Up in Flames by Eden Finley & Saxon James - Review, Blitz and Giveaway

Eden Finley and Saxon James combine their talents on a book that doesn't involve hockey... did we like Up In Flames?  Check out what Janet, Zakiyya and Heather thought of Up In Flames below... 

From the blurb:


When it’s your job as groomsman to tell the groom his wedding isn’t happening, the smartest thing to do is get it over and done with and then tell the guests to leave.

Yeah, well, I never said I was smart.

I might … accidentally, maybe on purpose, suggest to Remy that the best form of revenge is to have a party anyway. I mean, he’s already got catering, a DJ, and guests, so what better time to throw a petty party?

My loser high school friend never deserved him anyway. If I’d had the chance, I would have locked Remy down years ago.

Only, when the party leads to a drunken kiss, going on their honeymoon, and sharing their marital bed, I have to say, I’m not entirely sad that their wedding went up in flames.

Janet's Review:

Up In Flames surprised me. I seriously loved the story. Remi is an EMT and Sanden is a firefighter. Remi is left at the altar. Sanden steps up and offers support for Remi. Remi is going through some tough mental times following and Sanden was a great friend, even though there’s some confusion going on in Remi’s brain. The story moves along at a nice pace, getting to know these guys better and what makes them tick. The premise intrigued me and I felt the authors did a fantastic narrative. There are some topics that are difficult to read and were handled well and with compassion. Overall, a fantastic read! Well written with nice pacing that kept me engaged and flipping the pages. 

Rating: 5 Stars

Zakiyya's Review:

I have to say, I really loved how much it was emphasized throughout this story how important it is to be in the right headspace before jumping into a new relationship. 

Definitely found myself drawn towards Sanden a little more than Remy. Sanden and his backstory really absorbed me – not that Remy wasn’t interesting but for me Sanden definitely stole this show. He was sweet, patient and just an all-round amazing guy.

Lots of swoony and steamy moments between them. The grade-A douchebag, psycho ex made for an even more interesting read.

Once again, I really enjoyed the positive mental health representation in this book.

Rating: 4 Stars

Heather's Review:

Eden and Saxon have proven their chemistry transcends hockey romance - they can write an emotional romance with characters who don't play sports but do have chemistry...

It's interesting to watch as Remy starts to view his recent history through a new lens and how Sanden's patience is rewarded, especially as we learn more about Remy's ex (and Sanden's ex friend) and teh two of them start to explore the steamier side of their budding romance...

Rating: 5 Stars

Up In Flames is available in hardcover, paperback and e-book formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Release Blitz

Cover Design: Eden Finley
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Valerio
Genre: M/M Firefighter Romance Standalone
Trope: Groom's best friend, hurt/comfort

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About the Author

Eden Finley is an Amazon bestselling author who writes steamy contemporary romances that are full of snark and light-hearted fluff.

She doesn't take anything too seriously and lives to create an escape from real life for her readers. The ideas always begin with a wackadoodle premise, and she does her best to turn them into romances with heart.

With a short attention span that rivals her son's, she writes multiple different pairings: MM, MMF, and MF.

She's also an Australian girl and apologises for her Australianisms that sometimes don't make sense to anyone else.

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Saxon James unapologetically writes happy endings for LGBT+ characters.

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