Fireworks

Fireworks

Sarina Bowen / Aug 22, 2019

Fireworks 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 that day created a perfect schl

  • Title: Fireworks
  • Author: Sarina Bowen
  • ISBN: True North #6
  • Characters
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 that day created a perfect schlong Skye isn t laughing She needs this job And that s the only reason she s agreed to chase down a story in her least favorite place that hell on earth known as Vermont 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 that day created a perfect schlong Skye isn t laughing She needs this job And that s the only reason she s agreed to chase down a story in her least favorite place that hell on earth known as Vermont A quick trip In and out Much like never mind Skye can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and get back into the good graces of her producer Easy peasy Except things go sideways even as she sets foot over the county line Her step sister is on the run from a violent drug dealer And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her 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 Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Kindle Edition, 343 pages Published November 13th 2018 by Tuxbury Publishing LLC More Details ASIN B07H22C3YL Edition Language English Series True North 6 Characters Benito Rossi, Skye Copeland setting Colebury, Vermont Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Fireworks, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Any hints on who the main couple will be Asking for an excited friend 2 likeslike 6 months ago Add your answer Gabriela Araujo Benito 3Yas, queen flag See all 5 questions about Fireworks Lists with This Book November 2018 Most Anticipated Romances 130 books 1,657 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Oct 11, 2018 Christy rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 four stars 4 stars Every book in Sarina Bowen s True North series has been a winner for me, and Fireworks was no exception I was so excited to get Benito s story I loved this beautiful second chance romance Skye Copeland fell in love with Benito Rossi when she was a teenager After a misunderstanding of sorts, Skye left Vermont, and Benito when she was 17 She moved to NYC and has never looked back But now, Skye is on a break from her job and her step sister in Vermont needs her help So she s going 4 stars Every book in Sarina Bowen s True North series has been a winner for me, and Fireworks was no exception I was so excited to get Benito s story I loved this beautiful second chance romance Skye Copeland fell in love with Benito Rossi when she was a teenager After a misunderstanding of sorts, Skye left Vermont, and Benito when she was 17 She moved to NYC and has never looked back But now, Skye is on a break from her job and her step sister in Vermont needs her help So she s going to the one place she doesn t want to go back to Vermont It s only supposed to be a few days, a quick trip But it turns into so much Skye s sister is in some trouble and the person she points in Skye s direction to help is no one other than Benito The Benito she hasn t seen in twelve years The Benito that broke her heart Yeah, that guy Skye isn t happy about this, but she needs to help her sister so she goes to Benito And oh my do the sparks fly It s like these two are right back to where they were all those years ago Even though there is some resentment and anger, there is so much chemistry, and such a connection It s not faded with time This particular book had something that the rest of the series hasn t really had and that s a touch of mystery I liked that aspect Getting Skye s past could be hard to read at times I could really feel for her and I admired how strong she was Benito and Skye were great together It was like they were always meant to be, only now they were on the path to get back to each other I love Sarina s writing and although I had a minor issue with one of the storylines view spoiler Jill Sullivan Ugh hide spoiler , overall, I still enjoyed it lots There are still a lot of characters in this series that need books, and I hope we get many If you re looking for a sweet and steamy second chance romance that has a bit of suspense, check out Fireworks Though I personally think you ll feel connected to the characters if you read all the True North books, this can most definitely be read as a stand alone flag 79 likesLike see review View all 10 comments Nov 22, 2018 Jilly rated it liked it Shelves romance It was pretty good This series in general is enjoyable, but I find myself frustrated a lot of the time with actions that make no sense You know when you are reading and you are going crazy, yelling at the characters to Just fucking have a conversation and all of this will be solved Or, is that just me who yells at book characters I like honesty Just say what you think and things are clearer Everyone knows where you stand.See That s honest We know exactly where this guy stands In the It was pretty good This series in general is enjoyable, but I find myself frustrated a lot of the time with actions that make no sense You know when you are reading and you are going crazy, yelling at the characters to Just fucking have a conversation and all of this will be solved Or, is that just me who yells at book characters I like honesty Just say what you think and things are clearer Everyone knows where you stand.See That s honest We know exactly where this guy stands In the sand, with a gun We also know to stay clear of this psycho if we see him on the beach.The heroine of this book, Skye, is really hard to relate to She s so meek, and such a pushover that a toddler could roll her for her wallet on the street.Yes, her reasons for being such a patsy are good I felt bad for her childhood But, I still couldn t relate to her at all She can t even bring herself to utter the word sex She has all of these cute little fake swear words that make me want to smack her upside the head Here is the actual picture I have as my desktop background right now I wanted something inspirational for my boys when they came home from college for Thanksgiving I m a good mom.The hero is Benito, whom we have met in previous books, and he s okay except for the fact that he has a fuck buddy I m not a fan of the whole fuck buddy system It really messes with my childhood memories of school field trips See This is sweet They have each others back s.Don t take something innocent and twist it for your dirty sex games Perverts Benito s been pining for Skye since they were teens and he has every intention of getting her for good now that she arrived back in his life unexpectedly She just happens to come back to town for other reasons, and he s gonna keep her.Again honesty really is the best policy I respect this horse stealing son of a bitch.There is also a mystery crime story kind of thing going on, but it s not that satisfying We know all along who the bad guy is, and it takes a back seat most of the time It was just to add a little danger and closure to the story, but was also setting up the next book I think.Overall, it was cute, but not mind blowing I do like how I feel as if I know a lot of the people in the town now It s nice when you get to see characters from past books flag 38 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 17, 2018 Astrid The Bookish Sweet Tooth rated it really liked it Shelves arc READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGI ve probably said it before but going back to Vermont to catch up with the Shipleys, Rossis Co is like coming home It has that familiar cozy feeling I always get with Sarina Bowen s True North series But whatever trope Ms Bowen uses this author always manages to put her own spin on it This time we get a second chance romance of two high school sweethearts.Skye s background story is in parts sad and sweet and is told in flashbacks When you are forced to liv READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGI ve probably said it before but going back to Vermont to catch up with the Shipleys, Rossis Co is like coming home It has that familiar cozy feeling I always get with Sarina Bowen s True North series But whatever trope Ms Bowen uses this author always manages to put her own spin on it This time we get a second chance romance of two high school sweethearts.Skye s background story is in parts sad and sweet and is told in flashbacks When you are forced to live with an abusive douchenozzle of a stepdad and a mother who doesn t really care whether you live or die then you don t have much to look forward to One thing Skye always loved and took her away from her scary home sitting with Benito Rossi in forest close to their trailer park homes and talking for hours on end Their friendship back was just really special and had an innocence about it, it was just lovely There are people who would mock me for saying I fell for Skye in one afternoon when I was eighteen But that one afternoon was followed by hundreds of hours of talking in the woods But that one night that meant the world to Skye, Benny let her down She had no reason to stay, so she packed her belongings and left After twelve years and her infamous peen drawing incident, the now journalist and weather and traffic reporter returns to the hated place in Vermont where her first heartbreak happened And when she is forced to see Benny again Skye isn t happy.When his first and only love vanished from town Ben s heart broke, too and he hasn t been the same since but now Skye is back and he ll be damned if he let her go again Ahhh Benny, I loved his loyal heart, his determination, patience and love for Skye, his protectiveness and pride for her achievements He is a real sweet talker and I fell head over heels in love with him Sure, he moves fast and they both have changed over the course of the last twelve years but given the depth of their relationship when Skye left town it wasn t hard for me to understand that there was still a lot of love between them With you, there s no such thing as casual The fire I feel for you won t ever go out It is harder for Skye to let Benito in again Not only did he break her heart, he broke her trust too She s quite shy and guarded yet still warm and I really loved that about her She also had a wry sense of humor I adore Ben had all the time in the world and was extremely motivated to win her back and she didn t give in too soon Skye had a soft spot for her stepsister which some people may not understand but Raye was the only family she had beside her aunt.The sexual tension between Skye and Benny built up nicely and at some point they actually made it into the bedroom I was getting pretty riled up already and they were so closethen the chapter ended and wham blue ovaries because we got another flashback I have to say that I hated Sarina a tiny bit in that moment.There are a couple of things that did bother me a little bit, like Ben s treatment of Skye s former adversary at school view spoiler You don t forget to break it off with somebody you have a casual relationship with That was a really shitty thing to do I know people had an issue with him hooking up with Jill in the first place if Jill had been the heroine from the beginning nobody would have batted an eye because she had changed in the past years hide spoiler I also didn t care much for Skye s stepsister who was self absorbed, selfish, reckless and a little dumbREWORKS was another completely enjoyable installment in this favorite series of mine This time there is a little bit suspense mixed into the romance and some open questions from previous books, like whose car almost ran over Zara in her book, are being answered I love how Sarina Bowen ties these books together those details make the characters come alive and make them feel like good friends I can t wait to see what else in this series the author has in store for us Some things are true whether it s convenient or not I count them up on the fingers of one hand, held out in front of her Global warming Neurotic families I accidentally bought whole bean coffee instead of ground So we can t make coffee this morning after all Four your stepsister is a flake who s doing things the hard way And Five I loved you from the first day I met you That s never going away flag 36 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Oct 14, 2018 Corina BookTwinsReviews rated it really liked it Shelves small town, second chance, sweet, men in uniform Small town romance Sweet Second chanceI knew I couldn t go wrong with picking up this book The author has been a reliable source of sweet and heart warming romances that always speak to me The vibrant descriptions of Vermont have me wanting to visit ASAP It s one of the reasons why I love this series so much The location is so unique because of how down to earth and non exotic it is and I m impressed how much this authors makes me love Vermont without ever been there.Fireworks was a wond Small town romance Sweet Second chanceI knew I couldn t go wrong with picking up this book The author has been a reliable source of sweet and heart warming romances that always speak to me The vibrant descriptions of Vermont have me wanting to visit ASAP It s one of the reasons why I love this series so much The location is so unique because of how down to earth and non exotic it is and I m impressed how much this authors makes me love Vermont without ever been there.Fireworks was a wonderful addition to this series I love these books about a small town in Vermont With down to earth characters, wonderful friendships and relationships that make me envious And love stories that touch hearts.Fireworks wasn t my most favorite of all True North books, but it nevertheless delivered exactly what I needed An uplifting and sweet story that got me out of my reading slump.Benito Rossi was such a sweet and caring guy He fell in love early on in life and kept on hoping that one day he would meet the love of his life again Benito was everything a hero should be Protective, patient, supportive Although he had some typical MEN moments, all in all he was as wonderful as a hero could ever be.Skye, a big city gal with a small town past, was as drawn to him as ever Their history together was touching, meaningful and hard to forget Skye learned that quickly after meeting Benito so many years later Nothing changed sparks flew, hearts beat overtime and eyes locked.But nothing was as easy as it seemed.It was wonderful catching up with favorite characters Especially the Shipley s my favorite Vermont family And I m hoping there will be Shipley stories coming in the future All in all I really enjoyed this edition to the True North series The author added an element of suspense which fit nicely into the overall story The only thing I didn t enjoy as much were the flashbacks which were done in third person as well as from different POV s which confused me a littleC generously provided in exchange for an honest review If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram For of my reviews My Blog Book Twins ReviewsFacebook Blog PageTwitterSubscribe to Blog flag 35 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 14, 2018 WendysThoughts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for Sarina Bowen Fans, Romance 5 Sarina Bowen Delivered on The Benito Promise Stars Spoiler Free It s LIVE How many times has a secondary character called out to the readersmaking their presence known every time they made an appearance You know the onesthey jump off the page they feel so real, it s as if you can feel their hearts beating in their chests If the author is talented, they will give you just enough to work within the current storybut also enough to cause your mind to wander and wonder abou 5 Sarina Bowen Delivered on The Benito Promise Stars Spoiler Free It s LIVE How many times has a secondary character called out to the readersmaking their presence known every time they made an appearance You know the onesthey jump off the page they feel so real, it s as if you can feel their hearts beating in their chests If the author is talented, they will give you just enough to work within the current storybut also enough to cause your mind to wander and wonder about these peopleWho are theyWhat is their storyWhat is their pain, their motivatorWho will they loveSarina Bowen is a master in creating mystic about secondary characters She understands what will make us curious She gets how to tease and then deliver It is the delivering which can be the most difficult I have found So many times the promise of a character can end up fascinating than the actual story given Benito Rossi than lives up to the promise Bowen gave us He is everything and in so many ways He is Not Perfect and his adult actions than prove it However, his overall code of ethics, care, and devotion to the one he has loved and lost hold up.This is a story of teenage miscommunication, manipulation, and how to let it all go when finally presented with a second chance As adults, Benito and Skye, cross paths and realize all the feelings are still raw Both feel hurt by the otherBoth also still have longed for what could have beenEach has their side of The Story and each is mistaken in what actually happened.We are lead down this path of who these people are and what made them who they areand by them coming together now, how they must confront the past in order to build a future Loved Benito Hardcore, even with his adult stupidity, appreciated who Skye was and I was all in during the entire read Bittersweet True North, 1 Steadfast True North, 2 Keepsake True North 3 Bountiful True North 4 Speakeasy True North, 5 Fireworks True North, 6 Before Reading Be Still My HeartI just need to breatheor I will explode with Joy Love this series and Author September 19, 2018 Oh, we have a Brand New CoverI think Benito and Skye are Definitely producing Fireworks with this Cover s Kiss August 14, 2018 Sometimes a Man Stands OutHe makes small appearances here and there in a seriesBut His Presence has made its MarkBenito Rossi is such a manHe has jumped off the pages of the True North SeriesNow we will be All in His BusinessAs part of the DEA Investigative ForceBenito will now have the Challenge of his LifeSkylar was Benito s first love, his True LoveShe left but now is backOnly Skylar is back due to her Step SisterA person who is under scrutiny by the DEA and BenitoYet when these Two are TogetherThere is No DenyingThe Sparks are thereIt will only be a matter of time before Benito and Skylar set off.Fireworks True North 6 November 13th 2018For Reviews, Free E books and Giveaways flag 33 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Nov 12, 2018 Sabrina rated it really liked it Shelves arc edelweiss netgalley, cop military bodyguard merc NOW LIVE US UK 3.5 Stars Fireworks is the sixth installment of Sarina Bowen s True North series and is a sweet second chance romance After twelve years away Skye Copland is back in Vermont but determined to avoid anything from her past But when her stepsister abandons her with nothing but a cryptic note she s thrust into a world of drug running and investigations Which leads her back to Benito Rossi, the boy she once loved who eventually broke her heart I m not a huge fan of s NOW LIVE US UK 3.5 Stars Fireworks is the sixth installment of Sarina Bowen s True North series and is a sweet second chance romance After twelve years away Skye Copland is back in Vermont but determined to avoid anything from her past But when her stepsister abandons her with nothing but a cryptic note she s thrust into a world of drug running and investigations Which leads her back to Benito Rossi, the boy she once loved who eventually broke her heart I m not a huge fan of second chance romances but I am a big fan of Sarina Bowen s so I was super excited to read this one Skye and Benito were both great characters and very fun to read about them connecting once again They had a complicated history together and Skye tried to avoid the pull of Benito s charm to avoid being hurt again, but he was having none of that and didn t let her avoid him For me, Benito is the one that held them together and it had me loving him that he wouldn t give up and didn t let Skye get away from him again What lowered my love for the story was the fact that it would switch from the present to the past when Skye and Benito first met I didn t mind some of the past parts but there was a big section in the beginning where I felt like the past took over the story and it started to annoy me a little since it didn t all seem necessary to the story in the present But once we got to the heart of the book and there was mainly only the present being told I became captivated by these characters again Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this story and it s one I would recommend reading if you re a fan of second chance romances There are previous characters from the series involved but this one can be read as a standalone with no problem ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review. flag 30 likesLike see review Nov 11, 2018 Stacey is Sassy rated it really liked it Shelves arc, action packed, angry fix, a little bit country, cont series, dark ish, douchewaffles galore, favourites 2018, if this guy was real, intrigue Another chance to get their story perfect I wonder how many people go into TV journalism to seek the truth and provide an unbiased and accurate accounting of that truth It seems that the profession has turned into about looking good for the camera, getting the right ratings and a high social following I m sure there are a lot of journalists that start out with good intentions, but it s a cut throat business Sure, you can seek that truth, but you better be telling it with perfect hair, sk Another chance to get their story perfect I wonder how many people go into TV journalism to seek the truth and provide an unbiased and accurate accounting of that truth It seems that the profession has turned into about looking good for the camera, getting the right ratings and a high social following I m sure there are a lot of journalists that start out with good intentions, but it s a cut throat business Sure, you can seek that truth, but you better be telling it with perfect hair, skin and figure I have never wanted to be a journalist Some of those poor buggers have to get up at 3 00 in the morning to exercise the horror before the morning news can be read Nah, I m too lazy There is no way I could be bright and bubbly, intelligent and articulate.Just had dinner with my boys and I asked them the same question about TV journalists.Hubby I guess it s a bit of both They like the attention but are interested in what s going on around them.Oldest boy Maybe they just got that job because they couldn t find anything else Holy Heck This kid is 15 Does he think jobs just fall from the sky Youngest boy I don t know, Mum They probably like it.This then morphed into a discussion about drugs and how bad they are Hubby is watching a show about Escobar and how he made his billions selling drugs My youngest was fascinated that something so little can make so much money We then connected the dots and explained that some journalists like to seek out the truth about crimes and whether the perpetrators ever face justice My youngest loves digging for facts and I think he was a little intrigued about the life of a journalist He s convinced you d have to really love your job to put yourself at risk as they do.Thank you, Sarina Bowen, you opened up a very interesting conversation at the dinner table about careers, jobs and drugs.So, Fireworks was really good I always find it interesting to see how your younger years can affect your whole life Skye had a self absorbed mother who moved from boyfriend to boyfriend dragging her beautiful young daughter with her When, at 16, Skye and her mother are forced to live with one of her mother s ex husbands, things are at their worst It s not long before I was convinced this evil man is a predator with a badge and a gun There is a shining light from outside Skye s trailer window that gives her hope That shining light is a young man who will do anything to protect her from the predator Unfortunately, anything ends up costing them everything It will be years later before they even get the chance to find out where it all went wrong.Seriously, I loved Skye and Benito together I can t believe it took 12 years for them to get back to each other There were two moments in this story that devastated me The first was when the truth came to light of how their young love was ruined The second, well, it wasn t his fault, but I still wanted to box Benito s ears for being a dingbat He had no idea the devastation he was causing It was so innocent and yet completely heartbreaking.Loved Skye s growth from beginning to end She finally realises that she s being taken advantage of by her boss and stands up for herself I kind of hated Raye, her step sister and the daughter of the predator She took advantage of Skye s need for a connection to what s left of her family Raye is such an idiot and Skye had to bail her out of the scrapes she got herself into I wanted Raye to own up to her mistakes and pay the consequences of being an IDIOT Fireworks was a fast paced, sexy story filled with intrigue and drama It was excellent to catch up with the Shipley s and the Rossi s and see how the bar, coffee shop and the cider business is going Another win for me and I even tried a new drink because of Fireworks Hubby and I were out having dinner and a few drinks when I remembered Benito introducing Skye to a Snakebite I even had to download the book to my phone just to check the name and what it was again So, a snakebite is half cider and half beer and it s delicious Funny thing is, Hubby had just been talking about snakebite with some workmates and supposedly, the poms add a nip of Ribena to theirs Might have to try that next.Anyways, enough ramblings from me If you haven t started the True North series yet DO IT Stacey is Sassy, received a complimentary copy of this story The copy provided is not the final copy and may be subject to edits and changes. flag 28 likesLike see review Nov 23, 2018 Jennifer Kyle rated it really liked it 3.5 Stars 3.5 Stars flag 25 likesLike see review Nov 10, 2018 Carole Caroles Random Life in Books rated it really liked it Shelves direct from publisher, romance, series, 2018, reviewed, own kindle copy This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I loved this book This is the sixth book in the True North series but it could easily be read as a stand alone I haven t read all of the books in the series and have kind of jumped around a bit so I think that this is one of those series that is fine to jump in anywhere you want Just know that once you do get started, you are probably going to want to read them all Benito has played a role in some of the earlier books and I was r This review can also be found at Carole s Random Life in Books.I loved this book This is the sixth book in the True North series but it could easily be read as a stand alone I haven t read all of the books in the series and have kind of jumped around a bit so I think that this is one of those series that is fine to jump in anywhere you want Just know that once you do get started, you are probably going to want to read them all Benito has played a role in some of the earlier books and I was really excited to read his story and ended up having a fantastic time with it.I have come to realize that I am a big fan of second chance romances Benito and Skye definitely deserve their second chance and I was so happy to see them make it happen I loved the fact that this book shows us what happened back when they were teenagers along with the present day I think that the two timelines worked really well at telling the full story between this pair Skye is forced to take some vacation time from her job with a new station in New York after drawing something that resembles a male appendage on the traffic map live on the air Her stepsister talks her into coming to Vermont and before long she learns that things are a lot complicated with her stepsister than she originally thought Skye has to turn to the local detective, Benito, for help.I loved Benito and Skye together They both still have intense feelings for each other that they have been trying to ignore for twelve years Skye had a very difficult time at home as a teenager and Benito was always trying to protect her Some of the events from Skye s past still haunt her and have a huge impact on her present day life These two had some things to work through but I loved seeing it happen Benito was extremely patient and seemed to know just what to say at the most important times There was a ton of chemistry between these two but it was also very obvious how much they both cared about each other I would recommend this book to fans of contemporary romance This was a romance filled with strong chemistry, intense emotions, a lot of heat, and even a few moments of humor I can t wait to read of this fantastic series very soon I received a digital review copy of this book from the author publicist.Initial ThoughtsI really enjoyed this book It was great to finally get Benito s story and I have to say that Skye was his perfect match I liked that these two had a history and we got to see that play out along with the present day events in the book The chemistry was intense and I loved seeing these two work through some problems together flag 25 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 17, 2018 Wendy rated it really liked it Shelves personal arc wendyswyckedwords, drama llama, medium steam, mystery, now thats hot, romance mf, second chance love, series, sexy, stand alone Well I guess I have a confession to make I haven t read any book in this series True North yet and this is book 6 Seems like I have some catching up to do I actually didn t know that this book was part of a series when I signed up for it I just thought it looked so pretty and I have read plenty of great work by this author beforeThis book can be read as a stand alone, but I am gonna be honest and say that it s probably enjoyable if you read all the books in order That said, I Well I guess I have a confession to make I haven t read any book in this series True North yet and this is book 6 Seems like I have some catching up to do I actually didn t know that this book was part of a series when I signed up for it I just thought it looked so pretty and I have read plenty of great work by this author beforeThis book can be read as a stand alone, but I am gonna be honest and say that it s probably enjoyable if you read all the books in order That said, I still had fun reading this one and I will go back and check out all the others.This is a second chance love story one of my favorite themes After than 10 years Skye is coming back to Vermont, where she comes face to face with the man she fell deeply in love with when she was a teenager Benito Both had their heart broken and both feel hurt by the other It doesn t take too long though, for the truth to come outI am a big fan of this theme, though I have got to say that I hate the whole I don t want to be hurt again, so I need to keep my distance it is starting to annoy me for some reason What I did really enjoy was the bit of mystery suspense.This was a fast paced, sweet, second chance love story with some nice steam and a touch of suspense I really enjoyed it and I will be checking the other books in this series out

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    Follow me flag 26 likesLike see review View all 14 comments Aug 17, 2018 Bianca BJs Book Blog added it Shelves 4 9999999 stars, 5 stars, adorable, amazing series, beautiful, can t wait for the next book, exciting, family, first reads, friends to lovers Skye used to live in Vermont for a while as a little kid until her mom got divorced.When she was 16 Skye came back They moved back in with her horrible ex step dad.And then she meets Benito Rossi The boy next door or rather the boy next trailer.They immediately connect and fall for each other, but nobody is brave enough to destroy the amazing friendship they have And then on prom night both their hearts get broken but they don t know what really happened because Skye didn t stay to Skye used to live in Vermont for a while as a little kid until her mom got divorced.When she was 16 Skye came back They moved back in with her horrible ex step dad.And then she meets Benito Rossi The boy next door or rather the boy next trailer.They immediately connect and fall for each other, but nobody is brave enough to destroy the amazing friendship they have And then on prom night both their hearts get broken but they don t know what really happened because Skye didn t stay to hear what he had to say.12 years later she s back in town Benito is now a detective trying to arrest her ex step dad and his drug trafficking ring And somehow Skye s ex step sister is involved and has involved Skye too.Benito has his hands full catching all the bad guys and keeping the love of his life safe and importantly in his life forever and ever What will happen to Skye Benito Will there be a Happily Ever After READ THE BOOK TO FIND OUT Eeep I m so happy that this series is not over yet I want it to keep going forever This time it s Benito and the girl who got away.Both have been hurt at the end of their not yet a relationship thing 12 years ago But now she s back and Benito wants nothing than to use his second chance at a happily ever after but he also has a difficult and dangerous job to do We go back in time a lot to see how they met and what happened and didn t happen.And it s all so sweet and sad and heartbreaking.They could ve been happy together all these yearsgrrrr But maybe they just had to grow up some and live a little outside of that little Vermont town.But now we re back and fighting for that happy end Such a very sweet exciting suspensy moving sexy fun romance.I adored it Benito was such an adorable cop hottie The whole Rossi and Shipley clan are just perfect I want to move to Vermont and get my coffee in Zara and Audrey s shop every morning And I need these books to be on Netflix asap PLEASE FIREWORKS was such an adorable exciting funny 2nd chance love story Will Skye Benny use their second chance to get that happily ever after Run to your nearest to find out flag 20 likesLike see review Oct 13, 2018 D sir rated it it was ok Shelves arc, contemporary romance, chick lit, smutty, young adult new adult, idiotic lead character, infantile, law enforcement, irksome prick bastard, oh for fucks sake Fireworks is Sarina Bowen s ever growing Truth North series as we re taken back on the ride to Vermont where Skylar and Benito meet again after 12 years Their history is slowly revealed in flashbacks over the course of the story, enveloped lovingly by the rustic Vermont small town community and memories that don t just seem to fade If this starts out rather light hearted, Bowen inserts a little suspense here along with the quirk and in this way, this particular instalment is a little Fireworks is Sarina Bowen s ever growing Truth North series as we re taken back on the ride to Vermont where Skylar and Benito meet again after 12 years Their history is slowly revealed in flashbacks over the course of the story, enveloped lovingly by the rustic Vermont small town community and memories that don t just seem to fade If this starts out rather light hearted, Bowen inserts a little suspense here along with the quirk and in this way, this particular instalment is a little different from the rest of the books, as a large part of the plot is being driven by an impending drug bust and a sexual predator who d already left some stains in the characters lives Fireworks had some bits that bothered me, in fact but this was what I d expected of the True North series which has so far, brought my own reactions to extremes But I like Bowen s style of writing though not her characters always , so perhaps this still makes me a glutton for punishment I found Skye a sympathetic character mostly Bowen s portrayal of a hapless teenager facing down a sexual predator is terrifying and I can certainly understand how these experiences shaped her future though there seemed to be contradictory parts of Skye practical, wry, yet a complete pushover where her rather dumb stepsister and Benito were concerned that I couldn t reconcile with the picture that I d formed early on of her But the late insertion of the classic other woman hookup plot device coming into play later honestly bothered me as much as it did Skye that it d taken a lot for her to be naked and vulnerable for Benito, only for him to call that very act casual with another woman because it simply felt disrespectful and somehow cheapening of their growing romance A 12 year separation is a long time and having Benito claim Skye is the only girl he d ever loved while not actively doing a thing to find her again as well as hooking up with others in the meantime, with the most recent one being Skye s rival felt hypocritical to me That Benito had been hooking up with a mean girl then flightily going straight onto professing his love for Skye whom he s always wanted just made this part of the story way too hard to swallow It d made him seem like a player and one who simply messed around other women s feelings even if it was because of his obliviousness This device is one that I ve come to actively detest in recent years often than not, it s used too commonly to create conflict and have one protagonist doubt the other s devotion or fidelity, only for some grovelling to ensue before the usual trite platitudes it was only sex , it was only casual , she he means nothing to me , it s only you for me or some other phrases with the same flavour that ll be thrown out and easily accepted Yet as a reader, coming back from this type of comparison no matter what the character in question says, is damn near impossible Like Skye, it s something that can t be un read, or un heard and thereafter serves as a niggling reminder of the past which pretty much killed the rest of the book for me Fireworks as a result, left me conflicted I probably would have liked it way, way better minus the Jill Sullivan mean girl hookup nonsense which made me stumble irrecoverably, which in turn would have had me wholeheartedly rooting for this particular second chance romance a trope that I already find myself sceptical about ARC by the author flag 20 likesLike see review Oct 10, 2018 FMABookReviews rated it it was amazing Shelves 5 it fed my addiction stars, arc, sarina bowen, waiting for , waiting for blog when you look at me the way you re looking at me right now, I feel like a superhero Fireworks is a mysterious and sexy second chance romance, that will sweep you off your feet While reading Bountiful is not necessary in order to enjoy Fireworks , doing so would give you some background information and an introduction to Benito s intense, alpha side.In Fireworks , Benito was warm, sexy, tender and caring Growing up in the trailer park, he always felt it his duty to protect the ones when you look at me the way you re looking at me right now, I feel like a superhero Fireworks is a mysterious and sexy second chance romance, that will sweep you off your feet While reading Bountiful is not necessary in order to enjoy Fireworks , doing so would give you some background information and an introduction to Benito s intense, alpha side.In Fireworks , Benito was warm, sexy, tender and caring Growing up in the trailer park, he always felt it his duty to protect the ones he cared for and loved His need to protect carried through to adulthood where he worked to clean up the drug scene in Vermont while bringing down the man who brought terror to women in that trailer park Vermont didn t break me It tried, but it didn t Sky is pensive and doesn t trust easily, which tends to cause her to isolate herself She s also whip smart and a go getter It is this drive that propelled her from the trailer park she lived in as a child to the newsroom she works at in New York City Thanks to Sky s cousin, Rayanne, Sky and Benito meet again, 12 years after the night Benito broke Sky s heart and the night Benito thought Sky left his life for good Now, 12 years later, Sky finds herself once again leaning on Benito for help and Benito couldn t be happier about it He won t let anything happen to her nor will he let Sky go again The heat in her eyes I put it there She s like a gift that was never mine to unwrap But now she s looking up at me like I hung the moon and stars Whether funny, heart warming or mysterious, Sarina Bowen writes stories I love to read It s that simple I love her characters and her storylines The True North series is filled with the things I love angst, humor, sexy alpha men, and strong, powerful women As well, each book in the series has a strong family dynamic, and friends who genuinely want to help each other This series is about good people overcoming hard times and their struggles It highlights the determination and strength of will to move forward, do better, and be better With Benito s desire to right the wrongs of his past and Sky s fight to move beyond what was expected of her, Fireworks was another perfect addition to this series I was provided a review copy by the author This did not influence my opinion of the book nor my review. flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 16, 2018 The Book Bee rated it really liked it REVIEW 4 STARS The heart is a fool, and love at first sight is a vicious bitch Woah This was the best welcome back to a series if I ve ever had one And of course, after reading this one, I need to make some time to go and read the few in the middle I missed Really and truly, Sarina Bowen s writing has a wholesome appeal to it and her stories always make me smile She can write hot, but I think my favorite part is it s always meaningful and rich in love It s a love that gradually grows REVIEW 4 STARS The heart is a fool, and love at first sight is a vicious bitch Woah This was the best welcome back to a series if I ve ever had one And of course, after reading this one, I need to make some time to go and read the few in the middle I missed Really and truly, Sarina Bowen s writing has a wholesome appeal to it and her stories always make me smile She can write hot, but I think my favorite part is it s always meaningful and rich in love It s a love that gradually grows, but is never forced It s smooth and you can always feel it First and foremost I know authors say it often, the whole this is a standalone in a series , but this one legit is, 1000% Easily, hands down can admit that I have missed the last two books in this series for scheduling conflicts, so I took a gander on this one I am so glad I did because not only did I miss this series, I missed Bowen s great storytelling Oh And this is the first book I read after meeting her for the first time, and I think I giggled a little at this heroine thinking she reminded me a lot of the author Benito and Skylar were a sweet and very sexy couple and the title of this book really hit home for them, for me Benito is honestly one of the best kinds of heroes that I like to recommend He was real He was sweet and caring, but bled strength and desire Sure, he was in touch with his feelings, but the protective side he had was definitely one that made me every time it came out Between the secrets, the misconceptions, and the lies that revolved around Benito and Skye and their childhood, it was neat to watch them not only reconnect on a comfort level, but I loved watching them fall in love on another Benito made me smile so much and he was so in tune with her and that just showed me how much he really did care He was so reverent with her, to the point that I could see the hearts in his eyes They gravitated towards each other naturally, and the way she wrote it, I fell in love too I sighed. I swooned. As I read of their past, I got their present as it was unfolding, and that was heartwarming to read I reeeally loved them I want to throw myself into Benito s arms And I also want to punch him That can t be healthy This was a great second chance love that made me truly smile because it rang true on so many different levels My heart hurt while learning of their childhood, but it soared as I read their reconnection While this one had action and suspense than I usually go for in my romance novels, I have to admit that I couldn t put it down The story that spun around this couple was intense and filled with serious craziness, but it never took away from the love story that Bowen was telling I loved LOVED loved that about this one Benito was the man, and Skye was very determined and headstrong These two made the story work so well for me It was hot It was sensual It was sweet It was even swoony It was such an easy and great read easily recommended What s the statute of limitations on heartache I don t think mine is over BEEAA LINK HERE TO WIN A COPY flag 15 likesLike see review View all 7 comments Nov 18, 2018 Stacie rated it really liked it Shelves tpam br 4 I was Happy to wait for you Great second chance romance Benito was the sweetest, most protective man Loved him and Skye I m Happy we got Benny s story Very good addition to the series Happy reading flag 14 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Oct 29, 2018 Angela Reading Frenzy Book Blog rated it liked it Shelves arc, 2018 release, 3 stars, just one try, read in 2018, romance I am a big fan of the True North series I can t get enough of the cozy Vermont town and the hard working, fun characters that live there Fireworks is a second chance romance that has all the makings of a great addition to the series.Skye is my favorite part of the story I related to her vulnerability and how she underestimates her worth She is so loving and giving that I found myself wanting to fight all her battles Benito is a hot cop and her ultimate dragon slayer He is also Skye s first I am a big fan of the True North series I can t get enough of the cozy Vermont town and the hard working, fun characters that live there Fireworks is a second chance romance that has all the makings of a great addition to the series.Skye is my favorite part of the story I related to her vulnerability and how she underestimates her worth She is so loving and giving that I found myself wanting to fight all her battles Benito is a hot cop and her ultimate dragon slayer He is also Skye s first love and breaker of teenage hearts Reunited after 12 years apart, it s time to heal old wounds and either stoke those old flames or extinguish them forever.There are quite a few aspects to keep you interested in this story in addition to the reunion You have Benito s major drug bust in the works, Skye s creepy stepfather to contend with, the mystery of what went down around the time Skye left, and Skye s job problems.It s the story s execution left me feeling lukewarm It is told in alternating chapters from Skye s and Benito s perspectives a pretty standard device in modern romances There are also chapters that flash back to 12 years ago and are told in the third person so you know what multiple people are thinking It felt jarring to me I had a couple issues with the plot as well Skye is super quick to start a romantic relationship with Benito before they ve fully aired their issues It isn t even until the end of the book that she gets a semi decent explanation for his past behavior I really liked Benito s protective nature, and they make a fine couple I just didn t feel fully invested in their relationship for some reason I also didn t care for Skye s flighty, selfish stepsister Raye is just plain annoying, and Skye s devotion to her makes Skye seem like a doormat.This quick read is entertaining, but not my favorite in the series.Recommended for fans of Second chance romanceHot copsNews reportersTrailer park dramaSephora I received an early version of this book to voluntarily read flag 13 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Nov 20, 2018 Hollis rated it liked it Shelves 2018 reads, a smattering of lols, abuse, contemporary, family focused, finished in november 2018, friends become , men in uniform, not a bunch of twenty somethings, not all the feels but some This has been a mostly consistent three star read series for me exceptions being the absolute stellar heartbreaker that was STEADFAST and also the completely unexpected delight that was SPEAKEASY and there s nothing wrong with that I love Bowen s writing and I will always love her writing But sometimes her couples just don t spark lolz that I use that for this title, oh well I liked Benito I liked Skye I liked the approach Bowen took for their present day romance and a few of the hurd This has been a mostly consistent three star read series for me exceptions being the absolute stellar heartbreaker that was STEADFAST and also the completely unexpected delight that was SPEAKEASY and there s nothing wrong with that I love Bowen s writing and I will always love her writing But sometimes her couples just don t spark lolz that I use that for this title, oh well I liked Benito I liked Skye I liked the approach Bowen took for their present day romance and a few of the hurdles they had to face to get together, both individually and as a couple But ultimately there was a lot about the story I just could ve done without It felt a little busy and some of the flashbacks dragged and lets be real I don t always do well with second chance romances So maybe half of this is on me That said, overall I did enjoy reading this and I hope it s not the last of the True North books flag 13 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 13, 2019 Tpagirl rated it liked it Shelves 300 399 pages, genre erotic, waiting to announce next in series, challenge 2019 eros monthly, challenge 2019 meet and greet, challenge 2019 pages, genre law enforcement, genre second chance, genre suspense Fireworks was the sixth book in the True North books by Sarina Bowen, set in beautiful Vermont.Bonito is one of the Rossi siblings that we met in books four and five Bountiful Zara, Speakeasy Alec He was a detective working on a big drug bust in his hometown and surrounding areas.Skye Copeland was a reporter in New York Unfortunately she was on leave for a few weeks after she unknowingly drew a penis while detailing the traffic patterns on live tv She went to visit her ex step sister in Ver Fireworks was the sixth book in the True North books by Sarina Bowen, set in beautiful Vermont.Bonito is one of the Rossi siblings that we met in books four and five Bountiful Zara, Speakeasy Alec He was a detective working on a big drug bust in his hometown and surrounding areas.Skye Copeland was a reporter in New York Unfortunately she was on leave for a few weeks after she unknowingly drew a penis while detailing the traffic patterns on live tv She went to visit her ex step sister in Vermont, a place she hadn t been back to since she was a child and had her heart broken.I loved the first chapter which set the stage perfectly, going back twelve years, for Skye and Bonito s initial meeting I fell in love with Bonito s humor and personality immediately Bowen then took us through their unexpected reunion, challenges from both being heartbroken and how their lives were currently intersecting again Bowen simultaneously filled us in on breaking details from Benito s current drug investigation Ultimately the two stories merged into one coming full circle It was fun, suspenseful, sexy and full of hope It wasn t my favorite in the series, but it was enjoyable none the less And the penis drawing, that was the best part of it I couldn t stop laughing Bowen also continued to include other Rossi siblings within the storyline so I m hoping for Damien s story next Either way, I look forward to flag 11 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 maggieandteddy rated it really liked it Shelves i like this author, wanna read like now, vermont Finally Here s my review I read this last week This started out with Skye Skylar embarrassing herself on air as a TV weather person She s given made to take some vacation time off She goes back to her hometown, Colebury, Vermont Skye s step sister gets her to do her a favor while she s in town Skye has no idea what trouble her step sister is in, but she soon finds out Skye and Benito had been friends neighbors in their trailer park Benito Rossi was a supporting character in previous Finally Here s my review I read this last week This started out with Skye Skylar embarrassing herself on air as a TV weather person She s given made to take some vacation time off She goes back to her hometown, Colebury, Vermont Skye s step sister gets her to do her a favor while she s in town Skye has no idea what trouble her step sister is in, but she soon finds out Skye and Benito had been friends neighbors in their trailer park Benito Rossi was a supporting character in previous books Skye left town when in high school Benito left her waiting to go to the prom with him She never found out why he didn t show up Skye s mom left her to defend, deflect leers and advances from Jimmy Gage, the scum of the town Skye s mom had an off and on relationship with Gage Unfortunately, while Skye is still in high school, Gage, is a deputy sheriff This means that for quite a while Jimmy Gages gets away with a lot This book is one of the grittier stories 2 Steadfast 5 Speakeasy IMHO also have heavy issues Each of the True North books is special and unique in its own way Benito is a great guy He didn t have an easy childhood either His mama raised the kids all by herself Benito would play his guitar on a double lawn chair a little away from their trailers In high school, Skye and Benito would sit together and talk while he played Skye s return is around 12 years after she took off to her aunt s in The Bronx Skye doesn t expect to stay long She also doesn t expect to run into Benito Benito s sister Zara her friend Jill had been mean girls to Skye when they were in school Skye was the uber poor girl that was constantly picked on Skye was and is a very pretty girl woman, so there was some jealously too There are flash backs to the teen years and to the present day 12 years later.There s a lot of intrigue with Benito being a state cop and Skye may have the key to his investigation in a drug smuggling ring.The chemistry is great, the romance is slow burn since there was some issues that needed to be cleared up Skye was convinced that Benito didn t care about her back then There s some suspense mixed with the romance I loved catching up with the Shipleys and the Rossi family Zara continues to make amends I love my trips to Vermont Fabulous writing, of course This is 1st person POV, alternating Skye Benito 4.25 stars I bought this book through the day it came out flag 12 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Oct 17, 2018 Ari rated it really liked it I received a copy of this book from the author publisher in exchange for an honest review 3.5 Stars Twelve years ago, Skye Copeland left Vermont with a bag of clothes and a broken heart and never looked back Now years later, Skye is a journalist in NYC and living the dream so to speak but when an on air mishap leads her to become the talk of all media, her boss puts her on paid leave until things die down With not much to do, Skye s stepsister Rayanne suggests she comes up to Vermont f I received a copy of this book from the author publisher in exchange for an honest review 3.5 Stars Twelve years ago, Skye Copeland left Vermont with a bag of clothes and a broken heart and never looked back Now years later, Skye is a journalist in NYC and living the dream so to speak but when an on air mishap leads her to become the talk of all media, her boss puts her on paid leave until things die down With not much to do, Skye s stepsister Rayanne suggests she comes up to Vermont for a visit When she arrives, the only thing to be found is a note telling Skye to contact Benito Rossi, her high school crush and the guy who broke her heart all those years ago Though it s the last thing she wants to do, Skye knows that Benito is her only hope if she wants to find Rayannebefore it s too late Fireworks is the sixth installment in the True North series and one of my most anticipated releases for the fall I ve been curious to know about the other half of the Benito twins ever since we first met him in Bountiful Fireworks has the same small town charm and strong familial bonds like the previous installments, but Sarina switched it up with this book by throwing in a dash of suspense I wasn t expecting all these nail biting moments but they totally had me hooked as I was dying to find out how things would end for Skye s stepsister I kind of wish Sarina would right romances with suspense because she definitely nailed it with this book.This book touches upon themes of sexual harassment abuse and while the scenes aren t graphic it s still worth noting Skye is one hell of strong woman who endured a lot of hurt during her adolescent years but eventually found her way out and escaped She still has some scars from those experiences and struggles in situations involving intimacy Learning how to let down her walls and allow someone to see how vulnerable she truly is is something Skye has to learn how to overcome in this book, but luckily she has a considerately patient guy who is willing to help her Benito has always had a protector s instinct and that is something that hasn t changed over the years He s a good brother, a caring uncle and a badass cop I just thought Benito was the perfect match for Skye because he grounds her and made her feel safe when she needed it most While I liked our characters and was caught up in all the suspense, I was a bit let down by the romance Second chances and friends falling for one another are two of my most favorite tropes but even that wasn t working for me in this book I felt like the romance was rushed and lacked the emotions and passion I was expecting when I first started this book You see when we first meet Skye, she is still harboring a lot of hate and hurt towards Benito and he s basically the last person she ever wants to see again But the moment she lays eyes on him it s like all those negative feelings dissipate and she s just falling all over again for him I would ve rather if things had moved a bit slower between these two and there had been of a build up rather than them just jumping into bed together on the first night they reunite Despite the let downs, Fireworks was still an enjoyable read and I m sure fans of this series will enjoy it as well I m super curious to see which character will get a book nextif there even is a next installment that is, lol flag 11 likesLike see review Nov 12, 2018 AJ rated it it was amazing Shelves arc, romantic, second chance romance, series standalone, steamy, friends to lovers, pb i own unsigned 4.5 stars I love this book Sarina Bowen has taken us back to Vermont for the sixth book in her True North series and has given us a story of young love and second chances, and a beautifully emotional romance that completely swept me up Benito Rossi has joined the ranks of the most amazing book boyfriends ever, and I loved his and Skye s story.Skye spent her childhood moving around with her broke and mostly neglectful mother At 16, they moved to Vermont to live in a trailer with her mother s e 4.5 stars I love this book Sarina Bowen has taken us back to Vermont for the sixth book in her True North series and has given us a story of young love and second chances, and a beautifully emotional romance that completely swept me up Benito Rossi has joined the ranks of the most amazing book boyfriends ever, and I loved his and Skye s story.Skye spent her childhood moving around with her broke and mostly neglectful mother At 16, they moved to Vermont to live in a trailer with her mother s ex husband, an all round creepy pervert who taunted and terrified Skye regularly The only peace she found was in the woods with her 18 year old neighbour, Benito She loved him deeply, and for a year he was there for her and protected her like nobody in her life ever had And just when her dreams of young love were about to come true, Sky s heart was broken, and she ran from town.It s now 12 years later and Skye is a reporter in NYC, but she is on her way to Vermont to help her ex step sister who has gotten herself into trouble It s the first time she s been back in the state since she left it all those years ago, and she plans to make it a super quick visit But she becomes stranded, with nowhere else to turn but to the man she has never forgotten about, Benito Twelve years ago, I d never known what I d done to deserve Benito He was the greatest gift I d ever been given. Benito is the twin sister of Zara heroine of Book 4, Bountiful and has appeared in previous books of the series He is now a detective and is working on a huge drug bust which will mean big things for the county if he can get what he needs to bring down his man He is dedicated to his job, and he doesn t really do relationships, and he gets the surprise of his life when the reason why he doesn t do relationship comes wandering back into his life Even though this isn t what you may call a true second chance romance, the feels are all there as Skye and Benito are reunited, and OMG, the angst, the emotion and the chemistry all just sizzles Back then, my whole world orbited around this man Even now I feel my world tilt subtly in his direction He has his own gravitational pull. For their year together, Skye meant everything to Benito, though he never acted on it, and now that she s back, he sees it as his chance to win her once and for all And when he learns that Skye s step sister is tied to his case, he goes all alpha to protect his girl, and it s all kinds of spine tinglingly awesome When Skye had come into my life, I d wanted her from the first second But we can t always get what we want I realized right away that Skye hadn t needed a horny teenage boy trying to get under her skirt She d needed a friend and a protectorIt had been easy to be her friend, and harder to keep her safe Ultimately I d failed at both, and that s how I lost her I can t fail again.But Jesus Christ the love of my life has the worst possible timing. Benito is a protector through and through, and he s also a man determined to get his chance with the girl he s never been able to move on from Though Skye has a fantastic feisty streak, she is emotionally damaged from all that she endured as a teenager, and his gentle understanding and patience with her is absolutely beautiful He cares for her, talks to her about her insecurities, and makes an effort to make her feel safe and secure But at the same time, he s an alpha who knows what he wants He doesn t hide his feelings, putting it all out there and offering himself and his heart to her in no uncertain terms, and it s sweet, hot, playful, and blessedly functional One chance One night One night, she says slowly For She doesn t even finish the sentence Sixteen year old Skye never said the word sex, and couldn t refer to it without blushing It appears that twenty eight year old Skye is the same Fireworks, I whisper, trying not to scare her With me Between the drama and pain of the past, the emotion of the present, and the highly tense situation of Benito s case, it s a bit of a rollercoaster, but there s a beautiful easiness about Skye and Benito together It feels natural and so right, and even with all that they are dealing with, there s a fantastic sense of fun about them I feel so guilty She s out there somewhere, hiding from something , and I m here Having really good sex with someone who loves you Skye turns sharply, her blue eyes wide with surprise Benny , she whispers What I m not supposed to say that Sorry, honey Some things are true whether it s convenient or not The mystery suspense part of the story is really well done, but it s the love story that owned my heart The feels are intense, and though they have their challenges to face, watching them figure it all out is just gorgeous There s no way I m letting Skye walk out of my life a second time It s not happening.I missed out on twelve years with my girl, and I don t want to miss another second. A beautiful love story with lots of heart, I love this book so much 4.5 stars An Advanced Review Copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 08, 2018 Heather Book and a Blanket rated it it was amazing Shelves arc 2018, contemporary romance, friends who fall in love, second chance, men in uniform, suspense Another amazing edition to the True North series These books are my ultimate comfort reads with small town feels, swoon worthy men and strong, relatable heroines Sparks fly with Benito and Skye in this friends to lovers turned sort of enemies to lovers, second chance romance.This story goes between the present and the past and is told in dual POV I found teenage Benito so charming and sweet These two end up being trailer park neighbors and they forge a special friendship as Skye tries to dod Another amazing edition to the True North series These books are my ultimate comfort reads with small town feels, swoon worthy men and strong, relatable heroines Sparks fly with Benito and Skye in this friends to lovers turned sort of enemies to lovers, second chance romance.This story goes between the present and the past and is told in dual POV I found teenage Benito so charming and sweet These two end up being trailer park neighbors and they forge a special friendship as Skye tries to dodge her sleazy mother s boyfriend and Benito does everyhting in his power to protect her Skye is a bit of a loner and Benito was finally that person Skye found she could trust Unfortunately misunderstandings lead to them being separated for 12 years until Skye finds herself back in Vermont.Grown up Skye and Benito find their chemistry very fast It s almost as if time hasn t past at all However, Skye is still very hurt and angry with Benito from what happened years ago and there is a bit of angst as she tries to deny their attraction and pull to each other Grown up Benito is also now a super hot detective who dotes on his super cute neice and so really Skye never stood a chance of resisting his charms.Just like the other books, the banter is witty and charming and I enjoyed the subtle layer of humor that runs throughout the book There is an added layer of mystery as Benito is working a drug trafficking case and Skye is somehow caught up in the whole mess There is some suspense which I loved and it just ties this whole story nicely together I loved all the cameos from the other books I just love this whole damn town If I had to pick a fictional place to live it would be right here Drinking apple cider the Audrey special of course with the Shipley s and the Rossi s at the Gin Mill would be my perfect night out You can read this as a standalone but you would get so much out of it if you read the other books in the series Definitely a top recommmendation from me 5 StarsContemporary RomanceSeries Interconnected Standalones True North 6 Heat Level ModeratePOV DualHEAFollow me for your next comfort read flag 10 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 13, 2018 JewelsyGoolsy rated it really liked it 3.85 stars flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 15, 2018 Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews rated it it was amazing Shelves guiltypleasures ava 4.5 starsMan, I had never wanted to visit Vermont until I started reading this series Between the apple cider and a gruff orchard farmer, this little town has won a special place in my heart.Benito we have gotten to know in small pieces as one of Zara s brothers He returned to Vermont and shared an apartment above the Gin Mill with Zara and her daughter a few books back All these aww moments with the sweet baby Sigh I ve been waiting for his day for awhile Benito seemed to be the quiet res 4.5 starsMan, I had never wanted to visit Vermont until I started reading this series Between the apple cider and a gruff orchard farmer, this little town has won a special place in my heart.Benito we have gotten to know in small pieces as one of Zara s brothers He returned to Vermont and shared an apartment above the Gin Mill with Zara and her daughter a few books back All these aww moments with the sweet baby Sigh I ve been waiting for his day for awhile Benito seemed to be the quiet reserved one and we don t really know what been going on in his head but this second chance with Skye blows the lid off all his secrets His heart was spoken for and nothing has changed As far as I recall this the first we ve heard of Skye outside of an Epilogue in the last book Skye s past in Vermont is not so pretty She s covered that up with concealer and cashmere and got the heck out of dodge Her life, is organized, predictable and up until recently nicely packaged to pay the bills It s definitely missing passion, but it s not missing the drama her mother and string of losers left in her wake So, Skye s been running from her baggage, and her return to town definitely stirs up the past Benito and Skye are trying to unravel a mystery and the suspense kept me jumping in my seat I couldn t put it down The attraction between these two characters was brewing ages ago, and it s been aptly titled because it is Fireworks now I loved the flashbacks to these characters as teens The latest installment of the True North series gives us a great look at Sarina s diverse talent as a romance author Fireworks manages to shine a light on her New Adult Young Adult skills and potential as Romantic Suspense writer in the future This series continues to keep me looking forward to the next book This one can easily be read as a standalone, but I feel this series is best read in order, because it s FABULOUS 3 flag 10 likesLike see review Oct 12, 2018 Kates Corner marked it as 08 lost interest Lost interest 25% flag 10 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 Jacob Proffitt rated it really liked it Shelves audiobook, new adult, steamy, romance This is sixth in a series and characters from those stories are present I don t think they re a huge presence, though, with the exception of Zara from the fourth book Bountiful Since her main role is as a villain in the past, it s interesting to have experienced her story before this one I don t think it s necessary, though, so reading these out of order probably isn t going to harm much.This was really good, though the structure didn t entirely work for me Benito has been a minor presence This is sixth in a series and characters from those stories are present I don t think they re a huge presence, though, with the exception of Zara from the fourth book Bountiful Since her main role is as a villain in the past, it s interesting to have experienced her story before this one I don t think it s necessary, though, so reading these out of order probably isn t going to harm much.This was really good, though the structure didn t entirely work for me Benito has been a minor presence in the prior two books, so I ve been interested in how he d work as a protagonist And he works extremely well He s my favorite hero type, the strong, capable, protective guy who does his best to care for, protect, and assist those he cares for Add super cool cop on top and he s very much my jam.Skye is much less so Her past has left her fragile and struggling to prove herself and it s clear from the start that her job sucks and it becomes clearer over the course of the story that her boss takes outrageous advantage of her professionally I liked her as the object of Benito s care and I loved seeing her flourish with his support But she does rather suck the oxygen out of the story This isn t helped by so much of her background getting special flashbacks to explore And even though I think they were probably necessary and Bowen did those sections well, they re still a pace breaker and serve to draw out key reveals like what the heck actually happened in the past.I did like her background as someone who has had mostly awful experiences with sex view spoiler though not the physical sexual abuse I had feared from the setup hide spoiler And I particularly liked Benito s reframing of her issue from his abuse victim training as a cop And note that includes his method of offering that framework as a potential tool that may be helpful rather than as some solution that magically solves her problem Indeed, his handling of Skye s hangups was mouth wateringly outstanding.The flashbacks and semi edgy drug story drag this down to four stars, but it s a solid four stars and I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story.A note about Steamy There are two explicit sex scenes putting this in the middle of my steam tolerance They were particularly engaging, however, as they show how very marvelous Benito is I loved that he uses care and empathy and that he is so careful when he finds something that causes her emotional or physical distress He s patient and kind and that comes through throughout this story flag 9 likesLike see review Mar 14, 2018 Mary H rated it really liked it March 14, 2018 I think this is Benito s book flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Oct 10, 2018 Becca Wicked Quests of a BookNinja added it Shelves arc, contemporary, contemporary romance, romance, series junkie DNF at 20% It s so not my book flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2018 A rated it it was amazing Shelves sarina bowen, true north, contemporary, arc I did not expect to enjoy this story as much as I did what a wonderful book full review in a few days when I will have a moment to gather all my thoughts edited to add my full review I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book this contemporary romance is the sixth installment in the absolutely fantastic True north series, but worry not if you are not caught up on the previous ones or you don t remember every little detail, because this one, just like the others, works perfect I did not expect to enjoy this story as much as I did what a wonderful book full review in a few days when I will have a moment to gather all my thoughts edited to add my full review I voluntarily reviewed an early copy of this book this contemporary romance is the sixth installment in the absolutely fantastic True north series, but worry not if you are not caught up on the previous ones or you don t remember every little detail, because this one, just like the others, works perfectly well as a standalone yes, the previous couples make appearances here, and most of the main characters are somehow connected, cause they are either friends or family members, but with each novel you get enough informations to enjoy it so feel free to pick up the one that interests you the most if you don t want to read them in order ok, now that we have this little explanation out of the way, let me tell you a bit what this particular story is all about So let s start with our main couple Benito is I wanna say sort of a detective he definitely works with the police currently he s working on a big drug related case which gets complicated when Skye comes back to town Skye, who was his best friend when they were in high school whose half sister may be connected to his case who disappeared without a goodbye twelve years ago yeah talk about things being complicated she s back in town at the request of the half sister I mentioned earlier, who s in a complicated situation and asks for her help I don t want to give you too many details about all that, cause it s better if you discover them while reading the book they definitely have some unresolved issues between each other, so you can add all that to the already tense and complicated situation but Sarina handles all that absolutely amazing so let me just quickly jump into all the praises I have about this novel It was another easily given 5 stars for Sarina s book I adore her writing style, even when she decides to go with a trope or character trait I am not the biggest fan of this particular story is the best example Benito and Skye have a history between them and I usually don t like those types of stories, but in this case Sarina really made it work and it didn t annoy me at all plus, there were all sorts of flashbacks throughout the whole book that showed us how the year that Skye spent in Vermont living next to Benito went on and what exactly happened not to mention all of the things that were happening at the present with all the chemistry and instant pull we had between them add to that quite a few obstacles with the investigation and, well things I can t mention right now because they would be too spoilerific and we have a perfect mix of a book that will keep you turning page after page because you will be curious how everything will end another thing that I usually have a problem with how quickly they actually got together I prefer my romances a bit on the slow burn side, and yet in this case it didn t bother me how fast things escalated between them mostly, because they weren t completely new to each other and actually there was a lot of trust between them since Benito was introduced a couple of books back, I absolutely adored him and was super excited to get to know about him and see him as the main character of a story Skye was a new character, but I instantly liked her a lot is she perfect definitely not, but she s very relatable the banter she has going on with Benito all of their interactions really, are just so adorable my heart was breaking for them during those flashbacks, because I knew that we weren t heading for a happy ending then fortunately, it all works out beautifully in the present, so no worries obviously, I can t get into details how everything will turn out, but rest assured, you will be satisfied I definitely was I finished this book with the biggest smile on my face and I m definitely hoping that Sarina will have another installment, or even a few , for us in the future because apparently I can t get enough of those characters and the place she created for us in Vermont I highly encourage you guys to give this book, this series, and this author in general a try and once you will fall in love with her stories, you can thank me I promise, I won t gloat about it XOXOAfor book ish stuff visit my blog facebook page flag 8 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 07, 2018 BJs Book Blog Janeane rated it really liked it Shelves arcs read and reviewed, favourite authors, favourite series ARC received for an honest review.Like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally yes, yes ,YES we are back in Vermont and the Shipley family.My heart filled with fireworks when I heard that we were getting Benito s story I have been wanting to learn about him since Zara s story.And Ms Bowen has not disappointed In face, this story was so much.Second chances are one of my favourite romance tropes, and Skye and Benito are finally getting their second chance, a decade down the track.Though it ARC received for an honest review.Like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally yes, yes ,YES we are back in Vermont and the Shipley family.My heart filled with fireworks when I heard that we were getting Benito s story I have been wanting to learn about him since Zara s story.And Ms Bowen has not disappointed In face, this story was so much.Second chances are one of my favourite romance tropes, and Skye and Benito are finally getting their second chance, a decade down the track.Though it did make me wonder, why if they were both so in love with each other and hot for each other, that neither of them looked for the other in all that passing time But this could just be me.Neither Benny or Skye had it easy in childhood can I just say that Skye s mum is a horrible piece of work, and I despised her with every cell in my body.I liked the way our lovelies reunited I don t want to spoil anything except to say you will probably laugh at how Skye ends up back in Vermont.There is drama galore in this story, however it didn t feel OTT I did, however, feel that some of this drama did get dragged out a bit, and it made the middle of the book sluggish.It was great to get little snippets of the Shipleys and others from the True North series Just enough to keep me up to date.However, now I need whatever Ms Bowen is bringing us next I don t like to wait flag 8 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Turning Pages At Fireworks True North 6 by Sarina Bowen 42 18 Nov 17, 2018 05 27PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Need to know what s coming next Get all the l Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of many things, including the True North series, Him Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy, The Ivy Years series and the Brooklyn Bruisers And Are you looking for a friends to lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book You can read a list of Sarina s books broken out by trope and style.Need to know what s coming next Get all the latest news on Sarina s website, and sign up for her newsletter so you don t miss a book or a deal Other books in the series True North 6 books Books by Sarina Bowen More Trivia About Fireworks True N No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now Quotes from Fireworks When Skye had come into my life, I d wanted her from the first second But we can t always get what we want I realized right away that Skye hadn t needed a horny teenage boy trying to get under her skirt She d needed a friend and a protectorIt had been easy to be her friend, and harder to keep her safe Ultimately I d failed at both, and that s how I lost her I can t fail again.But Jesus Christ the love of my life has the worst possible timing 2 likes I missed out on twelve years with my girl, and I don t want to miss another second 2 likes More quotes renderRatingGraph 746, 793, 304, 38, 12 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of many things, including the True North series, Him Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy, The Ivy Years series and the Brooklyn Bruisers And Are you looking for a friends to lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book You can read a list of Sarina s books broken out by trope and style.Need to know what s coming next Get all the l Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of many things, including the True North series, Him Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy, The Ivy Years series and the Brooklyn Bruisers And Are you looking for a friends to lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book You can read a list of Sarina s books broken out by trope and style.Need to know what s coming next Get all the latest news on Sarina s website, and sign up for her newsletter so you don t miss a book or a deal


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    1. 4 stars Every book in Sarina Bowen s True North series has been a winner for me, and Fireworks was no exception I was so excited to get Benito s story I loved this beautiful second chance romance Skye Copeland fell in love with Benito Rossi when she was a teenager After a misunderstanding of sorts, Skye left Vermont, and Benito when she was 17 She moved to NYC and has never looked back But now, Skye is on a break from her job and her step sister in Vermont needs her help So she s g [...]


    2. It was pretty good This series in general is enjoyable, but I find myself frustrated a lot of the time with actions that make no sense You know when you are reading and you are going crazy, yelling at the characters to Just fucking have a conversation and all of this will be solved Or, is that just me who yells at book characters I like honesty Just say what you think and things are clearer Everyone knows where you stand.See That s honest We know exactly where this guy stands In the It [...]


    3. READ MY REVIEW ON THE BLOGI ve probably said it before but going back to Vermont to catch up with the Shipleys, Rossis Co is like coming home It has that familiar cozy feeling I always get with Sarina Bowen s True North series But whatever trope Ms Bowen uses this author always manages to put her own spin on it This time we get a second chance romance of two high school sweethearts.Skye s background story is in parts sad and sweet and is told in flashbacks When you are forced to liv READ MY REVI [...]


    4. Small town romance Sweet Second chanceI knew I couldn t go wrong with picking up this book The author has been a reliable source of sweet and heart warming romances that always speak to me The vibrant descriptions of Vermont have me wanting to visit ASAP It s one of the reasons why I love this series so much The location is so unique because of how down to earth and non exotic it is and I m impressed how much this authors makes me love Vermont without ever been there.Fireworks was a wond Small t [...]


    5. 5 Sarina Bowen Delivered on The Benito Promise Stars Spoiler Free It s LIVE How many times has a secondary character called out to the readersmaking their presence known every time they made an appearance You know the onesthey jump off the page they feel so real, it s as if you can feel their hearts beating in their chests If the author is talented, they will give you just enough to work within the current storybut also enough to cause your mind to wander and wonder abou 5 Sarina Bowen De [...]


    6. NOW LIVE US UK 3.5 Stars Fireworks is the sixth installment of Sarina Bowen s True North series and is a sweet second chance romance After twelve years away Skye Copland is back in Vermont but determined to avoid anything from her past But when her stepsister abandons her with nothing but a cryptic note she s thrust into a world of drug running and investigations Which leads her back to Benito Rossi, the boy she once loved who eventually broke her heart I m not a huge fan of s NOW LIVE [...]


    7. Another chance to get their story perfect I wonder how many people go into TV journalism to seek the truth and provide an unbiased and accurate accounting of that truth It seems that the profession has turned into about looking good for the camera, getting the right ratings and a high social following I m sure there are a lot of journalists that start out with good intentions, but it s a cut throat business Sure, you can seek that truth, but you better be telling it with perfect hair, sk Anothe [...]


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