Friday, February 26, 2016

Fully Ignited by Shannon Stacey

Title: Fully Ignited
Author: Shannon Stacey
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Boston Fire #3
Main Characters: Jamie and Scott
Release Date: February 2016
Publisher: Carina Press
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
When Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire’s Engine 59, she doesn’t anticipate any problems. She’s been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she’s fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she’s not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.

Scott is looking for a wife. It’s been a fun ride as a single guy, but he’s tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. When the new guy at the firehouse turns out to be a capable, confident and very attractive woman, his plan is completely derailed.

Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie’s plan, but she’s tempted by Scott—even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she’s worked so hard for. And Scott can’t stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she’s his superior and not sticking around. Chemistry can crush the best-laid plans, though, and while Jamie and Scott might not be each other’s future…there’s no resisting the right now.

My Review:
I've loved reading this series and this book was no different from the others in that I thoroughly enjoyed it. 

Jamie is the new fireman in the company...a girl. She was brought in as the new Lieutenant for the company while Danny's out with a broken leg. Everyone knows she's there for a limited time...6-8 weeks. The chemistry she has with Scott was instantaneous for both of them, but she has a messing around with any of the guys from work; and he's not doing casual hook-ups anymore. He's ready to settle down and search for the one. But chemistry and knowing there's a deadline on anything that happens proves to be too much temptation and they give in. 

This was one of those stories that just made me happy to read it. Jamie and Scott are fun together...from the moment they bond over chocolate pudding. That made the book highly entertaining to read and I rooted for them to find their way to an HEA. But there were moments when that outcome was not looking so good. No spoilers, but I have to say I love how Shannon Stacey wrote the black moment for the story...really intense and highly emotionally charged. It really worked for me. 

The entire set up for the story was good. I loved that Jamie bonded with Scott's sisters and how they would finagle information out of her. I continue to love the dynamic of this fire-fighting family. On the surface, they are completely dysfunctional, but incredibly loyal and true to the ones they love. I enjoyed how the relationship developed and how it surprised both Jamie and Scott. In addition, these two were incredibly hot together. That chemistry is amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.

I definitely recommend this book. In fact, I highly recommend the entire series. While the books have common characters with intertwined lives, you can read each book as a stand-alone, so don't feel like you have to read all three. I just have a feeling you'll want to after you read one of them. It's a highly entertaining, fun series to read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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