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Montana Fire (Small Town Romance, Book 1)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  238 Ratings  ·  103 Reviews
Jane West's life is perfectly average.

Perfectly boring.

Until Ty Strickland—Grade-A, smoking hot firefighter—moves in down the street. Then things get a little exciting, and not in the good, panty-melting sort of way. Not only does someone want her dead (seriously), she has to wrangle her out-of-control desires where the new neighbor is concerned, and convince her boss at t
Published June 28th 2018
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Kathy Heare Watts

I always enjoy a new series, and Small Town Romance starts off as a page-turner. The one thing that makes this story so different than most stories by Vanessa Vale is this is not a ménage story. What you will get is plenty of action and adventure, mystery and suspense, and a great cast of characters that will take you on a roller-coaster ride.

Jane West is a widow and mother to two young sons, Zach and Bobby. Her husband was a cheater, but before their divorce was final,
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Montana Fire is the first book in the Small Town Romance series, brand new and very exciting from Ms. Vale! Jane swears nothing exciting ever happens to her, as she has a steady job helping run an adult store, and two growing boys from her dead, cheating husband. No man, no sex, no mess, that is, until their new neighbor moves in. Ty has zings going all through her body, and while the attraction is there, he’s hesitant to jump into a relationship, especially since trouble seems to be following J ...more
Kay Daniels (Kay Daniels Romance)
A small town romance filled with big laughter, mystery, suspense, family, a hot fireman and free sex toy education. I loved every part of Montana Fire from beginning to end. Quirky secondary characters are a true love of mine and this book was filled with them and I honestly couldn't get enough. I caught myself laughing out loud so many times it was hard to set the book down when I had to go to work, make dinner, or basically function outside of wanting to hide and read.

Told completely from the
Jun 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Montana Fire by Vanessa Vale was a bit different than other books of hers I have read, but just as hot and steamy with a bit of suspense and lots of laugh out loud moments!

Jane West is a widowed mother of two. Though her husband, who died years ago, was cheating and they were ready to divorce, she has not had time for dating. Ty Strickland is new to town and is one sexy firefighter. He was sweet and sexy and great with Jane’s kids.

Jane has not dated since the death of her husband and Ty is not
Latrina J.
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Good Girls Get the Guy Too!!!

Montana Fire is the first book in a five book series. This book is funny, a huge difference from the last few books by Ms. Vale. This book to me seemed like a western, suspense, and comedy. This book is solely the prospective of the heroine. I laughed, until literally tears were blurred in my eyes. I love the humor, and the cute banter between all the characters. I enjoyed the suspense story line, and it’s “I didn’t see that coming” ending.

This book is heavy with ch
Janine - The World Was Hers for the Reading
Jane West led a boring, average life. Left a widow and single mother to two rambunctious boys when her cheating husband died in bed with another couple, she lives a normal life, even if part of that life is working at her mother in laws adult toy store. Things get a bit more exciting, however, when the sexy fireman, Ty Strickland moves in down the street.

Ty Strickland is looking for a quiet and normal life after serving multiple tours in the Middle East. He’s up for a bit of fun, but definitely
Jun 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This is the first in a new series by Vanessa Vale and it is starting out much different than her other series. First off, this is a contemporary romance set in a small town. But unlike her other books, this is not a ménage and there are also some comedic elements that are generally not found in her other books. What we do have are some outrageous characters including her mother-in-law Goldie that owns an adult toy store and has no problem giving out boxes of toys or advice to Jane. Mixed in with ...more
Amy Stephens
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I first discovered Vanessa Vale's Steele Ranch books and totally fell in love with them. Her style of writing, charming characters, and level of steam kept me glued to the pages. So, when I read about her upcoming Small Town Romance Series, I couldn't wait to dive into the first book, Montana Fire. Just as I'd hoped, Montana Fire was a real scorcher!!

I immediately got sucked into the first couple pages. It felt like a fun adventure with Jane. She was certainly a hoot and someone that I could see
B.L. Olson
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Vanessa Vale book and mannnn was I hooked by the first page! How could you not fall in love with a heroine who works at an adult store and has a run in with a hot fireman when she's explaining the pros and cons of several dildos?

Ty has had enough excitement to last him a lifetime after two tours in the military and a career as a fireman. When he moves in next door to a woman who has become a magnet for danger and has two hyper sons, he pushes away to avoid the potential shakeu
If you've read books by this author before, you know that she's known for certain types of books. Menage, Western theme, with a little BDSM thrown in for good measure. This is not one of those books! Totally different from the ones I've read before (granted, I've not read them all, but I've loved the ones I have read!), this book is about a small town, a firefighter, a widow, and a couple of garden gnomes. (Yes, you read that right. Gnomes.)

Jane is just a girl, living in a small town. She has tw
SBee Reviews
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Review Rating: 5.0 out of 5 stars

“A steamy-hot & suspenseful start to the series”

I received an Advance Reader Copy for MONTANA FIRE (Small Town Romance, Book #1) written by Vanessa Vale and voluntarily reviewed this book. This may be a small-town story, but it sure has a lot happening in its storyline! Jane West was minding her own business, running her ex-mother-in-law’s (ahem, well-stocked) adult toy store when her two boys come home all excited about news of their cool new neighbor, Mr.
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow a really good start to a Fabulous new Series of the Montana men, in a small town. It may be a small town but it still has hot and spunky men and in this book its a fireman named Ty
Jane West runs a store called Goldilocks, an adult store, and this is where she first meets she is showing some products to a customer and Ty is behind waiting ( i have to admit i had to do a chuckle to myself in parts of the book)she thought to be served, but he is not waiting he is there to inspect fire alarms an
Viper Spaulding
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my, this book has everything! At first glance, Jane is an ordinary single (widowed) mom to two rambunctious boys. Her new neighbor, Ty the hunky firefighter, quickly makes friends with her sons and finds that he’s a spectator to some of the most outlandish happenings imaginable!

Once all the seemingly unrelated events are connected, both Jane and Ty find themselves in the midst of a murder mystery that threatens Jane’s life and Ty’s threadbare patience. Throughout it all, the story has a stro
Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I received a free copy of this book from the author.

They grown them handsome in Montana.  Ty is no exception except Jane doesn't really have time for a relationship.  Ty doesn't even want one.  LOL  These two!  This book has comedy, romance, and suspense wrapped all into one book. 

I enjoyed reading this new story by Vanessa Vale.  These two characters are put through the ringer but they definitely come out on top.  The Mother-in-Law in this book is hilarious!  I've never met one like her.  hahah
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This is my first Vanessa Vale so I have nothing to go by when it comes to her other stories. But I have to say I did enjoy this story. It has a nice build to it. There is a mystery to it. And a hot fireman too. I love the family and Jane works at a wonderful store. HAHA, that caught me at first.

Jane is not someone that has had a lot of men in her life, period. She is a mother of two wonderful little boys and is doing the single mother thing. She has a great support system and enjoys her life.
Chitra *CJ*
"Montana Fire" is the story of Jane and Ty.
A love? story between a adult toy shop owner and a firefighter, this book can only be described by me as a combination of weird and confusing.
We have our heroine, single mom with two boys owning a sex toy shop- which she inherited from her MIL.
A firefighter hero who exists for purposes of being drooled upon, saving the heroine and running away.
Bull semen.
Murder mysteries.
Attempts on life.
Sexual frustration.
Sex toys and anal talk.
Horny obsessive OM and h
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
For a while now I've been impressed by what Vanessa Vale has done with the shorter menage books of hers I've read. I loved that she puts so much romance and heat and just great story telling in so few pages. But Montana Fire was something completely different from what I've read by her before. It was longer and had no menage and yet was just as amazing. I now feel like I could pick up anything by her and know that I'm going to love it.

This book was so very funny. I was pleasantly surprised by a
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Montana Fire is the first book in the Small Town Romance Series and is a fantastic start to the series! This romance was a little different from other books that I have read by Vanessa Vale and I loved it! BTW I still love the other books that I have read by this author too.

This is Jane West and Ty Strickland’s (“a smoking hot firefighter”) story and what a story. It was written with a lot of humor. There are some cute & LOL moments, some suspenseful moments, and some pretty hot scenes betw
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I love everything by this author!! Now I have not read every book by her but the ones that I have read I love. Jane West leads a boring life in the middle of Montana. She runs an adult store with her meddling mother-in-law. Jane is a widower and the mother of two rowdy boys. When a hot as sin firefighter moves in up the street from her her average, boring life gets a lot more exciting, in a bad way. Ty is the sexy firefighter and is just as taken with her and her two boys. Accidents keep happen ...more
Dawn Herrera
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, reviews
Montana Fire by Vanessa Vale is a great small town romance with some mystery, a bit of suspense and a very hot and sexy storyline. A very well written story that captures you from the very beginning and keeps you hooked till the very end. The characters are a great group, one very hot alpha fireman, one sexy mother of two who just seems to find a bit of trouble. Then there is her colorful boss Goldie who is one very fun and entertaining character you will definitely love. I absolutely recommend ...more
April Symes
Montana Fire by Vanessa Vale is a small town romance that is big on heat, family and laughter. Jane West is a widowed mother of two. Jane’s husband was a cheater and she was in the process of divorcing him when he died. Since then she hasn’t gone out with anyone and just makes sure she is the best mother to her children. She works with her mother-in-law, Goldie at a sex shop and OMG just the scenes with her working there are insanely funny. Ty Strickland is new to Bozeman. He has moved there to ...more
Rose Howse
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Jane is the widowed mother of sons Zach and Bobby who live one house away from new neighbor Ty Strickland. The first meeting of Ty and Jane takes place in the adult sex toy store Goldielocks, in Bozeman, Montana. After giving a lady customer examples of different dildos while a Fireman patiently waits his turn for her attention, he introduces himself as Ty the inspector for the business's fire safety equipment. The next thing she knows, Jane brings her boys to the breakfast at the local firehous ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars from Brianna!

Vanessa Vale has a brand new series out and you can't miss this one... sexy, suspenseful, dangerous, intense, predictable, sweet. Such a great way to start to this series with one unforgettable couple in Jane and Ty. Montana Fire lit up my e-reader, made my heart flutter, had me laughing then gasping for air, and left my kindle practically sizzling at times with all the tension.

She's a single mom with an extended family that's meddling in her love life, especially when it co
Hsu Lee
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily offered to review this book with no obligations and my opinions are honest
The characters + storytelling were very captivating
Jane is a single mom w/ 2 adorable boys.
Ty is their hottie neighbor.
When Jane finds a vial hidden in a gnome, it turns her world upside down.
Now, Jane's life is in danger.
But she is not going down w/o a fight.
The author pulls you into her world + she does not intend to let you go
The storytelling + the character's build were awesome!
It has all the ingredients
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
4 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, suspense, and heartbreak.

This is Jane and Ty’s story. Jane works at the small town’s only adult toy store. Her matchmaking boss makes it hard for her to be around. When her life falls into danger who is going to protect her? Will it be the hot neighbor firefighter? As she spends more time with him she falls for him. But someone is determined to take her out. Will she survive falling for Ty or will the danger make sure she doesn’t?

Cindy Hughes
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic Small Town Romance!

Wow! What a great start to a new series!
I loved Montana Fire! Vanessa has a way of writing that draws you in to the story and keeps you reading until the end! I love small town romances and this one was great! It has a great storyline and wonderful characters!
Ty and Jane made a great couple and her boys were adorable!
There is some mystery, suspense, laughs and hot, steamy sex!
Montana Fire was a fabulous start to what I think will be a wonderful series!
I can’t wait f
Shirley Linn
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a small town romance with a smoking, hot firefighter and an amazing single mom of two mischievous boys. Ty puts out fires for a living but, he can't put out the sparks that fly between him and Jane. This is a steamy, hot page turner, with loveable characters and a suspenseful storyline. I would definitely recommend this book.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Pamela Lunder
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this new series. This book is the best start. Jane is such a sweet person. She has her hands full with those two boys of hers. I loved their antics and tricks. Ty is the sexy firefighter who lives next door. He wants Jane but doesn't want a commitment. Th his book has so much to offer. Love, mystery, laughter and lots of family drama. Great book. I look forward to the other books in this series.Loved
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I will be honest and admit I am a huge fan of Vanessa Vale's writing. Have I read EVERYTHING? No, I have 2-3 books left to read. I find her books to be well written, exciting, and the characters always have unique personalities and backstories. Thus, this is another series that I am so looking forward to. If you are looking for a new book, series or author to fall in love with this is a safe bet in the world of ebooks. And if you like menage' her Steele Ranch and Bridgewater County series are AM ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very enjoyable romantic suspense read. With a fun plot, a bit of heat, a lot of humor and a great cast of characters, this book has plenty going for it. Jane is just your average widowed mother of two....until she isn't. Her life begins to go in a whole different direction when she meets firefighter Ty. With mystery, danger and a tongue-in-cheek attitude, this is a very pleasurable read. I really liked this book and look forward to the next book in this series. I'm posting an honest, v ...more
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Vanessa Vale is the USA Today bestselling author of over forty books, sexy romance novels, including her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances featuring unapologetic bad boys who don't just fall in love, they fall hard. When she's not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, a ...more