Things heat up. . . behind the flame.
From raging wildfires to losing his wife and daughter in a nasty divorce, Ridge Connelly has been burned. Fighting fires is in his blood, but fighting for his daughter is his reason for living.
When she’s left on his doorstep with a note from his ex to keep her safe, he takes Delilah home to North Carolina to protect her. From what. . . he doesn’t know yet.
A caregiver by trade, River Matthews has always put others first, ignoring her own needs, but her sexy new neighbor has her rethinking things where he’s concerned.
The dedicated single dad is needing a sitter and she can’t help but fall for the sweet baby girl or her daddy.
An unknown threat lurks in the shadows waiting to strike.
Just when things start heating up between Ridge and River, the past explodes around them, reminding him of everything that’s at stake.
Renee Harless’ Behind the Flame is an alluring, sexy, suspenseful, small-town romance written in K. Bromberg’s Everyday Heroes Worlds project.
* * I HAD BEEN GIVEN AN ADVANCED READERS COPY IN EXCHANGE FOR MY HONEST REVIEW * *
This is the first book by Renee Harless that I have read and it was a very soft and sweet read. I love there was a mystery going on in the background, but the main focus was the relationship growing between River and Ridge.
I loved how sweet and soft River is and how she slowly grew in her independence after losing her rock in her grandma. I wish there was a bit more about her and how their relationship was before she got sick and they moved.
I love how Ridge is devoted to his daughter even before she came to live with him full time. the circumstances of that made for great questions you wanted answered so you wanted to keep reading to see if your guesses were right.
The main thing I love about single parent romances is the relationship between the potentials love interest and the child. Delilah and River are two peas in a pod and seeing how she falls for as much as she does Ridge was amazing.
I am giving this a 3 1/2 to 4 star review, mainly because there was more connection to her own series in Carson than the everyday hero and because I had to read any of them, even though you didn’t really need to, it is truly a stand alone. But that is a personal preference to read all in a series whether they are stand alone or not. I like to know the characters and if there is a way to get in-depth I will.
I do recommend and wish you would read all her books as well as all the books in Everyday Hero Series.