Is it me or is it hot in here? Take a look at Andrea Laurence’s inspiration for the Chamberlain Brothers in the Rosewood series!

There’s just something about firemen…


I mean, is there any other occupation a man could have that would make a car full of women whoop inappropriately as they drive by? Raise your hand if you’ve hollered or whistled as you drove past a fire truck or a firehouse. Yep…yep. I see you all out there. I knew I wasn’t alone. Soldiers are pretty sexy. I like watching them run in formation. Cowboys are hot, too, but how often do you pass a bunch of them together without being at a rodeo? Watching a bunch of firefighters washing the truck without their shirts on is one of life’s little pleasures.


There’s calendars dedicated to them. Sexy Halloween costumes for them. There’s just no denying the appeal of firemen. They have to be strong to haul heavy equipment and carry injured people to safety. They have to be brave to face danger on a daily basis. They have to be smart to keep themselves and others safe. They rescue kittens!


And while I’m aware that not all firefighters are hard-bodied and ready for a calendar or centerfold, there’s something I just love about all of them. That’s why when I was choosing the professions of the Chamberlain brothers in my Rosewood series, I knew one of them would have to be a fireman. Grant was the perfect choice – the rebel, the ladies’ man, the bad boy that all the good girls want. He rides a Harley, he saves puppies, and he’s dead set on getting Pepper Anthony to admit that she’s attracted to him. They’re an explosive combination that was fun to write.

What’s your favorite thing about fire men?

Andrea Laurence is an award winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance. She has been a lover of reading and writing stories since she learned to read at a young age. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and their collection of animals including a Siberian Husky that sheds like nobody’s business.