IN FLAMES OF LOVE...
As one of New York's Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman's car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he's there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman's well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he's nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington.
As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she's made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn't know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she's rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she's found her own real-life romantic fairy taleuntil he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy.
Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealedand so is Cash's warm, romantic heart. But Siena's secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handleand Siena is forced to choose between a man who's everything she's ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime.
**BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Slope of Love (The Remingtons, Book Four)
READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES:
SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White
THE BRADENS (Weston, CO): Lovers at Heart, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire,
Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play
THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO): Taken by Love, Fated for Love, Romancing My Love, Flirting with Love, Dreaming of Love, Crashing into Love
THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD): Healed by Love (Nate), Surrender My Love
Coming Soon – River of Love
THE REMINGTONS: Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love, Slope of Love, Read, Write, Love
Coming Soon – Touched by Love
SEASIDE SUMMERS: Seaside Dreams, Seaside Hearts, Seaside Sunsets, Seaside Secrets, Seaside Nights, Seaside Embrace
Coming Soon - Seaside Lovers
THE RYDERS: Seized by Love
Coming Soon - Claimed by Love, Chased by Love
About the Author
Read an Excerpt
SIX INCHES OF fresh snow covered the roads. Even with the windshield wipers set to high, Cash Ryder could barely see a few feet in front of the all-terrain vehicle he’d borrowed from his buddy Tommy. The roads appeared empty, but he knew that in a storm like this one, there could be fifty cars just outside his range of visibility. It was as if New York had been swallowed by snow, and Cash wondered how many accidents the local fire department would have to deal with. As a firefighter, he’d seen it all, from overconfident teens skidding into trees to truckers unable to stop their massive rigs from rumbling over the tops of cars that had collided on black ice. Cash was headed to his eldest brother Duke’s house, just outside of New York City, and the storm had come out of nowhere. He needed a break from the city. Hell, he needed a break from life. Visiting his brother for the evening had seemed like the perfect escape. He hadn’t seen him for a few weeks, and the last time they’d been together, Cash’s emotions had been raw. He’d laid into Dukeand everyone else who was in his pathwith a venomous rage that even he hadn’t known he possessed. Luckily, Duke wasn’t a grudge holder. He understood that even the most prepared person could be knocked sideways on occasion, and Cash knew that Duke would always be there for him.
He gritted his teeth as memories of the tragic day that completely fucked with his mind played through his head like a bad rerun. His pulse quickened, chased by full-body chills. Sweat beaded his brow despite the cold. Shit. I couldn’t get to the guy. He tried to comfort himself with the last, and most difficult, reminder the therapist his chief had told him to speak with had given him. The one she felt was the most importantand the one that he could barely stomach. It wasn’t my fault.
Skid marks across the fresh snow pulled him from the painful thoughts. Not just skid marks, but thick trails, as if a car had skidded sideways. He eased up on the gas and craned his neck, squinting into the storm. Shit. Definitely recent. Definitely over the edge of the mountain. He pulled onto the shoulder, cursing under his breath. Pulling his woolen cap over his head, he zipped his parka, and slid his hands into a pair of thick gloves. He pulled out his cell phone and reported the accident to 911. Then he grabbed the emergency bag that contained a first-aid kit, a glass-breaking tool, and other rescue items he never left home without and headed into the storm.
SIENA REMINGTON’S TEETH chattered as she struggled against the airbag pressed against her chest. Okay. Okay. Calm down. Wasn’t that the key to surviving? Remaining calm? Her heart slammed against her ribs, which ached from the impact of the accident. She tried to get her bearings, but all she could see was white. The car leaned to the right, and she had no way of knowing if she was on the edge of a precipice or on solid ground. She hadn’t seen anyone on the roads, and she’d skidded off the pavement ten minutes ago. She hadn’t even told her friend Willow that she’d left the city and was on her way. Oh God. Her cell phone rang. She scanned the floor. Goddamn phone. She hadn’t even reached for it when it rang as she was driving. She’d glanced at itfor a second, maybe twoand then wham! Her car was skidding off the road toward the edge of the mountain. Now the frigging phone was nowhere in sight. And I’m going to die out here in bum-fuck New York. Shit. Shit. Shit.
“Hey, you all right in there?”
A man’s deep voice broke through her worry.