Part of the Tribute Texas series.
From the back cover: The Reluctant Hero. Injured New York Firefighter Nick Carlucci had long ago retreated to to quiet Tribute, Texas determined to escape his demons. He was done with remembering and feeling. And then beautiful reporter Shannon Malloy hunted him down and got him back to doing both.
Shannon refused to let Nick avoid her. She was intent on unlocking the secrets he kept - secrets that tied in to her own painful past. But when the tenacious reporter finally gained full access to the elusive hero, would she get more then a story - say, maybe a one-way ticket to Nick's heart?
The whole trilogy is fantastic. It's about hero's of different types that are looking for closer and honoring those in this town. Tribute, Texas. This one is about a New York fireman that saved lives in the 9/11 attack. His father and brother both died, but he pushed 7 fireman to safety and became hurt terribly and was trying to heal and forget it. He does not think of himself or want to be know as a hero.