Wednesday, 3 December 2014
Review: Light Her Fire - Samanthe Beck
Good girl Melody Merritt is ready to be bad. Fresh out of an unsatisfying ten-year engagement to the town golden boy, she’s determined to make up for lost time. And who better to burn her sterling reputation to the ground than Bluelick’s sinfully sexy new fire chief whose wicked gaze promises complete and utter domination? Yes, please.
Corrupting the prim and proper Little Miss Bluelick is the most action Josh Bradley’s seen since he transferred from Cincinnati to fast-track his career. He won’t let anything or anyone—not even the delectable Melody Merritt—trap him in this Kentucky-fried Mayberry, but when their searing chemistry yields an unexpected result, he realizes he’s started a blaze that's completely beyond his control . . .
Private Pleasures Series:
Light Her Fire
Falling for the Enemy
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I loved Private Practise when I read it last year so I was really pleased when I found out that Samanthe Beck had written further books about some of the side characters we'd been introduced to. While This is the second book in the series and the timeline runs simultaneously with the first book and even thought there is some crossover of characters I don't think it's essential to read these books in order. I would be happy to recommend both stories though because they're both fabulous small town romances with a lot of humour and plenty of super hot sex.
Josh moved to Bluelick because the promotion to Fire Chief would be good for his career, he has no intention of staying in the small town for long though and just wants to use the job as a steppingstone to a higher position back in the city. Melody is the town good girl but she's desperate to break out of her shell and live a little and who better to teach her than the sexy new guy who can't take his eyes off of her. What is supposed to be a wild and passionate fling soon becomes more important to both of them but is Melody enough to make Josh consider putting down roots in Bluelick?
The connection between Josh and Melody crackles off the page from the minute they see each other, they have fabulous chemistry and I loved the flirty banter between them in the middle of the supermarket. Despite just having ended a 10 year relationship Melody is fairly inexperienced but I loved how quick she is to go after what she wants, she is a little shy but she's not afraid to try new things or to tell Josh exactly what she needs from him. Josh is a very sexy, dominant guy who loves taking control. He can't seem to keep his hands off Melody which leads to a lot of creative experimentation so you'll definitely need a cold shower to cool down after reading this one! I loved the fact that their relationship was so straightforward, both of them are quick to admit to their feelings and neither of them tries to push the other away. There was use of one trope that irritated me a tiny bit (I can't say more without giving a spoiler) but I was happy with the way it was handled so it didn't bother me as much as it could have.
I think one of the things I love the most about this series is the humour, there were so many laugh out loud moments and I read the whole book with a smile on my face. I just can't wait to revisit Bluelick while reading Ginny and Wolverine's story!
Source: Received from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
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