Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Flare Up by Shannon Stacey [Review]

 Flare Up by Shannon Stacey
Flare Up (Boston Fire #6) by Shannon Stacey
Format: ebook
Source: provided through NetGalley
Date read: December 30, 2018

Boston Fire
1. Heat Exchange
2. Controlled Burn
3. Fully Ignited
4. Hot Response
5. Under Control
6. Flare UpPaperback | Kindle

Shannon Stacey
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
Nursing a broken heart while everybody around him seems to be drowning in happiness has Grant Cutter wondering whether staying with Engine 59—or even Boston Fire—is in his future. It’s tempting as hell to pack up what fits in his Jeep and hit the road. But then a 911 call brings the woman who shattered his heart back into his life, and he knows he won’t ever be able to fully leave her in his rearview mirror.

For a few months, Wren Everett had thought the nightmare of her past was behind her and she might live happily ever after with Grant. Until she got the phone call letting her know the time her ex had spent in jail for assault hadn’t cooled his temper or determination that she belonged with him. Cutting ties with Grant was the hardest thing she’d ever had to do, but it was also the only way to keep him safe.

Now that Grant is back, he’s not letting Wren push him away again. And even with the trust issues between them, Wren dares to hope she and Grant might have a future together after all…if they’re willing to fight for it.
Thoughts on Flare Up: Oh, man. I felt for Grant when Wren walked out on him in the previous book. Buuuuut, running like she did made me think something was up and I'm glad to see I was right. (because I like being right!)

Stumbling over Wren throws Grant's world into a tailspin. He's nowhere near over her and that makes him willing to listen to see what sent her running from their relationship in the first place. Which is awesome. Finding out about the fear she's been living with eases some of his hurt, but it's not all puppies and roses.

On her end, Wren knows she hurt Grant with her actions. She knows her secrecy with him the first time around made things worse. So she's determined to be more honest. Because hurting him ultimately hurt her and that's not a good way to rekindle a relationship.

The rekindling part was pretty awesome, btw.

We got to see familiar faces, spend some quality time at Kincaid's, and watch a romance bloom again. Perfect!

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