A Lick of Flame was a great read. I really enjoyed the characters. Madison has liked Sean for a long time but she knows that he had no idea who she was until an accident happened that left her scarred. Sean had pulled her out of the building but she thought all he felt was pity and responsibility towards her and so she hid her feelings and desire from him and was stand offish. Sean thought that she wanted nothing to do with him so he hides his feelings and desire for her. He has noticed her since the accident and has been intrigued and interested ever since. They are now in close working quarters now that she is his body guard. It has only increased the desire and interest in both parties. Sean catches her off guard at the bar and sees her desire and he refuses to back off after that.
I really enjoyed the way that the characters were written. They were written well and I loved how they interacted. Madison is denial that anyone can see her as beautiful anymore because of the scar on her face. Sean doesn't even really notice it and so he has no idea that this is a problem until later. I loved how he would not back off and let her push him away once he knew that she was interested. The plot line is really good too. There is a stalker that is after Sean and Madison. I really liked the twists and turns that happened throughout the story and the way that it held my attention. I was drawn in from the beginning because of the characters. Once I started I wanted to know what was going to happen between them and how things were going to work out. The sex is explicit and fairly frequent. It plays a part but not a huge part in the story. Feelings are already there and they develop even quicker after they finally allow themselves to feel it. This is the second in the series but you can read it by itself. It is connected because Madison is friends with the main character from the last story but it is not connected enough to cause confusion if you have not read it.
Where there’s heat, there’s a smoking-hot firefighter.
No man lights Madison Kelly’s fire quite like Sean Adams, the firefighter she’s been hired to guard during the Boys of Beachville calendar shoot. Though he stars in her hottest, steamiest fantasies, he’s the last person she’s going to tell. An accident left its mark on her, body and soul. But when she catches Sean looking at her like she’s water for a man dying of thirst, she wonders if it’s possible he might see the girl beneath the scars.
Ever since he pulled Madison from the fire that injured her, Sean’s been hot for her. Too bad she clearly has no interest in him—or so he thinks, until he sees a spark in her eyes that says she burns for him as much as he does for her. No more tiptoeing around the matter—a blatant seduction is in order.
Soon they’re igniting the sheets, but come morning Madison’s old fears and insecurities threaten to snuff the flames to ashes. Except Sean’s fuse has been lit, and he has no intention of letting her put it out. Ever.
Warning: First rule for putting out a fire—take a firm grip on the fireman—er, the hose. Second rule depends on what kind of fire we’re talking about.