Title: Ultimate Sacrifice
Author: K.C. Lynn
Rating: 4 stars
Where I got it: Kindle Unlimited
Men of Courage: A brotherhood bound by courage, honor, and sacrifice.
Hard work and dedication brought Austin Hawke up the ranks at his department, eventually earning him Lieutenant position. He was more than ready to lead his fellow brothers but one fatal call leads to tragedy and a danger they never saw coming.
Meanwhile, his personal life is just as destructive. All thanks to the gorgeous sports bar owner he shared an unforgettable night with only to have her slip out on him before the morning sun. Zoey thought she could escape him without a fight but what she fails to realize is Austin doesn’t give up when he wants something, and he wants Zoey.
Zoey Anderson had dreams of exploring the world, capturing its beauty behind a lens, but all that changed the moment her disabled sister was born. Due to their loveless home, Zoey dropped her dreams and took on the role of caring for her younger sister. A decision she could never regret.
Taking her life by storm, Austin Hawke crashes through all the barriers she placed around her carefully guarded heart. When passion burns and devastation strikes, Zoey quickly learns that love doesn’t come without sacrifice.
I found this book on Kindle Unlimited and was totally hooked on the cover because…well, you have eyes. Yowza. Thankfully, the content of the book was a good as the cover.
Zoey has been taking care of his sister, Chrissy, who has cerebral palsy for many years, because her mother is an addict and an all around awful person. Because her whole life has been about work and Chrissy, Zoey doesn’t allow herself a social life, until she agrees to a date with Austin Hawke, hotshot firefighter. Once Austin gets a taste of Zoey, he’s not letting go. He even accepts that Chrissy is a huge part of her life, and welcomes Zoey into his heart.
There is a serial arsonist in town, starting incredibly lethal fires. This storyline was not wrapped up at the end of the book, despite hearing from the arsonist. I guess that storyline will continue in the next book, which I will absolutely will be reading.
Chrissy – a girl with cerebral palsy who was so wonderful. She loved Austin so much, and he felt the same way about her. The story between Austin and Chrissy was so sweet. I will openly admit this book made me tear up.
I loved this story – I didn’t love that the arsonist story wasn’t resolved, but I did love the fact that there wasn’t a ton of relationship dram in this book. Both characters were awesome, and I’m really excited for the next two books in this series.
I would recommend this story.