Jan. 1, 2019

Flirting with Fire (Blue Collar Brothers Book 1) performed by Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon

Flirting with Fire

Blue Collar Brothers, Book 1

By: Piper Rayne

Narrated by: Kylie Stewart, Eric Rolon

Series: Blue Collar Brothers, Book 1

Length: 7 hrs and 31 mins

Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 12-20-18

Language: English

Publisher: Piper Rayne

Synopsis:

Everyone knows that if you play with fire, you'll end up getting burned....

What happens when you attend a first responder's bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like mine is, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush. 

That's right. Even back when I was "Fatty Maddie" to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one. Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he's turned into and I want to slide down his pole.  

One date. That's all I'm committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet. 

As always, the universe has other plans. I never would've predicted that in a matter of days, he'd turn from my dream guy into my business partner - and that's when things got interesting.

Ceej’s Review:

I swear that Piper Rayne is trying to knock another of their books off my #1 favorite list.  I say that because I’ve never had one of their female protagonists mirror parts in the deepest, darkest corners of my heart.  However, I am not surprised that my favorite duo did it.  Flirting with Fire is a beautiful story of letting go of past impressions and reaching for that golden future.

Maddie…with the exception of the braces, I was her in high school.  There was that one guy that made my heart speed.  I was and am like her the way she is now when it comes to other people.  And again, like her, when I relax, that’s when the funny comes out.  I love her relationship with her best friends so much!  That one scene in the house in the beginning had me giggling then outright laughing!

Mauro…*sigh* can I just please have him?  I love his sense of humor and his big…heart (what were you thinking I was gonna say? LOL!).  There were times I wanted to smack him upside his head like his mama does, but other times, I wanted to hug him!  He’s not perfect.  Far from perfect, but he is so perfect for Maddie.

Gah M&M forever!  Piper Rayne, ladies, I don’t know how you do it.  And let me say, I’m not completely happy about having that mirror into my high school years.  However, what eclipses that is the message of this story.  It’s one that my friends have tried to beat into my head for a long time.  Figures that Flirting with Fire would be the one to make me feel that lesson.  Thank you, ladies. (Sprinkling unicorn glitter over my favorite duo)

 

As for the performance, the female narrator has the perfect voice for Maddie, but her tone at multiple points sounded bored, which annoyed me since there's nothing boring about this book from beginning to end, even the sex scene narration made me wince.  That is the sole thing that kept the performance from being a 5-star rating.  However, the male narrator is absolutely how I imagined Mauro sounds!  Even the voices he used for Cristian and Luca were perfect to my ears!  He did a fantastic job!

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