Flirting with Fire (Blue Collar Brothers 1) by Piper Rayne
Standalone first in a Series about brothers.
Flirting with Fire is the first in the Blue Collar Brothers Series, and my first Piper Rayne book. After reading this, I don’t think it will be my last, I am looking forward to more from the whole crew.
“I’ve daydreamed about our wedding and he doesn’t even know my name.”
When Madison Kelly was back in High School, she had a major crush on Mauro Bianco, who was two years ahead of her. Madison had braces and was known as “Fatty Maddie’ in high school and she definitely didn’t hang with the popular kids. Except for one night when she went to a party and Mauro was there, drunk. She drove him home and they shared a special night she had her first kiss. The next day he didn’t even remember who she was. So 10 years later, when the firefighter came up in a bachelor auction, Madison’s friends bid on her high school crush for her.
“When someone pointed you out as the winner of a date with me, my breath caught in my throat. Mentally I already had us in every sexual position possible, my lips on every inch of your skin as I buried myself inside of you over and over again.”
Mauro immediately wants her, but with her remembering their past and him not remembering a thing, things get a little weird between them.
I loved how Madison was so gorgeous now, but she still thought of herself as the way she used to look, and is self-conscious about her body.
“I’m sorry, baby, but I need you to know that I don’t care about your body. You’re so much more than just a beautiful woman and I want you to see that when you look in the mirror.”
There were some great side characters that featured very prominently in this book: her BFFs and his brothers, and there was a good amount of time setting up future stories for them, which made me even more excited to read them.
- I laughed out loud several times.
- The main characters were very likable and I would love to hang out with them.
- Great set up for the next two books.
- Some twists I didn’t see coming.
- Her insecurities, especially when finally hooking up with her high school crush.
- I can’t really figure out why, but something about the way it was written made me unsure of what POV I was in. I had to really search for clues if I stopped in the middle of a chapter.
- His brothers don’t really seem like leading men I want to read about, but I’m curious to see how the authors can make them more manly and likable in the next two books. Cristian’s man leggings and Luca’s freeloading will be tough to overcome.
The Down & Dirty:
Rating: 4.25 Stars, 4 Heat