Feeding the Fire

Feeding the Fire

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by Andrea Laurence
     
 
Pepper has no interest in Grant Chamberlain…until she accidentally wins him at a school auction and finds the mega-hot firefighter impossible to ignore. Find out what happens next in the second playful and sexy ebook romance in the Rosewood series!

Living in the small town of Rosewood, Alabama, hairdresser Pepper Anthony has one rule—never date a

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Pepper has no interest in Grant Chamberlain…until she accidentally wins him at a school auction and finds the mega-hot firefighter impossible to ignore. Find out what happens next in the second playful and sexy ebook romance in the Rosewood series!

Living in the small town of Rosewood, Alabama, hairdresser Pepper Anthony has one rule—never date a Chamberlain. She’s always said, “the only thing worse than being ignored by a Chamberlain is being dumped by one.” But Grant Chamberlain, town fireman, isn’t used to rejection, and Pepper has consistently turned him down since high school. She isn’t intimidated by his family; she’s one of the few who refuses to take their crap.

When Grant volunteers at the charity bachelor auction, to his surprise, Pepper buys him. She hadn’t meant to, but Adelia Chamberlain dropped a cold drink in her lap, sending her leaping into the air at precisely the wrong moment. Suddenly she had a massive bill to the town and Grant at her disposal. Since the money has to come from her “restore the house” fund, she decides to use Grant for manual labor instead of romantic dinners. Grant is happy to help, sweaty and shirtless, because one way or another, he’s going to get Pepper to admit she’s attracted to him. All it takes is a small spark, and soon they’ll be fanning the flames.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781476776439
Publisher:
Pocket Star
Publication date:
03/16/2015
Series:
Rosewood Series
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
51,303
File size:
2 MB

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Meet the Author

Andrea Laurence is an award-winning contemporary author who has been a lover of books and writing stories since she learned to read. She always dreamed of seeing her work in print and is thrilled to be able to share her books with the world. A dedicated West Coast girl transplanted into the Deep South, she’s working on her own “happily ever after” with her boyfriend and five fur-babies. You can contact Andrea at her website: AndreaLaurence.com.

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Feeding the Fire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
sweeterica0712 More than 1 year ago
AH! I just LOVED Feeding the Fire! An accidental bid at a charity auction sparks a relationship Pepper and Grant had long been fighting - It was fun and flirty with a heaping dose of heat! I am beyond excited to check out the other books in the series now and discover more about the other characters. Feeding the Fire was an addicting read that I started and just continued to keep read until I finished. Every time I had to put it down, it was a countdown until I could read more, or I would sneak in a few pages whenever I could. All in all, I had it finished in under a day. Pepper and Grant are both awesome - I loved their characters and how well they just seemed to mesh together. Seeing them fight their attraction while having it form even more... it was just great. Feeding the Fire is one heck of a read - and one I definitely recommend! A new favorite of mine from Andrea Laurence.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the couples they are down to earth relateable i wish this series was in a buddle pack it would be so worth the wait to keep reading aboit them as well as the town
mslizalou More than 1 year ago
I'm a really big fan of Andrea Laurence. I started reading her Harlequins as soon as she was published and absolutely love her Rosewood series. I was super excited to get Pepper and Grant's story with Feeding the Fire. I absolutely loved that Grant has wanted Pepper since they were in high school and those feelings have never gone away. I also loved that Pepper and Grant had already had one night together and she made him promise to tell no one. Grant and Pepper had amazing chemistry and I wanted Pepper from the beginning to get over her issues with the Chamberlains so they could find a way to be together. When Pepper buys Grant in a bachelor auction thanks to his grandmother Adelia, I knew they would finally have a chance to spend more time together and hopefully find a way to make a relationship work. I loved that Grant gave Pepper his time to help restore her house since she had spent so much of her money buying him in the auction. I also loved they couldn't keep their hands off each other much of the time. I figured the reason Pepper's mom had fired the flames of hatred for all the Chamberlains might be an issue, and I wasn't wrong, as it was a huge secret. I did think neither Grant nor Pepper should have to suffer because of a secret from the past, yet totally understood why it could be a pretty big stumbling block to their relationship. I have to say that even with their families' past being an issue, I loved Pepper and Grant as a couple. They shared so many common interests and loved just being together. Feeding the Fire was an excellent addition to the Rosewood series. I can't wait to see which of the Chamberlains is the next to fall thanks to Adelia's interference. Review copy provided by publisher
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Trinley More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of this book from the publisher to read for an honest review. This is the second book in the Rosewood series and I can't wait to read the third book. This book is set in a small town called Rosewood where Pepper Anthony is a hairdresser and Grant Chamberlain is a Fireman. Grant is part of a well to do family and Pepper grew up on the poor side of town but that didn't stop Grant from having a major crush on Pepper all through high school. Pepper Anthony managed to ignore Grant though because she has grown up with her mother hating the Chamberlain family and her mother has warned Pepper for as long as she can remember to stay away from the Chamberlain's I really enjoyed reading feeding the fire and thought it was great how Grant's Grandmother interfered by "accidentally" getting Pepper to bid on Grant in the charity Auction winning the bid. I loved the chemistry between Pepper and Grant and enjoyed reading and highly recommend this book. I love the small town setting and all the secondary characters and can't wait for the next book to be released.
Love_Books50 More than 1 year ago
Feeding the Fire was a perfect second book in the Rosewood series.  We get to catch up with Blake and Ivy from Facing the Music and be there for Grant and Pepper's love story.  Grant has had a thing for Pepper since he was fourteen.  She has never given him the time of day until the hook up for one night.  Since then Grant is more determined than ever to win Pepper over.  This funny, sometimes heartbreaking story is another great addition to Andrea's list of books.  I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.
MorgansMusings More than 1 year ago
Pepper Anthony's number one rule - “NEVER DATE A CHAMBERLAIN.” Grant Chamberlain has been after Pepper since his freshman year in high school. Being the town “bad” boy and “hot” fireman, Grant Chamberlain is not use to rejection and Pepper has been turning him down since their high school days. Pepper and her family have never been intimated by the Chamberlains – the town “royalty”. Pepper's mother has drilled the “STAY AWAY” concept into her and Logan, her brother forever. Makes you wonder why??? After accidentally winning Grant at the Bachelor Auction, with a little help from Grandma Dee, and spending a week with the sweaty, sexy Grant doing manual labor to help her restore her house, Pepper is having a “little” difficulty with the “staying away”. But after finding out her mother's reasons for the hate and stay away from the Chamberlains, things take a turn for the worse. Grant gives Pepper an ultimatum that backfires and doesn't end the way he expected. This is my first Andrea Laurence book, but I guarantee it will not be my last. Look forward to the next in this series. Recommend to those that like a “sweet” romance with some sizzling chemistry between the hero and heroine, along with a town full of colorful characters. Received and ARC from NetGalley and the publisher for an honest review.
Nicolerko More than 1 year ago
I loved the humor in this one. I found myself smiling real big and chuckling to my self many times. Secrets abound in this one, but they cause tension between Grant and Pepper. Pepper has been drilled not to trust those Chamberlains, but throw in a meddling grandmother things get interesting. Now Grant and Pepper are spending time together and sparks are flying. Grant is one yummy fireman.
BusyBumbleBee More than 1 year ago
So it seems so long ago that I read the first book in this series. Although it really wasn't that long ago, well about eight months ago. So it was nice to go back and visit Rosewood again. I have to say as much as I liked the first book, I enjoyed this one so much more. It was sweet, funny and touching.       I really liked Grant. He's sweet, sexy and quiet funny. He's actually funnier than I thought he was. He made me actually giggle all through the whole book. Oh and to top it off did I mention he's a smooth talking firefighter.       I also really liked Pepper. She's sweet, independent and a little feisty, tough and sassy. She also made me laugh through this book. I liked that she gave back as much as Grant gave her. She held her head high with everything she is going through.         I really enjoyed this book and the characters. Even though Pepper finds out some secrets about her family and keeps them to herself to protect her family. There is definitely a stron sense of family throughout the book. It wasn't interesting to find out why Pepper's family didn't like Grants family. It was also nice to delve a little deeper into the Chamberlain's. I also loved how accepting Grants brothers were of him and Pepper.  And of course loved seeing Blake and Ivy, and Simon make appearances in the book. Oh and of course the ever meddling but well meaning of  grandma Aledia. I give this book 4.5 Stars out of 5 Stars and would recommend it. 
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Feeding the Fire is Andrea Laurence’s second book in her Rosewood series. I read the first book in the series, Facing the Music, and absolutely fell in love with the Chamberlain boys including their meddlesome grandmother Adelia. Blake Chamberlain is a firefighter in the small community of Rosewood and Pepper Anthony works at the local beauty salon. She and Blake have a past and she wants absolutely nothing to do with him. Enter Adelia and all bets are off when Pepper finds herself winning Blake in a bachelor auction that she never really bet on. Blake feels guilty about her win and decides to help her remodel her home instead of taking her out on the town. There’s always a secret connected with large families living in a small community and this secret is so large that it tears apart a family and a loving couple. Blake finally discovers the secret that’s keeping Pepper from him. When a fire erupts, nothing will stop Blake from catching his girl. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and can’t wait to read about Blake’s sister in the next installment of the series. I highly recommend Ms. Laurence’s Rosewood series. I’d like to disclose that I received a copy of Feeding the Fire in exchange for a fair and honest review.
caitlinallycesmum More than 1 year ago
Feeding the Fire is book no.2 in the Rosewood series, the first being Facing The Music (5 star Read Too), I just love small time stories as you get to know the characters in the town where it is based and this series is no exception. This story is about Pepper Anthony and Grant Chamberlain, they have known each other since school and Grant has always wanted Pepper but she has always managed to avoid him like the plague. Grant comes from an influential rich family and Pepper comes from the poorer side of the tracks, for some reason Peppers mum has always hated the Chamberlains and tells her children to stay away from them, so Pepper tries her best but her willpower is slowly losing to the pull of Grant Chamberlain.  Grant is one of the local firemen and Pepper works as a hairdresser in the local salon. The town arranges a valentine bachelor auction to raise money to be put away in case of emergencies that may happen and Grant has been roped in to being auctioned off this night, Pepper hears some of the towns senior citizens saying how they would like to bid on him so he would be at their beck and call for a night - Pepper wants nothing to do with it. On the night of the auction Pepper is sat with her friends watching all the bidding and when it comes to Grant she decides she does not want to watch, she is just leaving her chair when an incident happens and she ends up winning the auction for him and losing most of her savings in the process that she needs for home improvements. Pepper is distraught but Grant is over the moon till he realises that she did not mean to bid on him, so he tries to find a way to help her. This story continues were Pepper sees the true side of Grant and realises that he is a really nice guy but some of her family are not happy about their relationship and give her an ultimatum - him or them.  This is a story of secrets, lies, fires and true love and a really hot fireman who wants to help in anyway he can. I loved this book and can not wait for Maddie's (Grant's sister) story to be released, as Andrea's books are a definite MUST READ in my book. Congratulation Andrea on another fantastic feel good romance.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Small town living from the eyes of a firefighter and hairdresser, who can't help but fall in love, despite the feud between their families. This story has surprising elements in it, the mystery of the peeping tom in town, and the family feud, that is messy, a bit ugly, and very hurtful, brought more components to the tale. The small town gossip was fun and light, the family meals always entertaining, and this book actually managed to make me laugh out loud several times - achievement in itself! Grant and Pepper are endearing, the fact that Grant has had a crush on Pepper since he was 14, was cute. They have an obvious connection, they enjoy each others company, make a great team, and the passion is burning hot between them. The conflict between them was real, raw, and hurtful, even though it wasn't directly about them, the ripple effect of it touched their lives as well. I admire Mr Anthony, Pepper's dad, what a stand up man he is. Also the strife wasn't drawn out long, or with too much angst, even though the ending of the story is rather dramatic. Well written, fun story from small southern town, full of interesting characters, and a touch of mystery ~ Four Spoons