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Friday, February 21, 2014

Review: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton - 4 Wine Glasses

15808325Title: Hope Flames 
Series: Hope #1
Author: Jaci Burton 
Format: Paperback, 320 pages
Published: January 7th 2014 by Berkley
ISBN: 0425259765
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Kindle
Source: Publisher
Reviewer: Crystal
Rating: 4/5
 
Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she's not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.
That's fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he's devoted to the only faithful companion in his life--his police dog. Still, there's something about Emma he can't shake.
When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they're giving each other something they thought they'd lost forever...hope

Thoughts:


Emma Burnett has finally returned to her small town home of Hope. Luke McCormack can't wait to get out of it and into the big city. But when Luke walks through the door of Emma's new veterinary practice in need of care for his K-9 companion, what they thought they wanted in life gets turned on it's ear! 

Emma is reluctant to loose her new found independence by letting a man into her life, and rightfully so after her last disparaging relationship. Even one as mouthwatering as the local lawman, Like McCormack. With his alpha attitude, she just knows that he will be trying to control every aspect of their relationship - if there was one that is. But Luke is in no way looking for a permanent lady to be in his life. Been there, did that, bought the t-shirt and burned it. But there is an undeniable pull between Emma and Luke that neither can resist. Can they let go of their past demons and follow where their hearts lead, or will they let their head full of doubts stand in the way of love?

Take Jaci Burton's classic sensually delightful writing and mix it with Jill Shalvis' fur loving goodness and jocular heroines, and you have Hope Flames; a sweet and humorous romance full of heart. A rich story with an engaging plot and three dimensional characters, this is one to please contemporary romance readers everywhere. Emma is an admirable and courageous character despite her past, which could have really transformed her into a shadow of the women she is today. While Luke is protective, caring, and sometimes just frustrating male! lol Together they embark in a heart warming journey of love, trust and renewal. A wonderfully sweet start to a brand new series full of characters that you'll easily fall in love with. I can't wait for the next book in the series, Hope Ignites!


1 comment:

Sharlene said...

I have this in my reading stack! Looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the review!