Into the Flames - Jennifer Bernard

Into the Flames

By Jennifer Bernard

  • Release Date: 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 101 Ratings

Description

A standalone novel in the Jupiter Point series…

To his wildfire hotshot crew, he’s Rollo—firefighter, loyal friend, lifesaver. To his family, he’s Rollington Wareham III, black sheep and heir to a banking fortune. But now that he’s turned thirty, Rollo knows his days of firefighting and freedom are over. He has responsibilities. Duties. Goodbye hotshots, hello boardroom—and a socially acceptable bride. This is absolutely the worst time to realize just how sexy and adorable his good friend Brianna is. 

Put her in a garden with some plants, and Brianna Gallagher knows just what to do. Send her on a date with an attractive man and things get awkward. Epically awkward. It’s a good thing she and Rollo are such great friends. It would be a total disaster if she started noticing his ripped physique and sculpted muscles. Kissing him is a definite no-no. As for falling into bed … well, that might be okay as long as they both know it’s a limited time deal. She doesn’t belong in his world, and he can’t stay in hers. No matter how much she’s falling for him. 

But fate has a way of changing people’s plans. When a family crisis follows Rollo to Jupiter Point, he turns to the one woman he trusts above all others. Throw in a disastrous visit to Manhattan, a bride hunt, and the world’s most awkward crush, and it will take a miracle to bring them together. Or a shocking event that puts Brianna’s life at risk ...

Reviews

  • Into the flames

    5
    By IPMPH
    Very good author, characters that will pull you in a happily ever after, love this series.
  • Really boring

    1
    By Great super duper book!!!
    The synopsis sounded great, but the results sucked. The characters were so shallow and there wasn’t really a plot. There was no real resolution either. Really lacking in this book.
  • Into the Flames

    5
    By PattiA810
    This is a fantastic story! Brianna, Jupiter's Point landscape designer is absolutely adorable. Her clumsy, awkward and "ordinary" way is so sweetly complimented by Rollo's tough, rough mountain-man hotshot persona. Their story is sweet, tender, electric and has you hoping for a HEA even when their social status is a big bump in the road. The other residents of Jupiter Point play important roles in this book as well. You catch up to what is going on with everyone especially, ninety year old Old Man Turner. Brianna's friendship with him gives her some much need solace when things go haywire around her, until he goes missing and a strange man is in garden shed. In this book, you are introduced the Rollington Wareham the Third's family and his NYC life. It is a life that he doesn't want but can not deny his responsibility to them, the family company and his past mistakes. His younger sister, Sydney stirs up trouble as she also pushes back against the family. Brianna sees that the fourteen year old girl is troubled and befriends her during her unauthorized visit to Jupiter Point. This story tugs on you on your heartstrings with many of the characters so be prepared. I consider this book a must read!
  • Hot Firefighter Loves Pixie

    5
    By Agent$$$$
    Wow! Amazing! I absolutely LOVED the way Jennifer Bernard envisioned this novel. I felt as though I was actually "in" the novel at times. I see a lot of Bri in myself. She's funny, quirky, strong-willed, a hard worker, and ALWAYS the friend. But Bri is also very insecure. She wants her HEA, just like her two best friends. So she sets her sights on Finn. Rollo, a hotshot and friend to Bri, informs Bri that he has a crush on Merry. So Bri and Rollo hatch a plan "guaranteed" to get their crushes to date them. What they don't expect, is the jealousy they experience when they are out camping together. Rollo doesn't like Bri's flirting with Finn and does everything he can to avoid confronting his feelings. When Bri's life is threatened, all bets are off! One kiss leads to another that eventually leads to a fling--with an expiration date. Rollo is a millionaire with obligations. He loves the thrill of being a hotshot, but promised his family he would devote his life to the family business after he turned thirty. He's tried avoiding his family obligations because he's NOT a suit kind of guy. When he learns his sister has run away to him, he has no choice but to face his family. This novel has soooo many parts that come into play that it keeps you engaged! There's suspense, romance, teen troubles, family obligations, and more. I loved Bri's sass and vulnerability. She rambles when she's nervous, she's pixie-like in her appearance, but sexy at the same time. She's easy to commensurate with because we've all felt we weren't "good enough" or worthy of love, happiness. I LOVED how patient, kind, and supportive Rollo was of Bri. I could easily picture a big, teddy bear of a man engulfing Bri with his love. I highly recommend this novel! It is the third in the series, but can be read as a stand alone without feeling lost. I read a gifted copy and all opinions expressed are my own.
  • Rollo & Bri's story

    5
    By Eileen A-W
    I truly loved Into the Flames by Jennifer Bernard, the third book in her Jupiter Point series. This series feature the Jupiter Point Hotshots, a crew of wildfire fighters. In this story we meet firefighter Rollo Wareham, a gentle giant who is friends with Brianna Gallagher, Jupiter Point native, gardener, and all round do-gooder. The life he enjoys in Jupiter Point is about to end as he is being forced to return to his family responsibilities, in the boardroom in New York and a socially acceptable bride. Brianna is comfortable with Rollo but send her on a date with an attractive man and she starts acting awkward and tongue tied. I loved the how Ms. Bernard manipulated the characters to go from friends to lovers, not wanting to separated. She also illustrated to her readers, and characters that one should not settle just because you believe you are doing the right thing when it’s definitely not. Lessons can often be learned the hard way. It’s okay to pursue your dreams by finding ways to compromise expectations of others. I loved this fun and entertaining story with loveable characters that you want to support and cheer on hoping for that happy ending. The characters were well written, authentic and complex. The story line was riveting and kept my attention to the very end. I genuinely enjoyed reading this book and had trouble putting this book down. I highly recommend this book, and all others previously written by Jennifer Bernard to all readers and I cannot wait for the next story in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
  • Entertaining!

    4
    By GreyGirl50
    In my experience the most satisfying romantic relationships have the thrill of passion but also enjoy the familiarity of time spent with someone who is also your best friend and confidant. I think it's the number one reason why the friends-to lovers trope remains one of the most popular themes in romantic fiction today. I like to think the journey is like a blindfolded hike on a very crooked path up a very steep hill during a solar eclipse. There will always be some misleading signs and stumbles along the way that cause heavy breathing, sweating and heart palpitations that are symptoms often hilariously misunderstood by both parties before the confusion passes and the sun comes out again. I found this storyline entertaining but I would have liked less emphasis on Brianna's awkwardness and more passion and a deeper emotional bond between them that I found so very compelling between the other couples in the first two books in the series. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.