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By Jennifer Blackwood

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.

My Review

I love a good firefighter romance, and Burning Up by Jennifer Blackwood provided exactly what I needed. Erin is back home, licking her wounds while she tries to figure out what she's going to do next. Jake is also broken, trying to manage being a great firefighter and an amazing dad to his daughter. Erin is his best friend's younger sister, but he decides she is the perfect date for his sister's wedding. This isn't just a typical hookup story, and the additional characters and setting give it a different feel than I was expecting. 

I loved the small town romance feel that you got from the book, and watching the two of them navigate their relationship and all the people around them was amusing. The people in their lives are a mess, just look at Erin's family, and it only adds to the excitement of the book. It really showed what happens when you move beyond your original expectations and go with your gut. 
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Author Bio

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.

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