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Into the Fire

(Compass Boys #2)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  229 ratings  ·  42 reviews
James Compton is a man of two worlds. For half the year, he’s Seth’s oldest boy, working with his family and the horses on Compass Ranch. The other half, he’s Jamie, a daring smokejumper on the West Yellowstone Squad. Those two halves make him feel whole, happy, satisfied. Until he meets his boss’s daughter, Ivy…

Ivy Wagner’s life should be complete. College degree in
Kindle Edition, 1 edition, 199 pages
Published November 28th 2017 by Mari Carr
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One of the most intriguing and heart-breaking stories written by Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon. Into the Fire had me right from the beginning, I couldn’t put it down – didn’t want to put it down. I had to find out just how the two halves of this whole would come together or if there was nothing to could convince the other that their lives were nothing without the other in it.

James Compton – a member of the Compton family and Compass Ranch …a damn good horseman. Jamie Compton – a member of the
DJ Sakata
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quotes:

Dad was stepping into dangerous territory, that place they never ventured, where emotions and truth and memories all went to hide.

Jem found me a half hour after the party ended in Mom and Dad’s bathroom. He said it was like a scene from The Exorcist. Only I wasn’t decorating the place in pea soup. Every surface—even the ceiling—was painted with fruit punch. I swear to God, to this day, I still don’t know how I managed to get sick on the ceiling.

We’re brothers. Ass kicking is in
Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: missy
Sweet lord, I couldn’t read Into the Fire fast enough! I was dying to get into James’ head and I couldn’t wait to meet Ivy.

James is a total enigma. He loves the time he spends on Compass Ranch tending to and training their horses, but he also loves the time away from his family and stifling small town. As a smokejumper, he gets the adrenaline rush and ability to be just “Jamie” while working on the line and fighting the fires he’s trained so long for. He thinks he’s happy living the life of a
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
When the Comptons are known as royalty in Compton Pass it's hard to escape the legendary status that follows the Compton name. James Compton hates being compared to his father, Seth, yet it's hard to escape from under his father's image when he's surrounded by a multitude of family members day in and day out. He loves his family, but James feels smothered. As much as he hates leaving the ranch James feels the need to make his own mark in the world, and with the right encouragement he finds it in ...more
I've read many books, by both of these authors, including all of the other Compass books. You could probably even say I'm a die hard fan. I'm quite honored to receive an ARC of this book, with the opportunity to read and review prior to its official release.
As with all of the books by both authors, this book is HOT! But the underlying story is filled with drama, hurtful pasts, and a sense of family that is undeniable. This isn't just a story about falling in love, its a story about growing up,
Pauline Cassie
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another visit to Compton Pass and the new generation of Compass men.

James is desperate to make his own way in the world and not just be another of the legendary Compton family males.

Like his father and uncles, he finds himself away from the hub of the family and makes his mark as a Smokejumper.

Ivy is the daughter and sister of Smokejumpers and has vowed never to become involved with any others but ultimately has little, to no, resistance to 'Jamie' the hotshot Smokejumper her father has told
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I’m really loving the Compass Boy series by Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon and their newest release, Into the Fire is sure to be another hit. What woman could resist sexy James Compton who likes a little kink when giving pleasure? Ivy Wagner is the lucky woman who has stolen his heart but will she let fear get in the way? I really liked that James and Ivy actually became friends as their relationship developed and were there for each other when it mattered most. As always, I enjoyed when all the ...more
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
**Received ARC for a fair and honest review**
Into the Fire is the second book in the Compass Boys series, this could be read as a standalone, however it is best read in order IMHO. I'd rate this book at 5 stars!! I loved this book, from beginning to end it kept me interested, no lagging, and no unnecessary extra filler or repetition. This book has just the right amount of storyline, little bit of humor, action, drama and romance. If you are familiar with the other Compass series, you will get to
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Into the Fire by Mari Carr and Jane Rylon is the second book in the Compass Boys Series.
Every book can easily be read as a standalone, for better understanding I recommend to read the books in order. Book one, Heaven on Earth is Austin and Haydens story.
James Compton left his hometown years ago. He became a smokejumper in Yellowstone. He needs the thrill.
Ivy is a veterinarian at a pet clinic nearby. And shes his bossdaughter, but he cant get her out of his head. Ivy has her own baggage and
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is about James another one of the compass boys and the son of Seth and Jody. He finds what he wants to do with his life by smokejumping. Jumping out of planes to put out fires. He loves the work but he also loves breeding horses with his dad on Compass Ranch. He's split between two worlds for half the year. When he meets Ivy in the woods there is an instant attraction, he then finds out she's his boss' daughter. They begin to date even though Ivy has made it perfectly clear for reasons ...more
Helen Williams
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
James Compton is wild and adamant about being nothing like his stoic father Seth -- which leads him into more trouble. But a family friend will give him a suggestion that will change his life and perspective.

Half of the year he works with horses along side his father Seth on the family ranch. The other half he works as a smokejumper. He thinks his life is complete until he meets his boss's daughter.

Ivy Wagner is a vet working toward her dream job of working with large farm animals. She feels her
James Compton finds the life isn't enough living on Compass Ranch. He takes a job as a smoke jumper and, after building a truce with his dad, works half the year on the ranch and half the year fighting fires in West Yellowstone. Ivy Wagner's dad runs the smoke jumper operation at West Yellowstone. She's heard of Jamie, but never met him. Jamie has heard of "Scout," but never met her - when the two finally meet neither knows who the other is, and they are both attracted to each other. But when ...more
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing story of love and family dynamics. James of course loves his family but wants to go out and make a name for himself and he does that by become a smokejumper. He meets his boss’s daughter Ivy at a very significant day. From there, the sparks fly, lots of witty banter, certain bases were reached (you’ll have to read the story to figure that one out!) but Ivy can’t commit, there’s something holding her back, it his profession.

I could not read this story fast enough, I needed to find
Terry Sasada
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just keeps getting better. This book follows the series of the Compass Brothers, then the Compass girls( the daughters) and now the Compass boys. The boys are men and this is about James Compton. Needing to get away from his overbearing father and find out who he is without his huge family, he moves away to become a smokejumper. Jumping out of planes to fight fires felt right, perserve the land, and save nature. Ivy is the boss's daughter, and James knows she is the one, but she has a secret ...more
May 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-reads, cowboy
Like father, like son, but still his own person. We get the story of James, son of Seth, named for his granddad's James and Thomas, and fighting to get out from under the shadow and be his own person. He starts out on the wrong path, but is quickly set straight and finds peace in splitting time between being home and being on his own

All of that stops when he meets Ivy, and while she can easily fit into his home, and his own, she can't escape the pain associated with his own away from home. It
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
My Review: I adored the previous two series (Compass Brothers & Compass Girls), but I found the first book in this set wasn't quit up to par. This one steps up a bit, we get a little bit more of the family. I also really liked both James and Ivy as characters, and I loved the setting being split between Yellowstone and the ranch. The conflict roadblock for the relationship was very real and I appreciated that cliche conflict was avoided. I wasn't captured quite like I was in earlier books ...more
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Into the Fire (Compass Boys Book 2) by Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon is a very good book. This moving story is about Jamie and Ivy. Jamie is a man frustrated by living in his father's shadow and the ever watchful eyes of a small town. So, he takes great pride and pleasure in being a smokejumper. Ivy is back home after graduation, working as a large animal vet. These two have great chemistry and the attraction is intense. However, Ivy has a painful tragedy in her past. Can Jamie get Ivy to take a ...more
Cheryl Sanders
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is book 2 in the Compass Boys series and it features James and Ivy. Half rancher and half smokejumper, James thought he had it all figured out. He thought his life was perfectly balanced. That is until he met Ivy. Because of a past tragedy Ivy didn’t date smokejumpers… EVER! I love those strong bullheaded female characters.

This is a sweet romance that’ll break your heart a few times, so keep those tissues close. Along with the heartbreak there’s a lot of sizzle and some pretty amazing
Nov 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A hot cowboy smokejumper! Now that would be two of the best of the best rolled into one. How could it ever get any better than this? Oh yea, smokin' hot sex that's how. The Compass Boys series is as hot as its predecessor The Compass Brothers and no less sexy, I mean they did learn from their elders. This is a story that is part of a series that most definitely can be read as a stand-alone but why would you want to miss out on all the hotness that is sure to come with the rest of the Compass ...more
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the second in the Compass Boys series, by Mari Carr and Jayne Rylon, and parts of the story run concurrently to events in book one, Heaven on Earth.

The Compass Boys feature the next generation of Comptons, and Into the Fire is about James Compton and Ivy Wagner. These two are combustible together, but they also have a pretty big obstacle to being together. Ms Carr and Ms Rylon's characters captured my heart and had me pulling for them to find a way.


they do!

Along the way, Ms
Dragonfly Lady
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There aren't enough words to describe how good this book is. I had only intended to read a few chapters and ended up reading the whole book in one sitting. James and Ivy's story made me laugh, made me cry, and made me cheer for their HEA. I have been drawn into the world that is Compton Pass and fallen in love with the family of Compass Ranch. Each character has their own struggles, but we learn that together you can overcome just about anything. There may be losses, but they are worth the pain. ...more
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You might say I'm obsessed, well with the Compton family I am. I have read all the previous Compass books and this one did not disappoint.

James is the second of the boys to get their happy ending, and his book over laps with book one. And while I knew some of what was going to happen (coz of that overlap) I still cried at every turn.

The emotions and feelings these two ladies are able to capture in the book will never cease to suprise me, or make me happy.

Now bring on book three
Susan Jordens
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
James is a torn young man. He cannot wait to leave his family ranch and seek adventure. He eventually finds the thrills of being a smoke jumper. There he meets Ivy whose brother had also been a smoke jumper but had died when a fire went wrong. Ivy refuses to date James as she fears losing him would be more than she could handle.

How the two of them progress their relationship is a beautifully written story and a pleasure to read. I highly recommend this book.
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love of the job or the Girl

James has spent the last eight yrs as a Smokejumper in Yellowstone, loving his job. Then he meets large animal vet Ivy, the bosses daughter, who refuses to date smokejumpers. Though she won’t tell him why. He will do whatever it takes to open her up and make her his. I really enjoyed James and Ivy, she’s a tough cookie with attitude and he is the perfect Alpha cowboy. Check out the whole Compass world today!
Laila Viking
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like this series. The storyline was well written and the characters were so well described and developed. Enjoyable and worth the read.
They manage to find out to enjoy their journey despite that she is off limit because her dad is his boss.
Great story with lots of excitement, twists and turns and heart wrenching moments with a happily ever after.

I received a copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Selina Durio
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

This was an excellent addition to the Compass World. From the original brothers, to their daughters and now the sons, this world just keeps getting better. What is great about this story is that this series seems to have the books running parallel. Jamie/James and Scout/Ivy are such a great couple and deserved their HEA.
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wonderful read

Omg, what a great read. A family torn apart by heart ache and loss leading ivy to become quite insular. Then James struggling to find his place in the world and needing time to grow up. Put them together and read the struggle. Story flowed, kept your interest and drew you into the drama and romance. Love the secondary characters as well. Well done.
Kerry Williams
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps getting better and better. This story has a little of everything you want in a romance. I laughed, cried, and loved while reading James and Ivy's story. You are pulled into their lives and you feel apart of their family . I couldn't put it down once I started, and then I was sad when I read the end. I can't wait to see what the next Compass boy has in store for us.
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Roped In Every Time

I don't know what it is about these Compton boys, but they suck me in every time. Then I'm upset when the book ends, because I always want more.
The story moved at a good pace. James and Ivy are great together. I loved going back to the ranch, though I wished it was for better circumstances. And Doug was adorable. I can't wait for his book.
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved Into the fire. It was swoon worthy. I really loved seeing the story come full circle from Seth to James. You’ll see what I mean. This was a very sweet and sexy story to watch unfold. You find yourself rooting for James and Ivy from. The beginning! The only bad thing that I have to say is I wish that it had been longer. I love happily ever afters. I can’t wait for the next book! ...more
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