Brave the Heat by Sara HumphreysBrave the Heat by Sara Humphreys

Brave the Heat

bySara Humphreys

Mass Market Paperback | September 1, 2015

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Brave the Heat is for you if you like:- A scorching-hot firefighter struggling with his dark past- A tough-as-nails heroine determined to protect her family- A small town ready to ignite- And a second chance at love that may just save them allJordan McKenna is back in town, and Fire Chief Gavin McGuire's feelings when he sees her after all these years are as raw as the day she left. Then he was just a kid wearing his heart onhis sleeve. Now he spends every day trying to atone for the tragedy he couldn't prevent. Jordan's life has not exactly worked out the way she expected. A divorced mother of two with a failed acting career, Jordan's biggest concern about coming back to Old Brookfield was seeing her first love. But when a series of suspicious fires breaks out, Jordan and Gavin realize that dealing with the sparks between them may be the least dangerous of their problems. The McGuire Brothers Series:Brave the Heat (Book 1)Trouble Walks In (Book 2)Reviewers love Sara Humphreys: Sizzling sexual chemistry that is sure to please." -Yankee Romance Reviewers"Steamy love scenes, intriguing plot? the reader will be entertained." -Fresh Fiction"Awesome? captivates the reader with action and romance. -Rom Fan Reviews"
Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, Untamed, won two PRISM awards-Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her tele...
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Title:Brave the HeatFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.88 × 4.19 × 0.93 inPublished:September 1, 2015Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1402293674

ISBN - 13:9781402293672

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Firefighters and Second Chances Do you like a man in uniform? Meet Gavin, the Fire Chief of Old Brookfield, a small town set on the coast in New England. How about second chance at love stories? Jordan is the girl who got away; and she just moved home, newly divorced, with her two young daughters. Or how about stories of redemption? Jordan has moved back because her father, whom she has been estranged from for years is dying and she wants to confront the past. And let's not forget a dash of mystery - the fires that are being set around town. Who is setting them and why now? Quite a bit going on in this book, yes? There was lot to enjoy in this first story of the Maguire brothers series. The town and it's occupants definitely have a back seat to the rekindling of Jordan and Gavin's love story, however we get enough set up for follow up books. The clues to who the Firebug was weren't hidden very deep, and the red herrings weren't bad, though I did figure it out before the big reveal. I really liked how smart Jordan was and how she handled herself during the dark turn that had Gavin second guessing their relationship. I really appreciate when a female character isn't just reactive, but is sensible and thinks about what is really going on. It's funny that I always think of myself as being more into paranormal romances. So although the author's other series in that genre, Dead in the City, is on my list to one day read, it was this contemporary romance that grabbed my attention more. I couldn't help it, I do have a thing for firefighters... and second chances. That being said, the other series has easily slid higher on that someday pile now that I have partaken of and enjoyed the author's talents. I finished this book with a smile on my face and gave it 3 glitter covered stars. (2 young daughters... remember.) Thanks to Netgalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca for the opportunity to read and review the book.
Date published: 2015-10-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Second Chance Story A beautifully told love story that focuses on two old flames finding their way back to each other. Jordan left home 15 years ago and never looked back. Now following her divorce, Jordan heads back to her hometown with her two young daughters. Going home mean opening old wounds and seeing the one man she never forgot. Gavin have never stopped loving Jordan McKenna. For fifteen years he has constantly thought about the one that got away. When Jordan returns old heartache and what if's are brought forefront.. Now he has a second chance to claim the woman he has never stopped loving and convince her to trust him into loving and keeping her and her girls safe. Plans and relationship are put on hold when an arsonist puts a plan into action forcing Gavin to walk away, causing more feeling of guilt and betrayal. An entertaining and fun read! I would definitely recommend this book to all romance lovers, especially those who love second chance romances. I received an eARC of the book compliments of the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
Date published: 2015-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sencond Chance Romance, Loved it!! A second chance love story between Jordan, a divorced mother of the cutest two little girls and Gavin McGuire, Fire Chief of Old Brookfield. Jordan returns home, after being away for fifteen years to start a new life for her and her daughters. Gavin was Jordan's first love that ended with a misunderstanding. Can Jordan and Gavin just remain friends or will it lead it to more, even though there is a strong sexual chemistry between them. Add in the element of an arsonist, setting fires in the town, makes for this book to be a page turner. A great cast of characters. Loved Gavin, so strong and feels responsible for so much. Always the big brother. Jordan, had a terrible childhood from her father and them marries an abusive man, now she wants so much for her daughters. Gavin's parents are such a hoot, so happy to see a happy couple still so much in love after forty years. I can't wait to read more of the McGuire brother's stories. This is my first Sara Humphrey book, and I've waited for it since last spring. It was well worth the wait. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2015-09-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Second Chance Storyline BRAVE THE HEAT is the first installment in Sara Humphreys contemporary adult The McGuire Brothers romance series focusing on the McGuire brothers from the fictional town of Old Brookfield, New England. This is Fire Chief Gavin McGuire, and divorced mother Jordan McKenna’s second chance storyline. Told from dual third person perspectives BRAVE THE HEAT focuses on the rebuilding of a relationship between Jordan and Gavin-two people whose lives were destroyed fifteen years earlier when Jordan walked away and never looked back. Following her divorce, with her two young daughters in tow, Jordan returns to Old Brookfield and the past that has all but haunted her life. Knowing Gavin is now the Fire Chief wasn’t a surprise, but the pain and hurt in his eyes, was more than Jordan could bear. Gavin have never stopped loving Jordan McKenna. For fifteen years he has constantly thought about the one that got away; the whys and the what fors; never once coming close to understanding the reasons why Jordan ran without saying goodbye. Jordan’s return to Old Brookfield reawakens lost emotions and needs for Gavin but also for the woman he has never forgotten. But Gavin’s need to pursue Jordan will be placed on hold when an arsonist puts a plan into action forcing Gavin to walk away when yet, another loss, adds to Gavin’s already heightened sense of guilt and betrayal. The relationship between Gavin and Jordan has already been established; BRAVE THE HEAT is a second chance romance for two people whose lives changed the day Jordan ran and never looked back. In fifteen years neither one took the opportunity to contact one another or rekindle the friendship, and it is the loss of time that hurts the most. The romance is seductive without the over the top graphic sexual content. We are introduced to the secondary and supporting characters including Gavin’s brothers: Ronan, Tristan, Finn and Dillon; their mother Carolyn and father Charles who are about to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary; and Jordan’s best friend Maddie, along with her fire fighter boyfriend Rick. Several townsfolk play a role throughout the story including one that is both frightening and deadly. Jordan’s ex husband makes a cameo appearance but his storyline fizzles without resolution. The world building focuses on the relationship between Jordan and Gavin, and Jordan’s return to her home town but it also looks at the fires threatening a small town and its people. The McGuire family is a well to do and well loved family in Old Brookfield, and it is their history that the local school principal likes to remember and reminisce. BRAVE THE HEAT is an entertaining, engaging and fun read. The premise is intriguing and impassioned; the characters are colorful, family oriented and spirited; the romance is emotional and intense. Sara Humphreys writes a passionate tale of second chances, friendships and loss.
Date published: 2015-09-03