Into the Fire

Into the Fire

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by Meredith Wild
     
 

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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

Overview

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 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781943893089
Publisher:
Waterhouse Press
Publication date:
06/21/2016
Series:
Bridge Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
15,570
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild.

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Into the Fire 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved this book. Can't wait ti read the rest of the series!
Anonymous 5 months ago
Great books can't wait for the next one!!!!
MARYJANE8171 6 months ago
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. https://www.nightowlreviews.com/v5/Reviews/Maryjane-reviews-Into-The-Fire-by-Meredith-Wild
Anonymous 6 months ago
Sexy and exciting!!
Anonymous 7 months ago
Great book really enjoyed it!! Can't wait to read the next one!!
Varnerd 7 months ago
I have seen ads, reviews and the beautiful covers for Meredith Wild books for quite a while, but had not read any until recently...well let me tell you I am now a full fledged Team Wild lady!! Her writing and stories are just phenomenal. Into the Fire is her newest release (out on June 21, 2016)and I loved it. In the last month I may or may not have read all of her books (eck..so good though!) But focusing on this new journey into Darren and Vanessa's story...This story is told through two POV and it switches between the two characters effortlessly. I loved the romance and story between Darren and Vanessa, but what really struck me was how there were other story-lines for them individually and as a couple that was woven into the story and played such an important backstory. If you enjoy strong characters you will love this couple because they are both independent and full of some great lines! The main story-line, side stories and character development made the book so strong and relateable in some context because the characters had this great relationship and intimate times, but it also addressed the reality of work, self-doubts, conflict, past behaviors,etc. This is a standalone book with a HEA. I did read it before I read On my Knees and had no problem following their background, the group dynamic, the personalities, etc. However, I immediately read On my Knees upon completing this book and feel that if you read it in the publishing order the characters and some of the background might be a bit richer and more developed. I completely enjoyed the writing, characters and story. I can't wait for more books from MW! I received this book in exchange for an honest opinion. All thoughts and opinions are my own! Rest of my post can be seen at my blog:)
Smuennix 7 months ago
I loved this book....Vanessa and Darren's chemistry is amazing as we watch them dance around their attraction to one another. I don't want to give any spoilers but this was yet another Meredith Wild book I couldn't put down. I love that The Bridge Series is a series but the books can be read independently which makes it easy for anyone to grab either of the current books and read them. I cannot wait for the third book - Over the Edge - to be released in November of this year. Highly recommend this book as well as her Hacker Series!! You won't be disappointed!
Peachey04 8 months ago
Goodness! I didn't think the Bridge series could get better but I was wrong. The story line is full of twists, turns, ups and downs. But there is also a growing love between Darren and Vanessa that is remarkable. Both want to change their life for the better, together they learn it can happen. I loved this book and am looking forward to more in this series.
Anonymous 8 months ago
Great book!! Can't wait to read the next book!!
LynnB888 8 months ago
4 1/2 STARS! Book 2 in The Bridge series really got under my skin! I liked Cam’s story in the first book, but I just had trouble connecting with Maya. In this book, it was totally different. Vanessa was a joy to let in and I really enjoyed watching her find the strength to take a chance on Darren! I’m not a huge fan of uppity Bridge sibling Olivia, but I hope to see a hunky man make her find that heart inside her chest in the final book in the series, coming later this year! Hunky firefighter Darren Bridge loves life! He loves his job, and in his down time, he loves hooking up with the flavor of the night, often someone he’s training at his brother’s gym! He’s out at a bar with his buddy Ian one night and runs into Vanessa. He had spent an evening with her months ago when they were out with Cam & Maya, but Cam made him promise not to put the moves on her, so the night ended innocently. He hasn’t forgotten her, and now that she’s in front of him again, he can’t take his eyes off of her! Vanessa Hawkins works super hard and when she finally gets to leave the office, she’s ready to have a good time! She can’t deny the sparks that fly when she runs into Darren again, but it’s not long before he’s got another chick hanging onto his every word, so she heads out. She’s maid-of-honor at her BFF Maya’s destination wedding to Cam, so she’s ready to hit the road for a much needed break! Darren uses his charm to finagle some time with Vanessa and convinces her to give him a chance while they are on the island. When they return to real life, will they be able to over come the obstacles from both of their lives to actually enjoy a relationship together?
Naughty_Book_Blog 8 months ago
4.5 Stars! Another beautifully written and stunningly sexy book from Meredith Wild! I fell in love with this author’s writing with her Hacker Series and it earned her a place on my one click list. Darren and Vanessa’s chemistry is just as scorching hot as any real life burning fire. Who doesn’t love a sexy firefighter story? Darren is your typical philandering playboy until Vanessa comes along. Despite the fact that his brother and new sister in law (Mia and Cameron from book #1) have told him he’s not worthy, he sets out to claim Vanessa as his own. Naturally, the road is rather bumpy and full of interesting twists. The results are panty dropping, swoon worthy and deliciously sexy.
mathphilosopher 8 months ago
Meredith Wild's "Into The Fire" is the second tale in the Bridge series. Darren is mmm mmm good! The chemistry between Darren and Vanessa is amazing! I loved this one even more than the first Bridge tale. I just could not love Meredith Wild stories any more. Wish the numbers went higher than 5! I can't wait to read #3!
AmyBosica 8 months ago
“You’re like this streak of bright red through my head. Whenever I see you or think about you, it’s vibrant. I can’t seem to think of anything else.” ” He brought his lips down to mine with a kiss so soft my heart ached from the tenderness of it. I swore in that moment something passed between us. Something I’d never felt before. Something I didn’t want to let go of…” Now, I am no stranger to Meredith Wild’s books. I’ve read and loved her Hacker Series, so when I heard about The Bridge Series, I could not wait to dive in. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. This book had everything I was looking for. From sex, to romance, to drama; this book has it all! Into The Fire is the second book in The Bridge Series but can totally be read as a stand-alone. Told from dual points of view, Into The Fire follows the story of Darren and Vanessa. From the moment we first meet Darren and Vanessa, their chemistry and pull to one another is so strong, you just know the two of them together are going to be off the charts. You see, Darren is used to getting everything that he wants and the one woman he wants is considered off limits. However, Darren has had enough waiting. He wants Vanessa and he will stop at nothing to have her….Vanessa knows that Darren is bad news, but she can’t fight the pull that she feels towards him. When she agrees to give him one night, she had no idea just how that one night would change things….. Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was fast-paced and entertaining. I love stories where the bad-boy/player falls for the girl that’s out of his league and this one definitely hit all my marks. I loved seeing Darren and Vanessa together. Vanessa brought out a side in Darren that he wasn’t used to. She made him possessive, alpha and determined. She made Darren want to change and take a chance on love and in return, Darren made her live. Into The Fire is an exciting addition to The Bridge Series. It was fun, sexy, and entertaining, with just the right amount of steam and drama. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series! Fans of Meredith Wild, you will not be disappointed!!
TiffanyLuvsBks 8 months ago
******Received this book as an ARC for my honest review******** This book was freaking fantastic. It was a little " naughtier" than Maya and Cameron's story. It follows Vanessa Hawkins ( Maya's friend ) and Darren Bridge and their journey in love. They have their ups and downs like most couples whether it's new or old relationship but their attraction to one another is off the charts and you can see it when they look at one another or when they are close. Vanessa is in a job that she hates and works for a boss who she can't stand but she is sticking it out because she needs a job. When her boss decides to do another business adventure and her job has become a lot more, working more hours and more travel. And Vanessa has to decide if her job is worth it or is Darren worth it. I love the Hacker Series but the Bridge Series so far is one of my favorites from Meredith. I don't want to say anymore but this book was a fantastic read.
ChristinaS4 8 months ago
Yes, once again, this book proved it's my favorite series of Meredith's thus far and I adore the Hacker series. This is Darren and Vanessa's story, secondary characters from On My Knees (the first in the Bridge series). Darren is Cam's brother and a bonafide bachelor. Vanessa is Maya's best friend so they were bound to run into each other. The chemistry is super hot and I was glued until the end! If you loved the Hacker series or even if you didn't, I promise you'll love this one for sure. I loved the little cameos from Cam and Maya too! Book 3 (Over The Edge) comes out this Fall (Nov 22nd).
Anonymous 8 months ago
2328189 Susan Stump's review Jun 21, 2016 · edit it was amazing Read in June, 2016 The title is so fitting as Meredith Wild takes you through the inferno that is Darren Bridge's sexcapades. Love 'em and leave 'em is his motto, burning a hot trail across New York with any and every lovely he can bed. Then there is Vanessa, his soon to be sister-in-law's best friend, whom he was told explicitly, hands off!! There is just something about this woman that does something to him, that sets her apart from all his usual fare. She's a gorgeous, auburn haired, sweet, intelligent woman with the voice of an angel and he must have her. So he sets his sights on her while they are all gathered on an island for his brother's wedding. She knows his reputation but is infatuated with his hot, sexy good looks. She has been having a dry spell with men and he convinces her to have a fling while they are on the island and away from the real world. Can they be temporary lovers and not fall for each other? Can they part after the wedding and go back to their respective lives in New York? Can the love of a good woman make Darren want to change his ways and give up his empty lifestyle? Can they both just trust enough to realize that love does and can exist between two people that is so strong that the fire will never go out? No spoilers here, ladies! All I can say is this is Meredith Wild at her finest and you need to read this book!! Into the Fire (Bridge, #2) by Meredith Wild
DanielleRose 8 months ago
*I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.* Meredith Wild has done it again! INTO THE FIRE is the second book in Wild's BRIDE trilogy. Each book can be read as a standalone but are better when read in order. The first book in the trilogy, ON MY KNEES, followed Cam Bridge and Maya Jacobs. Minor spoiler here: INTO THE FIRE follows Darren Bridge, Cam's older brother, and Vanessa Hawkins, Maya's good friend, as they join Cam and Maya on their destination wedding. Wild's books commonly have powerful underlying themes: love, trust, understanding, acceptance, family, and more. INTO THE FIRE didn't disappoint. With raw, sexy romance scenes and characters who are often deeply scarred, her books are passion-filled and extremely realistic. Wild's writing is some of the best I've ever read. Be prepared to stay up WAY past your bedtime with this one, ladies!
MichellC 8 months ago
What another beautiful written story by Meredith Wild!!! Are you ready to feel the heat? Well then step into the fire but don't get burned!! Darren is your typical playboy, work hard play harder. And right now he wants to play with Vanessa. Vanessa works to hard and doesn't have much time for a social life. She's trying to get her career off the ground even though she's not sure this is the career she wants. When Darren and Vanessa are forced to spend time together due to Cam and Maya's wedding things are about to heat up. Will they be able to stay away from each other? I absolutely loved the storyline and the characters created. The chemistry is off the charts!! This book is told in the POV of both main characters and can be read as a stand alone. I could not put it down, and left me wanting more!!
mkcooke 8 months ago
Into the Fire gave me the emotionally charged and wickedly heated story of Darren Bridge and Vanessa Hawkins. It told a story of how these two come together and find they share a connection and chemistry that can’t be fought or denied, no matter how hard they both tried. This story follows the two of them as they feel that connection, as they let it build and grow and spark exponentially, and as they see where that connection might be able to lead them, if they’re actually open to the possibility of something more. This book is a story of what happens when the ultimate playboy meets the girl with the guarded heart, and how things get very interesting, very real, and very risky for their hearts as they start falling hard and fast for one another. Meredith Wild enraptures you within their heartfelt and emotionally gripping story through every page of this book, and I for one could not get enough of the journey I took with Darren and Vanessa. Meredith Wild put me in this book, in her very words so to speak, and she let me be in this story through every twist and turn, through every emotional up and down, and through every turn of the page that brings you more heat, more feels, and more things to love about these exceptional characters. Into the Fire is a mesmerizing story of passion, emotion, and heart as two people with one undeniable connection try to figure out what might happen if they open their hearts up to one another, and as they see where that connection might take them, if they only give it all a chance and give into that fire. I think one of my favorite aspects of this book was being able to really invest myself with these characters on their journey together. Meredith Wild gives you the phenomenal opportunity to get to know Darren and Vanessa on the deepest and realest of levels in this book. She lets you see below the exteriors and fronts they give to the outside world. She lets you dive in deep with them, and as the layers of their exceptionally crafted characters are peeled back, she shows you just how real and vulnerable they are. She allows you to bond with them, understand them on the truest of levels, and she invests you in them, both individually and as a couple, as they try to open themselves up to one another. Into the Fire is a story of what happens when two seemingly opposite people with one helluva fiery connection, come together and see what might be, if they only open themselves up to the undeniable and exceptional feelings they share. This book is a story of fight and tenacity, and how the determination you have may be able to bring you to the exact place you never knew you wanted to be, but ultimately need and crave to be. This story is one that will take ahold of your heart, tap into every single emotion and feeling you have, and it will take you on a journey of fire, love, and possibilities as your heart, your mind, and your very soul are put within its wondrous pages. This is a story of love set on fire, the amazing and life changing things that can happen when you experience that kind of love, and the unforgettable possibilities that kind of love can bring to your life…and it really doesn’t get better than that. Simply put, this book is the entire package. Heartfelt emotion, consuming heat, and irresistibly sparkling with two dynamic characters who are willing to risk it all in order to see what could be. Into the Fire has it all, and you will be blown away by its literal amazingness.
lskywlker 8 months ago
There is just something about those Bridge siblings that I cannot get enough of!! Darren is the beautiful playboy - not planning to settle down and wanting to enjoy as many women in the New York area as he can. Working as a fire fighter (hot!!), and with the help of his brother Cameron's gym, Darren keeps himself in peak physical condition. The fact that he's hot doesn't hurt, either. Vanessa is Maya's best friend. Working relentless hours has kept her dating pool small, but since she's trying to make a name for herself, she figures it's just a matter of time before she gets to relax more. When they both have to go to Cameron and Maya's wedding, Darren comes up with a great idea - they'll enjoy the island, and each other, with no promise of a future. The characters are real, I feel like I could know them or have met them. Watching both Vanessa and Darren fight their feelings, and make mistakes along the way, is beautiful and sad. The Bridge Series is quickly becoming my favorite of Meredith's!! (Can be read as a stand-alone, but why would you want to?!)
Anonymous 8 months ago
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