On Fire! Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl

Posted January 13, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

On Fire! Fanning the Flames by Victoria DahlFanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl
Series: Jackson: Girl's Night Out #.5
Published by Harlequin on July 1, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 61
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars

Burning for you

Some men are off-limits. Close friends of your ex-husband, for instance. Or firefighters who work in the same building as you. Yet despite her best judgment, librarian Lauren Foster can't help noticing fire captain Jake Davis whenever he jogs by…shirtless. They've always been friends, but all it takes is one not-so-chance meeting at a local bar and one not-quite-innocent walk home to ignite a fierce, uncontrollable desire between them.

Widower Jake Davis has tried to ignore the spark he feels whenever Lauren's around, but once he sees her curves in a little black dress, there's no turning back. No matter how often she says she's all wrong for him, the sexy, outspoken divorcée is driving him wild in the best possible way. Maybe she's just blowing off steam. Or maybe he can convince her to fan these flames into something deeper, hotter and truer than they ever expected….

There’s a lot to like about this short story!

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Lauren Foster is a divorced librarian with a son who is a college freshman. Jake Davis is a widower and a fire captain. His daily shirtless runs past the library have caused Lauren to realize she’s now at her sexual peak. Both keep pretending they aren’t noticing each other but with a little help from friends, they finally connect.

I really enjoyed everything about the story. Both Lauren and Jake are extremely likable and appealing and it helped having both their points of view. It was also great that they’re a mature couple who don’t waste time with immature issues. It’s funny and sexy (almost erotic), a great intro to the series.

Loved it and the only downside is its brevity, though the story was definitely complete. I’m just greedy!

 

Sexual Content: Steamy details

About Victoria Dahl

Victoria Dahl lives with her family in a small town high in the Utah mountains. During the summer, she hikes and drinks margaritas (usually not at the same time.) During the winter she likes to curl up with a book and a cup of hot cocoa and think about all those poor, freezing skiers working so hard out in the snow.

She’s been reading romance since the age of twelve and started her first manuscript at the tender age of twenty. Occasionally, on dark and stormy nights, she bravely posts excerpts of that original story on her blog for the entertainment of her readers.

Her first published novel won the Golden Heart award. Since then, she’s published over twenty books and novellas, including three USA Today bestsellers, and several of her books have been nominated for the prestigious RITA® Award for excellence in the romance genre.

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4 responses to “On Fire! Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl

  1. I have heard amazing things about this author/series. I picked up the novel free from Amazon back a while ago and I NEED to read it!! Thanks!

  2. I need to read this series. I’ve had it no my Netgalley account. Once I’m caught up on all my contemporary series I have going on this might be the next series I start since it only has 2 books out.