Wednesday, August 28, 2019


Love burns white-hot in this first scorching romance in an all-new trilogy about a family of firefighters from the New York Times bestselling author of the Play-by-Play novels and the Hope series.

Firefighter Jackson Donovan doesn't look back—as a rule. So when his past comes roaring back to life in the form of not-so-damsel-in-distress Becks Benning, the last thing he wants to do is relive old times. No matter how tempting she makes it seem...

Now thanks to his two interfering brothers, Becks is living with them while she looks for a new place and tries to pick up the pieces of her tattoo business that went up in flames. Which means a grown up, smokin' hot Becks is in his house, sharing meals, and digging up old wounds. And despite his better judgment, the more time he spends with this smart, artistic, incredible woman the more he wants her in his bed—and his future.

Becks always had it bad for Jackson. Unfortunately for her, not much has changed—he's still honorable, hard-working, sexy as sin—and closed off. But there's more than one way to get to a man's heart and if Jackson doesn't want to recall old memories, she'll just have to help him make new ones. Because now that she's found Jackson again, she's not letting him go.

Release Date: May 7, 2019
Berkley Romance
Brotherhood by Fire #1
Contemporary Romance
Review copy provided by publisher

Nikki’s Review:

I love me some smokin’ hot firefighter books, so when Jaci Burton announced this one, I was super giddy about it!
Jackson. Man, he is exactly what I love in a hero. He’s broody and kinda a jerk, but redeemable. He is also vulnerable, even if he doesn’t show it, and he has an amazing heart.

Becks is a fun heroine. She has her own issues that she’s dealing with, but she’s sassy, smart, resilient, and an all around kind person. 

Both of these characters had crappy starts to life. They’ve both worked hard to make something of their lives. However, they still struggle to truly let people in.

I really liked the relationship that Becks had with Jackson and his brothers, Rafe and Kal. Even though Jackson resists at first, there’s a real feel of camaraderie despite not seeing each other for years. Their friendship was easy and I liked the chatter between them

Jaci Burton has a knack for burning up the pages with sizzling chemistry between her heroes and heroines. Jackson has a way with words that would make plenty of women drop their drawers! I may have swooned once or twenty times!
One of the things that I was a bit disappointed with was the lack of ugly cry moments. This book does have angst, but I expected more. There was so much potential to really grab the reader and make them feel all the feels. It just kinda fell flat in that area. I was like, oh that sucks for them, but I didn’t even get a lump in my throat or have a single sniffle. 
All in all, I liked this book and I’m looking forward to book 2 in 2020! 

Rating: 3.5 Stars (B+)

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