Preston Mitchell has many secrets. As an undercover DEA agent, he’s lived a life of danger and obscurity. A relationship was never a consideration...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. With a selfish mother driving her to the brink of insanity, a kooky neighbor that has zany plans for her to become a sumo wrestler, and a social life that’s in the toilet, Avery decides her only salvation is to get the hell out of town and start a new life. So she moves across the country and right into the path of hot and sexy, Preston.
Unfortunately, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. Preston is determined to protect her but she suddenly finds herself irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston’s covert missions have created a load of mental baggage resulting in an impenetrable wall around him that no one can break through. But Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to develop between them. Can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?
Kissing Fire is the third in the "Edge" series but I didn't realise this until after I read it. Although I would've preferred to read the books in order it didn't make any difference to the story, the author made sure you knew the background of the supporting characters from the previous stories without feeling like you'd missed out. To be honest I was thinking those characters would make great sequels, so imagine my delight when I find out they'd already been turned into books...Edge of Disaster and Shattered Edge.
Anyway, I digress...
He's hot, sexy and tattooed and she's funny, sassy and curvy. He has a dangerous undercover job that could be a possible threat to her, she has a sumo wrestling friend that could be a possible threat to him!
I started laughing from the first page and didn't stop, there are some hilarious moments, involving suspect packages and German Shepherd bomb dogs which had me crying with laughing, and kitty, oh I loved kitty!! (trust me you will laugh!) Avery's sumo wrestling friend is a hoot who doesn't give a damn what people think and doesn't have a clue about fashion and likes to give Avery gifts- cue more hilarious scenes. We should all have at least one friend like Melissa!
There aren't many books I've read where I like the female lead as much as the male lead but Avery joins the very exclusive and short list. I loved her sense of humour, her sense of drama, like when she got a stitch in her side and thought her lungs were gonna explode after running, then realising she'd only ran a few feet!
My heart went out to Preston or, as I like to call him, The Pierced Tattooed One, because of what he'd gone through in his past, what is it about broken f***ed up men that has us girls turning to mush? My heart melted when he opened up to Avery and just when I'm smiling to myself and sighing there's an OMIGOD!! moment that made my jaw drop.
I liked the way the story is told from both POV's and the way humour plays a big part, my kindle is nearly yellow with all the hi lighting. I particularly liked the fact that Avery is a curvier girl, and like most of us, has issues with them, thinking no man could possibly find them attractive. Maybe that's why I connected more with her, I don't know but, what I do know is that, whenever I see the name A M Hargrove I know I'm in for a damn good read!!
A very funny read but also very hot, heart breaking and heart melting, simply put Kissing Fire is a MUST have for your e-book or bookshelf, go read it then go tell your friends to jump on board the Preston Party!!
"The man was a hundred and one ways to all kinds of sexy"
"She had consumed me...every last tiny bit of me"
"Sometimes you had to go through hell to get to heaven"