Gingerbread and a firefighter jerk

Gingerbread Palace (Delectable) - EM Lynley

I'm devouring all the holiday stories I can get my hands on, and honestly this one, with all the baking was especially yummy.

Kevin has a lot to live up to. His grandfather, his father and his siblings are all in firefighters or police officers. He seems to have a chip on his shoulder and is very careful to not be outed in anyway. 
When he meets Alex, while rescuing a dog from his apartment, there is more than just the spark that started the kitchen fire.
But honestly Kevin is an ass! He knows it and Alex knows it, and I found Alex a little pushy too.
Alex is a real Good Samaritan, he had a rough childhood and he gives back as much as he can, but he's got the hots for the asshat Kevin, although he's soon cured of that...or is he?
And since it's a firefighter, you know what's gonna happen, right? 
So, all in all a sweet, easy quick story.