Seeing Red [NOOK Book]

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IT ONLY TAKES A SPARK
Summer Abrams left everything behind-the warehouse fire that took her father's life, the town where her world fell apart, and her best friend in the world, Joe Walker. All she carried with her was guilt. Now, twelve years later, another fire has devastated the same warehouse, and Summer returns to Ocean Beach to search for answers. But what she finds first is an old flame that never went ...
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Seeing Red

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Overview

IT ONLY TAKES A SPARK
Summer Abrams left everything behind-the warehouse fire that took her father's life, the town where her world fell apart, and her best friend in the world, Joe Walker. All she carried with her was guilt. Now, twelve years later, another fire has devastated the same warehouse, and Summer returns to Ocean Beach to search for answers. But what she finds first is an old flame that never went out . . .

Joe Walker has become the town fire marshal-sexy, strong, and an expert at keeping people at bay. The only person he ever let into his heart broke it and left town without a word. Now that she's back, Joe swears he won't fall for Summer again . . . but the heat between them is irresistible. As he tries to help her heal the past, can he take a risk on building a future with Summer?

(Approximately 75,000 words)
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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews
"Ms. Shalvis characters leap off the page"
RT Book Reviews on Lucky in Love
"4 Stars! Shalvis pens a tale rife with the three "H"s of romance: heat, heart and humor. LUCKY IN LOVE is a down-to-the-toes charmer..."
RT Book Reviews on At Last
"4 Stars! Shalvis's latest Lucky Harbor novel is a winner-full of laughter, snark and a super-hot attraction between the main characters. Shalvis has painted a wonderful world, full of entertaining supporting characters and beautiful scenery."
RT Book Reviews on Forever and a Day
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Laughter is served in doses as generous as the chocolate the heroine relies on to get through the day. Readers will treasure each turn of the page and be sorry when this one is over."
Robyn Carr
"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."
Carly Phillips
"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"
Suzanne Forster
"Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."
From the Publisher
"Top Pick! 4 1/2 Stars! Laughter is served in doses as generous as the chocolate the heroine relies on to get through the day. Readers will treasure each turn of the page and be sorry when this one is over."—RT Book Reviews on Forever and a Day

"4 Stars! Shalvis's latest Lucky Harbor novel is a winner-full of laughter, snark and a super-hot attraction between the main characters. Shalvis has painted a wonderful world, full of entertaining supporting characters and beautiful scenery."—RT Book Reviews on At Last

"4 Stars! Shalvis pens a tale rife with the three "H"s of romance: heat, heart and humor. LUCKY IN LOVE is a down-to-the-toes charmer..."—RT Book Reviews on Lucky in Love

"Count on Jill Shalvis for a witty, steamy, unputdownable love story."—Robyn Carr, New York Times bestselling author of Harvest Moon

"Heartwarming and sexy...an abundance of chemistry, smoldering romance, and hilarious sisterly antics."—Publishers Weekly on Simply Irresistible

"Jill Shalvis is a total original! It doesn't get any better."—Suzanne Forster, New York Times bestselling author

"Ms. Shalvis characters leap off the page"—RT Book Reviews

"Shalvis writes with humor, heart, and sizzling heat!"—Carly Phillips, New York Times Bestselling Author

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455529667
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/6/2013
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 33,366
  • File size: 576 KB

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

You can learn more at:
JillShalvis.com
Twitter @jillshalvis
Facebook.com/jillshalvis
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    Stop!!!!!!

    All of these teenagers on here with chat really childish go play on your cell phone and leave the review to those really the book....... kids

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2013

    Wonderful

    Love everything by Jill Shalvis.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    Excellent

    Extremely well written recommend

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 16, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    I want more!

    ABOUT THE BOOK:

    Summer Abrams nearly died trying to save her father from a warehouse fire that, in the end, took his life. Consumed by guilt, she never set foot back in the town where her world fell apart. But now, twelve years later, another fire has ripped through that very warehouse, drawing Summer back to Ocean Beach--and to the man who was once her best friend...and is now a wildly sexy fire marshal who ignites her deepest desires.

    Walker Montana has spent most of his life keeping people at bay. Summer was the only person he'd ever let in, but she'd broken his heart--and then took off without a word. After all these years, she's back--and she won't leave until they track down the arsonist responsible for this latest fire. Now Walker, who swore he'd never fall for Summer again, discovers he can't resist the scorching heat between them--and suddenly he's wondering if all these hot nights could be become something more lasting...

    MY REVIEW:
    Okay, this was my first book by Jill Shalvis, and I gotta say—and I already warned her—I officially have a new author to stalk. I don’t know why I haven’t read her stuff before, but now that I have, I really don’t know how I am going to read anything else until I get through each of her releases.

    Saving Red was a fun, sexy read that left me hot to trot and on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put it down and wanted to ignore my body’s call for sleep. The pacing of the book felt good, and the description and drama was spot on.

    I saw a few reviews before reading this, and I understand this is a rerelease, so I have to say I am extremely confused at the lower ratings, but then again, I completely get how some individuals have their different tastes. What I can say is I totally recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a spicy story with a bit of Nora Roberts, Julie Ann Walker, and Nicolas Sparks mixed up. FYI—that’s the recipe of Jill Shalvis.

    Five out of five stars.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Fantastic

    This book was fantastic...it was happy, sad and it had you on the end of your seat a few times. Joe didn't want to get hurt again and Red was afraid anything she touched would go away like everything else in her life. It was great once she figured out that was not always the case and they both got their HEA. I highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2015

    To Silver

    THERE IS A FORCEMATE REQUEST FOR YOU AND BEWARE DON'T GO UNDER ANY CATS CONTROL, OK?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2015

    Silver

    Got it)) kept sleeping with her claws out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Rose

    She appears.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2014

    Cyrus

    "Okay."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2014

    New clan

    New clan to join. Gi to zodiac res 15 and explain about you.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Sapphire

    "Sure why not"

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Emmy

    Wgale...i tried. *cranks the engine and starts to back out*

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Jake

    Jake res. 14

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Elle

    I am sexy..like a se.x god

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Cam

    Shighs i dont want sky

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Gage

    Tou want sy

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2013

    Great

    I really enjoy reading Jill Shalvis books. Wonderful characters and story with a bit of mystery. This is a great one!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Good!

    I adored our hero. He's everything you would want! Handsome, gentle, honorable, strong. Then we have our heroine. I want to slap her across her head! But, it makes for good reading. And the mystery that our romance is wrapped around. Wonderful book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2013

    The heroine is beyond irritating!

    Ok, I normally really enjoy Jill Shavis books. The story of Summer and Joe working toward their HEA in 263 pgs. I struggled the first 100 pgs and just had enough of Summer's character and skipped to the last chapter and epilogue. I just could not take her one more page. Joe was likeable from the beginning and Summer was so self-absorbed and acted like a spoiled brat.
    Summer is that person you want to scream "The world does not revolve around you and your problems. It is not MY purpose in life to cater to you and your needs, especially when you could never be bothered to help anyone but yourself. So stop your whining!!"
    I get the author was using Summer's personality as what she became in a way to deal with her dad's death. Yet, as an only child who dealt with the aftermath of losing my father young... I could not relate to the heroine's actions.

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  • Posted August 6, 2013

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    Summer was broken and still suffered the after effects of that t

    Summer was broken and still suffered the after effects of that tragedy twelve years ago. She had occasional panic attacks, she didn’t like closed spaces, she was estranged from her mother and the rest of her family, and she wasn’t capable of having anything more that no strings attached sex. She was seen as someone who ran from her problems, so when she decided to stay a while and help her mother, no one believed her. She felt unwanted, left out and very alone. The first time she made advances on Joe, he rejected her and that stung. According to her, no man had ever turned her down. She wasn’t a bad person, she just never dealt with her feelings in a proper or healthy manner. Therapy would have done her some good.

    Joe was a little broken as well. He always got dumped because of his inability to open up, and he let work get in the way of his personal life. Even though he’d gotten older and matured, he still felt like the fat loser he was in high school. I guess the weight came off, but the scars remained. When Summer returned, he couldn’t forget his old feelings for her, but he showed incredible restraint towards her. What I loved about him was that he never took any crap from Summer. He made his feelings clear every single time – what he did and didn’t want. In my eyes, he was practically a saint. He stole the show, and he had the best lines.

    There is no denying that there was chemistry. Their tiptoeing around old feelings and difficult conversations pulled at my heart strings, but I can’t say that I liked Summer. I understood her pain, but if she could show some empathy for her mother and her cousins, I didn’t see why she couldn’t do the same for Joe. I disliked her more every time she would deflect a question or an uncomfortable situation by baiting Joe with sex. He continued to be her rock, to be there for her in any capacity with the added hope that one day she would let that barrier down and let him in. This went on until for 80% of the book. For me, her hem-hawing dragged on a little too long. This is what I meant by “a healthy dose of angst”.

    I thought the pacing was good. The main characters came with a lot of baggage, and they needed the time to sort through it all. It did drag in a few areas, like the constant interruptions during (potentially) pivotal discussions, either by phone calls or Summer’s mother “having a moment”. I got a little annoyed being buoyed up only to be let down. As for character development, I was Team Joe all the way. Summer, like I said, was very slow on the uptake. I’m not a fan of a near death being used to jump start a character into deciding that life is too short to not go after what they really want. It just seems terribly cliché. There were a few steamy scenes, and the sex was consummated but not graphic. Despite my issues with parts of the story, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t keep turning the pages anyway. After all the drama, I definitely wanted to reach that happy place of a HEA, especially because of Joe. After this roller coaster, I’m not exactly eager for more angst, so I’ll probably be saving the rest for a rainy day. Also, this book can stand on its own.

    Disclaimer: I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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