Fireball (River Street Bar, #1)

Fireball (River Street Bar, #1)

by Nazarea Andrews

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He’s infuriating…
Dempsey Jones has been a nuisance my entire life, the straight-laced Boy Scout grown up to be a firefighter, of all things. He was the one helping kittens out of trees and old ladies cross the road while I was lighting cherry bombs with my best friend in abandoned buildings, and now that we’re all grown up—even if my Dad doesn’t agree—he’s still just as annoying. 
She’s impossible…
Taite Ridley has been a constant my whole life, the curly haired mischievous daughter of the police chief, charming and devious and alluring. She was wild in ways I never dared to be and too big for our little town. But she’s here, a small town cop, and I can’t avoid her, even if I wanted to. 
And I don’t want to. 
It’s like mixing fire and gasoline and when these two collide, someone is gonna get burned… 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940155413301
Publisher: Nazarea Andrews
Publication date: 03/06/2018
Series: River Street Bar , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 323 KB

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Fireball (River Street Bar, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
ShaunaC1795 More than 1 year ago
The premise of this book I was onboard with - I mean who doesn't love an enemies to friend love story? A cop and a firefighter... a small town with family and friends to witness your error until you get your HEA....those are my favorite kind of books! Then this book went all kinds of sideways for me. It had so many plot holes that it never really stuck to anything except their hate for one another when everything else was about loving one another. Taithe was supposed, I can only assume, bisexual, but there was no reason to mention it because it really never came apart of Taithe's storyline. Dempsey, for a man in love, never really finally took the lead in their relationship, but also had no other relationship during their "hate" phase. Then at the end of the story, the angle of what happened to Dempsey in high school didn't take root because there was no back story before then it felt like it was just thrown in without no rhyme or reason. The bones of the story where good, but it fell through on execution. The plot holes were far and wide as there was no character depth. It all seemed all over the place rather than a story with layered character development. It felt very sophomoric for characters who according to the book were pining for each other for the better part of 2 years. I really did want to love this book, but sadly that was not the case.
twalling More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Fireball! Fireball is book 1 in the River Street Bar Series. Taite Ridley is a small town girl. While Taite was away at college all she could think of was going back to her small town, River City. Dempsey Jones also lives in River City. Taite and Dempsey grew up together and they hated each other while in high school. Taite’s father is the Police Chief and Dempsey’s mother is the Mayor. So, you know they can’t not see each other, not only because of their parents but, their jobs as well. Taite is a cop and Dempsey is a firefighter/paramedic. They are always bound to run into each other and then they end up having “hate sex”. Neither of them seemed able to help themselves from having their hate sex. I love Taite and Dempsey characters! They are easily likable & relatable people. Fireball is a cute story and there are some LOL moments. I look forward to reading the next book in the River Street Bar Series. Rusty Nail is book 2 and will be out in May. I give 4.5 Stars to Fireball.
Alwaysahappyeverafter More than 1 year ago
My first book by Nazarea, and I really enjoyed it. Dempsey and Taite seem to hate each other, but is the hate actually hiding other emotions. Taite has many issues, can she get pass them to finally let herself love Dempsey.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
Taite and Dempsey have known each other since they were children. Been friends and enemies alike. The new dynamic between them has been leaving them both unsettled. Dempsey wants to try for a future with Taite. He knows that the animosity she shows toward him and the fire department is part of the job. Behind closed doors, there are secrets that may get out. Sooner or later someone in their small town will know. This was such a great story. Kind of a slow burn, (pun not intended - but I'll take it.) These characters are such a great balance for one another. They have a lot in common, they both have this electric attraction with such intense heat. It seemed like it was a only a matter of time for this compelling story to find them on the same page. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
Hershey07 More than 1 year ago
I love when a book surprises me, and boy this book surprised me. From the very first scene, I knew I was going to love Taite! Taite is a police officer and daughter of the police chief in her small town. Finding out more about her, I wouldn’t have thought she would be a police officer, but she is. She is a good one! Dempsey is a firefighter and paramedic. He is good at his job too! They have known each other their entire lives and were friends briefly. As time passed, they could barely tolerate one another. Now, they really only enjoy each other’s company when they are hooking up and then later return back to hating each other. You know what they say about hate and love; they are closely related. Change is in the air, and Dempsey is tired of hiding his true feelings for her, but he will have to pull out all the stops to make Taite his. Taite is one of those characters you won’t forget. She is sassy and doesn’t take guff from anyone, and especially Dempsey. Growing up, she was rebellious, not always making the best decisions. She is wild and passionate. She is all for hook-ups, especially with Dempsey when they argue so much that they sneak away to blow off steam. She doesn’t do relationships. They scare her because of the power they have to destroy an individual. She has erected some huge walls underneath that sassy exterior. Dempsey is doing his best to break them down. Dempsey has always loved Taite even when she annoyed the crap out of him. He is the opposite of her. He was always the good kid, the star athlete, the valedictorian. Taite describes him as the perfect boy scout, and she is right. He is fiercely loyal and protective of those he loves. He brings Taite some stability, and she brings him a little bit of wildness. These two are soulmates even if Taite fights it every step of the way. Their romance was both steamy and sweet. Andrews gave her readers a twist I didn’t see coming. It brought out a whole other side to Taite. Without giving any spoilers away, it is something we are seeing more and more on the news. At times, those parts were hard to read. At the same time, it also illustrated that our pasts don’t have to define us.' Not only did Andrews create a great love story between a couple, but it was a love story of friendship and community. I didn’t realize that until Dempsey’s past comes roaring into his present. His entire group of friends and Taite’s friends rallied around him. I loved the very descriptive writing of Andrews. I could see the town and the bar! I felt like I was a part of the community. I can’t wait to return when Book 2 releases. ***Read and Reviewed for Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews***
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Dempsey and Taite don't know how to be subtle. There is no love lost between the town bad girl and the resident goody two shoes. He irks her and she gets him all hot and bothered. There will be blood. Hearts are racing. Sparks are flying. Danger is up ahead. Will they fight to the death or finally give in to their heart's desires. Fireball is an explosively, spicy curve ball of a read that keeps readers on their toes the whole way through.
Jennifer_e911 More than 1 year ago
I'm an Emergency Dispatcher, and work with Law Enforcement, Fire and EMS day in and day out, so I'm partial to books that involve these elements. However, that also means I'm known to be more critical of those same books, because I know what goes into those careers. That being said, this book was amazing! The characters were interesting, the story line fun, and the whole PD/FD rivalry was hilarious. I can totally see my FD and PD guys getting involved in something like that! Taite is the daughter of the chief of police, in a small town. She also happens to be a police officer on that same department. Dempsey is a captain on the fire department in the same small town. They grew up together, and have always had some pretty caustic interactions. They love to hate each other. The back and forth between the two had me laughing so hard I was brought to tears right from the beginning of the book. Those same heated interactions made for some steamy chemistry between the two! Oh, boy, this book is HOT! There are some scenes that were tough to get through, and brought out a few tears, but for the most part, this is a fun read, and because of the characters, hit pretty close to home for me. This book was very unpredictable, and for the most part, I had no clue what was coming next. This is an awesome read for anyone who enjoys books about FD or PD, or for anyone who is looking for something that will keep them laughing! Definitely one I'd recommend!