Fake Flame

Title: Fake Flame
Series: First Responders (Harlequin Afterglow) #1

In this fun, fast-paced romantic comedy, a bookish firefighter who knows his Jane Austen suggests a little fake dating to fend off an ex. What’s a feminist English professor to do—except say yes…

You can’t fake heat like this…

To an observer, hauling a baby grand piano onto a college quad to publicly serenade an ex might seem like a romantic gesture. To literature professor Eva Campbell, it’s the latest manipulative move by a cheating jerk who won’t take a hint. Plus, she never liked that song anyway.

Setting the piano on fire might be an overreaction, but Eva’s at the end of her rope, at least until hot young firefighter Sean Hannigan talks her down. And that’s not all Sean does. Soon he’s offering to be Eva’s fake boyfriend to get her creepy ex off her back. Unexpected, maybe, but there’s something about Sean—beyond the angelic face and take-me-now body—that makes Eva say yes.

Sean battles infernos for a living, reads romance on the side and is a straight-up, family-loving good guy. Eva’s not sure she’s ready for the danger he poses to her jaded heart. Given their differences, a relationship can’t last, right? But the line between fake and real keeps blurring, daring her to take the biggest risk of all…

Release Date: April 23, 2024
Pages: 288
ISBN13: 978-1335041616
ASIN: B0C43P8X5J
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Praise for Fake Flame:

"Buck brings the heat in this scorching rom-com... The result is a refreshingly grounded conflict that Buck handles with a great deal of sensitivity. The steamy sex scenes are just a bonus. Readers will have no trouble rooting for the chivalrous firefighter and the plucky professor to get their happily ever after."

--Publisher's Weekly

“A fun, lighthearted romance with a hero to die for from one of my fav new authors!”
--New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann

“Fake Flame is red hot!”
--JoAnn Ross, New York Times bestselling author of Forever in Honeymoon Harbor

“Filled with wit and warmth, Adele Buck's Fake Flame is an ultra-satisfying romance that balances real world issues and swoony emotions. I loved watching these endearing characters realize they were each other's perfect match.”
--Emma Barry, author of Chick Magnet

“Delightfully fun, smart, and sexy, with an ooey gooey cinnamon roll hero you won’t be able to stop thinking about.”
-- Karen Booth, author of Gray Hair Don’t Care