Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Book Review: Bright Like Wildfire by Juliette Cross


Book Description

Bennett has no idea why Betty Mouton hates him.

Other than the time he accidentally hit her boobs with a glitter bomb in their community theater performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” he’s been nothing but helpful and accommodating. But that notorious “incident” happened nine years ago. Time for the gorgeous redhead to get over it and admit to the real chemistry between them, not just the on-stage kind.

Betty is in trouble.

She may have gotten her dream role in a production by her favorite playwright, but there’s a big problem. Her romantic lead is that cocky, annoyingly hot know-it-all Bennett Broussard. And when the fake touching and fake kissing start to feel way too real, Betty realizes one thing. She better act her heart out or finally admit that Bennett has stolen hers.

My Review

Betty and Bennett are both in a play but Betty doesn't like Bennett ever since he had a glitter bomb go off on her shirt, embarrassing her in front of the people in the theatre. But Bennett doesn't understand why Betty is mad at him and can't fathom that it has anything to do with the glitter bomb that happened so many years go. So when Bennett opens a grocery store and the traffic from the grand opening makes Betty late for her high school teacher job, she let's him know how irritated everything he does makes her. 

When Bennett gets the male lead part in the play that Betty is the female lead in, she isn't sure she'll be able to act like she likes him for it. But that's before he turns on the charm and she sees another side to him. Betty is an English teacher and I loved that about her. She's great with the kids and they like her for it. Because this is a small town romance, it seems like everyone knows everyone else's business which can be funny at times. Other times, not so much. 

Betty just bought a little house and her next door neighbor has goats that get through their fence all the time and end up in Betty's yard which was funny on more than one occasion. The goats made me laugh. 

Once Bennett and Betty start spending more time together to run lines and practice, I found it endearing that Bennett was the one that fell for Betty first. He can see what a wonderful person she is and she slowly comes around to seeing that he isn't as bad as she first thought. Once that happens the fireworks are lit and this became a steamy, romantic read. Oh and Bennett, he's a naughty, naughty man. I loved it. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.