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Burn for Me (Rancho Del Cielo #3)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  120 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Once burned is all it takes…

For the last twelve years, Raul Montenga has sizzled with erotic dreams of the girl he left behind. When he finally comes back home, determined to find her, it’s not to Penelope’s warm welcome but to a cold shoulder and her icy rejection. So he’s more than a little surprised to answer his door one day to find her tomboy daughter standing nervous
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Samhain Publishing (first published 2009)
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Burn For Me by Dee Tenorio

Reviewer Note: Burn For Me is only available in e-book format at the moment, and is part of the Rancho Del Cielo Series.

First, I have to tell you that contemporary romance and I have a tenuous relationship at best. We lock eyes every now and then in the bookstore, size each other up for a few moments, secretly wondering what the other might do…but then we usually go our separate ways, both knowing that while we don’t much care for each other, maybe someday one of us wil
This has to be my least favorite book in the series, I just didn't connect with it as much. Raul the hero is the Captain of the firefighters and came to town a year ago after he ran from his family's expectations of joining the family business and marrying one of the family friends. He comes from a big Latino family and his wild teenage years were quite a disappointment to his father.

He finds himself dreaming of Penny, as he has been for so many years, the dreams are so real but the Penny now do
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Holy crap…. This book was like a really intense embellishment of my life, and I LOVED it. Tenorio created such a wonderful story about two different cultures clashing together and coming together through a fabulous romance. Seriously, I loved it.

Penelope never hid her childhood crush on Raul, but given her hazy memories of the week before he left town, she isn’t too excited about the prospect of running into his again. Once s
This is the first Dee Tenorio book I've read and I was impressed. The writing style was smooth and it evoked sadness, happiness, hope, and lust. It was emotionally charged, and has a rich story full of interesting characters. It was also fast-paced, the feelings were direct to the point, the conflicts worked well, and the sex scenes while fewer than I expected, were scorching hot.

It started out slow, but when Chloe dropped the bomb and the paternity tests confirmed she is Raul and Penelope's dau
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4.5 Stars

Raul Montenga and Penelope Gibson have a very long history including a drunken encounter at a wedding reception that neither is quite sure happened the way they remember. Penelope’s daughter, Chloe, finally makes them both face up to facts and answer some burning questions.

Raul is the fire chief in town. He left RDC back in his twenties to get away from his overbearing father and the life his father laid out for him. He returned 10 years later af
Who needed facts when fiction was so much more titillating?

It was the characters, rather than the plot, that made me like this novel. The plot is pretty familiar, and I could have predict how the story would run through its course. However, its the characters in this story that baffled me. I fell in love with some, and I hated some.

I was surprised that Raul didn't really fight the fact that he had a kid with Penelope, he was mildly surprised, but that was it. He welcomed Chloe with open arms
Raul left his small town and huge overbearing family 12 years ago to find freedom. He could never forget the young girl who had had such a huge crush on him for so long. He came back to take a position in the fire department and was surprised to find out he had an 11 year old daughter. He had barely remembered the drunken encounter he had with Penelope. He realized he was a different man now and wanted to make everything right. Be a father and hopefully the right man for Penelope. Many difficult ...more
My review cross-posted from Joyfully Reviewed:

As a young man, there was nothing Raul Montenga wanted more than to get out of his small hometown and the life his parents had mapped out for him. Twelve years later he has finally returned home for good and what a surprise there is to greet him. He wakes up one morning to find an eleven year old on his doorstep, claiming to be his daughter. Chloe Gibson is the daughter of Penelope, town doctor and the woman w
Well after I read and reviewed The Virgin's Revenge by Tenorio I had to read more. I am totally hooked!

Such a good book. Took one of the tropes I am usually iffy on and made me like it. The second chance at love was extremely touching. Tenorio didn't shy away from racism and its effects on people. I loed how she used what some people call reverse racism and showed how it is extremely damaging it is to everyone involved.

I was reaching for tissues during the final scene of the book because WOW! I
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A hot contemporary romance with a strong emphasis on family.
Addresses some interesting racial issues and the way a family will turn a blind eye.
Pen's emotional conflict rang true. This book sucked me in and I will be looking forward to more stories from Ms. Tenorio!

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Very good read - explores romance interrupted story with a courageous 11-year-old seeking her father. Prejudices of ethnicity and social standing are also in play here in fictional (but pretty recognizable) Southern California town.
My fave of the series so far.

Loved the secret baby trope and the complete determination of a man to right some past wrongs in a very smexy way. Fantastic....loved Pen's Mother too.
I'm generally not a secret baby fan but this is done well. The chemistry between the H/H is incredible and the family problems really add to the tension. Well done!
I really liked it, the daughter was an adorable character, and the situation with his mom was realistic. Liked how he handled it.
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I like how family is such a large part of Tenorio's stories. A cute and easy read.
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