Tuesday 11 September 2018

✪ Consumed (Firefighters #1) ✪ JR Ward ✪

Release date: 2nd October 2018

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 . . . 

ARC received for an honest review

** Make sure you read the two free novellas TheWedding From Hell: Rehearsal Dinner and The Wedding From Hell: The Reception before diving in to Consumed. **

A new series from JR Ward - let me at it!  Plus - firefighters?  Helloooooo!  Though I want to know where all these hot firefighters are hiding, as I have never found them yet!

If you have read the 2 prequel novellas above, you will know who Consumed it all about -  Anne and Danny.  And boy do sparks fly between them.

I liked how Ms Ward was not afraid to go into Consumed all gun "blazing".  I mean wow, only a few % in and I was like hoolie doolie!

We are given a wonderfully written story that is more than firefighters.  It was a heck of a lot more emotional than I was expecting.  Anne has a cargo hold of familial baggage that she is carrying around.

I just want them to get together!

However there is more to this tale then a romance, and the mystery/suspense will keep you on the edge or your chair - or couch, or bed!  There were some red herrings thrown in there, and I thought I knew whodunnit, but nope. I am sure Ms Ward is sitting back laughing at us all thinking we know how the bad guy is!  When it was revealed I was all "what in the everloving fork?"  I had no clue.

And I liked that I didn't know.

I buddy read this book with a friend, and we were both Consumed with this book.

Now I am impatiently waiting for the next installment of the Firefighters series.