Tasting Fire

Tasting Fire

by Kelsey Browning

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BN ID: 2940161876084
Publisher: Steele Ridge, LLC
Publication date: 09/13/2018
Series: Steele Ridge: The Kingstons , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 31,405
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Kelsey Browning writes contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and cozy mystery. Her Georgia-set, co-authored G Team mystery is described by readers as "The Golden Girls meet Dirty Harry." Her single title romances garner reviews that call her writing funny, sassy, and full of sizzling chemistry.

Originally from a Texas town smaller than the ones she writes about, Kelsey has also lived in the Middle East and Los Angeles, proving she's either adventurous or downright nuts. These days, she makes her home in northeast Georgia with her tech-savvy husband, her smart-talking son, and a (fingers crossed) future therapy pup. Find Kelsey online at KelseyBrowning.com.

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Tasting Fire 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Peachey04 7 months ago
Wow! This book grabbed me from the very beginning. The story line is filled with suspense, mystery, fear, uncertainty and undying love. The characters are unique and have strong famiy and community ties. Looking forward to more from Steele Ridge.
Blsfan68 8 months ago
This is a fabulously written, fast paced story with mystery, romance, suspense and many surprises. Once I started reading, I didn’t want to put it down. The characters are well developed, believable and complex. I love the teasing and strong family ties within the Steele/Kingston families. A must read! ARC received from the author and voluntarily reviewed.
Guitarmomma19 8 months ago
The surprise ending of this one is great. I never had a clue and I loved that!  Emmy was a small town girl with big time dreams. But to achieve those dreams she has to break the heart of her high school boyfriend and fist love, Cash Kingston. With no ambition beyond staying in their hi hometown she has to say no. Little does she know that seta off a chain of events that will change them forever.  Years later Emmy is a Dr and well known ad loved with her colleagues. But when her eyes are opened to what Oliver, her boss and lover wants, she finally understands what she wants. And with her sudden unemployment, her dream job opens up in her hometown. Seeing Cash once again, Emmy realizes she never stopped loving him. And Cash knows all too well what his feelings are for her. Taking the job that should have been his should make him bitter but it only makes him want to work harder. Then things start happening. Bd things that are focused towards Emmy and all things stop for Cash. His only concern is for the woman he loves and noone is going to hurt her.  But as their renewed passions increase s does the danger to Emmy's life and career. Is Oliver behind it all? Could she really have been so blind to what he was capable of? Or is it someone else, someone who wanted Cash for their own?
Nicolerko 8 months ago
4.5 Stars This book sucked me right in. I loved it was a second chance romance. Getting to know Emmy and Cash I want them to get their HEA. It's not going to be easy because someone isn't happy Emmy is back in town. The characters are great. I loved Cash's family. I love all their different personalities. I will say Emmy's ex is a real piece of work. What a number one jerk! I strongly disliked him. This book had the heart and feels along with the heat and the suspense. The suspenseful parts of this book had me on the edge of me seat. It also had me flipping the pages to see what was going to happen next. To me this book was well rounded and gave me what i crave in a book. I received a complimentary copy of this book
LynnB888 8 months ago
4 1/2 STARS! First love reunited! With the next books in the Steele Ridge: The Kingstons series, Kelsey Browning brings us Cash's story! We all know and love Sheriff Maggie who's been with us for the entire series, and Cash is her sexy firefighter brother. He had his heart broken by his first love and never quite recovered, and now here she comes barreling back into town. The characters had my attention quickly, the backstory was intriguing and the mystery and danger that soon pops into the story was a really great addition. Really enjoyed Cash and Emmy! Emerson McKay met Cash Kingston as a tutoring assignment in high school, but a fast friendship and spark of first love was quick to follow their introduction. They were soon inseparable and everyone thought they were in it for the long haul ... including Cash. Emmy's ambition and career dreams led her to break his heart and go on to make a life for herself. Now she's back .. and she wants the guy she left behind! Cash loves his job as a firefighter and tactical medic, so when the promotion he's been vying for is snatched up by returning Emmy, he's spitting nails. First she dumps him and leaves him hanging his head in embarrassment, and now she takes the job that was supposed to be his? What more does this woman want from him?? When upset and danger seems to follow soon after she arrives in town, Cash sits up and takes notice.
Crickerz 8 months ago
I loved this book! The main characters are so well written. Emerson McKay is such a strong female lead. I enjoyed how smart and spunky she is. She is tough but also vulnerable, she is a no-nonsense woman that longs to figure out what having fun is all about. She has worked hard to earn her position as the lead emergency room doctor at Baltimore General. But one break up later she finds herself out of a job and moving back to her hometown Steele Ridge. Cash Kingston is a medic with Steele Ridges local fire department. He is strong and caring works hard and loves his family. He is selfless and willing to lay his life down for others. He also used to be in love with Emerson McKay and when he hears that she is engaged and moving back to Steele Ridge he is not happy. When he discovers that Emmy will be part of his Tactical Medical Team he is not happy at all. When bad things start happening Emmy, Cash steps up and tries to find the person behind the attacks. Things really become serious when an innocent teenager is killed. Cash and Emmy work together to try to find the person behind the attacks starting with Emmy's ex-fiancee. This is such a sweet love story with just enough action and heat to keep you turning the pages and trying to guess who the villain is. Honestly, I was shocked not only to find out who it was but also how violent that person truly was. If you enjoy and good action-packed mystery with a love story and some pretty hot scenes added in, then Tasting Fire is the perfect fit for you.
Crickerz 8 months ago
I loved this book! The main characters are so well written. Emerson McKay is such a strong female lead. I enjoyed how smart and spunky she is. She is tough but also vulnerable, she is a no-nonsense woman that longs to figure out what having fun is all about. She has worked hard to earn her position as the lead emergency room doctor at Baltimore General. But one break up later she finds herself out of a job and moving back to her hometown Steele Ridge. Cash Kingston is a medic with Steele Ridges local fire department. He is strong and caring works hard and loves his family. He is selfless and willing to lay his life down for others. He also used to be in love with Emerson McKay and when he hears that she is engaged and moving back to Steele Ridge he is not happy. When he discovers that Emmy will be part of his Tactical Medical Team he is not happy at all. When bad things start happening Emmy, Cash steps up and tries to find the person behind the attacks. Things really become serious when an innocent teenager is killed. Cash and Emmy work together to try to find the person behind the attacks starting with Emmy's ex-fiancee. This is such a sweet love story with just enough action and heat to keep you turning the pages and trying to guess who the villain is. Honestly, I was shocked not only to find out who it was but also how violent that person truly was. If you enjoy and good action-packed mystery with a love story and some pretty hot scenes added in, then Tasting Fire is the perfect fit for you.
Heather_P 8 months ago
This book has cursing (including f-bombs) and on-page sex. If those things will cause you to leave a bad review, this probably isn't the book for you. If you enjoy Ms. Browning's unique writing style, you'll be happy to know that her “voice” is in full effect in this story even though it is a romantic suspense and not a strict romance. That said, the author's notes at the beginning of this book are very important and should definitely be read. If you're used to Ms. Browning's lighter romance stories, this one is a little different because it is a romantic suspense and thus it is a little bit darker than her usual stuff. That said, it isn't nearly as dark as some romantic suspense/thriller books - a lot of the things that happen are suspenseful but not gory - there are only a couple of things right toward the end that are briefly graphic. They're easily skimmed over, but every reader is different so please use your own self-care when reading. This book is really great, and it fits so perfectly into the Steele Ridge series. Although at first I was a little taken aback by Emerson's surprising judgment of Cash and I was convinced I wasn't going to like her, it didn't take very long for her to change my mind. To my surprise, I wound up very much liking Emmy. And then there's Cash Kingston. Cash is the perfect romance novel hero from start to finish. He's the kind of man that has the perfect combination of sexiness, sweetness, humor, and the incredible loyalty that makes this reader swoon. I absolutely loved the way that he helped Emmy find her way out of her comfort zone. These two were perfect for each other, and I loved their love story. Although the main story is a second chance love story between Emmy and Cash mixed with some mystery, the town of Steele Ridge and all of its inhabitants were also such a huge part of their story. I loved Cash's entire family (although I do hope Mrs. Kingston never bakes for me!) but Shep was my favorite. He was so beautifully and perfectly written that I really just wanted more of him. The mystery plot was really interesting. Although I had many suspects, I honestly didn't figure out who the Big Bad was until the very last second. I really love it when an author can surprise me, and Ms. Browning did that with this one. Bravo, Ms. Browning! I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a really well-written romantic suspense story that has intrigue, humor, sexy heat, and a ton of heart. You cannot go wrong with a Steele Ridge story!
SullyGirl 8 months ago
Tasting Fire has everything I could possibly want in a book! A wonderful second-chance-at-love couple with Cash and Emmy, check! A close-knit family who supports not only its members but their entire small town, check. A squad of firefighters/paramedics/SWAT team members...yes! And that doesn’t even include a creepy ex, the suspense of a possible hidden threat and a splash of current events. While Tasting Fire is book two in the Kingston series, which is a continuation of the Steele Ridge multi-author set, it is a stand-alone story. I didn’t feel I missed out on anything by not reading book one, but I’ll be going back to it, since I loved this one so much. With plenty of drama, romance, fun dialogue and great secondary characters, Kelsey Browning has written a fantastic 5 star read!
RachaelBrown 8 months ago
Tasting Fire was entertaining from beginning to end. The suspense was great, and I enjoyed the humor, especially Cash's mom's crazy culinary creations! I loved Emmy and Cash's second chance love story. The ending was perfect! I love the Kingstons just as much as the Steeles, and I look forward to Riley's story next. I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary Advance Reader Copy.
Terri_C 8 months ago
In Tasting Fire, Ms. Browning takes the reader on a journey touched by love, trauma, suspense and twists and turns so unexpected they take you off the edge of your seat and dump you right on the floor! I have read Kelsey Browning's romances and romantic comedies before, but Tasting Fire is a romantic suspense. It's just as good as everything else she has written. She has included some things that are current to society today and soooo troublesome! Emmy and Cash, who were a high school couple years before, are caught up in the horrific happening Emmy has returned to Steele Ridge at least partially because of him. Events and circumstances may bring them back together or they might drive the wedge further between them.
JaneN17 8 months ago
WOW!! This story is soooo good! I am at a loss for words to describe this story but here goes. This story is heartbreaking, exciting and wonderful all rolled into one. I loved Cash and Emmy and how their second chance had real life elements to it. It made them relatable and endearing. I also loved the way the author wrote about some of todays social issues in such a thought provoking way. It was perfect! Highly, highly recommended!!
CathyGeha 8 months ago
Tasting Fire by Kelsey Browning Steele Ridge: The Kingstons #2 When given a second chance at forever-love with a man you turned down thirteen years ago and you really want that opportunity it just might be worth leaving the big city for your small hometown Steele Ridge in North Carolina. That is just what Dr. Emmy McKay decided to do one day after events pushed her a bit in that direction. When she arrives in town as the new head of the Tactical Medical Team working with the regional SWAT team it is a bit of a shock to the team and to Cash Kingston…the man she never really got over. Cash has never really had more than fleeting relationships with women and is a charmer with a ready smile on his face but he is a lot deeper than many, especially Emmy, might think. As the two become reacquainted they learn that the supposed ashes of their youthful love may hide embers that only need to be fanned a bit to burst to life again. As Emmy settles into her job at the ER and as team leader of the TMT bad things begin to happen. One thing followed by another has Emmy and Cash thinking about who might be behind the sudden happenings and both want to get to the bottom of the situation. In addition to the mystery threatening more than one the two take time to be together. This is a story that is deep and thought provoking. It is a second chance romance but it also deals with current situations heard about in the news and they are handled with skill and heart without losing the essence of the underlying love story. It took me a bit of time to warm to Emmy…I mean…how COULD she leave Cash behind to pursue her professional goals…and yet…how could she give up those goals? And, why was Cash so eager to fall back into Emmy’s arms after so much heartbreak on his part? Well, perhaps their young love was true love and always meant to be. I loved Cash’s family and found them, the Steeles, Emmy’s cousin and mother all to be wonderful people. I would love to know more about the rest of the Kinsgston siblings and look forward to finding out what will happen next in Steele Ridge. Did I like this book? Definitely! Will I read more in this series? Without a doubt Do you need to read previous books in the series? Not really Thank you to the author for the ARC – This is my honest review. 5 Stars