* Review * BURNING UP by Jennifer Blackwood

* Review * BURNING UP by Jennifer BlackwoodBurning Up by Jennifer Blackwood
Series: Flirting With Fire #1
Published by Montlake Romance on May 8, 2018
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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.


Reunited … and wow, it felt SO good! Sweet, sexy and irresistible would be the perfect way to describe firefighter Jake. He’s a fun dad, a nice guy and sexy as all get out. I liked him a lot … and Erin irritated me on occasion, but overall I liked them together. Fast paced, lots of humor laced in and an entertaining read all the way around.

Firefighter and single dad Jake Bennett found out long ago that he wasn’t cut out for relationships. If he can have the fun without he pain, he’ll take it any day of the week, but no more setting himself up for heartache! The stress of finding a “plus one” to his sister’s wedding before his mother sets him up with someone is on … but his luck is changing when his best friend’s sister happens to be in town and just the person he needs to take along!

Erin Jenkins has crushed on Jake all of her life, but his life went on without a problem while she pined away. She’s returning home to Portland for the summer just to help her mom out while she recovers from some surgery, but getting into a fake relationship that leads to more with Jake, might be just the kind of distraction she needs while she’s in town! When real feelings start to flare and endanger her ability to leave when shes’ ready, she not so sure she’s ready for that!


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