Review of Fan the Flames (Search and Rescue #2) by Katie Ruggle

Fan the Flames

Gun Toting Sweetness


Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 448 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder…

As a Motorcycle Club member and firefighter, Ian Walsh is used to riding the line between the good guys and the bad. He may owe the Club his life, but his heart rests with his fire station brothers…and with the girl he’s loved since they were kids, Rory Sorenson. Ian would do anything for Rory. He’d die for her. Kill for her. Defend her to his last breath-and he may just have to.

Every con in the Rockies knows Rory is the go-to girl for less-than-legal firearms, and for the past few years, she’s managed to keep the peace between dangerous factions by remaining strictly neutral. But when she defends herself against a brutal attack, Rory finds herself catapulted into the center of a Motorcycle Club war-with only Ian standing between her and a threat greater than either of them could have imagined.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Sourcebooks Casablanca via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

Rory has led a very sheltered life and although it made her a tactical and firearms expert, it also made her socially awkward. Her social ineptness borders the fine line between sweet and shocking, but that doesn’t stop her from trying. It did however drive me a little crazy after a while, but it’s just who she is.

Ian is a sexy and heartwarming man. His loyalties straddle the line of good (fireman) and bad (MC), but when Rory is in danger that line will get extremely fuzzy. He tries to be a good man, even promising to stop swearing after an eventful babysitting night, but all the almost curses start to make the reading flow hesitant. It’s almost like slowing down before hitting a speed bump and that little jar you get once you do hit it. The almost curses made me stop and catch myself, almost as if I was catching myself from cussing too.

“You’re in control of the timeline,” he said, his eyes steady on hers. “When you say stop, we stop. When you say go” -his eyes went molten- “we definitely go.”

Rory and Ian couldn’t be more opposites, but when they’re together on the pages they smolder.

The pages are filled with robberies, murders, arrests, explosions, and so much awkward sexual tension you could cut it with a knife. There’s never a dull moment in the lives of the Search and Rescue guys. Fan the Flames is a heart stopping suspense that’ll have you glued to the pages. I know I certainly was. And I cannot wait for more…I mean there’s still an arsonist on the loose. I wonder in which book that person will finally be discovered and who it is.

Katie has very unique characters. Each stands out in their own ways, making them all unforgettable. I like how all of the Search and Rescue characters make appearances in each book; it keeps the sense of family and friends alive among the team members.

My Favorite Moment: When Rory shows Ian around her home for the first time. His reaction to her bedroom is kind of priceless, but her threat surpasses everything.

“Ian,” she said through set teeth. “If you even whisper one word about what you saw in my bedroom, I will use each and every knife on that wall to cut you into teeny-tiny pieces and then feed you to the chickens. Understand?”

If her threat has intimidated him, his expression did not show it. In fact, she was pretty sure his smile had widened. “You’re kind of hot when you’re making very specific and graphic threats.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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