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Flirting with Fire

(Blue Collar Brothers #1)

4.3  ·  Rating details ·  543 Ratings  ·  191 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
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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
This review is for my friend Rejane who was anxiously awaiting whether to read it or not. In my opinion, this one was a waste of time! The second book was far better then this 1st one!Sorry hon!

Why? Because I am starting to think that this Author has a theme of writing the same characters over & over again with unlikable characters! Reading the first few chapters made me want to DNF right away because I could not stand Maddie's poor-me & self loathing attitude. It took halfway into the
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
Carla Bulian
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
3,6. MEH :(
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
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
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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. In
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 🌟🌟🌟!!
Dora Koutsoukou
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
4,5 ❤🔥❤🔥❤🔥❤ M&Ms 🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣❣❣❣ ...more
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!
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
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
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
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 roommat
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
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
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another really great read from these ladies. Enjoyed both the story and the characters. Iv been patiently waiting for the Bianco brothers and I wasn’t disappointed. M&M were really great together. While she was pretty insecure about herself, Mauro made sure to do all he could to make her feel better. Loved having all the secondary characters as well. Added so much to the story. Definitely looking forward to the next book! This one ended on a pretty big cliffhanger so I need to know what happ ...more
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
Allyson ☘️
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?!

I’m jumping ahead of myself here, but I cannot wait for Lauren’s book!!! I know I should be gushing all over M&M, and I will, but I gotta shout about Lauren for a minute- she kind of stole the show for me, I love her. If any fictional character was my spirit animal it would be her. Lennon may just have some competition as my favorite PR heroine.
Alright, let’s do this...

Flirting with Fire is a fun and flirty second chance romance..or is it?

Madison and Mauro, aka known as M&M, had on
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this read. I hate high school reads especially when it involves meanness. In the high school years I thought Mauro would be a big jerk but I didn’t think he was. Madison was the nerdy girl. She has issues from high school as they called her Fatty Maddie but she has blossomed as a grown up.
Seriously though a series about 3 hot Italian brothers (oh la la) who each work in a different emergency service provider. A fireman, police officer and a paramedic. First of a
Nicole Lynn Hoefs
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! I'm giving it 4 out of 5 stars. This review is for an ARC, and reflects my honest opinion.

I have to say, I think Madison was the character I've connected with the most so far from the books I've read by Piper Rayne. She was a nerd in high school (and still kind of was in the present), but more importantly, she was an amazing person. She was so nice, funny, thoughtful, etc. I'd love to be friends with her in real life. As for Mauro, I really liked his character as well.
Shasta Hope
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book!!!

This by far was one of my favorites to add to the list of all the Piper Rayne novels I have read. They seriously crushed it with this one and it left you with your own flames to put out!!!

Madison "Maddie" Kelley was your typical ugly duckling in high school. Braces? Check! Glasses? Check! A little on the heavy side with thick hips? Check! So when she is forced by her best friend to attend a senior non bon fire party, she feels like th
Amanda Adams 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.
Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle, romance
** 4.5 stars **

If sleep wasn't important I would have finished this in one sitting. I stayed up until 3AM this morning reading, and finished off the rest when I woke up. Flirting with Fire was my first Piper Rayne read and I can’t wait to read more!!

Full review will be live in September 14
Piper Rayne
Sep 13, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)


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Melissa B
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!
Karina  Gabriela
Sep 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is why I love this, drama, twists, and great characters!
The story is funny too, in fact I had to stop reading for a while because my laughing woke up my "grumpy hubby"
There's no way I won't remember M and certain song! Lol! It was hilarious!
I totally "saw" that happening!
Nice, nice book! Another hit, that got me already thinking about a "police officer"... I need now #2!
Pretty please?
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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have "Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle" ( caught us, that's our tagline). A little about us... We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We're both married to husb ...more

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