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*New Version Now Available as of July 1st, 2016*

Sophie McKibbin finds herself back in Sam Crawford’s life after ten years. Unfortunately, Sam is dating Lola, Sophie’s high school nemesis. Lola dumps Sam the day before he was supposed to introduce his mystery girlfriend to his family over the Fourth of July holiday. With the looming fear of disappointing his mother once aga
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Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published June 20th 2013 by Enchanted Publications
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Lindsey
Jun 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Fireworks is a novella written by Lindsey Gray about two people who rekindle their love for each other after not seeing each other for ten years. When Sophie was sixteen and Sam twenty-one, they knew they had feelings for each other, but thanks to their age difference and Sam's meddling mother, they never had the chance to form a relationship. When they meet again and their feelings re-emerge, Sam has to decide what to do about his current girlfriend, who is supposed to be introduced to his fami ...more
Shawna Shauntia
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it

Fireworks is a glowing beach worthy read. I enjoyed every moment reading this well written novella by Lindsey Gray. My only complaint I wish it was longer

Sparks are definitely in the air surrounding Sam and Sophie as teenager, but due to an minor age circumstance. Sam's mother puts an end to those flames. Which is understanding considering at the time Sam was 21 and Sophie was 16. this decision ultimately sends their love lives on to different paths. Fast forward ten years fate causes these two
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Monica
I love this tale of long lost love and how no matter how long love can endure. Sophie was Sam’s sister best friend growing up and there was always something between them but Sam’s mother had her plans for Sam and nothing nor no one was going to derail that. So ten years later Sam is working at a hospital and meets Sophie who is a nurse and let's just say the sparks are still there. Although Sam has a girlfriend he can't deny that Sophie is the one who has always had his heart. So when his girlfr ...more
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Original review here: http://offbeatvagabond.blogspot.com/2013/07/fireworks-blog-tour-fireworks-by.html

This story was only 77 pages, but I really wanted it to be longer. I needed it to be more. I enjoyed this novella a lot. I will read it again. Our main characters Sophie and Sam have a thing for each other. Problem was Sophie was 16 and Sam was 21, so a relationship was out of the question as far as Sam's mom was concerned. And to boot, if Sam tried anything, his mom would cut him off for good.
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M.B.
Jun 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
*review to cone 4 July as part of blog tour*

*UPDATE*

I'm going to admit, I am a sucker for 'long lost love' romance stories, and Fireworks really didn't disappoint.

Sophie and Sam are likeable characters that the reader wants to know more about, especially once Sam is dumped by Lola. I did wonder how the new 'couple' would pull off their charade, particularly with how clear it was that they still had feelings for each other, even without factoring in their meddling family members. I have to admit,
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Ali (Ali's Bookshelf )
OMG Freaking LOVE THIS BOOK!!

Where do I start with this book. First off I want to say how much I enjoy the style of writing the author, Lindsey Gray uses in this book. Her writing just flows the it makes the plot and characters float right off the page and I got to watch the story unfold right in front of my eyes.

Fireworks is the perfect title for this book, because every time Sophie and Sam are in the same room you can just see all the different colors from their spark igniting in the backgrou
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Sydney Logan
Jun 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
I’ve wanted to read Fireworks by Lindsey Gray ever since I saw the gorgeous cover! I finally got the chance to read it, and I’m so glad I did.

Some of my favorite stories are when characters get a second chance at love, and that’s what happens for Sophie and Sam. From the very beginning, they have obstacles in their way (her age, his mother). Time passes, and Sam and Sophie find themselves working at the same hospital. Sam doesn’t care that he has a girlfriend. From the moment he and Sophie reco
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Jeanne McDonald
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fireworks is a sweet romance about a second chance at the one who got away.

What I loved about this story was the instant connection between Sam and Sophie. These two were sweet together from the moment they appear on the page. When forced apart due to age and circumstances, Sam lost his muse. Ten years later, fate brings them back together for a second chance at the love that could have been.

Staged around the American Independence Day holiday, Sam and Sophie set fireworks of their own as they
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Jun 19, 2016 marked it as consider-later

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Kim  Brewing
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I picked this book up when the author was part of a release party and posted about it.

Loved it! It may be short, but we a full story. Sophie and Sam have know each other for years, Sophie was Sam's little sister's best friend (don't we all love that trope!) After some parental interference, the two have not seen each other for ten years. When they meet up again, the fireworks are still there but Sam is in a relationship so Sophie settles for his friendship....but things are going to change! Read
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Hetty
Jun 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars. Review to come as part of blog tour 7/2
Erika
Jul 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
A very quick read. It is a second chance romance and the characters were very likeable.
Chele
Dec 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Fireworks🎇🎉

5 Stars for this story. Sophie had a crush on Sam at 16. Sam had one for Sophie but being 21 he knew he would have to wait.Sam's mom threatened to cut him off without a cent of he didn't stay away from Sophie and follow her plan for his life. Ten years later the attraction is still there. Can they make it work?
Excellent story.
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Moriah
Aug 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved

This was a short and sweet story. Sam and Sophie have loved each other for years. But Sophie was too young. Ten years later they run into each other and sparks fly. Will they both be able to get over their pasts to make it work?
Latoya
Dec 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
The characters

I thought the story could have been better without the cursing. It seemed forced and distasteful for the main characters portrayed. I also didn't feel any real chemistry between the 2 protagonists. It just seemed like forced sexual tension.
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Erin
Jun 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Not a lot to this book, but it was mildly enjoyable.
RJ
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant read

Brilliant read. I could not put it down. I was hooked from the beginning to the end. I received a complimentary copy to read and review.
NatashaReadz
Aug 14, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2018
Novella

This was a fun and quick little read. I think it needed more description and more character development but it was okay.
Jami Compston
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Cute

Short and sweet and cute. Read it in less than an hour while my son was taking a nap. Definitely read this author again.
Chloe
Oct 04, 2019 rated it did not like it
The writing was absolutely awful. I would never reccomend this book.
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Despite the age difference between Sam-21 and Sophie-16 they fell for hard for each other. But his controlling mother threatened his life and in turn destroyed Sophie. Ten years apart and a run in at the hospital where they works and all the feelings came rushing back. Until Sophie found out Sam is dating her high school bully and couldn't help the heartache she felt at that. Her luck would change when that woman decided to leave Sam for a free two week vacation in Hawaii with a friend, it was a ...more
R.E. Hargrave
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-received
For a novella, Fireworks packs a punch, spanning a decade in less than 100 pages. This is a story about what could have been and second chances. Gray’s writing style is clean and easy to follow, allowing the reader to disappear into Sam and Sophie’s tale for a couple of hours.

Circumstances weren’t right the first time the main couple meet. An age gap and an overbearing mother keep their blooming attraction stifled. Time marches on, however; Sam and Sophie move ahead with their lives and careers
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Lisa Bilbrey
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get to read Fireworks before it came out. Fireworks is an amazing novella full of love, heartache, and healing. Sophie and Sam have both experienced a lifetime of hurt because they couldn't be together due to various obstacles. When they find each other again, they instantly form a strong friendship, while fighting with their re-ignited feelings for one another, and the fact that Sam is seeing Lola.

When Sam and Lola break up, the chance to be with Sophie presents itself, a
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Jess Brown
Jun 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this novella. It was long enough to provide a really good feel for the characters (all of whom are well-developed) and yet short enough to carry the plot without getting mired in angst. I actually did read this on the beach, so I can say with authority that it’s a good beach read. It would also be a perfect story to take along to a 4th of July picnic. It’s sweet and light: an ideal accompaniment to fresh air, hot sun and a warm breeze.

Much thanks to NetGalley and Lindsey Gray for givin
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Carol Burnside
A good solid second-chance-at-love story based around the 4th of July and Independence Day celebrations. But that's not the only fireworks. Sophie and Sam set off some fireworks of their own, once they accept that old feelings have only strengthened and matured over the years.

Both characters have things in their history they must forgive and move past in order for their new relationship to work, which makes the book feel like it could be happening to someone you know.

I would read more by Linds
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Jessica Bryan
Sep 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This was such an incredibly sweet story that immediately sucked me in. It was an easy read, and didn't get caught up on unnecessary drama like stories often times do. I loved the characters immensely and I would even love to see maybe a sequel to this (hey it's always interesting to watch love turn into a functioning family). Either way I will definitely be checking out anything this author writes in the future! ...more
Josie Beckmann
Such a sweet romance

This was a perfect July Fourth read. I saw an ad and got it on Amazon for free and it just made me smile. Sophie is a firecracker, but the chemistry with Sam led to the real fireworks. And I love Judge. He was awesome. Thank you for sharing your talent with us!
Ashley Hedden
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading Fireworks by Lindsey Grey. This was a great story about two people who reconnect after years apart. Sam knew Sophie when she was a sixteen year old friend of his sister. Years later they meet again at the hospital that they both work for. I absolutely loved this story and seeing the reconnect. I recommend this to everyone and can't wait to read more by the author. ...more
Teri
Jan 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
A sweet novella about a couple that meets again after 10 years. Of course the story goes to fast and you want more and then its the last page but you laughed and stayed up too late because it was just that good. Nicely done well told story by a great story spinner.
Mary Sajona
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was ok
This book started out to be promising but waned after the guy asked the girl to become his pretend girlfriend. It had its little moments. But not enough for me to remember its characters.
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