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Crash & Burn

4.6  ·  Rating details ·  94 Ratings  ·  75 Reviews
My girl left me for a rockstar.
I thought I was in love.
There wasn't anything left of me. So I ran.
And when I stopped, everything began.
She was tattooed and badass.
She was the piece I never knew I was missing.
She was real love.
And she was keeping us a secret.
But all secrets are bound to break free. I just hope that when ours does, she knows that this time, I'm staying.

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Here’s to the breezes that blow through the treezes, that lift the girl’s skirt high above her kneezes, it reveals a spot that teases and pleases. Here’s to snatch, down the hatch!

"I do not sleep with the guys here. Self-preservation thing, ya know.” Bryn was talking a mile a minute. “I have to make sure that they never think of me as a chick or a piece of meat. It took me a long time to gain the respect of all those twat waffles with egos the size of Texas in there.”

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Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Can I just say how much I love Mitch? Because I seriously love Mitch. Like a lot. I was so freaking excited to see him get his happily ever after and in true Kristen Hope Mazzola style it was EPIC! She truly is the queen of all things fast, hot, and sweet packing an emotional romance with lots of sizzling fan yourself heat into a quick read that feels so much larger than it is.
Bryn was a whole new level of awesome. Tough, funny, and independent she was still all kinds of lovable and sweet. I wa
Cheryl Whitty
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is a quick hot sexy read. Brynn met Mitch at the tattoo parlor, while having her tattoo done. Mitch has moved to make a new start after a bad break-up. So before starting work his can’t help being attracted to Brynn.
As they both work at the fire station, and Brynn being the only female firefighter they decided to keep their relationship a secret.
We all know how well that works? This is an enjoyable romance, and I have say I enjoyed reading about
Isha Coleman
Jul 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Mazzola goes for the burn. Bryn and Mitch put on a scorcher of a show as they set fire to the rain with their damaged hearts and naughty words. Crash & Burn emerges from the ashes as a wicked, gritty, irresistible, soulful, hearty brand of delight. United by a career, they love, an attraction hard to control and painful moments each refuses to face, a love of tattoos is the road map to two broken souls. As they light up the sheets with their own personal brand of fire, each learns how to fac ...more
Michelle Abascal Monroy
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
a really sexy and steamy story!!

ARC Generously Provided by the Author

Crash & Burn by Kristen Hope Mazzola is a novella about Mitch and Brynn two persons with strong personalities and a really difficult job. Mitch is new in the city and looking to start a new life after his girlfriend broke with him. Brynn is a girl who last boyfriend cheated, so as you can see both have had a difficult experience in love.

But from the moment that these two meet each other you can feel the chemistry betwee
Tish Cocktails & Fairytales
Hot d*mn!! This one melted the panties just a bit. Looking for a fresh start Mitch takes the first job offer. Bryn is celebrating by getting a tattoo when she meets Mitch. Only to discover after a very steamy night that they will be working together. Things change as they get closer and then an accident changes everything. This one was short, sweet and hot!!

This book was given to me at my request and I provided this review voluntarily
This is the first book I've read by Kristen Hope Mazzola. This was a good, quick, read that I really enjoyed. I really liked Bryn and Mitch together. They have chemistry from the very beginning. The book also has very little drama, which is something that I really appreciated. If you're in the mood for a good contemporary, this book is for you.

Reviewed by: Clare M.
Amanda Gillespie Shock N Awe Book Blog
This book had me holding tight to my kindle, flipping from page to page as quickly as it would allow. The storyline was kicka$$ and kept your interest throughout. I was excited to see Mitch The Hysterics, and he and Bryn were wonderful from the beginning. I'm so glad Mitch got his HEA!
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Bryn and Mitch make the perfect couple, they have both been done dirty and have nothing to lose, he is starting over and these two grabbed my heart and havent let it go yet!!
Tiffany Readz
Short and Sexy!

Kristen Hope Mazzola gives her readers a sexy little ditty with Crash & Burn. Mitch and Bryn are each tatted up and hot on their own, but together they are on fire! I’m not sure if Mitch and his ex were featured in a previous book, as I felt a little lost with his back story, however it wasn’t enough to turn me off from thier whirlwind romance.

There’s a little bit of everything, coworkers, exes, secrets and of course steamy scenes galore. The book is well written and a nice p
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**Mitch and Bryn** ~A part of the Burn me Anthology~

Mitch is a heart broken fool or so he thinks. He loves deeply and when his ex takes off with a rock star his fragile heart is shattered or so he thinks. So he puts in for a transfer to any city and he ends up in St. Louis of all places. His first day he meets a sassy blonde named Bryn who lights his fuse instantly. After a 1 nighter they come face to face at his new fire station to which they figure out that they will be working together at the
Sassy Southern
Jul 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Mitch is looking to start over. New city, new life, and all without the woman he thought he loved. Thought being the operative word as just one look at Bryn and he realizes he had no clue what love truly was until her.

Bryn is done with men. Well, at least her recent boyfriend, now an ex, after he cheated one her. While celebrating a new tattoo, she meets Mitch and the chemistry is enough to scorch everything around them.

When Mitch and Bryn share an intense night together, both know they've found
Readers looking for a quick read full of sexiness, life and death circumstances, and an appealing couple you can’t help but root for will get all that and more in this exhilarating romance. With its hero from a previous installment in the Hysterics series, readers are familiar with Mitch and his coping with being dumped for a rockstar. In an attempt to move on he’s started over in a new city at a new firehouse where one of his new co-workers is the one-night stand who just left his bed. Brynn’s ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*An advance reading copy was provided to me in exchange for an honest review. *

These firefighters bring their own scorching heat in this story by Kristen Hope Mazzola. Brynn is the only female firefighter in her St. Louis firehouse and is finally off of “probie” status. Mitch has relocated from Florida, taking the first fire job that accepted him after his girlfriend dumps him for a rock star. They met at tattoo parlor, of all places, and have an immediate connection. They meet for a drink and t
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story! Bryn is a sweet and sassy female firefighter who has the respect of all the guys at her station. She has just finished her probationary term and is celebrating by getting herself a new tat. When in walks this delicious looking man. Mitch gets to chatting her up, we find out he just moved to the area and is also a firefighter and they decide to go out later that night. They have instant chemistry! Their scenes are burning up. They end up going back to his place and hooking up. ...more
Jennifer  Ingalls
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is part of a charity anthology and shouldn’t be passed up! It’s hot stuff! I really do love an anthology! This anthology provides great stories from a plethora of authors that allows me to read favorites and find new authors at the same time.
In Crash & Burn by Kristen Hope Mazzola you get to meet Mitch again and find out more about his story. In the crashing series we met Mitch, but this time we get to know him more and how he rebuilds his life after his girlfriend left him for a
Jodi Bird (Ruby Red Romance Review)
5 STAR Review by Jodi for Ruby Red Romance Review

I love this book. I love every single second of this amazing story. I love Bryn. She's a strong woman who wants to make it in a man's world. She's just finished as a probi for the fire department. Now it's time for her to do what she's always dreamed of. While getting her latest ink, Bryn meets Mitch. I love Bryn's character. She's sweet, sassy, and everything I wish I could be. She is going to make it in a job dominated by men. But she has eyes f
Kathy Wideman
This book is part of the Burn Me anthology as well as Kristen’s Crashing Back Down series. Mitch is starting over after the woman he thought he was going to spend the rest of his life left him. Bryn has just finished her probationary period as a firefighter. While getting a tattoo to commemorate this she meets Mitch. They hit it off and spend the night together. Only to realize the next day that they will be working at the same fire house, but no the same shift. They must decide if they want to ...more
Audra Adkins
Feb 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There's just something HOT about a firefighter... and when you put two of them together... well, let's go ahead and be cliched... because they burned the pages off! I absolutely loved everything about Crash & Burn except that it was too short ;) perfect in the format it was in... but I just always want MORE! I loved the chemistry right off the bat and then the sultry, sexy- correction, smokin' hot tension between Bryn & Mitch. Even though it was a short in the midst of other great storie ...more
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
For a short read it was steamy. This story can be found in the Burn Me Anthology to raise money for The Hope For Heroes Foundation (a good cause).
Two firefighters wronged and are brought together by fate.
This was a perfect story for the Burn Me Anthology. Two Firefighters burned by the ones they loved and are starting new. Mitch moved to start over and Bryn will be his new co-worker after they hit the sheets hot and heavy. Kristen you have given your characters passion and heart. Your writing
Feb 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
We get a taste of the love story that is Bryn Malloye and Mitch Katz....and I do mean just a taste. This is a novella jam packed with heat, lust, laughs and angst.

Ever have a fight with someone, say things you don't mean and then wish for a do over. There's some of that in here.

I will say what I love about KHM's female characters, they are usually strong and independent with a touch of girlie to them. They have jobs other than nurse, secretary and those other stereo types we sometimes see. And
Amanda McCalip
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for my honest review. This story can be found in the Burn Me Anthology to raise money for The Hope For Heroes Foundation (a good cause).

This was a fast read and I got everything I expected of this Novella. It was a good read and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. Bryn and Mitch meet and it's definitely like insta-lust-love. They are both wronged by the ones who came before them and wind up working together at the same fire house after they have a passionate night.
Gwen Shafer
Feb 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this one. Extremely well written with two great characters. I cant wait to hopefully get so much more from them. This is a novella about Mitch and Brynn. These two characters have very strong personalities and are in a very difficult line of work. Mitch is new to the city and looking to start over after his ex leaves him for a rockstar. Brynn is wanting to start over after her last boyfriend cheated on her. From the moment these two meet it is instant chemistry. You can easily ...more
Feb 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Crash and Burn is Mitch & Bryn’s story in a short, quick and hot novella. I need more from this couple. They are combustible and exploded when they got together. Kristen Hope Mazzola never disappoints with the characters she brings to life and these two are no different.

Mitch is still nursing a broken heart, so he’s left everything behind to start a new life in a new city at a new firehouse. Bryn is the only woman at the firehouse and has everyone’s respect. But the newest firefighter is to
Jan 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story. Both are firefighters. Bryn a sassy and tough, and Mitch is close to perfect and worthy of many swoons, as is anyone who binge watches Supernatural. Their connection felt natural and the sex is about as hot as those fires they put out.
Going in, I wasn't aware this was a short and I was so not prepared for this book to end. I want more!! With that said, very excited to know there will be more Mitch and Bryn in the near future.
What I love most though is the writing. I've read
Feb 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.6 from me on this one. ...

Mitch's fiance cheated on him, which of course, ended their relationship. He moves to another city to get away from everything and everybody. He's a firefighter and has accepted a new job in a new town. He seeks out the local tattoo parlor to try to cover over some existing ink. It's there he meets Bryn, who's also a firefighter.

While Bryn is at the tattoo parlor a hot guy walks in and they hit it off. One thing leads to another and know how that goes.

Feb 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books-2018
Crash & Burn by Kristen Hope Mazzola is short, sexy novella centering around firefighters Mitch and Brynn. Both of which have been hurt in the past.

From the moment that Brynn and Mitch meet they have an intense chemistry, a strong attraction to one another. What was only supposed to be a fling develops into more!!!

This story is EVERYTHING I LOVE about about insta-lust. This short story is SEXY AS HELL!!! Another thing I LOVED
#NoCondomsInBooks!!! Hell fucking yeah!!! This being my very firs
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Crash & Burn is in a boxed set called Burn Me Anthology, which is to reaide money for The Hope for Heroes Foundation.  Mitch & Bryn are both firefighters.  Bryn is the only female firefighter at her station.  They met at a tattoo place.  Sparks flew!  Surprising the place did not catch on fire!!  

This was a steamy fast read!  I can not wait to buy this set.
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Cheri Marie
Feb 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So far I’ve had the pleasure of reading Crash and Burn by Kristen Hope Mazzola and let me tell you, this story is HOT!

I mean who doesn't love a man in a uniform? Especially a firefighter!

Bryn and Mitch’s relationship starts out like fire and gasoline, hot and passionate. But like all good things, they have their rough patches.

Their story had just enough drama, twists, turns and a whole lot of heat! If you're looking for a 'quickie’ (see what I did there ;)) then this story and the other twelve
Linda Rea
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When Bryn is having her fireman tattoo done a gorgeous guy comes in and asked her out for a drink. Mitch has left everything and everyone he knows to get away from his cheating ex and he took the first job in a firehouse that offered it to him. Bryn makes Mitch forget he is alone but the next day when he sees her at the same firehouse he works in they decide to have a sex relationship on the down low but how long can they keep it a secret. I loved the chemistry between them and I am really looki ...more
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Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, lives in the suburbs of Tampa soaking up the sunshine while watching hockey or football at beach bars. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between. A portion of her royalties goes to the Marcie Mazzola Founda ...more
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