Light Her Fire by Samanthe Beck
Series: Private Pleasures #2
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 27, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Format: eARC, 274 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
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He’ll show this good girl the thrill of being bad…
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…
I haven’t read the first book in Samanthe’s Private Pleasures series yet, but I have every intention of fixing that soon. Even having not read the first book, this story stands all on its own. I didn’t feel like I’d missed anything – except what I’m assuming is another sweet and sexy read.
Light Her Fire is the story of good girl Melody and playboy fire chief Josh Bradley. Melody is fresh out of a failed engagement with a man she dated for two years. Josh is new to the small town of Bluelick and can’t wait to serve his time and get back to the city. It was a career move and he has no intention of staying in the country. It’s not the life he wants for himself. Melody, on the other hand, is Bluelick born and raised and can’t imagine living anywhere else. After her failed engagement, Melody is looking for some passion. She propositions Josh in the grocery store (SUCH a great scene!) and they dive head-first into hot and heavy sexy times that could easily set off fire alarms. Of course, along the way, they come to realize they might mean a little more to each other than just bedroom (and office and car and kitchen) fun. But, can they compromise and make things work, since they want different things out of life?
I loved these characters so freaking much. Melody was easy to relate to and Josh was so sexy and swoony that I just couldn’t get enough of him. Together? These two were golden. I loved how they played off each other. Opposites attract and they certainly did here. They were combustible.
My favorite scene in the book wasn’t a sexy one, believe it or not. (Not that they weren’t all smoking hot, a little out of the box and fantastic.) Instead, there was a great scene between Josh and Melody’s nieces. It really showed the man underneath and is what really pushed the book to a five-star read for me. I love Brazen books for their length and steam factor, but I also love when authors go the extra mile and develop the characters and show us they’re more than dirty-talkin’ alpha men. This scene was so sweet and unexpected that I simultaneously melted and handed my bookish heart over to Josh on the spot. My ovaries might have exploded, too. It’s not just this one scene that makes the book so special, though. There are a TON of fun, flirty, sexy and sweet scenes. The whole book had me either grinning from ear-to-ear or blushing. Or, you know, both.
Light Her Fire isn’t my first Samanthe Beck novel, but it’s definitely my new favorite. Everything about this book – the writing, the characters, the feelings it all invoked – was fantastic. I can’t recommend it highly enough.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.