Flirting with Fire
Everyone knows that if you play with fire you’ll end up getting burned…
What happens when you attend a first responder’s bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like me, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush.
That’s right. Even back when I was ‘Fatty Maddie’ to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one.
Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he’s turned into and I want to slide down his pole.
One date. That’s all I’m committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet.
As always, the universe has other plans. I never would’ve predicted that in a matter of days he’d turn from my dream guy into my business partner — and that’s when things got interesting.
My Review: 4 stars
When Madison’s friends bid on her high school crush at a first responder’s auction, she has no idea what she is going to do. Mauro is the guy she was dreamed about for years, but he is also the guy who doesn’t remember her from high school or remember their kiss on night at a bonfire.
Mauro is used to getting what he wants. When the girl who won a date with him at an auction is stand-offish, he doesn’t understand what is going on.
Madison and Mauro end up working together by some crazy luck. But that doesn’t mean they are going to fall instantly in love.
Add in 2 crazy best friends, 2 crazy brothers, a grieving widow, and some really deep self-esteem issues.
Madison and Mauro get their HEA but it’s not an easy road to get there.
I also love Piper Rayne’s books. I know I’m going to be happy at the end of it but I never know the path that will get me to that happy ending.
Crushing on the Cop:
Cristian Bianco has two things against him-he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.
Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.
Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.
Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me-a problem.
Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way-by locking my wrists to his headboard.
My Review: 4 stars
Vanessa is the police commanders daughter. Cristian is a police officer. See the problem?
Vanessa does. She doesn’t date cops. She doesn’t date men like her dad.
Cristian doesn’t see a problem with it.
But Vanessa owes Cristian a date from the bachelor auction and he plans to get that date.
Vanessa and Cristian are opposites. She is a bit wild. She has secrets from her past. She doesn’t want a relationship. While he is the straight laced cop who follows the rules and wants to start a family.
What happens when they come to an agreement to “try” things out? What happens when Vanessa’s past comes back?
This is a sweet book. I immediately fell in love with Cristian. And now on to Luca’s book.
Engaged to the EMT:
Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.
He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.
Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.
That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.
The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.
What’s that saying? Love is blind?
Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.
My Review: 4 stars
Luca and Lauren have an enemies to lovers story with a twist.
If you read the last book you know that Lauren’s friend decided to bet on Luca at a charity auction for Lauren. Problem with that…. they hate each other. Have since high school.
But Luca needs Lauren to do him a favor. A BIG favor. But convincing her is the problem.
Lauren hates Luca, always has. So when he asks her for a favor…. to be his fake fiancee…..she thinks he has lost his mind. But he has a reason. A really good reason.
But can Lauren lie to Luca’s family for him? To her friends? And what about the part where they hate each other? Or do they?
This is a great enemies to lovers story.
They hate hard. They love harder. But…. they don’t know they love each other. Will they find out too late?
I can’t wait to read the spin off series White Collar Cousins.
About the Authors:
Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.