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Wilde Fire

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  227 ratings  ·  90 reviews
As a boy, he was like an older brother to her.
As a teenager, he became her secret crush.
As a man, he’s her target and she’s determined to get him out of her system once and for all.

Jake Wilde doesn’t live a tame existence. He never has. He never will.
His career as a smokejumper in Alaska? Dangerous.
His female conquests? Copious.
His stance on commitment? Never happening.
Published May 5th 2016 by Kat Austen
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Claire Robinson
May 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 - "Be safe..." Stars!

Wilde Fire was a quick, sweet, sexy-smutty novella. Brother’s best friend is a trope that I have a bit of a soft spot for, and Kat Austen delivered a decent story-line for Jake and Bree’s step from friends to lovers.

It has been more than a few years since Jake has seen Bree, in fact it was prior to her brother’s death, the best friend he promised her he would bring back from Afghanistan after their tour. But fate had other ideas, and after leaving the armed forces Jake h
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May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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Wilde Fire by Kat Austen was a quick steamy romance that will satisfy the needs of any best friends little sister romance trope lovers. And how could you not when the first three lines of the blurb immediately grabbed my attention. “As a boy, he was like an older brother to her.As a teenager, he became her secret crush. As a man, he’s her target and she’s determined to get him out of her system once and for all. “ Right?

Well as it turns
Lit Reader
Nov 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Intense and scorching (see what I did there??) romance, on the short side, this read was quick and oh so satisfying.
Somehow the scene setting and the character's background stories were presented on a well rounded manner, the story was well structured, and on a short time-frame, it was impressively well developed. Maybe there could have been a few more scenes pushed in there, but I did not really miss them -- all essentials were present and I was very happy as a reader with this book.
Jul 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the second book I've read by this author and I liked it as much as the first. It's a quick read. The thing I love is the 2 books are very different. This book has a good storyline. It's a friends to lovers romance with her brother's best friend. The h did pretty much pine away for the H while he never thought of her in that way. In his defense though she is quite a bit younger than him. The last time he saw her she was 16 and I think he was in his 20's so it didn't bother me. Once Jake w ...more
Sybil aka Lala
May 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
The best friend’s little sister trope is one I have always enjoyed and Kat Austen did it wonderfully. I love when the hero suddenly realises the gangly he knew years back is now a luscious woman and their turmoil and confusion in dealing with their attraction is a lot of fun. Wilde Fire has that and more with Austen adding a surprising emotional angle.

I loved Jake’s inner monologue. From his instant attraction, to his overwhelming urges and his obsessive need to keep her close. Jake was an excel
Jake Wilde never looked at Bree Chase as anything other than his best friends little sister. After avoiding her for 6 years because he wasn't able to fulfill his promise of keeping her brother safe, Bree is coming to see him. He didn't expect her to be the grown woman he sees when he opens the door.
Bree has been in love with Jake for as long as she can remember. She can't move on from her feelings so she goes to Alaska under the guise of working on a story. Now together for 6 weeks, their true
May 16, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a quick smutty novella about one of my favorite tropes - the best friend's little sister. I think fans of Alexa Riley would like this one.

Jake Wilde was best friends with Matt Chase since high school. They both joined the Marines together and went to war. Unfortunately, Matt didn't come back from war, but Jake did promise to take care of Matt's sister, Bree.

It's been seven years since they've seen each other. Jake has felt guilty because he thought he should have been able to save Matt.
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*I received an ARC from Ardent Prose PR in exchange for an honest review*

Thank you so very much Ardent Prose PR for sending me a copy of Wilde Fire! I am very grateful and honored!! :)

5 Fiery and Delightfully Sweet Stars!!

This book was everything that i wanted it to be since the moment i laid my eyes on the cover and so much more!! It was sexy yes but it was so tremendously heartfelt and filled with moments of anguish towards oneself about that past that made this book not only enjoyable t

Wilde Fire is a quick, sexy, and sweet read. I really enjoyed the second-chance /brother’s best friend aspect of this story, 2 of my favorite tropes!

Jake and Bree’s brother Matt were best friends through high school and enlisted in the Marines together. Jake made it back, but Matt didn’t. For 7+ years Jake has harbored such guilt about it, so much so that he feels like he has failed Matt by not taking care of Bree like he promised. He hasn’t seen her in all those years, with barely any conta
Ivy Deluca
Dec 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: smutty-smut-smut
Used all of my words trying to catch up with reviews, so this is all I got. Carry on.

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All of Kat Austen’s books have the same vibe, kind of in the Alexa Riley vein but with more of a plot. If that’s your gig, you may like ‘em.

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May 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-read, quick-read
3.5 Sizzling stars

A friends to lovers story

Bree had a teen crush, her brothers best friend and now Bree is a grown woman it seemed the flame of desire never died.

Bree sets out to see if she just needs to get Jake out of her system but instead of extinguishing the flame it well and truly rekindles.

A quick read Told in dual pov's, heartwarming and hot with great characters finishing with a well deserved hea.

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Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
so good. one of my favorite reads of the year. sweet and heartfelt. love the H so much.
Oredeen (honest reviews)
I wanted to like this one I really did, and that might be why I was as disappointed as I was. Over all I just couldn't get into this writing style. The story I expected and the story I read were so vastly different it threw me off. Don't get me wrong you get the story the summary gives you, but I was expecting more mature characters, less insta love, more adult writing? The characters seemed to contradict themselves for me. Bree is suppose to be this impressive mature female. Jake is this suppos ...more
Jul 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
Linda Dockery
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of Kat Austen's book. I will look forward to reading more now that I've had a chance to read Wilde Fire. This is sweet, sexy, hot sexual tension going on with both of them.

This a sweet story about a young girl who fell for her brother's best friend. Jake always thought of Bree as a kid sister growing up, he was older than her. Bree knew they could never be more than friends growing up but as she got older she was thinking different thoughts as a sixteen
April Symes
Wilde Fire was a fast moving, passionate, wordy dirty novella. Its about Jake who is Matt‘s best friend and Bree is Matt’s younger sister. They all grew up together and Matt and Jake were really good friends who ended up joining the Marines together. Jake came back but Bree’s brother unfortunately didn’t make it back and Jake took it really hard. It felt like he should have been the one to die and not Matt. Another thing of guilt on his plate is that he promised Matt is that he would look after ...more
May 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story. If you are looking for a sexy, sweet and a quick read, you will love this story. I really enjoyed reading it.

Jake has known Bree for years as his best friends little sister. Bree sees Jake as her brothers hot best friend and has always had a crush on him. Jake and her brother join the marines and only Jake returns. With the guilt Jake moves to Alaska, where he becomes a smoke jumper and doesn't see Bree for several years.

Bree is now an adult and she is an investigative r
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is a sexy quick read that I find very sweet and very well written for a debut. The male lead, Jake is ex-military and a smoke jumper (that instantly caught my attention as I have read a few books that featured characters with that profession and I find it very interesting). He is all about risk, a classic classic adrenaline junkie and far removed from commitment, preferring simple no string hookups. When Bree, his best friend's younger sister reenters his life he is about to deal with a who ...more
Georgina Parkin
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I received an ARC for an honest review

4.5 stars! My only issues with this were to do with words and wording. I cringe whenever I see things like 'seed' and stuff, and some of the dirty talk made me feel awkward. But it didn't really ruin anything in the book. I really liked it. Oh and my other issue was the heroine saying she'd done EVERYTHING to get over him, and then it turned out everything was not very much at all. I love that cover too!
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ARC provided in exchange for an honest review

This was a quick, sexy and sweet book.

If you like girl falling in love with her brothers best friend, then this book is for you

Definitely a quick afternoon read
Chitra *CJ*
It was short and sweet. I would have loved more in the book- more passion and more interactions between the main couple. Definitely an author I'd like to read more.
Safe read
Colee Porter
Sep 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Smoke jumpers oh my

The smoke jumpers in this book are dangerous and a hot just like the heat they deal with. He really loves Bree, my smokejumper. He loves her more than he understands the concept of living. She is his reason for breathing and he is her reason for going/navigating through life
Oct 01, 2019 rated it liked it
This was just okay. Not much chemistry between the characters and I just didn’t end up connecting with the story.
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Smoking Stars
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This is a Hot Sweet quick read it's not an insta-love story but more of a second chance love, with angst and a HEA. The story has a great flow and I couldn't put it down.
Bree is the younger sister to Matt and has unrequited feelings for her brothers best friend, Jake. Matt and Jake both joined the marines and when they returned, it was with Jake alive and her brother not. He feels guilty that he returned and her brother didn't and even more
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May 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Kat Austen ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this quick romance story ,it's a sweet and sexy novella .Kat Austen has given us a great story that was well written ,and it suck you in and keep you there from start to finish and will leave you wanting more from this author. It's story of second chances brothers and best-friends. This is Jake Wilde 's and Bree's touching story. Jake who was Matt's best friend and Bree is Matt's younger sister who has a little crush o ...more
May 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Colour me intrigued with Wilde Fire, the mystery behind the best-selling author using a pen name had me instantly wanting to know who the elusive Kat Austen was and whether I could guess by the writing style ;) Although after reading it I am still none the wiser lol.

Bree has been in love with her brother's best friend for most of her life. He is the yardstick with which she measures all other men against, finding every single one lacking. Her heart beats only for Jake. Unable to settle into
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I must disclose i received this book in exchange for an honest review. Hmmmm. I really liked and didn't like this book all at the same time. Hence why it go four stars. What I really liked about it was Be had an awesome career as a journalist. She goes to see Jake because she's doing a piece on fire jumpers. Also Jake's profession is one of the coolest things I have ever heard. Jake is the kind of guy whose been getting hot girls to fall at his feet since highschool and he makes no bones about t ...more
May 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by Ardent Prose in exchange for an honest review.

This book was a quick read for me. I love books that brings a childhood crush back together. They even thrill me more when one of the characters fight it. Its painfully obvious that they both have feelings for each other, but when a dead person is involved, the character with the reservations has to come to terms with the dead character and realized that hey he's dead and he would want me and her to be happy.

Well if you like books li
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wilde Fire by Kat Austen

Designation: Standalone, debut novel

Kat Austen is a new author and this is her debut novel. The story is about Jake Wilde who is working in Alaska as a smokejumper. He is ex-military and lives on the edge. An old friend, Bree is coming to interview him. Bree is just like a little sister to him and he has not associated with her since returning from his tour where her brother was killed. He failed her and then failed her brother since he didn’t protect her.

This story was g
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