Bullets and Bonfires
by Autumn Jones Lake
The one man she’s always wanted is now the sexy sheriff of their hometown.
Battered but not broken, grad student Brianna Avery returns to the childhood home she abandoned four years ago. With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his absence, and he picks the one person guaranteed to drive her nuts.
She’s the one woman he can’t have.
Telling Bree no has never been easy. Four years ago, Liam Hollister did it to preserve his friendship with his best friend—Brianna’s brother. Now, no matter how she tempts him, he’s determined to do the right thing. As deputy sheriff of their rural area, Liam is torn between protecting Brianna and wanting her for himself.
Take a risk or lose the chance.
Spending so much time alone together challenges them both. Old feelings and hurts resurface immediately. With each hot, sweaty day it’s harder to deny their attraction.
It’s going to be a long, hot summer.
Every place is safe, until it isn’t…
So far I’ve written three tickets. Almost enough to fill the quota the department denies it has for the day.
Nothing before you even exists for me anymore…
I was stunned when I realized this was not a Lost Kings book, as I had settled in expecting to feel the revving of Harleys. Alas, it was not to be. It appears that Ms. Lake has taken a detour from her favorite MC and chose to look at the world from the other side of a badge for a change, and I for one, enjoyed the view she created. So shift your expectations from outlaws to a man in uniform. Bullets and Bonfires provided an angsty and steamy second chance at romance storyline for a couple who completely lost out on their first chance for love – other than a teenage kiss. Bree and Liam’s second chance arrived after several years apart and many unfortunate mistakes later. Written from a dual POV, the story testily seesawed back and forth, as the disturbing events of Bree’s life after she had left for college and then met someone new were revealed in chilling fragments. Unlike with laundry detergent ads, new does not always mean improved. But for Ms. Lake’s Lost King fans, I bid you to stay sharp, as she does toss us a few little Teller treats with a handful of crossover scenes. As one of her characters suggested, “Celebrate the little victories.”
Click HERE to enter the Release Day Giveaway!
About the Author
Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. She’s an active member of her local chapter of Romance Writers of America.
Autumn was born and raised in upstate New York. She still enjoys all four seasons there with her very own alpha hero and their dogs.