This book was a good find for me. I happen to love shorter novels and novellas, and Fanning the Flames is a first in series novella. From what I can tell, it’s also part of a bigger series, so really it’s a prequel for a series within a series.
Series: Girls’ Night Out book 0 (0 meaning prequel); Jackson book 4
I’d just finished reading A Little Bit Wild by Victoria Dahl and came across this one in her book list and decided first up I was going to check out all the shorter stuff. (Her book list is not up to date unfortunately! I really wish authors would take more care to keep this stuff current.)
I liked so much about this story, but since it is short, I don’t want to say too much because it might spoil the fun. However, I can say that I really liked Lauren. I’m usually a bigger fan of the men in romance novels than the women, but for once, I really liked the main female character—and liked her more than the guy.
Not that Jake wasn’t a good hero, it’s just that I liked Lauren a lot. Honestly, I think she’s the closest mirror of myself I’ve ever read in a character. It was freakish at times. Which probably explains why I liked her so much.
All that said, this was a fun read, the sexy times were entertaining, and the ending was satisfying. Pick it up and give it a chance if you like contemporary romance stories.
Here’s the description.
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Fanning the Flames by Victoria Dahl
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….
If you do pick up this book, come back and tell me what you think!