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Ride the Fire

(Firefighters of Station Five #5)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  2,039 ratings  ·  140 reviews
After he lost his wife and children to tragedy, Capt. Sean Tanner drowned his pain with alcohol. Now, fresh from rehab, he wants to regain the trust of his team and begin again. The last thing he needs is to have feelings for beautiful firefighter Eve Marshall. But even as they dare to explore their growing desire, Sean learns that his family may have actually been murdere ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 337 pages
Published December 7th 2010 by Berkley Books
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5 stars – Romantic Suspense

This series is one of my favorite indulgences. I mean you just can’t go wrong with yummy as sin firefighter heroes, smokin’ HOT sex that’s way steamier than most mainstream romances, Jerry Bruckheimer summer blockbuster worthy suspense, and studtastic cover hunks. And oh yeah, did I mention sexy firefighters having blazing hot sex?

Only this time around we get two firefighters setting the sheets on fire! Recovering alcoholic Captain Sean Tanner is still grieving the los
Apr 23, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
Finally, at long last, Sean's story--and it's a good one! Fans of this series know that author Jo Davis has been building and building to telling Captain Sean Tanner's story, and I must say I was not disappointed. In this book, Sean finally gets his act together--and I was so happy to see that. In the previous books (and yes, you should read them in order) Sean was on a downward spiral into alcoholism after witnessing the horrifying deaths of his wife and children in a traffic accident. Sean tak ...more
Opening Line: “On the night the world ended, Blair Tanner had told her husband to go to hell.”
~4.5~ Ride The Fire is the final book from the suspenseful and oh-so-sexy Firefighters of Station Five series and here, at last we get Sean Tanner’s story. Like everyone else I’d been anxiously waiting for him and fellow firefighter Eve to get their groove on -I mean this is a guy that really deserves a decent HEA, after losing his wife and children and then battling the bottle for the entire series. S
Robin *loves sexy books*
Jun 07, 2010 rated it really liked it
howard is still my favorite, but i really liked sean and eve. i've been waiting for this and it definitely didn't disappoint.

i'm half wishing for another book, because i love these people, but the other half thinks there is no way there could possibly be more drama and disaster at one single firestation.

i loved this whole series and jo knows how to write some smokin hot sex, that's for damn sure.
Aug 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gag-worthy-book
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The fifth book in the Firefighters of Station Five series by Jo Davis. Capt. Sean Tanner, of Station Five, lost his family to tragedy and drown his sorrows in alcohol. Out of rehab, Sean is learning to live without the bottle. Firefighter Eve Marshall has been in love with the captain for a while but he has been oblivious to it.

A wonderful addition to the series. Very heart-wrenching at times but it all comes together in the end.
Jul 30, 2010 rated it liked it
This is what happens when my expectations get too high.
The book was good, but I've been waiting so long for Sean's story that I ended up a little dissapointed.
I was so excited to finally see him sober and in love with Eve, but I didn't feel the conection between them, also the rest of the members of the station were completely absent and I missed them like crazy. Is this really the last book of the series? it's not fair...I want to say a proper goodbye to my sexy firefighters.
Miss Kim
Mar 09, 2010 rated it really liked it
I was anticipating Sean and Eve’s story, so I’m wondering if I had my expectations too high. This was a quick, fast paced read as most all of the Station Five books are. However, I felt like there was something missing. I was happy to see my favorite, Six Pack, was featured pretty often since he is Sean’s best friend. I’m sad the series is over. ...more
Jane Stewart
Excellent sex scenes. Above average plot and motives. Good characters. But - insulting stupidity during the last 10%.

Sean is a firefighter. His wife wanted him to attend his son’s football game, but Sean worked instead of taking off. After the game, his wife, son, and daughter died in a car accident. Due to grief and guilt for not being there, Sean drank too much, was negligent at work causing injury to another, and went into rehab. It’s now two years after the accident, and Sean is
Yes, finally Sean's story. Yes, he's finally gotten his act together. And yes, finally not a disappointing book.

I don't know about you, but I was getting a little fed up with Ms. Davis and this series. I mean, what's there not to like about a bunch of hunky firefighters, a bit of suspense, and a whole lotta lovin'? Well, if the delivery sucks it all goes down the drain. And I'm sorry to say Ms. Davis' delivery sucked more than it was good where this series is concerned.
Fret no more, this book de
I LOVE this series. It's not angsty, and the suspense isn't earth-shattering, but I love the characters and the way it's written - there are no grammatical errors or badly constructed sentences in this series (one of my pet-peeves). This author used to be a teacher, and it shows. This book is no different.

The hero, as are the others, are real, gorgeous, hunky heroes, but accessible and "normal" too.i can just hear their sexy Tennessee drawls right now... Likewise the heroines. The author manage
Karen ~ Divhine
Dec 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who enjoys steamy romantic suspense.
Ride the Fire was a very emotional book. Characters from previous books pull all five books together and I hope there will be more books in the series.
This book and the previous book #4 in this series Line of Fire were improvements over the first three books in the series, imo. My biggest peeve of the series up through book #3 was that I felt a dearth of fire-fighting to justify these characters being actual fire-fighters. The last two books seemed to remedy that. There was a definite up-tick in the work element.

I was looking forward to this one the most because Sean's story arc that began in book #1, as the embattled alcoholic who was trying
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book was in a word, awesome....I had heard about this series, but, wasn't sure if it was one that I would enjoy reading, but, boy was I wrong...I loved this book....And I loved Eve and Sean's story...Not to mention the cover was so hot!!!! Plus, it was an interacial romance which really peaked me interest...I guess this will be yet another series that I will have to go back and read from the beginning....I definately wouldn't recommend this to anyone under 17...As the sex scenes were really ...more
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Nov 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This series was my first by Jo Davis. I absolutely LOVED it. Loved the storylines in these books, LOVED the sexy firefighters, the action the sex scenes were O' My Lanta HOT and got better w/ each book.

This series reminds me a bit of Pamela Clares I-Team series (not quite as good but if you like P.C, you'll like this series)

Zach and Sean are definetly my favorite fire fighters. Zach for his quiet innocence and honor and Sean for his tortured heart and soul.

I didn't review all the books but loved
Jacqueline J
3-1/2 stars

I was happy to finally have Sean's book. I really liked him. His struggle with alcohol and his family's death felt pretty realistic. I felt pretty hohum about the heroine. See I can't even remember her name.

I liked the angle of the old friend turned bad guy serving up some pretty damn cold revenge after 20 years. The bit at the end where he was going to blow up the town was a bit vague in detail though. Still it was probably enough for this level of a romantic suspense though.

I usua
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Stephanie by: Holly
4.5 stars

I am sad to see this series end. I hope that the author considers writing a series around the cop/FBI characters that she introduced during the last few books.

Get chemistry between the H/h, although I think that Eve seems a little more "helpless" at times throughout this book.

I could feel Sean's pain at time while reading this book. I cannot imagine how hard it would have been to keep going after what happens to his children. His struggle with the bottle is understandable and his batt
Nov 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance
I think I'm getting harder to please.

This book is part of a series, and I knew what the plot was before I even started. What can I say ... I don't like to leave things unfinished. So I read it. And it was what I expected it to be.

Tortured but healing hero, discovers the woman who has been trying to save him since book 1 is his true love. Super bad bad-guy is revealed to have caused his original trauma, despite never having showed up in any of the previous books.

Sigh. I don't want to read this
I put off reading this book for almost 3 years because depressing books bother me. Ugh. This was a hard book to continue reading and I admit that I started skimming through parts. There wasn't any suspense for me. I saw where this was going and that's exactly where it went. The hero had some major hurdles to overcome. Very sad. The heroine was 10 years younger and a was the peon to the H at work, so touchy there.

All in all, I got through it. Not a book I would recommend or reread.
Mar 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, suspense, 2011
A good conclusion to the series. Not sure why, but I just didn't love this one like I did others. Sean and Eve were hot together, and you were definitely pulling for him to get his HEA. I was happy with the pace and amount of action, and events didn't seem forced. A nice combination of events from the past and present day. Fills in blanks and gives the reader a better sense of what happened by being shown instead of just told.

I really enjoyed this series overall, and I'm definitely going to mis
Mia Adorable
Aug 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
The story of Captain Sean Tanner and female Fire Fighter Eve Marshall is a classic Jo Davis story. Full of passion and mystery and adventure. Definitely a page turner, everyone.

A man from Sean's past makes an appearance ... a menacing appearance. You see just how powerful the love of a woman was able to revive a broken hearted man, along with the love and support of his friends.
Oct 17, 2010 rated it liked it
3.5/5 - I enjoyed the story, and thought it was good, but maybe expected more since the series really built up to this last book. Sean and Eve are great together, but the suspense portion of the story was a little lacking. Sad to see the series end, and hope that maybe a few of the remaining single characters get a story in the future - I'm talking about you Cowboy Clay!!!
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
FINALLY Sean's much anticipated book!!! Amazing addition to the series - this is by far one of my absolute favorite series - there's just something so appealing about a hunky, possessive, heroic, sweaty, manly, SEXY fire fighter!! LOL
Seena Seena
Feb 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
I'm sad this was the last of the series.

I'm not sure if there will be more but I would like to see Clay, Shane Ford, and even new detective Nick to get a book.
Spoiler Whore-Momoa
Feb 03, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: jo-davis
Heart warming and kinda teary. Hopefully we get Clay's story and more.
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites
Loved Sean and Eve's story.
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

I waited for this installment for SO long, ever since the first book where we were introduced to Sean Tanner and his grim past and grimmer present. Also I was very intriged as with how it will work between him and Eve Marshal and not only because he is actually her boss. Being the only female firefighter can be difficult I"m sure but also harboring a HUGE crush on her boss (even before he was available) can't be easy.. then seeing him ripped to pieces by lose and being (almost) unable t
Jan 18, 2012 added it
Shelves: a-review-ish
So it's come to this. I remember my total elation reading Jo Davis's first Firefighters of Station Five book, Trial by Fire. I loved, loved, loved Howard. I loved Kat, his heroine. I thought that the romantic suspense side of things was really well done. Little did I know that the formula I found to be SO winning in Trial by Fire was just that, a formula. Each and every book since then has contained more or less the exact same elements. The result for me is total series fatigue.

Sean Tanner is a
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National Bestselling author Jo Davis is best known for her popular Firefighters of Station Five series written as Jo Davis, and her dark, sexy paranormal series Alpha Pack, written as J.D. Tyler. PRIMAL LAW, the first book in her Alpha Pack series, is the winner of the National Reader's Choice Award in Paranormal. She's also been a multiple finalist in the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excelle ...more

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“Having said that, I'll give the two of you my full blessing and support--provided you're not yanking her around," she advised, addressing Sean.

"I'm not, I swear."

"Good. Because if I find out you are? I'll cut off your balls and use them as Christmas ornaments. We're clear?"


He nearly choked on a bit of pie. "Crystal."

Amelia graced him with the full force of her angelic smile. "Fantastic. More pie?"

-Eve's Mama”
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