Kitty’s review ~ The Firefighter’s Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman

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Kitty’s review ~ The Firefighter’s Dilemma by Mariah AnkenmanThe Firefighter's Dilemma by Mariah Ankenman
on February 27, 2023
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Contemporary, Fiction / Romance / Firefighters, Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy
Pages: 150
Format: ARC, eBook
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5 Stars

Firefighter Stephanie Díaz won’t let anyone stop her from becoming the youngest female fire chief in Denver. Not the jerks who’d like to see an ambitious Latine woman admit defeat. Not the ultra-bro firefighters she has to work with. And definitely not her ridiculously hot and often infuriating, fellow firefighter Eli Ward. Now Stephanie has the chance to prove to everyone that she’s got what it takes...but there’s one helluva catch.

The Battle of the First Responders is a live, balls-out competition in the secluded Rockies and Stephanie has been selected—along with Ward as her partner. On the line are their reputations, a whole lot of cash...and the promotion they’ve been fighting for. Teaming up is the perfect chance to finally settle their never ending one-upmanship, but it also exposes the smoldering attraction they’ve held at bay.

Now their days are fueled by a high-stakes, adrenaline-fueled competition. Their nights are filled with sizzling deep kisses that steal her breath away. But this sexy little fling is about to set off a five-alarm blaze she can’t control...

Each book in The Mile High Firefighters series is STANDALONE:
* The Dating Dilemma
* The Wedding Dilemma
* The Firefighter’s Dilemma

Mariah Ankenman wrote two wonderful characters and surrounded them with great family, friends and co-workers and created a world that was believable and realistic. ~ Kitty – Simply Love Books


New to me author Mariah Ankenman really put a smile on my face and made me so happy.  Stephanie and Eli were a pleasure to read.

Eli is a legacy firefighter.  His father, his grandfather … chiefs.  It’s in his blood to be the best firefighter he can be, to rise up the ladder and be the man he promised his father he would be.  But, is it in his blood?  Is this what he really wants with his life?  It takes long talks and a week with the one woman his heart is longing for, for him to realize what he really wants.  All his father wanted for him was to be happy.  Just what or who will make him happy?  When you are stuck in a cabin for a week with the woman of your dreams, you can’t help but flirt a little, right?  You can’t help but hope that she feels the same for you.

Ambitious is the exact word to describe Stephanie Diaz.  Determined is another one.  She’s happy, can be care-free when not at the firehouse and competitive.  There is not a battle that she won’t undertake and win.  Until her inner battle about one Eli Ward.  When you are stuck in a cabin for a week with a man that you always thought was HOT, you can’t help but flirt back, right?  But, she can’t/won’t get involved with a co-worker.  Getting burned once is all it takes to make her see what a mistake it can be.  But, who is going to know if she gives in for just this week?

I fell in love with both Stephanie and Eli right from the beginning of The Firefighter’s Dilemma.  Their chemistry was off the pages.  I adored the competition between the two of them and how it not only brought out their competitiveness but their feelings.  Their banter was off the charts funny.  They were good together on and off camera.  They had each other’s backs no matter what was thrown at them. Yep, I was definitely a Steli fan.

Mariah Ankenman wrote two wonderful characters and surrounded them with great family, friends and co-workers.  I enjoyed the competition and seeing Stephanie open up to new friendships and relationships.  Eli making the decisions he made had me smiling.  The story line and the characters were all very well written.  She created a believable world with characters that were realistic.

5 Stars

About Mariah Ankenman

Bestselling author Mariah Ankenman lives in the beautiful Rocky Mountains with her two rambunctious daughters and loving spouse who provides ample inspiration for her heart-stopping heroes.

Mariah loves to lose herself in a world of words. Her favorite thing about writing is when she can make someone’s day a little brighter with one of her books.

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