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Melt With You

(Into The Fire #8)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  175 ratings  ·  99 reviews

A wedding, a one-night stand, and no happily-ever-after.
That’s how it all started with Max Channing.
Along comes another cliché – a second chance.
A year later, I’m about to face Christmas alone when tall, dark & s*xy as h*ll Max shows up again.
Our lives are worlds apart. He’s a billionaire tech investor. I’m a hotshot firefighter.
Nothing about us makes any sense.
Published November 27th 2018
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Nov 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Two people, made untrusting by past relationships meet and feel an instant chemistry and connection. It's like a lightning strike that's over as fast as it started. Fast forward a year and they find themselves thrown back together and the attraction is still too strong to ignore. But trust won't come easy and obstacles are thrown in their way from the beginning. What came from that was a sweet story with great characters and a plot that holds the readers attention.

Harlow is one of those easy to
Tanja Kezmic
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This story is about two people trying to avoid getting hurt. I loved that Max was detriment to make Harlow see that what they feel is something special and worth the struggle. For a playboy he sure was a softy when Harlow was his focus.

I love that she was a firefighter. It was such a struggle to see her pain with remembering what happened to her. And I was so happy to see her A-HA moment when she decided that Max was the one for her. And once again I was so happy to read about the beauty that i
Ana Rita
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lord have mercy... Have mercy on me because I want more time to read.
I've been devouring books non stop and I can't get enough. And guess what? I have a new book... A new book... Oh boy.
I was waiting for a book from this author for a while now and I couldn't start it fast enough.
J.H. Croix is the best. Her writing is raw and intense, full of love, desire and so much more. I can't possibly explain the good it feels to read a book from her.
Melt With You is her latest release and it's the eight
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This is my first book by J. H. Croix and I enjoyed the story of Harlow and Max. I love a second chance story and these two certainly made each other work for their chance at happiness. Both of them had been burned by previous relationships and were wary of getting involved but their attraction was just too much to deny.

Harlow seems to have her life together; a good job, some good friendships forming and a lovely home in Alaska (I did ask myself who would voluntarily live somewhere so cold! But I
Christine C
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
So Max and Harlow are both friends with Owen and Ivy, a couple getting married at the beginning of the book. Max is tasked with picking up Harlow from the airport and is instantly attracted to her. They end up having one night together before he has to leave for a business emergency, and they don’t see each other again until a year later.
Max is apparently a billionaire businessman investor but instead of being the stereotypical novel billionaire he actually *works* which is a nice change. He was
Max Channing and Harlow May can't seem to keep their hands off one another despite their heads telling them to run the other way if they hope to remain unaffected. But who listens to reason when their magnetism is enough to pull them together repeatedly and their chemistry is hot enough to start a forest fire? A year goes by after their one night and they're just as drawn to one another now as they were before. Max is determined to have more time with Harlow and he'll do everything he can to per ...more
Books Laid Bare
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A new to me author that I am pleased to say totally won me over, this was everything I wanted in a romance.
Max Channing doesn’t do relationships, we’ll up until he claps eyes on Harlow that statement might have been true but one look and this relation phobe is seriously reconsidering his usual MO, because he definitely fancies getting to Harlow a lot better!
Max is helping ferry guests to the lodge for his friend’s wedding when he first sees Harlow, she may have been the last to turn up but she w
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Conflicting emotions and heated desire constantly affect a couple in the latest Into the Fire story, where their romantic journey has plenty of ups and downs. J.H. Croix never makes it completely easy for her characters to find lasting happiness, and each hurdle along the way is always very conceivable. All developments in MELT WITH YOU are cleverly imagined with realistic circumstances.

When two wedding attendants hook up for a very enjoyable evening before going their separate ways, there was n
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Fast pace and so hot!!! Truly enjoyed Harlow and Max’s story! Especially loved the instant chemistry and the fact that the story is set close to the Holidays.
Harlow had a financially secure upbringing but it was also emotionally difficult. Her mother passed away when she was six years old, leaving her with a father who was not only physically but also emotionally unavailable. She was raised by nannies and never had a “home base” as she travelled with her father as he worked. She has n
Nov 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melt with You will definitely make you melt in a hot love puddle.

Max Channing is playing chauffeur at his good friends wedding. One last guest to pick up to take to the lodge and all the guest are accounted for, when he sees her he is instantly attracted. He's not a relationship kind of guy but he would love to get to know this woman better.

Harlow May is the last one to arrive for her good friends wedding. The driver is definitely attractive but she isn't looking for a hookup. She always lets h
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great read by this author in the Into the Fire series and another hotshot firefighter finally gets their match. This time it’s Harlow, the other female hotshot firefighter in a male dominated profession. She meets Max at her best friend’s wedding, Ivy, who happens to marry Max’s best friend. The two have an unforgettable night and part ways in the morning. A year later he meets up with her again and won’t take no for an answer because the electricity between them is hard for him to ignor ...more
Jackie D
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

When Love Breaks Down Barriers

When Max, the strong and resilient businessman, and Harlow, the HotShot Firefighter meet, the connection is instant and hot!
One night, no strings are all it was supposed to be, when they meet again a year later- the sparks are still there, maybe even hotter than before!
Max, has not been open to the idea of relationships or settling down, now that he has Harlow back in his sights his mind and heart are thinking all sorts of different things.
Harlow has been tossed
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Melt With You is another great addition to the series. Harlow is an enigma as a little rich girl used to a life of lonely luxury growing up into a woman who left everything behind for a grueling life fighting fires in the wilderness. Meanwhile, Max demonstrates that part of being a strong man means making things easy on a woman. A testament to Max’s character is that even though Harlow is a female hotshot firefighter, her career choice is never an issue in the relationship he’s building with her ...more
Lexee Toste
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this story! I loved the characters. I had read the previous story that introduces us to them a few months ago and gives us the first time they meet. That part of the story is included in the beginning of this one, so you won't be missing anything. Harlow has had it hard. She has a distant father that has traveled around so she hasn't felt like she's had a home, home base, or any friends to rely on. She has a hard time opening up because of it. She has also had some horrible boyf ...more
Teresa  Christianson
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy and am voluntarily leaving a review

Max and Harlow met at a mutual friends wedding a year ago and had a one night stand and neither can forget the other. They never thought they would see each other again. Harlow is now living in Alaska as a Hotshot Firefighter and Max is back because he and Owen bought a company in Anchorage. They both meet again in Diamond Creek at the Last Frontier Lodge. Harlow returns to Willow Brook earlier than planned because of the pull she has tow
Viper Spaulding
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Delightful opposites-attract romance!

Harlow and Max couldn't be different - in both background and temperament. Harlow was raised in the lap of luxury by a cold, distant father, while Max grew up in a middle-class home with loving parents. Max built his highly successful business from the ground up, while Harlow walked away from her dad's business and ventured into firefighting instead. Max has always avoided emotional entanglements but finds he can't resist the undeniable chemistry he has with
Kara Quade
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Another great book in the Into The Fire Series for J.H. Croix. Harlow May is a hotshot firefighter who was raised in luxury by a cold, distant father. Max Channing is is a billionaire tech investor who was raised in a loving middle class family. Max and Harlow meet at a friend's wedding and sparks fly. Harlow and Max have a one night stand, burn up the sheets, and part ways the next morning when Max must leave to attend business. One year later, Max and Harlow run into each other at the same res
M Hurford
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melt with You, Into The Fire Series, by author J.H. Croix continues the proof that this is a romantic series that needs to be on everyone's bookshelf.
This storyline continues to take place in and around Willow Brook, Alaska. Harlow is a hotshot firefighter who met Max a year ago at a wedding where they both were a part of, had a one night stand then Max took off the next morning never to contact her again. But, they constantly think of each other. As luck would have it Max and his friend who li
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Max and Harlow meet at a mutual friend's wedding and the sparks fly instantly. They have a one-night stand never expecting to see each other again. Fast forward a year and these two are suddenly back in each other's lives. The connection is still the same but Harlow is scared to open herself up to Max and possible heartbreak. Harlow can't ignore the chemistry between her and Max but is it just sex or is there something deeper between them? Can Max convince Harlow to give him a chance?

This story
Sharon Jones
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog.
I love this series!!! Based in Alaska, it is so far out from my own reality that I can't help but have vivid images pinging around in my imagination as I read.
Harlow and Max's story is yet another wonderful read. Sparks fly between the two when they first meet. Both not wanting anything to do with a relationship. That Max is only visiting makes their one night together easy for both of them to handle.
But out of the two, Harlow is the one who
Linda Corbin
Nov 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have enjoyed everything that Ms. Croix has written. This is no exception. I think this one I enjoyed more because I could really identify with Harlow. I, too had a distant and unloving relationship to a parent, and it has made the same impact on me and my attempts at relationships as it did to her. I could really feel her confusion and anxiety about her budding relationship with Max. I also could feel her pain as to dealing with her miscarriage, since i went through that as well.
I loved Max a
Denise Van plew
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
First time in reading this author but have seen the books around she had to offer. Since my tbr list is bigger than a tall building something must really attract my attention to get me into it if unfamiliar. To be honest none where there on that list from this author but while browsing one day she did capture my attention with the description of this one. Needless to say was I glad I ventured in. Her writing ability was such that I could settle in right away with the characters and not want to l ...more
Terri Eaches
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A term used in this book by J. H. Croix best describes this story....Sweet Hell!!!! A one night stand with someone you don't expect to see again becomes the night neither can forget. One year later billionaire tech Max Channing and Hotshot firefighter Harlow May cross paths again and yeah....Sweet Hell the chemistry is enough to cause a fire. To follow the story of Max and Harlow fighting their attracting became tug of war of emotions to see who will give in first as their walls come
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
He asks "What do you do?" she responds "I'm a hotshot firefighter"

Another melting story for this series. I love that each book can be read alone but I find the whole series so enjoyable I recommend reading them all.

In this one, Harlow is type daughter of a rich investor but chooses to be a hotshot firefighter, for which her father cuts her off. Max is a successful businessman who has learned that girls only want him for his money, so he is not into relationships. They meet because their best fri
Emily Pennington
Nov 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This story is about two people not trying to get a relationship started … at first. Both are cautious, Max Channing having been hurt before and in no hurry for anything serious. Harlow May wanted love but felt she would not find it. So a one night stand, no strings, would be all they needed.

But when they saw each other a year later and those sparks were still there, Max started to think they had a chance for more. He wanted to convince Harlow that it seemed like they had something that was worth
Brandy Roberts
Nov 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I thought Melt with you was an ok story it would be the first one that I've read by the author and I know I want to read more . It did take me some time to really connect to the story and the characters but in the end I was happy to see how it ended . It can be read as a standalone even though it is part of a series and some past characters are mentioned .
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hero=9 heroine= 8 secondary characters=8
Chemistry=8 steam=5 romance=6
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Is it worth it?

I may have borrowed that question from Max and Owen, but this book is most definitely worth it!
I love all of the Into The Fire series, I especially love that with each new book the Willow Brook family grows, we get to stay in touch with the couples from previous books, meet the stars of future books and of course we get to join each couple on their journey to HEA.
Max and Harlow's journey was more of an emotional journey than some in this series, but it has just as many bumps, pot
Linda Maidani
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this second chance romance. Her mother died when she was six and she grew up traveling around with her father on his business and grew to hate hotels. She and her father were estranged since she did not want to work for him and he cut her off financially. She became a hotshot firefighter and ended up in Alaska in a small town. She had a bad experience with her last relationship and had sworn off men until the wedding of her best friends. She met a guy from San Francisco and ...more
Nov 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Harlow is a firefighter and a little gun shy when it comes to men. Max is a billionaire that has worked hard to get where he is. They meet at a friend's wedding and share an amazing night together. They never expected to run into each other again but a few years later sparks are still flying between them when they run into one another again. Neither is interested in a relationship however they can't seem to stop thinking about each other. Can Harlow show Max that she is different from the other ...more
Thuy Taylor
Nov 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Max and Harlow meet during their best friends wedding. He is playing "chauffeur" and Harlow mistakes him for one. They have a spark. They have mutual HOT attraction, they act on it, and fast forward a year later, they both can't get other out of their heads. They avoid relationships because of their pasts. But they haven't spoken nor have seen each other. Max knows there is something about Harlow he just needs to explore.

He's back and she knows she can't stay away. They are HOT for each other, e
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USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with strong independent women and rugged alpha men who aren't afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side ...more

Other books in the series

Into The Fire (10 books)
  • Burn For Me (Into The Fire, #1)
  • Slow Burn (Into The Fire, #2)
  • Burn So Bad (Into The Fire, #3)
  • Hot Mess (Into The Fire, #4)
  • Burn So Good (Into The Fire, #5)
  • Sweet Fire (Into The Fire, #6)
  • Play With Fire
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