Ignite by Karen Erickson: Review

Posted August 16, 2017 in review Tags: , ,

Ignite by Karen Erickson: ReviewIgnite by Karen Erickson
Pages: 226

Series: Wildwood #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Amazon

Weston Gallagher is falling hard-for the wrong woman.One night of passion has haunted him for years.Now he’s got a second chance to get the girl of his dreams…but there’s just one problem:She hates him.

Eight years after he stormed out of Wildwood, California, West has returned to his hometown as a firefighter. His friends and family are thrilled he’s back-with the exception of Harper Hill. His best friend’s sister is all grown up and in all the right ways. He knows she’s going to do everything she can to protect her heart and keep him at arm’s length, but West has other ideas.

He will win the girl that got away. No matter what it takes…

I grabbed this book awhile ago because lots of people raved about it. I’m not sure what I expected, but I thought it would be more…suspenseful? I’m not sure. Ignite is a small town, second chance romance that was a bit boring really.

West bolted out of his tiny hometown the minute he could, but the night before he took off he engaged in a hot make out session with his sister’s best friend, Harper. Needless to say when she found out he left town the next day, her pride and heart were battered. Years later, West is back. His plan is to only be back temporarily until he gets a promotion and can move on to bigger and better things. Harper is still living in the town, and after some shake ups in her life, working for her grandmother at the restaurant she owns. West still has the hots for Harper, and I was a little disappointed and how quickly Harper fell for him again. She was rude to him once, then was falling all over him! Have some pride, woman!

West is pretty self centered. He doesn’t care that his leaving town hurt his family. He only cares about moving up the ladder and becoming a big wig in the fire fighter world. Harper is lost. She doesn’t have a place to live after breaking up with her boyfriend, and since he was also her boss, she doesn’t have a job until she starts working for her grandmother. I wanted to like Harper because she is sweet and kind, but she is kind of a doormat. I expected this to be an enemies to lovers but Harper keeps going back to him every time he says or does something stupid! It was maddening.

I almost DNF’ed this book a couple times. Not because it was bad, but because I just didn’t care. I think that is almost worse than a bad book. At least a bad book makes me feel something. Ignite made me feel almost nothing. At 50%, I threw in the towel.


  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: no
  • Trope: small town, second chance, firefighter, best friend’s brother
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: stand alone
  • Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  • HEA: View Spoiler »

Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds, Hawke by Sawyer Bennett, Where I belong by J. Daniels…then you will probably like Ignite!



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7 responses to “Ignite by Karen Erickson: Review

  1. I read this book and enjoyed it but I do know what you mean. For such a short book, I do remember browsing through some of it because it got a bit slow. If you didn’t like this then I don’t recommend finishing out the series because the others are more of the same. These were little filler reads for me. Good but nothing spectacular or anything.

  2. Oh lord, sorry to hear this. I would feel the same if I didn’t like the hero and couldn’t connect with the heroine. This sounds so frustrating. I hope your next read is WAY better. Thanks for sharing! ?❤️

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