Title: Light Up the Night
Her attraction is undeniable…
Firefighter Drake Hammerfell knew from the first moment he saw Everly Pitts stuck in a tree rescuing a kitten that there was something about her that called to him. This girl-next-door-beauty has him snared in her web, and for the first time in years...he doesn’t want to escape. He's willing to be patient and bide his time to win over his reluctant lover. But his new start in Dallas isn't without complications from his past, and his profession carries with it risks that Everly isn't prepared for. How can he promise to be everything she needs?
His magnetism is overpowering…
Everly Pitts runs an animal shelter that's in desperate need of funds. Despite her misgivings, she can’t say no to the hunky firefighters lining up to help her cause by oiling up and taking it off for a bachelor auction. Especially him. When the ripped, four-alarm sex god Drake Hammerfell goes up for bids, she’s determined to buy back her honor after their embarrassing meeting—even if it means emptying her savings account. But what’s a girl like her supposed to do with a guy like him? She's much better with animals than people, and yet Drake keeps coming back, wearing down her resolve until she can’t help but wonder...what if?
Together they'll LIGHT UP THE NIGHT.
Author: Regina Cole
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Caught In Crimson, Get On, Sex Becomes Her
Series: Firehouse Three
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Up In Flames
Published by Inked Press Source: Author
Published: October 25, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Light Up the Night the second Firehouse Three book easily works as a stand-alone. Time wise it runs parallel to the first one. The pet loving theme from Up in Flames is still here as readers are introduced to the owner of Hopeful Paws Pet Rescue, Everly and one of the firefighter bachelors from her charity auction, Drake.
Growing up in a home where she never met the expectations of her parents has left Everly with a few feelings of inadequacy. This allows for her to be completely blown away by the attentions a very sexy firefighter is showing her after the worst possible meet and greet. She climbed a tree to help a kitten. Helping helpless animals is what Every does. Having a sexy firefighter climb up to rescue her is not part of her plan.
Drake is still trying to find his bearings in a new town. On his day off a little scouting seems like the perfect way to kill time. He does after all need to find out where all the closest amenities to his new home are conveniently located. Beautiful woman stuck in a tree in need of his assistance is something he can find time for. After only a few minutes together he easily sees that he now needs to find the time to get to know her and get her in his life.
The blurb mentions “Complications from his past.” I’m not going to tell you specifically what that complication is. I’ve read it before in other books and as a tension builder it did nothing for me. The way Regina Cole did it, I absolutely LOVED. Readers are treated to the past complications very own foolishly cracked thoughts as some of the book is from that persons point of view. A very crazy point of view that is taking a personal vacation on a crazy train destined to derailment. It worked for me. It never felt over the top. The complication appeared at all times as something that could actually happen.
I enjoyed Drake and Everly’s story to a happily ever after. They worked well together. His easy confidence brought out a bolder less timid Everly.