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Caught in the Flames

(Caught #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,083 ratings  ·  264 reviews
Callie Gordon is more than a little obsessed…

I love firemen.

Heroic. Selfless. Brave.

Not to mention the uniform with those damn sexy pants…I can’t get enough.

Imagine my surprise when local fire captain, Chase Matthews, wanders into my yard on moving day. I’ve hit real estate gold. Hot as sin with that all-knowing smirk creates an instant spark. Welcome to the neighborhood
Kindle Edition, 394 pages
Published August 23rd 2016 by Kacey Shea Books LLC
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J. Grayland
Oct 23, 2018 rated it did not like it
Sorry any book that starts off with a woman running back into a burning house to get her bra because sexy firemen are on their way was just not for me.
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.5 Stars

Cute read with some serious unexpected angst. It took some twists and turns that I wasn't expecting and I'm glad this author tried to do something different. This is my first Kacey Shea and I'm sure it won't be my last:)
Eline || Lovely Audiobooks
This is a shortened version of the review I published on my blog

Kacey Shea lets us accompany her heroine through the struggles of being 22 and building up her personal and professional life.

The story is wonderful and captivating and I greatly enjoyed it. It is told in a diary-like style that flowed very nicely. Callie is a quirky and likeable person. Not everything she does or says is perfect or right. But it only makes her feel human and real to me. I admit, I kind of wis
Jul 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Having read each and every book by Kacey Shea, I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing her growth as a writer with each book she releases. And with her newest release, I must admit it’s my favorite so far. When I started this book I thought I knew where this story was headed, how the story was going to play out, but in true Shea form she completely surprised me. Of course, in a good way. This was a fun read, filled with many frustrating moments for the situation Callie was in and very VERY steamy. ; ...more
Kacey Shea
Jun 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
This has been my absolute favorite book to write. I hope you will agree, Callie's story hooks you from the beginning and keeps you guessing the entire ride. Humor, heat, and a whole lot of heart mix together and creates the perfect fireman romance novel.
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Sybil aka Lala
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
These are the things I’ve come to know about Kacey Shea and her writing:

You just don’t know what to expect, even if the trope seems familiar.
Watch out for that emotional punch.
Her heroines are ALWAYS of the kick-ass variety.
This book… this book you guys. Kacey Shea has really fucked me this time. I wish I could force everyone to read this book so that I have someone to talk to about it. But as it is, I cannot give this story away (even though I want to shout OMFG at the top of my voice) so this
Aug 31, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-read, romance, arc
This book is full of smokin hot fire fighters. Just look at that yummy cover. I was pleasantly surprised with this book. I thought it was going one way, but mid way it changed and Ash came along.

This book was hilarious. I loved Callie and her outlook on life. Great humor and sexy fireman make for one great story.
Cassandra (Thebookishcrypt)
Jul 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs, review-copies
*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*
This book follows Callie, a graphic designer whose rambling sort of rubbed me the wrong way. We follow her as she falls for a firefighter that I never cared for. Don't get me wrong, he did unspeakable things to me whenever he spoke in an assertive way but my first instinct was 'ew' and it never changed. I was actually fearing the worst in the first half. I thought I was going to dislike this book and it was killing me. I absolutely love K
Chasing Away Reality
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.

First, let me say that this book is amazing! The writing is fantastic. The story flows well, has great character development, and nothing is left undone. It’s full of hot firemen, humor, and real life experiences. The prologue immediately drew me in. I really needed to know what happened to make Callie hate firemen so much!

Caught in the Flames is a roller-coaster ride, but oh what a marvelous ride it is! Callie’s journey to her HEA
Diana's (Books And Coffee Cups)

OMG!!! what a book!...
I have to be honest and admit that this has been the first book that I read by Kacey Shea. Why have I not picked up this author, I have no idea. Loved the book!!! So when I started the book I totally had the whole concept/story line completely wrong. To me this book is a complete mind f&@% to say the least. Its like you enter a big giant amusement/rollercoaster park. It makes and surprises you with all these twist and emotional turns, that it has you asking What the hell ju
Martha Sweeney
Jul 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
A fun, HOTT (in many ways) read! The story went somewhere I didn't expect it. I won't say more because I don't want to spoil it for readers.

This was my second book by this author and she has great character development, even though some of them make me want to kill them - but that's the point, you're not supposed to 'like' all of them all of the time. Kiki was my favorite character.

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. :)
Aug 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
Kacey Shea’s next, Caught In the Flames is about Callie who just moved in near a fire station and is surrounded by firefighters, hot, sweaty men who love to play football in all their shirtless glory. One of the firefighter is Chase and sparks fly. Chase asks her out and then the story begins. After dating for a bit, Chase and Callie break up due to a vindictive woman.

I was confused, as I thought the hero was Chase since thats whats on the blurb. But Ash comes into Callie’s life and gives the
So, this one goes nowhere like I thought it was going to go, which I am pleased at because I like the unpredictable. Callie was one strong woman who made me laugh and cheer for her. She is a tough as nails car lovin', firefighter attentive type of gal. The fire station is right down the road, and it attracts the many women living in the vicinity. So, Callie can't help but be taken in by the hotter than HOT group of males that are in and out of their station.

This was a fun contemporary romance t
Pam Nelson
I made it 12 chapters, I just couldn't anymore with the main character. I get it she is 22 and immature but it just wasn't my thing. I really tried. ...more
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was ok
Callie has a thing for firefighters. She even buys her first house because it’s within a mile of the local firehouse. So when sexy firefighter, Chase, takes an interest in Callie, she can’t resist. Callie falls head over heels for Chase and he’s the perfect boyfriend, or so she thought. That is until he plays her and acts like the true dog he is.

So Callie swears off firefighters altogether. But Ash, the rookie at the station, wants to be her friend. And he won’t take no for an answer. Ash isn’t
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 SIZZLING FLAME STARS!! Wow, talk about hot firefighters....what more can we ask for. I loved Callie.....she had me in tears laughing so hard and crying at times. This story has a bit of everything from sexiness, friendship, secrets, drama and lots of love. This is my first book by this author and I can't wait to read more. ...more
Apr 23, 2020 rated it liked it
The unexpected turn threw me off.
Nina DuBois
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.

Kacey Shea sure knows how to suck in the reader with her stories. I flew through the first half of this book. But I will also be completely honest and say that I struggled with this book. I understand the story the author was trying convey with Callie's character.

I feel like I got two stories in one book. I like how Kacey expertly told Callie's past to get to her present. I had no idea where this story was going, but a twist got thrown in
Alexis Alvarez
Sexy, witty and clever, this book will entice you to finish in one sitting. One thing I love about all of Kacey Shea's books is her ability to take a trope and add her own touch, whether it's through creative narration, fun chapter introductions, or an unexpected twist. You know there's going to be an HEA, but the path to get there takes you into new territory for a refreshing read, and she keeps you wondering until the end.

There's dialogue that's laugh out loud funny, and super hot moments tha
Tre Talbot
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying that I enjoyed this story. Of course right off the bat I'm in love with Chase the hot firefighter and the attention he gives Callie who wouldn't right?. As we get further into their story I started to get a bit irritated by the way he truly is. I love how Callie has her girls with her through think and thin and when Ashley comes into the mix, absolutely fell in love all over again. The story definitely took a turn I wasn't expecting but it was a good one. I can't forge ...more
Zuray yaruz7
Aug 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what I was expecting of this book but it definitely wasn't what I read and I mean this in the most wonderful way. I went through a lot of emotions with the story I laughed a lot, I shed a few tears, I was surprised with a few unexpected twists in the story, I got pissed off a few times and I swear if I read "You're the best, Callie" one more time there was a high probability that my kindle was going to fly out the window. Thankfully I didn't read it again so my kindle is safe and so ...more
Sep 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review from the author

just finished before work. I honestly have to say that Caught in the Flames is by far the best book that Kacey Shea has ever written and I'm telling you this because ice read everything single novel she has written. it's just bittersweet that it had to end. I was trying to hold off and savor it..
Jul 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
*** ARC kindly provided by the author for an honest review. ***

Ah firemen ...
I have to say that this book was intriguing and challenging. Mixed up feelings, hot guys and a story a little bit surprising. I didn't expect some parts of the story and well, color me surprised!

Review to come!
Audible Review

Overall 3 out of 5 stars
Performance 4 out of 5 stars
Story 2 out of 5 stars

I just couldn't go on.
I hate doing this, but at 70% in I'm calling it. I tried, I really did, and I feel bad that I'm so far in and not able to continue, but I just can't do it. There was a lot about this book that made me want to throw in the towel at different points, but I kept going because my curiosity about what was going to happen kept me invested enough, but when Callie jumped to a conclusion about a
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
Wow! This book has a lot more going on than I was expecting. Sure it is a hot, sexy firefighter romance but there’s so much more! There’s drama and intrigue and mystery, it really kept me guessing about what was going to happen up until the end.
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog

"Love doesn't have to be an explosion of attraction, most times it's like snake in the lawn sneaking through the tall grass and you son't even realize it's there until you've stepped on the damn thing and it's bitten you good."

It literally tested my sanity, fucked my brains out over and over but hell I love it to pieces even if my sanity's at stake!!! I just had my version of all-fucked-up-ness to the nth level but boy was it so damn goo
Aug 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Caught in the Flames by Kacey Shea was a nice surprise. The first half had some of the best banter and embarrassing moments I have read. I was continuously laughing out loud. The second half was a complete surprise. Let’s just say it had an unexpected twist you do not see coming.
Callie Gordon’s life could not get any better. She just landed her first real job out of college. She just purchased her first home. And the best part? The firehouse less than half a mile from her house. Who doesn’t lov
Beauté De Livres  (Vivian Freeman)
It is no lie that I am attached to Kacey Shea. Reviewing her debut novel Uncovering Love, was the beginning of a love affair that has evolved into the constant need to read all her words and heartwarming pride of watching a talented person thrive. Caught In The Flames is Kacey Shea’s fourth full-length novel and it is undoubtedly her best work yet. Combining a myriad of emotions, Kacey Shea’s words and her characters will crawl into your heart, make themselves comfortable and stay beyond the ver ...more
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book has it all! HOT firemen, amazing best friends, a wise neighbor who has experienced it all, an ex-boyfriend exorcism gone wrong and a Prius.
I fell in love with this story from the beginning. Callie is one of those characters that you just feel an immediate connection to. She is real, she has lived through some pretty devastating life events and managed to not become some whiny damsel in distress who is looking for a man to save her or that girl who swears off men forever. With the help
A. Hart
Jun 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
So let me start by saying I don't review books based on what I think they should be or even on what I like. I review them based on what they are and if it fits the genre.
This book NAILS the YA genre in a big way.
It also fits nicely in a steamier category of contemporary romance.
Warning the cover is HOT but the book is on FIRE, both literally and literary (see what I did there?)
I didn't always like the characters, including the main ones, in fact there were moments when I despised them. (except
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