A serial killer had threatened Summer Bigelow and she'd fled to South Dakota where she fell for sexy Hotshot firefighter Sam McKinnon. She'd traded one heart pounding danger for another as she waited for Sam to come home to her after every tour. She'd made peace with living with the danger until danger from her past landed on her doorstep threatening the life that Sam and Summer had dreamed of. Can Summer survive an attack from the past so she and Sam can live happily ever after?
Revisit Sam and Summer, from DAKOTA HEAT, and the McKinnon family in DAKOTA FIRE.
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No matter how much you run, you can never escape the fire of the past unless you face it.
Sam McKinnon stood at the foot of a hospital bed feeling numb as he gazed down at the woman he loved, wondering how in the hell they'd gotten here. How had he fallen so far into the firestorm that he'd forgotten to look around for danger?
He'd gotten lazy. Both of them had. And now Summer was paying the price.
The oxygen monitor that was connected to her delicate and lifeless finger was giving an ominous reading on the monitor beside the bed despite the tube that had been inserted down her throat. The room smelled of disinfectant and alcohol, two combinations he detested because of the implications. Even when he’d visited his brother Hawk’s medical clinic just to stop by and say hello, the smell of it turned his stomach.
Sam had been in a hospital many times before. Mostly as a visitor. More than a few times in his youth because of his wild ways with his brothers. Sometimes because a family member had just had a baby, one of the joyous occasions to visit. But other times it was worse, like when his uncle had a heart attack and they weren’t sure if he’d make it.
He hated hospitals. Even when there was good news, the atmosphere of a hospital made Sam twitchy. Tonight he was hoping for a miracle.
A strong hand on his shoulder had him turning around. But only for a second.
“I'm fine, Ethan,” he said quickly, leaning forward just a fraction to create distance. Ethan had been hovering over him ever since they’d arrived at the hospital when all he wanted to do was focus on Summer.
“I know you think that, Sam. But you need to get those burns looked at.”
“I told you, I’m fine. Summer isn't. And I can't stand the fact that the dirtbag who did this to her is still out there.”
“A lot of people are out in the storm working on it. Until Summer wakes up, it’s going to be hard to know which direction to turn to look for him.”