Flare Up

Flare UpFlare Up by Shannon Stacey
Series: Boston Fire #6
Published by Carina Press on January 29, 2019
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 352

Meet the tough, dedicated men of Boston Fire—and the women who turn their lives upside down.

Nursing a broken heart while everybody around him seems to be drowning in happiness has Grant Cutter wondering whether staying with Engine 59—or even Boston Fire—is in his future. It’s tempting as hell to pack up what fits in his Jeep and hit the road. But then a 911 call brings the woman who shattered his heart back into his life, and he knows he won’t ever be able to fully leave her in his rearview mirror.

For a few months, Wren Everett had thought the nightmare of her past was behind her and she might live happily ever after with Grant. Until she got the phone call letting her know the time her ex had spent in jail for assault hadn’t cooled his temper or determination that she belonged with him. Cutting ties with Grant was the hardest thing she’d ever had to do, but it was also the only way to keep him safe.

Now that Grant is back, he’s not letting Wren push him away again. And even with the trust issues between them, Wren dares to hope she and Grant might have a future together after all…if they’re willing to fight for it.

Holding out for a hero!!!

Flare Up, by Shannon Stacey is published under the Carina Press brand. This book is a second chance at love contemporary romance.  Wren Everett thought her life was on the right track. She had a man that she loved and loved her. But all that turns sour when she received a call. Now Wren entire life is turned upside down. She must distance herself from everyone and everything she loved to keep them safe.

Grant Cutter is a Boston Firefighter whose life was turned upside down when the woman who claimed to love him skipped town. He was starting to get his life back together when he and his team went into a burning building to save the residence. Turns out one of the residences was his old flame…Wren.  Can Wren & Grant learn to trust each other again or will old hurts tear them apart forever?

This is the first book that I read by this author, and though Flare Up is the 6th book in the Boston Fire series. I can say without a doubt this story can be read as a standalone. Flare Up was well written, however, the book was just not for me. There wasn’t anything to this story worth noting.

The story was 352 pages, which was way too long in my opinion. Grant for a guy who got dumped by Wren took her back to easily. Yes, Wren had her reasons to run away, but she didn’t give Grant the opportunity to stand by her side. That alone had me dislike her.  There were some saving graces to this story just not many.

Overall Flare Up wasn’t a big hit nor was it a huge fail.

About Shannon Stacey

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and driving her RZR. From May to November, the Stacey family spends their weekends off-road, making loads of muddy laundry to keep Shannon busy when she’s not at her computer. She prefers writing to laundry, however, and considers herself lucky she got to be an author when she grew up.

You can contact Shannon through her website, where she maintains an almost daily blog, or visit her on Twitter, her Facebook page, or email her at


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