on May 10, 2022
Series: Bridges and Bitters #1
Genres: contemporary, Romance
He hates her for some reason. She will not rest until she changes his mind.
People always like Samantha Vine. It's kind of her thing. All the employees at her tech startup think she's the best boss, and the community partners and investors she woos not only trust, but adore her.
Everyone likes her, except him.
Sam may have been caught off guard when she accidentally insulted science teacher AJ Trachtenberg, but she's pulling out all the stops trying to make it up to him…and it’s not working. Offering his students a swanky field trip doesn't win him over—it only seems to make him grumpier.
Unfortunately, grumpy looks very good on him. AJ is tall, dark, and annoyingly handsome and he’s got a giant chip on his shoulder. Honestly, his smoldering is distracting.
Sam can’t afford any distractions right now, not with the media hounding her as she tries to take her company public. Maybe she can swing a one-time naked distraction, though. That doesn’t have to mean anything, right? She’s not looking for a happily-ever-after here. She’s just trying to get him out of her head.
Alas, when it comes to business and bossy men, Samantha Vine has trouble letting go.
Fireball is the laugh-out-loud first stand-alone installment of the Bridges and Bitters series. If you love found family, hilarious antics, and off-the-charts heat, you'll devour these sexy romantic comedies.
Fireball is an adult hate to love contemporary romance by Lainey Davis. It is the first book in the Bridges and Bitters series, which is a series I am excited to continue reading. This book was a fun, quick read and I really enjoyed it. I have been really into the grumpy sunshine trope this year, which is what initially drew me to the story, and I am happy to report there was a nice grumpy sunshine trope present, as well as a romance that built over the story. I can’t wait to see what is in store for us next with this series.
In Fireball we meet our main characters, Sam and AJ. Sam is running a tech startup, and she is on a mission to not only be an awesome girl boss as she tries to take her company public, but also to change AJ’s mind about her. Sam is juggling a lot, and I found myself relating to her and everything she had on her plate. I loved her group of friends. In fact, the friend group/found family aspect of the story was probably my favorite element of the story.
AJ is the perfect brooding grumpy guy. I really liked him, but I do wish a little more time was spent on developing his and Sam’s connection. I thought the romance built and got better as the story went on, but I found myself enjoying the friend aspect of the story a little more than the romance. Overall, this was a really fun book, and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the series is going to go.