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Light My Fire

(Man of the Month #11)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  501 ratings  ·  143 reviews
I don’t do relationships.

I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice.

Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again.

Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me—and her touch almost makes me
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 250 pages
Published June 26th 2018 by Martini & Olive Books
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Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The realization that this is the 11th book and that this series is almost to an end makes me sad yet more than satisfied with the outcome.

First you just can't go wrong when opening a book written by J. Kenner and this is probably the one I've really been looking forward to. Griffin has earned a special place in my heart for his strength and good heart. His story, as with all the men in this series does not revolved around perfect lives or pasts but about the good things that can happen when you
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
3.5 Stars

Out of all the characters in this series, Griffin is the one I really wanted to see be happy. He's been in almost all the books, if not all of them. We've gotten to know him more than the other MC's before his story.

What we learn about Griffin is that he's living his life under a hoodie to hide his burn scars. He's a part of the group but on the edge of that group. His job has made him well known but never in the spotlight. In Light My Fire, we learn how he handles moving into that spot
Tasha Mahoney
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light my fire is number 11 in the Man Of The Month series by the outstandingly talented J Kenner. It can be read as a standalone ( which is how I read it, as even though I have a couple of others in this series I have not had the chance to read them yet.) or as part of the Man Of The Month series.

I really enjoyed the way that Light My Fire flowed seamlessly throughout the moving and romantic story of Griffin, (who shies away from publicity) and movie star Beverly Martin (for whom publicity is pa
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews

Each book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEA!

I was waiting for Griff's story and J. Kenner did not disappoint me at all. Griff and Beverly were everything that I was hoping for and then some. This story could have gone a totally different direction but J. Kenner wrote a beautiful story about love, trust, choices and overcoming your fears. She captivated me with how she brought Griff out of the darkness and into the light.

Griff was an enigma from the firs
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Light My Fire by J. Kenner is one of those sweet stories that reminds us all that it doesn’t matter what you look like on the outside, it’s what on the inside that counts. And for Griffin Blaize, a horrific burn as a child had left him to be a man who hid himself from the public eye. He is a man who lives behind his computer and hoodie that is until he meets Beverly Martin. Beverly is unlike any woman he met. She fell in love with his wr
Sissy's Romance Book Review
LIGHT MY FIRE by J. Kenner is book 11 in the Man of the Month series. This is the story of Griffin and Beverly. I have read the previous books but feel this can be a standalone book.
Griffin was burned as a child and since much of his life behind a hoodie and a computer.
Beverly is a movie star but a down to earth one that is caring. Griffin is attracted to her but with his scarring issue he doesn't think he would have a chance nor would he be able to handle the spotlight.
Beverly sees past Grif
Erin Lewis
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review Light My Fire (Man of the Month #11) by J Kenner
This is the eleventh book in the series and is Griffin and Beverly’s story. Light My Fire blew me away from the first page to the last.  
I have been waiting anxiously for Griffin’s story. I knew it was going to be amazing and it did not disappoint in any way.

From the glimpses we have seen of Griffin throughout the series, his was the story I couldn’t wait to read.

My heart broke for him as Griffin was badly burnt as a child. It has
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I've been (im)patiently waiting for Griff's story since the very beginning of the series. I knew it would be a bit heart wrenching, and I was right. But I absolutely adored how Griff and Beverly's relationship built slowly, first through their friendship and mutual respect for their business knowledge and creativity. They learned to trust each other, and actually fall in love--even when it seemed that they'd be left in the friendzone. I loved to see Griff finally accept himself, flaws and all. A ...more
Jun 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Light My Fire is the eleventh book in J. Kenner’s Man of the Month series, and it was my most anticipated book of the series. With the focus of this story being on my favourite trope, I knew I was in for a good time. After all, every little glimpse we got at the characters in the prior books only made me more desperate for this one. Thus, I devoured Light My Fire when I got my hands on it. It may not have been all I had hoped it would be, but it was certainly one of my favourite books in the Man ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)


"—too damn scared—and too damn scarred."

I've been wanting Griffin's story ever since I met him while reading Wicked Grind which features his sister Kelsey. I always gravitate toward the broken characters, and he definitely fits into that category. He's scarred inside and out, but he has a big heart and a big talent. His career choice has allowed him to remain behind the scenes, giving voice to his characters but keeping himself hidden. As you may have noticed on the book cover, he's tr
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)

5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

Friends, this series will be ending soon and I'm so heartbroken. I have honestly fallen for these amazing characters. Griffin and Beverly are no exception to that love. Griffin has been around since the first book. Always hiding behind his hoodie, Griffin is a good man. He's sweet and smart. Griffin has been there to see each and every one of his friends fall in love. He wonders when his time will come. Griffin is an amazing writer, but now one of
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Griffin's book is finally here!!! It's the eleventh book in this series and man was it worth the wait!!

We see Griffin throughout this series and I think because he's the broken one, my heart was more into this story than any of the other ones. I have always enjoyed the more troubled or broken heroes stories and want them getting their HEA.

Griffin has found his home away from home at the local bar, The Fix on 6th after moving to the area from LA. Everyone knows how he is and tries not to push out
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 24, 2018 rated it really liked it

~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the eleventh book in the series, and finally reveals the mystery that is Griff. You definitely need to read these books in order, to get the full picture, but actually this has a strong enough core story to work on it’s own too.

From day one, Griff has been the hidden, hooded regular at The Fix. No reasons given, just hints at the damage done by burns. We also have watched him see everyone else pair up, and his
Lisa Mandina
Jun 25, 2018 rated it liked it
This book was a hard one to rate. So probably really I'd give it 3.5 stars. While it took half the book for them to really get together, as soon as they did, it was a night of sex and then they were a couple immediately the next day. Which, yay, it should always be like that, but it made quite a jump for me to believe. I liked the connection between Beverly and Griffin, and even though we'd met them before in other parts of this series, it still felt like we missed out on a lot for this. I want ...more
Crystal's Book World ~ Crystal Cordova
After reading each previous MOTM books, Griffin's story had me the most intrigued. I think because his romance story with Beverly reminds me of my favorite fairy tale story, Beauty and the Beast. Griffin has hidden in the shadows, but his beautiful work keeps bringing him back into the spotlight. When Beverly enters the picture, she falls in love with what is behind the scars. Their journey for a HEA will have your emotions all over the place. Light My Fire had me holding my breath until the ver ...more
Marie Vasquez
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars

Griffin’s story is one I’ve been anxious for since I started this series. He was mysterious with his hoodies to hide away his scars. His and Beverly’s story was quick and sweet but not as emotional as I would have expected. Especially once the battle to overcome his fears and insecurities began. In the end there wasn’t much conflict for Griffin to finally let go of all those fears in order to ensure his future with Beverly; which proved his feelings for her ran much deeper than his fea
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved the underlying story of Beverly and Griffin. I waited forever for his story and was not disappointed. The inner dialogue was so deep but the phone call from Jessie broke my heart and gave me hope.

That is truly what Grif needed and what I wanted to happen. Him and Beverly just fit and the way she accepted and cherished not on him but his wishes were what made me believe in them. Her standing her ground is what made me believe in HER ability to be his forever girl.
Sandy S
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date June 26, 2018

I don’t do relationships.

I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice.

Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again.

Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me—and her touch almost makes me believe that a girl like her could love a man like me.

But being with her wo
Shelly Reynolds
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Bev was the kind of woman who went after the things she wanted. And lately, she'd come to realize that what - who- she wanted was Griffin."

I have loved Griffin since Wicked Grind. And when I saw that he was in this series as well, I was so hoping he would get his happily ever after! This has to be my favorite book of this series, hands down!!

Griffin Blaize stays out of the spotlight for a reason. Severely scarred following being burned as a child, he's content hiding behind his computer, his wo
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Readers who are up-to-date with J. Kenner’s Man of the Month series are no stranger to Light My Fire’s leading man, Griffin, but even though we’ve seen him in the background and in his interactions with the other couples of the series, it’s not until his own story that we’re introduced to the ‘real’ Griffin, the one who prefers to work and live behind-the-scenes…the one whose internal and external scars dictate how he lives his life and who he allows inside his inner circle.That’s the Griffin th ...more
Debbie Hanson
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: author-review
Light My Fire
Man Of The Month 11
J. Kenner

Wow, this book is… WOW! If you’ve read the previous books in this Man Of The Month (& you so should be), we have has many glimpses of Griffin Blaize, and his quiet life he lives now. He harbours some serious scars both physical and emotional, from a fire that almost claimed his life as a teenager. He doesn’t do relationships, he doesn’t do the public and he hasn’t done love in a long time, if ever.... Until Beverley Martin enters his world.

Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Griffin and Beverly - beautifully emotional

is the penultimate book in the Man Of The Month series and it was one that I was really looking forward to. Finally, we get Griffin's story, one that I've been patiently waiting for and Julie did not let me down. This story had everything, passion, emotions and a man who just wanted to be loved like everyone else.

As a young teenager Griffin Blaize was severely burnt. His scars aren't only on the outside though, they are also deep within, h
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
The first thing I did when I got this book was to check the epilogue and see who is going to be Brent's lady. As it turns out I got my wish and she is Elana, Tyree's daughter. I love them already and I can't wait for their book. Hopefully. we will see a lot of Brent's daughter and also I hope that the book will be longer in length. As you can understand after getting the happy news I began reading the book with a positive attitude and everything was going great until we were reminded once again ...more
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy
I feel like Ms Jenner was saving the best story for the end of this quick, beautiful, satisfying novella series. The message of this story was so real and could be applied to everyone. Outside appearances can only define you in the way you want to or allow it to. 

We met our scarred Mr. November, Griffin Draper/Blaize, all the way in the beginning. While wildly popular in Austin area for his Podcast, he shied away from the limelight of Hollywood. Which is amazing considering he is a screenplay wr
Reviews from the Heart
Jun 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
And finally, we get Griffin’s story in Light My Fire by J. Kenner, the 11th book in her Man of the Month series. We have seen Griffin since the beginning of the series and I have been so curious about him. I should note each story can be read as a standalone, however, every book is about a group of friends and the bar they are trying to save. There are some connections and the overall story is a great one to read.

Griffin is such a good guy and beautiful on the inside and out but he hides so muc
Jackie Wright
Jun 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I can’t believe we are nearly at the end of one of my favourite series Light My Fire is book 11 or Mr November in the Man of the Month Series and for me each book has been better than the last and this is one is no different I loved it.
Griffin Blaize avoids the spotlight because is badly scarred and in constant pain from a terrible accident when he was only 13 he is very self conscious and spends most of his time working from home as a voiceover actor and writing when he does venture out he is
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book, given by the author.
Griffin's and Beverly's story was just everything.

We have all been secretly crushing on mysterious Griffin since the series began and in this book we get to see under his hoodie, and I wasn't disappointed.

He is a tortured soul, his burns are deeper than what meets the eye and he has no idea who he is outside his writer persona.
Hiding has worked all this years for him, keeping h
Jenn Cunha
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-netgalley
Received an ARC from NetGalley for an honest review.

Finally! I have been waiting for Griff's book since his sister got her HEA! What starts as a professional relationship - Bev lined up to star in Griff's movie - slowly builds into something more as they spend more and more time together working on the script. Each is so desperately into the other, but they're scared to move forward. Griff, because of the scars that mar his face and body after a fire when he was 12 and Bev because Griff has been
MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Review by: Jennifer
(4 stars)

This is the eleventh book in the Man of the Month series, and you can read them as standalones, but it just makes it a more complete read when you know who the other characters are and their stories, as most of the characters mentioned have had their story. Griffin has been the character that has hidden in the shadows. Always hiding the scars from being burned when he was younger, Griffin doesn't let many people in and definitely doesn't let many people see him. Worki
Jun 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided courtesy of the Author**

I've been looking forward to Griffin's story for quite some time now, having met him in other Man of the Month books. These books are absolutely all standalones and can be enjoyed as such, but I've enjoyed the series as a whole as well.

I liked the way the story developed between Griffin and Beverly. It didn't seem as rushed to me as some other book couples, and I believed in the way they came together. I appreciated how Beverly stood her ground with Griffi
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over one hundred novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.

Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New Y

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