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Monday, May 1, 2017

Review: Burn by Dawn Altieri


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Publisher: Entangled Publishing (May 1, 2017)

From Goodreads.com: Chloe Addison is on the verge of a promising career in real estate development until an explosion destroys her first major project and casts suspicion on her in an arson investigation. Her career is suddenly at risk—and possibly her life. 

Firefighter Ryan Monroe wants a spot on the arson team, and getting close to Chloe might be the best way to solve his first investigation. Despite a painful past of his own, Ryan has dedicated himself to saving people, and when he realizes Chloe is in danger, she’s no exception. He just might be the perfect guy to rescue her, but their attraction could bring them both down in flames.



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My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This story had so much potential that I am very disappointed to only be rating it three stars. However, I just couldn't get invested in these characters. While I could to some extent sympathize with where they had been (in terms of the inner demons they were both facing), I could not understand what kept them together other than lust for one another. I wish there had been more drama between them, for Pete's sake Ryan is ready to throw his career on the line because he "believes her", even when the evidence seems to stack up against her. 

I will say that on a good note, the "who is really behind all of this" aspect of the story kept me guessing, and I was pleasantly surprised how it played out. 

Overall, I believe this novel will still appeal to people who like flawed characters who help each other face their inner demons. I would read more from this author! 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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