Series: Standalone Novel
Published by Self Published on 1/28/19
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Arden Lennox’s charmed life may be in pieces, but she’d sooner get her hoohaw bleached than move back in with her parents. She’s no longer the prom-queen princess married to the football star. She’s a broke, penniless widow, and it’s time she stood on her own two feet.
An under-construction unit in a quaint Chicago brownstone is cheap (free), but it comes with an unexpected surprise. Tyler Ramirez, her brother’s gawky high school best friend, is now a smoking hot firefighter who spends most of his spare time in her unit hammering, drilling, and screwing. Usually with his shirt off—a temptation she has no intention of indulging.
Tyler can’t believe his high school crush is living right across the hall, or how fast his fierce lust for her comes blazing back. She’s still gorgeous—a little sadder, a little quieter, but still with the amazing smile and sweet body that fueled his awkward teenage fantasies.
Despite her best intentions, Arden can’t resist grown up Tyler but the sparks between them send her into full retreat. And by the time she realizes the heat between them could last a lifetime, it could be too late to tell him…
Firecracker is a heartfelt, fiery, passionate romance rife with misunderstandings and sugary sweet friendships. The chemistry on these pages is OFF THE CHARTS and anyone looking for a wholly readable romance full of push and pull, reluctant emotion, smart character growth and witty banter should look no further than this book right here.
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Kelly Jamieson’s standalone contemporary romance about a widowed twenty-something who’s desperate to find herself while reluctantly losing herself in her brother’s best friend is a feel-good storyline full of charismatic characters, smoking hot attraction, lush romance and, admittedly, some predictably cliche complications. But with each turn of the page, Firecracker grew on me more and more and I came away having thoroughly enjoyed all of it.
If you don’t fall hard and fast for Tyler Ramirez, I just don’t even know if we can be friends. He’s protective and kind and… verrrrry generous (winky face!) I seriously couldn’t get over how much I adored him. And even though Arden often bugged me with her inability to see that what was RIGHT IN FRONT OF HER was precisely what she needed, I really liked her too and I was rooting for her the entire way. I so appreciated the build in this story: the former high school crush turned neighborly handyman which ultimately leads to so much more… it was just too good, so juicy, so sexy, so complicated. I had so much fun reading this book.
Firecracker is sinfully sexy and adorably sweet all at once. I hope every character that was introduced on these pages gets their own story because I’m not at all ready to let them go without knowing how life turns out for each of them. Tyler and Arden’s story in Firecracker is a heartfelt, fiery, passionate romance rife with misunderstandings and sugary sweet friendships. Whether you’re already a huge fan of Kelly Jamieson, as I am, or relatively new to this author’s work, I highly recommend giving this one a go. The chemistry on these pages is OFF THE CHARTS and anyone looking for a wholly readable romance full of push and pull, reluctant emotion, smart character growth and witty banter should look no further than this book right here.