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Set the Night on Fire

(Cottonbloom #6)

4.35  ·  Rating details ·  350 ratings  ·  246 reviews
Cottonbloom is the perfect place for starting over, finding your way back home--and falling head over heels. . .

Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes--and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella's happiest memories: the Abbott brothers' garage. Maybe, if she put
Mass Market Paperback, 326 pages
Published July 31st 2018 by St. Martin's Press
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

“… you and Sutton have a wedding to plan.” “All I have to do is show up, according to Sutton. Her mom is going a little crazy. She has mentioned a harp player and doves.” “Good Lord, one of the Abbott cousins might pull out a shotgun and shoot a dove if they’re in season.”

… the aroma of fresh-brewed coffee drawing him in like a cartoon mouse to cheese.

Mack led them out and around the garage to the parking lot where the Corvette was parked in a ray of sunlight like the Second Comi
Jul 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This series pulled me in right from the start and our latest visit finally brings us Mack Abbott who, when we last left Cottonbloom, was furious that his brother, Ford had sold his share of the family garage to a wealthy divorcee and made his feelings perfectly clear.

description Ella Boudreaux was a force of nature, and he wasn’t confident they could batten down the windows and survive her.”

Mack may have a poor view of the woman who has invested in Abbott Brothers Garage and Restoration, but Ella is in
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smp, shit-hot-series
5 - "You can't afford me, tough guy." Stars!

Set the Night on Fire takes us back to Cottonbloom, Mississippi, for what I am assuming is going to be the final Abbott brother to find his happily ever after.

"Wait her out, then buy her out."

Mack Abbott has been a very clear secondary presence in the previous two books, being the pseudo boss of Abbott Brothers Garage & Restoration since their fathers death, he takes his responsibility to his siblings seriously, even when his elder brother goes against
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
I've read every single book in this feel good series and Set the Night on Fire keeps the trend going strong. I really liked Mack and Ella together. Mack was still struggling with his complicated relationship with Ford and Ella's trying to find a place for herself after getting out of a toxic relationship.

Mack is angry and disillusioned that his brother sold out his share of the family auto shop. After seeing Ella for the first time, he is hoping she'll be a silent partner and give him desperate
☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
This was such a great read!😁💖 I love the kind of novel that just makes you smile and you get attached to the characters, welll this was one of them! It was fun and I loved the romance between the duo. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who needs a smile and a little bit of laughter too!😁,
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Set the Night on Fire was one of those feel good romances you that just hits that book-vacation spot.

Ella was a woman with spunk, the kind of spunk that fired an instant character connection between the character and reader.

Mack, well he ran hot and cold. You could see the chemistry between Ella and Mack but overall, he was rude with an occasionally showing a sweet side that peeked through.

In the end, I found Set the Night on Fire to be an easy and entertaining contemporary romance.

I received t
4.5 Stars

Laura Trentham did it again, she wrote yet another wonderful installment to the Cottonbloom series. Ella and Mack were perfect together, their story was beautiful, emotional and hooked me from the first page, this author really has a way of making me fall in love with her characters and her small town setting. The build-up Laura Trentham created for this couple was simply captivating. They can’t stand each other at first, Mack sees Ella as a threat. He doesn’t trust her and is convinced
Deanne Patterson
Aug 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading small-town romances and the Cottonbloom series is just what that is. I've enjoyed reading the Abbot brother's stories and this time it's Mack's turn. When Ella buys a share of the Abbot brothers garage Mack is anything but a happy camper. Ella doesn't exactly like or trust Mack either but who can blame her. Coming out of a non-trustworthy marriage and abusive husband who can blame her for not trusting men or wanting to be involved with them. Mack has a lot of baggage he needs to ...more
SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE by Laura Trentham is book #6 in The Cottonbloom series and can be read as a standalone, although I recommend starting with #1 KISS ME THAT WAY. I enjoyed revisiting small town Cottonbloom, and reconnecting with the Abbot Brothers, their Aunt Hazel and her twin sister Aunt Hyacinth, Willa, Sutton and Ella Boudreaux.

A river divides Cottonbloom in two: the upscale enclave on the Mississippi side and the rundown, rough and tumble side in Louisiana. They are two worlds apart.

4.5 stars

Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham is a beautifully written, heartwarming read.

This book had me hooked from the first page, I loved the plot, the characters were likable, very relatable and the sexual tension between Mack and Ella was so thick you could cut it with a knife.
These two had me laughing with their banter, swooning watching them fall in love and a little sad with their pain. I loved watching them slowly open up, trusting and supporting each each other.
Mack and Ella had
Three and a half stars.

At the end of the last book we found out that Ford Abbott (the second oldest Abbott son) has sold his quarter of the family business to fund his gambling debts. He sold the share to a wealthy divorcee called Ella Boudreaux. Mack, the oldest Abbott, is furious and has a stand-up row with Ella in the middle of a swanky party and vows to do everything in his power to bring the business back into Abbott hands.

Ella Boudreaux left an abusive marriage, she knows everyone thinks s
Kris - My Novelesque Life
Aug 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
SET THE NIGHT ON FIRE (Cottonbloom: #6)
Written by Laura Trentham
July 31, 2018; St. Martin's Press (336 Pages)
Genre: contemporary, fiction, series, romance, small town, southern


I have a soft spot for Mack, the second eldest Abbott. He tries his best to keep his father's dream, the family garage going, while taking care of his brothers. Mack means well but sometimes his bark scares away the ones he loves. Ford, the eldest Abbott brother, has sold his quarter of the garage to an ou
Jun 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Mack and Ella have been stewing in my brain since the last book and their not so wonderful first meeting. Ella’s feisty nature was attracted to Mack’s gruffy persona and contrary to the argumentative vibes, they have more in common than not, especially in the personality department of hard-headed stubbornness and pride. However, their big hearts (yes, Mack is a softie under all that gruffness!) is what I loved most. Even when these two were butting heads, they still gave consideration
Jul 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this story. Sparks and tempers ignite between Ella and Mack when Ella buys a quarter share of the Abbott Brothers garage business from the oldest brother who decided to sell and leave town. He had his reasons, which we see later in the story. Mack is the next in line and has always run the garage along with his twin brothers who are a few years younger. Their mother left them years ago and the father who passed away a few years ago made his life about the business. The garage is in the tin ...more
Katherine Hayward Pérez
I just adore the Cottonbloom series! This installment, Set The Night on Fire (book 6 in the series) focuses on Ella and Mack's story. If you have read Cottonbloom #5, you'll know that a big event in that book was when Mack's brother Ford wanted to sell the Abbot Brothers' Garage, which has been in the family for years, to a wealthy lady (Sutton Mize, who also has a hotspot for Mack.......).

Ella and Mack are a sexy, sassy and fun couple and, as in other books in the story, there are a lot of hot
Ann Lorz
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

If you follow regularly you know how much I enjoy a good small-town romance. I just love the connection between the characters and getting to know how the town looks and feels. After a few books into a small-town series you begin to feel like you could walk down the streets and know where everything is.

I also love the noisiness of them. Everyone knows everyone and their business.

I've loved the Cottonbloom series f
Jaime Fiction Fangirls
I think that this is my favorite book of this series so far. Mack is definitely my favorite Abbott brother. I have a thing for stubborn guys who take on the role of the protector and provider when the parents are absent or just don’t care. There is something about watching that man fall in love and learn to put his happiness first once in a while that just does it for me.

Ella was the perfect, imperfect match for Mack and that made for some really great sexual tension and wild chemistry. I love
Isha Coleman
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Many have questioned her life choices. Even she has to admit to losing her way. After numerous disappointments and regrets Ella has come to a fork in the road that points her in a most unlikely direction. Set The Night on Fire, although set in a fictional town, gives some realistic advice. After veering off course Ella is searching out her dreams. Rediscovering who she is as a new business owner and a woman. Along the way she finds the courage to fight for what she wants. Even if that means risk ...more
Jul 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Note: In previous reviews, I've put some importance on how long it takes me to read a novel. In this case it doesn't hold because I had to read two novels during the course of reading this one.

If you’re a fan of small-town romances with memorable characters, Laura Trentham’s Cottonbloom series will be for you. Set the Night on Fire, the sixth novel in the series, has the right combination of small town charm, sense of humor, and a sizzling enemies to lovers trope.

Mack is the stubborn Abbott who
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
After divorcing her no-good husband and moving to Cottonbloom, Ella is truly alone. She's purchased a one quarter share in the Abbott Brothers Garage, and being around the Abbott brothers only reminds her of losing her own brother. Her memories of standing side by side with her brother, heads bent under the hood of his 240Z, along with her business sense make her think she could be good for the garage, but the oldest Abbott brother, Mack, is determined to get rid of Ella as quickly as possible.

Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Cottonbloom is the place where the wounded come to heal and start over, I’ve only read the first in this series, but you can start her without any issue at all – the town and its magic reveal itself to you from the first page. As it did for Ella Boudreaux, who moved here after her divorce, needing a new start and to rebuild her shattered confidence and esteem thanks to her ex-husband. But Ella is no ordinary woman: she’s smart and investment savvy, and has managed to build quite a tidy nest egg, ...more
Jul 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Laura Trentham returns to Cottonbloom with a tale of two completely opposite people, Mack and Ella, finding love and a new outlook on life. This small town contemporary romance is part of a series, but can be read as a stand alone novel. As the oldest Abbott brother, Mack feels it is duty to keep the family business completely in the family. So when Ella ends up purchasing a share of the business, all Mack can think about is how to get rid of her. Ella had her own reasons for buying into the bus ...more
Douglas Meeks
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well here we are at book #6 (last book?) and we have successfully conquered all the Abbott brothers except Mack but Ella may be his match, she is not as intimidated as others are by his rough style and of course we have that illusive attraction neither can understand LOL.

The story proceeds is a fashion much like the other books in this series (I skipped the first 3 and have only read the Abbott brothers books #4-5-6 with no loss) and the thing that made it a bit different was the ex-husband (whi
Bette Hansen
Jul 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love this little town of Cottonbloom and this fantastic book reminded me exactly why. Fun and maybe slightly crazy characters, strong family bonds, and exciting passionate romances are just a few of the reasons. In this book we meet Ella Boudreaux. The woman who bout a portion of the Abbott's garage. She faces off with Mack Abbott when she decides to move to Cottonbloom for a fresh start after an ugly divorce. He doesn't want her anywhere near his garage and he definitely doesn't want her invo ...more
Jul 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, netgalley
This series is just awesome! Trentham has a way of putting her characters at odds with each other that makes their falling for each other that much sweeter when it happens. Ella and Mack really, really don't like each other.
Ella has bought a share of the garage that Mack's family owns from one of his brothers. She's determined to be a part of the everyday operation by doing the promoting and the books. Mack is determined to get her out of his garage as soon as possible. Ella tries hard to be a
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
This is the grumpy bro's story and he is still a bear at the start. I did love the heroine, she was smart and took no shit. She had had a crappy childhood followed by a crappy marriage but yet was so strong and had such a great heart (her helping the woman who broke her marriage was above and beyond). Decent read.
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ella thought she was in love when she was younger. She married the man, and found out his true colors. Her mother's marriage was no prime example either, and in fact, once she stopped giving her mother money, Ella learned more lessons about relationships and betrayal. The only one she can depend upon is herself. Yet, her big heart can not help her from reaching out and assisting others in need. Except her ex. He is in need of something Ella is not prepared to give.
Mack and his brothers own a gar
Janilyn Kocher
Jun 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fast sizzling, fiery romance read. A divorced entrepreneur buys a quarter share of a family owned garage for nostalgic reasons and tangled immediately with the oldest brother. Sparks fly as the hunky mechanic and the sassy investor do the dance and everyone knows where they will end up. Thrown in the mix are steamy scenes, other brothers, and the imperious officious ex, plus a couple of inquisitive aunts. Thanks to NetGalley for the advance read.
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Jul 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham

Contemporary romance. Sixth book in the series. Can be read as a standalone romance. I had not read the previous and the only background not included was how the heroine originally bought into the garage and the supposed conflicts at the time. This book opens with her first visit to the garage. Since I love romance and loved this one too, I will go back and read the first five. Good writing and robust characters that deal with life upfront.

The heroine, Ell
I love this series and have been looking forward to this latest instalment for awhile.

It delivered in terms of the UST between Mack and Ella in the build-up prior to admitting their feelings for each other. I also liked how all the guys underestimated Ella and she proved them all wrong by being a super smart investor.

The ending and the ultimate HEA felt a bit too rushed for me given the characters' journeys.
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