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Valley Fire: An International Billionaire Romance

The Langthornes of Napa Valley Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Logan McAllister
Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Summary

Napa Valley land heiress, Lola Langthorne, finally meets her match (and then some) when French billionaire Alexander de Sauveterre moves in next door. 

The high-rolling businessman and international playboy needs one last piece of land to complete his California wine estate - a “bit” of the legendary Langthorne vineyard adjacent to his new acquisition. Lola Langthorne’s “bit” to be exact, and he’ll stop at nothing to possess this little slice of viticultural heaven.

The Langthorne family saga continues with Tobias and Lina’s wild and rebellious daughter. Strong-willed and stunning as her father, with a colorful vocabulary to match, the grapegrowing “Cabernet Queen” fights the dashing jetsetter tooth and nail to protect her cherished birthright. She’ll make this carpetbagger in crisp linen pay dearly for admiring her “bit” of land instead of her female “bits”. She’s Lola Langthorne after all, an outrageous beauty in her own right, if a little rough and dusty around the edges. The foul-mouthed spitfire sets out to best her silver-tongued adversary, but is undeniably attracted to the elusive Alex, a charismatic and compelling figure who is much more than he seems. 

Now the ornery lady farmer and confirmed bachelorette finds herself falling for the very same man who plans to take everything from her.....

©2016 Tessa Bowen (P)2018 Tessa Bowen

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Hot, Messy and Delicious!

A potty mouthed princess, a French aristocrat, instant tension (though it is initially unclear whether the tension is filled with attraction or repulsion), Book 2 of the Langthornes of Napa Valley series certainly has lived up the expectations set by the first book.

We initially meet Lola Langthorne as a baby in Book 1, though this book is entirely stand-alone. The main relevant bit of information from the first book worth noting is that Lola is her father's carbon copy and his pride and joy. He may have spoilt her a little. 22 years old, confident of her sexuality, newly graduated and traveling in Europe with her best friend, in a moment of drunken stupidity, Lola gambles away her inheritance, a prized piece of Langthorne land. Unbeknownst to her, her land is now owned by her hated French neighbour, Alexander de Sauvetere who opts to keep Lola on as the manager of his newly acquired vineyard. The two drive each other crazy, her with her penchant for swearing and him with his monogrammed everything. Lola embarks on a mission to get her land back in the most convoluted way while Alex's intentions are a mystery.

Tessa Bowen is a fabulous storyteller. Her books are adventurous, edgy, sexy, humorous, messy and very difficult to put down. I loved listening to this book and find myself still on edge. I am looking forward to the third book in the series which promises to be just as full-bodied and voluptuous as wine made from Langthorne grapes is reputed to be!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Heroine never grows up

I wanted to like Lola i really did but she never grows up through the whole book she continues to act like a child. I
Wanted her to her HEA but felt at time she did not deserve it she acted too much like her father which is very disturbing if you ask me. Alex as a character was someone you want to root for. Looking forward to Luke's story next.

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Enemies to lovers

Valley Fire is the second book in the Langthornes of Napa Valleys series and quite an enjoyable listen. The storyline is thoroughly engaging, two headstrong characters, Lola an heiress and Alexander a French billionaire coming together. It was fascinating to listen to these two enemies admit to their attraction and fall in love. The chemistry between the two is fiery and their bantering, witty. Lola's personality is wholly entertaining, the woman has no filter.

Tessa Bowen takes her readers/listeners on a ride through a turbulent romance, consumed with twists, turns, ups and downs. Logan McAllister's performance is excellent. He does an exceptional job representing both characters. Overall, this audiobook was lots of fun, and I enjoyed it.

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Funny and Fun

This book was hilarious. I loved Lola's character she was spunky, stubborn and a little reckless. Alexander was the perfect match for her. I also loved the banter between the two of them it made for a very funny read. Such a great story.

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Loved it

Loved it Never read a book like it Was so hot sexy and funny was written so good Storyline was awesome

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Another great book by this author

I enjoyed this installment in the Langthornes of Napa Valley. It was very entertaining listen. I enjoyed the main characters and how they played off each other. I liked that Alex challenged Lola and the fact that he inspired her to be better. She was quite the spitfire and was confident in her skin. I liked that Alex rocked her world and made her look at things differently. Once again I enjoyed listening to the narrator bring them to life. I will definitely be looking to listen or read more of this authors books. I would also be delighted to listen to another book read by this narrator.

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excellent

loved this enemies over land turns to lovers great fun listen can't wait to finish series great job by narrator

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Like Father, Like Daughter

Book 2 in the series. I cracked up with Lola’s character and I enjoyed listening to her mature throughout the story. I did get a little frustrated with the stubbornness of the characters. Just like in the first story it still had a lot of time left when you thought it was about to be over. Logan is an awesome voice actor. I can really get into the story when he is reading it to me.

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The family continues

In this story we have the grown up Lola Langthorne who is just like her father. When she goes to France and meets Alexander her world changes.

Logan McAllister does a good job narrating this story.

I received a code to listen and review and give my honest opinion. It was fun to see Lola grown up and a spitting image of her father Tobias. The saga continues from book 1 to the next generation and the struggles to keep the beautiful Langthorne. I liked this book but not loved. It is 3 stars for me.

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Good story

I enjoyed this book and the characters in it. Alex and Lola were fun together although I hated Lola's Use of the F word just as Alex did. It made me dislike her character intensely. When she swore less I liked her more. Narration was good, Logan did a fantastic job.

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  • 🎧 Jhommie Kem-ing
  • 03-02-19

Valley Fire by Tessa Bowen

Valley Fire by Tessa Bowen is an enemies to lovers romance. The love story was so full of wit. I love that they are so different and still managed to fall in love and find something amazing to admire about each other. ❤ This story also made me laugh so hard! Omg I laughed my ass off!
Definitely swoon worthy, you'll die of laughter I promise. The only thing I didn't like about the story was that Lola cursed in almost every word.
A four star read because of the cursing but the narration by Logan McAllister is totally a 5 star.. He totally rock it even with the female voices.. Jhommie definitely enjoyed Lola and Alex's story.

Jhommie recommend the book to anyone who wants a good enemies to lovers romance! 😉😍❤

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  • Mendee
  • 12-08-19

W0W!

Wow - Logan McAllister speaking French ... a pris sexy a un tout nouveau niveau! Sois tranquille mon coeur!

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  • hussfan
  • 21-04-19

OK story, good narration

I love enemies to lovers stories and was excited to listen to the Valley Fire. I liked how this story started and the characters early interactions were entertaining. Both Lola and Alexander were interesting characters and the story idea was promising, however, I was a bit disappointed in how the story progressed in the second part of the book. The sexy times were hot and steamy, and I wanted to see more chemistry between these two strong willed characters outside of the bedroom. Narrator has a very pleasant voice and did a good job telling this story. This was my first book by this author/narrator team and I will try another book by them.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 04-04-19

My trope loving heart

This author is hitting ALL of my favorite tropes!! I loved watching/listening to these enemies fall for each other. I especially appreciate that BOTH characters were strong-willed, and I love a heroine who isn't "perfect." Oooh her foul mouthed self was a nice change!

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  • Ariadna B.
  • 20-03-19

Good enemies to lovers & narration.

I love a good enemies to lovers romance and Valley Fever was really fun! One of my favorite things about the trope is the inevitable clash between the two MCs and the sparks that fly between them. Lola and Alex. They’re two people with strong personalities and stronger sense of entitlement. They bump heads at every turn and yet their chemistry is undeniable. It was fun watching them grow individually and together. I will say that although I don’t mind cursing in the slightest I found it a bit excessive when it came to Lola. It felt as if every other word of her mouth was a curse word. It was a bit of overkill, but didn’t really turn me off enough to quit listening. All in all a good listen.

Narration by Logan McAllister was great! His voice is smooth and did wonderful work of portraying both the male and female characters. Also, the his voice is just plain yummy. Made for an added bonus to listening. 4 Stars.

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  • bluepits73
  • 14-03-19

The Langthorne Legacy

I love that Lola and Alex's story is entirely different than her parent's. Lola as a character has some very great qualities but is simultaneously immature and obnoxious. There was a lot of fantastic character growth and the entire story was very well written. Enemies to lovers and new adult romance are some of my favorite tropes and this story has a very blended combination of the two and then some.

I like that this was the same narrator from Valley Fever. I thought he gave just as good of a performance in this book. I think he was able to really demonstrate Lola's change as a character throughout, while uniquely providing us with a parallel between Lola and her father, Tobias. Great narration!

I received a review copy at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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  • Pamela
  • 18-02-19

These Two are on Fire

Where to begin... Lola is such a spoiled little Daddy’s girl with a smart mouth and I love her! Speaking of spoiled, Xander Mr. High and Mighty all together and not afraid to speak his mind is on my love list also. These two have no business even being in the same room together. Now the thought of these people ever getting along seems highly unlikely, but eventually and after a lot f bombs there seems to be a romance kindling. I absolutely love this and the narration couldn’t be anymore on point... can’t wait for book 3 💕

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  • Ap2514
  • 17-02-19

Enemies to Lovers

After reading Valley Fever (book 1) I was very excited to see that this book focuses on Tobias and Lina's daughter, Lola. All grown up with her father's wit and good looks, Lola is a strong willed young woman who knows what she wants. But has she meet her match in playboy, billionaire Alexander de Sauveterre?
Alexander has come to Napa Valley with the intention of securing the Langthorne vineyard but Lola isn't going to be an easy sell. But what happens when these two start to develop feelings for each other?
I really enjoy how Tessa Bowen writes characters that go from enemies to lovers, watching the chemistry grow between these two throughout the book was wonderful.

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  • txreadingnook
  • 03-01-19

The heart knows what it wants .


This is my 2nd book I have listened to for Tessa Bowen . Valley Fire is a book that kept me in laughing , almost in tears , and then a big smile on my face . Lola , the Napa Valley heiress and Alex the handsome rich Frenchmen have chemistry that is hotter then fireworks on the 4th of July . Romance is in the air .
The story keeps the listener interested to the last page .
Logan McAllister knows how to narrate a book and bring the characters alive through every page . Logan can act out male and female characters extremely well . He is one of my favorite narrators. Can he read to me every night . ❤️
Five stars for the romance novel
Five stars , for the great narration.
The love story is for mature audience .
Can’t wait for book 3 .

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  • tenisha
  • 29-12-18

Good Listen

Lola is a self centered foul mouthed spoiled rich girl who refuses to grow up because her father cleans up her messes. Alexander is a spoiled self centered cultured rich man. Together these two is only about themselves. This book takes you on a rollercoaster ride through their crazy relationship. This book is full of cursing and the craziness of these two who wants it all and don't want to consider what others are feeling. Great Narration.

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