life planned out: college, music, and a happy-ever-after with her first true
love. One reckless night changed all that, setting Michaela on a new path. Gone
are her dreams of pursuing music in college, replaced by what she thinks is a
more rewarding life. She’s a firefighter now, getting down and dirty while
doing her job. So what if she’s a little rough around the edges, a little too
careless, a little too detached? She’s happy, living life on her own
terms–until Nicky Lansing shows back up.Nick Lansing was the stereotypical leather-clad bad boy, needing nothing but
his fast car, his guitar, his never-ending partying, and his long-time
girlfriend–until one bad decision changed the course of two lives forever.
He’s on the straight-and-narrow now, living life as a respected teacher and
doing his best to be a positive role model. Yes, he still has his music. But
gone are his days of partying. And gone is the one girl who always held his
heart. Or is she?
One freak accident brings these two opposites back together. Is ten years long
enough to heal the physical and emotional wounds from the past? Can they
reconcile who they were with who they’ve become–or will it be a case of Once
Burned is enough?
Kamps is the author of the best-selling series The
Baltimore Banners, featuring “hard-hitting, heart-melting hockey
players” (USA Today), on and off the ice. ONCE BURNED is the launch title
of her much-anticipated new series, Firehouse Fourteen, featuring hot and
heroic firefighters.Lisa grew up with an overactive imagination, strong encouragement from her
parents, and an insatiable infatuation with the Peanuts gang. That
infatuation—along with an impatience she has yet to outgrow—jump-started her
love of writing. After all, why should she be forced to wait a whole week to
read the stories of her favorite characters when she could create stories for
them whenever she wanted?
That love of writing continued to grow, along with all those voices in her
head, even during her assorted careers: first as a firefighter with the
Baltimore County Fire Department, then a very brief (and not very successful)
stint at bartending in east Baltimore, and finally as the Director of Retail
Operations for a busy Civil War non-profit.
Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons, one very
spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle,
and entirely too many chickens to count.