Title: The Fireman in Unit C
Series: A Mockingbird Place Novel
Author: Kris Cook
Genre: M/M Romance
Standalone Published: February 15, 2016
A serial arsonist sets fire to the unit next to Jackson’s apartment—the unit the sexy fireman Eli lives in.
Things really heat up when Jackson offers Eli a place to stay until Unit C is livable again. Jackson, being OCD, requires everything in his life to be neat and orderly, but Eli’s life is chaotic and messy, especially because of the man’s ex, who keeps pushing his way back into the fireman’s life. Living with Eli turns out to be much more than he bargained for. As much as he would love to just throw caution to the wind, Jackson believes it is best to keep things between him an Eli on the friend level. Nothing more. But an unexpected kiss rocks his world and he must figure out the real reason he’s terrified of the feelings Eli is bringing out in him.
Will Jackson see that a future with Eli can help him let go of the guilt from his troubled past?
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 keep your interest but, the relationship between Eli and Jackson seems kind of forced and rushed. I would have felt more into the story if the characters had more depth. The love scenes were kind of cold and rushed too fast. I feel the reader would warm to this couple if the book wasn't written with separate POV's from Eli and Jackson. More detail would brought the book to life for me. I quite liked the story but it could be better.
~ Helen, WTMO Reviewer ~
Though starting in straight erotic romance, Kris's total focus now is on gay romance. When asked why recently, his answer was "My muse finally came out of the closet. Isn't it about time? I’ve been out since I was twenty-five." A voracious reader, Kris loves many genres of fiction, but this writer's favorite books are romances that are edgy, sexy, with rich characters and unique challenges. Kris' influences include Anne Rice, JR Ward, Lexi Blake and Shayla Black. Last year, Kris married the love of his life Stephen.