In the Fire by Eileen Griffin & Nikka Michaels ~ Book Review by Brandilyn

In-the-Fire Title: In the Fire

Author: Eileen Griffin & Nikka Michaels

Publisher: Carina Press

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars


Because the way to a man’s heart…

Eight years ago, the world was their oyster. Until, that is, competing chefs Ethan Martin and James Lassiter’s hot and heavy relationship fizzled after Jamie left for an internship in Paris. Even though Jamie’s career has taken off since his return to the States, with his own television show and a lot of fame, his feelings for Ethan have never quite gone away.

Ethan’s culinary career has developed more slowly, but he’s almost saved enough to buy the restaurant where he works and re-open it as his dream spot, Bistro 30. If only he could get the sexy chef who loved him and left him out of his mind.

But when someone starts sabotaging the restaurant and a fire threatens to take away everything Ethan holds dear, his only option is to rely on Jamie for help. Back in close quarters, the two men will have to find a way to work through their past if they hope to save the restaurant—and their future.

See how Ethan and Jamie’s romance began in In the Raw, available now!

Brandilyn’s View:

I was eagerly awaiting the sequel to In the Raw by Nikka Michaels and Eileen Griffin. I, of course, jumped at the chance to review it. These ladies are magic together.

Note: If you haven’t read In the Raw, do so now. I will wait. There may be some spoilers for In the Raw in this review, you have been warned.

I fell in love with Ethan and Jamie in In the Raw (, but my heart broke when they were separated. In the Fire picks eight years later; if that tells you anything… Yeah, they didn’t make it… Heartbreak #1… So that leaves us with needing to get them back together, they are soul mates, after all. They are both hurt. They both made mistakes. They both need to know why. They both are stubborn as all hell.

I liked that there wasn’t one evil influence, well there was the best friend, but he wasn’t evil so much as just a douche. I liked that both sides are at fault. I liked that they had to work for it and didn’t just fall back in love the instant they saw each other. They struggled with themselves and their feelings. I liked that Jamie didn’t give up on the obstinate Ethan.

This story felt real. It was gritty, it was emotional, it was fabulous. I look forward to book 3.

Buy Links

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I would like to thank the author for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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