Fired Up

Romance - Sizzle
198 Pages
Reviewed on 07/19/2017
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Author Biography

Anna Durand is an award-winning, bestselling author of sizzling romances, including the Hot Scots series. She loves writing about spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Making use of her master's in library science, she owns a cataloging services company that caters to indie authors and publishers. In her free time, you'll find her binge-listening to audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting jewelry.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

Fired Up by Anna Durand is a romance novel that would appeal most to an audience of mature young adults and adults who enjoy firefighter romances, and who do not mind explicit sex scenes and explicit language. Adam Caras is a firefighter known as the Arsonist, due to the number of his sexual exploits, yet he has harbored a secret love for his best friend for the past two years. Mel Thompson was turned off sex and romance after her cheating ex humiliated her, yet too much champagne on her birthday may just change her feelings towards sex and romance. Does Mel have the strength to open her heart back up to her best friend Adam or will she remain forever alone and loveless?

Fired Up by Anna Durand turned out to be quite the hot romance story with a real plot and well-developed characters. This is not one of those purely erotic novels, but instead the story of two best friends who have feelings for the other, and who decide to risk it all for the chance of a strong loving relationship. I loved the fact that Mel and Adam were friends before they were lovers as it made their romance feel much more real and not like those fake, 'love at first sight' stories. The author was tasteful in her writing of the sex scenes and she did not allow them to overshadow the rest of the story. Overall, I really enjoyed reading this novel and I would love to read more about Mel and Adam in the future!

Deanna Hite, A Novel Glimpse

I loved watching [Mel and Adam] navigate their newfound relationship and how they adjusted to no longer being just friends... A very fun friends to lovers story. It was sweet, steamy and everything you would expect in a great contemporary romance.

Kameron Brook, Kam's Place

Red hot read! Adam was more than just a hot bod — a fireman. He was a sweetie, a charmer, a man you can count on, and a GENEROUS LOVER. He made sure Mel’s needs were taken care of first — inside and outside of the bedroom. In a nutshell, he was pretty damn perfect. Sure, he had his faults; like all humans.

Yes, he kept secrets. One, in particular, added a bit more depth to this romantic tale. It made me connect more to the story since Anna didn’t direct all her attention to the couple and how they can and did transition from friends to lovers.

Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame/Top 100

For steamy romances that have true substance as stories, Anna Durand stands tall in that category. Anna uses contemporary devices to perk up this romance – texting, IT gadgets and more add to the realism of this erotic relationship exploration. A story that touches on many aspects of the incredible nature comes together so well in this well crafted novel.