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Fire and Love

(Hope Falls #13)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  804 ratings  ·  89 reviews
Stand-alone Hope Falls romance, complete with HEA--and plenty of heat and heart along the way!

Their future was set. He was going to be a firefighter, and she was going to be a filmmaker. They were going to get married and live happily-ever-after with two kids and a dog…She supposed one out five ain’t bad.

Mackenzie Sutton was an award-winning documentary filmmaker who had
Kindle Edition, 218 pages
Published August 22nd 2017 by Red Hot Reads Publishing
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Courtney Lynn
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fire and Love: Hope Falls #13
By Melanie Shawn

Star Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Grammar & Mechanics: .5/1 star
This book was pretty clean, and it was obvious the author really took the time to get this as polished as possible. I did find a consistent amount of mechanical/grammatical issues, but nothing so bad that it takes away from the story. This area just needed a little more attention.

Characterization: 1/1 star
All the characters, from the mains to the sides, had a load of personality and flare. No o
Feb 17, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Becky Claxon
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eli Bishop is a firefighter in Hope Falls. Back when he and Makenzie Sutton (Kenzie) graduated high school they were planning on leaving and eloping. Something happened and Eli joined the marines without talking to Kenzie. Kenzie was heartbroken and has still not gotten over it. It's 12 years later and Kenzie is back in Hope Mills filming a documentary on Gabe who is a fighter that had to quit for a few years while he battled cancer. Kenzie did not know that Eli was living in Hope Mills and is c ...more
Yvonne Cruz
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I have come to love the writings of these ladies. This one is another winner.
The story centers around Eli Bishop and Mackenzie Sutton. These two were next door neighbors and friends as kids though from different sides of the tracks. Kenzie had a difficult childhood and Eli was always her rock. They are due to elope after their HS graduation, but Eli ended up disappearing. Both lost at love and were devastated. Fast forward 10 years, when they meet again.
I’ll let others summarize the rest of the
Cali Jewel
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sweetly sexy, emotionally engaging and fun filled small town second chance romance and highly entertaining and relaxing quick visit to Hope Falls.

Mackenzie Sutton an award winning filmmaker, sweet, sassy and back in her home town to film her latest project comes face to face with a past she thought she had been over. Eli Bishop is a hot, sexy hometown boy and firefighter with nothing to loose since he lost Mackenzie all those years ago. This is a short but awesome summer time relaxing in the ba
Aug 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Advanced copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

It's good to be back in Hope Falls! This is the thirteenth book in the Hope Falls series, but it can be read as a standalone and you would not feel lost at all.

Eli Bishop and Mackenzie Sutton were next door neighbors as kids and shared a secret romance back during their teen years that they fully expected to end in marriage and spending the rest of their lives together. He had a dream of being a firefighter and she the drea
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Shawn is revisiting Hope Falls & is bringing us another great couple to fall in love with. Eli Bishop is a firefighter on the same crew as his cousin Deanna, the first female firefighter in Hope Falls. He's having trouble sleeping, even after exhausting double shifts. Six months ago he ran into his childhood sweetheart in Vegas & hasn't been able to get her out of his mind. On the day they were to elope, he'd left town & enlisted in the military. From her attitude, even thoug ...more
Alima Livzletlivz
Aug 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s always so wonderful to return to Hope Falls, Melanie Shawn’s creation of a town filled with warm caring citizens, extended families, and of course the proverbial alpha males and sassy females, ready to dose us with some heartfelt romance, heated passion and unconditional love.

The firefighter and the documentary filmmaker; dreams big and hearts filled with young love and a future they had planned breaks apart as circumstances pull them apart and sends them on a different course of life.

Sep 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

"Fire and Love" is written by Melanie Shawn, and it is the 13th book in the Hope Falls series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Eli Bishop and Mackenzie Sutton.

This is a story about a second chance at love. When Eli and Mackenzie were younger, they had it planned. They were going to get married, but due to certain circumstances, it didn't happen. Eli joined the marines, and Mackenzie married someone else. But now, Mackenzie is
Books and Spoons
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Returning to Hope Falls sort of feels like coming home, so many memories there with people you have grown to care about. And it was nice to run into couple characters from the original cast, I swear I had this smug smile on my face while reading about the book club 'I knew them way before...'. Hah.
Eli Bishop and Mackenzie Sutton have that special bond of a teenage first love. But the love they experienced at the young age wasn't puppy love, it was one of those rare occasions where the young fee
Crystal Singer
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Melanie Shawn never fails me. NEVER FAILS ME! They always deliver a sexy, sweet, perfect story every single time. And every time we go back to Hope Falls it's like we never left. We get welcomed back into the town by it's people with their arms wide open!

I love a great second chance romance and that's exactly what Eli and Mackenzie's story was. After a secret romance and a terrible reason to be torn apart, years separate them. And no matter how hard Mackenzie tried to move on....she never was a
Amanda Bordner
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Eli and Kenzie... sigh... this book was addictive in so many ways!

These two were high school (secret) sweethearts. They were planning their future together, but suddenly Eli leaves Kenzie the day before the biggest decision of their lives. He pulls the rug out from underneath her, literally. Now it's ten years later, and Kenzie is back home working on a documentary, and this job puts her smack dab in the middle of Eli's life yet again.

Can these two move past their rocky history to get their HEA
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

This story is the first set of 2017 stories set in Hope Falls and I am happy to say the magic is back.

This story features Eli, a hot firefighter, he is the cousin to Deanna who ended up engaged to Lucky in last years books.

Growing up Eli was in love with his neighbor Kenzie until he abandoned her. Deanna and Lucky ran into her in Vegas and since then Eli has been dreaming about her. In this story Deanna breaks it to him that Kenzie is ab
Sarina Smith
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to Hope Falls! It’s always so great to visit my favorite series especially after a long wait. 

Eli and Mckenzie have a history which they both wanted buried in the past.

Eli hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Mckenzie since he ran into her 6 months ago. Little does he know his world is about to be turned upside down when she comes into town to film a documentary.

Mckenzie has succeeded in her career as a film maker and has decided to film a documentary on an MMA fighter in Hope F
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I had missed the characters in the Hope Falls series and was so glad to return with this newest installment. And a book about returning to town and your first love… even better! Neither Mackenzie or Eli has forgotten about their young love or been able to find someone to fill the void left by the end of their relationship at seventeen. When Mackenzie returns to Hope Falls to shoot a documentary that puts her into constant contact with Eli, the sparks begin to fly immediately. Acts of nature and ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fire and Love is book book 13 in the Hope Falls series by Melanie Shawn. In this book we see the story of Eli and Mackenzie. They have been in love with each other since they were teenagers. Unfortunately due to circumstances they were not able to stay together. Eli is now a firefighter in Hope Falls. Kenzie is now a filmmaker and returning to Hope Falls to shoot a documentary. This is the chance to make it right. They have what most people would love to have with their first love.... a second c ...more
Amy Williams
Aug 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I just loved this book. Mackenzie Sutton is a film maker following a comeback story of a fighter that just so happens to be training In Her old boyfriend's hometown. When she arrives back in Hope Falls, she has no idea that Eli even lives there. Eli grew up next to Kenzie and had secret relationship with her throughout high school. He never knew a love like hers, but
Eli was from the wrong side of the tracks according to her dad. Years have gone by and neither of them have talked to each other an
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3.5 Stars

I think that the problem with this story is definitely more of a ME problem than a writing problem or character problem. I was so into this book and I was just waiting for that moment where the truth about what happened between Eli and Kenzie as teenagers to surface and fully expected my heart to break. I was waiting for this huge scene with tears and broken hearts, but it never really came. Was their past sad and heartbreaking? Absolutely. However, I was really looking forward to an e
Sherri Babb
Aug 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I always love Melanie Shawn’s books. She just has a way of pulling you in and not losing your interest until the very end. Eli and Mackenzie’s love story had so much tragedy in it from the time they were younger. They fell in love at a very young age but Eli was from the wrong side of the tracks. They kept their relationship a secret but somehow Mackenzie dad found out and he drove Eli away. As the years went on Mackenzie had such heartbreak always believing that Eli left her and never loved her ...more
Katrina Wiese
I can't say it enough, this series just keeps getting better and better and the "Melanie Shawn" duo amazes with every book they come out with! I waited a long time for this series to continue and after the last book, Lucky Kiss, I wasn't sure that any book could compete...however this book didn't dissappoint, AT ALL! I think my favorite thing about this series, besides the heart-melting romances, is that I get to enjoy past character reappearances through the series and we get to continue on in ...more
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So happy to be back in Hope Falls! Kenzie and Eli have a past that will not just go quietly to the wayside. There's also a secret that Eli is keeping about why he left Kenzie in the first place. When Kenzie comes back to town to film her documentary on Gabe, Eli doesn't take it to well. But once he sees Kenzie, all the feelings that he had for her come rushing back. A series of events has Kenzie staying at Eli's place where they can spend time together and fall for each other again. Eli and Kenz ...more
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mackenzie and Eli’s story is so heartwarming it will make you feel warm and fuzzy all over. I’m so happy that Melanie and Shawna are back in Hope Falls. This is such an amazing series and I love that we get to a small glimpse into how the characters from past books are doing! Eli is a standup guy who has always done the right thing his whole life even if it cost him the most precious thing he ever had. Mackenzie feels like she has life on lock, she has her dream job, a life in the big city, and ...more
Tracy Flick
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Eli Bishop and Mackenzie Sutton were high school sweethearts. They were planning on eloping, when out of the blue Eli left and joined the Marines without a word. Eli has always thought of Mackenzie, she has been haunting him for years, the one he left get away. Mackenzie tried to move on after Eli left, she even married but her heart has always belonged to Eli so it didn't last. When Mackenzie finds herself back in her hometown for work she's surprised to find out Eli moved back there after all ...more
Jamie Rhodes
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You have to love the quaint town of Hope Falls. Melanie Shawn spins a book that captivates their readers. You fall in love with the characters and cheer them on to their HEA. While it is part of a series, it's totally acceptable to read this as a stand alone. Kenzie and Eli get a second chance to get their love right. The writing is flawless and flowing. It's the kind of book where you wish you could jump into the pages and be friends with the characters. Dual point of view. No cliffhanger.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story is on fire

Eli and Kenzie were buddies growing up, until their relationship turned into more. They thought they'd be together forever but someone manipulates the truth in a bid to keep them apart. They met up again, years later. Can Eli tell Kenzie the truth about what really kept them apart? Can they overcome the past and reignite the sparks between them?

This is the 13th book in the Hope Falls series. It can be read as a stand alone story but I recommend reading the whole series so y
Shannon Ferguson
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved, loved, loved this book!!! Kenzie tried to deny there was still a spark between her and Eli, but couldn't resist. I felt bad that they had been through such a tough past, and they both seemed to be fighting demons. Deanna had me cracking up throughout the story, and one of the fire calls may have given me a little anxiety. There was one certain character I would've loved to seen put in their place. Maybe disowned and outed. The perfect addition to the Hope Falls series, and one I would def ...more
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Fire and Love by Melanie Shawn is a wonderful book! I was excited to finally read Eli's story.
I loved the book, & really enjoyed reading it!
It is a touching story about Eli, & his first love, Kenzie. They had been torn apart,
by family interfering, & misunderstandings.
Eli & Kenzie see each other in Vegas, after years apart. Both walk away from each other. 6 months later, their both in Hope Falls. Eli lives, & works there, & Kenzie is in town for a month, to do a documenta
Jessica Bates
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Welcome back to Hope Falls. I love this place and wish it was real....let's just start with that. Now add in hot firemen and how can this go wrong? It can't. I'm so glad this it's Eli's turn.
Here is to his second chance at love with Mackenzie. It doesn't happen right out of the gate, but as much as they try to fight that they are still in love he inevitable is bound to happen. Join these two on a roller coaster ride of emotions.
I love revisiting with the whole crew from Hope Falls. Can't wait f
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was a great read. It made me feel like no matter how many cards are stacked against you love finds a way. When it comes to Eli and Kenzie they are drawn to each other like bees on honey and when they come within touching distance sparks fly and we all get burned because that's how hot these two are. The story flows nicely and we just melt when it comes to Eli and his protective ways. No matter how much of a grudge Kenzie has she cannot deny the love and passion beneath the surface. This is ...more
Maureen Bartlett
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As always, Melanie Shawn delivers with this latest instalment in the Hope Falls series. The chemistry between Eli, the firefighter/paramedic/martial arts fighter and Kenzie, the documentary film maker, flies off the pages. They've got a love that stood fast, and comes back with a vengeance after years of separation, misconceptions, and forces that tried to keep them apart. When they are forced to face their past and finally get things out in the open, things really heat up. Loved this story.
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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Melanie Shawn is the writing team of sister duo Melanie and Shawna. Originally from Northern California, they now make their home in So Cal.

Growing up, Melanie constantly had her head in a book and was always working on short stories, manuscripts, plays and poetry. Shawna always loved romance in any form - movie, song or literary. If it was a love

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