Fire and Foreplay

Fire and Foreplay

by Melanie Shawn

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BN ID: 2940158563911
Publisher: Red Hot Reads Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2017
Series: Hope Falls Series , #14
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 3,514
File size: 878 KB

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Fire and Foreplay 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
sferguson105 More than 1 year ago
Ever sit down and start a book, and within the first few pages you know you’re evening is shot, that any plans you may have made are now pushed to the back burner, because you won’t be able to put the book down until you’ve finished??? Fire and Foreplay is one of those books. It will suck you in from the beginning, and have you falling in love with Gabe and Adrianna. These two are perfect for each other. They were brought together by a tragedy, and made the best of it. This was a fun, sweet, sexy read that will have you laughing at some parts, and crying at others. I feel like I say this every time these ladies release a new book, but this is definitely my favorite of the series, and a must read!!!
DebDiem 16 hours ago
Fire And Foreplay is a contemporary romance by Melanie Shawn. Ms. Shawn has once again delivered a well-written book. The characters are outstanding, as is the dialog. Adriana promised to look for the father and took her cousin's son to raise after her cousin died. Gabe is a fighter that had to take time away from the ring for cancer treatment. Adriana and Gabe's tale is loaded with drama, humor, sizzle and a surprise for Gabe. I enjoyed reading Fire And Foreplay and look forward to my next book by Melanie Shawn. Fire And Foreplay is book 14 of the Hope Falls Series but can be read as a standalone. This is a complete book, not a cliff-hanger.
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Anonymous 22 days ago
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KatrinaWiese More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two sittings...I just couldn't read it fast enough, it was so good! This book had it all, romance, laughter, tears, (lots of my tears) and such a sweet HEA that I melted! Gabe and Adriana were a perfect match from the start, but as the story developed we were shown that were each other's "rocks" and true counterpart. I loved reading this novel, it showed true life struggles and pains. The story was so real that I felt like reaching out to give these characters big hugs for everything they were struggling through together. As usual, Melanie Shawn has dished up another stellar love story. I have loved Hope Falls right from the start and I know that if you haven't stopped by, you need to! I can guarantee that you will fall in love with not only the town of Hope Falls but everyone who lives there as well! I can't wait to get back, and I just left! Luckily it doesn't look like we will have to wait too long...Fire and Romance, book #15, Marco and Sydney's HEA, should be coming out soon! This can be ready as a standalone novel, even though reading just this book will not be enough, you will have to read the entire series! NOTE: I was provided with an advanced copy in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts are my own.
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Oh my goodness! Can there be a more perfect man than Gabe Maguire?! He is kind, sincere, goofy, spills off bad poetry, his great with kids, he is a nurturer, caretaker, protector, and build like a Greek God and his game is foreplay... He is not a shy person when it comes to his feelings towards Adriana Hale and her kids. He is all in, and he wants everyone to know it. I mean, he is the dream, the ideal man that is impossible not to love. Adriana is the match for Gabe. She is brave, strong, capable woman, who has created a great life for herself and her kids. She is the heroine that is easy to look up to and appreciate everything she does. She is willing to fight for her kids, to keep them safe and happy, that is the main thing in her life, a responsibility and a pleasure she never forgets or wants to put aside. She is a completely dedicated mom, an entrepreneur with over thirty employees, a superwoman indeed. And the chemistry between Gabe and Adriana is sizzling, the connection between them is immediate yet it is genuine, sound, and true. With the situation they are in, the feelings sit fast and deep into their hearts and minds. The link between them is tight, it reaches their souls as well as their bodies. They had me smiling, swooning, and sighing, reading about Gabe, Adriana, and the kids had all my emotions involved. The story is about survival in the biggest test that life can through at your way, it is about finding your soul mate at the least expected time with the least expected person, it is about forming the connection, falling in love, letting your mind go, and trusting that the person is there to catch you when you fall. It is about being a parent, and everything it involves, it is about family, about that place where you belong. It is a touching, adorable, heartbreaking, and healing story about love, family and coming home. Prepare for tears, tears from the hardships all the way to the happiest moments in life. There are tears of loss and tears of healing, with lots of smiles and even belly laughs in between because life is unpredictable, filled with surprises no one can expect. The smoothly flowing tale will capture your mind, the characters will make you fall in love with them, and you will be living each moment, right there, with them, with your emotions churning and the anticipation high. Just the typical visit to Hope Falls, if you ask me, cause I am in love with the series where each story is fresh and anew ~ Five Spoons!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Fire and Foreplay by the amazing duo Melanie Shawn, the fourteenth book in their Hope Fall series. We met MMA fighter Gabe Maguire in the last book. After winning the rescheduled match postponed by his cancer diagnosis he returns to Hope Falls to join the fire department, working with his cousin, the chief. Adriana Hale, a single mom of twin four-year old girls, promises her dying cousin to try to find the father of the nine-year old son she had after a one-night stand. While watching a MMA fight together, Adriana realizes that Gabe could be the missing father. Taking a chance, she travels to Hope Falls to meet Gabe and get to know him, before dropping her bombshell. The minute he saw Adriana, Gabe falls for her, hook, line and sinker. She makes him feel alive again, which hadn’t happened since his cancer diagnosis. Could she be his soul mate? These two need to discover if they can handle the obstacles this entire scenario places in their way and if they actually are able to share the journey to the future. Through their amazing and vivid writing Melanie Shawn did an outstanding job tackling this love at first sight story. I genuinely enjoyed reading Fire and Foreplay and was pleased with the way Melanie Shawn found a way for Gabe and Adriana to find their way to a happy forever. Although this book is part of a series, it can also be read as a stand-alone. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to reading the next story in the Hope Falls series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Marlene976 More than 1 year ago
I was introduced this writing duo with their crossroads series and I enjoyed every book. Then I saw that they also wrote the hope falls series. I have not read them all yet, so I cant be sure but I know that for now, in this moment, this book was everything. I can't recommend it enough Gabe is well there are no words, he just is......what he has overcome! Adrianna OMG what I felt for this woman, I am sure they are both real people, that is how developed and layered their characters were ( so well written) . Their love story, their story had everything and even though I cried serious ugly tears at the end I re read it 5 TIMES !!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I am a fan for life!
tracykids4 More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved this book. Such a good read and a tear jerker. Gabe was the perfect character for this story. So loving and been through so much himself. Adriana also having been through so much was his perfect much. Gabe is an MMA fighter that had just made his comeback after having survived cancer. Adriana is a single mother of twin toddlers as well as a mother to his cousins son Jonah because of her cousin passing away from cancer shortly before. Adriana is trying to fulfill her cousins dying wish to find Jonah’s father. Did Adriana go to Hope Falls to find Gabe or could running into Gabe just be an happy accident? Why do you read this great story of love and heartache and fresh starts. You won’t be disappointed.
booknerd81 More than 1 year ago
Tear jerker that will make your heart and your soul happy. Adriana is a woman who has been dealt nothing but tough breaks in her life time. She has only had herself to rely on while raising her kids and growing her business. Gabe has been knocked down a bit by life but he is fighting his way back so when life puts Adriana in his path he is in fighting shape to win her heart. I loved this book so much! Adriana’s story really pulls at your heart strings. But she is such a strong capable woman that you are also rooting for her the entire book. Gabe is the only person who would understand Adriana’s need to hold back on leaning on someone else but he is also the perfect person to convince her that it’s ok to share the burden sometimes. This book was a quick read for me, because I didn’t want to put it down. I loved all the Hope Fall’s books but this one has a special place in my heart. I just hope we get to keep checking in with these two in future books.
deeeee More than 1 year ago
Honest review for free arc Adriana Hale, a single mother of three, is on a mission. One night while watching an MMA fight with her adopted son Jonah, her world spins off its axis. Jonah’s hero, Gabe Maguire looks suspiciously like the man in the photo strip she has of her best friend/cousin Emma and her Vegas one night stand, which produced Jonah. Emma raised Jonah alone until she died of an aggressive cancer. Adriana promised Emma she would try to find Jonah’s father for her, and now she believes has. Fast forward a tad… Gabe has decided to settle down and begin a life in Hope Falls. He has family, friends, and a job he loves, but something is missing. He has battled many foes, including his MMA nemesis and cancer. Life has never been a picnic for him, but he’s ready to start looking for that missing piece in his life. The instant he sees Adriana, he feels that missing piece click in. Adriana wasn’t ready to meet Gabe, but the minute she walked into Sue Ann’s restaurant, she spotted him. She wanted to get a feel for him before explaining her reason for coming to Hope Falls (to take a paternity test), but Gabe approaches Adriana mistaking her for a blogger he was suppose to meet, and they seem to be on the same wavelength. The chemistry between Adriana and Gabe is explosive. As a reader, I found myself pleased that they didn’t feel the need to fight the attraction.
jenlilly12 More than 1 year ago
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Ahhhh!!! I think this may have been my favorite of the series (even though I say this every single time a new book comes out)!!! I read this book in one day because I just couldn't put it down. They have such a way with characters and making them so perfectly imperfect that you can't help but love them and root for them!! It was just the right amounts of fun, sexy, sweet and emotional. You must read it!!!!
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"Fire and Foreplay" is written by Melanie Shawn, and it is the 14th book in the Hope Falls series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Gabe Maguire and Adriana Hale. Adriana is a single mother to two twin girls, Lexi and Laney, and her late cousin's son, Jonah. When Jonah asks Adriana to watch an MMA fight with him, Adriana makes a shocking discovery. Gabe looks like the guy in her late cousin's photo. The guy who happens to be Jonah's father... Gabe was eating in a restaurant when he saw Adriana pull into a parking spot. He was instantly captivated by her. He actually thought Adriana was the blogger, who was supposed to interview him. But she didn't exactly correct him. She just didn't know how to break it to him that he might be Jonah's father. How will Gabe take the news that he could possibly be a father? What happens when the media finds out that Gabe is seeing a mystery woman? What are the results to do the DNA tests? "Fire and Foreplay" was a beautiful, heartwarming story to read! Gabe is swoonworthy, and you see how much he absolutely adores Adriana as well as the children. He quickly embraces them. Readers will fall in love with Gabe and Adriana!
sharonrCA More than 1 year ago
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I have read this entire series and some I have loved more than others. This was a really wonderful story and I really enjoyed it. No one dies in the actual book but the story does revolve around cancer as Gabe, has beaten his cancer diagnosis but is now sterile from it and Adriana, his female lead, lost a sister to a form of it. So those sensitive to Cancer, I just wanted to warn you. Adriana lost her sister to cancer and she is really struggling with it. She is a mom to two twin girls and she also is a new mom to her 9 year old nephew. No one knows whose Father Jonah is but when Adriana sees Gabe at a prize fight she thinks he looks familiar and when she find a photo with him she thinks he might be Jonahs dad. That is what brings her to Hope Falls and to Gabe. Gabe for his part really likes her and they sorta date while she visits town. I kinda wanted her to get over herself and tell Gabe why she was there. But beyond my impatience with that I beyond LOVED this story.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I have only read a handful of books by these authors, but they have a fan forever. Even though the book is part of a series, if like me , you have only read a couple of other stories in this series, it is definitely a stand alone. The story takes us back to Hope Falls, a town you would like to live in. This one centers around Gabe Macguire, a MMA fighter, a cancer survivor, and a newly appointed firefighter and Adriana Hart, single Mom to 3 year olds, and the son of her deceased cousin. Adriana goes searching for Gabe for news that will turn his life upside down. But life is full of surprises, because in the midst of all of this , their attraction is strong and something neither expected. Not only are the plot and the characters well developed but the story is heartbreaking, heartwarming and there are moments when you will shed a tear or two. When a book moves you to feel all these emotions, you know you have found a winner. Thank you for another wonderful trip to Hope Falls. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book. I have only read a handful of books by these authors, but they have a fan forever. Even though the book is part of a series, if like me , you have only read a couple of other stories in this series, it is definitely a stand alone. The story takes us back to Hope Falls, a town you would like to live in. This one centers around Gabe Macguire, a MMA fighter, a cancer survivor, and a newly appointed firefighter and Adriana Hart, single Mom to 3 year olds, and the son of her deceased cousin. Adriana goes searching for Gabe for news that will turn his life upside down. But life is full of surprises, because in the midst of all of this , their attraction is strong and something neither expected. Not only are the plot and the characters well developed but the story is heartbreaking, heartwarming and there are moments when you will shed a tear or two. When a book moves you to feel all these emotions, you know you have found a winner. Thank you for another wonderful trip to Hope Falls. I was gifted this copy. The opinions expressed are solely my own.
kmichels More than 1 year ago
These are the times I wish there was a better rating system. 5 stars doesn't even begin to tell you how awesome this book was. Gabe was all in from the first moment, even before the revelation, and you could just tell that from the first moment fate had stepped in to change his life. Adriana was amazing as a heroine. She was beautiful, strong, smart, caring, and everything else too. A single mom of twins who has stepped up to the plate every time? How can you not love these characters? Laughs, tears, sighs, gasps, I felt them all deeply. I didn't want to stop reading and I didn't want it to end!