Into the Fire - Meredith Wild

Into the Fire

  • Release Date: Jun 21st, 2016
  • Genre: Romance
Score: 4.5
From 116 Ratings


Editorial Reviews

"The ultra-sexy second book in Meredith Wild's Bridge series will hook both fans of the series and newcomers...This steamy modern romance had us fanning ourselves."
-iBooks Editors’ Notes

"An emotionally charged and wickedly heated story..."
-Never Ending Book Basket

"With twists and turns demanding my attention, it was no surprise I finished this story in one-sitting. Leave it to Meredith to keep the pace fast and the chemistry sweltering."
-Heroes and Heartbreakers

"I wish I could give this more than FIVE STARS!"
-Reading is Our Satisfaction Blog

"Amazing, awesome, stunning and beautiful, this book will have you on your knees and consume you. "
-Book-Lover Book Blog

"With her heartfelt and steamy prose, Ms. Wild will have her readers feeling the heat as Darren and Vanessa’s love will be ringing the alarm."
-Four Chicks Flipping Books

"Holy hot damn! Lock up your daughters because Darren Bridge is on the prowl."
-A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog

"Into the Fire is a must read for 2016!"
-Momma Knows Books

"As always Meredith takes you on an emotional rollercoaster ride and makes you fall deeply in love with these characters."
-Badass Betties Book Blog

"A fun and sexy read that will breathe some fresh life into your summer reading lineup..."
-The Romance Reviews

"This book was so so so worth the wait."
-AC Book Blog


Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits...until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.
Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.
When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?


  • Into The Fire

    By Heather B. 1983
    Call 911 my heart is on fire. Meredith Wild has done it again. You thought you fell in love with Cam but wait until you meet his older brother Darren. This is the second book in the Bridge series. It was so hot I could not put it down. Darren Bridge is your typical playboy. He always gets the girl no questions asked. He now has his eyes on Vanessa. Vanessa is a forbidden fruit because it is Cam's fiancé's best friend. Vanessa works really hard to try to get ahead in life. Her boss is very demanding and drives her crazy. She does not have time for a love life in her opinion until she meets Darren. Darren and Vanessa meet again and spend time in a romantic setting and sparks fly. They both try to deny the chemistry between the two of them but they just can't get away from one another. Destiny keeps on pulling them back together. Will Darren's past get in the way of their happy ever after? I love this family a lot. I can not wait to here Olivia's story.
  • Great Story!

    By Summer!time22
    Thank you for bringing Darren and Vanessa together. Though times I wanted to shake her for not being strong at the end she came out as a winner. Darren story lined proved that people can change if the want to! Looking forward to book 3.
  • Into The Fire

    By MisSchrepfer
    I absolutely love these series. I hope to see a lot more in the future. I've never been the type of person to sit and read a book. I didn't enjoy it, until they hit the shelves.
  • Enjoyable read

    By Kambie07
    I enjoyed the story between Darren and Vanessa. But I thought Darren was supposed to be a bit more of a bad boy. He actually turned out different. I'll admit it wasn't as good as On My Knees. It was still a good read. It was nice to get to see Maya and Cam. A couple of extras thrown in.
  • In To The Fire

    By Mandys granny
    Loved this book, the characters, the story line all fabulous. The intensity of the love scenes were inspired. Great Great writing!
  • 4.5 Steamy & Seductive Stars

    By coffeegoddesstmk
    Phew, is it hot in here, or what?! Excuse me while I fan myself, because, oh, my goodness, this book is pretty darned steamy. As a fan of the Hacker series by author Meredith Wild, I was interested to see what the Bridge series would be like. Although INTO THE FIRE is the second book of the three, it is the first that I have read. Let me tell you two things about this newer set of books that I have discovered so far: 1) Although the characters carry over, I didn't feel like I had to have read the first book, ON MY KNEES, to follow the storyline in INTO THE FIRE, and 2) This book is just as hot, just as tightly written, as the other books that I've read and enjoyed by Meredith. Darren Bridge is the player of the three Bridge siblings. He's a hardworking firefighter, but, when it's playtime, he's all in. I don't think that Darren has met many women that he doesn't like, and he's sampled his fair share. But when Vanessa Hawkins comes comes onto the scene, it's different. Longing to leave her smalltown past behind, Vanessa is trying to make her way in the big city, working crazy hours at a thankless job for a domineering boss. There's just something about Vanessa that calls to Darren, and it isn't long before things are getting, um, hot and heavy between them. I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of the insta-love scenario, but, although things move pretty quickly between Darren and Vanessa, the fact that they've known each other before the start of this story makes it more believable for me. The chemistry between these two is off-the-charts hot, and Darren is absolutely persuasive. How's a girl to say no? I also enjoyed the backstory involving Vanessa and her jerkwad of a boss. I mean, seriously, David Reilly is one heck of a guy, and not in a good way. Meredith had me completely engrossed in the goings-on involving him and his shenanigans, adding a nice twist to the whole story. Capping the book off with the sweet epilogue involving Cam and Maya ended the book in just the right way, and brought everything full circle. I really enjoyed INTO THE FIRE, and look forward to reading more about Olivia Bridge, the coolly mysterious Bridge sibling, in OVER THE EDGE. If you're a fan of Meredith's books, but haven't picked up this series yet, do it. You will not be sorry.
  • Don't get to close to the fire!!

    By Michell C
    What another beautiful written story by Meredith Wild!!! Are you ready to feel the heat? Well then step into the fire but don't get burned!! Darren is your typical playboy, work hard play harder. And right now he wants to play with Vanessa. Vanessa works to hard and doesn't have much time for a social life. She's trying to get her career off the ground even though she's not sure this is the career she wants. When Darren and Vanessa are forced to spend time together due to Cam and Maya's wedding things are about to heat up. Will they be able to stay away from each other? I absolutely loved the storyline and the characters created. The chemistry is off the charts!! This book is told in the POV of both main characters and can be read as a stand alone. I could not put it down, and left me wanting more!!
  • I loved this phenomenal, passionate, & emotional book so much!

    By Never Ending Book Basket
    Into the Fire gave me the emotionally charged and wickedly heated story of Darren Bridge and Vanessa Hawkins. It told a story of how these two come together and find they share a connection and chemistry that can’t be fought or denied, no matter how hard they both tried. This story follows the two of them as they feel that connection, as they let it build and grow and spark exponentially, and as they see where that connection might be able to lead them, if they’re actually open to the possibility of something more. This book is a story of what happens when the ultimate playboy meets the girl with the guarded heart, and how things get very interesting, very real, and very risky for their hearts as they start falling hard and fast for one another. Meredith Wild enraptures you within their heartfelt and emotionally gripping story through every page of this book, and I for one could not get enough of the journey I took with Darren and Vanessa. Meredith Wild put me in this book, in her very words so to speak, and she let me be in this story through every twist and turn, through every emotional up and down, and through every turn of the page that brings you more heat, more feels, and more things to love about these exceptional characters. Into the Fire is a mesmerizing story of passion, emotion, and heart as two people with one undeniable connection try to figure out what might happen if they open their hearts up to one another, and as they see where that connection might take them, if they only give it all a chance and give into that fire. I think one of my favorite aspects of this book was being able to really invest myself with these characters on their journey together. Meredith Wild gives you the phenomenal opportunity to get to know Darren and Vanessa on the deepest and realest of levels in this book. She lets you see below the exteriors and fronts they give to the outside world. She lets you dive in deep with them, and as the layers of their exceptionally crafted characters are peeled back, she shows you just how real and vulnerable they are. She allows you to bond with them, understand them on the truest of levels, and she invests you in them, both individually and as a couple, as they try to open themselves up to one another. Into the Fire is a story of what happens when two seemingly opposite people with one helluva fiery connection, come together and see what might be, if they only open themselves up to the undeniable and exceptional feelings they share. This book is a story of fight and tenacity, and how the determination you have may be able to bring you to the exact place you never knew you wanted to be, but ultimately need and crave to be. This story is one that will take ahold of your heart, tap into every single emotion and feeling you have, and it will take you on a journey of fire, love, and possibilities as your heart, your mind, and your very soul are put within its wondrous pages. This is a story of love set on fire, the amazing and life changing things that can happen when you experience that kind of love, and the unforgettable possibilities that kind of love can bring to your life…and it really doesn’t get better than that. Simply put, this book is the entire package. Heartfelt emotion, consuming heat, and irresistibly sparkling with two dynamic characters who are willing to risk it all in order to see what could be. Into the Fire has it all, and you will be blown away by its literal amazingness.