Brave the Heat
Brave the Heat is for you if you like:
• A scorching hot fire fighter struggling with his dark past
• A tough-as-nails heroine determined to protect her family
• A small town ready to ignite
• And a second chance at love that may just save them all
Jordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin McGuire’s feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the da...more
A second chance love story
Jordan and Gavin was very much in love at eighteen until Jordan just left one day. And because of miscommunication and lies they have been living their lives apart for 15years. But now Jordan has come back to her hometown with her two little girls. Hoping she can make a better life for them. Seeing Gavin again after all these years, she is confronted with lots of feelings, especially whether she made the right choice all those years ago.
Gavin has never forgotten Jorda...more
This book is the first in a new contemporary romance series featuring the McGuire brothers. Many of us know this author for her wildly popular paranormal series, so this one may seem like a departure for some of you.
Jordan and Gavin were teenage sweethearts but Jordan abruptly left town without a word, never to be see ...more
Jordan McKenna has returned home after a failed marriage and being a full-time single mother of two daughters. Her father's life is faltering, and the man she has always loved is still hurting from all those years ago where Jordan made mistakes she regrets. Jordan and Gavin were high school sweethearts, mistakes were made and other factors drove them apart. Jordan left for the big city, married a man that turned out to be abus ...more
And what can I say? Usually I expect from a novel with such a cover that the story is sugar sweet and digs deep into the box full of kitsch. In every possible way you can imagine. Not this one.
Jordan McKenna ran fifteen years ago from an abusive father. She left behind her mom, her boyfriend, her friends. A clean break with no contact with them. She felt it was the only way. Now she is home again, with her two daughters in tow, after leaving an equally abusive husband. She's ready to start over, but not ready for Gavin. Top it off, her father is dying and with the dementia, he doesn't even remember her or the horrible w ...more
ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley
This is definitely a must read by Sara Humphreys and I promise, you will not be disappointed.
Jordan McKenna’s life hasn’t turned out the way she’d hoped and now she just wants a fresh start for her and her daughters and the reader becomes completely absorbed in the story as Jordan and Gavin tiptoe around their attraction and the past. The ...more
Sara brings to contemporary romance the same fire, deep emotion, sexy times, and engrossing plot that she serves up with her vampires and other creatures that go bump in the night. I plowed through this story, riveted by the engaging characters and the sweet seductive world building an ...more
Leaving everything and everyone she has ever loved was not easy, but she did ti to get away from her abusive father. What does she do then, she marries a guy just like him!
Now, years later she returns home a divorced mother of two of the cutest little girls. Now that she is home she is determined not to get involved with the one man she ever truly wanted. Or so she tells herself, but come on, he is one HOT Fireman!!!
Gavin's world crumbled the ...more
Gavin was so wonderful! I just wanted to hug him, squeeze him, and love him. Devoted and sweet, I couldn't get enough of him. Jordan was great as well, I love her strength and determination. They were great together and I absolutely enjoyed th ...more
I loved each and every character especially Jordan and Gavin. I am a sucker for first Love's trying again after 15 years and this one was so great. Jordan didn't have the life she planned but when she returned home with her two children, getting involved again was the last thing from her mind. Gavin has dated but he has never got over Jordan.
You can see the chemistry this two have when they run into each other unexpectedly and when they first ...more
I worry sometimes when an author writes in a different genre. I’m always concerned about liking the book. I am glad to say that Sara Humphreys is just as brilliant in paranormal romance as she is in contemporary romance.
I thought Ms. Humphreys captured the emotionality of the characters beautifully. The story ...more
This is a cozy, small town, second chance at love romance. There's also a mystery, and a tragedy that will break your heart. But don't let that stop you from reading the book.The characters are all likable, and the roma ...more
Jordan has quite the affective way to shut her man up, "Gavin?” Jordan murmured as a grin curved her lips and she rocked her hips against his thigh. “Shut up.” Before he could say another word, she popped up on her toes and covered his mouth with hers." Gavin is just not a patient man at times, "too many buttons,” he growled as tiny disks went flying around the room, clattering one by one somewhere in the distance." I loved this book, this is going to be a great serie I'm hoping Ronan is up next ...more
Have you ever had a book come in to your life at exactly the right moment? Has it ever felt like you were meant to read a specific book at a specific time because it held a special message for you (or something of that nature anyways)? ...more
A hot man like that was made for more than friendship...
BRAVE THE HEAT by Sara Humphreys is the first intriguing installment in Sara's new The McGuire Brothers series. It's a contemporary romance set in the small town of Old Brookfield, an idyllic New England hamlet. BRAVE THE HEAT is the second chance at love story of Fire Chief Gavin Maguire, aka Captain Hotty Pants McGuire, and Jordan McKenna. I read it in one day as I could ...more
I have had such great luck with books lately! This was one that I requested from NetGalley on the spur of the moment, and it was such a great surprise! I'm always a sucker for a lost love found story and this one did not disappoint, plus it's the beginning of a series, about brothers. I mean can you say win?
Alright, so Jordan left town ten years ago. She was freshly graduated, and in love with her high school boyfriend, Gavin. Everything ...more
Brave the Heat was a beautiful and heartfelt read.
When I started reading Brave the Heat I knew this story was going to touch my heart.
Both Jordan and Gavin were such likable and relatable characters, they were each other's first love and even after 15 years apart that love is as strong as it was back then.
I enjoyed watching Gavin slowly open his heart and let Jordan back in, when she ran-away from Old Brookfield all those years ago with no explanation he was left heartbroken and never ...more
Jordan runs back to the place and the people that she ran from to escape her abusive father years ago - it broke her to leave it all behind but she made the best of things, even if it meant never seeing the boy she loved. Now she returns to lick her wounds after a divorce and to begin a new life with her two little girls.
The hurt an ...more
Individually, I really enjoyed both Jordan and Gavin and couldn't help but root for them and their HEA, but as a couple? I had a really hard time fe ...more
Sara Humphreys writes sizzle, she writes PNR, she writes about Vampires and shifters and maybe a little erotica.. but does Sara Humphreys write pure romance? Heck Yeah! Brave the Heat is book one in her new Series, The McGuire Brothers and once again Ms. Humphreys hit it out of the park.
I knew this would be a good book, Sara has a definite talent what I didn't expect was blow you out of the ballpark good! This was what we have to call a swoonworthy book and ...more
I put this on my TBR way back in March. We had an interview with Sarah Humphreys then, and I totally loved her after that.
I love reunion stories, and this one had a twist that I don't usually see: she left, breaking his heart. It's usually the other way around! So, about this story. Ten years ago, Jordan left her high school sweetheart, Gavin. She went to NYC, tried her hand at acting, got married and had two kids. She's back in town (recently di ...more
Fire Chief Gavin Maguire was in love with Jordan McKenna when they were younger but his heart was broken when she left and he's never been able to put it back toge ...more
Jordan McKenna had left home 15 years earlier to get away from her abusive father. She also had left her best friend and love Gavin McGuire. In the time she has been gone Jordan had gotten married and has two young girls. It turns out that she married a man just like her father, is divorced and brings her girls back to Old Field to live and start a new life.
When Gavin sees that Jordan is back in town he wants to know why s ...more
If you enjoy second chance relationships with some very sexy romantic moments, Brave the Heat is that book for you. Oh, and if you love a very sexy Fire Chief, who will be hard to forget then Brave the Heat is definitely for you. I could go on and on with the many reasons why readers should pick up this book. I'll leave it with this...you'll love every bit of this story and you'll be wanting the other McGuires stories immediately afterwards. ***Sara definit ...more
Other books in the series
"Are you looking for confirmation on that?" Jordan's heart hitched in her chest as Gavin's familiar baritone filled the shop. "Or am I supposed to argue with you?”
"Sorry, Chief." Cookie's short purple-and-blue hair stuck out in a hundred different directions, and she winked when she peeked out from behind the swinging door....
"It's a gift."
"That's not what I would call it," he grumbled.”