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Lighting Fire

(Californian Wildfire Fighters #1)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  90 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Sookie Logan is interested in one thing and Chase Kingston is not it. A fiercely independent helicopter pilot for the National Guard, Sookie is back in her hometown to fly her copter and help fight a fire, not to hook up with some junior firefighter from Alaska. Especially when this particular firefighter works for her brother, the one person in the world who’s let her dow ...more
Published August 16th 2018
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Cali Jewel
Sep 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Highly entertaining, sexy fun, sweetly emotional and engaging romantic adventure filled with so much passion and heroic action...... could not put it down, was riveted to my eReader from beginning to end.

Sookie Logan is a sexy, smart, fun and awesome helicopter pilot .... Chase Kingston is a sexy, charming, fun and off limits firefighter who works for her brother. Loved this exciting and engaging late night reading experience.
Cathy Geha
Lighting Fire by Leslie North
California Wildfire Fighters #1

Quick easy read ~ Sizzling chemistry between Sookie and Chase but both come with baggage and difficulty with trust.

Sookie flies for the National Guard and has been sent to help firefighters where her estranged brother and part of his team have been sent to assist local firefighters with wildfires. The book discusses a bit of the past of the characters, has the meet-cute and then the developing relationship that they both agreed would b
Amanda (Books, Life and Everything Nice)
Thank you to NetGalley, Leslie North and the publisher for an ebook copy to review. As always, an honest review from me.

Lighting Fire is a quick intense steamy read. Sookie and Chase meet while fighting an intense wildfire. Sparks fly but they are determined to not get involved for a multitude of reasons.

The setup is fairly typical not that it’s a bad thing, but I was hoping for a bit more depth and less cliches. I think my main critique is that Chase is such an arrogant player. And the male eg
Diane Saul
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Chase is a hot shot firefighter who has a love em and leave em attitude towards women. Sookie has returned to her hometown as a National Guard helicopter pilot to help fight a forest fire. Sookie and Chase decide they can have a no strings relationship. Things get complicated fast.

This is a sexy, fast read romance. Thank you to net galley for an advanced readers copy.
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book one in a new series called Californian Wildfire Fighters it is a well-written book that I liked reading. I know I want to read the next book in this series. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Aug 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Omg, One word is needed for this one ladies and gents.....firefighter!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yummy, steamy, protective, tall and handsome firefighter. I really liked this oen.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Marsha Spohn
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

Lighting Fire is a smokin’ hot romance between two people who didn’t intend to have more than a very temporary fling, and maybe to poke a bit at Sookie’s brother and Chase’s boss as an added bonus. As their fling quickly becomes something more, and something neither expected, the question becomes what do they do with the emotions they have for each other. The past doesn’t always stay neatly in the past where it belongs. Trusting each other becomes just as important a
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sookie works for the National Guard and has come back to her hometown for work because of the fires that are out of control. Her first day there she runs into Chase who hits on her before she even has her feet on the ground. Chase is mesmerized by Sookie and he doesn't know who she is until he runs into her when he is out with his boss. Then he learns that she is his boss's kid sister which should put her off limits but it just makes her even more desirable to him. At first Sookie wanted nothing ...more
Viper Spaulding
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a truly hot romance set amid the wildfires in California.

Chase knows he's playing with fire by pursuing his chief's younger sister, but she's impossible to resist. Sookie couldn't care less what her brother thinks, as long as Chase is willing to keep it simple she's happy to enjoy a fling with him. Until the helicopter pilot and the hotshot firefighter have to battle their own feelings while fighting an ever-growing fire.

The intense chemistry these two have leads to some really hot scen
Julianne Macneil
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the first book in a new series about firefighters from Alaska who travel to California to help with wildfires. In this book, Chase is a junior firefighter and has a reputation as being a playboy back in Alaska. When Chase meets the pilot of the helicopter that is also being used to track the fire, he is attracted to her right away, only she shoots him down. Later when they meet again at the local diner, he learns Sookie is also the sister of hi ...more
Kristen Lewendon
Sep 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Both Chase and Sookie have been scarred by romantic entanglements in their pasts. And, while they’re highly attracted to each other, neither one is prepared to take on a series commitment. Trying to work together to fight a wildfire while juggling their affair and other family dynamics leads to some unexpected complications that could either bring them together or tear them apart. There’s not much I love more than watching fate take down a pair of lovers who are determined to keep everything bet ...more
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.35 stars
Volunteers are needed so Captain Hank and some of the members of his Alaskan firefighting crew, including the youngest man Chase, head down to Hank’s hometown to assist. When they first arrive at the airport, Chase is immediately attracted to the way a pilot is landing a helicopter. When he sees that the pilot is a woman, he is shocked and instantly begins to chat her up. Sookie is the gorgeous pilot that turns Chase down flat but that is not her only connection to Chase’s firehouse. S
Aug 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm giving this book a total of 3.5 stars, it's not one of my favorites written by this author. Sookie and Chase have really hot chemistry and she has a brother who feels all territorial even though they don't have the relationship to back that up. It's a very quick read so if you are looking for something to fill your afternoon, then this might be a book for you. What I didn't enjoy was how predictable the book was as it went on. I would much rather turn the page and then be like "oh my, that r ...more
Karen Roma
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lighting Fire is the first book in Leslie North’s brand new California Wildfire Fighters series and is jam-packed with sizzling passion and emotional turmoil too! The book definitely lives up to its name, and not just because of the combustible chemistry between the lead characters, but also due to the raging inferno that leads an Alaskan crew of fire-fighters south to battle an unpredictable foe.

The plot is good and the story is easy to follow with enough tension and angst to balance the unquen
Signi Siemens
Sep 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Always a good read!!

Always look forward to reading a book and series by Leslie North because I know that it and they will have everything I look for for an "enjoyable" reading experience! They have a good solid story, characters that are real and you can relate to, excitement and suspense and especially romance.......intense attraction and sexy hotness which in this book sparks between sexy firefighter Chase Kingston and National Guard pilot Sookie Logan! What is only intended to be a "fling" en
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this! Sookie is determined to keep her independence as a female chopper pilot for the National Guard. She likes her well ordered life, but her life is upended when she is sent to her home town to aid the firefighters. She never expects to find her brother called in, and she definitely isn't interested in the super hot fireman that is part of his crew. Once Chase sets his eyes on Sookie he decides he has to have her, ignoring his captains threats. They can't deny their chemistry, and soon t ...more
Miriam Wolfe
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is a voluntary review of an advanced copy.

What a fun romance with a bit of drama added in as they are fighting a raging fire. Chase and his fellow Alaskan firefighters traveled to California to Hank's home town to help out. When Chase sees the sexy helicopter pilot, he is intrigued until he finds out that she is Hank's sister.

Since they both are gun shy about relationships, they feel that they can have a no strings fling until things get complicated.

There was a great HEA and I am looking fo
Sep 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sookie flies helicopters for the National Guard, and guards her heart intensely over past hurts. Fighting a fire in Sookie's hometown isn't the only thing she will fight, when her brother Hank and his firefighting crew come to town. Chase fights fires, is a hot playboy, then moves on to the next fire and the next fling. The sparks are fast and furious between them from the first meeting. A bit of drama, then a quick HEA, there isn't much in the way of depth to their romance, but it is a short fu ...more
Debbie Caswell
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sookie doesn't care what her brother thinks when she has a steamy affair with Chase one of his firefighters Chase knows he's dicing with trouble getting involved with his Chiefs younger sister but they are both willing to just have fun after all it isn't anything serious But when the two of them have to battle a series wildfire together that isn't the only thing igniting they may like to pretend it isn't serious but it oh so is. Will these two people who don't want to admit their love be able to ...more
Aug 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another super read from Leslie this is the first book in a new series and I am looking forward to reading more. This is Sookie and Chase's book these two were smoking hot together they had so much chemistry, Chase knows he is asking for trouble pursuing the chief little sister but there is just something about her he cannot keep away. Sookie is out just to have some fun and is looking for a no strings affair and Chase ticks all her boxes plus it will annoy her brother. Both of these have their i ...more
Aug 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
While Chase fights fires on the ground Sookie provides support in the sky. These two are perfect for each other. Even though they have both been hurt in the past they still hold out hope for a happily ever after. They may not be quick to admit it but they are both in search of the same thing. What started of a fling soon turns into something more and they can no longer deny the feelings that have grown between them. I loved reading this story and look forward to reading the next book in this ser ...more
Sep 02, 2018 rated it liked it
Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot!!!

I think that is the only way to describe this book. It was a really enjoyable and quick read - yes its light and fluffy ( and seriously raunchy in places), but that is exactly what I was in the mood for when I decided to read this. Its not one for younger readers due to the nature of the book. The plot was rather simplistic and some bits were simply laughable but I will definitely be checking out the rest of the series as it seems that there is an overall story line that
Chase, a hotshot firefighter, knows that he is asking for trouble by chasing his Chief's younger sister, Sookie, but he can't resist her charms. Sookie, who is a helicopter pilot for the National Guard, is okay with it as long as it's just a fling. She is afraid of anything more and of losing her independence. They have to battle their feelings for each other while they're battling an ever growing fire. I don't want to give any spoilers, but I highly recommend this book. This book is also a stan ...more
Margaret McGovern
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Excellent contemporary hotshot firefighter romance. This story is about various types of relationships. Sookie ran away from her hometown to find herself. Eventually, she became a pilot in the National Guard. Her job brings her back to her hometown due to uncontrolled fires. Chase has known heartache. He is a hotshot firefighter to prove himself. He and Sookie share a spark but both are weary. I enjoyed this story. I received a complementary copy of this book and chose to write a review. I look ...more
Book Him Danno
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Lighting Fire is a easy very predictable romance story by Leslie North. I found nothing to be profound or remarkable about these characters and couldn't help but roll my eyes several times while reading the story.
Sexual tension, than sex and more sex and somewhere there is a story in their about two people who find it difficult to trust anyone.
I have found for this reader personally that Leslie North is hit or miss with me.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of Leslie North Ligh
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
When firefighter, Chase, volunteers to leave his post in alaska and tackle a wildfire raging in Cedar springs, he leaves with his boss and a crew to take action. Soon the pilot, Sookie, grabs his attention and his heart but with the raging fire outside, Sookie’s brother causing problems and their no strings fling all getting out of control will it work out?

This is the first of Leslie’s books I have read and hell it won’t be the last! Loved it. Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for this
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Penny Ellgass
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sookie flies Black Hawk choppers for the national guard, she heads to her home town that she left behind 6 years ago to help with a fire.
Chase is a Hotshot from Alaska that came done to CA to help with the same fire. They light sparks of their own and agree to a fling while in town.
The fire grows and everyone becomes more worried. Read to see if the fire can be stopped, either fire.
This is the first book in a new series can't wait for the next one.

I received a free copy of this book via Bookspr
Sep 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I voluntarily reviewing it.

This is the first book of this series and it was a nice read. The plot flowed smoothly and it sets the scene for other books of this series. I enjoy the dual POV that the book is written in. Getting to know Sookie and Chase and their journey to HFN was a pleasurable experience. The book is one that I would recommend to anyone who loves to read first responder (firefighter) romance.
Isha Coleman
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
She's playing with the big boys and determined she won't get burned. Let the fireworks begin. Leslie North is back with a scorcher of a read. Lighting Fire shoots off sparks at every turn. Chase and Sookie could be each others heaven, if they can make it through the hell headed their way. Sookie is a woman with a great may strengths, but Chase could be her downfall in more ways then one. Flame-worthy reading.
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