Ground Zero by April Canavan
Series: Birch Fire Department #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Ground Zero: The center or origin of rapid, intense, or violent activity
I carried her lifeless body out of a burning building.
One that collapsed on top of us, forcing us to fight for survival.
Where she gave her life so that I could live.
That nightmare wasn’t the happy ending I thought I’d find in the flames.
Turns out, it wasn’t our ending at all.
It was the beginning of our story.
The one where I fell in love without ever knowing her name...
Or the destruction she would thrust into my path.
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April Canavan takes a reader and just jerks every emotion possible from them! I swear, I cry more in her books than any other I have ever read. They are so great!! This is certainly the way you start a series. The fire just adds a little more excitement to the whole story.
Nia and Josh meet before they learn they will work at the same firehouse together. It is one of those great ways of having characters meet. You get that “Oh no!” moment and this one was good. I loved that Nia is the one who is wary of being in a relationship. She has her reasons and it is a bit heartbreaking when we learn them. The chemistry between these two is as hot as any other April Canavan couple and I love that we get to see some of our favorites from previous BPD series.
We also meet Richard, a little boy, who just will tear your heart out. I don’t want to give away any details but let me just say you have to read this book for him if for no other reason. The quote below is something he says.
I will say that the kids in all of April Canavan’s books are just so wonderfully written. She could have just written them as side characters who don’t really do more than little kids do. However, she gave them depth and character. Richard is just wonderful. Lyla acts the way a young niece does when her aunt suddenly has someone new her life. Then the moment or two with Nox and Bee was like getting to see your favorite niece and nephew at the holidays.
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Audrey Stewart says
I am a big fan of April Canavan. I love her book series, “Birch Police Department”.
Cassandra D says
This book sounds very interesting and I like the different characters, as well.
Kelly Kimmell says
This one sounds quite intense. Great cover as well. Sounds interesting.
this is the most interesting story i have ever read
Sounds like one that I would enjoy reading and the cover is super hot.
Debbie P says
This sounds like a great story. I’m really looking forward to reading this!
Aline Azevedo says
I’m new to the author, but I really liked how this book sounds! Thanks for the amazing review!
Antoinette M says
This book sounds like a page-turner!
Judy Thomas says
It sounds like an emotional read. I love the cover too!
Sandra Dufoe says
This sounds like an amazing but intense read. I love a book that can bring out intense emotions.
Kari B says
Sounds like an exciting and steamy read.
Doreen Lamoureux says
I read more in the winter months up here in the cold north. I love this one. Is is definitely a story I want to get lost in. Great review.
Jessica walker says
This looks like a great book! I love reading romance.
Phyllis Huebbe says
Sounds like a wonderful book.
Hannah G says
I have never read this author, but this sounds like an interesting story.
This book sounds like a good start to a series indeed. I am interested in Nia and Josh’s story!
I just heard about this book but in less detail. Thanks for more of a head’s up about this book!
Elissa Hammond says
Haha, I love the chaos and coffee comment, story of my life lol. Can’t wait to read this!
Oh wow, this sounds like a page turner! I can’t wait to get my hands on this book.
rochelle haynes says
Sound good to me
Susan Smith says
This sounds like an exciting story! I like the cover.
I haven’t read her work yet, but but it sounds interesting.
Brittany Gilley says
Sounds like a fabulous read!
Vesta Mason says
I haven’t had the chance to read any of April Canavan’s books yet & your review makes we want to not just Ground Zero but all her books as well. I love how she gives depth to her characters.
Jenny Ham says
The cover looks great thanks for sharing a little about the book.
This sounds like a fnatastic book. Ican’t wait to get my hands on a copy os I can check it out
Going to check it out right now
christina moore says
Great review, I love the cover. Great book to read on a cold day sitting by the fair
shannon zeidan says
This sounds like a really good read. Thank you for another great review.
Phyllis Huebbe says
Sounds scary but good!
Shirley O says
This one sounds like a great read and a very emotional one as well.
Christy Peeples DuBois says
This sounds so good. And the author and I seem to have a lot in common except I do not write books, unfortunately. In fact, for some reason I have been thinking how OVERwelmed I would be if I had to sit down and write a chapter with each line of what everyone says not to me mention describing characters and places that makes the reader feel like it is all real. Anyway, I will be getting this one.
This is a new author to me. I love the cover and think the book sounds great.
What an exciting book! Great cover too. April Canavan is a new author for me. I will definitely check out her books.
Kim Henrichs says
I love a good hero story…
Bea LaRocca says
I love the cover and synopsis, this sounds like an excellent read. Thank you for posting about this book and for sharing your awesome review
Melanie B says
Sounds like an amazing book, love a good romantic suspense story!
Eva Millien says
Ground Zero sounds like a great book! I enjoyed your review! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a wonderful holiday season!
Laurie Nykaza says
I like the couple meeting each other and then working together . Sounds like a great story along with there working together and meeting Richard and learning about the child too.
Vesta Mason says
I like that, as you said, April Canavan gives depth & character to the children in her books. When you suggested to read the book for her writing about Richard it definitely makes me want to get this book. Thank you for your review.
Chelsea B says
Thanks for introducting me to this author! Sounds like a great read.
Marisela Zuniga says
I enjoyed your review, this sounds really good
Erin Ellis says
I have read this book, and I really enjoyed it!
Phyllis Huebbe says
I haven’t read any of her books yet but this one sounds good.