Crocus (Bonfires #2)

Title: Crocus (Bonfires #2)
Author: Amy Lane and Nick J. Russo (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 11th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Bonfires: Book Two

Saying “I love you” doesn’t guarantee peace or a happy ending.

High school principal “Larx” Larkin was pretty sure he’d hit the jackpot when Deputy Sheriff Aaron George moved in with him, merging their two families as seamlessly as the chaos around them could possibly allow.

But when Larx’s pregnant daughter comes home unexpectedly and two of Larx’s students are put in danger, their tentative beginning comes crashing down around their ears.

Larx thought he was okay with the dangers of Aaron’s job, and Aaron thought he was okay with Larx’s daughter—who is not okay—but when their worst fears are almost realized, it puts their hearts and their lives to the test. Larx and Aaron have never wanted anything as badly as they want a life together. Will they be able to make it work when the world is working hard to keep them apart?


I’m usually leery of sequels featuring an established couple, mostly because I’m afraid the author will mess with the happy ending I’ve already enjoyed.

Add Amy Lane, who’s notorious for putting characters through emotional and angst-filled trauma, and I worried for Larx and Aaron.

But I’m happy to report that even though Larx and Aaron are put through the ringer with multiple crazy and scary things happening (Larx’s daughter coming home pregnant, her baby daddy showing up, different kids needing to be saved, Aaron being hurt)…Larx and Aaron never lose sight of each other and how much they mean to one another.

I love all of these characters – they’re not perfect – but they communicate and support each other.

Nick J. Russo did a fantastic job with the narration. He captures all of the emotions throughout the book without ever going over the top, provides clear, distinguishable character voices, and a terrific pace.

I know I’m loving an audiobook when I get mad every time I have to pause it!

Established couple, multiple POV, contemporary romance with medium angst, sexy times, suspense, and a very happy ending.


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Review Copy

Audio copy of Crocus provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

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Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future