Some flames can't be extinguished...


Jason Burkwell is all about the next adventure. Whether it's an emergency call as lieutenant on Redwood Ridge's fire department or a pretty woman between the sheets, he gets in and gets out. He has no interest in being trapped by anything or anyone. But when he's manipulated into a charity auction for his station, something tells him he's about to get hosed. Especially when the town matchmakers shove quiet, shy Ella Sinclair in his path. Constantly. Every encounter with the brown-eyed beauty makes him realize the simmering attraction and strange tug of emotion is beyond basic heat. Together, they're combustible. If only he can figure out what she's hiding...


Ella Sinclair's been burned before, and she's got the scars to prove it. Ever since her return to Redwood Ridge, she's had more than a little crush on a certain gorgeous firefighter. Except Jason doesn't know she exists. To trigger his memory would mean reliving the worst day of her life, and she's worked hard to move past the pain. Venturing out of her safety zone is tough enough, never mind that hero worship leaves her with a horrible case of babbling-itis. Her heart's becoming more engaged the longer they spend together, but his sudden interest can't possibly last when he discovers she's not the ideal image of perfection.

"A charming, heartfelt, sexy and romantic joy of a read."
~USA Today (HEA blog)
"A little small town romance with an adorable backdrop of characters and an A list main cast make for a light hearted second chance  story."
~Night Owl Reviews, Top Honors
"A steamy romance."
~Library Journal
"The ultimate friends-to-lovers romance.These are real-feeling characters who are dealing with realistic, significant life issues. A delightful, touching contemporary small-town romance."
~RT Magazine