Thursday, March 31, 2016

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ONCE BURNED
Firehouse Fourteen #1
Lisa B. Kamps
Released March 21st, 2016



Michaela Donaldson had her whole life planned out: college, music, and a happy-ever-after with her first true love. One reckless night changed all that, setting Michaela on a new path. Gone are her dreams of pursuing music in college, replaced by what she thinks is a more rewarding life. She's a firefighter now, getting down and dirty while doing her job. So what if she's a little rough around the edges, a little too careless, a little too detached? She's happy, living life on her own terms--until Nicky Lansing shows back up.


Nick Lansing was the stereotypical leather-clad bad boy, needing nothing but his fast car, his guitar, his never-ending partying, and his long-time girlfriend--until one bad decision changed the course of two lives forever. He's on the straight-and-narrow now, living life as a respected teacher and doing his best to be a positive role model. Yes, he still has his music. But gone are his days of partying. And gone is the one girl who always held his heart. Or is she?


One freak accident brings these two opposites back together. Is ten years long enough to heal the physical and emotional wounds from the past? Can they reconcile who they were with who they've become--or will it be a case of Once Burned is enough?





I love second chance at romance books, but this book was so much better than I expected. I loved how the title had more than one meaning in the story. Not sure why that caught my attention, but it did and I liked the book a little more because of it. 

I was routing for Mike and Nick from the first time they saw each other again. Their love ran deep but they definitely had a lot to work through, but in the end, you knew they were just made for each other. The road to their HEA was a very emotional one. One that had tears running down my face at one moment and a smile on my face shortly after that. I was more than just an outsider reading about their story. I was a participant, feeling every emotion they did. 

Somehow, when I was reading, the afternoon just passed. I was so involved in the story, that time passed and I didn't even realize it.  It was a great start to what appears to be another series I will be addicted to. 









Lisa B.
Kamps 
is the author of the best-selling series The Baltimore Banners, featuring "hard-hitting, heart-melting hockey players" (USA Today), on and off the ice. ONCE BURNED is the launch title of her much-anticipated new series, Firehouse Fourteen, featuring hot and heroic firefighters.

Lisa grew up with an overactive imagination, strong encouragement from her parents, and an insatiable infatuation with the Peanuts gang. That infatuation—along with an impatience she has yet to outgrow—jump-started her love of writing. After all, why should she be forced to wait a whole week to read the stories of her favorite characters when she could create stories for them whenever she wanted?

That love of writing continued to grow, along with all those voices in her head, even during her assorted careers: first as a firefighter with the Baltimore County Fire Department, then a very brief (and not very successful) stint at bartending in east Baltimore, and finally as the Director of Retail Operations for a busy Civil War non-profit.

Lisa currently lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons, one very spoiled Border Collie, two cats with major attitude, several head of cattle, and entirely too many chickens to count.



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