Fire Me Up

Fire Me Up

by Rachael Johns

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Overview

Can a scorching affair with a bohemian beauty tame a motorcycle man with a dark side? Rachael Johns takes the wheel in the sexy series co-written with Megan Crane, Jackie Ashenden, and Maisey Yates.
 
Travis “Cash” Sinclair values only two things from his days with the Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now Priest Lombard is gone, and Cash has inherited the Deacons’ clubhouse—not to mention its unexpected tenant. She’s exactly the type of woman he tries to avoid: all incense and art, with a sharp tongue that promises trouble. So why does Cash want to push aside those flowing skirts and lose himself between her legs?
 
Billie Taylor fled a bad marriage to start a new life among the grit and glamour of the French Quarter. She refuses to let another man distract her from her dreams, especially an outlaw biker with nothing to offer except hot sex and an eviction notice. Cash is dangerous, with an untamed streak he tries desperately to conceal. He drives Billie wild, sending her too close to the edge for her own good. And she won’t fall under his spell—or into his bed—without a fight.

Praise for Fire Me Up
 
“As far as biker series goes, this one has certainly been a heck of a lot of fun! Sexy, smooth and sweet, Rachael Johns’s installment of the Deacons of Bourbon Street is not to be missed.”—A Tasty Read
 
Fire Me Up is the perfect title for Travis and Billie’s hot tempers and even hotter romance. I recommend it as a must read.”—I Heart YA Books
 
“What happens when a hot biker with abandonment and commitment issues meets a hippie who challenges him in every way but dislikes everything he stands for? Well, a lot of heat, for one. . . . The story was enjoyable, the sexual chemistry between Travis and Billie was hot and the character development was really great. . . . I enjoyed reading Fire Me Up and I’m very interested in the rest of the brothers and the conclusion to the murder mystery.”—The Sassy Bookster
 
“Entertaining . . . crackling . . . The mystery, angst, and sensuality continues as readers are introduced to the gruff yet sexy playboy Travis and upbeat hippie girl Billie.”—Words of Wisdom from the Scarf Princess
 
Fire Me Up was a great addition to this series. . . . I love a good mystery as well as a hot love story. Deacons of Bourbon Street is giving me both—a win-win for a romance reader. I highly recommend Fire Me Up for anyone who loves motorcycle club romances, a good mystery or just simply a good, solid love story.”—Keeper Bookshelf
 
“Fun, sexy . . . [Travis and Billie] were explosive together, which made for a very enjoyable book and addition to the series.”—Majorly Delicious
 
Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101884669
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Deacons of Bourbon Street Series , #2
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 213
Sales rank: 187,729
File size: 921 KB

About the Author

Rachael Johns is an English teacher by trade, a mom 24/7, a supermarket owner, a chronic arachnophobic, and a writer the rest of the time. She rarely sleeps and never irons. She writes contemporary romance for HQN, Harlequin Australia, Tule Publishing, and Loveswept, and lives in rural Western Australia with her hyperactive husband and three mostly gorgeous heroes-in-training.

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Fire Me Up 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
JaneeElanine More than 1 year ago
I received this Book from NetGalley and Loveswept for my honest review Another great story out of this series. The switching of POV throws me off a bit, but can honestly it doesn't distract from the book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the story. Heavy on description while light on dialog.
ReneeEntress More than 1 year ago
4 star This is the first book I have read by this author and I was not disappointed. The story has laughs, suspense, twists & turns, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below they are also in this series: Make You Burn (The Deacons of Bourbon Street, #1) This is Billie and Cash’s story. Cash is in town to get rid of his inherited property that he got from the Deacons president when he died. Billie lives and works on one of the properties that are now his. The passion between these two is out of control but with their pasts they are both leery. Can they overcome past hurts to make something work between them? There is mystery surrounding the MC’s president. Will those mysteries cause issues for this couple? Will they ever understand why they were sent away? Or in the end will we be left with unanswered questions. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story line. I've always been a fan of the bad biker boy and the sweet girl next door! Can't wait to read the ones to follow!
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
Travis has made a life for himself outside of the MC. After the Prez dismembered the club, Travis got a MBA and works as an independent security analysis. His days with the MC are over...or so he thought until Ajax calls and threatens him if he doesn't get to New Orleans ASAP to find out who killed Priest, their former MC Prez. When Travis arrives, he finds that the old MC building has been rented out to an art gallery! The owner is a short, feisty blonde named Billie who sets him afire like no other woman has. Billie'is pissed...some guy in a leather cut, walks into her gallery, tells her he's the landlord and he's going to sell the place as soon as he can and leave, and moves in! Despite their dislike for each other, a relationship occurs although they both know it's temporary. But it ends sooner than later when Travis demands she cuts off relationship with an artist...Billie sees signs of her controlling ex-husband and won't stand for it. Great read and I can't wait for the next. *I received this through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Lab228 More than 1 year ago
This is the continuation of the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC. Years ago, Priest, the President of the Deacons MC club banned four of his top men from the club. So far the reason they were banned remains a mystery. You just know that a “job went bad”. After, Priest is killed, Travis (Cash) returns for the funeral. While there he finds out Priest has left everything to him and three others. He doesn’t want to have anything to do with the MC again. He only wants to claim his portion of the club house and return to his home in Florida. However there is a problem. The club house has been turned into an eclectic art gallery. It has been Billie’s dream to open an art gallery but now this is all threatened. Travis bulldozes his way into Billie’s life. He tells her he plans on selling the building and plans to stay in the apartment which is part of the Gallery. In the beginning there is a lot of hostility between the two. But over time over time, it turns into something more. Overall, I enjoyed this book and look forward to the stories of the remaining MC members. Hopefully, we will finally find out the reason the members were banned and why Priest was killed.
oktravelchick_421 More than 1 year ago
4 Stars The story of Travis (road name Cash) and Billie. Travis has returned to New Orleans, his old motorcycle club stomping grounds, and the place he grew up, after the leader of the former club has died. He along with his former club brothers are trying to figure out if the leader died in an accident, suicide, or possible murder. Billie is living in and running a funky little art gallery out of the building that used to be the club quarters/hangout. She’s a bit of a hippie and opposite of Travis. This becomes glaringly obvious when he is revealed to be one of the new owners of the building she rents, and somehow demands he lives there while he is in town. This is taking quite a liberty, but I forgave it. This is my first book in the series, and I did not feel lost at all. Things were pretty predictable, and not as ‘dirty’ as I tend to like my MC series reads. But the two did have good chemistry, and I was happy with the ending. While you know where the next book will probably begin (which character), the story remained focused on these two - which I enjoyed. A good solid read and I’m happy to have read it. Romance Readers received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
The 2nd installment of the Deacons of Bourbon Street is a fun, sexy and quick read. This book can be read as a stand alone but I would recommend reading the first book in the series so you know about the characters going into this book. Travis "Cash" Sinclair left Bourbon Street of NOLA behind years ago and never looked back. When the president of the Deacons sent him away from the only "family" he had ever known Cash vowed he would never come back. But after the president dies in a motorcycle accident, Cash comes home to say his good-byes. What was supposed to be just a quick stay turns into weeks after her learns that his "brothers" and him have been willed their old club house. Cash wants to sell the property as quickly as possible and head back home, he isn't a biker anymore, now he is a successful business man who wears suits instead of leather. Things change however after Cash goes to the old club house to check things out. Surprise doesn't even begin to describe what he feels when he see that the old club house has been turned into a funky art gallery, but the biggest surprise of all is the bohemian beauty who runs the gallery. Billie Taylor ended up in NOLA after fleeing a bad marriage. She always dreamed of living in NOLA amidst the bright buildings, colorful array of people and the legends. Now running an eclectic and funky art gallery on Bourbon Street, Billie is living the life of her dreams, that is until Travis "Cash" Sinclair struts into her gallery. Cash is sexy, bossy and one of the original bikers of the Deacons of Bourbon Street. When Billie finds out he is also her new landlord and he plans on selling the gallery Billie is stunned, but not as much as when he announces he is also her new roommate while he is in town. Billie refuses to give up her gallery without a fight but is her gallery the only thing she may loose with a man like Cash. Cash and Billie's characters were explosive together which made for a very enjoyable book and addition to the series. I received an eARC copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest review and opinion. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
gaele More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars – rounded The second title in this four-book series brings us to Cash’s story. Returning to New Orleans to say goodbye to the recently dead club president, he discovers an inheritance. He has been deeded some old Deacons property that just happens to be in use by Billie Taylor: it houses her gallery and the small apartment above the storefront. Far different than the first in the series, this story takes a circuitous route to a happy solution for Billie and Cash. Cash was difficult to like, and even more difficult to tolerate in his blatant disregard for Billie: he had his reasons for wanting nothing to do with the Deacons, and Priest’s decisions – preferring to sell and go. But Billie is almost a casualty in his early behavior – his bullheaded approach didn’t show me a redeemable person beneath… even though (this IS romance) there was a physical attraction. Characters in this are a bit more developed: Billie is recovering from her own hang-ups and issues – and Cash just jumps in with that air of control. Slowly though, the two do develop a rapport, as Cash opens up to BIlie and the two find that together they can be WHO they want to be, not who they are. There is an underlying layer of mystery surrounding Priest’s death, and several unanswered questions about the disbanding of the club, his final bequests to former members that moved out and on from New Orleans, and some other little “who is pulling the strings’ moments. Most are still unanswered and dance on the line where some answers need to come or the storyline will feel like filler to prolong, rather than a driving force. Less rough-hewn than the first, this is a good ‘starter kit’ for those interested in trying motorcycle club romance but are unsure about the graphic nature of the genre. Rachael Johns has created a character in Billie that was truly a fun one to know, and gave some development to Cash that brought me around to accepting, if not wholly believing or liking him much. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
I love that Fire Me Up is a totally different kind MC story than I usually read. Travis "Cash" Sinclair is every bit a bad boy biker without having to be a part of a MC or a womanizer. It’s been ten years since The Deacons MC spit up. After Priest(the president) got into some trouble, Priest told the members of the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC to go their separate ways. Now Priest is dead, and he has left the properties that belonged to the Deacons MC to Travis and the other three MC bikers. But, the last thing Travis expected or wanted was to inherit properties or the Deacons’ clubhouse that used to be his home years ago. So Travis has come back to New Orleans, a place he turned his back on, to finally put the past and the Deacon MC behind him along with the man Priest who he believes abandoned him. But when Travis returns, he finds that before his death, Priest has leased the clubhouse to Billie Taylor, who has made it into an art gallery for the local artists to sell their artwork. Billie is not too happy to hear that Travis has come back to sell the clubhouse. Billie came to the French Quarter to get away from a bad marriage and start a new life for herself in New Orleans. So when the sexy biker Travis shows up to take her new life away—a life where she finally has her own independence—she’s more than pissed. And Travis is just the kind of man that she might lose more than clubhouse to—she could also find herself falling for this bad boy biker who brings out the wild Billie. Travis isn’t too happy himself to find Billie, a sexy, beautiful Aussie, living in the MC clubhouse. Travis knows Billie is trouble and it's not just because she is living in his clubhouse. Travis is also having trouble with his MC Brothers and the mystery behind Priest's death. Travis came back to New Orleans to put the past behind him, to finally be rid of his commitment to Deacons MC, but Billie has gotten under his skin and in his heart. For the first time in his life, Travis is starting to feel and see what true commitment and trust means because of Billie's love to fight his own stubbornness and to fight for him. Fire Me Up is the prefect title for Travis and Billie's hot tempers and even hotter romance. I recommend it as a must read.
lucy117 More than 1 year ago
This book was given in exchange for an honest review. If there was a scale of one to ten on how hot this book is I would give it an twenty. Hot, Steamy, and Sexy. Thank You for allowing me to read this book. It was an honor and couldn't put it down.I would highly recommend!!!
jmhoward07 More than 1 year ago
MUST READ!!! I so could have more to the story and hope that I get more of Billie and Cash I feel like there story was just truly coming together towards the end and it would make for a wonderful twist to everything. This was and easy follow along read and really enjoyable, made turning the page even more fun hell I couldn't put it down I wanted to read this no matter what. ***I received this story for free in exchange for an honest review, see more of my review @ http://jmhoward2007.blogspot.com ***
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Biker, Cash, returns to collect his portion of the Deacons club house only to find that its been turned into an art studio. The inheritance was left to Cash, Ajax, Blue and Prince by Priest. Priest death comes as a big blow for all but its the nefarious circumstances behind Priest accidental death that might pull the ex-Deacons back together. Billie transplanted to the U.S.A. with an American dream...to own her own gallery and find an outlet to express her art. She fell in love with the French Quarter and the home she turned into her gallery. All her dreams are now threatened by Cash. Cash doesn't want anything to do with the memories the club house causes. He wants to leave it all behind by getting it sold and getting himself gone. Can Billie show him the value of home? This is a rocky romance, with pure alpha grandstanding and some romantic suspense to boot. The conflict comes mostly from past demons with a little bit of mystery and suspense behind Priest's death. I was left wondering why so much time was focused on Priest's decision to disband the Deacons but it never comes to closure or even close to closure. I really enjoyed reading Fire Me Up. I found it entertaining and in the end give it 3.5 stars. I received this ARC copy of Fire Me Up from Random House Publishing Group - Loveswept in exchange for a honest review.
bookwoman14 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review and here it is. First, when I requested an ARC of this novel, I did not realize it was part two in a 4-part series, which is probably why the beginning struck me as being very abrupt. This is the first book I've read by this author, and I was taken aback by her writing. Although I realized that I was reading an uncorrected proof, when I read the author's biography, I learned that she is an English teacher. As a former English teacher myself, I couldn't understand some of the many grammatical errors I found, everything from misused words, to oddly conjugated verbs, and an almost complete lack of understanding about prepositions. Admittedly, I'm a grammar nerd, and perhaps "at" and "with" are used interchangeably in Australia, where Ms. Johns resides, but trying to ignore them was unsettling to this reader. Having said that, I found myself liking her hero, Travis, even though he's portrayed as a bit of a jerk early on. I was a bookstore owner for 17 years, and if my landlord suddenly informed me that he was selling the building out from under me and wanted me out while I still had a signed lease, he'd next be talking to my attorney. However, as the relationship between Travis and Billie, our heroine, develops, his backstory makes his behavior more understandable. We get a bit of Billie's backstory as well, which makes some of her waffling about the hero understandable, but as one of the two main characters in this novel, she is not as fully fleshed out as the hero. She is, however, a likable, artistic bohemian, and honest, which was a big plus. Next, the relationship between Travis and Billie, while certainly hot, seemed to develop way too fast considering the fact that both are described as being gun-shy about relationships. Then, there's the mystery of who killed Priest, the head of The Deacons, and what the few remaining members of the MC will do about it. His death is one of the reasons Travis returned to New Orleans after a 10 year absence, and although not a primary reason for his return, there is also the rift in the relationship between Travis and his mother to resolve. While I don't read many MC romance novels, and since I requested this one thinking it was a standalone. the plot was interesting enough and there were enough unanswered questions at the end of part two to leave me willing to read parts three and four.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Fired Up and is a great book **A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review** These are MC romance novel books that are tied together by different authors about men who are bikers that were thrown out into a cruel world and had to make something of themselves and are back to look at the MC Brotherhood to find out who killed their former biker leader. Travis “Cash” Sinclair cares for 2 things in his life from his time with Deacons of Bourbon Street: his prized Harley Davidson and the man who gave it to him. But now that Priest Lombard is dead and Cash has taken over for him as head of the clubhouse-not to mentions its unexpected tenant. This unexpected tenant is one hot lady is the type of lady he tries to avoid—one with the sharp tongue, all arty crafts and incense and stuff. He wants to resist her but he cant and is torn. Billie Taylor moved to NO, LA after a nasty divorce . Her ex got to the point of controlling her every move and she couldn’t take that and it ended her marriage. Her family loved him and tried to keep her from divorcing him Her divorce was something that took a lot out of her and now she is here in NO, and has a terrific art gallery that will allow her to blossom again and heal. While in the gallery one day, she runs into Travis and there is something about him that calls to her, this chemistry and in him she sees something good, something she would like to get to know. Travis though started off their association by telling her he is her landlord and being a total jerk but after getting to know her and them spending time together, Travis unbends and the chemistry is super-hot between them. Now, Travis wants to sell the property that Billie has her art gallery in. She will put up a fight- Will Travis stay and fight for his lady or will he run away, and go back to his previous life ? The heat between the two is great and I enjoyed the secondary characters shown. This is another fantastic story in the MC Bourbon Street series. My rating: 4.6 stars ****
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This is the second in the Deacons of Bourbon Street series and is the story of Travis "Cash" and Billie. While I really enjoyed the first in the series (Ajax and Sophie's story), I found that Travis and Billie had a weaker connection for me in this one. Travis's character alternates between rough to sweet and back again, and I had difficulty getting a fix on him. Still, they had some chemistry and there are some steamy love scenes between the two. Outside of the romance, there is the mystery of Sophie's dad's death that is connecting the stories together and the plot advances in this one as we find out more details about Priest's death. This is a standalone story and there is enough detail that a reader can jump right in with this one, though I highly recommend reading Make You Burn which introduces all the characters. 3 stars, and looking forward to the next one!
EllenAnderson More than 1 year ago
I must admit first off, that while things were at least explained a lot more in this second book of Deacons of Bourbon Street, I still did not see where it was written that the storyline will be carried out through the series. I will admit that I liked Cash/Travis and Billie's story more. Maybe because Rachael Johns had more story than just sex scenes. Don't get me wrong, you get your share of hot and steamy here also, but there is also a very good storyline about Travis' past. Looking forward to see whose story we get next, Blue or Prince, because I think I have gotten myself hooked on this MC Club and waiting for them to solve their mystery. I would recommend that you read the books in order, because of the underlying storyline that ties these books together. **I was given this copy in exchange for an honest review**
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Travis is a former biker that comes back to town after the club president is dies. Billie rents the old clubhouse and runs a gallery out of it. But Travis has gone legit and just wants to sell and go back home. When two of the remaining members tell him the president was killed and they want Travis to help find the killer. Now Billie must fight to keep her gallery and her heart. Excellent story. Bikers, artists, a dog and lots of dirty sex. RECEIVED A COPY FROM NETGALLEY
Jenafyre21 More than 1 year ago
Fire Me Up (Deacons of Bourbon Street #2) by Rachael Johns is the second in the Deacons of Bourbon Street MC books. Four books about the four main members, each book written by a different author. I can tell you that yes I did read the first book, no I was not lost in the middle of the series because this book reads stand alone giving you some of the back story. This is Travis and Billie's Story. Travis, known to his MC brothers as Cash, was one of 4 that were sent away from the Deacons of Bourbon Street 10 years ago after one last job went wrong. Having carved out a life for himself away from the MC, the last thing he wanted was to be called back after the death of Priest, the MC President. When Travis returns to NOLA he wants to just come in, pay his respects and quickly get out. But getting the guys to agree to sell the property that was left to them is harder than expected and with the hottie that is running the gallery in the building that use to be the MC Clubhouse, Travis may have more trouble than he can handle. After years of being told that she was not good enough, being told what she could and coune not do by her ex-husband and by her parents Billie left Australia and found a home, a place to belong and a career that she loves in NOLA. That is until Travis walks in and turns her world upside down. The only problem is that she might hate him just as much as she wants to be around him. When questions about Priest's death force the Deacons to look into what really happened, rival MCs, long thought dead abusive parents, and pride might come between Billie and Travis if they are not careful. What I loved about Billie and Travis is that they got each other. Yep, their chemistry was off the charts and both were afraid to let down their walls and take the chance that they might get hurt, but it was a risk worth taking. Travis was so supportive and encouraging where Billie was concerned. Allowing her the freedom to sketch again. Billie, although she thought that Travis should make peace with his mother, did not force the issue and made it clear that it was his choice, she was not going to do anything to try too sway him. I loved the interaction with the Travis and the other club members. At times is was funny, sometimes scary, but there is a mystery to unravel and we will have to see where things lead. I look forward to reading more in this amazing MC series.
Lisa-Lou More than 1 year ago
Fire Me Up by Rachel Johns 4 out of 5 stars This is book 2 of the series and should not be read out of order. This series really reminds me of Sons of Anarchy, minus any graphic violence. There are hot alpha bikers and beautiful girls turning into "old ladies". Plus plenty of hot biker sex. Yum! In this book, Cash, also known as Travis, is reluctant to return to his old biker ways, meanwhile meeting Billie, the beautiful owner of the art gallery which is housed in the previous MC clubhouse. As far as MC books go it is pretty tame, but full of relationship twists and turns. So, if you like a sexy alpha biker story and dislike anything too graphic then this is the perfect MC series for you. Enjoy!
Maisie-D More than 1 year ago
Travis Sinclair is back in New Orleans, and he’s not happy about it. He left 10 years ago when his President of his MC, Priest told them to split up and leave town, after their last job went bad. Now he’s back now because Priest is dead, and all the remaining members of the MC are suspicious of his death. They think he’s been murdered, and they’re out to find out who did it. But the story is all about Travis and Billie. Travis “Cash” Sinclair has decided to stay in the former clubhouse, but Priest rented it to Billie Taylor, who has turned it into an art gallery. To say Travis is disgusted by this is obvious. Priest left four properties to the four remaining MC Deacons of Bourbon Street. He wants Billie out so the property can be sold and he can get back to his life he made for himself in the last ten years. But he is highly attracted to Billie, and her cute Australian accent. He figures some amazing sex with Billie until he leaves will take his mind off of how much he hates NOLA. I love this book! It was full of snarkiness and some torrid love scenes. Travis was smokin’ hot! Billie cute and adorable. It was a light and quick read. A solid 4 stars.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book! This is the second in the Deacons of Bourbon Street series and in my opinion, this series really should be read in order to truly understand everything that is going on. This book centers around Travis Sinclair or Cash to the brothers. He's not at all happy about being back in NOLA and is ready to leave the city and memories behind him. Unfortunately his business here isn't quite finished and he can't leave until it is. Getting rid of the tenant in a building he inherited is his first priority, too bad she is one sexy little pixie that really does it for him. Billie Taylor has had it with domineering men. So why the hell is she so attracted to Travis? She should be running hard and fast in the opposite direction. In this battle of wills can anyone really win? Maybe both of them? This is very well written and really moves the story along. I'm definitely a fan of Travis! This is a book and series I would recommend.