Review – Relight My Fire


Title: Relight My Fire

Series: The List #2

Author: Joanna Bolouri

Rating:4 stars

This book is a sequel to the fantastic rom-com The List. There will be spoilers in the synopsis as well as the rest of the review.

Phoebe and Oliver are stuck in a rut.

With a five year old daughter and demanding jobs, it’s not hard to see why the spark has gone.

Not one for giving up, Phoebe creates a sexy wishlist: a jar where they can ask the other for anything they’ve ever wanted in bed – or out of it.

But with distractions aplenty – such as, why do all her past lovers think now is a good time to make a reappearance? And, she may be wrong, but is Oli keeping something from her? – will they be able to relight the fire in the bedroom?

I was too slow in discovering that there was a sequel to one of my favourite reads in 2019, The List.

Released in 2018, Relight My Fire takes place 5 years after the events of The List and we follow darling Phoebe and her boytoyfriend Oliver as they try and deal with being adults and overcome quite the dry spell in the bedroom.

I was eager to get back into this little sexy world and revisit old characters and reminisce about the things I loved so much about the first book.

This raunchy, steamy, hilarious and yet still heartfelt rom-com from Joanna Bolouri hit all the sweet spots that I enjoyed from the first book, though it didn’t quite reach the same height, but certainly did its best and I laughed and awed and blushed throughout.

It felt more grown up and somewhat more reserved, but it figures seeing as our two main characters are now parents and I guess it does paint a more realistic picture of what parents deal with, both in an outside the bedroom.

The language was something that I truly enjoyed in this book. The British humour and slang gives it that extra touch that I love so much and I feel other books lack.

It was a quick read for me and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has definitely made me want to read more of Bolouri’s work so I am excited to get into another one of her books.

Do you read steamy rom-coms?
If so, do you have a favourite you want to recommend to me?

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