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Kissing Fire

(Edge #3)

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Preston Mitchell, undercover DEA agent, has led a life of danger and obscurity. Knowing his job would never allow a normal relationship, hes 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, shes miserable. Her social
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ebook, 1st, 252 pages
Published April 13th 2013 by Smashwords (first published 2013)
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Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Love it
Rating: NC-17
Thumbs Up: 4
Overall: A sexy read with bite
Characters: Great job
Plot: What will he do to save her and win her heart?
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Preston

SUMMARY (50 words or less)

This author continues to amaze me with her adult contemporary romance. In this book with get more humor along with a sexy hero whos got a past and a heart. And a heroine with a mind. This book boyfriend is well worth the price of admission.
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Sheri
Apr 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
We first met Preston in Shattered Edge. He was this super secretive, mysterious guy the sister of protagonist Terri Mitchell. Finding out he was an undercover DEA agent and that their lives were in danger, his family had to be relocated and put under witness protection. In Kissing Fire, we are allowed to get inside Preston's head and see his life for how it really is. Super sexy undercover DEA agent, superhero who gets the bad guys and saves the daythis might be his life, but he had to pay an ...more
Bèbè ✦ RANT  ✦
May 22, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-copies
I received a copy review from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. This review may include spoilers and is based on my personal thoughts

Little overview before I start getting into my thoughts about this read. Avery is a rich girl that was always close to everyone in her family except her mother. She never knew the need for money but she always wanted to make it out on her own. When she receives a new job in Seattle, she leaves without second guessing and very excited to start her new
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Alana ~ The Book Pimp
I want to thank A.M. Hargrove for allowing me to be included in the beta read, it was fun! I have since re-read the final edited version so my review is based upon that reading (not the beta).

Outside of one of A.M. Hargrove's other books (Dark Waltz) this is my favorite to-date adult book written by her. It was humorous and snarky at times, self-deprecating characters, and oh-la-la steam. Her characters are refreshingly real and imperfect, having their own hand ups and haunted pasts. Preston is
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Sawyer Bennett
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
You know you found a great author when you read one of her books and immediately pull up the next on your Kindle to start it. That is A.M. Hargrove and she is at the top of my list of favorite authors now. Kissing Fire is an adult contemporary romance with serious and dark issues, BUT this book is set apart from the field by an added element that I found to be a joyous surprise...humor. I don't know how she did it, but Miss Hargrove managed to build a terribly damaged hero, Preston Mitchell, and ...more
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
5 HOLY funny, sexy, bad guy dodgin, frisky kitty cat meowin, mother of panty droppin Undercover DEA Agent, shit-balls this book was AMAZZZZZZING stars!

This is my first A.M. Hargrove read and I was not left disappointed. She gives us it all. A wonderful action packed love story that will leave you swooning, cooing, meowing, purring, squirming, clinching, sweating, screaming, and awing from the very first word to the very last sentence.

So let me introduce you to my new book BFF Avery Ava aka
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Kayla
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
I hadn't been introduced to A.M. Hargrove's work until I was given the opportunity to join a tour for Kissing Fire. I'm soooo glad that I jumped on board. I can't wait to pick up the first 2 novels in this series.

Okay, with that out of the way, let me go straight into Kissing Fire.

I received an ebook copy as part of the tour in exchange for an honest review.

Now, since I hadn't read anything else in this series, I wasn't sure what I had missed. Do not let the fact that this novel is technically
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Tana
Apr 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kissing Fire (An Edge Novel #3) by A.M. Hargrove

Kissing Fire is the 3rd book in the series (An Edge Novel), A.M. Hargrove writing is spectacular, and I have to say her stories are only getting better with each book she writes. She is one of my favorite authors and will read just about anything she writes. The plot is exciting, a bit of suspense, romance, and humour; she makes me laugh out loud. One of the better authors Ive come across lately. A.M. Hargrove stories are amazing and even though it
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Andrea
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
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Cap'n Heather.....Aarrrrrrr
I really dont know what to say. I dont know what I just read.....? I hate giving 2 stars...but this book didn't do anything for me. I almost DNF'ed it, but i thought it would get better. This book was flat out weird
Risbee
May 10, 2013 rated it it was ok
I need to think about how to review this one...
Suzy
Apr 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
Started out funny, story seemed good, had lots of potential then the book died on its arse. The last 60% was painful!
Swoon Worthy
May 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 HOLY funny, sexy, bad guy dodgin, frisky kitty cat meowin, mother of panty droppin Undercover DEA Agent, shit-balls this book was AMAZZZZZZING stars!

This is my first A.M. Hargrove read and I was not left disappointed. She gives us it all. A wonderful action packed love story that will leave you swooning, cooing, meowing, purring, squirming, clinching, sweating, screaming, and awing from the very first word to the very last sentence.

So let me introduce you to my new book BFF Avery Ava aka
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RO Mejia
Kissing Fire by A. M. Hargrove, was a great book full of mystery, intrigue, suspense, and humor. It was a light read compared to some of the novels I have been reviewing lately.


The story opens with Avery, (Ava) Middleton, who is from a wealthy family in Charleston, South Carolina. Avery has two brother's that are doctors. She is very insecure about her looks, weight, and overall persona, because of her mother's constant belittling over the years. Avery is actually a quirky, funny, beautiful
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Barbara Ann
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: suspense, romance, arcs
Kissing Fire is a contemporary romance that blends a comedic and serious tone to tell this story. Based on the books description, I expected more of a dangerous, action-oriented story involving romance, so I was happily surprised to find this book includes funny, light-heart moments to provide relief from some of the painful, and, at times, heart-wrenching aspects of the storyline.

The initial setting for the story is Charleston, South Carolina, where Avery Middleton realizes her social and
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Laura Thomas
Apr 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Okay Miss Hargrove. This is so unfair. You had me busting out laughing all the way through your book. When I wasnt laughing, I was oohing and aahing. I had to stop to catch my breath.

I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish and there wasnt enough jolt in my morning java to get me past first gear all day.

It was exhausting, but Im not too tired to talk about Kissing Fire.

Ive met Ava and Preston before. This is the third book in the Edge Novels. Its more like a companion book and can be read
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Jennifer Noe (The Book Blog)
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ava needs a change. Her self-esteem is at an all time low, following the end of a relationship and some weight gain that followed. Shes just accepted a job in Seattle and couldnt be more excited. If only she could have the support of her family. Mainly her mom, who it seems only thinks about herself and not even bothering with Ava anymore. Yep, Seattle is looking very good about now!

Preston also needs a change. He is over putting his life on the line for his job. And dont even mention trying to
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Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
Jun 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Avery is heading off to Seattle to start making a name for herself. She wants to see if she can make it on her own without being tied to the Middleton name. So she lands herself a job with a different company and moves to Seattle to make a go of it. Just a few days in and she meets 'Miles' at her brother's house and she is smitten as a kitten with him. (Literally. Read the book...you'll understand.) But Miles has lots of baggage and skeletons in his closest that he has yet to share with anyone. ...more
Courtney
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love a book that can not only have the dark element in them but also have the added humor and not take anything away from the story. Kissing Fire does just that!

Preston has a very dark and hard past due to his job - he's an undercover DEA agent. Yes he's hot, sexy and all masculine but he has kept his past so far buried that it has not allowed him to be with any woman emotionally and physically. He is tainted and doesn't feel worthy of anyone.

Avery was brought up in a family of wealth and
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Paula  Phillips
Jun 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
What happens when two people meet and fall head over heels only to discover that one of them is in fact an undercover agent ? One of my all-time favourite movies is Head Over Heels featuring Monica Potter and Freddie Prince Junior , in the movie Monica works at an art gallery restoring paintings and she falls in love with her next door neighbour played by Freddie Prince Junior who is discovered to be an Undercover FBI agent. Monica feeling betrayed , gets upset and breaks it off with Freddie ...more
Heather Gunter
May 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
First I want to start by saying that Anne is freaking hysterical. I laughed out loud at some of the antics and dialogue throughout the book. Second thank you so much for writing a story about a girl that's not a flippin pencil! I like to read about real woman that get the hot, muscled and successful man. So thank you Anne!!

Okay, so I've already established that Avery is normal, (let the choir sing) but she's also a bit quirky and has some 'normal' ways about her. She talks too fast when she's
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Lhenry
Oct 11, 2013 rated it liked it
The breezy style of the book was a surprising contrast to suffering that Preston had undergone, but it worked for me. Alternating points of view also worked really well, especially seeing Ava through Preston's eyes after understanding how poor Ava's self image was. I liked the humor through out the story too, even the bits of slapstick involving Melissa.

There were two things than kept me from ranking this a little higher. First, the ending was very anti-climactic. I felt a little deprived that
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Latoya
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Three words: Hot, Steamy and funny! I would also like to say up front, not for teens because that's what I usually review. Now, that said I think I blushed so much to the point I should be a whole new shade. Yes, it was like that and I loved every minute of it. These two characters are a perfect fit because each one is broken and damaged in their own way but it's how they heal one another that makes this a beautiful relationship to watch unfold. Preston is an undercover agent that is still ...more
Tammy Bland
Apr 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Avery Middleton is in a depression. She doesn't like her life his Charleston and feels like her mother is always criticising her about everything. He has her MBA from Harvard but that is still not good enough. She decides to take a job in Seattle where her brother Justin is at along with his new wife Caroline.

Preston Mitchell is an undercover DEA agent and Caroline Cole Middleton's brother (that only a few people know about).

After completing his latest assignment Preston goes to Seattle to spend
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Rachel Swords
Feb 15, 2014 rated it it was ok
DNF at 45%...

It looks like I'm gonna be the odd man out with this one...

I've seen the rave reviews for this book and it had promise. The cover was HOT! I was so excited to dive into this book but I just wasn't impressed. For me I think it was the writing style and a case of serious insta-love. It borders on cheesy almost. I hate giving bad reviews but for me this book just wasn't good. I found it lacking and unbelievable. I didn't connect with either of the MC's at all. I really wanted to like
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iloveladyporn
Apr 30, 2013 rated it really liked it

Avery is not your typical "Lady Porn" girl, well at least she doesn't see herself that way. Avery is also pretty goofy actually which a refreshing change in pace. This book goes from Avery's POV to Preston's POV so when you read Preston's POV Avery is not as goofy as she makes herself out to be.
Preston has a lifetime of baggage that is sometimes hard to read. This book is full of Action, Drama, Sex & Romance. I couldn't help but also fall in love with Avery's best friend Melissa - She is
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Kim
Apr 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really dug Preston. I thought Avery was a bit much at times. her rambling and "Avery-kitty" left me feeling embarrassed for her quite often. I also felt her reaction to his confession was over the top. nobody wants to be lied to but come on a hot guy lying to you to spend more time with you, loves you and wants to take care of you . I think we could probably work it out without the crazy I cant trust you drama. just sayin. however when they finally did work it out it was a nice ending.
 Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews
5 Star Kindle Read

As with book two in this series, it's not part of the Kindle Unlimited program. It's rather unfortunate with the first book being a part of the program. However, for now it doesn't stop me from missing out for now.

I'm sad to know this series has ended. However as with books one and two I was captured and drawn into the story. I can't wait to read more from A.M. Hargrove in the future!
Tasha
May 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I read this book first not knowing there were two books before it. I was great as a stand alone but then I went and got the other two and now I'm hooked. It was romantic, funny and edgy. The hero (Preston) was so broken you would almost weep for him and the heroine (Avery) thought she was more messed up and heavy, but that's not howhe sees her. Can't wait for the forth (Andrew???)

Elbie
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
I love Preston. Lucky Avery!! I have not read the first two books but it will be on my "urgent" list!!
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