on May 2, 2016
Series: Risky Business #3
Genres: adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: eARC from Publisher
Firefighter Jackson Hart is back in Brooklyn and on the hunt for the girl who’s kept him burning for ten long years. The girl he left, in a total prick move, without saying goodbye. Now he’s determined to make it right, to hell with her three-date rule.
But Becca’s not ready to forgive and forget. In fact, she seems determined to stoke his fire every chance she gets. She wants to avoid sexy distractions like him? Fine. Because what she doesn’t know—yet—is that Jax isn’t the kind of man to give up when he wants something. And he always gets what he wants.
Seducing the Fireman is the third book in the risky business series by Jennifer Bonds. I have not read any of the previous books in the series yet, but it is my understanding that they are really standalones and I don’t think that any of the characters overlap. Either way, I had no problem following the story or characters in Seducing the Fireman. It was a nicely wrapped up contemporary romance. I had a great time reading Seducing the Fireman. It made me want to read the other books in the Risky Business series.
Seducing the Fireman is told in dual narrative between Becca (AKA Frankie) and Jax. I really liked Jax. I think the book name is a bit misleading because it sure seemed to me that Jax was the one trying to win Becca over the whole time. She is a stubborn little thing. A bit too stubborn in my opinion. I liked her, but honestly she dealt out her fair share of abuse to Jax- from standing him up, to kicking him out of her house, to constantly leading him on, I felt bad for the poor guy. But he was never once deterred, and Becca is a good person, she is just a little confusing when it comes to her love life.
I loved the chemistry between Jax and Becca. I loved that they knew each other growing up and that Jax remembers so much about her. It was really cute. They were very wrapped up in their little world though. I kind of wish that we incorporated more of some secondary characters and that so much of the book wasn’t just between the two of them. I am all for some alone scenes, and romance time but they felt a bit isolated all the time. It wasn’t a big deal, but it was a thought that I was left with after reading. I also have to say that I don’t love the cover for the book. This is not something directed at this book in particular, but rather at the Brazen line as a whole. I feel like all of their covers look the same, and while I love a guys chest as much as the next lady, I wish that they didn’t just have a chest in a different color for all of their books because, to me, it sends the message that all of the books are the same, and I don’t think they are at all. I love the stories in this line, and I think the covers are doing them a disservice.
Bottom line: Seducing the Fireman is a fun and flirty read. I completely fell in love with Jax (and in like with Becca). If you like your romances in quick, down and dirty reads, this is the perfect book for you. Even if you are new to the series, check this one out. I really enjoyed it.
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