Have you ever fantasized about living with a sexy fireman?
Pfft, of course you have.
When Rachel Firasek asked me to stop by and chat with you all, she suggested talking about my own spunky fireman. Yes, ladies and gents, I recently celebrated a nine-year wedding anniversary to my very own firey.
Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Well, I’ll give you an example of my life and let you decide.
A few weeks ago, when my children were at school, hubby and I both had an appointment for a skin-cancer check. It was on a day when he was on shift, so he had to leave the station in his uniform, come pick me up, and then go to the doctor’s surgery.
I’ve gotta admit, men in uniform kinda crank my chain. My husband in a uniform? Ten times better. He may not have the abs of steel he once did, but he works out numerous times a week, and damn can that man rock his station wear.
So picture me with a constant smile on my face while waiting for the appointment.
On the way home he says, “I’ve got an extra twenty minutes before I have to be back at work.”
I look at him and raise a brow. His statement could mean anything from, “Let’s get fast food,” to “I might place a bet on a horse before I have to get back.”
Then he continues, “I think we’ve got time for a quickie.”
Unfortunately, when it comes to things like this, I don’t have much of a poker face. After all of our time together, I still haven’t seen him in his turnout gear. He also gets dressed at work, so it’s rare that I even see him in station clothes. So for me, this is like getting a ticket to Disneyland.
I can’t wipe the grin from my face. “Ohh! Can we play a fireman game? You can pretend to rescue me. That would be hot. But you’d have to keep your gear on.”
He snickers. “Yeah, I can come unfurl my big hose and put your fire out.”
We’ve never done the whole role-playing thing and spend the rest of the car trip making fun of each other. When we get home, I race to the bedroom, the ever-eager wife. He follows a few minutes later, after taking off those big sexy boots.
As he walks up the hall, he makes fire engine noises. It wasn’t sexy in the slightest, but I was laughing so hard I snorted.
He strides toward me on the bed and puffs his chest out. “I’m here to rescue you, Miss.”
The rest, they say, is history.
She’s either headed for jail…or for the best sex of her life. Tarney Jensen has been crushing on sexy firefighter Ethan Reid, her best friend’s brother, since her sixteenth birthday. She knows acting on her attraction will ruin their friendship, but she can’t fight the temptation of his sweat-slicked skin as he works out. Every hot-blooded woman loves to drool over a sexy piece of man flesh, but watching one from the shadows of your porch when he has no idea you’re spying on him? Totally illegal. For years Ethan has watched men go in and out of Tarney’s life, but how’s a guy supposed to put the moves on his kid sister’s best friend without looking like a perv? But when Tarney lets out an ear-piercing scream from her front yard, Ethan drops everything to rush to her aid. And finds out that the woman of his dreams has been sneaking a peek at his workouts…
I live in regional New South Wales, Australia with my two highly energetic sons and a husband I don’t deserve (in a good way).
I’ve been an avid romance reader for years, falling in love with fictional hero’s left, right and center. It wasn’t until early 2011 that I decided to add to my pastime of reading and reviewing and take my own writing seriously.
I joined the Australian Romance Writers Association.
Eden, thank you so much for being with us today! Your post had me giggling. I know you well enough to know that this probably was even better in person. 🙂 Eden’s sexy fireman story isn’t a part of our anthology, but as her editor, I must tell you all that it is hot! hot! hot! And she has another hot rock star book in the making. You won’t want to miss it!
And because I know she’ll be a good sport, I thought I’d ask everyone to come up with their own fireman-pick-up line. Eden’s was above, in case you missed it: “Yeah, I can come unfurl my big hose and put your fire out.”
Oh, and she’s in Australia, so it may take her a while to get back to us, so check back this evening and throughout the day to see what everyone came up with.
To make it interesting, I’ll even gift a copy of Sneaking a Peek to one random entry. GO!~~Rachel Firasek