TBR reviewer: Luta Wolf
Manifesto—a not so scientific research project which promises to point the way to dating success. While gathering data to find the most suitable single men available, she wades through a series of unsavory, stale dates, which literally places her back at ground zero. Just when she is ready to give up, sin personified in the form of sexy firefighter Jett Avery, arrives tainting all of her previous data.
A traumatic warehouse fire, in which firefighter Jett Avery's closest friend dies, has him suffering from Posttraumtic Stress Disorder. Attempting to stave off the worst of his depression, he decides to use his brand of therapy...Sex. The remedy has lost luster until he encounters ER nurse Roxanne Carter.
While this has a standard plot it’s anything but standard. The characters and different scenarios put Dating 911 in it’s own ball field. At first I was hesitant about the characters. I love Roxanne who is a guns blazing type of girl. She is a contradiction of independence, vulnerable, sassy, and compassionate, in other words a typical complicated woman. I enjoyed reading about a character that I could and I think most women, can relate to.
Jett on the other hand had a tendency of making me want to scream at Roxanne to run for the hills. He is the bad boy personified character. Danger gives him an adrenaline rush, he‘s a playboy and over confidant to boot.
As the story unfolds though, you find that these two characters have more in common than would seem. We often read about them in hysterical situations, which kept the angst filled moments from being too overbearing. However, there were still times that I felt like I was getting whip lash from the different changes of emotion. One moment I would be laughing and then the next page we’d be running into another obstacle. Despite the pace being on the choppy side, it was a good read.
I recommend to those that like to read about down on their luck, wounded souls.