After his last disastrous relationship, Joseph Ford has absolutely no interest in getting attached again. Concentrating on working as a trauma nurse and keeping his life as simple as possible are his only goals. Unfortunately, his plans could be derailed by the charming, sexy Nash.
Things are looking up for paramedic Ridley Nash when he transfers to Station 217. He gets along with the crew, likes his partner, and is finally on a team willing to accept him—gay and all. It’s everything he’s always wanted, but when he meets Ford, Nash knows his life is about to get very interesting.
As Ford and Nash find themselves stuck in the middle of a homicide case, things become more complicated. For the last year, the mutilated bodies of teenage boys have been showing up all over downtown. With no leads, the police are getting desperate. One of the victims is found alive, and he’s the best chance the police have to catch the killer—if only they can get him to talk.
A Fallen Heart, the second in the Zero Hour series by Cate Ashwood is a contemporary romantic suspense. Despite his best efforts, trauma nurse Joseph Ford falls head over heels for paramedic Ridley Nash while their paths are frequently crossing during a teen’s assault case.
I loved the first Zero Hour book and couldn’t wait to get my hands on A Fallen Heart. It did not disappoint. Ashwood drew me in from the first pages, and wouldn’t let me go. Her characters are always perfectly developed with just the right number of flaws to strike the balance of realistic, but lovable. The relationship between Ford and Nash seemed intuitive, even to them. Poor Ford had to do battle with his heart to accept Nash’s affections because Ford had suffered previous abuse. The way Nash was able to soothe Ford’s heart made their happily ever after easier to root for.
As always, Ashwood delivered a heart-pounding mystery adorned with a beautiful romance. I would recommend this series to anyone who loves the whole package.