Setting Off Sparks
Setting Off Sparks

Setting Off Sparks

by Jennifer Bernard

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USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Bernard returns to the town readers are falling in love with...

In one fiery moment, Finn Abrams went from cocksure firefighter to scarred survivor. Now all he wants is to put his life together again, get back on a hotshot crew, and figure out exactly what happened to him during the Big Canyon burnover. He never expected to be knocked off his feet by a gorgeous, no-nonsense stranger to Jupiter Point--the one woman who seems completely immune to his famous charm.

Always practical, Lisa Peretti knows she won't be in Jupiter Point for long. As an ER nurse in Houston, she helped a friend escape a dangerous situation. Now she's hiding out in the little town, determined to keep a low profile. The last thing she needs is attention, especially in the form of the tabloid-starring, actress-dating, too-sexy-for-his-own-good Finn Abrams.

Still, Lisa can't resist someone who needs her help. As long as she can keep her distance, working with the local hero as he recovers from his burns should be no problem, right?

Wrong. When danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point, she's startled to find Finn ready, willing, and more than able to come to her rescue. Add to that a meddling movie crew, some kindhearted locals, and her own unruly heart, and Lisa quickly loses any shot at keeping her feelings under cover.

Fire season in Jupiter Point is always smokin' hot...but this time it's going to be Setting Off Sparks.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940157482992
Publisher: Rock Out Books
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Series: Jupiter Point , #4
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 15,742
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life in Los Angeles for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea. No stranger to book success, she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name that she’s happy to share with the curious.

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Setting Off Sparks 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Penny42058 More than 1 year ago
This is the story of Finn Abrams and Lisa Peretti. Lisa is running from bad people. Finn falls for her the first time he sees her. Lisa doesn’t believe in love or marriage. I really was rooting for Finn. He truly deserves happiness after being scarred in the Big Canyon burnover. Grab your copy and catch up with the previous couples and learn who we can look forward to reading about in the other books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the story
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
In Set the Night on Fire, the first Jupiter Point book, Jennifer Bernard introduces us to Finn Abrams who ultimately plays a huge role in the burn over that sends the Fighting Scorpions to Jupiter Point. In Setting Off Sparks, we finally find out what caused Finn to rabbit that fateful day, and see him find his own HEA. He meets his match in Lisa Peretti, badass nurse from Houston, who isn’t afraid to put everything on the line for a friend. Together they face an unknown adversary who wants the files Lisa took with her when she left. Alternating from light-hearted fun, to more serious almost suspense, this novel has a little bit of everything. Fans of the Jupiter Point series will enjoy additional glimpses of Molly and finally seeing Sean and Evie married. New readers can dive right in as everything is well explained. I really enjoy this series and can’t wait for the next installment. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
JennieF More than 1 year ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Setting Off Sparks is the 4th book in the Jupiter Point series by Jennifer Bernard and what an awesome standalone book but you will want to read the other in this series too!! This book is about Finn Abrams, a member of a Hotshot crew that was severely injured during a fire when he panicked and ran instead of getting inside his hut. Now some many months later in his recover he is determined to have another shot at being back with his Hotshot crew again. Then he sees a picture of a beautiful woman who is working in the lookout tower and his heart goes pitter patter…… Lisa Peretti, an ER nurse from Houston is on the run for helping a friend get away from an abusive husband but who is very powerful. She came to Jupiter Point to lay low and when she meets Finn she tells him he has really awful pickup lines but she is slightly smitten anyway. She sees the man he really is and not the scars that some people think make him different…. In the mix comes a movie about Finn and his crew surviving the wildfire, Finn’s so called girlfriend and his father. Can Finn and Lisa have a relationship, will his so called girlfriend mess it up, will Lisa be able to keep a low profile??? These are some of the many questions that make this book exciting to read…..suspense, romance and will a HEA be on the horizon???
Robyn_Nichole More than 1 year ago
I'm was super excited to read Finn and his mystery mountain lady story. And J Bernard didn't disappoint! There was suspense, mystery, love and above else over coming obstacles. Finn and Lisa are perfect!
KerryACroucier More than 1 year ago
Finn and Lisa Ignite Together All Finn Abrams wants to do is get back to being a Hot Shot. In order to do that, he has to get to the bottom of the flashback that caused him to run instead of hunkering down during the burn over like the rest of his crew and work past the injuries he incurred when he ran. Lisa Peretti is in Jupiter Point temporarily. She left her job after helping a friend, and she decides to stay off the radar for a while, just in case there is trouble. When she meets Finn, his cheesy pick up lines intrigue her more than they should, and she finds herself wanting to help him finish his recovery. When trouble finds Lisa in Jupiter Point, Finn jumps in to help her. Can they find out who is after Lisa? Will she take a chance on the Hot Shot with a heart of gold? I loved getting to know Finn. He is a genuinely good person beneath all the charm. Lisa is an amazingly strong woman that sees past his scars and his family connections to see Finn for the man he is. These two fit together, you could see the sparks the first time they met. The characters were strongly developed; I loved reading their interactions with each other and the town around them. I enjoyed this story and couldn't put it down. I, again, found myself drawn into another Jennifer Bernard story, giggling and reading as fast as I could, although I hated reaching the end. I can’t wait for the next book! ***I received an Advanced Copy from the publisher. My review is voluntary and my own opinion
Grandma_Tami More than 1 year ago
Finn and Lisa both feel the sparks but Lisa is hiding from something/ someone but she is not sure who....she loves Jupiter Point but is afraid she'll need to leave soon so her secret doesn't come out .Finn is hiding from himself ....he is afraid people will only see his scares and not the man underneath. Come along as these two work to over come their biggest obstacles to find there way together!
EileenAW More than 1 year ago
Another winning story in Setting Off Sparks by Jennifer Bernard, the fourth book in her Jupiter Point series. This time, we meet Finn Abrams, former hotshot fire fighter, injured in the last fire when he went rogue for some reason. He came to Jupiter Point hoping to rejoin a spot on the crew. In the last story, while in the ranger’s tower Finn saw the photo of a woman and fell head over heels for her. In this book, we meet the woman, Lisa Peretti, an ER nurse from Houston who needed at break from her hectic job and hiding from the abusive husband of a woman she assisted in escaping her marriage. She was not in Jupiter Point to find love; in fact, she kept turning down Finn’s advances and corny pick-up lines. Trouble from Houston does follow Lisa and gives Finn a chance to come to her rescue to keep her safe and unharmed. I loved how Ms. Bernard created these characters to go from strangers to friends to friends with benefits, with Lisa believing she did not want a future with Finn. She also illustrated to her readers, and characters that not only can one fall in love at first sight but that love can also sneak up on you without realizing it. This was an enjoyable book with very likeable and authentic characters. I really enjoyed reading this book. Ms. Bernard drew me in and did not let go until I read the last page. I highly recommend this book as well as all others previously written by Jennifer Bernard to all readers and I for one cannot wait for the next story in this series. I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
TerriK6 More than 1 year ago
Another winner from Jennifer Bernard! Setting off Sparks is part of her Jupiter Point series which features Hotshots based out of the town Jupiter Point and the women who bring them to their knees. I love this series because even though each book is a standalone book, you get to visit with the crew in all of the books. Because of that, I do recommend reading them all! This book features Finn who was introduced in the first book of the series where we only got to see a glimpse of his character. Setting off Sparks gives us a chance to get to really know him and his history. Even though he didn’t start as my favorite person in that first book, he now is one of my favorites! If you love a book that keeps you turning the pages, then read this one! I never want to put one of Jennifer Bernard’s book down or want them to end! I highly recommend this winner!
wantabeefcake More than 1 year ago
I won't lie...there was more than one time in the book where I just wanted to scream at Finn and Lisa and tell them to stop being so darn stubborn. This installment had many great laughs...and equally as many romantic parts. I love how soft and sweet Finn is...especially with Molly...he is so gentle with her...makes my heart swell. Lisa is, well, the perfect example of a "badass" (to quote the book). She was tough and strong and self confident. She knew what she wanted...but wouldn't admit that she wanted Finn and all the romance he promised to give her. And Finn was determined to show her everything he had. Wonderful book. Excellent mixture of main characters with all the previous characters. Waiting excitedly for the next installment in the series. Another well written book!
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
Finn wants nothing more than being a hotshot. A long-buried childhood memory sends Finn running from a wildfire. As a result, he's badly burned and left with scars as a daily reminder. The rest of his old crew escaped the same fate by following protocol and NOT running. Since then, several of Finn's former crew have become hotshots for Jupiter Point. Finn wants to join the crew, but isn't sure the trust is there. He also realizes he's not physically where he needs to be either. Finn enlists the help of his former hotshot buddies with training and Lisa with massages to help his scar tissue. Lisa, an ER nurse from Houston, helped a friend escape a domestic violence situation which involved a powerful politician. When odd things begin to happen, Lisa buys a motor home and escapes to Jupiter Point. Lisa first meets Finn in novel #3 of this series where she happens upon an engagement party being held in a tower. Lisa lived in the tower while watching for wildfires and hiding out from powerful politicians. She reconnects with Finn in this novel. While attending the wedding of friends, Lisa notices him limping and offers to help him. At first, Finn refuses because he doesn't want anyone to know he's not "fit" enough to return as a hotshot. When Finn realizes Lisa can help him to get back on the hotshot crew, he finally accepts help. Neither one expected that therapy would grow into friendship and eventually love.... I absolutely LOVED this novel! It was so different from the other novels in this series, but familiar. Jennifer Bernard intertwined the lives of the previous couples seamlessly throughout the novel. I rooted for Finn when he finally stood up to his father. I loved it when Lisa finally realized that she was NOT her mother and that maybe love was in the cards for her after all. I liked how repressed memories and their repercussions were addressed as well. It was the perfect mixture of love, mystery, sexy hotshots, "Hollywood", and real life issues all in one novel. I read a gifted copy and all opinions stated are my own.
KimberlyDawn55 More than 1 year ago
Another winner by this author! Loved Finn and Lisa's story. The chemistry is amazing, and the story kept me hooked from beginning to end. A must-read!
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"Setting Off Sparks" is written by Jennifer Bernard, and it is the 4th book in her Jupiter Point series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features Finn Abrams and Lisa Peretti. Readers were first introduced to Finn in "Set the Night on Fire," which is the first book in this series. In that book, you see Finn with his fellow hotshot crew, but he panicked and ran away from the fire, which could've endangered the lives of the other firefighters. In "Setting Off Sparks," you see what triggers him to do that. Finn has scars from that incident both physically and figuratively. He also has something to prove because he's now in Jupiter Point and wants to be part of the hotshot crew again. Lisa is an ER nurse, but she doesn't plan to stay in town long. It was pretty much love at first sight for Finn when he saw Lisa at a tower. He tried to win her over with cheesy pick-up lines, but while Lisa was intrigued, she wasn't easily swayed by Finn's charms. Lisa needs to keep a low profile. She's hiding due to helping her friend in Houston from powerful people. But what happens when Lisa and Finn see each other again? The story of Finn's hotshot crew surviving in the wildfire is becoming a movie. Will Lisa be able to keep a low profile, or will the people she's trying to hide from find her? Can Finn become a hotshot crew member again? "Setting Off Sparks" is another wonderful addition to this series! I've been waiting for Finn's story, and it didn't disappoint! This story had romance and suspense. It will keep readers on their toes! Great job by Jennifer Bernard!
KelliJo More than 1 year ago
I love this series, set in Jupiter Point! From the HAWT Hot-Shots to the strong heroines, to the feisty old ladies, this town is perfect! Finn is the Hot-Shot that freaked during a burn over. His father is a movie mogul having the story capture on film. Finn had a memory come back to him while he was at the bottom of a creek bed trying to stay alive while burning tree fell across him. The memory was of another fire - with a different family. Now he's back, to get back on the team. And try to find this other family his father won't tell him about. Lisa is on the run from her own problems. She thinks she'll hide out in Jupiter Point, be nurse to Evie's mom, not get too involved, until things quiet down and she can return to Houston. Finn falls for her on sight - of her picture - and tries and tries to get her to date him. He finally hires her as his nurse to help him stretch his scars to help him become a Hot-Shot again. But that only leads to them not being able to keep their hands off each other. Then the danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point. While Finn is busy trying to keep her safe, the craziness of his father's movie comes to town. Will they figure out who's coming after Lisa and be able to prove it in time to save her life AND keep her in Jupiter Falls?
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
Setting Off Sparks is the fourth book in Jennifer Bernard’s Jupiter Point series. I have to say I couldn’t wait to read Finn Abrams’s book. His character was originally introduced in the first book in the series: Set the Night on Fire. I knew at that time there was more to his decision to run during the burnover, and Ms. Bernard definitely provided us with the answers. Lisa Peretti, an ER nurse is the perfect heroine for Finn. Not only does she have her own secrets that she’s running from, her past has followed her to Jupiter Point. I enjoyed watching her help Finn deal with his past and the scars that covered his body. This was a wonderful story where love overcomes all. Finn uncovers the answers to the flashback that caused him to run during the Big Canyon fire, and Lisa is able to bring down the people that made her run. Ms. Bernard is a fabulous storyteller. This a standalone book, but I suggest reading the remaining books in the series because they are just so good! Setting Off Sparks is a fast paced book that had me glued to my seat until the last words. I can’t wait for the next book in the series. I received an advance copy of Setting Off Sparks. I voluntarily read and reviewed it and this is my true and honest opinion.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I love Jupiter Point! It's the home of the Fighting Scorpions Hotshots wildfire crew and the sweet small town atmosphere makes me want to move there and spend my evenings taking advantage of the superior stargazing that made the town famous. Finn is the survivor of a blaze that left him scarred with burns 16 months ago. He's healed and he's worked hard to overcome the debilitating pain from the scar tissue that covers half of his face and his torso. When he meets ER nurse Lisa she offers to treat his painful scar tissue and that intimacy soon burns hotter than a canyon burn over. When danger follows Lisa to Jupiter Point she's forced to share the secrets of her past in the hopes that Finn and his hotshots can help to keep her safe. Setting Off Sparks is a sexy-as-sin romance that is charming and edge-of-your-seat intense, with plenty of characters that are simply delightful and very entertaining. Although these books read well as stand alone stories, I highly recommend the entire series because you can't help but fall in love with these brave men who put their lives on the line time and time again. I read a complimentary copy of this book and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
gdsnv More than 1 year ago
Every time I read a Jennifer Bernard book, I say it is my favorite; and I mean it each time. Setting Off Sparks is no different – loved, loved, LOVED it! It’s a standalone however it was such a great read and gave me the opportunity to visit with “old friends” from previous books. Just a few details, as I don’t want to get into any spoilers, but Finn Abrams was a Hotshot from the first book, who was burned and scarred in a fire. He’s trying to come to terms with that, get healthy, and get back on the hotshot crew. He meets Lisa Peretti, several times in fact, and he uses the cheesiest pickup lines in the world. Know that they are adorable lines, just as much as he is, and they are the basis of his and Lisa’s long journey to an HEA. Setting Off Sparks has excitement, intrigue, painful personal journeys (to work thru), and a growing love story throughout. It made me laugh and cry and yell and cheer – my favorite character to dislike was Stu but you’ll have to find that out for yourself! Highly recommend this story, and the series, and truly loved the book.
sbart84 More than 1 year ago
Setting Off Sparks in more than one way! Finn is part of the Hot Shots of Jupiter Point when he was involved in a fire, with lasting scars mentally and physically. Lisa is a newcomer to Jupiter Point, an ER nurse with her own secrets. Finn hires her for physical therapy, he wants to get back to fighting fires but there is a plenty of sparks that are hot in romance department. Soon Lisa is fighting for her own life when her mobile home is torched. This is a fast paced story of romance and a little bit of suspense that will keep you turning the pages. Loved Finn and Lisa, their chemistry is so hot. Everyone needs a little Finn in their lives. He is so compassionate, fun and loving. Lisa on the other hand is nonbeliever in love but loves her career as a nurse. I love the friendships of the Hotshots, so very true of firemen!! This is the fourth book in the series, but can be read as a stand alone. I highly recommend this book!!
KindleKat64 More than 1 year ago
I just love this series! From the small town of Jupiter Point itself; to the people who live there; to the brave group of men in the hot shot crew, what's not to love? I am never disappointed when I pick up a Jennifer Bernard book and was so happy to see this was Finn's story. I simply adore Finn! He is funny, sweet and sexy with a touch of vulnerability. That sense of humor and his deliberately cheesy pick-up lines drew me in and made me fall in love with him so fast. Lisa is an awesome heroine. A self proclaimed cynic when it comes to love and a superwoman as an ER nurse; she will prove to be a tough nut to crack. Finn and Lisa have some serious chemistry and are a perfect match! They both need healing of a different variety and they sure live up to the title as they set off some serious sparks together and even start some fires of their own. There is an awesome kind of suspenseful storyline interwoven with this otherwise funny sweet love story that give this book some great substance. 5 shooting stars for another delight in this Jennifer Bernard series!!!
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
It’s been sixteen months since the Big Canyon burnover, when Finn Abrams panicked, and disaster struck. His body is just about healed, albeit scarred, but Finn never quite managed to get his life back on track. He lived for the Jupiter Point Hotshots, and he wants to get back in. Lisa Peretti has been hiding for ten months. She left her position as ER nurse in Houston when she helped a friend; she knew the problems it would cause would change her life. Lisa and Finn had met a few months the year before when she was volunteering at the Breton lookout tower, not far from Jupiter Point, which provided a secure hiding place. Finn’s lame attempts at flirting with Lisa went nowhere, besides she was in no position to form any attachments. When Lisa and Finn meet again, this time he is not going to let “the girl in the tower” slip away from him. At last, Finn’s story! Finn has been an enigma since the beginning of this series, and Jennifer Bernard does not disappoint! Readers who have not read the previous instalments will be able to appreciate this book without any problem as Ms. Bernard nimbly inserts pertinent past details, while the faithful will be awed. SETTING OFF SPARKS? It’s more like a raging inferno! Where to begin! The chemistry, sexual and otherwise, between Finn and Lisa jumps off the page; their relationship is at the same time easy and difficult, and it is riveting to watch it evolve. Both are extraordinarily complex characters, and still evolve along the way. And don’t you just love a truly romantic hero? SETTING OFF SPARKS is a very sexy romance, but there is also a gripping suspense as well as the anticipated laughs with the rest of the Jupiter Point gang. I could rave for ages! Ms. Bernard’s writing is absolutely flawless, the pace perfect throughout, and he author is equally at ease with scorching sex scenes, teasing banter between friends, and action sequences. I would also like to mention that Ms. Bernard never repeats herself in any way in the four books in the series. The secondary characters are also so well defined, that I would love to see more of Annika – a Hollywood actress. I have loved every book in the amazing Jupiter Point series, and the next instalment should be explosive. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
This book takes us back to Jupiter Point with another fantastic story! Finn Abrams is still dealing with the consequences of his actions during the burnover in Big Canyon last year. As the fire grew near a bizarre memory had him fleeing rather than relying on his training. He obviously survived but the scars, both physical and mental, have him fighting him way back. Lisa Peretti is new to Jupiter Point. She doesn't plan to stay long. Just enough time for the craziness she left behind to die down so getting involved in Finn's life just doesn't make sense. Mr. Charm and Humor doesn't want to take no for an answer though and she can tell he could really use her help with his injuries. Will she be able to resist him? Does she want to? When Lisa's trouble shows up in Jupiter Point Finn seems to be the one person she can rely on! A great read and one you don't want to miss. I highly recommend it.
westgirlds More than 1 year ago
Another fantastic book by Jennifer Bernard. I really loved Finn! He is not perfect, yes he is a hot guy but with his scars he has imperfections. But that doesn't make him any less of a hero! He was still trying to figure out things about his family and himself, but he was all in when he met Lisa! He knew she was someone he needed to get to know better. She was good at hiding things about herself, but she couldn't not help someone that is wounded! Their story kept me enthralled til the very end. I love the appearances of the other Jupiter Point characters that appear in this book. I really enjoyed getting to know both of the main characters. I look forward to the next book by Jennifer Bernard book. She has become one of my top 5 authors that I must read!!!!! “I received a free, advance copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review.”