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Flames of Love

(Firefighters of Long Valley #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  1,075 ratings  ·  173 reviews
A Wounded Hero
As a firefighter, Jaxson Anderson is well acquainted with danger. He’s charged into burning buildings to rescue men and women, young and old. He’s scaled ladders that towered over blistering infernos, and defied blazes that terrified lesser men.
Fire? He understands. Women? Not so much. Now there’s some real danger. He should know. He’s been burned before
Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published January 23rd 2018 by Wright’s Reads
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4,5 stars - English Ebook - 🦋🌹🦋
Romance with a twist. A serieus twist. And that was what I liked the most in this book. Real people, not all beautiful and music filled lives but real story’s. 🦋🌹🦋
Jul 13, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Jaxson is the new fire chief of the Long Valley Fire Dept, but he quickly realizes that the idyllic life he’d imagined in Sawyer wasn’t so idyllic after all…
Emily Beck
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was ok
Wow there are a lot of 5 star reviews for this book! I felt quite generous giving it 2 stars to be honest. I should probably stop reading the free books that my daily BookBub email recommends to me as they’re basically all the same. Set in a small (and often small-minded) US town - often in Alaska but if not then almost always somewhere else cold - with a man (who always does a ‘manly’ job like policeman, pilot or, in this case, fireman) and a girl (who works somewhere cute like a gift shop or a ...more
Julianne Macneil
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I read this book as part of an arc program and I loved it! This was a great love story about the new fire chief, Jaxson and Sugar, a young woman who worked in a bakery. When Jaxson moves to town to start a new job as the fire chief, he is not really welcomed with open arms. He faces problems with some members of the department and a lack of working equipment. Jaxson also has problems with his ex-wife and shared custody of his two young boys. When he meets Sugar at the bakery, he can't help flirt ...more
Jul 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Jaxson has moved from Boise to be a Fir Chief in a smaller town of Sawyer. He is trying to keep his kids close and this is what needed to happen. He is the only paid fire fighter on the force. This has made a few volunteers mad.

Sugar is a young woman who works at the bakery Jaxson likes to frequent. She is guarded but her and Jaxon become friends with a few benefits along the way.

Jaxson is a great guy who comes into town in the middle of a huge mess. Equipment not working. Another man who think
Well, that was sure an adventure!
I read the second book first and found this one free on Amazon so I decided to check Jaxson and learn more about him and I loved it.
This story was funny and interesting. I kept me attentive to every word. It was a great start for this series and I can’t wait to continue.
Emily Pennington
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Jaxson Anderson breathed in deeply, inhaling the delicious bakery smells of yeast and sugar. The cute young woman at the counter welcomed him, and they teased back and forth. But when she asked what he was doing in Sawyer, he told her he was the new Fire Chief – and she visibly tensed up and went quiet. Odd… He ordered a box of donuts to take to the station for the men, and again he heard her mumble something under her breath.

Jaxson greeted the volunteer firefighters and all was going well unti
Margaret Watkins
Every now and then, one comes across a book that makes you sulk when it comes to an end, like a kid who’s been denied ice cream! With Flames of Love I wished we could have had an extended epilogue, just so that we could have a few more minutes of Jaxson and Sugar, and of course Hamlet. I loved the introductory chapter and Jaxson and Sugar's meeting. From the initial introduction to these characters, one assumes that they are lighthearted, easygoing people. Nothing can be further from the truth. ...more
Cindy Cooke
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5.0 out of 5 starsThis is a great read!
ByCindy in GA on February 22, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
Another great read by Ms Wright, this book is the story of Jaxson, a firefighter from a large city who comes to a small town to be the new fire chief. Before he even gets settled into his new job, a fire destroys a historic old building in the small community. That it was set by the mayor's child just adds to the drama. As Jaxson sets about training his volunteers, he also discovers that
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Jaxson moves north from Boise to the small town of Sawyer, accepting a position as the town’s first paid fire chief, little does he know what awaits him. Small town living should be less stressful than a big city, right? Not necessarily as he soon learns!

Jaxson seems to face one complication after another right from the beginning - issues with some of the volunteer firefighters, inadequate fire trucks and nonfunctioning hydrants, just to name a few.

When Jaxson meeting Sugar, who works at a
Becky Claxon
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such a good book. Jaxson Anderson is the new Fire Chief of Sawyer which is a small town out west. He is the first full time paid Fire Chief which has made some of the volunteer fireman mad, especially the one who the old Fire Chief told he would get the job after the Chief retired. It didn’t turn out that way and this guy was giving Jaxson a hard time. Jaxson needed the job to prove to a judge that he had a steady job, wasn’t out fighting fires all the time, so he could get his boys more ...more
Aquamarine 1951
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to Aquamarine 1951 by: Author
“Flames of Love” is the first novel in Erin’s new Firefighters of Long Valley series. It is a really good read and an awesome start to her new series I love the author’s writing style which flowed smoothly and is well edited. The story kept my interest from the first page to the last. Her plot has substance and is a mix of second chance romance and suspense with some romantic, sexy and funny moments with Hamlet and cute banter between Sugar and Jax.. Jax and Sugar are attracted to each other fro ...more
Stacy J.
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What an amazing start to a new series!! I enjoyed every minute of this book.

There are not enough good things to say about this book. I loved both Jaxson and Sugar. I loved that both of them were likable and characters that I could relate to. It was especially fun to read the banter between the two of them.

Sugar was a woman I could see myself being friends with. She was a hard worker, friendly, and just an all around good person. She has had some bumps in her life but she is working on making th
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great start to a new series by Erin Wright focusing on firefighters and this first book is about Jaxson, the new fire chief in a small town and a bakery worker, Sugar, who he meets the first day he’s in town. Taking over a position is proving to be difficult for Jaxson and he is met with some backlash but he works through it and finds a friend in Sugar. Sugar is wary of any man and she has every reason to be considering her past, so when Jaxson wants more she’s afraid of the outcome especially ...more
Feb 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Erin Wright is on my VERY short list of favorite authors and this book just embedded even more to my heart.

Sugar (yes, that’s her name and she works in a bakery no less) is a born and raised Sawyerite who has had a troubled, painful life but she’s tough and with help from Hamlet (her Great Dane) she keeps some of the trouble at bay.

Jaxson has had an uneasy past with his ex-wife but his two boys Aiden and Frankie are his shining lights. He came to Sawyer to take the Fire Chief job and prove to th
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome back to Sawyer in Long Valley, Idaho, which is the poster child for small town. Newcomers, like the new fire chief Jaxson, are watched with suspicion, change is not accepted and the gossip mill works day and night. Jaxson starts his job behind the 8-ball with lots of problems from the get-go. Hostile volunteer firefighters, resentful citizens and bad equipment. And then there is Sugar who he can't seem to stay away from. The dialog is fun and snappy and the sexual tension builds and buil ...more
Teresa  Christianson
I received an advanced copy and am voluntarily leaving a review

Another great book by Erin. This is going to be a great series.
Jaxson is coming into a new job unaware of the trouble that his presence is causing for some people in town. Sugar is trying to overcome her past by pushing it all down and not dealing with it but also blaming herself for everything. As they become more than just friends Jaxson helps her reluctantly to work through it and make her see that it is not her fault and that sh
Curly Bibliophagist
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I loved this book! Flames of Love was a great book. When Jaxon moves to Sawyer to take a job as the fire chief, he doesn't know what awaits him.
Sugar works at the local bakery. She meets Jaxon when he comes in for donuts to take to his first day at work. She likes what she sees but knows she can't ever date him. Sugar has her secrets too.
As they get to know each other, secrets come out as they share stories
Marichus Real
Apr 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Jaxson is going to be the first paid firemen in Long Valley, being volunteers all the rest. The town has grown and the government has decided they need a stay-in person. All he wants is having a stable job to ask for custody of his two little boys.
Sugar is a young woman who has suffered a lot and has a terrible secret. She thinks she doesn’t deserve love or being happy.
I liked the humour in the dialogues and how the characters tease one another.
I loved how everybody helps in times of need. That
Cali Jewel
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sweetly sexy, emotionally thrilling, action packed start to what promises to be a highly entertaining new series for this brilliant story teller. I love long valley and this visit was the beset so far.

Jaxson is the new fire chief and a brooding, strong, sexy, complicated Alpha male (with a wounded heart) that has been scorched by love before. Sugar is as sweet as her name and so determined to make a new life for herself after finally being free of her last relationship. She struggles with belie
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a complimentary copy of this book and purchased a copy as I just love this author.

The book, just like all of her books, have parts in it that are just hilarious that I can't stop laughing out loud. Her characters' have the same type of conversations with themselves like I do. That makes for a more realistic book. The characters are fantastic. You can't help but to LOVE them. I am SO glad that she is continuing to write about people in Sawyer Creek. I fell in love with the town and I r
Feb 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jaxson is the new fire chief of Sawyer, a small town that until then only had a voluntary fire brigade. He is the only professional, and faces a lot of opposition, as he comes from outside and some people wanted his position. In additon he is recently divorced and his wife tries to keep his son away from him. To have legally more access to his son he needs the job. Sugar, working at the local bakery makes a huge impression on him, and although he is hesitant, he falls for her.
A nice story - with
Deb Diem
Mar 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Flames Of Love by Erin Wright is an exciting contemporary romance. Ms. Wright has delivered a well-written book that is full of amazing, lovable characters. Jaxson is a firefighter hoping to get a better custody agreement with his two sons. Sugar works at the local bakery. Their story is loaded with drama, misunderstandings, humor and sizzle. I enjoyed Flames Of Love from start to finish and look forward to reading more from the talented Erin Wright soon. Flames Of Love is book 1 of the Firefigh ...more
Keryth Belvin
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Flames Of Love Is HOT HOT HOT!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

IMO, this is Erin’s best one yet! Her way with words and emotional expression is incredibly unique and gripping. I couldn’t put it down but once again the missed sleep was definitely worth it!
Please read this book and fall in love with Flames Of Love, Long Valley and Erin through her treasured gift to her readers!

When Jaxson, New fire chief of Long Valley, walks into Sugar’s ba
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Erin always writes a hard to put down read. This is one book you should not let stay on the shelf. This is a great book and I loved the characters. My only issue is that I wish that we could have known more about the characters' backgrounds. I felt like there was a lot that we weren't privy to. This was a fantastic read. I was instantly drawn in and didn't want to put it down. Jaxson and Sugar have such great chemistry and I really enjoyed their journey from friends to friends with benefits to l ...more
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wright has a winner with Flames of Love and the first in a spinoff series, Firefighters of Long Valley. She once again faces difficult situations head on and makes them relevant to the reader. Her use of dialogue to move the story along, actively engages the reader and makes the story flow nicely.

This steamy small town romance has twists and turns and dynamic characters to keep you interested. Sugar's and Jaxson's story is not one to be missed.

I highly recommend this to fans of the contemporary
Vivian Chrisman
Jan 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to Sawyer. A typical small town where everyone knows your name and your business. When Jaxson decided to move here for the slower pace, he wasn't aware of what he was getting into. He found a sweet haven when he walked into the Muffin Man. Sugar's life has been anything but sweet and she has built a tall wall around her feelings. Luckily Jaxson is a firefighter and trained to handle the flames needed to burn those walls down.

*I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am volu
Gwen Smith-leak
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: done
In the town of Sawyer there is a new fire chief name Jaxon . He took the job so he could show the judge that the was more stable. But what he didn’t know was he would be a one man team with the kind of volunteers he had. Sugar worked in a bakery and she saw Jaxon when he came in , but looked and knew that all she could do. As they get to know each other they get closer . You will learn about their past as they share bit and pierces of their life. One day Jaxon has to make a chose , he is a fire ...more
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is book one in The Firefighters of Long Valley. Jaxson has no interest in women, his life is centered around raising his two young sons and his career at fire chief. He meets Sugar at the local bakery and he finds her attractive. Both are wounded souls with baggage and neither wanting the risk of an emotional relationship. This book is filled with drama, suspense, tension from an ex and more chemistry than you can imagine. A great read with captivating characters and an enchanting story. I ...more
Mar 17, 2018 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars. I feel like I’ve read a different book than all the others who have left glowing reviews for this book. I just don’t get its appeal. Set in a small town full of horribly judgmental and self serving people, the book’s tone almost had me stopping in the early chapters. Then it felt like Sugar and Jaxson were wooden characters, maybe because the third person POVs felt impersonal. I never felt the characters connect or have any chemistry. They were decent people and I wanted to like their ...more
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