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Love is a Fire

(Burning Lovesick #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  95 ratings  ·  50 reviews
“Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your heart or burn your house down, you can never tell.” -Joan Crawford

Dr. Katy Malone has sworn off love after losing those she loves most in her life including her father, a member of the FDNY. She has decided to spend her time focusing on her medical research. Her ex-fiancée, and fellow doctor, isn't ready to give up on l
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Published May 27th 2014
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LA Spiez
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
He kissed her softly and leaned back. "I don't want to rush things. It's only been two weeks even though I feel like it's been forever," he hesitated. "I mean that in a good way." ~ Nick Garrity

I will be the first to admit, I love, love, love firefighters. There's something about them. Not only do they put their lives on the line for us everyday, but they look damn yummy while they're doing it.

Katy Malone knows something about firemen too. Her dad was a New York City firefighter who lost his lif
Sassy Southern
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love is a Fire by Lyssa Layne is the first book I have read by her and will certainly not be the last. This book had it all from romance, a little drama, jealous ex's, to most importantly hot, sexy fireman. It was just enough of a mix that keeps you wanting to turn the pages till you finished it.
Dr. Katherine Malone has given up on love. She has lost everyone close to her including her dad that was a fireman. Dr. Malone has to check on a patient that happens to be a proby from Firehouse 58. This
Lori Garside
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Katy O. Malone, aka Knockout is afraid to love because everyone she has ever cared about has died. Her mother died shortly after her birth. Her father, a fireman, died shortly after 9/11. And her Grandparents followed suit not to long after. She ended an 8 year relationship with her ex, Jeremiah, a few weeks before her wedding. Unfortunately, they see each other every day. Jeremiah is still very much in love with her, but Katy has fallen into the bad habit of using him for stress reliving se ...more

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I knew going into this book what was going to happen before even predictably happened.

The immensly fast paced romance of Katy Malone and Nick Garritty will make you feel like you're trying to catch up but the author did a great job of just K.I.S.S. (Keeping It Simple Stupid).

She didn't fill the book up with fluff and stuff. She didn't draw out the story longer than necessary. She didn't have you shaking your head with unnecessar
Karina Gioertz
Jul 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't have a lot of time to read, so when I do, I want a book I can get sucked into fast that will keep me awake until the wee hours of the morning (because there will be no time to read come daylight!). Love is a Fire did just that. From beginning to end, it was filled with everything you want in a great book and more ~ A wonderful love story with a heroine to cheer on, a hero to swoon for and an amazing cast of characters you can't get enough of.

Once I started, I got pulled right in and then
Pamela Sims
Dec 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book!

Very few books will pull you in from the first chapter, but this one did just that. A beautifully written, heartbreaking and heartwarming love story. I can't wait to start book two (which is why this review is so brief)!
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There is no doubt that Love Is A Fire, especially in the way the Lyssa Lane describes it. The emotions between Katy and Nick are so strong, so intense that it burns up everything else in their lives except what the two of them feel for each other. Nothing matters. Not fear, not doubt, not guilt, or secrets, just the love that springs up out of nowhere.

Whirlwind romance is the best description. Meeting, living together, getting married a
Cindy Gilleland
Jun 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Favorite Quotes:

“Katy quickly changed into scrubs shoving her jeans and sweater in the bottom of her locker. She finished lacing up her tennis shoes when Tiffany walked in and handed her a coffee. She took in the fragrant aroma of the caffeine, knowing she would need a lot of it to get through her shift. As she did, Tiffany glanced over Katy from top to bottom and grinned. “You got laid!”
“She had barely entered the hallway when Jesse punched his arm. “You scored with the doctor!”
“Nick let out a
Theodora Catalina
Jun 26, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 / 5 stars

I have had received an e-copy of this book from the author in exchange of a honest review

I would like to start this review by saying that I just liked the fact that the main character was a doctor! I am studying right now to get into the medical school and this read was just what I was seeking. The hard work of a doctor and the way a doctor truly thinks sometimes, it was well written and just made me smile once in a while.

This story is not heart breaking, it is just pure, sweet,
May 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
**** "Love is a Fire" by Lyssa Lane. (Individual novel and also in the box set "Protect and Love")

When Dr Kathryn Olivia Malone meets firefighter Nicholas Gentry and he asks her to breakfast she immediately backs away. Her father died a few years prior working a fire.

When Nick corners her on the morning about breakfast, she agrees. They end up at a cafe she and her father used to go to when their shifts crossed. Katy is surprised how easy it is to talk to Nick and how comfortable things are bet
Sep 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Katy Malone is a real interesting character. She's a doctor who works with her ex-fiance and has dealt with a lot of loss in her life. She meets Nick Garrity and he decides that she is his future right away and does his best to convince her of the same thing. The only problem is that Nick is a firefighter and Katy doesn't want to get involved with a firefighter because she can't handle the idea of an impending loss because of the dangers of the job. Nick isn't easily deterred and what ...more
Jun 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. *

The debut novel Love is a Fire by Lyssa Layne is a truly remarkable book. She has knocked it out of the park with this one and it has writing style, flow and storyline that hints at a much more experienced writer. I loved this book from start to finish and neglected everything on my To Do list to read this in one sitting. It was one of those books that every time you told yourself you were going to stop after this chapter it hooked you in
Kirsty Bicknell
Love is a Fire is not a book which attempts to apologise for itself; it is an honest romance and it is proud! However, if you are not a fan of insta-love then perhaps this is not the book for you.
Lyssa Layne's story does follow the formula of a NA contemporary romance, but she adds her own twists. Both protagonists have experienced grief and in particular we understand Katie's reluctance to enter into a relationship with Nick, but here we have a man who is tired of one night stands and firmly be
Alina Popescu
Jul 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, rounded up to 4

The book puzzled me at first. It seemed like the only reason the female lead had broken up with her boyfriend was fear, so I could not understand why Katy would go for Nick when she suddenly felt better. She had decided to break off her engagement with her long term boyfriend, also a fellow doctor, when her father had died on the job. So why would someone who experienced the loss a firefighting parent choose another firefighter over the safer ex-boyfriend option?

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Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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This is book one in the Burning Lovesick series.
I gave the book 5 stars.

This is Nick and Katy's story.

Katy is afraid to love, every time she loves someone they die. So the only right thing to do is leave her fiance'.. She dated and loved this man for more then a decade of her life and leaves him because she is afraid that anyone she loves will die. That is until Nick comes into her life and like the wind Katy is swept up into a relationship with this firefighter. Her father was a firefight
Becky Claxon
Apr 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is a book that I loved and hated at the same time! There is not a HEA, but there is a beautiful love story. Of course the hate part is not having my HEA. Dr. Katy Malone was working at the NY hospital when a firefighter was brought in that had been burned. His buddy, Nick Garrity is there with him. Katy was beautiful and Nick asked her out for coffee. She hesitates, but goes out with him. She had called off her wedding to another doctor at the hospital a few months back as she felt everyone ...more
Hilary Mccarthy
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying that I super puffy heart love shows like Grey's Anatomy, Chicago Fire, and Night Shift. When Lyssa Layne told me she was writing a dramatic romance about doctors and firefighters, I was intrigued. Reading Love is a Fire was like watching one of my favorite TV shows, and one of my favorite parts of the book was how Layne's descriptive writing allowed me to picture everything as it was happening.

There were definitely some twists and turns that I didn't really see coming,
Jul 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow, I could NOT put this book down! I got so involved with the story that I blocked out the rest of what needed to be done around my house. My kids and husband looked at me in shock when I got a little to involved and started yelling at my kindle. Seriously this is a wonderful story, I hope there is lots more to come.

Dr Katy Malone has sworn off dating men from the fire department. After losing her dad, a member of the FDNY, she can't take the pain of the constant worry and loss of losing
The Book Fairy Reviews
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Katy Olive Malone has vowed not to date again. Not only will she not date again but she has banned any firefighter out there that might own her heart. Although she respects the FDNY she will not suffer any longer for the organization. That is until she meets Nick Garrity.

Nick is looking for his one, his future Mrs. Garrity. A bachelor at 29 he wants it all and is not settling. For him it was love at first sight when he meets Dr. K.O. Malone or as they call her Knockout Malone. He decides that he
May 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What do you need for a perfect summer weekend? I'll tell you what I need. A bitter-sweet romance, a little bit of drama, and a few sexy firefighters. Not on friendly terms with FDNY? There's "Love is a Fire" to the rescue. Hold that fire hose, 'cause you gonna need it. In Lyssa Lane's debut novel, "Love is a Fire", there's a little bit of everything. Likable and feisty doctor Katy? Check. A cast of likable supporting characters that make you miss your own family? Check. Twisted storyline that ma ...more
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love is a Fire will reach out and grab you. I immediately connected with Katy. She's faced some trauma but still moved forward with her life, not letting the bad things get her down. She's determined that a man doesn't define her but when she falls in love... it's for real.

Men like Nick exist today. I know them. They fight the fires in cities like Detroit, where family is the men they work with each day. They are devoted brothers-in-arms and vow to do their best in a job that requires nothing l
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When you read the description, there's doesn't seem to be anything that would make this book stand out from the thousands of other books out there. What's bewildering is that you start reading and somehow it sucks you in until suddenly you've reached the end. The plot isn't terribly original and there is insta love involved, which I normally have trouble believing. But somehow it all works. And it works very well! I think it's because the characters feel like real people, and you care about them ...more
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Jul 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Tear jerker!!

Dr Katy Malone is afraid to fall in love, all her close family members as passed away and she doesn't think she could go through it again. Katy was engaged to Jeremiah but after her father died, she vowed to protect her heart and never love again.

Nick Garrity is a fire fighter who wants to settle down and start a family.

Katy and Nick meet after one of the proby fire fighters has an accident and is taken to hospital, Katy is his doctor. Nick takes a liking to Katy and asks her to if
Sultan * Baby Mama Smut-a-teer*
I really enjoyed this book. It has been a while since I read about a hot firefighter, and this did not disappoint. I enjoyed reading about the fast love affair between Nick, and Katy. They fell hard, and they fell deep. Nick knew he found “the one” within minutes of meeting Dr. Katharine Malone. Everything that Katy could not give to her ex fiancée, she had no problems bending to for Nick, and can you blame they girl? Hell no!

The ending hurt my heart, and I cried buckets. I didn’t see it coming
Tami Adams
Mar 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lyssa is one of those authors you love to hate. I am fortunate to have two in my favorite list. Katy, doctor and daughter of a fallen firefighter, has seen too much death by fire. She's closed her heart off, determined to hold love at bay for fear of losing another man she loves. Enter Nick, a firefighter who is determined to have what every true man wants; love, marriage and family. When they both meet, their world is sent spiraling. Katy lets her guard down and falls head over heels for Nick w ...more
Beth Jones
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Love Is A Fire by Lyssa Layne is an amazing story, I could not put it down. This was Lyssa debut book and I am eagerly waiting to read more of her writing. Katy is a doctor who has given up on love after losing everyone she ever loved until she meets Nick, a Fireman. She vowed never to love again and especially a fireman but Nick knew she was the one and was not letting her go. She was his future wife and he would prove they were meant to be. Love Is A Fire was a book of passion, love, heartache ...more
Hooked On Books
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love Is A Fire by Lyssa Layne is an amazing story, I could not put it down. This was Lyssa debut book and I am eagerly waiting to read more of her writing. Katy is a doctor who has given up on love after losing everyone she ever loved until she meets Nick, a Fireman. She vowed never to love again and especially a fireman but Nick knew she was the one and was not letting her go. She was his future wife and he would prove they were meant to be. Love Is A Fire was a book of passion, love, heartache ...more
Isabella Bearden
Sep 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When Lyssa Layne sent me Love is a Fire, and said that she hopes I enjoy Nick and Jesse, and I was reading about Katy and Nick, I was thinking another girl was about to come in their life and tear them apart. The one thing about this book that really touched me is that, no matter what you do to stop love. Love will always find you, and you will fall inlove even if you don't want to, or didn't mean for it to happen. Katy and Nick really touched me, even though Lyssa broke my heart, but I knew she ...more
Oct 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is on fire! I was so not expecting such a strong young woman lead character, especially a doctor! K.O. Malone was such a welcome relief to the usual weak woman who needs a man to complete her. Katy lived her life on her terms and thought she was living but once she met her firefighter, she realized she was only going through the motions. A hot firefighter has a life plan and is looking for his Ms. Right to become his wife. He knows when he sees her he will know. When Nick meets Katy th ...more
Cathy Geha
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lyssa Layne set out to tell a story of love and loss and how love overcomes all. Or, that is what I think the story is about.

Dr. Katy Malone meets Nick in the emergency room and falls hard for him rather quickly in spite of her vow to stay away from men, from love and from firemen especially. Katy and Nick have a rather rapid courtship with few problems to overcome. Nick’s friends at the fire station are like brothers. They are there for one another and for the families of firemen in their fire
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Lyssa Layne is first, and foremost, the proud momma to her precious daughter, AR. In addition to working full-time and being a mommy to AR, she is also an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, a runner, blogger, and an infertility survivor.

Having watched one too many medical dramas and being inspired by author Rachelle Ayala, who introduced her to the world of indie writing, Lyssa decided to try her hand

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Burning Lovesick (3 books)
  • Burst Into Flame (Burning Lovesick, #2)
  • Perfect Match (Dallas Fire & Rescue; Burning Lovesick #3)

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