Hope Ignites (Hope, #2)
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Hope Ignites (Hope #2)

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Logan McCormack likes his isolated life on the ranch, until a movie crew starts filming there. When actress Desiree Jenkins blows into his life, she wrecks it harder than the Oklahoma winds with her brutal honesty and soft touch. Des knows this is a temporary stay, but she loves the open freedom of the land, and for the first time in her life, Des feels like she might have...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 25th 2014 by Jove
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Hope Ignites is the second story in the Hope series, and like the first one, it’s a winning combination of romance, small town charm, and characters that burrow into your heart. Hope Ignites centers on Logan, Luke’s (from the first book) oldest brother.

Logan has rented out a portion of his forty-five thousand acre cattle ranch to a movie shoot. Logan could care less about movies or stars and so when he runs into Desiree, the gorgeous Hollywood actress starring in the film, he doesn’t go out of...more
Julie James
My first foray into Jaci Burton's Hope series, and I loved it. Thought the heroine was great, liked her chemistry with the hero, and loved the descriptions of ranching life. I've found my new comfort read series--now I need to go back and read the first book.
Barb Lie
Hope Ignites is the 2nd book in Jaci Burton’s Hope series. I loved the first book in this series, Hope Flames and couldn’t wait to read this book. I have to say after reading Hope Ignites, that Jaci Burton is quickly rising on my must read list. This was a wonderful book, and a fabulous couple. Logan is our hero, as we met him in the first book, being Luke’s brother. Logan is not interested in anything but taking care of his ranch. He is not interested in woman or relationships, other than a one...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
In HOPE IGNITES, the second installment to the Hope series, Jaci Burton pairs a somewhat grouchy rancher and a sweet and endearing actress together to make a heartfelt romance that readers will adore!

Logan McCormack isn't the kind of man to be starstruck. However, when he rents out his farm property for a couple of months so that a Hollywood movie can be made, he doesn't ever expect to be taken by the lead actress, Desiree Jenkins.

There's something special about Des. For one, she isn't caught up...more
Laura Johnson
Don't know about this series. These two stories with in this series have been a bit of a let down. I want to connect with these characters but they are all boring. Sorry, I'm just not a fan. However, I do love Ms. Burton's Play by Play series though:)
HOPE IGNITES was more enjoyable for me. I really liked Logan and Desiree. There is something about the famous actor/actress that finds escape in the peace of a ranch that appeals to me.


Logan knew he was crazy for renting his ranch to a movie company, but that was only confirmed when he met leading actress, Desiree Jenkins. One look at her and he knew she was trouble and that was before he met her bold declarations and her down-home appeal.

Desiree and her costar Colt are as close a...more
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)

We are back in the small town of Hope and this is one I was looking forward to read. Luke’s older brother, Logan, came across as the epitome of tall, dark and silent. Silent and a bit broody. And I LOVE to see those types of heroes fall, and fall hard. And what a better way to bring him to his knees that with a Hollywood actress for a heroine?

I love the variety of storylines we get in the Hope series. From a cop/vet to a rancher/movie star. Worlds apart. The one constant thing throughout this s...more
Apr 05, 2014 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone that likes Romance
Recommended to Linda by: Wal-Mart
Shelves: paperback, april-2014
Now, this book is more like it! It's way better than the first one in this series (full-size novels). More of a story with the heat you know you will get with a Jaci Burton book.

Write up from Amazon:
When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn’t expect Desiree Jenkins, the young, sought-after star, to be so open, so down-to-earth, or so intimately interested in him. But the last thing a loner like Logan needs is a distraction like Des, who wouldn’t understand what it...more
I have a small girl crush on Des. She was awesome. She was upfront and honest. She wasn't afraid to put herself out there. She didn't play games or cause drama. Even when Logan was acting the ass she called him on it then walked away, no hysterics, no drama. She felt a bit unsettled about what she wanted for her future, but she was confident in herself and not afraid to work for what she wanted.

Logan acted the ass for most of the book. He wanted Des, but didn't want to want her. He let his mothe...more
Jaimie Marshall
First reviewed at Red Hot Books here: http://redhotbooks.com/2014/06/review...

When I found out Jaci Burton was releasing a new series, I could not wait to get my hands on it. I didn’t read Hope Smolders which was the introductory novella for Burton’s new Hope series and instead dove right in to Hope Flames. You can check out my review of Hope Flames on the site, but I was sadly underwhelmed by it. Despite that, I wasn’t about to give up on the series because I love Burton and the secondary chara...more
First read by this author - great sweet romance - and in this one the famous celebrity is the female, a change-up to the norm in my reading ventures thus far.

Desiree Jenkins is a 25 yr old up-and-coming actress who is gorgeous, smart, sweet and so unlike the typical celebrity persona. Logan McCormack is a 34 yr old studly, gorgeous cowboy rancher. Des's latest film - a futuristic sci-fi thriller - has been scouted to location shoot on a secluded, barren section of Logan's expansive L&M ranch...more
Debbie Lester
Jaci Burton's second novel in the Hope series, Hope Ignites is a study in the theory of opposite attraction. Burton brings readers a tale of a cowboy and actress, who is a lot different than what readers would assume. Burton's trademark sensuality exudes from this story and readers will find it hard not to like these amazing characters. Animals are still a huge part of the series, as is, family, friendship and the ties that bind. Burton's novel has all the qualities necessary for a great contemp...more
Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews
eARC for Honest Review from Penguin Group

I didn't love Hope Flames the first book but because I'm a fan of Jaci Burton when I got the chance to continue with this series I had to read it. I'm glad I gave this series another shot.

Logan happens to be the rancher loner brother to Luke McCormack. All he thinks he needs is his ranch. All his other needs can be scratched with any woman in town. What he is not looking for is any kind of relationship until he meets Desiree Jenkins.

Desiree may be from a...more
Since life is so busy these days, I was late to the Hope party and I missed the first book, Hope Flames, and the novella, Hope Smolders. But that’s great news for readers because you can read the book as a standalone without a problem.

Hope Ignites is aptly named. When Logan and Des meet the sparks fly and the tension mounts. Des is old enough to know what she wants, and she definitely wants Logan. She doesn’t need to beg, when Logan says no she backs off. Des knows there is more going on with Lo...more
Hope Ignites is the second installment in the Hope Series. I like small town romances because they are full of unique details and quirky characters that make them relatable and fun. Like the first story in this series, Hope Flames, the dogs are ever-present players which provide a certain continuity between books. Main character Logan McCormack’s brother, Luke and his fiancée Emma, from Hope Flames, make appearances and it was good to check-in with them too.

Logan McCormack is not just a country...more
We first met Logan in Hope Flames. He is a standoffish brooding rancher and brother to the small town sheriff, Luke McCormack. Not much has changed in his life until he agrees to let a film crew rent part of his ranch to film a movie.

He likes his life simple and quiet and this movie crew taking up residency on his land is not conducive to his small town peaceful lifestyle.

Des is the beautiful leading lady in the film and is immediately attracted to Logan. She has been living the rapid intense Ho...more
Guilty Pleasures
Rhayne‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews


Book two in the Hope series introduces us to a stubborn sexy cowboy and one feisty flirty movie star. When their worlds collide, Ms. Burton grants her readers a fast-paced romance that is full of passion, excitement and a beautiful love that is worth fighting for.
We first met Logan in Hope Flames. He is a standoffish brooding rancher and brother to the small town sheriff, Luke McCormack. Not much has changed in his life until he agree...more
Adria (Romance Reviews)
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

Author Jaci Burton has another winner with Hope Ignites, the second book in her Hope series. After falling in love with Luke, Emma and their respective canine companions, I was afraid that they had set the bar too high for Luke’s brother Logan to meet.

I had three concerns: I didn’t know if the author would be able to recapture the magic she had with the first book, I was afraid I wouldn’t have the same connection with the characters this time around an...more
Original Post March 17, 2013: http://fangswandsandfairydust.com/201...

Where the Wind Comes Sweeping Down the Plains! HOPE IGNITES

E-Galley provided by publisher via Net Galley. No remuneration was exchanged and except as noted all opinions presented herein are my own.

This is the second book I’ve read by Jaci Burton – begun about three minutes after I finished the first in this series, HOPE FLAMES (Review) Here’s my favorite book quote so far this year. It gave me more than enough reason to love D...more
I fell in love with Jaci Burton's writing in her Play-by-Play series of novels, and jumped at the chance to see if her romance wielding magic extended to a non-sports-themed novel. It absolutely did. I read Hope Ignites without having read the first of the Hope series, but I didn't feel lost at all. Ms. Burton nailed the strong, brooding-hero in Logan - and although he makes a couple of poor decisions along the way, his motivations are understandable and he owns up to his mistakes. He really mak...more
Jacky Faber
I thought the novel was boring. There was very little plot and I found Dese irritating. If a man said the things she did to Logan when they barely knew each other, you'd think the guy was a jerk.

I also couldn't believe Logan's ranch was 45,000 acres yet he was not a cattle baron, but a simple cattle rancher who lived a simple life. But the issue that I didn't buy at all was how Logan was totally accepting of Cole being gay and thought people should love whoever they wanted. Yea, right, this catt...more
 Reading In Pajamas - Cori, Donna & Dawn
Review: Hope Ignites (A Hope Novel, Book 2) by Jaci Burton
Release date: March 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars
Blog Post: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-17j

I am in love with this series! Desiree is a sexy Hollywood star filming her latest movie on Logan's land. Logan is perfectly happy living on his forty thousand acre ranch, but didn't mind leasing a portion of his land for filming. He figured his land was big enough that he wouldn't even know the cast was there until...more
Logan McCormack lives for the L&M Ranch. It is what he knows and loves. He also knows it is not the life for everyone. It certainly wasn't for his mom. She ran from it, his dad, him and his brothers when he was only nine. Which taught him another lesson: relationships are better left alone. And he did until he rented part of his ranch to a movie studio and met actress Desiree Jenkins. She was honest to a fault, didn't take any of his crap, was down to earth, loved the ranch and was pretty as...more
Review originally posted here: http://thebookpushers.com/2014/03/21/...

Thoughts on Heroine

MinnChica: I really liked Desiree. I thought she was totally down to earth and likeable as a heroine. The problems she faced as a star were not glossed over, and I liked the extra dimension it added to the story, even though this book wasn’t as “Hollywood” as I had hoped. There were a few times throughout the story that I thought Des let Logan treat her like crap, so when she finally stood up for herself to...more
I was in need of a cowboy fix so I purchased this new book by Jaci Burton and was amply rewarded. A 34-year old never been married Oklahoma rancher lets a movie studio rent out part of his 45,000 acre ranch to shoot a movie. Of course, he is drop dead gorgeous with a wonderous body and beautiful hair. The only problem with our cowboy is he's an ass. His momma left he and his brothers in the dust because she couldn't take living on a ranch in the middle of nowhere and our cowboy has held that aga...more
It all started with Luke and Emma and now onto Des and Logan. I loved this book because instead of all Alpha males all the time it is nice to see a man admit when he is wrong and try to change the situation. Logan was a jerk in certain parts of the book and I know that maybe it was because he was gun-shy because of his parents. But we all know only we can change and don't let history repeat itself. I felt that the book it was everything and then some. I loved this book more than Luke and Emma's...more
Cardyn Brooks
Des and Logan's story in Hope Ignites is more interpersonally combative than Hope Flames. Their sexual chemistry sizzles, but their initial scratch-an-itch attitude is one of my least favorite themes. The constant use of the words a**hole, d**k, d**khead to describe people--especially men in general and Logan in particular was also a turnoff. Neither of those two (personal) drawbacks keep this from being an enjoyable read because making the movie and Cole's story heighten the contrasts between H...more
What an abrupt end!

The end was so abrupt that it left me feeling irritated and cheated. The author could have spent some time working on the HEA, especially since the relationship could continue to have some issues. In addition, the author could have showed the reactions of friends and family to their relationship and perhaps testing his promise that he would go to her affairs, which would have brought true closure to the story. Instead, the author spent so much time and effort into going on and...more
Heather andrews
I love this damn series, and I love the men that are in this damn series, especially Logan, "why the hell do I have to have a pass to walk on my own goddamned property?" he grumbled as they were led through a gate." Des She can give Logan a run for his money, "she grinned. "I wasn't going to get naked in front of you, Logan," she said, revealing another tank underneath. She paused, looking at him. "Unless you'd like me to." I loved the two of them together:
"What? No roughing it and getting nake...more
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads
Blog rating: A-

Logan McCormack has agreed to let a movie crew film on a section of his large ranch because as he so plainly puts it, ranching costs money and he can’t turn the deal down. The film crew is off on their own section of his property, but that doesn’t stop his housekeeper/cook/mother figure Martha who is star struck and when the chance to go and watch a day of filming comes up, Logan can’t say no to Martha experiencing it. The invite comes from...more
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Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the hap...more
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