Callie Gordon is more than a little obsessed…
I love firemen.
Heroic. Selfless. Brave.
Not to mention the uniform with those damn sexy pants…I can’t get enough.
Imagine my surprise when local fire captain, Chase Matthews, wanders into my yard on moving day. I’ve hit real estate gold. Hot as sin with that all-knowing smirk creates an instant spark. Welcome to the neighborhood never looked so good.
But dating a firefighter isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Chase keeps me at distance even when I attempt to break down his walls. A friendship with the nosy eccentric woman down the street reveals there’s more to Chase than he’s willing to share. I’m playing with fire and bound to get burned.
Truths are brought to light.
Can I handle the heat? Or will my love for this man prove that sometimes even good girls have to burn down the house?
Caught in the Flames is a standalone contemporary romance and intended for adult readers due to explicit content.
I received a copy of this story for an honest review.
What I Loved: Caught in the Flames is a real and touching story about a young woman experiencing the ups and downs of finding meaningful and true love. I completely embraced lead Callie and her character growth over the story's arc just hit me right in the heart. Caught in the Flames has a nice balance of angst, heat, sweetness and dab of mystery. Beyond Callie's romantic relationships one of the best parts of the story is the friendship demonstrated between Callie and her girlfriends. That trio had me laughing and shedding a few tears.
What I Didn't Love: This is an extensive read. I found myself starting and stopping but once I committed to the story I was rewarded with a beautiful book that I will remember for some time.
"Oh honey, there's always a reason to be careful in love. Doesn't mean that the heart listens."
"Using love as a pet name is manipulative bullshit. It's a play on a woman's emotions without having to give the full commitment of love. It's basically the same as me saying I love sangria. It doesn't mean I'm going to marry it."
"You can't be afraid in love, my dear. You must be brave, and strong, and unapologetic. The man who can handle that and lift you up in the process, that's the man for you."
Caught in the Flames is a wonderful read and I highly recommend it.