I found “Into the Fire” to be sweet and sexy. The story was really good and I loved the ending!!! It was well written with several twists and turns that kept me flicking the pages into the night. I wanted to find out if Vanessa and Darren were really ready to get serious about each other or just continue their lives with one-night stands and crazy work hours. I thought the pace of the book was generally good except it slowed down a bit in the middle.
The author developed great characters that were portrayed as strong men and woman who knew what they wanted and how they were going to get it. Some of the characters were obviously introduce in the first book of this series, but the story can still be read as a stand-alone.
The author also described her scenes really well!!! I was able to visualize and feel how Vanessa was hurt by Darren walking away with a buddy to speak to some women right after speaking to her. Darren had just finished saying how he wanted to get to know Vanessa better and here he is speaking to other women. Obviously, proving that his reputation as a player and real-ladies man was accurate and definitely true.
Another great scene written into the story would be when Darren met Vanessa and Reilly at the airport. Darren expresses how he feels for Vanessa and tries to protect against her not so nice boss and Vanessa takes her boss’ side. I felt so bad for Darren who just put everything on the line to be blown off.
The explosive chemistry that developed between Darren and Vanessa was awesome.
“Into the Fire” is great and the story deserves 4.5 stars!!! Darren and Vanessa are a great addition to the series that Ms. Wild is creating.
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.
Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.
When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?