“I would have sacrificed everything to make your dreams come true.”
Burned was fast-paced, emotionally charged, and scorching hot. You do not want to miss this book!!!
I wasn’t even intending to read this today, but I just took a tiny peek at the first page and HOLY HELL!!!! What. A. Prologue!!!!! When I read it, my jaw just dropped. Shivers ran through me and I just had to read more!!! So, I literally just sat there and inhaled this whole book in one sitting!
But seriously, tell me this blurb doesn’t just BEG you to read this book??
Seventeen years old when he broke my heart.
Seventeen days later when another picked up the pieces.
Seventeen years together.
Seventeen thousand problems.
Seventeen days of reliving my past and finding a new future.
Seventeen minutes until it all went up in flames.
Seventeen breaths until I took my last.
This is my story…and it’s going to burn.
Honestly, I don’t want to tell you too much about the story. It’s actually not that long (181 pages) so if I tell you too much, it’ll take the fun away from discovering it on your own so I’ll just tell you the very basics:
It’s a second-chance romance where the hero and heroine were high school sweethearts reunited after seventeen years apart — but neither the distance between them, nor her failed marriage to another man, or any misunderstandings in their past stopped them from reconnecting as though they’d never been apart.
“We have a history and, even though it was another lifetime ago, there are some things you just don’t forget or get over.”
Ooooooooh, and…. he’s a firefighter. 😀
This was one of those books where I just instantly connected to the characters. The writing drew me right in and I loved that the story was always engaging. Each page gave more to the story. Something was always moving things forward and there were absolutely no slow points. I really couldn’t put it down. Even though this book isn’t that long, it never felt rushed. It told everything that needed to be told with no unnecessary drama and a whole lot of swoon!
Now, this is definitely a scorching hot erotic romance — trust me, you’ll be fanning yourself!! — but I loved that the story was genuinely relationship-focused. These characters had a real, emotional history together and this book had a solid plot. I loved the balance and really felt that the sex complimented the story.
But seriously. I’ll say it again: IT. IS. HOT. 😉
Like I said, I read this in one sitting and loved every word. This really was the package deal and an absolutely gem of a romance that left me with a smile on my face. The writing was fantastic, I fell in love with Collin and Finnley, and their story was smoking hot and wildly addictive.
In an ideal world, I might have liked it to be a little bit longer but honestly, today I didn’t have time for a longer book and was so happy to have found one like this that delivered a complete story in a slightly shorter package. I was glued to the page from beginning to end. This book was unputdownable and I strongly encourage you to just dive in!! It’s a wonderful read and I highly recommend it!
I’ll just end this with an awesome quote from the hero….
“I’m an open book. If you want to know something, all you have to do is ask. I know this is fast and everything about it is fucking insane, but everything about it also feels right. I have thought about you every single day for seventeen years. I don’t know where this thing is going with us … but I’m not going anywhere.”
Rating: 4.5 stars. Standalone (with epilogue).
Both standalones. Click covers to purchase.