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Ignite: A Grumpy Single Dad Romance Kindle Edition
My new neighbor is a firefighter--and a scorching hot single dad--but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose.
(And I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked.)
Nothing happened, of course--because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year.
Even protective men with chiseled jaws, bulging biceps, and deep brown eyes that make my breath come faster. Even former SEALs with broad chests and strong hands that make my skin sizzle. Even gorgeous, grumpy guys who have their hands full raising two adorable little girls and claim they don’t believe in love.
Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses.
(Also my underwear.)
He says he’s not gentle, and he’s right. He says I should take the dream job I’m offered in another state, and he’s right. He says he’s too old for me and could never be the man I deserve.
Dex and I might be twelve years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out.
How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?
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- ASIN : B09L77WZYZ
- Language : English
- File size : 2821 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 350 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 207 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Winnie has sworn off men for a year because she always falls in love too quickly, and the men are always jerks.
Dex moves in next to Winnie and his 2 daughters instantly love her.
Winnie and Dex start a no strings arrangement and both promise that no feelings will be involved.
I was so excited to go back to Cloverleigh Farms and Ignite didn’t disappoint. We meet the grumpy firefighter, Dex Matthews. He’s 34 and an ex SEAL and also a single dad of two girls…. Cue the swoon, right?
Winnie is 22 years old and has always been addicted to love. She loves the idea of it and falls in love super fast. She just had a failed engagement so she’s sworn off men and falling in love for the foreseeable future thanks to a bet with her friend.
Dex and Winnie meet when Dex moves next-door to Winnie and their attraction is instant. Although they both fight it at the start, it’s undeniable and before they know it, they can’t resist each other anymore.
This is definitely in the grumpy/sunshine category which is one of my all time fave tropes. If you’ve read the rest of the Cloverleigh books then you’ll be able to see the parallels of Ignite and book number one, Irresistible, which is the book about Winnie’s parents…. I loved this so much and I loved the way the book mentioned them with humour surrounding it.
This was a super cute read with the spice thrown in. I really liked the way Winnie and Dex came together and Dex’s girls are hilarious and Dex is such a great dad. This book is pretty love angst, which I loved. I just needed a cute small town romance book and this hit the spot.
Winnie and Dex’s chemistry was great and I loved reading their story and seeing how they found a place in each others world.
If you’re looking for a cute grumpy/sunshine romance, then this one is for you!
Grump/Sunshine age gap neighbour’s romance?! Yes please. Add in hot single dad firefighter, and I just found my newest book boyfriend.
This was my first book by Melanie and I didn’t realise it was apart of a series, which are all standalones, but now I need to read them all because I am in love! This book checked off so many of my boxes of what I love and was just beautiful written and held my attention!
Winnie loves love basically, and she also likes to ogle the new hot neighbour guy moving in next door! She just full of sunshine and happy and kind and thoughtful, I loved her!
Dex puts the G in grump haha. He’s stubborn, but also is wrapped around his little girls fingers. He doesn’t believe in happily ever afters and has lots of baggage. But oh so loveable, and *cough* really good dirty talker.
These two have an undeniable attraction for each other and they are 🔥🔥🥵😮💨. I loved them together. They were so much fun! And then bring in Dex’s little girls, they cracked me up!
Also it also sets up for the next book perfectly and has me dying for it!!
There are quite a few similarities between Winnie & Dex’s story to Winnie’s parents but they are different enough in some major ways that it definitely isn’t the case of a rinse and repeat. I actually found that when comparisons were made it was done tongue in cheek which added a bit more humor to this romcom.
There are plenty of laugh out loud moments that usually came from Dex’s two daughters but it was the romance between Dex and Winnie that was the absolute standout for me. Looking forward to reading more books in this world.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers copy of this book.
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The leads in this book are Dex, Winnie and can’t forget Dex’s two adorably funny daughters.
Dex is a 34 year old, single dad, ex-navy seal and current firefighting badAss! He is all the things you would expect.. Ruggedly handsome, rough and tough. When it comes to his daughters he loves them with all he has, he may swear like a sailor on leave and be a bit of a grump but I give him a 10!
Winnie is a 22 year old, hopeless romantic who gives her heart to easy because she believes in ‘happy ever afters’, however she has sworn off men at least lung enough to win a bet with her best friend.
Throw them both right next door to one another with only a wall separating and let the burning hot fun begin! These two have amazing chemistry but since a relationship isn't something either is looking for they must found another way to make it work.
I couldn’t get enough of this book, i could probably read it again straight away. It was emotional, cute, so funny and of course HOT. As simple as it is one of my favourite parts it Dex totally being bullied by his daughters, it’s 100% relatable. The whole book is written so beautifully and prefect.
Don’t get me wrong there was times I wanted to strangle a certain ex-navy seal but I still loved him!
Can these two over come everything and get their happy ever after, that of course Dex doesn’t believe in.
I highly recommend you read and find out ❤️🔥
Dex is my favourite kind of hero, grumpy and not willing to admit he has feelings to anyone.
Winnie was a breath of fresh air, real sunshine heroine who is a lover of love.
I loved their relationship development, the way they said the don’t love each other at the end of every night together had me swooning. The fact Dex is this big ex Navy SEAL turned current Firefighter who sews and brushes his woman’s hair? I fell hard.
Absolutely loved Luna and Hallie so much, especially how involved they were in the story. They had me laughing a lot at the bedside commentary to their Dad.
This was my first read by Melanie Harlow and won’t be my last, I’m looking forward to Ellie’s book next!
22-year-old Winnie lives alone with her cat,Piglet when the hot,grumpy Dex moves in next to her with his 2 adorable daughters.
The story is similar to Frannie and Mac’s love story as Winnie’s sisters point it out too.But it doesn’t change anything.
The story is adorable,sexy and romantic.
You will probably wish you could just slap Dex sometimes for his attitude and comments but once you realise why he is acting like that way, you will feel for him and definitely fall in love with him ☺️
Even though he has excuses not to fall in love with Winnie as he thinks she is too young for him, soon he realises that he can’t and doesn’t want a life without her.
The book can be read as a stand alone, but I suggest you read the whole series so you can feel a bit of nostalgia.
I absolutely loved that most of the previous characters appeared ☺️
Well done Melanie 💞