Burning Up (Flirting with Fire, #1) by Jennifer Blackwood

Burning Up (Flirting with Fire, #1)

USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood fans the flames of desire in her smoking-hot series about firefighters and the women who want them…Unemployed schoolteacher Erin Jenkins is back in Portland, the town she hasn’t called home for more than a decade. It’s not the way she wants to spend her last days of summer: in between jobs and avoiding her mother’s snooping by escaping to the ice-cream aisle. But when the opportunity arises ...

Details Burning Up (Flirting with Fire, #1)

TitleBurning Up (Flirting with Fire, #1)
Release DateMay 8th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary

Reviews Burning Up (Flirting with Fire, #1)

  • Jen
    3ish StarsErin’s done her best to avoid her hometown of Portland since she made her escape ten years ago. Finding herself suddenly unemployed, she heads back home to help run the family business while her mother recuperates from an injury. She may be looking to head back to California as quickly as possible, but running into her brother’s best friend, who just so happens to be the crush she’s never been able to forget, quickly reminds her h...
  • Carol
    2.5 stars.I was fairly excited to read this book as I have read 4 others by this author and I enjoyed all of them immensely. Sadly this one didn't work at all for me.It felt stilted, no flow or witty banter to support it. I also had trouble relating to either Jake or Erin as they seemed very one dimensional (very little character development) and there really wasn't even a good storyline to hold my interest.So disappointed. I missed the funny, li...
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    After unexpectedly losing her teaching job, Erin is back home in Portland and not all happy about it. Her mother is overbearing and pushy, her brother is still standoffish and her little sister is freezing her out. Feeling out of sorts and at loose ends, Erin desperately clings to her life in California. It’s easier than wondering what about home has her running scared even after ten years.After years of running wild, Jake has learned to curb h...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    3 Crushes Become Real Stars* * * Spoiler Free We have the gal who left home to get away from a mom who was always out of control. She became a teacher in California but unfortunately got laid off... meaning she is back home helping the mom. The firefighter she has had a crush on since forever was her brother's best friend. Since she had been gone, he had a relationship that went south but ended up with a pre-teen daughter.Now he just lives for h...
  • Melanie
    Burning Up features an outstanding romance with fantastic characters and I really enjoyed it!After losing her teaching position in San Francisco due to budget cuts, Erin Jenkins returns to her hometown of Portland for the summer. While avoiding her mother’s attempts to convince her to move back permanently, Erin runs into Jake Bennett, her older brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. When Jake runs into Erin, he sees her as the perfec...
  • Lady Heather
    "5-No more running like your pants are on fire Stars!"This is the first book I've read by Ms Blackwook, and it certainly won't be my last.I really enjoyed this quick-read, sweet story which happened to be written with of my FAVOURITE story-lines (infatuated with your older brothers best friend who happens to be an amazing single parent fireman).This truly was a delight to read. There was no angst, no back-stabbing, infidelity, or any other strife...
  • « Court (Take the Read) »
    Release date: May 8th, 2018** ARC received from author. ** He promised himself he'd take it slow, but everything about Erin told him to move. Fast. To devour every inch of her while he could. Couldn't put this down. Jennifer Blackwood is a new-to-me author, but the blurb sounded so good. I had to dive in. It kept me invested in every character throughout that I'm really looking forward to the other installments. Erin is back in her hometown of P...
  • Dísir
    If there’s anything to be expected of Jennifer Blackwood’s writing, it’s the hefty dose of humour inserted in straight from the start, or at least it’s what I’ve come to associate Blackwood with. ‘Burning Up’ began with a woman on the outs and her embarrassment all because of (wrong) timing—the usual thing that creates comedy—and the characters’ as well as the reader’s reactions to it were enough to bring me on board with it...
  • Vini
    I liked the book. Didn't love it though. I lost the plot around 50%. I couldn't connect to the story thereon. I did enjoy reading it but I would have loved a bit more depth to the characters and storyline. I have read books by Jennifer Blackwood, so I am looking forward to read her next one."ARC received through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review"
  • Alison
    Erin Jenkins escaped Portland, Oregon when she was eighteen and was loving her life as a teacher in California until being in her probationary period and budget cuts left her jobless in the Summer holidays. Now her mother has had surgery and needs Erin to run their peanut butter food truck while she's out of commission. Back in her childhood home, complete with squabbling siblings Erin feels like she's dying inside. Then a meeting at Barrry's Bak...
  • Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
    USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Blackwood fans the flames of desire in her smoking-hot series about firefighters and the women who want them…I have been looking for a new romance series with firefighters.I am pleased to say I have found another one, I am quite interested in continuing with!Erin is home for the summer to help take care of her mom, and she has every intention of going back to California once she gets a teaching job. But thi...
  • Mandi Schreiner
    I'll probably give this a B-It's cute and sweet - I could have used a little more sexual tension build-up before the two of them got together. Had predictable conflict at the end.But def a good-guy hero and a nice supporting castReview to come
  • April Symes
    After unexpectedly losing her teaching job, Erin is back home in Portland and not all happy about it. Her mom is overbearing and controlling, her brother is not at all happy to have her back and is cool toward her and her little sister has put their relationship in the deep freeze. Erin is completely at loose ends and feels like she is rudderless and without a place to call home; even the firefighter she has had a crush on since forever was her b...
  • Tania's Book Blog
    This was a combination of single dad and brother best friend love story which was also funny. Jake was a single dad who was also best friend with Erin’s older brother Reece. They hadn’t seen each other in a decade until Erin moved back home for the summer. When they saw each other it was instant attraction especially since Erin has always had a crush on Jake. Jake always thought she was cute but never wanted to break the bro code. But she was...
  • 2OCC Reviews
    Burning Up by Jennifer Blackwood is somewhat engaging but really lacks anything to draw you in. Both main characters, Erin and Jake, had so many hang ups about their lives that I think maybe they may have been better off without each other. So much of the book was about the characters back and forth of will they, they do but they shouldn’t, back to will they again? Both characters had what I saw as flaws, which I know most characters do, but Er...
  • Dana
    🔥🔥🔥🔥1/2 flamesHave you ever discovered a new author after reading a book that they wrote with another one of your fav authors?Well, that’s how I discovered Ms. Blackwood. She co-wrote a book with an author I adore, RC Boldt, and the book, Tap That (a must read!!!)Burning Up was absolutely perfect! The writing, the character development, the supporting characters and of course the main characters. The chemistry between Erin and Jake ...
  • Kelly
    So happy I got an early copy of this puppy! I alternated between chuckling through this book and aching for the characters to get out of their heads so they could finally see how good they are together. It sets up the subsequent books nicely and was a totally fun read! Also firefighters are damn sexy.
  • Ayekah
    Back in Portland much to her dismay, newly unemployed school teacher Erin is home for the summer, job hunting and helping out her ever meddling nut job of a mother. The family comes complete with a brooding teen age sister who refused her college scholarship and a jack hat bossy older brother who is a firefighter. Mom owns a food truck and the two girls are pitching in working while Mom recoups from minor surgery. Erin is job hunting every minute...
  • Ann Lorz
    Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: http://romancingthereaders.blogspot.c...When I saw the cover on Burning Up on NetGalley I knew I had to review it. I hadn't before read her but I was willing to give her a try. I mean...the covers great! Like I mentioned I hadn't yet read her before so I wasn't sure what to expect from her. Right from the start I knew I had a problem. I was lost in the first few pages. Let me explain. The authors writing i...
  • Booknerd_1107
    Burning Up**received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**This is the first book in Jennifer Blackwood’s new series, Flirting With Fire, and there will definitely be some flirting going on. Erin is a sassy, determined woman who knows what she wants and Jack is a handsome father who will do anything to protect those he loves. When these two come together sparks will fly and they will challenge each other like no one has before. Erin is home ...
  • Susan Trewick
    This was a sweet, fun, read that I devoured in one sitting. The story follows Erin and Jake, growing up, Erin had a crush on her brothers friend but nothing ever happened, after leaving town to escape an over bearing mother, she’s back after losing her job. After bumping into Jake he asks a favour that she can’t refuse, accompany him to his sisters wedding. Jake had a wild youth and is a single father to a teenage daughter, after giving up on...
  • Pam
    https://ripeforreader.blogspot.com/20...Erin Jenkins has come home to Portland for the summer. She lost her job as a teacher due to cut backs and has come home to help her mom with the family business. She runs into her brothers best friend Jake whom was also her childhood crush at the bagel shop one thing leads to another and he invites her to be his date to his sisters wedding . Jake Bennett is a firefighter and a single dad raising his daughte...
  • Avid Reader
    Burning Up (Flirting with Fire #1) by Jennifer Blackwood4 starsM/F RomanceI was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.Erin is out of work due to her school budget cuts. It comes at a time when her mom needs her back in Portland to help after surgery, so Erin reluctantly heads home to Portland for the summer. Despite loving teaching, she's worried that she will get stuck at home. Erin has been running from home for a while, but does...
  • Heather Fleet
    Burning Up was an absolute joy to read. The kind of joy that had me waking in the middle of the night, only to hide out under the covers so I could read it until the sun rose. And though I had a few mornings of blurry-eye-syndrome from my lack of sleep, it was so, so worth it in the end. I adored Erin. She was fun, career motivated, and as sweet as can be. And Jake? Wowzers... The epitome of hot firefighter and sexy single dad. Together, these tw...
  • kgagnon
    Did someone say hot single Dad who is a firefighter? Yes please! Jake Bennett is a great dad to his young daughter, loves his family, and his city. When his best friends younger sister comes home for the summer, he is reminded of the bro code. He isn't allowed to be attracted to the sexy teacher, but that doesn't stop him. Erin doesn't want to be home with her meddlesome family. She lost her job and is frantically trying to find a new one so she ...
  • Christine
    Finally , I have been looking for a new romance series with firefighters. I just found it in Blackwood's flirting with fire series. Erin is home for the summer to help take care of her mom, but has every intention of going back to California once she gets a teaching job. But things change when she runs into her high school crush who just happens to be one of her brothers friends and a firefighter. This had everything I like in a romance. Great ch...
  • Maria
    "Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"3.5 starsA very sexy and fun book with a hero who, besides being a handsome firefighter, is a great dad (he painted his daughter’s nails when she was a younger and played princess party). The way the bad boy turned into a protective father and a fine man is great to read and was my favorite dimension in this story.There’s a great and fun initial scene involving bagels and stunned ...
  • Sarah
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is a sweet and simple romance between a teacher and a firefighter. Erin returns to Portland after losing her job in California and runs into Jake, a childhood family friend. There isn’t a whole lot of plot holding this story together. Erin reestablishes herself with her family and childhood friends while job hunting. Erin’s story is so ordinary that I found my mind wand...
  • Heather andrews
    Jake tries to do right by his woman, but that are times she makes that hard, “you keep doing this to me, and I’m going to take you right here against this wall. I don’t care who sees.” Jake is just too sweet, “I think we started things off a little backward. I’d like to take you on a date. A proper one. With no porn in sight.” I liked this book, I loved Jake.