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Setting Off Sparks

(Jupiter Point #4)

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4.59  ·  Rating details ·  204 ratings  ·  70 reviews
USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to the town readers are falling in love with…

In one fiery moment, Finn Abrams went from cocksure firefighter to scarred survivor. Now all he wants is to put his life together again, get back on a hotshot crew, and figure out exactly what happened to him during the Big Canyon burnover. He never expected to be knocked of
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Kindle Edition, 371 pages
Published June 13th 2017 (first published June 7th 2017)
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Jennifer Bernard Hi Ruby - Yes, I intend to keep the Jupiter Point series going with other characters beyond the hot shots. The next hero is a deputy sheriff who plays…moreHi Ruby - Yes, I intend to keep the Jupiter Point series going with other characters beyond the hot shots. The next hero is a deputy sheriff who plays a big role in Finn's story. :-) Thank you for reading and loving! :-) :-) (less)
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Tiffany Willams
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"Sparks with a stranger --definitely not on her agenda."

Things are getting hot in Juniper Point once again!!

I've been waiting for Finn's story. He intrigued from the start.
Then at the end of Into The Flames when he flirted with his cheesy pick-up lines, I knew I had to know him!
Plus, it gave the first glimpse of Lisa, the Bad-A nurse who seemed mysterious, and yet, so enchanting.

Their whole cat and mouse game was so great to see. But, oh my gee, I wanted to jump into my kindle and push them to
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Finn, in one way or another, was an important character in all the Jupiter Point books. As I read them all, I felt that they were all leading up to Finn. Was I happy that he was going to find his HEA with a woman who appreciated him for who he was inside instead of his last name … most definitely. Was I happy that the woman who he would chose was strong, independent and sassy … absolutely.

I have loved Finn from the beginning. There was just something about him, about what he went through, where
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Monique
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
It’s been sixteen months since the Big Canyon burnover, when Finn Abrams panicked, and disaster struck. His body is just about healed, albeit scarred, but Finn never quite managed to get his life back on track. He lived for the Jupiter Point Hotshots, and he wants to get back in. Lisa Peretti has been hiding for ten months. She left her position as ER nurse in Houston when she helped a friend; she knew the problems it would cause would change her life. Lisa and Finn had met a few months the year ...more
Ann Lorz
May 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewed by Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

You might have notice how I reviewed book #7 & #8 but missed, 4-6. It's not that I haven't read them it's that I haven't yet reviewed them. With 7 & 8 I joined tours for those so they had to be review at a certain date. Not to worry you'll see 5 & 6 here soon.

So back to Setting Off Sparks. I think this one everyone was waiting for. Let's be honest we wanted to know my about Finn and why he did what he di
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Bette Hansen
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book takes us back to Jupiter Point with another fantastic story! Finn Abrams is still dealing with the consequences of his actions during the burnover in Big Canyon last year. As the fire grew near a bizarre memory had him fleeing rather than relying on his training. He obviously survived but the scars, both physical and mental, have him fighting him way back. Lisa Peretti is new to Jupiter Point. She doesn't plan to stay long. Just enough time for the craziness she left behind to die down ...more
Megan Jacob
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
the intense feelings scorch the pages of the story. this a very well written book. I love Finn in this story, His humor draws you in and you will chuckle through the whole book. Finn and Lisa are spectacular together, you can't help but root for them and cringe at some of their decisions. Definitely a one click and Jennifer Bernard is definitely a one click author. I read this book for my honest review
Tracy Sylvester
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nurse Lisa Peretti is a hardworking, kind hearted person who is being pursued by someone wanting to steal some files. Her moving about brings her to Jupiter Point where she meets Finn Abrams a hotshot firefighter, with a kind heart and a flirt game unlike any other. This is another wonderful continuation in the Jupiter Point books. This read will have you on the edge of your seat wanting to see what happens next.
Kristina Birch
May 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great Jupiter Point book! This time our favorite would be Hollywood Hotshot meets his dream girl, too bad she's a cynic when it comes to love! It was such fun watching Finn get the girl with romance and his natural charm and his relationship with Molly is so sweet! A bit of intrigue keeps the story moving along but it's Bernard's fun dialogue and the chemistry that really makes the story.
Ellen Anderson
Jun 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sparks into Flames!

I think I've read just about all of Jennifer Bernard's books. Her San Gabriel Fireman were hot! I really enjoyed her baseball players, but her Hot Shot Firefighters from Jupiter Point are my favorite so far! I guess if she need another series, maybe a HotShot baseball team.
This story was great, with romance, mystery and laughter. Loved the fact that there were mysteries on both sides. Kept it interesting bouncing back and forth between Finn and Lisa. Keep up the great work Ms.
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Jennifer
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Finn wants nothing more than being a hotshot. A long-buried childhood memory sends Finn running from a wildfire. As a result, he's badly burned and left with scars as a daily reminder. The rest of his old crew escaped the same fate by following protocol and NOT running. Since then, several of Finn's former crew have become hotshots for Jupiter Point. Finn wants to join the crew, but isn't sure the trust is there. He also realizes he's not physically where he needs to be either. Finn enlists the ...more
Kristiej
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 out of 5

This is the third book I’ve read in this series and like the others it’s soooo good. I’m loving them. Finn Abrams is the hero in this book. He’s the object of the crush Brianna had in the previous book and now it’s his turn. He’s a rookie on the Jupiter Point Team. Previously he and a number of other firefighters were fighting a fire when there was a burnover. Rather than staying with the team, he had a nightmarish flashback and bolted instead of staying with the team. As a result he
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Diane
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
*4.5 stars*

Smoky, sweet, sexy….

This series is all about fire and heat and not just in the forest! Finn is a fighter who has survived a lot in his life. When knocked down yet again, he struggles to understand what happened. Could he completely recover from this and still have the career – the life – he loves? He has to succeed – there’s no alternative – and there is help along the way from friends as well as Lisa, the beautiful nurse who is facing life-changing problems herself. Together, the spa
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Krista
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to Jupiter Point! Finn Abrams is no stranger to Jupiter Point or to the Hot Shots. But will he be able to move on from the terrors of the Big Canyon burnover or the scars that it left both emotionally and physically on him? And more importantly will he even be trusted and earn his place back on the crew?

Bring in Lisa Peretti. Lisa is a trained ER nurse from Houston. She is currently working as a caretake and clearly hiding from something or someone. And unlike most people in town s
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Abby
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**

"Setting Off Sparks" is written by Jennifer Bernard, and it is the 4th book in her Jupiter Point series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Finn Abrams and Lisa Peretti.

Readers were first introduced to Finn in "Set the Night on Fire," which is the first book in this series. In that book, you see Finn with his fellow hotshot crew, but he panicked and ran away from the fire, which could've endangered the lives of the other firefig
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Pam
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A spark, a chance meeting becomes a forest fire between Finn Adams & Lisa Peretti. Finn is scarred, both emotionally & physically. In his first real test as a HotShot, a chance memory made him run instead of following his training. He could have caused someone to be hurt or to lose their life. It happened that he ended up being the only one hurt. Now he's determined to get back on the team & redeem himself.

Lisa Peretti spent a summer camping out in a fire tower keeping watch. It was
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Eileen
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another winning story in Setting Off Sparks by Jennifer Bernard, the fourth book in her Jupiter Point series. This time, we meet Finn Abrams, former hotshot fire fighter, injured in the last fire when he went rogue for some reason. He came to Jupiter Point hoping to rejoin a spot on the crew. In the last story, while in the ranger’s tower Finn saw the photo of a woman and fell head over heels for her. In this book, we meet the woman, Lisa Peretti, an ER nurse from Houston who needed at break fro ...more
Kerry Croucier
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All Finn Abrams wants to do is get back to being a Hot Shot. In order to do that, he has to get to the bottom of the flashback that caused him to run instead of hunkering down during the burn over like the rest of his crew and work past the injuries he incurred when he ran. Lisa Peretti is in Jupiter Point temporarily. She left her job after helping a friend, and she decides to stay off the radar for a while, just in case there is trouble. When she meets Finn, his cheesy pick up lines intrigue h ...more
Jennie Fortna
Jun 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ARC for honest review with no compensation

Setting Off Sparks is the 4th book in the Jupiter Point series by Jennifer Bernard and what an awesome standalone book but you will want to read the other in this series too!!

This book is about Finn Abrams, a member of a Hotshot crew that was severely injured during a fire when he panicked and ran instead of getting inside his hut. Now some many months later in his recover he is determined to have another shot at being back with his Hotshot crew again. T
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Judyrudy
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017
Setting Off Sparks is the fourth book in Jennifer Bernard’s Jupiter Point series. I have to say I couldn’t wait to read Finn Abrams’s book. His character was originally introduced in the first book in the series: Set the Night on Fire. I knew at that time there was more to his decision to run during the burnover, and Ms. Bernard definitely provided us with the answers.

Lisa Peretti, an ER nurse is the perfect heroine for Finn. Not only does she have her own secrets that she’s running from, her p
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Diane
May 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love Jupiter Point! It's the home of the Fighting Scorpions Hotshots wildfire crew and the sweet small town atmosphere makes me want to move there and spend my evenings taking advantage of the superior stargazing that made the town famous. Finn is the survivor of a blaze that left him scarred with burns 16 months ago. He's healed and he's worked hard to overcome the debilitating pain from the scar tissue that covers half of his face and his torso. When he meets ER nurse Lisa she offers to trea ...more
Kelli Jo
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series, set in Jupiter Point! From the HAWT Hot-Shots to the strong heroines, to the feisty old ladies, this town is perfect! Finn is the Hot-Shot that freaked during a burn over. His father is a movie mogul having the story capture on film. Finn had a memory come back to him while he was at the bottom of a creek bed trying to stay alive while burning tree fell across him. The memory was of another fire - with a different family. Now he's back, to get back on the team. And try to fin ...more
Gale
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
(Can I add more stars???) Every time I read a Jennifer Bernard book, I say it is my favorite; and I mean it each time. Setting Off Sparks is no different – loved, loved, LOVED it! It’s a standalone however it was such a great read and gave me the opportunity to visit with “old friends” from previous books. Just a few details, as I don’t want to get into any spoilers, but Finn Abrams was a Hotshot from the first book, who was burned and scarred in a fire. He’s trying to come to terms with that, g ...more
Amy
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jennifer Bernard nailed it! ‘Setting Off Sparks’ is sexy, fun, intense, and exploding with emotion. I was so excited to return to Jupiter Point and our beloved Hotshots. I was intrigued by Finn from the beginning of the series and was ecstatic to find out his book was next. In ‘Set the Night on Fire’, Finn panicked and ran from the burn over in the canyon instead of taking cover with the rest of his crew. In doing so, he barely escaped with his life and was left severely scarred, both emotionall ...more
Marybeth
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just love this series! From the small town of Jupiter Point itself; to the people who live there; to the brave group of men in the hot shot crew, what's not to love? I am never disappointed when I pick up a Jennifer Bernard book and was so happy to see this was Finn's story. I simply adore Finn! He is funny, sweet and sexy with a touch of vulnerability. That sense of humor and his deliberately cheesy pick-up lines drew me in and made me fall in love with him so fast. Lisa is an awesome heroine ...more
Fedora
Jul 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Four and a half stars.

This was excellent.

Finn Abrams is scarred from a burnover, and while that was traumatic, he just wants to get back to normal and return to the hotshot crew at Jupiter Point.

Lisa Peretti doesn't plan on staying in Jupiter Point for long. She helped a friend out of a dangerous situation in Houston, and figured that laying low for a bit after wouldn't be a bad idea.

Finn's captivated by Lisa from before they actually meet in person, and he can't stop his mouth from saying ridic
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Sandi Bedell
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whether it is your first visit to Jupiter Point or your fourth, you'll enjoy the camaraderie of the Hot Shots, their group of friends, and their community. The group relies on each other professionally as they fight the most difficult fires and personally as their personal lives light up with the flames of passion. Finn Abrams is the Hot Shot in the hot seat this time revealing as he has a flash back during a wildfire burnover that resulted in damage to his face. Lisa Peretti is an ER nurse who ...more
Toni
May 28, 2017 rated it really liked it

In Set the Night on Fire, the first Jupiter Point book, Jennifer Bernard introduces us to Finn Abrams who ultimately plays a huge role in the burn over that sends the Fighting Scorpions to Jupiter Point. In Setting Off Sparks, we finally find out what caused Finn to rabbit that fateful day, and see him find his own HEA. He meets his match in Lisa Peretti, badass nurse from Houston, who isn’t afraid to put everything on the line for a friend. Together they face an unknown adversary who wants the
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Shari
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Setting Off Sparks in more than one way! Finn is part of the Hot Shots of Jupiter Point when he was involved in a fire, with lasting scars mentally and physically. Lisa is a newcomer to Jupiter Point, an ER nurse with her own secrets. Finn hires her for physical therapy, he wants to get back to fighting fires but there is a plenty of sparks that are hot in romance department. Soon Lisa is fighting for her own life when her mobile home is torched.

This is a fast paced story of romance and a litt
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Terri
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jennifer-bernard
Another winner from Jennifer Bernard! Setting off Sparks is part of her Jupiter Point series which features Hotshots based out of the town Jupiter Point and the women who bring them to their knees. I love this series because even though each book is a standalone book, you get to visit with the crew in all of the books. Because of that, I do recommend reading them all! This book features Finn who was introduced in the first book of the series where we only got to see a glimpse of his character. S ...more
Tracy Flick
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-2017
Setting Off Sparks is such a fun, sweet romantic story that I didn't want to put it down once I started reading it. We have seen Finn throughout the Jupiter Point series and fell in love with him from the beginning, in this book we get to know him even better. You just can't help but love him. Finn is used to winning over women with his charm and when he sets his sights on Lisa he's instantly attracted to her. The problem is Lisa doesn't instantly fall for him and he has to work for her attentio ...more
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Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life in Los Angeles for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so ...more

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