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Rekindled Flame

(Rekindled Flame #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  365 ratings  ·  70 reviews
Firefighter Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood. When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside. He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in years and the one person he regretted leaving behind.

Richard has had a hard life. He served in the military,
Kindle Edition, 200 pages
Published June 13th 2016 by Dreamspinner Press
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May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do love me some men in uniform...

or out of uniform is good too. I've read a few books by Andrew Grey and while they haven't all been amazing reads what I've come to expect is at the very least a pleasant read that I'll enjoy. Rekindled Flame wasn't one of those, nope this book was way better than that.

Rekindled Flame is a second chance story on so many levels. Morgan and Richie (or Richard) were best friends growing up and suddenly at the age of 13 Morgan vanished from Richie's life. While
BWT (Belen)
3.5 Stars

An enjoyable hurt/comfort romance mixed with a bit of mystery and suspense.

Firefighter Morgan never forgot his old friend Richard. They were both the first they told about their feelings for other boys, their first kiss, and first love. When Morgan pulls an unconscious ex-Marine in a wheelchair out from a burning house he never imagines it could be his old friend Richie.

Richie is in a dark place - after losing the use of this legs oversees and getting discharged from the Marines - it
Jul 08, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-mm
I enjoyed this book, but for some reason it was a take it or leave it read. I think my favorite part was the dogs. gah! Richard's "woe is me" attitude got old after a while. I understand why he felt that way, but it still got on my nerves.
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars..Love them both and loved their love story.
**3.5 stars** well deserved for this entertaining story.

Morgan is a firefighter and has just saved the life of guy from a fire destroying his place. When visiting him to the hospital, he recognizes Richie, his childhood best-friend. Because Morgan’s father moved out, they got separated in a heartbeat but Morgan kept a special place in his heart for Richie. Morgan offered him his place to crash right away, so eager to reconnect with Richie, support him in his life as an ex-Marine - discharged
Serena Yates
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2016
What a fantastic, multilayered, and emotionally moving book! First, there are two men who were best friends as kids but were separated at thirteen when Morgan’s father, a total drunk, moved him out of the state. Morgan and Richard never forgot each other and meet again twenty years later. Second, they battle real-life problems, have to build the trust between them all over again, and face danger from an arsonist while they try to figure out their lives. Third, Morgan is a dedicated firefighter – ...more
Victoria Zagar
I was in the mood for some m/m romance, and this was on sale. It's pretty much what I expected it to be - standard, by-the-numbers romance between a firefighter and a wounded veteran with angst about his disability, with a predictable arsonist subplot thrown in for some tension.

There was nothing wrong with the book - it was pretty well written, and it delivered exactly what it promised in the blurb. It just didn't exactly set me on fire, either (ha ha). These kind of formulaic books serve a
Jun 18, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Insta, slow and it has the same structure again and again I end bored of it : Something bad happens, richie feels guilty, richie want to go, Morgan make a speech. (x3)

I wish we get a bit more "relationship building" between the characters at the first part of the book, they go too fast to get together and I dont feel the conexion :(
Then the case is not bad but is very repetitive and they dont do anything to involve more in it.
Melissa Mendoza
Title: Rekindled Flame
Author: Andrew Grey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Reviewer: Melissa
Release Date: June 13, 2016
Genre(s): M/M Romance
Page Count: 200
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Firefighter Morgan has worked hard to build a home for himself after a nomadic childhood. When Morgan is called to a fire, he finds the family out front, but their tenant still inside. He rescues Richard Smalley, who turns out to be an old friend he hasn’t seen in years and the one person
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another lovely story.
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Aug 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Rekindled Flame (Rekindled Flame #1) by Andrew Grey
3 stars
M/M Romance
Triggers: PTSD, alcoholic parent
I was given this book for an honest review by Wicked Reads.

Morgan is loving being a firefighter. He works hard, takes risks and would do anything for his co-workers. He is not much of a family person, but when he heads in to a fire and sees the devastation on the family's faces, he can't help but feel something.

Richie is struggling. He was injured while being a marine and he hasn't really come
T.M. Smith
Jun 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4.5/5 Stars...

Can two men that meant the world to each other a lifetime ago find that happiness again?

Morgan Ayers was barely a teenager when his mom died and his dad sought comfort at the bottom of a bottle. Unable to hold down a job and under constant threat from child services, Morgan and his dad moved around a lot, but he never forgot his best friend... his first friend and so much more. Close to two decades later Morgan finds that friend again through a strange twist of fate and realizes
Lisa The Novel Approach
In Rekindled Flame Andrew Grey brings us a story about getting a second chance—not only at living but loving as well. There is a lot of reminiscing of the two MCs’ childhoods, of family issues and how they came to make the choices to get where they are now.

Richard “Richie” Smalley served time in the military. He carries so much guilt for the tragedy that took place while serving—he lost the use of his legs and his PTSD is wearing on him mentally and physically. He also feels as if he’s only half
May 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Grey to the Rescue

If you are looking for a semi-angst filled MM romance that takes a completely unique couple of men and thrusts them into a relatively routine day-to-day existence only to deliver a wham!, bang! no-thank-you-ma'am! set of plot interventions, then you know Andrew Grey will deliver.

Here he is again, back among his firemen and cops in Harrisburg, PA. The book opens with a horrifying fire and an exceptionally unlikely rescue operation that has fireman Morgan rescuing
Pam Kay
Jun 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great work by Andrew Grey. He never disappoints. The story line was strong and the characters were well developed. Morgan is a firefighter who at times stretches the rules to get people out of harm's way. One night he responds to a house fire and finds a man in a wheelchair that has been overcome by smoke. The next day, Morgan goes to the hospital to see how this man is and finds out he is someone who he grew up with, best friends. Richard has been in the military and lost the ability to ...more
Rachael Orman
Jun 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have to admit that this is probably one of my favorite Andrew Grey stories. I really enjoyed the backstory between the two characters and how they came together. Both have had their issues through the years and aren't exactly the same men they were when separated as boys, but the chemistry is still there.

I liked that we got a few different genres sort of overlapping here. We have a wounded Marine who is dealing with not only the loss of his teammates, but the use of his legs as well. Then we
3,5 stars
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
There were parts about this book that I loved and parts that didn't really grab me. I loved Morgan being a firefighter and how much that meant to him. I loved that there was an arsonist that added a bit of action and mystery. I loved that Richard was so strong after being injured in battle. I loved that the book dealt with PTSD. The thing that didn't do it for me is how Richard was always so down on himself and felt like he was only a partial man. That got a bit depressing reading over and over ...more
Cathy Brockman
I am a big of Andrew Grey and this story was absolutely fabulous, but I think Michael Pauley made it smoke. (yes bad pun)
Richard was a marine and in a bad accident that made him lose his legs. He has bad PDSD and has given up on life

Trapped in a fire, Firefighter Morgan risks his life to rescue a trapped man in a wheelchair. He finds out later that Richard was his best friend when he was thirteen before his father took them away.
This is a great story of second chances. Also friends to lovers
Morgan  Skye
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, audio, 2017, series
Andrew Grey is wonderful for giving us both stories with a heart as well as characters who aren’t always “the norm”. I love his hurt/comfort books and Morgan and Richard’s story is full of all that and more.

I’m not a huge fan of second chance romances because I love that first meeting so much, but this was done really well.

Michael Pauley does a great job with the narration and is an easy voice to listen to as well as clearly understanding the use of pacing and emotion to help bring these guys to
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
3.5 Stars

The two MC's were interesting and I really liked Morgan though he was too perfect at times. Richie got on my nerves in the beginning because he was such a downer. Woe is me. I was wishing he would go back into therapy or find some reason to more thrive then just be alive - and when he started to climb out of his pit it was pretty rewarding. Narrator did a phenomenal job on this one - I didn't like him in the first book I ever heard him narrate but he seems to have improved markedly over
This was a nice childhood friends-to-lovers story with a little mystery thrown in. Morgan saves the life of his childhood friend Richie during a fire, and that's just the beginning. Richie was injured in action as a Marine and can no longer walk. The two friends reconnect and try to help each other heal old wounds even as they try to figure out who could be targeting Richie and setting fires.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I couldn't finish the book. I got to chapter 5 and felt the pace was extremely slow for the story, and by chapter 5 I couldn't go on. The story between Richie and Morgan was good, but a little slow for my taste. I have read other Andrew Grey stories and the pace has been great and the passion perfect between the men. This was slow and painful for me.
Heather Martin
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
*Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.*

Rekindled Flame is Book 1 in Andrew Grey's Rekindled Flame series. Morgan works as a firefighter and on a call, rescues a man in a wheelchair who was unconscious. When he goes to the hospital to check on the rescued man, he's surprised to find that it's the most important person from childhood, his best friend Richard. Morgan and Richard lost touch as
Okay I actually didn’t finish this book, it could have gotten better but by 25% I just didn’t have it in me anymore. I find this surprising considering I normally love this author but everyone has a bad day, right? Do I recommend this book? No but I do recommend their other works. Sorry.
Feb 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great read. Great start to the new series. Gotta love firemen.
Katy Beth Mckee
This story has a bit of everything in it. Arson, a mystery, war wounds, PTSD, and finding your childhood best friend. I love the way this story builds and the way these guys find each other.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial review.

When he arrives at the scene of a raging fire with his unit, Morgan doesn’t waste any time going in to rescue a disabled man from his burning apartment. The moment the family who owns the house tells him about their trapped tenant, Morgan notifies his captain and goes. Getting permission isn’t as important to him as saving the man’s life, and it’s a good thing he didn’t hesitate because
Becky Condit
Jun 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We never know when someone or something is going to have a lifelong effect on us. Sometimes it is only as a memory but other times we get a second chance to, if not change what happened, to at least change the future, and that is exactly what the theme of this book is about: second chances. Morgan and Richard were friends in school until Morgan moved away with his family, including an alcoholic father. Richie’s mother had been Morgan’s safety net, feeding him when no one else did, giving him ...more
Aine Massie
This is one book that I eagerly awaited. I love Andrew Grey’s writing, but as someone that deals with the issues of feeling like not being a whole person due to disability and a “damn chair,” I eagerly awaited seeing how Andrew tackled this issue and gave Richie his HEA. Andrew only gives us HEA’s, but it’s the getting there that’s such a treat and such a journey!

In Rekindled Flame, Richard Smalley and Morgan Ayers had been best friends as children, but then Morgan’s father ripped them apart by
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