Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake

 

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Title: Bullets & Bonfires

Author: Autumn Jones Lake

About Bullets & Bonfires:

The one man she’s always wanted is now the sexy sheriff of their hometown.

Battered but not broken, grad student Brianna Avery returns to the childhood home she abandoned four years ago. With her abusive ex behind bars, Bree needs the summer to relax and recover before returning to school. But her overprotective brother decides she needs someone to babysit her in his absence, and he picks the one person guaranteed to drive her nuts.

She’s the one woman he can’t have.

Telling Bree no has never been easy. Four years ago, Liam Hollister did it to preserve his friendship with his best friend—Brianna’s brother. Now, no matter how she tempts him, he’s determined to do the right thing. As deputy sheriff of their rural area, Liam is torn between protecting Brianna and wanting her for himself.

Take a risk or lose the chance.

Spending so much time alone together challenges them both. Old feelings and hurts resurface immediately. With each hot, sweaty day it’s harder to deny their attraction.

It’s going to be a long, hot summer.

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Bullets & Bonfires is a complete stand-alone, but if you’re familiar with my Lost Kings MC series, Teller and Murphy make brief appearances throughout.

Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake

I’m a huge fan of Autumn’s work. I have been since I read her first book in the Lost King MC series. She does an exceptional job unfolding a story for you. No stone is ever left unturned. This is her first step outside of the Lost Kings and I am super stoked to announce … well fucking done!

I’m not gonna lie, I was weary at first when this book came up for review because she was stepping onto a new stone and that’s not always worked out well for other authors I’ve revered …. so I was a little scared. Well, that was stupid because the woman has mad skills!

The journey/story of Liam Hollister and Brianna Avery is a combination of second chance, friends to lovers and best friend sister tropes. These tropes have been done a million times, but Autumn still managed to make it fresh and unique and totally captivating. I really only stopped reading to eat and sleep! There are also two journeys going on here, imo. You see, Bree has come home. Home to a place that never felt like home to her. She has personal baggage outside the history/attraction she and Liam share. So yes, Liam and Bree have a journey but Bree herself has one as well. She has demons to slay, if you will. There is a ton of emotion in this book. Your heart will break. You will get angry. You will be frustrated. However, you’re gonna smile a lot as well and your heart will sing! Autumn took the time to develop Liam and Bree properly. Even as short as this book was (and believe me, for Autumn, this is short), she still didn’t miss a beat with this story-line. She’s a wizard, I tell ya!

Pay close attention when you read this book because first impressions are not always what a person’s true persona is. Especially Vince. He’s a secondary character but OH SO IMPORTANT. I can only hope we get to not only read more of him in the future, but ALL the secondary characters as well 🙂

I’ll leave you with this … read this book because it’s exceptionally well written. Read it because the characters are true and believable. Read it because it is just as much sweet as it is sexy 😉 It’s a story of growth, coming home, listening to your heart and living the life you were meant to live!

Copy provided for blog tour review

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Bullets & Bonfires by Autumn Jones Lake
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Heartbreaking and sensitive, Bullets & Bonfires was a fantastic read. The characters were engaging and made you feel invested. Bree’s portrayal was so heartfelt and realistic. She simply shined as a heroine and I was so glad to have read this book, just for her growth and strength.

Liam was nearly a bit too much for me. He did win me over, but it took some time. I did finish the story loving his alpha personality, and how it translated into his relationship with Bree. He was a bit over an overthinker, but a loveable one.

This story is well paced, action packed, and spicy. Bullets & Bonfires was an extremely well-done book. The subject matter can be tough, but Ms. Lake does it in a respectful, hopeful way. I’m so intrigued for what could come from this crew in the future. Recommended for the reader looking for a romantic story about personal healing, and going after what you want.

*Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads*

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About Autumn Jones Lake:

Autumn believes true love stories never end. She’s easily amused, a procrastinator and loves romances with true alpha heroes who cherish the sassy women they fall in love with. Her past lives include baking cookies, slinging shoes, and practicing law. Playing with her imaginary friends is her favorite job so far. Autumn prefers to write her romances on the classy side of dirty, and she’s a sucker for a filthy-talking, demanding alpha male hero. The bigger the better.

 

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