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Review: Consumed by J.R. Ward

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Review: Consumed by J.R. WardConsumed (Firefighters, #1) by J.R. Ward
Published by Piatkus on October 2, 2018
Pages: 416
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.


Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm . . .

Talk about heat! I was getting hot flashes from the prequels. Teasing, tension and a side of oh my….

Clearly the HOT fireman stereotype is a fan favorite. I am a fan after all. So why wouldn’t I jump at the chance to meet the first and hopefully not the last handsome hero in this series.

Never having experienced the awesomeness that is a J.R. Ward book before I can say I’m a convert. I was blown away by the total package. The characters, flawed though they are, felt real. They are more than a 2D piece of placeholder. Each had their own feel. This is true in tons of stories but I felt an instant bond to Anne and her hottie.

I appreciated the story most of all. The actual meat and potatoes plot line. The story wasn’t drowning in romance (not that I ever complain) it was a perfect blend of what you wanted and needed. I appreciate that the need was to tell a story and not string together a bunch of hookups. I liked having a heroine with some seriously kick ass abilities…or should I say tendencies.

I tip my hat to you J.R. Ward. I look forward to more adventures of your creation.

New Release/Review: With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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New Release/Review: With This Man by Jodi Ellen MalpasWith This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Series: (This Man, #4)
Published by Forever on March 20th 2018
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Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man series!

Life is good for Jesse "The Lord" Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he's in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He's in full control, just how he likes it.

But Jesse's perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in the hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman's love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn't end there. It's only just begun. Because his wife can't remember the last sixteen years of her life. That's all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.

Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.

There is something absolutely captivating about the depth of Jesse’s love for Ava no matter how unreasonable this alpha male is. Jodi absolutely delivered in With This Man on a level that grapples the reader right from the start. There will be emotions that sway between tears of pain to tears of laughter and as if it wasn’t possible, tears filled with love. Needless to say, have tissues on hand.

We experience love at a level deeper than we didn’t think possible, especially after following the couple through their journey in the initial trilogy that I didn’t think possible. An absolute must read as we’re able to feel the “absolute, complete, earth-shifting universe-shaking love.”

New Release/Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

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New Release/Review: Hooking Up by Helena HuntingHooking Up by Helena Hunting
on November 7, 2017
Pages: 444
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Amalie Whitfield is the picture of a blushing bride during her wedding reception–but for all the wrong reasons. Instead of proclaiming his undying love, her husband can be heard, by Amalie and their guests, getting off with someone else. She has every reason to freak out, and in a moment of insanity, she throws herself at the first hot-blooded male she sees. But he’s not interested in becoming her revenge screw.

Mortified and desperate to escape the post-wedding drama, Amalie decides to go on her honeymoon alone, only to find the man who rejected her also heading to the same tiny island for work. But this time he isn’t holding back. She should know better than to sleep with someone she knows, but she can’t seem to resist him.

They might agree that what happens on the island should stay on the island, but neither one can deny that their attraction is more than just physical.

Filled with hilariously scandalous situations and enough sexual chemistry to power an airplane from New York City to the South Pacific, Hooking Up is the next standalone, laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from Helena Hunting, the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series and Shacking Up.

Hooking up hooks you right at the beginning. Amie is supposed to be happy and glowing on her special day, but feels off. Then she, along with all her wedding guests, hears her new husband with someone else.
Lex doesn’t want to be at the wedding. He doesn’t understand why Amie is marrying his cousin.

What starts as a hook up, turns into more in this laugh out loud romance. Helena Hunting is a great writer. The story flows seamlessly and is told in both Amie and Lex’s POV. – Reviewed by Christina

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