A Wounded Hero
As a firefighter, Jaxson Anderson is well acquainted with danger. He’s charged into burning buildings to rescue men and women, young and old. He’s scaled ladders that towered over blistering infernos, and defied blazes that terrified lesser men.
Fire? He understands. Women? Not so much. Now there’s some real danger. He should know. He’s been burned before.
He’s not interested in romance, or the perils that come with it. His priority is caring for his two small boys, and making his mark as the new fire chief of Sawyer, but everything changes the day he catches sight of Sugar, the pretty girl who works at the local bakery. Sugar is exactly what he wants: A fun, no-strings distraction. A friends-with-benefits arrangement that won’t break what’s left of his heart.
A Battered Heart
On the heels of an abusive marriage, Sugar Stonemyer is done with men. But when Jaxson Anderson strolls into the bakery with a very wicked offer, she can’t resist. One look at the fireman, and Sugar knows the Sawyer rumor mills haven’t exaggerated. Jaxson’s tall, dark, and smokin’ hot. He wants an arrangement, nothing more, and that’s perfect.
Or so she thought.
With each slow seduction, Sugar falls a little more. She has only herself to blame. She didn’t want either of them to have feelings, but that’s not how the game is played…
Flames of Love is the first novel in the Firefighters of Long Valley world, although all books in the Long Valley world can be read as standalones. It has some strong language, and oh my, sexy times. Enjoy!
3 1/2 stars
Love the colloquialisms in the dialogue. Also enjoyed the small town atmosphere as backdrop.
Flames of Love
A good story with Sugar, a small town girl with a difficult past, and Jaxson, the fire chief. Each has a history they’re trying to overcome, and find that together, they can. Lots of amusing snippets of life in the fishbowl of a small town. Ms Wright has well-developed characters that catch you at the beginning, and keep you cheering for them to the HEA we all crave. Enjoy this one.
While you may initially expect anything with a firefighter to be scorching, it didn’t happen in this book. The author provided backstories of the characters that gave me just enough to understand them but not enough to make me emotionally invested. There was no point in the book where I had to guess what was going to happen so the ending was very expected. It was a tame reading that ended with the unsurprising but pleasing HEA.