Title: Feeding the Fire
Author: Andrea Laurence
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pepper has no interest in Grant Chamberlain…until she accidentally wins him at a school auction and finds the mega-hot firefighter impossible to ignore. Find out what happens next in the second playful and sexy ebook romance in the Rosewood series!
Living in the small town of Rosewood, Alabama, hairdresser Pepper Anthony has one rule—never date a Chamberlain. She’s always said, “the only thing worse than being ignored by a Chamberlain is being dumped by one.” But Grant Chamberlain, town fireman, isn’t used to rejection, and Pepper has consistently turned him down since high school. She isn’t intimidated by his family; she’s one of the few who refuses to take their crap.
When Grant volunteers at the charity bachelor auction, to his surprise, Pepper buys him. She hadn’t meant to, but Adelia Chamberlain dropped a cold drink in her lap, sending her leaping into the air at precisely the wrong moment. Suddenly she had a massive bill to the town and Grant at her disposal. Since the money has to come from her “restore the house” fund, she decides to use Grant for manual labor instead of romantic dinners. Grant is happy to help, sweaty and shirtless, because one way or another, he’s going to get Pepper to admit she’s attracted to him. All it takes is a small spark, and soon they’ll be fanning the flames.
So it seems so long ago that I read the first book in this series. Although it really wasn't that long ago, well about eight months ago. So it was nice to go back and visit Rosewood again. I have to say as much as I liked the first book, I enjoyed this one so much more. It was sweet, funny and touching.
I really liked Grant. He's sweet, sexy and quiet funny. He's actually funnier than I thought he was. He made me actually giggle all through the whole book. Oh and to top it off did I mention he's a smooth talking firefighter.
I also really liked Pepper. She's sweet, independent and a little feisty, tough and sassy. She also made me laugh through this book. I liked that she gave back as much as Grant gave her. She held her head high with everything she is going through.
I really enjoyed this book and the characters. Even though Pepper finds out some secrets about her family and keeps them to herself to protect her family. There is definitely a stron sense of family throughout the book. It wasn't interesting to find out why Pepper's family didn't like Grants family. It was also nice to delve a little deeper into the Chamberlain's. I also loved how accepting Grants brothers were of him and Pepper.
And of course loved seeing Blake and Ivy, and Simon make appearances in the book. Oh and of course the ever meddling but well meaning of grandma Aledia.
I give this book 4.5 Stars out of 5 Stars and would recommend it.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley for my honest review. The opinions in this post are 100% of my own and may differ from others.