Review: Wild with You by J.H. Croix (Light My Fire #1)
Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Wildfire Marketing Solutions.
I read my very first J.H. Croix book, Heartwood (Speakeasy Taproom #2), a couple or so months ago, and I enjoyed the new-to-me reading experience. So when the opportunity to read the author's new series starter came along, I decided to check out a world that Croix has created to see what that reading experience would be like. Light My Fire is the series, and Wild with You is the series starter. Set in Willow Brook, Alaska, it pairs a hotshot firefighter named Graham Holden with a homecoming queen named Madison Glen. One of their first encounters involves an unforgettable kiss, but they go their separate ways believing that they'll never see each other again. Except Madison's new place of residence is in Graham's hometown. The next time he sees her, she's trying to break into his neighbor's place. She denies she was trying to steal anything, but before long, she could very well steal Graham's heart if he lets her. But one experience with a homecoming queen--one who left him to raise their daughter alone--leaves him wary to risk it all again.
I enjoyed this series starter, and I hope it bodes well for the rest of the series. Graham and Madison have strong chemistry, and while he may have some preconceived notions when it comes to homecoming queens, there was no denying that these two worked well as a couple. This had a few notable supporting characters, but my favorites were definitely Allie, Graham's daughter, and Wilbur, Madison's dog. The fact that this book had two of my favorite tropes--single parent and small town romance--was part of what drew me to it, but it was also backed with some good storytelling on the part of J.H. Croix. I look forward to reading more from the Light My Fire series and may check out the series this is a spin-off of, Into the Fire. I'm giving Wild with You four stars out of a possible five stars.
Release Date: 31 August 2021
Date Read: 29 August 2021
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