Debuting 2018 - the new Steele Ridge: The Kingstons series.
Fire in one hand, ashes in the other
Studious tutor Emmy McKay fell in love with Cash Kingston over a biology textbook, never expecting the high school football hero to give her a second thought. But his feelings for her burned just as hot. All too soon, Emmy’s choices destroyed their youthful relationship, reducing it to a pile of ash. Years later, she has landed her dream job as an ER doctor in her hometown. Now it’s time to win back her dream man.
As a firefighter and tactical medic, Cash Kingston is no stranger to white-knuckle situations. But when he learns his beautiful—and brilliant—ex-girlfriend has returned to Steele Ridge, he feels as if he’s standing on the roof of a blazing building. With no escape route in sight. Emmy is the only woman who’s ever had the power to build him up one minute and burn him down the next.
But when someone targets Emmy and they begin to suspect the danger stems from their past relationship, it’s impossible for Cash to stay detached. Will the struggle to untangle a web of half-truths bring them closer together, or will it tear them apart for good?
If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.
The Beginning - The Steeles
Going Hard - The Steeles
Living Fast - The Steeles
Loving Deep - The Steeles
Breaking Free - The Steeles
Roaming Wild - The Steeles
Stripping Bare - The Steeles
Enduring Love - The Steeles
Craving Heat - The Kingstons
Tasting Fire - The Kingstons
Searing Need - The Kingstons
Vowing Love - The Steeles
Striking Edge - The Kingstons
Burning Ache - The Kingstons
Suspense in a riveting way
Tasting Fire (Steele Ridge: The Kingstons Book 2)
A great second chance book that works through issues that Emmy and Cash need to solve if they are going to have a HEA. Bring in a aggressive former boy friend, threatening incidents that are aimed at Emmy that accelerate to attempted murder. Who in Steele Ridge could possibly be doing it? It is a nonstop read from start to finish as Kelsey weaves a tale of suspense layered with loyalty, friendship, and love. Many twists and turns draws you to try and figure out who is the villain. Have to admit that I did not figure it out.
Hot, hot , hot!
Tasting Fire has everything I could possibly want in a book! A wonderful second-chance-at-love couple with Cash and Emmy, check! A close-knit family who supports not only its members but their entire small town, check. A squad of firefighters/paramedics/SWAT team members...yes! And that doesn’t even include a creepy ex, the suspense of a possible hidden threat and a splash of current events.
While Tasting Fire is book two in the Kingston series, which is a continuation of the Steele Ridge multi-author set, it is a stand-alone story. I didn’t feel I missed out on anything by not reading book one, but I’ll be going back to it, since I loved this one so much. With plenty of drama, romance, fun dialogue and great secondary characters, Kelsey Browning has written a fantastic 5 star read!
This story is soooo good! I am at a loss for words to describe this story but here goes. This story is heartbreaking, exciting and wonderful all rolled into one. I loved Cash and Emmy and how their second chance had real life elements to it. It made them relatable and endearing. I also loved the way the author wrote about some of todays social issues in such a thought provoking way. It was perfect! Highly, highly recommended!!