Friday, September 21, 2018

Review: Set the Night on Fire (Cottonbloom #6) by Laura Trentham

"What the-- I can be charming." - Mack Abbott

Set the Night on Fire
Author: Laura Trentham
Series: Cottonbloom #6
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: July 31, 2018
Source: publisher

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Cottonbloom is the perfect place for starting over, finding your way back home--and falling head over heels. . .

Ella Boudreaux has a lot to prove to her family, friends, and foes--and to herself. So when her marriage ends she decides to invest her energy and money into a place that brings back some of Ella's happiest memories: the Abbott brothers' garage. Maybe, if she puts her mind to it, she can teach skeptical, stubborn Mack Abbott how to make the business a true success. Which would be a lot easier if the hunky mechanic didn't make her motor run quite so fast...and hot.

Mack was furious when his brother, Ford, sold his share of the business. He's in no rush to team up with a wealthy divorcee who shows up to the garage in stilettos--and the longest, sexiest legs he's seen in forever. But Ella's grit and determination won't quit...and soon Mack can see that she's been down a few rough roads herself. Neither Mack nor Ella can deny the fierce attraction that's revving upbetween them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along...and they've finally found the key?

Discovering Laura Trentham and her Cottonbloom series can only be described as love at first page. She lured me in with Leave the Light On, had me coming back for more with When the Stars Come Out, and became one of my new favorite authors with the final book in the Cottonbloom series, Set the Night on Fire. The series is about the love, forgiveness, and what that means to those around you. I loved the family aspect surrounding the Abbott brothers. It took a lot for them to make it to this point in their relationship and following that rocky ride was amazing.

Out of the Abbott brothers, Mack felt the most betrayed when Ford sold his share of the family garage to Ella. In his mind, the garage has to stay in the Abbott family. What would Ella know about running a garage anyway? Ella knows more than Mack thinks. Working in the garage brings back fond memories for Ella and she wants to bring it into the 21st century. Mack is determined to make Ella sell her share and he starts to challenge her. What he wasn't expecting was the attraction between them igniting as she stood tall against him. An attraction so potent is bound to set the night on fire.

I loved Set the Night on Fire and as sad as I am that it is the final book in the Cottonbloom series, it couldn't have been a more perfect conclusion. It was an amazingly heartfelt book that stuck with me for awhile. The whole idea of forgiveness and striving to reconnect with family is something that hits very close to home. It was a tough ride and the journey isn't done, but there's hope and a spark that made me believe things will be okay. Set the Night on Fire made me swoon, cry, and giggle the night away. Loved every moment of it.

Laura Trentham is an award-winning author of contemporary and historical romance, including Then He Kissed Me and Set the Night on Fire. She is a member of RWA, and has finaled multiple times in the Golden Heart competition. A chemical engineer by training and a lover of books by nature, she lives in South Carolina.

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