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.
[I received a digital arc from netgalley for an honest review]
Up in Flames by Jennifer Blackwood is the second book in the Flirting with Fire series but can me read as a standalone. I am new to this series and thoroughly enjoyed !
Reece Jenkins is almost the complete package, muscles ✔ tattoos ✔ firefighter ✔ volunteer ✔ his problem is that he’s given up on love. After having his heartbroken by the girl he thought was the one he decides to stick with one night stands and no strings attached. Sloan Garcia is a caring Nurse Practitioner who spends her down time volunteering at her local animal shelter. From her blue hair alone you know she has a big personality that’s fun. Even though she is finally out of a long term relationship that completely failed she still has hope she finds love.
Reece and Sloan have known each other since high school, she’s his sisters best friend. They were always cordial with each other until one night when Sloan has too much to drink. She comes onto Reece and the only thing he can think to do to diffuse the situation is to say she’s completely not his type. Ever since then they have become enemies, and Sloan can’t stand to be in the same room as him. When the opportunity arises for Sloan to buy him at the annual firefighter action charity event she decides it will be the best revenge to have him at her mercy for a whole month. Reece didn’t realize how much he craved Sloan till he’s stuck spending so much time with her, and he has to decide if he’s ready to explore it as more than a one night stand. Sloan doesn’t trust her physical reactions to Reece and doesn’t want to be another notch in his bedpost. With Sloans tasks and interference from their friends they manage to move from enemies to friends to a lot more.
Overall this was a great enemy to lovers romance. It had plenty of sexual tension, smoking hot firefighters, and playful banter. I am looking forward to reading more of Jennifer Blackwoods books in the future.
“The tanned column of her throat was exposed, and he had the sudden urge to run his tongue along the golden-brown skin.”
“He let out a deep laugh that went straight to the space between her thighs, and then he beamed at her, his lips twisting in a smirk that made everything clench.”