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Flirting with Fire

(Blue Collar Brothers #1)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  2,405 ratings  ·  452 reviews
Everyone knows that if you play with fire you'll end up getting burned…

What happens when you attend a first responder's bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like me, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush.

That's right. Even back when I was 'Fatty Maddie' to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quar
ebook, 289 pages
Published September 13th 2018 (first published August 24th 2018)
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Erin Remen
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a great book! I absolutely adored the characters. The sarcasm and teasing was right up my alley. The character development and interaction was emotional and real. A girl with not a lot of love for herself, pining for the sexy boy who appears to have it all. One encounter changes everything and years pass and people change, or not. Second chances are what it's all about and the characters take full advantage. A sexy fireman with a dream of flipping houses, meets his match with a girl fr ...more
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Gab Mce
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Let me just start by saying that the longer you are made to wait for something, the better it will be once you get your hands on it. Maddie is the perfect Piper Rayne character. She is the epitome of the wallflower in High School that many can identify with and offers you a glimpse at the life that can be after High School is over. She is strong, beautiful on the inside and out, intelligent and lives with insecurities most of us can identify with. I for one am Maddie, I felt her pain, I felt her ...more
Sep 03, 2018 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Authors***

Is it a second chance romance if only one of the people involved remember the first chance?

Mauro and Madison went to high school together. Sort of. He was a Senior, she was a Sophomore with a giant crush on him. They have a quick moment while he's drunk, and he doesn't remember it the next day.

So, 11 years later, she's still hurt and he's just a little clueless as to why. He sees a gorgeous woman who bid on him at a bachelor auction seems to want nothing to do w
Apr 09, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2020
This gave me Fix her up vibes. Both books have a theme of fixing and renovating houses, and both of the main female characters had a long-lasting crush on the main male character. Flirting with fire felt more serious and realistic and by far less dramatic comparing to Fix her up.

Alice-Elizabeth (marriedtobooks)
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A romance novel about Mauro and Maddie, former high school students who now as adults, find their paths reconnecting after a bachelor auction. Maddie used to have a crush on Mauro, yet trying to figure out why he didn't feel the same as teens. This was an OK read, I didn't like the main characters at times. Maddie was really bringing herself down in almost every chapter which felt quite repetitive.
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What a fun start to the series I honestly don't know who I enjoyed more the three Bianco brothers, Mauro, Cristian, and Luca, or the three girl friends, Madison, Lauren, and Vanessa. Each brought something to the table, not only their fun banter but also some intrigue as to what they are hiding because each of them seems to be hiding a little something.
Nov 06, 2018 rated it liked it
A Solid 3.5 Stars from Me

This was an enjoyable light contemporary romance with of course a HEA. My first book by the author, and it's a read that means I will be trying her other books.

The author gives us ex-high school Jock Mauro Bianco who is now a firefighter and Madison Kelly high school nerd and Miss Invisible to Mauro her long term crush - although the adult version of her certainly doesn't escape his notice.

Outside the first date and his (slightly annoying-ish) attempts to get Madison to
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Boring and annoying!

This book was boring right from the start. I was really going to like it since the premise of the story sounded really good - girl lives boy most of her life, they have their first kiss. But here is where it falls apart - bit is apparent drunk and doesn't remember the kiss. Fast forward ten years and girls friend his on boy for girl at auction for a date. They go on date and boy ends up being a douche-canoe. Then there is the whole annoying other woman thing where the other w
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

Piper Rayne is back with the first book in a brand new series this is gonna have you swooning hard and completely smitten...and begging for the next after the last page turns.

Flirting With Fire was a sexy, sweet, intense, heart pounding, suspenseful romance that had me in my feelings right from the start and left me wanting so much more when the last word was typed.

She's always wanted him but that was never going to happen until one night changed everything. It's been years and their liv
Angela James
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mauro and Maddie are my favorite couple yet! This story set my heart ablaze. Maddie is a knock out that doesn't even realize it because of past insecurities, she's crushed on Mauro since high school but being two years his junior and a super nerd they didn't run in the same circles. She did have one special memory of days gone by but unfortunately for him, he doesn't even remember. Mauro has his work cut out for him but they've already started out on the wrong foot. But date has other ideas and ...more
Bree Hill
Jan 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
I really really swooned with this romance.

Nerdy girl from high school is an adult now and is finally getting her chance with the guy she crushed hard on in high school.

Mauro (the hero) as an adult is CRAZY over Maddie. It is so sweet.

My only gripe is Maddie’s constant self-loathing. I wanted to yell GET OVER IT SHEESH.

Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Piper Rayne fans are going to be extremely happy (and hot) when they get ahold of this one!!

Flirting with Fire is releasing on September 13th!
Dora Koutsoukou
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4,5 ❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️🔥❤️ M&Ms 🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️❣️❣️❣️ ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
**I voluntarily read an early copy of this title compliments of the author in exchange for an honest review**

Piper Rayne never fails to entertain me with their books and this first book in the Blue Collar Brothers series is no exception. It was a blazing start to this new series!

This book had me from the prologue. I saw so much of myself in heroine Madison, as she carried the insecurities she developed in high school into her adulthood. The other thing she carried into adulthood was her continue
Piper Rayne
Sep 13, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)


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Flirting with Fire was the first book in Piper Rayne’s Blue Collar Brothers series.

The plot starts out with a flashback with a high school scene where Mauro Bianco was a senior, gorgeous, an athlete and uber popular. Maddison “Maddie” Kelly was a sophomore, a geek and all around awkward. Fast forward nine years and the two meet again when Maddie’s best friend bids on Mauro at a charity auction for a date with Maddie. Mauro was now a firefighter, still gorgeous and an eligible bache
Nov 07, 2018 marked it as not-interested
Again, I was saved from a boring, annoying reading by my friend Paula. I am feeling sorry for her because she’s getting to read these awful reads alone. But I appreciate her reviews so much.
Home. Love. Books.
Cute romance, annoying secondary characters

I was really on the fence about this book, but ultimately I had to go ahead with a 3 star rating. I just spent too much of the book annoyed to go any further than that.
That’s not to say I didn’t like parts of the book. I actually did like our heroine Maddie. She’s a smart girl, is in business for herself, she can be funny at times. I also totally get her insecurities, she was a geeky girl when she was young, ignored, made fun of, overweight, so she ca
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"I've daydreamed about our wedding and he doesn't even know my name."

This was my introduction to Piper Rayne. I couldn't resist after reading the synopsis. I confess, being married to a firefighter myself, I'm drawn to stories that feature them. Don't tell my hubby, but if Mauro was at his station I might visit just to do a little recreational ogling.

What I was not expecting was to fall in love with the support characters as much as the main characters. The Bianco brothers and Maddie's roomm
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just read "The End" and I want to turn back to the beginning and start all over again.
I am in love with this book and I can't wait for the rest of the series!!
This book was so fun and flirty and HOT. I can see myself rereading this book... like once a month. Seriously, when does the next book release?!
OMG! I fell so damn hard for Mauro, Cristian, and Luca! Don’t ask me to pick a favorite because it’s impossible! The Blue Collar Brothers series is addicting, sexy, hilarious, and just so damn smart! A true binge-worthy series that will leave you wanting more! I can’t wait to pick up my next Piper Rayne romance!
Bibliophile  Chloe
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Blue Collar Brothers Series

Oh Piper and I love thee!!!

Each series of books they write just get better and better!!

Flirting With Fire is the first book in the Blue Collar Brothers Series and what a helluva way to start!!

This is the story of Mauro and Madison.  A chance encounter in high school.  The nerdy girl and the football star.  This is a story that hits you right at the prologue! 

Madison has carried her insecurities since high school. She has also carried a crush on Mauro s
This one grew on me the more that I read it. My heart broke for Maddie and how she saw herself. I loved that her roommates tried to change that, heck even Mauro tried after he saw what Maddie was doing to herself. By that time I loved him for Maddie, but I wasn't sure at the start, he was just a bit too cocky. But as Maddie and Mauro worked on their project you could see both of them changing them, sharing more and finding out how much they really like the other person. I really liked the ending ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I really loved everything about this book. From the story to the characters and the side characters, everything was awesome

We all have that one guy we had a crush on in high school. For Maddie it was Mauro Bianco. He was her dream guy and when he got drunk at a party and asked her for a ride home, it just made her life. That night she thought they shared something, but the next day it was like nothing happened. Now years later Maddie and her friends are at an auction and guess who is up for auct
G (heartbooked)
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Giving this pretty a 4.9 Stars. Once in a while, I love to read a neat romance book that’s not so full on crazy but just sharing the progress of a beautiful relationship in a mature way with hints of good natured sense of humour. It’s what I loved about this book.

Maddie is as sweet as they come. Had some issues of feeling rejected or unwanted in her high school years. She has blossomed into the beautiful swan that’s known by those who truly love her and have her back. Mauro... oldest of the 3 B
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Piper Rayne has done it yet again. They gave me a fantastic story with great characters and a beautiful romance that I enjoyed reading so much.

Madison and Mauro are a couple that I'm going to think about, and fawn over how amazing they were, for a long time to come. I feel like Piper Rayne outdid themselves with these two. Madison is this smart, driven, and beautiful both inside and out kind of woman. She's always loved Mauro and her infatuation took me back to the days when I had those grade sc
Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
I have so much love for this book and you will too once you read this amazing story about second chances! Mauro and Maddie have moved to my favorite Piper Rayne couple because they were so relatable and honest! This story had heart, laugh out loud moments(after all it's Piper Rayne) and a second chance at love that will have you under a spell while reading..... you won't be able to let it go until you read those dreaded words..... THE END! This is one book you want to one-click right away!
Amanda Steward
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg I loved this book. I love firefighters police and EMT’s. Especially the Chicago Fire PD and Med shows but any show that had any or all those listed. These two characters were so likable. I instantly fell for all these actually and I can’t wait to read the other books to see what this author has in store. This is my first book by this author and as it looks won’t be my last.
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it

Flirting with Fire (Blue Collar Brothers 1) by Piper Rayne
Standalone first in a Series about brothers. 
4.25 stars

Flirting with Fire is the first in the Blue Collar Brothers Series, and my first Piper Rayne book. After reading this, I don’t think it will be my last, I am looking forward to more from the whole crew.
"I've daydreamed about our wedding and he doesn't even know my name." 

When Madison Kelly was back in High School, she had a major crush on Mauro Bianco, who was two
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