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
Bullets & Bonfires is a good slow burn romance (pardon the pun)
Bree is fleeing a domestic violence relationship, while her abuser is behind bars Bree goes home to stay at her brothers or what was her childhood home only her brother is away on business and puts his best friend Liam in charge of looking after Bree.
Bree and Liam have grown up together, his parents have also been her parents coming from a home with no parental guide, a mom who always had different boyfriends her brother Liam was the one always taking care of her.
Bree left for higher education as soon as she could get away from her home town where she always felt judged because of her mother,her upbringing and wanted to get away and so as soon and as she graduated she moved in with her new boyfriend.
Bree was slowly entering into an abusive relationship and before she knew it, it was to late.
Returning home battered and bruised, Liam her childhood crush became her protector.
Liam had always loved Bree but sticking to the Bro-code would never act on his feelings because Bree was his best friends sister.
I loved both characters Bree was a strong person despite her dv relationship and Autumn Jones Lake delivered Bree's character brilliantly, Bree was broken but not defeated.
Liam is a cop, he's overprotective of Bree hot, swoon-worthy but not overbearing.
When Liam finally lets the bro-code burn there's some hot chemistry and sizzling scenes.
A great read that I thoroughly enjoyed, told in dual pov's and leads to a heartwarming hea.
I love Autumn Jones Lake's MC series her characters are always captivating and this standalone was a refreshing change although I do love my biker stories too.
*Bullets & Bonfires does contain a scene of domestic violence not in graphic detail more the damage caused and does not contain rape.
Arc gratefully received for review purposes
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