Monday, April 15, 2013

Kissing Fire by A.M. Hargrove

Kissing Fire ~ A.M. Hargrove
This is an adult contemporary romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four Gritty Hearts)
Book Summary
Preston Mitchell, undercover DEA agent, has led a life of danger and obscurity. Knowing his job would never allow a normal relationship, he’s never opened himself up to any woman...that is until the lovely Avery Middleton stumbles into his life.

To the outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family, connections and a great job. But on the inside, she’s miserable. Her social life is in the dumpster, the kooky gal next door has some zany plans for her and her selfish mother drives Avery to the point of insanity. Her only salvation is to get out of Charleston and start a new life. So that’s precisely what she does. She moves to Seattle and steps right into the path of hot and sexy, Preston.

Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. But she’s not alone. She has a gorgeous DEA agent protecting her and suddenly finds herself irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston carries more than his share of mental baggage, courtesy of his job. His covert missions have put him in places and situations he can barely stand to think about. Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to happen between them. But can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?
My Review
Talk about a gritty hero that makes you want to wrap him up in a big hug. That’s how I feel about Preston. He’s a guy with a past. And not because his parents messed him up, but rather his job has shown him the bad side of life.
It’s going to take a miracle for him to see his self worth. And why not through a snarky heroine by the name of Avery.
The one thing I love a lot about this author’s adult contemporary books is that she captures the southern charm in a way that’s endearing and makes you feel like you are there. Although this book isn’t set in the south, Avery is a southern. And you know what they say; you can take the girl out of the south but not the south out of the girl.
One other great thing about this book is the humor with comes in the form of a side character that cracked me up. She was funny but also lovable in the best friend kind of way.
Overall, I enjoyed it. Pick this one up.
My book boyfriend, Preston.
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  1. I have been eyeing this one because the cover is so nice to look at. I am glad you enjoyed it and can't wait to read it myself. I love a southern charmer!

  2. Thanks Terri for featuring Kissing Fire on its release day!! xoxo! Love you girl!