{Review & Giveaway} Flames of Love by Melissa Foster

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{Review & Giveaway} Flames of Love by Melissa FosterFlames of Love by Melissa Foster
Series: , The Remingtons #3
Publisher: World Literary Press (Self-Published) on March 31, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 300

Our Rating

5 Stars

As one of New York's Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman's car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he's there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman's well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he's nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.
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As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she's made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn't know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she's rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she's found her own real-life romantic fairy tale--until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.
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Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed--and so is Cash's warm, romantic heart. But Siena's secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle--and Siena is forced to choose between a man who's everything she's ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.



This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

ReasonsToRead As a firefighter, Cash is always prepared, and it’s that instinct that leads him to rescue a woman who’s run her car off the road one snowy night.  But nothing prepared him for Siena Remington.  She’s irresponsible, entitled, and none too nice to the man who pulled her out of a wrecked car where she would surely have frozen to death.

A a sought-after model, Siena’s used to getting attention, but it never seems to be the right kind.  Men want to be seen with her, sure, but they’re more interested in her looks or her fame than they are in romance.  But the sexy firefighter who comes to her rescue couldn’t be more different.  He grates on her last nerve and won’t stop glaring at her, but she can’t seem to get him off her mind.

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TheVerdictThis might just be my favorite book in the series yet.  I wasn’t sure I could get into a story about a model, but Melissa Foster hasn’t steered me wrong yet.

Siena is immediately likeable, and while her job might not be something many of us can relate to, her character is one hundred percent down to earth.  Where I expected jet-setting and name-dropping, there was instead a woman wishing for the same kind of romance everyone else around her has found — and who can’t relate to that at one time or another?

And Cash…damn.  I’m pretty sure he’s the reason this is my favorite book so far.  He’s all kinds of hot, dealing with a hell of a lot of guilt from a failed rescue at a fire, and so damned romantic despite his gruff exterior that it’s no wonder Siena can’t keep away from him.

Their chemistry together, even when they initially can’t stand each other, is simply off the charts, and while they move past the miscommunications rather quickly, they don’t fall victim to insta-love.  Theirs is a getting-to-know-you relationship, made more difficult by the publicity demands of Siena’s career, and while it definitely made for some challenges, I’m so glad it didn’t go super-angsty.  Instead, it was the catalyst for something bigger between them, leading up to their figuring out exactly what they could and couldn’t handle as a couple.

Flames of Love is a steamy read about two people stumbling into and fumbling their way to a real relationship, despite their differences and misgivings.  Neither one of them lacks for individual confidence, but they’re no experts at relationships, and that’s what makes the story so fun.  Their banter and honesty with each other had me falling in love right along with them, and I think the only reason I’m not freaking out that the story ended is because I know I’ll probably get a peak at them later in the series.

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About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author.

She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women's fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog,

Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, the World Literary Café.

When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.

Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.

Visit Melissa on The Women's Nest, Fostering Success, or World Lit Cafe. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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5 Comments

  1. Ysar, what can I say? Your review is inspiring. You’ve also reminded me not to be prejudiced about a story before reading it …

    Thank you for supporting Melissa on tour.

    Shaz

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  2. I read the first book of The Remingtons, Game of Love, and fell in love with Melissa’s characters and her writing. I didn’t want to say good-bye to Dex and Ellie, and felt the same way you do – comforted by the thought I’ll probably get a peek at them later on, lol. After you wrote this may be your favorite in the series so far, I’m definitely itching to read the rest of this series even sooner than I originally planned! 🙂

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  3. I love this story of the misconception of each characters. Both sounded like they have been burned and now need to figure out if there is a chance that a relationship could happen between them.

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  4. Cash is your favorite? I don’t know why an angsty, sexy fireman would make you weak in the knees 😉
    Thank you so much for your wonderful, thoughtful review! I’m so glad you enjoyed the book so much XOXO

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