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Igniting Ivy

The Men on Fire Series
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton, Erin Mallon
Series: The Men on Fire Series, Book 1
Length: 8 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (7 ratings)

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Summary

They call me a hero. I save people. It's what I do. It's the only thing I've ever wanted to do.

Then I meet her - the girl with the sad eyes. She's lost everything. Twice. And I know she's using me to forget her past.

Just when things seem perfect, that past threatens with the unimaginable.

They may call me a hero. But she's the one person I can't save.

©2019 Samantha Christy (P)2019 Samantha Christy

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  • LMPD
  • 18-06-19

Another Must Read - This author is truly special!

I was waiting for this story as Sebastian is a character we meet in Stealing Sawyer and I really wanted a constructed happily ever after for him. I hope you can multi-task because this story sucks you in at the very beginning so it's difficult to "adult" and hit pause when life's priorities are calling.
I found this author last year and quickly consumed her stories. she's truly exceptional. Her characters are usually dealing with major trauma or life altering circumstances, but it's believable and understandable and easy to sympathize with their journeys. The thing is, I have a low threshold for stories with angst, after reading Ms. Christy's stories I realize that most of the angsty storylines that bother me are the drama filled characters that just need to take a breath but choose to create barriers for themselves. Ms. Christy's characters have usually gone through something really awful, like tear up when you listen to it, awful.
Igniting Ivy is no different. Ivy has gone through a horrible loss so the chance she takes with opening her heart to Seb and the chance he takes on Ivy makes for a compelling love story. The last kudos I will give about this story and many of Ms. Christy's stories, is that she has mastered the plot twist or little plot bomb. You think you know how the story will end or flow, but you don't and its always magical. I highly recommend this book and any others by this author.

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  • Amy Halter- The Obsessive Book Whore
  • 22-07-19

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I hate to leave this low of a rating on this book but...

I feel horrible for what Ivy has gone through. Her story is horrific and I wouldn't wish it on anyone. But I feel equally horrible for Bass. He hasn't had it easy in the love department and when he finally finds the one, she pushes him away to the point that I didn't think there was any way they could be fixed.

I was so very happy I was wrong, I should have known better since it's their book and all. You may be asking yourself, then why the low rating? Well, here's my opinion. I loooove this Author, I devour everything she writes...usually. There was a lot of shiz that went down in this book and some of it was completely unnecessary. In fact, one character, in my opinion, should have been more present in the story-line because of his involvement.

When they finally found their way back to one another, I was beyond ecstatic. I mean, hello? I love Bass and he so deserves his HEA, which he did get, hallelujah. But after the last bomb drops, I don't know how he could not finally call it quits. I mean he was robbed of so much and they just carry on like it's no big deal. Um, it's a big deal. Anyone in this situation would think it's a HUGE deal. I know this is completely vague, but I'm not a spoilery kinda gal. So I'll say this. Read it. Form your own options. Would I recommend this book? Absolutely, just bring tissues and an open mind.

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  • Shauna
  • 19-05-19

‘Daisies gonna make everything better.’

The book was amazing and Erin and Teddy did a great job bringing Ivy and Sebastian to life.
Ivy endures something no woman should have to and while in Hawaii trying to find herself Sebastian is brought into her path. As a firefighter, Sebastian wants to break down her walls to save her. But the question is, can he? Grab some tissues and find out!

“Sometimes it only takes one day, one moment even, for everything to change.”

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  • Jen - Audible Addict
  • 19-09-19

Bass is the perfect book boyfriend!

I loved everything about the hero in this story. Ivy has undergone terrible loss. I struggled with some of the choices she makes. One of the signs of a good story is when it elicits emotions from you (good and bad). I was hooked and finished this book in one day. Even though I was frustrated with Ivy, I love the way Bass persisted in his feelings. There is nothing sexier than a man who is not afraid of his feelings and willing to support the people he loves.

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  • Sin2sea
  • 16-05-19

Gut wrenching romance with all the feels

Couldn’t have ask for better narration duo than #themuffandtheham. What a gut wrenching story from Samantha Christy. All the recollection chapters made me teary eyed (definitely an ugly cry) Love all the emotions the book evoked, the tenderness, the sadness, and the elation are so well narrated. So glad that Bas got his own HEA with Ivy.

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  • Michella L. Patane
  • 17-11-19

Loved it!

4.5 Flowers make everything better stars. What a great emotional storyline. When a chance meeting turns into more. Add in a twist and you won’t be able to put it down. Fantastic narration from Teddy Hamilton and Erin Mallon. A definite must listen.

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  • Pauline
  • 24-10-19

Love this book!

The story line is very tragic but i love the author so i had to get passed it. Very well written novel and part of a wonderful series.

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  • Mandi
  • 11-09-19

LOVE LOVE LOVE

LOVED this story and the start of a new series! I freaking loved Sebastian! I didn't think I was going to like him from how we met previously but he stole my heart!! I love how Samantha bring us back to her other series with intertwined characters, its the best!! The narration is perfection as always with these two.. they are my FAV!!!!

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  • charly
  • 23-08-19

Another Winner

Loved this book. I love how characters from other books are woven in to the story. Narration was wonderful. I love Erin M Allen and Teddy Hamilton is one of my favorites. Keep them coming.

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  • Hana
  • 21-08-19

Yes!

I really enjoyed this book. I found it to have more substance than a typical romantic comedy. Not all sex, sex, sex and not so corny. The storyline had me engaged and I even teared up in 2 parts. I would definitely recommend.