Burn For Me (Secrets & Shadows 0.5)
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I love when my favorite authors give their readers (me) these short stories that feature the secondary characters in main novels of a series.
Ali is a secondary character in Deeper Than Need, and her story was wonderful to read.
She is a strong, smart, loving woman-mother, and friend.
She's loyal and reliable, and wants desperately to finally have her own HEA.
Tate was just...Wow!
Broken, strong, loyal, and has been in limbo for the last 13 years since the disappearance of his mother... until Ali.
I really liked both Tate and Ali. The stor ...more
My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐
Single mother of two, Ali Holmes, spends her days working in her family pizzeria and her nights in the arms of her lover. For three years she had been taken whatever he had been willing to share with her, but it simply was no longer enough.
Never the same after the disappearance of his mother fifteen years ago, Tate Bell was consumed with the need to find answers. He still blames his father for the horrible fight that took place right be ...more
BURN FOR ME was unexpectedly just romantic. I know, obviously there’s gotta be the connection between Ali and Tate. And although I’m not usually a fan of the guys that think they are too damaged to be in a relationship (especially when their reasoning is a bit unsubstantial) I couldn’t help but connect with the H/h in this story.
Tate and Ali have always been meant to be. He’s had a crush on her since high school, where she ended up dating someone else and getting knocked up. Now, loser gone and ...more
Tate Bell was devastated by the mysterious disappearance of his mother fifteen years ago; it has overshadowed his en ...more
Oh my...my first Shiloh Walker read...where the hell have I been? It's funny how different readers have different opinions on the same book. I think it's just preferences and life experiences that make certain things speak to us differently. Well, this book yelled at me, I L❤VED it. I love the passion, the pain, the mystery, the chemistry, the rain, the sex, the art, the deep emotion that made me feel what the characters were experiencing. I'm a fan, and I will be reading every bo ...more
This is the first of 3 prequels (dealing with siblings) of the Secrets and Shadows Novels. We get a glimpse into the town and the people in it, as well as a hint of future couples. Over arching is the disappearance of the siblings mother 15 years earlier. Things are just starting to get interesting as I think clues are ...more
This is a super fast story featuring single-mom Ali, from Deeper Than Need and how she fell for Tate, who she has been having a FWB relationship with for the past few years. This story was steamy and fast-paced, and just left me wanting more from Shiloh Walker. I loved the way things played out and can't wait to read more in this series.
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Tate Bell has never forgotten the night his mother disappeared. Convinced his father had something to do with it, Tate has spent years trying to find out what happened that fateful night and has locked down emotionally, much to the dismay of Ali Holmes.
Ali and Tate have engaged in a three year no strings affair but the lines have blurred and Ali finds she wants more than a few stolen hours in bed when her kids are asleep. Ali knows Tat ...more
This is labeled as a novella and it can be read in just a couple of hours, but it definitely doesn't read like a novella. This is a story rich in depth, with incredible characters.
Tate and Ali have had a friends-with-benefits arrangement for several years and it's still as hot as ever. But it's becoming something more which is something that Ali can't live with because Tate has always made it perfectly clear that they will never have anything more. But with two small boys who are becom ...more
BURN FOR ME was unexpectedly just romantic. I know, obviously there's gotta be the connection between Ali and Tate. And although I'm not usually a fan of the guys that think they are too damaged to be in a relationship (especially when their reasoning is a bit unsubstantial) I couldn't help but connect with the H/h in this story.
Tate and Ali have always been meant to be. He's had a crush on her since high school, where she ended up dating someone else and getting knocked up. Now, loser gone
BURN FOR ME is the first of the three novella prequels leading up to DEEPER THAN NEED, the first novel length installment of the Shiloh Walker’s new Secrets & Shadows series. The prequel novellas feature the three Bell siblings and the on-going fallout from their mother, Nichole’s long ago disappearance. And I have to say, as far as opening scenes go…Shiloh Walker certainly knows how to grab your attention. ...more
As a result, he keeps his emotions in check and never opens up about the pain he has felt all these years. Not even to the woman who has been there for him all these years.
Ali Holmes has had enough of Tate being emotionally withdrawn--she needs more than sex from him. And although it hurts her to do it ...more
Tate Bell is the oldest of the three and has always blamed his father for his mother’s disappearance. He is convinced his father killed his mother. He is a tortured soul and holds his emotions back afraid he may end up hurting someone he loves, just like his father did.
Ali Holmes ...more
After a tragedy that changed his whole outlook on life, his way of being and the way he views himself, Tate has kept his emotions under tight control, his feelings hidden. He has a relationship with Ali, but in her opinion it is more of a friends with benefits relationship. He keeps so much of himself from her, coming and going in the night. Ali loves Tate, but she needs so much more. So much ...more
Ali and Tate have had a friends-with-benefits relationship for a couple of years now, and even though they both have deep feelings for the other, Ali knows that Tate isn’t ready for a commitment. She wants and deserves more and, as painful as it may be, s ...more
Ali knew the deal when she agreed to a friends with benefits deal with Tate, but it has turned into something more for her. Tate will never give h ...more
Ali Holmes has been involved in a “friends with benefits” relationship with Tate Bell for years. She deeply loves him but yearns for more. She understands that he suffered greatly from the disappearance of his mother when he was young but things need to change for herself and for her children. If only he would share with her it would make a difference but he lives behind strong walls through which no one can reach.
Tate Bell is tormented by the night his mother disa ...more
One of the reasons I love reading her books is that I hear and see both protagonists so clearly. When Shiloh Walker writes Tate’s (or any of the male protagonists parts), you really hear his voice. Yes, this is how guys act and think. That’s not to say ...more
Tate and Ali at the start of the novella have been friends with benefits for 3 years or so. She loves him, but she is about to give up on him because he just can't seem to accept anything more than the distant relationship they have. She knows he has trauma from his mom disappearing when he was 14, but she doesn't realize just how that is impacting his relationship with her, a relationship he really does want to deepen but i ...more
Ali and Tate have been having a "secret" no strings attached relationship for a while now, but Tate has been blurring the lines with Ali (loving her kids, wanting to kiss her in public, etc.) and she is fine with it until she wants the full commitment and Tate just can't do it because of his dark past. Tate is afraid he'll be just like his father, who Tate still thinks is responsible for his mother's disappearance several years ago. Not knowi ...more
One of the reasons I read Shiloh Walker's books is for her versatility. I had just finished The Departed , which I loved, and starting reading this ARC. It threw me for a loop because The Departed is a dark, moody, romantic suspense and I didn't have any context for this first-in-series contemporary romance. However, what both books DO have in common is Shiloh Walker's trademark intensity. This is an a passionate story about guilt, building walls, and learning to ask for m ...more
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
Burn for Me it the first novella in Shiloh Walker’s new Secrets & Shadows series. In Burn for Me we get to meet Tate Bell. A man afraid to truly love or let anyone get too close. Yet knows that the one thing that matters most to him is about ready to walk away. Ali might love Tate, but she can’t wait for him any more. Walking away is going to be the hardest thing she has ever done.
This was an amazing start to Shilo ...more
My other me.... J.C. Daniels
Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid. She fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more...ah...serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anyt ...more