Review: Set the Night on Fire by Laura Trentham

Set the Night on Fire
Cottonbloom #6
Laura Trentham
July 31, 2018
St. Martin's Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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 up between them. Could it be that true love has been in the backseat all along...and they've finally found the key?


If you follow regularly you know how much I enjoy a good small-town romance. I just love the connection between the characters and getting to know how the town looks and feels. After a few books into a small-town series you begin to feel like you could walk down the streets and know where everything is. 

I also love the noisiness of them. Everyone knows everyone and their business.  

I've loved the Cottonbloom series for a lot of reasons. Great characters, good writing and a town that is two states. How cool is that! 

In Set the Night on Fire we finally have Mack's book. I just loved him from the minute I met him. He was just such a gruff man, you could also see how he was fighting to keep everything together. For a very long time he's tried to keep everyone happy and together and I think along the way he forgot about himself. Plus he needed to learn that there was no one right way of doing things. Sometimes you need help from others. 

He needed a person like Ella to come into his life and shake it up a little...or a lot! She's perfect for that. Her need to be a part of something and her refusal to back down has these two butting heads more than once. It makes for good reading. 

I liked how they helped each other work through their baggage. Life isn't always easy but when you have someone standing there for you it helps and these two were that for each other. Even when they didn't know it. 

I'm glad that Mack was able to fix many of the personal things in his life that he needed too. Sometimes we have to let go of the pain and try to start fresh. Set the Night on Fire might be my favorite of the brothers stories. I just not sure because I also loved them. Let's just say that at this moment it's my favorite. Once I read another book of hers who knows. 

I would read this story in order or at least the brothers part. Otherwise you might feel as if you are missing something. The brothers play a big part in this story and there is a little story arc that starts with Leave the Night On and goes through When the Stars Come Out and ends somewhat in Set the Night on Fire. If it was me I would start with Kiss Me That Way and work myself through the series. Everyone of the stories are very good. 

I'm still holding out hope that we will get Clayton Preston's story. He's just one of those characters that you can't forget about since he was introduced. I wouldn't be happy if we don't get his story. There is just something about him that needs to be told. Plus at the end of the story we see that Maggie Mize has her eye on him! Now that would make for a good story. 

If you've read Set The Night on Fire or anything else by Laura Trentham I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡


  1. I have read her and I really enjoy this series. Small town romance is my catnip. :) I'm a little behind but am moving them up the TBR list right now!


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