Sookie Logan is interested in one thing and Chase Kingston is not it. A fiercely independent helicopter pilot for the National Guard, Sookie is back in her hometown to fly her copter and help fight a fire, not to hook up with some junior firefighter from Alaska. Especially when this particular firefighter works for her brother, the one person in the world who’s let her down the most. The hunk in yellow & tan is off limits.

But when a date intended to just make her brother’s blood boil turns into much more, Sookie and Chase give in to their raging attraction. Both agree it’s a quick fling—something that will last only as long as it takes to knock down the flames threatening her town. Leaving Chase behind will be as easy as leaving her hometown was the first time. No attachments. No regrets.

Chase wasn’t looking for a hook-up and definitely not with his boss’s little sister. Besides, Chase isn’t about to fall for Sookie. Their “relationship” is all about the great sex, thank you very much—he’s been burned in the past and there’s no chance of a repeat. No way. Not even if Sookie is starting to get under his skin and he can’t seem to get that little firecracker of his head. 

Just when Chase is beginning to believe they may have something real, the demons he’s been fighting for years come back with a vengeance, making a future between the two as unpredictable as the fire they’re fighting. As the fire rages on, will Sookie and Chase douse their own flame? Or realize they’re meant to face any inferno together?

Titles in the Californian Wildfire Fighters includes:  Lighting Fire –

Title:  Lighting Fire
Series:  Californian Wildfire Fighters #1
Author:  Leslie North
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Published:  August 16, 2018
Publisher:  Relay Publishing
My Rating:  4 stars

Lighting Fire is a smokin’ hot romance between two people who didn’t intend to have more than a very temporary fling, and maybe to poke a bit at Sookie’s brother and Chase’s boss as an added bonus.  As their fling quickly becomes something more, and something neither expected, the question becomes what do they do with the emotions they have for each other.  The past doesn’t always stay neatly in the past where it belongs.  Trusting each other becomes just as important as needing each other when the past brings even more chaos into their situation.

The cover description gives you a lot to consider and help to decide if  this story is one you want to pick up.  I found Lighting Fire a quick but intense read with believable characters facing a present danger, as well as trouble from the past.  The chemistry between Sookie and Chase sizzles, and there is no denying the attraction between them.  I enjoyed myself with this story and I’ll keep an eye out for the rest of the series.  If you’re looking for a quick, sizzling, satisfying read to capture your imagination for a few hours then this is one you’ll want to consider.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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