Book Review ~ Up In Flames by Jennifer Blackwood

Book: Up in Flames (Flirting with Fire #2)

Author: Jennifer Blackwood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: Montlake Romance | October 9, 2018

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.

Jennifer Blackwood’s second book in her Flirting With Fire series was surely a pleasant read for me. Just like the first book of the series, BURNING UP, UP IN FLAMES was most fun at the misfortune of the two protagonists. Well, mostly the hero, Reece, because he had to volunteer in a firefighter for charity, and his long time friend/recent arch enemy-for reasons relayed to us at the beginning- buys his time for a good amount of money. You know, for charity. Not at all to torture him for the duration of one month that’s supposed to take for him to complete four chores in total for whoever pays the highest.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I truly enjoyed this book. Since Sloane and Reece have known each other for a long while, they already had an easygoing relationship that was just waiting to be rekindled. And I’m not talking about the romance yet, I mean that comfortable state you can only achieve with someone who’s seen you at your teens because let’s face it, those times are your best and your worst wrapped up in a nice little package.

Before they jumped into their lust and then their romance, they became friends. The easy banter between them was quite fun and sweet, and the jump from what they had to something more was very smoothly done. I was sold.

Throw in a cute little attitude filled dog in the mix, and you got yourself a story that makes you laugh and happy-sigh at the same time. I loved those scenes with Reece and his tiny foster dog.

I recommend this one. Especially if, like me, you have a thing for firefighters. Though I gotta ask, who doesn’t have a thing for firefighters?

I’m adding four spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.


Flirting with Fire series:

  1. Burning Up
  2. Up in Flames

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