Review: After the fire by Emily Smith

 Series: Standalone

Genre: LGBT (f/f), Romance

Rating: dnf at 40%

Cover: Best thing about this book.

Buy: Amazon

Trigger warnings: none

Description: Paramedic Connor Haus is good at two things—saving lives on the streets of Boston and holding her past against every firefighter she meets. The tragic loss of her partner, Kam, has left her bitter and angry, her work and fellow -EMT Jake O’Harrigan the only pieces of her life she still cares about. Until rookie firefighter Logan Curtis moves to town, and onto Connor’s scene, and threatens to rattle the walls Connor has long since put up.

Review: I obviously didn’t like this book – otherwise I wouldn’t have dnf-ed it. There are a few reasons why:

  • I hated the characters. Yep, all characters. Didn’t care at all for them.
  • apparently all men are stupid
  • stereotypes (female/long-haired/passive/dress wearing etc. woman and masculine/short-haired/ dress pants wearing woman)
  • an 8 yo girl has to be gay if she has no interest in kissing boys
  • anti-asexuals and anti-celibates (everyone has to have sex y’know?)
  • too much lust interests (you can’t call them love interests)
  • too much information/memories about Kam
  • why are they suddenly interested in each other?!

I was really, really bored while reading this. There isn’t anything new in it and this on top of not caring for the characters made me dnf.

Disclaimer: I was provided with a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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