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Review: Burning Up by Jennifer Blackwood

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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.

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My Review

“I need you, Erin. To the point where you take up every bit of available space in my head. “

“I will make every moment with you count”

Burning Up is the first book in an exciting new series from author Jennifer Blackwood. Following the story of Erin and Jake, Burning Up in a sweet swoon worthy romance that will make you feel good and leave you with a smile on your face. It is a story about coming home and returning to your roots. A story of living the life you’re meant to live and taking a chance on love.

I loved the family dynamic in this book and loved how everyone was in on everyone else’s business. I thought Erin’s mom was a riot. She wanted nothing more than her daughter to be happy and couldn’t wait to gossip to whomever would listen. I loved her family despite all of their craziness.

And Jake….he had his reservations about becoming involved with someone. He tried really hard to fight the pull between him and Erin. But, the pull between the two of them was too hot to be ignored.

Overall, I thought this book was an enjoyable read. It was fun and flirty with just the right amount of steam and heart. I think this series is off to a really great start and look forward to getting my hands on the next book in this series.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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