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Standalone in a series : Second chance, friends to lovers



From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the past sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

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Reviewed by Gitte & Jenny

 ‘…the boy with the bruised face looked up, looked right at the stairway, and saw me. I didn’t understand how, because in a house often filled with voices and people and even when it was silent and nearly empty, no one really saw me. But this boy did.’

What an emotional, passionate and at times distressing second chance romance, Fire in you was. It had us riveted and we fell in love with Jillian and Brock. Whilst this is part of a series, it can definitely be read as a standalone, yet it’ll make you want to binge read every book if you haven’t already. We’ve read previous books in this series and loved being back with those characters.

‘…it had unlocked something inside me, something I’d long since thought was dead. The desire to start really living again.’

A young girl falls in love with an older boy, who got his second chance at life, and she becomes his relentless shadow for years to come, with her heart falling more and more in love. Sadly, her heart is left bruised on the floor and circumstances beyond anyone’s control sees horrific tragedy and destruction which leaves her heart and very being, shattered.

“I can’t…I can’t remember the last time I saw you smile.”

Jillian, in many respects, has it all. A large and loving family, caring friends and fabulous prospects in life. Sadly, her path doesn’t fall in line and it all begins with her heart wanting what it wants. We loved Jillian, she’s recovering and coming to terms with the after effects of great trauma, yet still hasn’t actually fully resolved and overcome what happened and the consequences. It takes Brock, her childhood friend and owner of her heart, to come back into her life for everything to be laid out and for conflict and past issues to be resolved. Albeit reluctant, and somewhat unwilling.

‘Talking about Brock brought forth a lot of wonderful memories at the same time that it dragged up things I didn’t want to deal with.’

Brock is a bit of an enigma, yet slowly we learn about him from Jillian’s POV and through her, we too fell in love. He came from a traumatic childhood and was accepted into a stranger’s home and given a second chance at living. Brock stole our hearts and despite the drama, and us completely understanding Jillian, we felt for this guy and understood his reasons and behaviour. Whilst we were never in his head it was very clear what he felt and what he wanted and at no time did we doubt his intentions nor his heart. Sometimes time heals and furthers understanding. Sometimes the heart reminds us of what it wants and rejects everything else. Sometimes it takes others to see what we cannot.

“It’s a second chance for us.”

So much guilt, repressed memories and broken hearts. So much strength, healing and love. This story had it all and we dare you to not fall in love with Brock and Jillian. Our hearts broke, soared – cried and rejoiced. A beautiful and sexy second chance love story that’ll melt your heart, yet set fire to it in the same breath.

“That smile is nothing to ever be ashamed of. It’s a smile to be fucking proud of.”

 4 Stars



WAIT FOR YOU – Book #1
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*BE WITH ME – Book #2
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*STAY WITH ME – Book #3
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*FALL WITH ME – Book #4
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*FIRE IN YOU – Book #6
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Tempting the Player (Gamble Brothers #2) by J Lynn


A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’s a player on and off the field…

Chad Gamble, all-star pitcher for the Nationals, is one of the best players on—and off—the field. And right now, the notorious bad boy wants Bridget Rodgers. But with her lush curves and snappy comebacks, the feisty redhead is the kind of woman a man wants to settle down with…and that’s the last thing Chad needs.

When the paparazzi catch them in a compromising position, Chad’s manager issues an ultimatum: clean up his act or kiss his multi-million dollar contract goodbye. To save his career, his meddling publicist says he’ll have to convince everyone Bridget isn’t just his flavor of the week, but his girlfriend.

Being blackmailed into a fake relationship with Chad Gamble isn’t easy, especially when the sizzling physical attraction between them is undeniable. With a month to go on their arranged pretense, it’s going to take every ounce of willpower they have not to fall into bed together…or in love.

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Reviewed by Jenny – 4 Stars

I really enjoyed this second book in the Gamble Bros Series and Chad is by far my favourite brother.  It will take a lot to knock him off the perch that’s and I liked this one better than Tempting the Best Man.

Chad is a naughty but oh so delectable!.  He’s an All Star Baseball player for the Nationals and is known for his exploits off the field as well as on the field.  He’s the unnameable, bad boy who is in danger of losing his contract with The Nationals if he can’t control his womanizing, partying ways.

His heart is in the city – he’s very close to his brothers and Daniels family and the thought of losing his contract and having to move away from them is something he doesn’t want to eventuate.

Bridget is a sweet, lonely, down to earth girl who doesn’t much of a high opinion of herself and sees herself as quite plain. Bridget is living day to day and doesn’t have very high expectations of her life before her.

Enter Chad Gamble.  He meets her at the club one night and there is an instant attraction.  Bridget is aware of who he is and questions her attraction to him but he screams sex and she decides she wants some of that.   Chad sees Bridget very differently to how she sees herself and is instantly attracted to and turned on by Bridget.

Bridget isn’t like one of Chad’s supermodel conquests….he sees something in her that has him questioning past and future decisions.  Bridget gets under his skin.

“His smile was pure sex.  “It doesn’t matter where.  I want to fuck you in all those places……..and I will”   Geez!

They are forced into an arrangement that sees them having to spend a lot of time together and a relationship starts to develop against Bridget’s better judgement.

I felt this story moved along really well.  Even though you knew how it was going to eventuate it didn’t detract from the story at all.  In fact the journey getting there was so enjoyable I didn’t want it to end.

This book is very steamy – these two have a lot of sexual chemistry and I really did love them and the story.  This was a fun, quick and enjoyable read.

Oh, did I say it was hot.

“Are you sure that’s what you want, Bridget? Because once I start, I won’t stop again.  I will take you – take you so hard that every breath afterward is only going to remind you of me”

Must say I was getting to 82% and excited that I still had a bit to go and then it ended grrrr, there were also a few typos/grammatical errors in the book which I could overlook and it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the book but I know that can have an impact for others so wanted to make mention of it.

Can’t wait for the third installment in this series.

 reviewed by Jenny

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