Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Burning Up - Jennifer Blackwood - Release Blitz & Review

Title: Burning Up
Series: Flirting with Fire #1
Author: Jennifer Blackwood
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: May 8, 2018

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood fans the flames of desire in her smoking-hot series about firefighters and the women who want them…

Unemployed schoolteacher Erin Jenkins is back in Portland, the town she hasn’t called home for more than a decade. It’s not the way she wants to spend her last days of summer: in between jobs and avoiding her mother’s snooping by escaping to the ice-cream aisle. But when the opportunity arises for her to accompany her brother’s best friend—her lifetime crush—to a wedding, summer gets a whole lot more interesting.

Firefighter and single dad Jake Bennett has built a nice, safe wall around his heart—no romance, no getting burned. That doesn’t mean he’s ruling out a fling. Considering Erin’s visit is temporary, they’re the perfect fit for a scorching no-strings one-night stand. Or two. Or five. Until the worst thing happens: Erin and Jake are feeling more. Damn that four-letter word.

Now their hearts are on the line, and when their smoldering summer comes to a close, it’s going to be harder than ever to put out the fire.


Free in Kindle Unlimited

3.5 Stars 

Burning Up is the first title in the Flirting With Fire series, a slow burn, brother's best friend title featuring Erin and Jake. 

Erin's best laid plans are question with the more time she spends with single father Jake.  Their connection and chemistry is intense, but they both spend a lot of time questioning what they want out of life and from each other. 

I enjoyed this title, but I didn't love it.  Honestly at times the push/pull between this pair became a bit frustrating, but I enjoyed their banter.  I would have liked a bit more to the ending as it felt a tad rushed. 

Jennifer is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her kiddo, you can find her binge-watching episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.