Place, #1)
The Cowboy in Unit E (Mockingbird Place, #2)

I thought I could jump into series on the third story and be okay but that is not the case. You get to know about all the people in the community along the way so when I picked up this book I was a little lost. These two men are both carrying around there own issues. When they are stating their relationship one decides that h
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Nicole Smith
Mar 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm-romance
I really enjoyed this one. Mockingbird Place is a tight knit group of people. I like the different dynamics of the people who live there. Jackson and Eli have had sparks flying, but never acted on it. After someone sets Eli's place on fire it brings those two closer together. True feelings are realized, but will Jackson's past prevent him from a future with Eli. Things escalate with the arsonist where lives on the line. The waffling of Jackson was a little on the annoying side, but I truly under ...more
Smashlybookalicousreviewingchicks
Set your heart on fire with this one in the Mockingbird Place series. Just when you think that these stories cannot get any better, Kris one ups the story and keeps you wanting to read this all in one sitting.
This is Jackson and Eli's story. They both like each other, but skirt around each other dealing with their own drama. Jackson has a major OCD issue based upon his past and Eli has an ex that cannot deal with the word, "EX". Unfortunately, for Eli his apartment is set on fire by someone and
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Linda Dunn
Jul 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hearts on Fire...

I loved revisiting Mockingbird Place. All the residents are close knit friends and have each others' backs. The Fireman in Unit C is the third book in the series that I have read so far.

Eli and Jackson are made for each other, but they don't see it yet. Jackson has OCD issues and feels no man would want to take that on in a relationship. Jackson had a tough childhood and is still coming to grips with the fallout. He needs someone who will love him despite everything that has led
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Ken Cook
Apr 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fires for the Fireman

An entertaining story of a couple with baggage that find love. Protagonists Eli, the title character, and Jackson, a student nextdoor, face challenges separately and together, as their bond forms. Both characters are drawn well, the plot moves along well and the Dallas setting is nicely visual.

As I am a gatherer of books, I collect books and ebooks from a variety of sources: Goodreads wins, Bookhub, BookFunnel, emails from authors and publishers, and others. I do lose track
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Denise GremoryKohta
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really loved the action and drama in this one. Even though Eli and Jackson had been friends for a good while first, I felt it was a little too mushy too soon. The pace was faster than I thought the situations warranted.
John-Torleif  Harris
Nov 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Felt like a real couple

This is probably my favorite in the series so far. I liked that Jackson and Eli had a history as friends and neighbors for so long that their getting together in this book felt natural.
Monica
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweet

Such a sweet and understanding couple! Exciting things heat up and push these two love birs together and brings out the best!
Elizabeth
Oct 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved it

I loved. I highly recommended it everyone. What I have read of the series so far is great. ☺☺ ☺
Katy Beth Mckee
On the surface this is a fake marriage for the sake of baby Daryl. But it is not so fake to either man as they work together to build a family based on love.
K
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
We're back at Mockingbird Place and it's Jackson's turn at finding love. He's got someone in mind, but before he can open himself up to finding his HEA, he needs to sort through some of the baggage that he carries.

However, his problems get pushed to the back of his mind when he discovers that Eli, the sexy fireman in Unit C, is trapped inside the apartment going up in flames.

Until Eli can get his unit back to normal he moves in with Jackson. He has been infatuated with him for a while but he als
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HEChapter -Tina J
✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FOUR-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩

Judging a Book by it's Cover:
Evening city skyline below lead characters. Synopsis sounds chaotic, crazy and fun!
Looking Deeper:
First Person POV, Jackson's perspective.
Jackson suffers OCD as a result of childhood shame and guilt over his hoarder mother. He's a bit neurotic and manic, too. He's also studying to become a psychologist. Eli lives next door. He's a fireman. When a firebug targets Eli's unit, Jackson opens his doors to Eli without hesitation. Both
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Sassy Beta Reading & Review
Mar 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I really like this series so far and can not wait to read more.

However, I really miss multi pov with these books. The only time they show a multi pov is in the last 2 chapters. I need it throughout. Give me what both main characters thoughts and feelings are. Show me their depth. Give me something to become emotionally attached to. With a single pov, it's hard to grow an attachment to both characters.

The story line was pretty good. It was pretty obvious from the get go who our resident baddy was
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Jessica Alcazar
Copy provided by Enticing Journey Book Promotions for blog tour review

Even though this is the third book in the series The Mockingbird Place, I went ahead and jumped on reading it for the blog tour. It can be read all on its own, except I don't really recommend it. Mockingbird Place is a community somewhat like Melrose Place where everyone is involved in everything .... so in order to fully enjoy the story, it might be best to start from the beginning. But that's just a personal preference of mi
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Mari  Cardenas
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***

After an arsonist sets Unit C on fire, Jackson offers to share his own unit with sexy fireman Eli. However attracted Jackson is to Eli, he's not too sure about giving into his feelings, seeing as Eli's ex is still very much present in Eli's life and Jackson is dealing with a lot of emotional baggage himself. As if that wasn't enough, the arsonist seems to be fixated on Eli, although is he who the real target is?

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Fiction  Vixens Blog
Mar 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This my third book that I've read by Kris Cook and I must say that I have thoroughly enjoyed each and everyone of his story's. This story will have some twists and turns throughout the story that you won't expect. This is Eli and Jackson's story and what a touching story it is, the story opens with the worse nightmare that anyone can have and that is a terrifying house fire. Eli just happens to be a fireman and he's the victim of arson and then there's Jackson who steps up as a good neighbor and ...more
Lora
Feb 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 out of 5 stars

Eli & Jackson have been a part of this series from the beginning. I was excited to read their story and watch them fall in love...though I think they’d already fallen, they just needed help getting together.

There are definitely some twists and turns in this novel that I didn’t see coming. As a reader, I had expectations for certain characters and they completely blew me out of the water...I had no idea what was going to happen next sometimes.

I liked that the story was told from
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Becca
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Fireman in Unit C was the first I've read in the Mockingbird Place series, so each book can be read as a stand alone - but after reading Fireman - I will definitely be going back to read the others in the series.

Kris does a good job of bringing you into the inner circle of the friends that all live at Mockingbird place. You feel the sense of family, love and protection they all have for one another.

Eli's apartment goes up in flames - leaving a mystery as to who would want to harm the handsom
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Tiffany Readz
Well, unlike The Marine in Unit A, the Fireman in Unit C wasn't as compelling for me. I missed The Cowboy in Unit E, so I felt lost in the series with the addition of new characters. My fault for not staying on track. That said, the relationship between Eli and Jackson felt forced, then once it happened, it advanced too quick for my liking.

Eli is the Fireman in unit C at Mockingbird place and Jackson just lost his roommate to another neighbor, which makes room for Eli when tragedy strikes. These
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Melissa Mcentyre
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
**The Fireman in Unit C, Book 3 of the Mockingbird Place series by Kris Cook is another fun read. You can read as a standalone but you understand more about the backstory if you read the series in order. We have met Eli and Jackson before now.
Eli Grayson is a Fireman who loves his job and has good friends in the fire department. Eli has just gotten back to living alone. Now different attacks are happening to him.
Jackson McAllen, an Artist, psychology student, has OCD. He is living alone in the
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Amanda at WickedGoodReads
Sep 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
3.75 Stars

Finally, this series gave me a story with some substance. The character's of Jackson and Eli have A-more back story going on to make their story more interesting and B-current events and situations that make the story move at a faster pace and more interesting.

Eli-the sexy firefighter who lives next door to Jackson, the young college student with OCD issues. Eli-who has an ex who is suffering from his own demons and mental illness. And someone is trying to hurt Eli by setting his apart
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2kasmom
Mar 06, 2016 rated it liked it
This is book # 3 in The Mockingbird Place series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. It would be in the readers best interest, however, to read this series in order. This would add better understanding and enjoyment as the inside jokes in the book will make more sense.

Jackson and Eli live next door to one another. They are both attracted from afar. Jackson is concerned that Eli has other interests that make him a poor choice for a boyfriend. He also has low self esteem that gets in the
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Helen Ward
Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This as the title says is a tale about a fireman(Eli) who lives in unit C in an apartment block named Mockingbird Place. I have only read this book from the series and feel it would be better enjoyed if you read the other books in the series first as previous characters are involved in this book too. The book revolves around the growing attraction between Eli and Jackson who also lives in Mockingbird Place. The story has a bit of danger, a bit of mystery and a couple of twists which do
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review: Jennifer
(4 stars)

OK your really quick PSA: This is part of a series, I do suggest that you read the previous books, as there are returning characters and all that jazz.

That being said, on to Eli and Jackson...

So this story starts with one of my personal nightmares, my house being on fire. Eli is the fireman in our story and he is a victim of arson. Jackson steps in being the good neighbor and invites Eli to stay with him. Eli comes with the baggage of Scott, an ex that doesn't want to l
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Jaime
Mar 17, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish
Third time is it...another DNF -- I think I just cannot appreciate this authors writing style.
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Jennifer Mitsada
Mar 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
OK your really quick PSA: This is part of a series, I do suggest that you read the previous books, as there are returning characters and all that jazz.

That being said, on to Eli and Jackson...

So this story starts with one of my personal nightmares, my house being on fire. Eli is the fireman in our story and he is a victim of arson. Jackson steps in being the good neighbor and invites Eli to stay with him. Eli comes with the baggage of Scott, an ex that doesn't want to let go.

Jackson has his own
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