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Like Cabins on Fire by Ashley Funk: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

My life is falling apart before my eyes. I lost my boyfriend and my job, leaving my summer plans looking like they were shot with a shotgun. And to add a little more gasoline to the fire, my ex-boyfriend sent me an invitation to his wedding.

Who does that?

So I take my older sister up on her offer to let me visit her through the summer in exchange for a little bit of help with my two adorable nieces when she has her baby at the end of July. A free place to stay, far away from all of the drama that is my life? I’ll take it.

I pack up my tiny car and drive to the tiniest mountain town on the Wasatch Back–
Sherman Pines. The problem with my man-free summer plans doesn’t become apparent until my car breaks down just outside of town, and now I have to rely on Carter Hayes, the insufferable–and unfortunately, only–mechanic in this tiny town to fix it.

When my summer becomes a raging dumpster fire of epic proportions, Carter is the only one who can douse the flames. I just have to be able to convince everyone around us that the fiery passion between us is love, not hate.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.

Ashley grew up near the mountains, where she dreamed of being a fantasy author from a very young age. Imagine how surprised she was when she fell in love with and began writing romantic comedies. When she's not writing or wrangling her kids, she loves going on long-ish runs, avoiding the laundry, and drinking Dr. Pepper. She now lives in a small mountain town in Utah with her husband and four children.

Do you know when you know that a RomCom is going to be good? When there is a scene with a squirrel. I don't know why this is. I don't make the rules here. All I know is that some of my very favorite moments from RomCom books have involved squirrels... so when I heard that Like Cabins on Fire was going to feature squirrels? Well, I knew it was going to be good. Thankfully, it did not disappoint! 

Right from the start, I enjoyed these characters. The banter between them was fantastic and had me laughing out loud so many times throughout. I don't always love a prank war, but when they're done well? Well, they can definitely make for a super fun story and I definitely felt this one was done really well (see above comments about squirrels)... it didn't drag on too long, but added some great moments of humor. And the chemistry between these two!? Absolutely fantastic... I couldn't get enough of them together! I found it had such a great blend of laughable moments and swoon-worthy ones, just as a good RomCom should. While the chemistry was fantastic, it was a closed-door romance with nothing beyond kissing and no language. 

This is the first book that I had read by Ashley Funk, but it most certainly will not be the last! 


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