Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Blog Tour: Seducing the Fireman by Jennifer Bonds

He Always Gets What He Wants…And He Wants Her…


He’ll break her three-date rule or go down in flames trying…

Firefighter Jackson Hart is back in Brooklyn and on the hunt for the girl who’s kept him burning for ten long years. The girl he left, in a total prick move, without saying goodbye. Now he’s determined to make it right, to hell with her three-date rule. 

But Becca’s not ready to forgive and forget. In fact, she seems determined to stoke his fire every chance she gets. She wants to avoid sexy distractions like him? Fine. Because what she doesn’t know—yet—is that Jax isn’t the kind of man to give up when he wants something. And he always gets what he wants.

On Sale in Digital: May 2, 2016

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In the opening scene of Seducing the Fireman, we meet Becca, a free-spirited photographer who’s enjoying a night on the town with her girlfriends. She’s supposed to be celebrating a once in a lifetime opportunity to shoot the FDNY Calendar of Heroes, but when she spots Jax—the man who broke her heart and left town without saying goodbye ten years ago—sitting across the bar, she’s sure fate has given her an opportunity for sweet revenge.

It’s now or never.

Solidifying her resolve, Becca reached out, resting her palm on his bicep—his rather massive, rocklike bicep—and proceeded to curse herself for noticing. So not the point. Just because he could wrap her in that steely embrace, didn’t mean she wanted him to. This was the same boy who’d broken her heart and left her crying into her pillow more nights than she cared to remember.
Looks changed, people didn’t.

Jax shifted on his stool, turning his body toward her. He looked her up and down, his gaze lingering on the hand that rested on his arm. Their eyes met, and he smiled at her, a sexy grin that hooked up on the left playing across his full lips. And, oh sweet Jesus. When he turned those dimples on her, her panties nearly went up in flames.

Damn. She’d forgotten those dimples. How was that even possible? No matter. He was a player and she wasn’t falling for it this time.

Fool me once.

“Can I help you?” he asked, the words smoother than a shot of Johnnie Walker Black.
Pretending to study him, she gave a coy smile in return. Then, tapping into her inner vixen, she stroked his bicep, relishing the way his muscles rippled at her touch. “That remains to be seen. I’m Becca.”

“Jackson Hart,” he said, offering his hand. First a smile and now a handshake? If she didn’t know any better, she’d think he’d gone off and become a proper gentleman. With no choice but to accept his offer, she released his bicep and met him halfway, trying not to think about the way his calloused hand swallowed her own, wrapping it in warmth and sending a tingle racing up her arm. Or about the way her heartbeat accelerated at his touch. No way they had chemistry all these years later. No. Freaking. Way. “You can call me Jax.”

“Because that’s what all the ladies call you?” She leaned into his personal space, reminding herself it wasn’t real. It was a set up. A role she played. Jax needed a hefty dose of karma, and she fully intended to deliver. Nothing more.

“The ladies?” He raked a hand through his dirty blond hair. Interesting. Jackson Hart was nervous. She was sure of it. After all, how many times had she watched him do the very same thing as a kid? His hair was shorter now, cropped close on the sides with an artfully messy spike on top, but that gesture? It hadn’t changed at all. “I just moved back to town. So, yeah, no ladies.”

“No ladies yet,” she said, correcting him with a growing level of confidence. Pressing her body against his, she snaked a hand up his arm. “Which means you’re all mine.”

“These guys might have something to say about that,” he teased, hooking a thumb over his shoulder at his buddies.

“I’m really not interested in what they think.” Licking her lips suggestively, she kept her eyes fixed on him, pretending he was the only man she had eyes for in the crowded bar. Guys liked to feel important, too, right? And really, she didn’t give a crap about his friends. They were definitely not part of the plan. “But I’ll make this easy for you, Jax. Me and you. Saturday night. Eight o’clock. Co.”

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Author Bio:

Jennifer Bonds writes sizzling contemporary romance with  sassy heroines, sexy heroes, and a whole lot  of mischief.  When she's not writing or wrangling toddlers, she can be found curled up with a good book and a bottle of wine. Jennifer lies in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where her overactive imagination and weakness for reality TV keep life interesting.  She's lucky enough to live with her own real life hero, two adorable children, and a pair of rambunctious dogs. Loves Buffy, Mexican food, then Winchester brothers, and all things zombie. Sings off-key. 

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And now before I get onto my review I have an awesome guest post to share with you. So if Jennifer could create her own dream cast for her amazing characters here is what she would pick.....and I'm sooooo on board with both of these...especially with Jax...love me some Ryan...*sigh* 

Seducing the Fireman Dream Cast

I love thinking about which Hollywood actors and actresses would play my characters on the big screen, and not just because it gives me an excuse to bounce around on Pinterest. The truth is, I’m a really visual thinker, so having an image of my characters is critical to imagining how they’ll respond in different scenarios.

In fact, Seducing the Fireman was actually inspired by a Pinterest binge. (Check out the FDNY Calendar of Heroes if you’re looking to pass a little time. You can thank me later!) One look at that calendar and I knew I had to write the story of a damaged firefighter and the spunky photographer who love to hate him.

Once I set out to write the story, I set out to find my inspiration for Jax and Becca, so yeah, more research. Of course, I had to look at a LOT of abs to really get it right, but somehow I managed to get through it. ;-)

Becca Mancini played by Lily Collins

Collins is edgy and smart and has the kind of classic, Audrey Hepburn beauty that when combined with a little spunk and sass creates a heroine who can give as good as she gets, making her hero work for her affection. An aspiring photographer, the only thing Becca cares about is getting her career of the ground. That is, until Jackson Hart rolls back into town with a whole lot of swagger and a plan to break her three-date rule.

Jackson ‘Jax’ Hart played by Ryan Reynolds

I just adore Ryan Reynolds. He can go from total snark to sweet and romantic in a New York minute. He’s the epitome of Jackson Hart with his dimpled smile and six-pack abs. Plus, I’m pretty sure he’s got the quiet confidence (read: ego) to pull off the FDNY’s Bravest, setting his sights on the woman who’s kept him burning for ten long years.

Meagan's Review:

Okay so I really loved this book!!! First off hawt fire men will pretty much make any girl swoon any time and this only adds to this book. I love that the first scene of this book Jax is back to try and fix what happened when he up and left all those years ago...especially to Frankie....or as we known current day Becca. On the flip side Becca was so in love with Jax she couldn't see straight and when she finally got a chance to go on a date with him...he never showed up. Up and left town without another word being said. Now knowing that I've had my fair share of crushes when I was younger....there was always that one guy that stood out beyond the rest and if I would have had a chance to go on a date with him...I couldn't even begin to describe the happiness that moment would bring....only to be completely devastated by him not showing up and then leaving town. Knowing this I totally understand Becca and her motives and I almost want to throw some girl power out there for doing what a lot of girls/women wish they could do or have the opportunity to do. 

With that being said back to our first scene Becca notices Jax at the bar and has an evil plan for him. What gets me is that while he is up there thinking of "Frankie" Becca walks up and starts flirting with him and ends up kissing him and he kisses back. *Hand to face* really Jax? Then he agrees to go on a date with her. His whole purpose for coming back was to make things up to Frankie...he didn't know Frankie and Becca were the same person, but still come on. Anyways so Becca stands him up for their date and he leaves her a message asking if she's coming and that he's only waiting so long before heading home. Well let me tell you Becca is AWESOME!!!! The number she gave him wasn't really his....but a line that guys call for when they've been stood up and you get to hear the messages....along with anyone else in the New York radius listening in. I thought it was a pretty good revenge tactic. 

Anyways Jax's runs into Frankie and learns that she's Becca and begins a plan to win her heart. She has a 3 date rule and knowing the type of man Jax is...he sees it as a challenge, but one he really wants to win. From this point these two really crack me up because Becca obviously wants Jax. However, girl stubborn pride gets in the way and every time Jax give her a little something special right after she kicks him out. And he keeps coming back for more. He just "randomly" shows up to different things or places and BAM sparks and kissing and some other things and BOOM Becca kicks him to the curb. 

While we know that Jax is a Fireman, Becca is working on breaking into the photography world and really make something of herself. She does this first by shooting the FDNY Calendar and then going a step further by shadowing the guys for a short time to really get real live action shots of them on the job. The pictures she takes sound amazing and worth seeing. Beyond this though Jax works hard to break the walls Becca has put up until one night while on the job Jax get's hurt. And this is where I get really mad at Jax. His fear as well as other firefighters (I would assume) is what if something happens to me on the job and I have a girlfriend, wife, kids, family what will they do? And I completely understand that. However, if we are going to have that mind frame stop leading people on or seeking them out. Jax had a work scare and instead of finding comfort in the girl he's been chasing and standing strong for...he goes in the opposite direction. Asshat. Will Jax be able to get his head out of his butt long enough to look at the bigger picture? Will Becca even want him? Was the giving and taking on both of their ends not even worth it in the end? Find all that and more in this amazing book!!!

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring Jax and Becca on the blog today!