Set the Night on Fire
Jupiter Point, Book 1
Publisher: Jennifer Bernard
Publication Date: September 25 – 28, 2016
Paperback 338 pages, EBook 262 pages
E-Book provided by publisher for review. No remuneration was exchanged and all opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.
I consider Jennifer a friend and am thrilled to have the opportunity to read and review her work.
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard is hotter than ever with a brand new series about the wild and sexy firefighters of Jupiter Point.
The town bad boy is back to clear his name
Firefighter Sean Marcus left Jupiter Point thirteen years ago in disgrace, but now he’s coming home to set the record straight. As the leader of the new Jupiter Point Hotshots wildfire crew, he’s out to prove he’s no longer the troubled boy who fled after a night of shocking violence. He’s returned for one reason only–and it’s not to fall in love. But that plan goes up in smoke the minute he sets eyes on Evie McGraw, all grown up and gorgeous.
The town sweetheart has a secret
Evie has never spoken about the night that changed her life. But she can’t escape it, especially now that her brother’s wild friend Sean is back. Rugged, sexy and impossible to ignore, he’s the only one who knows what truly happened. Evie gave up everything to protect her family, but now, she has to make a choice. Keep silent…or put her heart on the line and let Sean help heal the past?
Let the hotshots of Jupiter Point light up your night!
I am always wary when a favorite author starts to self-publish: Will s/he be as good as before? Why has s/he gone self-published. Whatever the reason, I knew from our talks that Jennifer is a polished, professional writer with years of work behind her and a bunch of stories in her head, so I was pretty sure she would deliver the goods!
She sure succeeds with SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE and delivers a hot story about a romance between two people who knew each other until as kids. Her writing is romantic, rather than raunchy, in the bedroom. It delivers enough heat to make me fan my face, but not so much I’m afraid everyone knows I am reading “one of those books.” Her descriptions of feelings and lovemaking feels are hot, but subtle and heartfelt. I don’t need really unusual stuff to happen in the bedroom (on the couch, in the kitchen, etc) to get my pulse racing; I prefer a real feel to sexy fiction. I mean, crazy and adventurous is great, but with a woman who’s been shy and inexperienced, it wouldn’t have felt right. When the writing fits together as well as this does it makes the story feel right.
What is also heartfelt is how she describes the issue at the heart of Evie’s lack of a love life. I felt it was spot on, sensitively written and important. It spoke to me of past experiences in my own life. I was moved.
Jennifer writes about small town life, about the problems with growing up and seeing parents age, about being rebellious in a very reserved way, about the secrets we keep from ourselves.
But, don’t think it’s a glum book — it’s not: there are hot, hunky firefighters and a group of women who’ll probably catch their eyes. The small town is fun and filled with mostly good eggs. She’s written in some humorous moments, as well as some suspenseful ones.
I really enjoyed the story – it spoke to my experiences and my life in a way that felt real, only sexier. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT and if you like Firefighter fiction it is top notch in the genre!
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