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REVIEW ➞ Ignite by Melanie Harlow


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.

He’s wrong.

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?

I want someone who doesn’t hide behind excuses. And I want the fucking Frostys.


It is time to return to Cloverleigh Farms and this time for the second generation!

Winnie is all grown up and she loves love. So much so that she hasn’t had the best of luck when it comes to relationships and tends to jump into them headfirst. She makes herself a promise and a bet with her best friend, Ellie, to not fall in love….until the hot single dad moves in next door.

Dex has given up on relationships and love. His focus his is job and raising his two little girls. An ex-Navy Seal and a firefighter, he is hardworking and despite the failure of his marriage he is a great dad and a good man. I love that Winnie see’s that in him from the start.

The moment Dex and Winnie meet there is chemistry. They are both so drawn to each other and it is difficult to stay away, even if that is something they both try at some point. Dex’s little girls are absolutely adorable and I love how much the add to the story and to Dex and Winnie’s relationship.

Low angst, heat, sweet and plenty of adorable moments sprinkled in. Plus, more of some old favorites. I can’t wait to return to Cloverleigh Farms.

If you’re looking for a small town, single dad, age gap this is one to read!