It takes one little spark for enemies to ignite into lovers in a searing-hot novel by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood.
Sloane Garcia has butted heads with Reece Jenkins ever since he was a colossal jerk of epic proportions on a night she’d rather forget. So what if he’s overconfident, ultramasculine, and hard muscled? When she finds out he’s on the auction block at the annual firefighter’s charity event, she decides to give this cocky firefighter a dose of his own medicine. Now that she’s won the hunk, he’s on call - to do whatever Sloane wants.
Sure, Reece and Sloane had a rocky start, but he had his reasons. None of that matters now that he’s the bachelor at her beck and call, tasked with granting her four wishes in four weeks. He runs into burning buildings for a living, but nothing will be as tough as dousing the flames Sloane ignites in him. What started out as just a game might end up with Reece losing the one thing he swore he’d never give up: his heart.
Enemies Or More
Sloane has always been a no nonsense kind of gal. She works hard in the ER and has the respect of her fellow coworkers. When she finally decides to let loose and have some fun, she's humiliatated when she propositions Reece. Reece, her best friend's brother, has dated or slept with all the nurses she works with, so she figures why not? When Reece turns her down with cruel words, she takes it personally. A huge hit to her self esteem and confidence.
Reece has always had a crush on Sloane, but knew she was off limits as she was his sister's best friend. After a night of drinking, Reece finds himself in a predicament. He wants Sloane, but knows he's not "the one" for her. So he says mean, hurtful things to her in order to push her away. None of what he says is true, but he knows she deserves better than him. Reece also has his Chief, who's approaching retirement, to contend with. So his focus needs to be on work, not Sloane.
In efforts to keep his job, Reece agrees to be auctioned at the firefighter's benefit. Seeking revenge, Sloane uses the opportunity to purchase Reece's services, 4 duties in 4 weeks. Sloane starts off giving Reece jobs that she knows will mess with his sterile, orderly life--like fostering a dog and cleaning out dog cages. Reece completes all tasks without complaint as he knows the Chief is looking for a reason to transfer him. When Sloane discovers the "true" Reece, she can't quite make herself torture Reece anymore. But one email sent in error to Reece's boss could destroy what they've built.
Who doesn't love a novel with a hot fireman, a cute dog who picks out her outfits, and an intelligent heroine??? I absolutely loved Reece's interactions with his foster fur baby! Soooo adorable. I could also relate to Sloane's struggles with self esteem and insecurities with love. I enjoyed the couple's friends and commeraderie as well. I highly recommend this novel and the rest of the series. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.