BOOK REVIEW | CONSUMED

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Consumed

(Firefighters #1)

by

J.R. Ward (Goodreads Author)
 4.11  ·   Rating details ·  646 Ratings  ·  425 Reviews

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne 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.

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consumed

I want to start off in saying I am a huge fan of J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series.  I was bit excited to see how this contemporary series would turn out.  I love fire fighter romance.  With that said, wow!  Just wow!  This book exceeded my expectations.  Within the first few chapters of this book I was completely blown away.  The beginning of this story was so intense.  An action packed, nail-biting experience.  Wow!  Just Wow!  This story grabbed my attention immediately.  I was hooked from page one.  A page turner of action and emotion that will really just grabs you.   J.R. Ward has out done herself with this new series.

This series started out with two teaser books.  The Rehearsal Dinner and The Reception.  These two books introduce us to the fire fighters of Station 499. We learn in these two books who our key players are and are introduced to their world.

Moose is getting married to a nightmare of a woman.  Everyone knows it is a bad idea, but he still goes through with it.  Danny Maquire and Anne Ashburn, fellow fire fighters at Station 499 have been doing the tango of emotions.  Each wanting the other.  Danny has a playboy rep and Anne is always trying to prove her worth as one of the guys.  These two work together in perfect sync.

So  Consumed picks up where the first two leave off.  Moose is now married.  Danny and Anne have had a one night of hot sex.  Now it is back to business.  But when tragedy strikes, everyone’s world is turned completely upside down.  Can Anne pick up the pieces of her life and move forward?

I don’t want to tell you to much of the story, since it is best that it hits you with the surprises it has to offer.  Overall this story is full of twists and turns at ever corner.  An intense adventure full of hot sexy fire fighters, danger and love.  An exciting new series that will definitely have you on the edge of your seat the whole way.  With characters that are deep, intense and well-developed, this story is sure to blow your mind.  If you love a good suspense thrilling romance, then this book is sure to light a fire to you.  So don’t be silly.  Get this book now!!

5 star


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About J. R. Ward

J.R. Ward is the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series of vampire books. She is a winner of the prestigious Romance Writers of America RITA award for Best Paranormal Romance and is a multiple RITA nominee. A graduate of Smith College, she was a double major in History and Art History with a medieval concentration in both and she still longs at times for a return to those days sitting in dark lecture halls, looking at slides of old triptychs and reliquaries. Prior to becoming a full time writer, she was a corporate attorney, serving for many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard Medical Schools premier teaching sites. Her idea of absolute heaven is a day filled with nothing but her computer, her dog and her coffee pot and the Brothers, of course.
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