Tasting Fire: The Kingstons 2

· Steele Ridge Book 9 · Steele Ridge Publishing
9 reviews

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Fire in one hand, ashes in the other...

Studious tutor Emmy McKay fell in love with Cash Kingston over a biology textbook, never expecting the high school football hero to give her a second thought. But his feelings for her burned just as hot. All too soon, Emmy’s choices destroyed their youthful relationship, reducing it to a pile of ash. Years later, she has landed her dream job as an ER doctor in her hometown. Now it’s time to win back her dream man.

As a firefighter and tactical medic, Cash Kingston is no stranger to white-knuckle situations. But when he learns his beautiful—and brilliant—ex-girlfriend has returned to Steele Ridge, he feels as if he’s standing on the roof of a blazing building. With no escape route in sight. Emmy is the only woman who’s ever had the power to build him up one minute and burn him down the next.

But when someone targets Emmy and they begin to suspect the danger stems from their past relationship, it’s impossible for Cash to stay detached. Will the struggle to untangle a web of half-truths bring them closer together, or will it tear them apart for good?

If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.

The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons

9 reviews
Cathy Geha
September 15, 2018
Tasting Fire by Kelsey Browning Steele Ridge: The Kingstons #2 When given a second chance at forever-love with a man you turned down thirteen years ago and you really want that opportunity it just might be worth leaving the big city for your small hometown Steele Ridge in North Carolina. That is just what Dr. Emmy McKay decided to do one day after events pushed her a bit in that direction. When she arrives in town as the new head of the Tactical Medical Team working with the regional SWAT team it is a bit of a shock to the team and to Cash Kingston…the man she never really got over. Cash has never really had more than fleeting relationships with women and is a charmer with a ready smile on his face but he is a lot deeper than many, especially Emmy, might think. As the two become reacquainted they learn that the supposed ashes of their youthful love may hide embers that only need to be fanned a bit to burst to life again. As Emmy settles into her job at the ER and as team leader of the TMT bad things begin to happen. One thing followed by another has Emmy and Cash thinking about who might be behind the sudden happenings and both want to get to the bottom of the situation. In addition to the mystery threatening more than one the two take time to be together. This is a story that is deep and thought provoking. It is a second chance romance but it also deals with current situations heard about in the news and they are handled with skill and heart without losing the essence of the underlying love story. It took me a bit of time to warm to Emmy…I mean…how COULD she leave Cash behind to pursue her professional goals…and yet…how could she give up those goals? And, why was Cash so eager to fall back into Emmy’s arms after so much heartbreak on his part? Well, perhaps their young love was true love and always meant to be. I loved Cash’s family and found them, the Steeles, Emmy’s cousin and mother all to be wonderful people. I would love to know more about the rest of the Kinsgston siblings and look forward to finding out what will happen next in Steele Ridge. Did I like this book? Definitely! Will I read more in this series? Without a doubt Do you need to read previous books in the series? Not really Thank you to the author for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars
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Nicole's Book Musings
September 17, 2018
4.5 Stars This book sucked me right in. I loved it was a second chance romance. Getting to know Emmy and Cash I want them to get their HEA. It's not going to be easy because someone isn't happy Emmy is back in town. The characters are great. I loved Cash's family. I love all their different personalities. I will say Emmy's ex is a real piece of work. What a number one jerk! I strongly disliked him. This book had the heart and feels along with the heat and the suspense. The suspenseful parts of this book had me on the edge of me seat. It also had me flipping the pages to see what was going to happen next. To me this book was well rounded and gave me what i crave in a book. I received a complimentary copy of this book
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Terri Chlapek
September 15, 2018
In Tasting Fire, Ms. Browning takes the reader on a journey touched by love, trauma, suspense and twists and turns so unexpected they take you off the edge of your seat and dump you right on the floor! I have read Kelsey Browning's romances and romantic comedies before, but Tasting Fire is a romantic suspense. It's just as good as everything else she has written. She has included some things that are current to society today and soooo troublesome! Emmy and Cash, who were a high school couple years before, are caught up in the horrific happening Emmy has returned to Steele Ridge at least partially because of him. Events and circumstances may bring them back together or they might drive the wedge further between them.
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About the author

USA Today bestselling author Kelsey Browning writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mystery. Her Georgia-set, co-authored G Team mystery is described by readers as "The Golden Girls meet Dirty Harry." Her single title romances garner reviews that call her writing funny, sassy, and full of sizzling chemistry. Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she's either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she makes her home in northeast Georgia with her tech-savvy husband, her smart-talking son, and a (fingers crossed) future therapy pup. Find Kelsey online at KelseyBrowning.com.

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