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Hearts on Fire

(Hearts on Fire #1)

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It has been five years since Ava Kingston left her parent’s home in New Jersey. She ran and never looked back; all because of one night. One night that could’ve changed her life forever. Now living in Chicago, working as a journalist, Ava thinks her life is finally where it should be. She is working towards a promotion, has a great family and a few amazing friends. What ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Loraine Oliver
Jul 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Hearts On Fire by Ashli Rose is a first novel, and the author is off to a good start! This book is a contemporary romance and its a novel about having a second chance at love.The book is well written, and the characters are good, and the book moves along at a pretty steady clip. The only thing I did not really like about it was that it seemed to be rushed, in other words, it could have been a little bit longer and I think that would have made a big difference.

Ava Kingston left her home five
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Cheryl (Gwyneiira's Book Blog)
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much when I first read the blurb of Hearts On Fire but decided to give it a try because the main male character is a firefighter, and we all know how hot the firefighters in US are...I didn't think I would like it very much but I was pleasantly surprised.

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There was a good amount of suspense, action, romance and steam to keep me reading. The characters were real and believable and the characters and plot were developed nicely. There were not much unnecessary
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L.B. Dunbar
Jul 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
A "must read" for novella lovers. This novella was not what I expected. This one was packed with fast-paced interest, steamy love scenes and romantic chemistry between Ava and Gavin. At times I wanted to reach through the pages, and scream "No" Gavin, or shake Ava, and I couldn't put this story down until it was done. As with most novellas, this one left me wanting more and I wasn't ready for it to end. I look forward to what happens next in the Hearts on Fire series. It should be steamy and I ...more
Kelly Hartigan
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
***** (5 stars) A short, sweet read with emotion, a HOT firefighter, and steamy scenes!

Ava has a job she loves as a junior writer working for a magazine in Chicago, a great apartment with her younger sister, and her older sister lives close by. It took moving to Chicago, ten hours away from her hometown in New Jersey to escape and put the past and Gavin behind her, but she’s done it. Everything changes when Ava picks up the “Hunks in Uniform” calendar and sees Mr. August. The events of five
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Christina
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Five years ago Gavin and Ava met for a date, set up by a mutual friend. They found themselves having the best day of their lives and went on to date for a few more months until one night in the heat of passion something happens that sends Ava running for the hills. The possibility of having her life change overnight was just too much for her. She had plans. She was getting ready to graduate, about to start her dream job
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Susan  Owensby
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
Review by Wicked Women Reviewer Loraine Oliver

Hearts On Fire by Ashli Rose is a first novel, and the author is off to a good start! This book is a contemporary romance and its a novel about having a second chance at love.The book is well written, and the characters are good, and the book moves along at a pretty steady clip. The only thing I did not really like about it was that it seemed to be rushed, in other words, it could have been a little bit longer and I think that would have made a big
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Erin Lewis
Feb 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 Star Review Hearts on Fire by Ashli Rose

Hearts on Fire by Ashli Rose is her debut novel and for her first attempt I was impressed. A contemporary romance, this book was about getting a second chance at love, despite continued miscommunication between the hero and heroine.

This is the story of Gavin Sawyer a hunky firefighter who many years ago was Ava Kingston’s first love. Ava left her home and Gavin and ran. Five years later, her job as a writer for a magazine requires her to interview the
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Red Cheeks Reads
Aug 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hearts of Fire is a short story about Ava and Gavin. The young couple were together for a short while some time ago, but an accident mixed with a rightly nervous and scared Ava, leads them to being separated and Gavin having no real clue as to why.
Years later the two meet again; the question is will they work at it together this time? Or will life and drama once again get in the way of this meant-to-be couple?

“However far away, I will always love you.
Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me
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Im_so_indie_books
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hearts on Fire starts off with their first date. We got a look of what their first date was like. It’s a way for us to connect to the characters, which I think helped out a lot. Insert a moment that changed the course of their relationship and you have 5 years that have past, without each other in it.

Meet Ava and Gavin. Ava is a journalist in Chicago and Gavin is a firefighter in…Chicago. They both moved to a city that they never considered the other would be in. Or did they?

This book was, at
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Books&Dreams
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it

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Ava Kingston has moved on with her life from a man that she was determined to be
with no matter what, but then an accident one night changed all that and she
left and didn't look back. Now five years later she's confornted with the man
that stole her heart. Can she get it back or better yet, does she want it back?

Gavin Sawyer can't believe what he's seeing. The woman of his endless dreams and
the reality that she stole five years ago when she left is right in front of
him. He's not sure why
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Ashley Schoen
Ava Kingston left her family's home five years ago and never looked back. After one night with her boyfriend Gavin Sawyer that could have changed her life forever. Now she is living in Chicago working towards a promotion for her dream job at Loop Magazine. Just when Ava is content in her life of family and amazing friends someone from her past comes back to shake things up.
Gavin Sawyer is a Chicago firefighter who is a heart throb in the Hunks in Uniform calendar. Gavin only tried out for the
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Sweets Books
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I give this a 5 out of 5 Stunning stars.

Ava is a woman who tends to run from circumstances that can be frightening to her. When she involved with a boyfriend and then one night something happened and she ran instead of facing things and working them out.

Gavin was a guy who just start training to be a firefighter when he started seeing Ava. He was trying to work on his training as well as have a relationship. When he first met Ava he knew she sparked a fire in him. He just didn't know just how
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Pratr- Authors
Aug 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Ava Kingston left her family's home five years ago and never looked back. After one night with her boyfriend Gavin Sawyer that could have changed her life forever. Now she is living in Chicago working towards a promotion for her dream job at Loop Magazine. Just when Ava is content in her life of family and amazing friends someone from her past comes back to shake things up.
Gavin Sawyer is a Chicago firefighter who is a heart throb in the Hunks in Uniform calendar. Gavin only tried out for the
...more
Mariela Bustos
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
What would you do, if one accident can change your life? Would you alter your own course, or would you go with it? Ava decided to take matters into her own hands. Would I agree with her decisions? I am not sure. We all deal with things in our own way.

Gavin on the other hand was not ready to let go. I loved seeing what lengths he is willing to go through in order to keep his true love. He first impressed me with thinking outside the box, and finding a way to romance a girl. Yes, he made mistakes
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BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ava Kingston left New Jersey for a new life, a bright new future. Leaving the man she loved behind.

Now living in Chicago, Ava is heading towards the professional life she has always dreamt about and is up for the promotion that will put everything in its place.

Only one thing missing, is the firefighter she left behind. Till one unexpected day when she recognizes HIM in the Hunks in Uniform calendar.

Gavin Sawyer is a Chicago firefighter who has never stopped thinking of the woman who left him,
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Lisa
Jul 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I give this a 5 out of 5 Stunning stars.

Ava is a woman who tends to run from circumstances that can be frightening to her. When she involved with a boyfriend and then one night something happened and she ran instead of facing things and working them out.

Gavin was a guy who just start training to be a firefighter when he started seeing Ava. He was trying to work on his training as well as have a relationship. When he first met Ava he knew she sparked a fire in him. He just didn't know just how
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 STARS!

I liked this read. It was a short quick read about a second chance at romance after being torn apart for years.

This is the story of Ava and Gavin. Ava and Gavin were in love as teenagers. When something happens between them, Ava doubts Gavin's commitment and leaves. Years later, Ava is a journalist in Chicago and it just so happens Gavin is a Chicago firefighter. What starts out as a meeting of chance rekindles the flames between these two lovers. But what is Gavin hiding? Ava can feel
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Chantal Bellehumeur
Jul 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Heart on Fire by Ashli Rose in exchange for a review.

Let me start off by saying that I sometimes roll my eyes at romance books because of the lack of realism the stories have, but this was not the case. In fact, I could not wait to find out what happened because there was drama along with the romance. The chain of events and characters of this book felt very real. I loved how the author told her story starting with one character and continuing it from another one’s point of
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Sassy Southern
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

Hearts on Fire by Ashli Rose is about second chance love. When Ava and Gavin go on their first date, Ava knows there is something special about Gavin. It's the way he listens to her likes and dislikes that really impresses her. But one night changes everything. Ava makes a decision to move on and focus on her career.

Gavin is focused on becoming a firefighter when he meets Ava. She is the one for him. But after that one awful night, she is
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Michelle Follis
Aug 21, 2014 rated it liked it
I read the synopsis and was expecting a feel good read about love that finds itself back together after 5 years apart. That is not what happened for me. There are so many twists and turns to this book and outside interventions.

They meet again by chance, or is it? They get to know one another again and it's back to old times, or is it? Ashli took me on a journey with these characters that I just was not expecting. I found myself several times while reading the book ask myself, what the heck just
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Eryn LaPlant
Jul 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of reading this fabulous book before it went into publication and I was not disappointed. I loved the story of Ava and Gavin. As the title says, they are on FIRE! I wanted to Ava’s friend and just wanted to stare at Gavin. It’s funny how connected one can get to a character despite never seeing or hearing them, yet we know what they look like, how they sound, what things they like and hate and Ava and Gavin are no different. I loved reading their story and especially loved ...more
Ronda Bearden
Jul 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun but emotion packed read. I love the story from beginning to end. Very surprising twist and turns with this book. This book is going to have you laughing, crying and ready to fight! The story is well written and very well told. Keep you on the edge of your seat!



Biting my nail for the next book!



Ava is strong, determined and know what she wants. She refuse to let things hold her back. Gavin is the hunk of all hunks, model, firefighter and the guy with all the good intentions. They
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Amy Stephens
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Hearts on Fire is, without a doubt, a five star read for me. I instantly fell in love with the main characters Ava and Gavin. This is a quick, lighthearted fun read that I hated to see end. I hope to see these characters again in the series because they were both so likeable.

Ashli Rose, you've done a brilliant job with your first story and I can't wait to read more.
Karen Hrdlicka
Sep 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Nicely paced, quick read. Great debut novel. I liked both Ava and Gavin, but then who doesn't love a fireman? Lots of emotion and angst in this short book, as well as some sizzling sexy scenes. I liked the flashbacks setting up the current storyline. I will be anxious to see this author's next work, I love to watch how writers mature the more they write.
Tina
Jun 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got to read this as a ARC it was awesome once I started reading it I couldn't put it down !! I love books that get me hooked and this was one of them ...I Loved it so much can't wait to read it again !! I'm hoping for a part 2 of Gavin and Ava !!
Linda Rimer-Como
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is a quick, light hearted read about second chance love. Well written with great character interactions from start to finish. The story is intense and has a great mix of drama and sexual tension. Enjoyed the book very much!

Received copy for review.
Laura Hampton
3.5 Stars...short quick read.
S.E. Felida
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lovely book about second chances...looking forward to read about the other men in uniform...yummie!
Justyna
Jul 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for romance... great read
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Hi Everyone! I am Ashli Rose. I am a Jersey girl born and raised. I live in Bergen County with my husband Patrick and our 2 year old daughter Laila. When I am not writing, I can be found reading, watching Gossip Girl or The Office and doing puzzles with my daughter. I am so excited to be bringing you Hearts on Fire and I hope you love it as much as I do :)

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