Title: Light my Fire
Author: J Kenner
Publisher/Year: Martini & Olive 6/26/18
Length: 125 Pages
Series: Man of the Month #11
I don’t do relationships.
I’ve lived my life hiding my scars, revealing myself only the in the scripts I write and the characters I voice.
Few people know the real me. I’m too careful. Too afraid of getting burned all over again.
Enter Beverly Martin. A movie star. A woman so beautiful and caring she makes my heart ache. She says she wants me–and her touch almost makes me believe that a girl like her could love a man like me.
But being with her would mean letting the spotlight of fame shine on me, too. And I’m not sure I can do that–even if walking away means losing the woman I love.
Well it’s about time that we got to Griffin’s story – he’s been a staple throughout the series, and while we only knew a bit about him, we finally get to see him come into his own. Then there’s Beverly, the girl who’s on the brink of major stardom, doing the Fix a solid by emceeing their contest, and of course that means that we get to see something else go over the edge.
This 11th installment takes us to a point in the series where we’re just about at the end, we’ve seen most of the characters couple off, and there are fewer and fewer bits to the story that we don’t know. The reality show that was at the beginning of it all has now launched, and we might get to see how it all pays off in the end.
But then there’s Griffin, bar regular and web series star. His script has just been sold and is about to be made into a major movie in Hollywood, with Beverly starring in it. It pays to have an actress as a co-writer and best friend. Or is it more?
Beverly sees people for who they are, and if she’s able to get Griff to see what she sees, then maybe they have a chance at happiness. The challenge of course is that as an actress, her life is in the spotlight and that’s something that he doesn’t want. Their journey as a couple is one of secrecy and self doubt- and fear of what gets to be out of their own control.
The nice thing about this book is that our amazing author J Kenner brings us a link to the Stark series, Kelsey and Wyatt play a part in making Griff realize the error in his ways, and becomes a voice of reason. It’s nice to have those characters woven in, especially since i think another stark novel is coming out.
There’s also the introduction of Jessie who’s got a similar story to Griff’s and who thankfully helps him realize what he needs to do to be happy.
Romantic in all the right ways, steamy enough in others to remind us who the author is. She has a knack for giving us the sweet bits that make you root for a couple at a deeper emotional level, and then the heat and chemistry that keeps a romance alive.
So all in all, we get a nice follow up and 11th book of the series – we see the Man of the Month contest come to almost a close and i think that while it’s bitter sweet, we get to see happy endings for almost everyone. or do we? that’s the million dollar question. Anyhow – on to the wait for the next installment. Enjoy!