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Scorch by Dani Collins

Jacqui Edwards is back in Glacier Creek to wrap up loose ends after the death of her husband, Russ, captain of a group of daring, talented smokejumpers. She wants to stay and reboot her life, but faces an uphill battle shedding the role of the captain's fragile, grieving widow.

After growing up in foster care, Vin Kingston finally found a family when he joined the smokejumpers. Then, six months ago, his best friend and captain died in a freak jump accident right before his eyes. Vin is consumed with guilt and determined to watch over Russ' widow. No easy task when the vibrant, beautiful Jacqui is busting out of her shell and challenging Vin's vow to keep her off limits.

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BN ID: 2940158247255
Publisher: The Tule Publishing Group, LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2016
Series: Firefighters of Montana , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 121,897
File size: 446 KB

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Scorch 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
nelriv More than 1 year ago
Received an ARC for my fair review netgalley. It was an emotional story, with some heat. Jacqui returns home to bring closure on her life after her husband Russ died, who was also a smoke jumper. Vin was still struggling with it, and even though he has an intense chemistry with Jacqui, she is the widow of his late friend, and he does not feel that it is ok, and that he is worthy. Vin had a pretty difficult life, and here with the jumpers if where he feels home, Jacqui needs to convince him, that he can have it all. They were able to finally get there HEA, it did go back and forth a little bit to much for me, but never the less, entertaining
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Yes! What a fantastic read. This is book 2 in The Firefighters of Montana series and it features Jacqui Edwards and Vin Kingston. The chemistry between these two is off-the-charts HOT! Everything they did, whether it was talking, fighting, or something more intimate, was done with a gripping intensity that sucked you in to the scene. Each of their issues were so different from the other but equally emotional. Great story with awesome characters! I can't wait to read about more of these amazing firefighters.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
The best way to describe Scorch is real. There's emotion that's heartbreaking, people searching for answers and guilt that seems to never end. Ms. Collins has crafted a story full of flawed people as they journey toward healing and starting again. At no time, do Jacqui and Vin have an easy road ahead but they come out stronger on the other side because of it.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
Jacqui must learn to live again and Vin wants to help but has to let go of the past. Second book on the firefighters of Montana series. Definitely a page turner. Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks. Opinions are entirely my own.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Scorch is the second book in the Firefighters of Montana series, written by Dani Collins. Having returned from Florida after the shocking death of her firefighting husband, Russell Edwards, Jacqui is met at the airport by Vincent Kingston, who had been her husband’s best friend for as long as she could remember. Things are already complicated: Vincent is in the process of buying Jacqui’s house, which carries painful memories of the man she’d loved. The sale had been spur-of-the-moment and would not only benefit Jacqui. With Vincent being in the middle of a messy divorce, he had already settled in, making the house his permanent new home. Things are about to get tense, not to mention extremely awkward, when Jacqui changes her mind about moving and returns to her old job at the forestry service in Montana. Vincent suddenly finds himself homeless, while Jacqui discovers an undeniable attraction for Vincent and cannot keep her eyes off him. Slowly, Vincent’s feelings are returned, but he knows that he is unable to act on them without betraying Russell’s memory. There is also the fact that Jacqui is still emotionally vulnerable, missing Russell desperately. As both tackle their emotional boundaries, life around them at the station continues, with firefighters and smoke jumpers putting their lives on the line every single day. Dani Collins’ follow-up novel to Smolder is fluid, perfectly engulfing the previous story line with her own. Well-written, Scorch brings together two people who are grieving and had made a snap decision about selling the family home (and ownership of the dog) while Russell’s widow had fled Montana and every happy memory of her husband that she had ever known. I like that she felt skeptical about her husband’s replacement, Sam, who, although having problems of his own, welcomed Jacqui’s return to her old job. Holding with the tradition of the Firefighters of Montana series, the emotional and physical text did not reach overly sexual levels, thus maintaining the series’ high quality and family values. Friendships and relationships are pushed to the absolute limit through a mutual tragedy, with each scene written as realistically as the next. I thoroughly enjoyed the deep, emotional story of Russell, Jacqui and Vincent, which had only barely been touched on in the first book. If you enjoy your romance with a touch of irony, drama, tragedy, suspense, action, humor and stubbornness, you will definitely enjoy Scorch. I recommend, however, that you read this series in its proper order of release so that you can fully come to know and understand each of the characters involved.
Kristyl21 More than 1 year ago
Jacqui Edwards lost her husband in a work accident and fled from Montana to Florida to be with family. Months later she returns to tie up loose ends, one of which is selling her house to her late husbands best friend Vin Kingston. when Jacqui returns to her job to quit things will get complicated. I really enjoyed this book. I liked how Jacqui was able to move forward and get a happy ending.
Rhondaz More than 1 year ago
Scorch by Dani Collins....If you love smokejumpers and Montana, this series is a must read. Dani Collins has written a wonderful emotional story, Jacqui has lost her husband and Vin was he best friend. This book is filled with amazing characters, danger, friendship, family and love. I highly recommend this book as well as the series. I was given a complimentary book by publisher for an honest review.
Hpergo More than 1 year ago
Jacqui Edwards is heading back home from her time away in Florida. Time she took to deal with the loss of her husband Russ. Vincent Kingston had kept in touch with Jacqui while she was away, watching over her home and dog Muttley. Jacqui was coming back to pack up her things, collect her dog and move to Florida. However, not long after being back, Jacqui realizes she is home for good. She has missed Montana, her job, and seems to have feelings for Vin. Should she take back her job and stay in Glacier Falls where she feels at home? I love this series! Vin’s wish to belong made my heart heavy and was thrilled that he had his happy ending! I sure hope there are follow up stories in the making. I will hate when this series ends.
BookSnuggle More than 1 year ago
"Scorch" is a great second change romance that pulls at your heart. You could feel the different emotions of the characters from heartbreak to an intense attraction to each other. As you get into the story you realize that appearances are not always as they seem. "Scorch" by Dani Collins is book number two in the "Firefighters of Montana" series. This is Jacqui Edwards and smokejumper, Vin Kingston's story. Jacqui aka "Jaci" had been running the office for the Glacier Creek smokejumpers and fell in love with Russ the boss. Jaci and Russ got married then tragedy hit and Russ was killed in a jump. Jaci left Montana for awhile and went and stayed with her family in Florida. She is back in Montana with the intentions of packing her stuff up and moving to Florida. I wonder how that works for her? Vin is also a smokejumper and was good friends with Russ. Now, Jaci is Vin's best friend. He kept Jaci's dog while she was in Florida. Vin also agreed to buy Jaci's house once he and his ex sold their house. During the time that Jaci was gone she and Vin stayed in touch. Vin picks Jaci up from the airport and from the start they both are seeing each other differently. Vin has been fighting his feelings for Jaci for a long time. He also doesn't want to lose the friendship they have plus he doesn't feel it's right to go after his friend's widow. Jaci's plans to leave Montana change. She decides to go for what she wants. Their relationship crosses the line into an intimate and steamy relationship. Will Vin take a change on having a stable family with Jaci? Or will he allow his insecurities from his past and the fact that everybody thought that Jaci and Russ' marriage was perfect keep him from taking a chance on love? FYI, includes mature content. I received a copy of this book from Tule Publishing for an honest review. I really enjoyed Jaci and Vin's story. This is a passionate and steamy story but goes so much deeper than that. A great way to escape your regular routine.
RachaelBrown More than 1 year ago
After the death of her husband, Jacqui left Montana to spend time with her family. She kept in touch with Vin while she was away and they developed a strong bond. When she returned months later to pack up and move to Florida, she realized that she missed living in Glacier Creek. Spending time with Vin made Jacqui hope for more than friendship, but it's too bad that Vin and the rest of the smoke jumpers consider her to be off limits. Add that to the fact that she derailed Vin's plans by moving back home and they have a few obstacles to overcome. This is the second book in the Firefighters of Montana series, but it can be read as a standalone. Scorch is the first book that I have read by Dani Collins and I definitely want to read more of her books. I love finding authors that are new to me. **I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.**
HinaTabassum More than 1 year ago
The characterisation is good which lends to the intensity of the story. A book I ma happy I read.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
Yet another hit by Dani Collins. I loved this book. Jacqui and Vin are so good together. Vin was her husband's best friend who, became friend and support to her after his death. When she returns home to tie up loose ends, they are confronted by an undeniable attraction. They both struggle with grief and guilt as their feelings for each other deepen - it's an emotional read that ends in a HEA they both deserve.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jacqui Edwards left Glacier Creek after her firefighter/smokejumper husband was killed. Now she's coming home. Vincent Kingston was her husband's friend and comrade. He wants to help make her return easy, but there is a complication. He's attracted to the widow. Jac feels the same. However, Vin is afraid to take a chance. He thinks that he's not worthy of her. I wanted to shake him and tell him to go for it. Jac is a feisty, beautiful woman who cares for him. The both deserve a second chance at happiness. The gossips shouldn't stop them. I enjoyed this second chance at love story. The characters are likeable and compelling, the romance passionate and the story touching. Dani Collins did a wonderful job. I'm enjoying the Firefighters of Montana series. I'm ready for Book three.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Jacqui Edwards left Glacier Creek after her firefighter/smokejumper husband was killed. Now she's coming home. Vincent Kingston was her husband's friend and comrade. He wants to help make her return easy, but there is a complication. He's attracted to the widow. Jac feels the same. However, Vin is afraid to take a chance. He thinks that he's not worthy of her. I wanted to shake him and tell him to go for it. Jac is a feisty, beautiful woman who cares for him. The both deserve a second chance at happiness. The gossips shouldn't stop them. I enjoyed this second chance at love story. The characters are likeable and compelling, the romance passionate and the story touching. Dani Collins did a wonderful job. I'm enjoying the Firefighters of Montana series. I'm ready for Book three.
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Characters to Root For! When the former captain and Jacqui's husband Russ died while doing his job as a Smokejumper, she flees Glacier Creek for Florida and the comfort of her family. Planning to start over in Florida, Jacqui comes back to Montana to settle her affairs, including selling the house to Vin, Russ's best friend and the only one she kept in touch with. When she realizes she won't be happy anywhere else, she decides to stay. Jacqui's staying throws everything in Vin's world off kilter, and when he realizes his attraction is not one-sided, Vin has a lot of guilt to work through. There is so much to this story and it takes some time for Vin to realize that some things weren't as they seemed. The characters were well-developed, and I could feel myself rooting for Jacqui and Vin's relationship. This book can be read as a stand alone, but I also enjoyed how both this and the first book in the series crossed with their details. *I received an advanced copy from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
CatmomJD More than 1 year ago
In a small town where everyone knows everyone else's business, how will two people who are starting their lives over move past the gossip and rumors to find happily ever after? After the death of her husband, Jacqui Edwards tried to move on with her life in Florida. After she returned to Montana to pack her belongings and sell the house, she decided she just can't leave. This did not go over so well with Vincent Kingston, who was in the process of fixing up the house and had already planned on buying it. Vin had been living with Jacqui and her husband Russ before Russ's tragic death. Vin and Russ were best friends and worked together as fire fighters and Vin still had a hard time coming to terms with how Russ died. Vin knew Jacqui was off limits. But he was having a hard time fighting the attraction that grew stronger with each day that they spent together under the same roof. Jacqui had never been with another man except for her husband, so the feelings she had towards Vin were all new and she really didn't know how to go about moving on with him. When she finally gave in, it was well worth the wait. I enjoyed this story quite a bit. The characters were written really well and the story was very descriptive. I can't wait for more Firefighters of Montana books.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome read of the smoke jumpers of Montana. Jacqui has returned home to put final closure after the death of her husband, Russ a former smoke jumper. After returning home, she has decided to stay in Glacier Creek, where her friends are there. The only problem is that, she wa selling her home to her husband's best friend, Vic, another smoke jumper. Can they maintain their friendship as things heat up in passion department. Jacqui is not afraid of following her heart, but can she can convince Vin of the same. A well written book. Dani will bring you into this emotional story and not let go until the end. I could really feel for Jacqui and Vin, as they try to find their HEA. I highly recommend this book, along with the rest of this series.
CArcidiacono More than 1 year ago
A scorching hot addition to the series! After the death of her smoke jumper husband Russ's death, Jacqui flees to FL. She returned later to deal with all that she left behind luckily with the help from sexy Vin, another smoke jumper. I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Jacqui's husband died while jumping out of an airplane. His friend, Vin, was there with him. Jacqui left town for a while but she is back and has suddenly decided to stay. Vin has been such a good friend to her and she doesn't want that to change and neither does he. Except they both do want it to change but are afraid it would ruin their friendship. Jacqui would once again have to open her heart to a man who runs into the flames and she would worry about him all the time. Vin is just afraid to open his heart. If he does, it just might get stomped on again.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
In this 2nd book in the Firefighters of Montana series, it's Dani Collins's turn to take us deep into the life of one of the exciting smokejumper teammates in Glacier Creek. She brings her characters to life and makes us fall in love right along with them as they take a journey through love, forgiveness, and carrying on. Great addition to the series! Jacqui Edwards is returning home for the first time since losing her husband 6 months ago. Her intent is to close up all her loose ends and complete a move to be closer to family, but the second she sees Glacier Creek again, a sense of home fills her heart. She can't leave this place. Vincent Kingston is the only person Jac has stayed in touch with while she's been away, so of course he's the one there to pick her up from the airport. He was her husbands best friend, has been taking care of their dog, and is in the process of buying her house. There is an instant strange sort of attraction between the two of them when they embrace for the first time that has never been there before. They've been friends for years ... but this is something more. As they lean on each other to get past the loss of Russ, will they allow themselves the chance to see what this fire is that's starting to flare up between them?
Linda-Henderson More than 1 year ago
Jacqui Edwards has been in love with Russ for years. When he dies doing the job he loves she's left with starting over and getting past her grief and everyone's expectations for her. Vincent Kingston worked with her husband and they form a close friendship, but can it become more than that. This is a story of love and danger, because smoke jumping is dangerous. I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and can't wait to read more from this series.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Another awesome story about the hot smokejumpers of Glacier Creek! After the death of her smokejumper husband Russ, Jacqui Edwards left Glacier Creek to deal with her loss away from the scrutiny of the crew of jumpers. Now she's back and although she first thought she would resign her position working with the guys she finds herself very much wanting to stay! Vin Kingston was Russ's best friend and he's determined to watch over Jacqui for him. This wild and crazy attraction to the woman was something that just couldn't be acted on. Jacqui is determined to move on with her life and she plans on doing that with Vin. She's just as determined to break through his resistance! Definitely a book I recommend.