For firefighter Sean Riddick, Warrior Fight Club keeps the demons of his past at bay, even though it means seeing Daniela England. Her ball-busting sarcasm drives him nuts, and he knows he’s damaged goods anyway, but he can’t help but remember how good they were together that one time. Now he wants to take her to the mats no matter how much they go toe to toe.
ER nurse Daniela England has lost so much that she’s vowed never to need anyone again. Fight club helps her beat back her survivor’s guilt, but it means dealing with Riddick. The hot-but-infuriating firefighter is everything she wants to avoid, which is why their one-night stand was a mistake. Now she needs to keep her distance so it doesn’t happen again.
But when Dani witnesses Sean’s motorcycle accident, she steps up to help him recover. One on one, they get beneath all the snark and find a connection neither expected. As Sean heals, the sparks between them burst into red-hot passion—and ignite old wounds. Now there are fires all around—and they have to decide which they’ll fight and which they’ll let consume them.
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Here’s what you’ll get in Fighting the Fire:
Smart-ass firefighter hero who’s also a closet nerd
Kick-ass ER nurse heroine
Frenemies to lovers when she nurses him back to health
Superhero movie marathon fun
Snarky banter for days!
A Note from Laura
I’m so excited to share my new standalone romance, Fighting the Fire! This is the fourth book in my Warrior Fight Club contemporary romance series, which mixes military and sports romance elements to tell the story of an MMA training club which creates a found family for veterans transitioning to civilian life and dealing with their war-borne demons. In Fighting the Fire, Sean and Daniela are two of my favorite characters I’ve ever written–they’re both strong, loyal, snarky, and hiding some pretty deep hurts that in the end make them so perfect for each other. And all that frenemies tension makes the chemistry between them hot AF! I hope you love them as much as I do!
xx Laura Kaye
The next thing Dani knew, she was over Sean’s shoulder and being carried into the house. Up the stairs.
“Sean, put me down. You’re gonna hurt yourself, you big idiot!” She tried to twist out of his hold, but his arm was tight around the backs of her legs.
“I’m fuckin’ fine,” he said in a sexy growl. “And we both know you like getting held down, so don’t pretend that this isn’t making you wet.”
“Damn you,” she said, dizzy more from the force of her arousal than hanging upside down.
He let out a sexy chuckle as he started up the stairs to his second floor. Her thinking brain w*anted her to tell him he was going to hurt himself again, but she surrendered to the baser part of herself. The part that knew Sean was right.
She was already wet.
He dropped her unceremoniously on his big bed. The gray-and-white-striped sheets were messy, and the hunter green comforter was folded back, all as if Sean had just rolled out of bed. It made it feel more intimate, somehow, like she was seeing into a part of his life that she wasn’t meant to see. She rolled to find Sean tearing the button-down off, exposing those muscled shoulders and ridged abdomen. His bruising wasn’t quite as dark now, and in places was turning yellow-green as it healed.
Dani’s gaze dropped down to the considerable bulge that filled out the front of his jeans. God, she wanted him to absolutely overwhelm her. And she knew he was one hundred percent capable of it, too.
This book had me at first page. I’ve been in a fantasy mood lately, so when I picked this one up I was doubting if I was in the right mood for a romance. I’m so glad I picked it up! Laura Kaye never fails me, she’s definitely one of my favorite romance authors.
I was intrigued by Daniela and Sean’s dynamics from their first interaction in the story. They trained together in the Warrior Fight Club, they had an amazing group of friends there and they ended up seeing each other a lot. Sean was a badass firefighter and Daniela was a great nurse. Their chemistry was insane but she wasn’t ready to give in to their attraction. Well… not again. But then Sean had an accident and Daniela swooped in to help him during his recovery. These two were already struggling to resist each other, being in close proximity in Sean’s house meant the pull between them became impossible to ignore. The banter between this two was freaking amazing! Their moments together were hot, steamy, sweet and so, so funny! I loved the fact that Sean was such a superhero fan and I laughed a lot with his Deadpool lines. I also loved how Sean introduced the Marvel universe to Daniela and how they bonded watching Marvel’s movies.
They were so good together and it was amazing watching them opening up to each other. I really loved their story. I really liked Daniela’s background story, I can’t speak about the Kiowa tribe representation but I enjoyed her deep connection with her granny and how much she missed her and the Kiowa community.
The final conflict between them punched me in the stomach, I get that Daniela needed to deal with certain aspects of her past but I wished that it had been done differently. Keeping it vague here to not spoil the story. Fighting the Fire was a sweet, hot, steamy, emotional, beautifully written romance with amazing characters and so much banter! Highly entertaining, I definitely enjoyed this one and I recommend it.
Laura Kaye is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 books in contemporary, erotic, and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, and has sold nearly two million books in the U.S. alone. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. A former college history professor, Laura also writes bestselling historical women’s fiction as Laura Kamoie. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.