Friday Check-In – The Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard

I decided to join a few memes for a Friday blog post (I love checking out Katherine’s posts each week!). I’m participating in the Book Blogger Hop (answering a given question each week), Book Beginnings on Fridays, and the Friday 56 (sharing the first line, and something from either page 56, or 56% of the book I’m currently reading). Click the links to check out these fun posts.

The Book Blogger Hop Question of the Week

Do you re-arrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are?

So here’s the thing. I’m a librarian. Nearly all of my books are arranged alphabetically by author’s last name. I have a main bookshelf with the majority of my books arranged that way, regardless of if I’ve read them yet. I have another book shelf that is for my mass market paperbacks (nearly all romances) that are also arranged alphabetically by author’s last night. The only time I move them around is when I want to read them, or when I need to make room for new books. It’s makes everything so easy to find that way. 🙂

Book Beginnings on Fridays and the Friday 56

night belongs to fireman Jennifer BernardThe Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard


Daring . . . Sexy . . . Irresistible . . .
They’re the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel

When fireman Fred Breen rescues a bachelorette party after a construction crane collapses onto their limo, the media labels him the “Bachelor Hero.” But all Fred can think about is the petite brunette with the sexy mane of dark curls who bolted away from him faster than a wildfire after he carried her to safety. And when he discovers she’s none other than Rachel Kessler, the daughter of a tech billionaire, the girl whose kidnapping riveted the nation, he intends to learn every intimate detail about this intriguing woman who sets his pulse on fire.

Rachel can’t deny the lean-muscled firefighter is smokin’ hot. But after having one too many drinks at the bar where she first meets him, Rachel knows she’s made a fool of herself. Yet when he rescues her from the limo, she feels safe for the first time since she was held for ransom as a child. Then her overprotective father insists Fred be her bodyguard—and his close presence kindles a burning desire that only he can extinguish.

First Line:

No woman could help by notice the two men who strode into the City Lights Grill just after midnight. Not with that amount of pure, knockout maleness walking through the door.

The 56:
(Page 56)

Setup: Fred, a fireman, rescued Rachel, and her friends from a limo after a crane fell on top of it. Fred wanted to see her again, and learned that she is a dog therapist. He has borrowed the firehouse dog, Stan, as a reason to go visit Rachel.

“You ready for some therapy, boy?” Fred asked Stan. “You must have something wrong with you. That time you swallowed the gel pack still giving you nightmares?”

Stan merely cocked an ear at him.

“Seriously, do you have to look so well-adjusted?” Fred grumbled. “You’re going to blow my cover.”

 My Thoughts:

I’m really liking this book so far. This is the first book I’ve read by Bernard, but so far it’s hitting all the right spots for me. Fred seems pretty fantastic, and I like the humor.

16 Responses to “Friday Check-In – The Night Belongs to Fireman by Jennifer Bernard”

  1. Freda

    Love a man in uniform, especially firemen. I bet this one is steamy in spots! 🙂 Happy weekend!

  2. Stefanie

    *smiled at the book’s summary* Hot, yoked out men and rich heiresses. How cool you’re a librarian. I help the librarian at my fourth grader’s school; I like reshelving books and covering new hardcovers in mylar.

  3. Literary Feline (Wendy)

    We have similar book organization styles. Because my husband insists on it, we do have some of our shelves divided by genre, but the books are still organized by author’s last name. I don’t think I could find anything otherwise. Haha

    My daughter’s shelves are rather mixed up though–which is something I need to work on. But she’s always taking books out and putting them back in wherever, so I don’t bother trying as hard as I could.

    I hope you have a great rest of the weekend!

  4. Chrissy

    Alphabetical by author is a great system! I’m not that organized. LOL Great post!

    Have a great week!

  5. herding cats & burning soup

    LOL my shelves would kill you. I currently have unread downstairs by beginning of last name (but no order, so all Cs are just on a shelf together), read upstairs by author but placed by preference. So favorites on eye level. Ones I’m like meh on the bottom hard to reach ones. lol I’m really contemplating sorting by genre and doing all contemp/historical in my room, paranormals downstairs, erotic/mystery in the guest room, nonfiction in the dining room. We shall see.

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