Title: Consumed (Firefighters, #1)
Author: J.R. Ward
Publication Date: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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 . . .
Explosive, enthralling, addicting. Consumed is all of these. From the first few pages you will be hooked. The imagery is riveting, gritty, and will capture your imagination. Ward has a way of thrusting you into a high intensity action packed story that will leave you wanting more with very little effort. I guarantee as you read you will feel the pages smolder between your fingers. Your heart will race, your hands will sweat, and you will feel like you are in the middle of an inferno- just like the characters. This book will literally consume you!
That’s an amazing paragraph if I do say so myself. I submitted Consumed for Indie Next with that little blurb but unfortunately Consumed didn’t make it 😭!!! So, I decided to show you guys!! Now to my review!
I’m embarrassed to say I was a little hesitant to read this book. I’m so used to Ward and her sexy vampires that I was nervous. How stupid was I? This book blew my mind! Anne and Danny were just so explosive together! I literally felt their chemistry burn off the pages! From the very beginning you are sucked into this story! Your heart will race, your palms will sweat, and you won’t be able to read fast enough. Ward has shown in the past that she can write any genre but this one really just proves that she is the MASTER! I truly could not read fast enough.
Danny and Anne’s love sizzles but it’s built on such a solid foundation and the camaraderie between the other firefighters will make you love them all the more! I really can’t say enough about this phenomenal book! Really, just read it! Every person will love this book because it has something for everyone; romance, mystery, thriller, and fantastic writing!