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Bullets & Bonfires

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  1,511 ratings  ·  229 reviews
The one man she’s always wanted is now the sexy sheriff of their hometown.
Battered but not broken, grad student Brianna Avery returns to the childhood home she abandoned four years ago. With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his ab
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Published July 17th 2017
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
3.75 - 4 Stars

I really enjoyed this and if you like the "brother's best friend" trope, this is a more sophisticated, well written take on it.

The story itself is nothing original or mind blowing, but really, I am not one of those of people who requires that. I can read similar stories with similar characters until the cows come home, so long as it's a formula I enjoy.

That said, I really enjoy AJL's writing and stories in general. I have read her entire LOKI series and, while I didn't love this
✰ Liz ✰
"Come here, baby girl. I got you Bree. You're safe now."

Bullets and Bonfires is a beautiful forbidden romance with an intricate plot, plenty of action, and smoking hot passion!

"I've idolized him, crushed on him, loved him since I was a kid."
When Bree Avery returns to her small quaint home town, she just wants to feel safe. Finally breaking free from her abusive boyfriend she finds herself back in the arms of her big brother's best friend, Liam Hollister. Liam, the deputy sheriff, is fu
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Bullets and Bonfires is the first book I've read by Autumn Jones Lake and it took no time whatsoever for her to hook me: she clearly has a talent of balancing hot and heartfelt, creating a man who is just the right amount of alpha and sweetheart.


Using the trusted and loved formula of older-brother's best-friend with a splash of second-chance, Brianna and Liam's story could so easily have been heavy and laden with angst as their reacquaintance occurs when Bree returns home, bruised and
battered c
Grace Grit
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha, loving-alpha
Bullets and Bonfires proves without a doubt this author can flawlessly write swoon-worthy, loving alpha-heroes on both sides of the law!

I'm so in love with Bree and Liam's friends-to-lovers romance that I hope Bullets and Bonfires is the start of another amazing series.

Nothing but Sexy Books Blog
Liam is a swoon-worthy hero I'd definitely take a bullet for!

Bullets & Bonfires is a complete standalone (although I hope the author plans for it to be a series.) It's no secret I'm a huge fan of this author's Lost Kings MC series. I wasn't skeptical that she was capable of writing something different. I just questioned why when her loving, but filthy alpha bikers are so perfect.

Well, I shouldn't have doubted. From page one, you feel Liam's love, loyalty, tenderness, and attraction toward Bree.
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing




Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bullets & Bonfires is a standalone taking place in the Lost Kings MC world.

Difference is that it's on the right side of the law. Okay, so it's more of a gray area.

Bree is a college graduate that had to return to the one place she vowed never to return to: home. A place that didn't have all that many warm memories to her. She could count on one hand the good things. Among them is the one person that had her heart and broke it.

Liam has always wanted to be a sheriff, so he had no intention of le
Jul 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you think the Lost Kings MC and biker romances are the only things that this author can do well...think again. How about a small town sheriff, the little sister of his best friend and a psycho abusive EX who wants to make everyone's life miserable? Bullets & Bonfires takes the "best friend of the older brother/forbidden romance" trope and gives it the signature amazing flare of Autumn Jones Lake and spits out an exciting, angst-filled drama that will thrill you as much as it will melt your he ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All of Autumn's books are fan-freaking-tastic and this book is no exception. I hope this is the start of a new series *hint hint*. Liam is swoon-worthy and Bree is a firecracker in my opinion that is an awesome combination.

Bree comes home to lick her wounds after a bad break up with her boyfriend. It's the final straw when her boyfriend beats her so bad when she tries to leave him, she wakes up two days later in the hospital. He is arrested and being held without bail. Bree doesn't know what
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

Every place is safe, until it isn’t…

So far I’ve written three tickets. Almost enough to fill the quota the department denies it has for the day.

Nothing before you even exists for me anymore…

My Review:

I was stunned when I realized this was not a Lost Kings book, as I had settled in expecting to feel the revving of Harleys. Alas, it was not to be. It appears that Ms. Lake has taken a detour from her favorite MC and chose to look at the world from the other side of a badge for a cha
Athena Stephenson
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh Autumn, you know just how to make me sit on the edge of my seat in anticipation and swoon at the same time! Absolutely brilliant story! Loved Bree and Liam's story so much!!
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I am a big fan of Autumn's writing. I am so used to reading about the Lost Kings and I wasn't sure if I was going to like Bullets and Bonfires but I loved it!
Bree is escaping a violent relationship. Liam is her brothers best friend. This book is hot and off the charts. I absolutely loved it.
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake is a standalone, full-length romance novel.
Meet Liam and Bree.
Brianna - Bree Avery, gradstudent, is back in her small home town. Her violent ex is behind bars. But her overprotective brother Vince picks his best friend Liam to protect Bree.
Liam Hollister is the towns deputy sheriff. He´s torn between protecting Bree and wanting her.
There are challenges, old crushes, and hurt feelings that resurface.
Bullets & Bonfires kept me very well entertained, I loved
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There are no spoilers in my review.
I wasn't sure what to expect when Autumn announced she was releasing a non loki book. I knew I was gonna read it and give it a chance because when one of your top 5 authors releases a new book or series that what you should do. I loved Liam and Bree's story and can't wait for more. After a bad breakup Bree goes home to "lick her wounds" and regroup. Liam gets a call from his best friend asking him to let his sister in his house and to watch over her until he c
debbie mason
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was very fortunate to receive an ARC in return for an honest review. I must admit I am a LOKI addict so I am always excited to read anything Autumn writes and I was not disappointed with Bullets and Bonfires! I feel in love with Bree. She returns to her hometown after her boyfriend put her in the hospital and he ends up in jail. Liam is sheriff in her hometown as well as her brother's best friend. Autumn does an outstanding job writing her hero on the side of the law! He is definitely an over ...more
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say to encourage you to buy this book?!! It's worth every penny, it has ALL "the feels", and you don't have to read the Lost King series to understand the story (although it's an AWESOME series and highly addictive!!!) But it was nice to see Teller and Murphy pop up and make an appearance!! I LOVED this book and it was so easy to fall into the story and become emotionally invested!! Although I was SO frustrated with Bree and Liam I wanted to scream, I also laughed out loud (I was read ...more
Jul 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Autumn Jones Lake is a new to me author i new nothing of her previous work. Well not anymore i've already downloaded her Lost Kings MC Series just from the small mention in this read. Bullets & Bonfires is a standalone and isn't a MC read they are just mentioned and yes it got me that intrigued i just couldn't wait.

Bree is reluctantly going back home after fleeing a violent relationship, while her Ex is behind bars. Going home for Bree brings along a lot of mixed emotions her childhood home was
Jessica Alcazar
I’m a huge fan of Autumn’s work. I have been since I read her first book in the Lost King MC series. She does an exceptional job unfolding a story for you. No stone is ever left unturned. This is her first step outside of the Lost Kings and I am super stoked to announce ... well fucking done! I’m not gonna lie, I was weary at first when this book came up for review because she was stepping onto a new stone and that’s not always worked out well for other authors I’ve revered .... so I was a l ...more
Bullets & Bonfires is a good slow burn romance (pardon the pun)

Bree is fleeing a domestic violence relationship, while her abuser is behind bars Bree goes home to stay at her brothers or what was her childhood home only her brother is away on business and puts his best friend Liam in charge of looking after Bree.

Bree and Liam have grown up together, his parents have also been her parents coming from a home with no parental guide, a mom who always had different boyfriends her brother Liam was th
Shawna  Wood (A Girl and Her Books)
This book is yet another reason why I adore Autumn Jones Lake! She writes such real and honest characters, that is so easy to feel like these characters are real and your friends. There is nothing I love better then a alpha good guys and this book had them in spades!

Autumn took on a tough subject that hits too close to home, domestic abuse. This is always a tough issue for an author to write and I though Autumn did a brilliant job in portraying a women who is trapped was trapped in a vicious cyc
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh what an amazing story! It has so many qualities that I love in a good it. It’s super well written with characters that are believable and that you can relate to. It has humor, romance, alpha men, strong women and best of all a meaningful storyline that will leave you thinking as well as loving the author’s outlook on serious issues.

Bree is returning to her hometown and her brother’s house after she was released from hospital after being abused by her ex. She is returning hoping people won’t l
Myra Ann
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Bree is forced to come home after a bad break up following a violent relationship. Liam is her brother's best friend and has always been as protective of her as her brother, Vince. Tasked with looking out for her until her brother returns from work, feelings from years ago creep up on them.

This book is simply amazing! The story is very well written. The characters are so easy to connect to and fall in love with. I love the fact that Ms. Lake took a subject as painful and heartbreaking as domest

I had enormous expectations for this book. AJL is one of my absolute top 5 authors and I have relished every book of hers that I've read. The Lost Kings MC series is my favourite series EVER so, yeah, lofty expectations over here.... I was not disappointed. Ms Lake knocked it out of the ball park again by writing a book that had a very different vibe in some respects to her other work.

Brianna (Bree) Avery and Liam Hollister (Christ, even his name is hot)
Snigdha Prakash
It was an average book from start to finish.
The premise was pretty basic and the execution was pretty standard as well.
The plot could have been a little better if a little more thought was put into it.
What would have been really great if the romance was handled a little better.
For the first half in the book, the angst felt more or less unnecessary. It felt like it was there just for the sake of being there in the book.
It didn't feel natural.
And this stood true for the romance in entirety of the
Jorja Price
Liam and Bree's love story stole my heart and melted my Kindle! Bullets and Bonfires was a perfect mixture of hot and sweet. Bree's a strong heroine and I was rooting for throughout the entire book.
Liam is the perfect alpha hero. He's intelligent and thoughtful. He's so loving and protective of Bree that I swooned over and over again!
Bullets and Bonfires is easily one of my top reads of 2017.
Joni Watson
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: gifted-won-arc
I received an ARC for this book for my honest review. I really enjoyed this read from Autumn Jones Lake. I liked Liam. He wasn't over the top with his alpha-ness! Brianna was a great character too. I had originally thought this was a novella while we were waiting for the next Lost Kings book. It is not. I see potentially for other books with several characters in this book! Highly recommended this book!
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Friends that what Liam and Bree are…..Liam is her brother’s best friend….but she has always crushed on him.

Bree’s life has taken a downhill turn that warrants her returning to her home town, to her brother and to Liam. Liam was the perfect ALPHA to Bree’s demeanor. I was a little unsure of Bree’s manner but she proved me wrong! Bullets and Bonfires was my first read from the author, I believe Ms. Lake was able to take an all too common situation and make a woman strong.

I recommend this book, but
Jul 19, 2017 rated it liked it
3.25 RATING- I'm surprised to see so many five star reviews on this one. I love a good damsel in distress and who doesn't love a protective capable hero? But this one fell a little flat for me. Maybe it was because it was a New Adult story which I didn't realize going in. The heroine was headed to grad school but to me she seemed much younger. The writing was okay but the story never really drew me in even though it had all the right ingredients. I put it down a couple times before I was able to ...more
WOW! Awesome story! Bree swore she would never go back home because of all of the painful memories. But here she is, sporting a black eye; a split, bloody lip and dark purple bruises all over her body, courtesy of Chad, her psycho ex-boyfriend. Vince, Bree's big protective brother, has asked his best friend, Deputy Sheriff Liam, to look out for Bree while she stays at their childhood home. The last thing Bree needs is for Liam to babysit her. Why? Because she has been in love with Liam since hig ...more
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Autumn is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the popular Lost Kings MC and Hollywood Demons series. Autumn firmly believes that true love stories never end and that is reflected in the stories she tells.

Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law.

She was born and raised in upstate New York, where most of her books are set. Autumn still enjoy

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