Saturday, April 15, 2017

Burn by by Dawn Altieri



Goodreads Review


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.


2.5 Stars

This book had the potential to be more. So much more. There is a good amount of angst and trying to figure out who could have been behind it keeps you on your toes. The author writes well and she keeps the story going without any hitch or anything. Add in a sexy firefighter and you are in heaven. Ryan is a fantastic Hero. There are twists and turns to the story.

Yet. The damsel in distress trope doesn’t always work. Here it did and it didn’t. There was so much push and pull between the main characters and well I guess there has to be to a certain extent but our heroine Chloe is a person of interest and Ryan’s boss is working the case and Ryan is also hoping to become a fire investigator. He puts his job on the line for a woman that he has known for a week he is an all-in kind of guy. He’s falling in love yet it still niggles him because she could be the arsonist. I felt like screaming get Reed from the BAU he’ll sort this shite right out.

Chloe also has her demons to fight and I stopped counting the amount of times she said that is a bad idea to date another man and that Ryan isn’t for her. It got tiresome after a while. Chloe as a heroine could have been depicted as stronger with more backbone. There were times where she was meek and then times where she came across as the heroine I wanted her to be.

I can see why this book worked for some and not for others unfortunately it didn’t quite work for me. There is also a lack of connection between the main characters and a lot of unnecessary misunderstanding between the two.

I won’t give up on this author as in my opinion she is an author to watch out for even if I'm not totally convinced of this book