Title: Let Me Burn
Author: Carrie Elks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2019
Cover Designed by: Najla Qamber
She isn’t looking for love. He’s not planning on staying around. But when they meet, sparks fly…
As a big city firefighter, Lucas lives for his job. Forced to take extended leave following an accident, he returns to his small hometown to stay at the beach cottage his grandparents left him. The problem is, he’s not used to having so much time on his hands.
After a broken engagement, Ember isn’t ready for love right now. Though her heart might be mended, she prefers to keep herself busy with her family and work; that way she won’t get hurt again. But she didn’t count on meeting a handsome firefighter with that dimpled smile. After Lucas saves her from one awkward situation too many, she can’t stop thinking about him.
Ember finds Lucas impossible to resist. And he’s determined not to let her. As long summer days melt into sultry, passionate nights what begins as a fling develops into something much deeper. Until the day Ember’s ex-fiancé returns to town and threatens to destroy the fragile connection that’s building between them.
Excerpt“Will you do something for me?” Lucas asked, leaning his hand on the car and glancing up at her. “Um, maybe?” She blinked, trying to focus. “I guess it depends what it is.” With one hand steadying himself on the car, he ran the other across his closely cropped hair. “It doesn’t matter.” Ember tilted her head, the smile still playing at her lips. “You can’t do that. I’m intrigued now. What is it you want me to do?” “I… ah…” He shook his head. “You’re gonna think I’m crazy.” She lifted an eyebrow to let him know she already did. “But I really don’t want you to go on that date.”
Advance Praise For Let Me Burn...
‘The perfect mixture of romance, humour, and that hint of angst we all love.’ – MB, Goodreads reviewer
‘A captivating book…’ – Bev’s Books Blog
‘I couldn't put it down...’ – KarenJ, Goodreads reviewer
‘5 Beautiful, Soul Binding stars!!!’ – Alison Parkins Reviews
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CLARE'S 4 STAR REVIEW
|Angel Sands sounds like the most idyllic place in all the world to live, and this is where we meet Ember, a school teacher that has suffered so much heartache and loss in a few short months. Insert Lucas one hot Firefighter who has his own obstacles to overcome. Lucas is ordered to take two months leave and decides to return to Angel Sands to fix up the house his grandmother left him. As they occasionally cross paths they start the beginning of a friendship that quickly turns into a slow burn romance that neither of them wanted or can stop from happening between them.|
This is a really sweet small town kind of romance that has many characters in the background that only add to the story, like Ember and Lucas's friends that i'm sure will be a feature in future books of this series and Lucas's mother and the many locals that run the stores by the beach.
I have read a few books by Carrie Elks and have always loved how engaging her writing is and her ability to tell a story is just so good, but as much as I've enjoyed Let Me Burn as it's still a great story I wanted to feel a little bit more of the fire i've come to expect from her characters. I wanted to feel all the drama and the romance to be more of an inferno rather than just a spark and it just didn't quite hit that mark for me this time. Don't get me wrong if you love a well written sweet romance set in a small town then this is the book for you.