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Slow Burn

Series: Into the Fire, Book 2
Length: 5 hrs and 49 mins
5 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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I put out fires for a living. I can take some heat. But Maisie drives me crazy. She’s smart-mouthed, sarcastic, and argumentative. This town’s too small for both of us. But she works for me. Unfortunately. 

It’s a big no-no for me to want her. She's brash and beautiful and tempts me beyond distraction. There are different kinds of fire, and this one will make her melt. There’s only one problem: this fire might be too hot for both of us.

©2017 J.H. Croix (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Reggie
  • 08-01-2019

Really enjoying this series!

I thought that book 1 was hawt but, whew, the chemistry between Beck and Maisie was smoking!
Hot shot captain, Beck Steele, is a bit of a player...that is until he meets Maisie. The prickly 911 call center operator is a force to be reckoned with...and she has the hots for Beck...even though she won’t admit it. We also caught up with the characters from book 1, which was great. Maisie has never had anyone to depend on growing up, except for her maternal grandmother in Willow Brook, Alaska. She looked forward to her summers there and, she decides to put down roots there after the death of Grams. Beck has to work hard to break down Maisie’s walls and he and Grams’ friend, Janet, show her that it’s ok to depend on others. Just when things are going well, Maisie’s deadbeat dad shows up and she retreats back into her shell. Is this the end of Beck and her fledgling relationship?
Loved the HEA...looking forward to more in the series

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  • melmccally
  • 08-08-2019

Story ok, awesome narration!

This is my second read in the series by Croix and I was enjoying it at first but then lost interest. I did finish and thought Beck and Maisie had a nice story arc, but the playboy-turned-committed partner storyline was a bit boring. Maisie's dialogue of "it's not serious" and "we can't last" etc. was a tad annoying and not the kind of conflict that makes a compelling story for me. Lots of steamy scenes and overall I enjoyed their love story.

Narrators nailed it!! Christian Rummel was outstanding, and Savannah Richards as well. I will look for more of their narrations!

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  • Metalkarin
  • 11-06-2019

Enjoyable story, though not as hot as the Alaskan fires

Although the writing is slightly repetitive, it doesn’t irritate me to the extent that it takes away the enjoyment in the story.

I like the storyline and the main characters. The steamy parts could have been hotter IMO. I would have enjoyed it, when not only the fires burned.

I’ve partly read and partly listened to this book. I wasn’t overly fond of the performance, especially Christian Rummel is speaking too fast for my liking.

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  • Remmington
  • 07-06-2019

Slow Burn by J H Croix

This book is excellent! It's the type of book that every real romance lover should read often. It will restore your faith in romance.
All relationships have issues. If it is worth it to you fight for it.
a real romance lover!!!!

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  • S. DeJaeger
  • 02-06-2019

All About Sex

I was disappointed with this book 2nd in series seem like whole relationship was built on sex. Nothing like 1 st book. Not sure if I will read rest or not.

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  • Sherri Wilson
  • 22-05-2019

Just monotoned to me

I couldn’t find a connection to these characters. If the story is good I’m not sure maybe it was the narrators that did nothing for the story. I’m not really sure just couldn’t connect. No depth to the story just from one hook up to the next.

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  • virgo_bookcase
  • 13-05-2019

Slow burn indeed

Hotter than hot! Showers, hot water heaters, and fire houses... Ooh my! Love this book.

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  • Ap2514
  • 03-05-2019

Great story

I really enjoyed this book and the narration. Even though it’s the second book in the series it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone.

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  • happyjo
  • 29-04-2019

Slow burn

This book was lovely to read. A romance between two people who don't have good abilities to fall in love.

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  • Captivated Listener!!
  • 11-01-2019

Hot, hot, hot.!! 🔥🔥🔥🔥

I love Christian's deep, sexy, raspy voice. Swoon..lol
This book was sexy, fun, sweet and just made me feel good all over. He makes me laugh out loud.
I especially liked listening to Beck explore and learn how to love Maisie. And when he stepped up and helped her stand up to her greedy and dead beat father I loved him more.
There were some other great characters too.
Glad I found this series. Absolute great narration by Savannah and Christian.
I think I'll try another in the series as long as Savannah and Christian are narrating. They had great chemistry.
Kudos to J. H. Croix. Was very enjoyable.