Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Fire & Rescue Shifters: Wildfire Crew #1
Recommend to Others?: Yes
ABOUT: It started with a wildfire.
Things went downhill from there.
When firefighter Rory lays eyes on fire watcher Edith, he instantly knows she’s the one. His fated mate.
Now, to win her heart, he just has to protect her from:
1. A raging wildfire (actually, she’s already got that covered, thanks)
2. The lightning-throwing invisible monster that started it (um, the what?)
3. Killer bunnies (don’t even ask)
4. The appalling matchmaking attempts from his crew of misfit shifters (not only is this guy scorching hot, his dog is adorable too. And… weirdly smart?)
5. His own animal need to claim her. Now. (if only she could look him in the eye…)
Good thing that as a powerful alpha griffin shifter, he can handle anything… right?
There’s only one problem.
The last thing this autistic woman wants — or needs — is to be protected…
A really enjoyable paranormal romance with a lovable cast of characters, an interesting and mysterious antagonist, and a riveting plot.
Edith is a fire watcher who longs to be on the ground battling wildfires instead of watching from afar. But she’s never been given the chance due to her autism. It’s left her feeling alone without a place to belong. So when griffin shifter Rory arrives on the scene after a strange lightning occurrence that causes a fire and a demonic hare tries to kill her, Edith finds herself presented with an offer to make her dreams a reality or be rejected once again.
I like that though Rory wants Edith because she’s his mate he also values her skills that make her an ideal and valuable wildland firefighter. He takes the time to get to know Edith and understand her way of communicating when others just brushed her off as odd and incapable. This allows Edith to slowly come out of her shell and start to believe in herself as a highly trained firefighter. Edith is such a lovely character and really shines bright in this story.
I love that Rory’s crew is a mix of shifters because it makes things more interesting and different in all the best ways. They’re such a lovable bunch who see each other as family. My favorite of the team is Fenrir, a hellhound. He added a lot of comic relief to the story. One thing that perplexed me though was how Rory could be recognized as their Alpha when they’re all different species. Rory has all the makings of a good leader, but they don’t really say how this is possible but there are kind of hints that point to something more. I’m hoping that’s explained in the books to come. I also can’t wait to learn more about each crew member in their own respective books.
I love shifter romances and books with fighters, so I had a great time reading Wildfire Griffin. I will definitely be reading the rest of this series.