Ignite (Ignite #1) by Lily Paradis

After her father’s untimely demise in a mining accident and her mother’s abandonment, Lauren Lindsay is no stranger to loss. She’s used to living life for one person: herself. That is, until another family tragedy thrusts three children into her care and uproots her life in ways she could never imagine.

Lauren's first instinct is to run, until she meets their striking, mysterious neighbor Dean Powell. Their immediate chemistry and his connection with her late father just might be enough to keep her in town long enough to uncover pieces of her past that she never had answers to. Dean’s shady past and her reluctance to trust him could cost her the life she's always been searching for, but will she run back to her old life?

Or will she choose to stay and live the life her father always imagined for her?

Lauren suddenly finds herself taking care of her three step siblings after they were left orphaned. She is barely out of high school and just learning how to make her way through the "real world" when her uncle Jed breaks the news. Lauren is a very strong and admirable character that has found herself in a very hard position and does what she can.  Then love knocks on her door, is she ready to take on a whole new life?

Ignite is a very cozy romance read that will make your heart warm and I felt that with the cold weather starting, it was a nice read under warm covers and a fireplace. Lauren is a very strong and a character you can look up to. Dean is one of the bad boys that you want to fall in love with. I think the majority of people reading this story will fall for Dean.

My favorite part of the book are the connections that are made, not just the romance but the family and bonding. They are all in a position of dealing with change in the midst of a tragedy. It gave me a pinch of Raising Helen with Lifetime Movie Network. I am really picky when it comes to romance novels especially in New Adult books, but this one has that perfect feel for a cute and romantic read.

4 Stars


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About this author

Lily is 22 and recently graduated from the University of Colorado where she earned a degree in English Literature. She lives with her family and loves reading, running, and hiking. Although she's a Colorado native, New York City is her favorite place in the world and fosters her borderline unhealthy obsession with the Empire State Building and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Ignite is her debut novel.


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