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Title: Fireworks
Series: True North #6
Author: Sarina Bowen
Publisher: Self Published
Publication Date:
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads

Skye Copeland is on paid leave from her broadcasting job after accidentally drawing a pecker on the traffic map.

Let that sink in. Like it’s her fault the traffic pattern created a perfect schlong?

Skye isn’t laughing. She needs this job. And that’s the only reason she’s willing to chase down a story in her least favourite place—that hell on earth known as Vermont.

A quick trip. In and out. Much like – never mind. She can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and slide back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy.

But things go sideways the moment she steps over the county line. Her stepsister is running from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke Skye’s teenage heart.

His dark brown eyes still tear her apart. And even as she steels herself to finally tell him off after twelve years, the old fireworks are still there.

Things are about to go boom.


Oh Benito 😍

Fireworks puts Benito Rossi in the spotlight. Now a detective, Benito is righting the wrongs of his youth one criminal at a time. Growing up in a trailer park wasn’t easy especially with such a large family but they have all matured into amazing people due to their mother’s values and love. However, the events of his youth have left a permanent scar on Benito, and the biggest regret of all, losing his first love, Skye.

Skye moved into the trailer next to the Rossi’s when she was 16, her mother having re-connected with one of her exes. Unfortunately, the ex in question is one heck of a scumbag, thriving off intimidation and fear. He terrorizes Skye verbally to the point she panics whenever he is near; her only solace an old swing in a clearing in the woods inhabited by the one and only Benito Rossi.

Both fall head over heels in their young hearts but their circumstances alongside the poisonous presence of Skye’s stepfather create a situation where Skye flees to live with her aunt in NYC without a goodbye to Benito.

A decade or more later and Skye has to return to the one place she despises in an effort to help her stepsister and while on a forced vacation from her job as an on-air journalist. Confronting the past on all levels, the flames burn even higher between Skye and Benito. Unfortunately, there are numerous obstacles to overcome before Skye and Benito can find their way to a happily ever after.

I loved the way in which Fireworks felt as if all roads had been leading to the path Benito and Skye were on. It certainly felt as if destiny had a hand in the way in which the events played out. Karma definitely took its time in working but when it did it was a wonder to behold 😉