Fired Up (Fever Falls, #1) by Riley Hart

Fired Up (Fever Falls, #1)

ASHTON If there’s one thing I know, it’s how to play the game…both on and off the field. If it hadn’t been for that one teenage slipup where I kissed Beau Campbell, I’d be able to keep fooling myself. Football is the one thing I use to distract myself from the truth, and when I screw-up and lose the game I love, I find myself right back in Fever Falls. And right back face-to-face with Cranky Campbell, who hates me even more than he did ...


Details Fired Up (Fever Falls, #1)

TitleFired Up (Fever Falls, #1)
Author
Release DateJan 2nd, 2019
PublisherRiley Hart
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Sports and Games, Sports, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews Fired Up (Fever Falls, #1)

  • Nazanin
    2019-01-14
    3 Cranky & Cocky StarsAsh and Beau were best friends, somehow! Ash had always tried to get under Beau’s skin and for the most part, he was successful! He always drove Beau crazy and challenged him. Ten years ago, Ash drunk-kissed Beau at their high school graduation party and then left town for the college without knowing with that kiss he changed something in Beau...Now Ash is a football player but because of his bad attitude, his career is in...
  • Gigi
    2019-01-06
    This was a sweet love story. Very romantic and I loved Beau’s brother Kenny.The next book was written by Devon and it’s titled #burn. Linc’s story? Coming Feb. 8.
  • Eugenia
    2019-01-09
    Fun and Sexy!This was fun, if simple. It went kinda like this:HateHateHateDenialDenialDenialI want you I want you I want youHot virgin sexOh crap, what just happened?!More sexy sexI love youSex sex sexConflict stuffHEA mushy as hell ;)
  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-01-16
    This book was not a total win for me, which is a surprise since I love firemen, the friends/frenemies-to-lovers trope, Riley Hart's writing, small town settings, and also firemen. Did I mention firemen? So why 3 stars? For one, I never fell for Ashton. His internalized homophobia and denial were too much. He acted like a big jock.Ashton and Beau's interactions were very dude-bro and didn't strike me as romantic. Also, while I really like stories ...
  • Claude
    2019-01-06
    BEAU BEAUBEAUThis guy is amazing!!!! I mean I don't know (or I know but I just don't want admit it to myself) if in his shoes I would have taken the same decisions. He has somehow sacrificed a "possible" great career to take care of his mother and his brother who has Trisomy 21 ( Kenny is an amazing character. Just read this book to meet him.). And he never regretted it. Not a single day. No bitterness, just infinite love for his family. His plan...
  • Rachel Emily
    2019-01-01
    My first read of 2019 and WOW, what a TOTAL winner! Riley Hart kicks off a new series set in the town of Fever Falls, where we will get stories that alternate between her and Devon McCormack.I loved Cranky Campbell and Cocky Carmichael! They had a bit of a "frienemies" relationship growing up together as kids being on the same high school football team, and their first kiss as teenagers was what caused Beau to realize he is gay. After Ash left to...
  • April
    2019-01-29
    Such a sweet read! I really enjoyed this story. This couple is perfect for each other! Ashton was fun and hilarious while Beau was protective and strong. I liked that the author gave Kenny the brother such a big part in the story as well, if you’re looking for a fun and fast read definitely check this book out.
  • .Lili.
    2019-01-16
    Fired Up by Riley Hart was a fun and sexy read, but it wasn't a total home run. Likes:-Dual POVs-Nice relationship development-Beau's family-Small town-Frenemies to lovers-Low angst-And a sweet HEA.BUTTheir inner monologues were repetitive and drove me a bit batty. I found myself thinking: YOU ALREADY THOUGHT/SAID THAT! Lol Maybe it wasn't even bad, but they irked me, especially Ashton's internalized homophobia. All in all, it was an enjoyable re...
  • Elsa Bravante
    2019-01-14
    Riley Hart tiene libros que me encantan y otros que después de tanto entornar los ojos siento que se me van a salir de las cuencas. No soy nada fan de los pueblos inventados con miles de personajes gays así que mis expectativas no eran muy altas, pero el libro ha sido una sorpresa agradable. Historia de amor entre antiguos enemigos/amigos después de reencontrarse, uno siendo bombero y el otro jugador de football americano (¿quién da más?), ...
  • Sanaa ☆ Sanaa's Book Blog ☆
    2019-01-08
    4.5 stars. Riley Hart's books are something I've been a fan of for quite a while. So I was really excited to read this book when I read the blurb and that cover. Damn. I wouldn't mind staring at that for a while. I read this book and everything about it made me happy. I loved the relationship between Beau and Ash. The chemistry was there and their interactions made me smile and swoon. I loved how Beau was with the people he cares about, especial...
  • haletostilinski
    2019-01-11
    I absolutely loved this book. Sometimes Hart's books aren't a win for me, sometime's they're good but not amazing - but sometimes she really pulls out amazing ones, and this is one of them. Beau and Ash had chemistry from the get go, their story was intriguing, and Ash's character didn't feel like just another character in the closet. I mean even though there doesn't seem to be a reason for his fear of being out and admitting he's gay - we don't ...
  • N.M. Pratt
    2019-01-05
    This is Riley at her best. The first m/m romance I ever read was Collide by Riley Hart. That one book opened a whole new world for me. Since then, I’ve enjoyed Riley’s books but not as much as I enjoyed Fired Up. Both characters were well developed, and their growth and history helped make their story that much more believable. The storyline didn’t feel rushed and the supporting characters-especially Beau’s brother Kenny-really made this ...
  • David Alexander
    2019-01-04
    ~5 Stars
  • Makhda
    2019-01-12
    I don't really like fuck buddy plot. And this book screamed fuck buddy. Thank goodness, from the beginning I realized they do have feelings with each other, they just don't know about it. Hey, I'm a woman. I'm all about feelings. Although I kind of hate when Beau gave too many leeways with Ash but I tried to understand. It's his character after all. I enjoyed this book a lot. :)
  • Cadiva
    2019-02-01
    Fantastic second chance romance from Riley HartOne of Riley's best lighter subject romances and a real treat to kick off this new series.I love second chance romances and this had all the ingredients to create a super sweet relationship with just enough angst to prevent it becoming sickly.Both Beau and Ash were lovingly crafted characters and I loved how they moved from friendship into something more and then to love.I also loved Kenny and the li...
  • Elsbeth
    2019-01-27
    *3.5 stars*I hoped I would've loved it more. The premise was great. An ex-football player coming home, confronted with his teen-attraction-or-not and a fireman....I loved Beau. I needed some more time to warm up to Ash. Ash was a bit full of himself. A lot was just his armor but evenso it was tiresome.I was happy for Ash though when he finally let himself living his trueself. "Like of Love?""Because like is just okay. I'm not sure I'm comfortable...
  • JenMcJ
    2019-01-06
    4.5 stars. The tormented, closeted sports figure is somewhat overdone so it's hard for an author to do something that feels fresh or unique or even relevant now. But Riley Hart has such a deft hand at building characters, revealing motivation to the reader and the character and surrounding them with believable friends and family that this had a fresh feel even though I wasn't a big fan of the ending. i am a fan of the sex scenes, though. Overall,...
  • Chris
    2019-01-16
    4.5 stars for Beau & Ash. I loved these guys, their angst, their loyalty and their joy. While Ash took a long time to finally accept he was gay, Beau managed to care for his family, build a career and secretly pine for Ash. Ash hid behind the macho football world and alcohol to avoid feeling anything ... but Beau didn’t fall for that and called him in it ! This book really made me smile ❤ 4.5 stars for Beau & Ash. I loved these guys, their...
  • Brown Eyed Girl ~Suzanne~
    2019-01-04
    It’s only 4 days into the new year and I have a favorite book! This was so good. I loved Beau and Ash and their feelings for each other. I loved how they were friends and renewed that friendship and made it into something more. Things weren’t rushed and that made it even sweeter. I adored Kenny and Beau’s relationship with him. Seeing Ash care for Kenny was beautiful. The love that Ash had for Beau bled over into loving Kenny and that made ...
  • Stellaria
    2019-02-04
    4 stars!I started reading this book because of two things - the author (Riley Hart) and the blurb. who can deny reading a story about an athlete and a fireman, right?Since 'Crossroads' is one of my favorites I keep wishing there would be a book similar to that. Riley Hart is a very talented author and I enjoy her writing very much. she knows how to deliver an interesting story. The beginning was strong and I thought Beau was an amazing character....
  • Caroline
    2019-01-19
    5 StarsThis is such a sweet story, I loved Beau! He is such a sweetheart with a HUGE heart. The way Beau just always was there for Ashton and just kept being patient even when Ashton really took his time opening his eyes and heart was just beautiful. I loved how even if you just kept hearing about Ashton as this playboy who acted like a spoiled child and was just a full-blown bad boy, you never ended up feeling that towards him. He had this huge ...
  • Judy
    2019-01-02
    I love, love, loved this book!!!!
  • Carra
    2019-01-01
    I have this thing I do when it comes to movies or TV shows I love where I’ll say “that’s a keeper”, and what I mean is that I’ll be buying it on DVD so I’ll have a permanent, physical copy on my shelf. I do the same thing with ebooks—if one is a keeper, the paperback of it (usually a signed copy) winds up on my bookshelf. I have one full shelf in my home library that is filled with Riley Hart’s books…and Fired Up is another shin...
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    2019-01-10
    3.75 StarsThis story was a mixture between second chances and an enemies to lovers story. I’m going to spoil Ashton’s sexual orientation, so if you want to keep guessing throughout the story, read no further. Ash is gay, I thought this was a GFY, because Ash was so adamant that he is straight, but he’s actually gay, so this is more of an OFY, and that’s all fine and good, but what didn’t work for me is that with all the internal dialogu...
  • Alex
    2019-01-13
    3/4
  • Aeren
    2019-01-07
    Bastante bien.
  • Mateo
    2019-01-06
    A good story with a little bit of fun, a little bit of drama and the hallmarks touch.
  • Barbara Ingram
    2019-01-02
    💥💫💥💫💥5 Cranky and Cocky Stars💫💥💫💥💫Every once in a while a book comes along that is really special. That book is Fired Up by Riley Hart. The characters are striking and the story is unique. Ashton and Beau are somewhat friends and teammates in high school, played football together. A stolen kiss at graduation makes Beau realize he is gay, but Ashton runs. Ashton went on to play in the NFL. Beau stayed at home to take ...
  • Rissa (an M/M kinda Girl!!)
    2019-02-03
    My first book of 2019..woop! (Ive been binging Criminal Minds on Netflix and not reading).I enjoyed this one. Most say "if you read one, you've read em all". I don't necessarily feel that way. Each author usually puts their own spin or mark on the story to make it their own. Football & Firefighter = yummies for Rissa! I had fun with this one Beau & Ashton were fun n cheeky despite the Crankiness from time to time. Getting to meet the other guys i...
  • Teetee
    2019-02-10
    Whew, I'm on a roll this weekend, reading lots of good books! This author is hit and miss for me, the first I read by her I rather liked, two I read after that didn't do it for me. But the problem is her books always entice me, the story lines tend to be favorite tropes of mine, the covers often are gorgeous and I wind up taking a chance.The writing started off not grabbing me and I considered maybe this might be another miss, but I stuck with it...