Burn for Your by Lexxie Couper is a quick steamy read featuring a emotionally and physically scarred man and a woman who looks beneath the skin to theBurn for Your by Lexxie Couper is a quick steamy read featuring a emotionally and physically scarred man and a woman who looks beneath the skin to the man she knows he can be. When the book opens Evan is fighting a raging fire which is bringing back memories of the moment he lost everything. People are calling him a hero but he knows he’s anything but…
The raging fire brings reporters from all over including Jenna a woman from Evans past that he never quite forgot. From the moment these two lay eyes on each other feelings from five years ago spring up and a different kind of fire rages. The chemistry between Evan and Jenna is as hot as the fire that brings them back together. Jenna Even though Evan is no longer physically perfect she still sees the man beneath the scars the man that always made her heart quicken just a little bit faster. Jenna is great in that she sees the beauty underneath the skin to a man that is battered and scarred above and below the skin but she knows there is a man worth saving. Even though Evan rejects her a couple of times she knows the reasoning and keeps at him, she knows he’s worth it. For five tears Evan has been struggling with his self worth. Once he was physically perfect, cocky and just knew he was the greatest thing to hit the skies and then one day, one fire and too much arrogance took all of that from him... including his wife. For five years he has been living a quite life, one full of duty and self loathing. Then one day, one fire and one act of heroism and all of his emotional blockades come tumbling down in the form of one thing… a female from his past.
This book is scorching hot with great characters. It stands on its own even though it is the second book in the series. The pace was quick and it was over too soon. I wanted it to continue. I also like that Couper did not shy away when it came to the scars, she went for it and committed to it. I definitely enjoyed this read as I have other works by Couper and would read the next book in the series.
At the end of Blind Faith I was dying to get my hands on Jory’s story. The fourth and youngest brother who held a special place in each of the brotherAt the end of Blind Faith I was dying to get my hands on Jory’s story. The fourth and youngest brother who held a special place in each of the brothers hearts and they mourned for and yet desperately hoped was still alive. We all desperately hoped he was still alive; there was just the sliver of hope in all of us. So when Jory is alive and mostly well, I’m sure all of us did a little mental happy dance. So when Jory’s book FINALLY got here I couldn’t wait to get started on it. I came into this book with high hopes and expectations, especially since this is the last of the original four brothers.
So did this book live up to my expectations? I’m still pondering that…
I loved loved loved Jory, the right combo of military and geek. He could talk all nerdy and then go into combat mode in a blink of an eye. I think all of us dorks/geeks/nerds secretly or not so secretly long for a macho nerd. It’s the best of both worlds. I even liked Piper, she is just as geeky as Jory and is determined to help save him and his brothers. She was put into high stress situations and kept her wits about her. You have to admire that.
What I am less sure of is some of the plot. Piper is the Commanders long lost daughter. Eh… Didn’t we just do this with the last book except for the long lost part and then the Commander’s complete detachment from their offspring, just like the last book. So here again we have a child of a sociopath that has to realize that their parent is a sociopath. **sigh** Fell a bit flat. The romance between Jory and Piper at times felt forced. I wasn’t convinced even by the end. The PROTECT group is also back and I wasn’t that sure of them in the last book. I’m even less convinced in this book and the ending kind of left it unresolved. Although this may have been on purpose… Also, there were references to Jory’s already enhanced senses being even more enhanced but it wasn’t fully developed.
I did like the introduction of a few new young (as in kids) soldiers. You wanted to see a better life for them because no one deserves that kind of childhood. One in particular is a smart cookie and I hope when he’s all growed up he gets revisited. Overall, I did really enjoy the book. We got visits from all of the brothers and their mates, it was action packed and fast paced. There were a few things that were eh but all in all still entertaining. I hope this isn’t the last of this series and I believe it was left so that if she chooses to Zannetti can come back to it.
I heart Shelly Laurenston! Everything I have read by her I have enjoyed and this is no exception. With Laurenston you expect somewhat off the wall chaI heart Shelly Laurenston! Everything I have read by her I have enjoyed and this is no exception. With Laurenston you expect somewhat off the wall characters, interesting action filled plotlines and humor. Again, no exception.. Although there are definitely quirky characters there isn’t quite as much humor as there has been in some of her previous books but that didn’t make me like this book any less. This is a brand new series set in a completely different world. There was no cross over from any of her shifter series at least not in this book, so if you are looking for that be prepared that it is not going to happen. This series is all about VIKINGS! Yes that’s right, Vikings! In my lowly opinion there are just not enough Viking books out there so I am ecstatic that one of my favorite authors has started a Viking series! Whoot Whoot
Sometimes I feel bad for the first book in a new paranormal series but this is the book that sets up the whole new world. It has to set up the rest of the series and paint a picture and sometimes it can be a bit confusing as the author lays down the tracks. Sometimes the main characters can take a bit of a hit because of this. So an auther really has to start strong and I think Laurenston accomplished that with Kera and Vig. They are both very strong characters in different ways. Kera is our bad a$$ ex-marine that is having a hard time adjusting to her new life as a Crow. Vig is her lifeline in this new world. He is her very deadly but super sweet rock. Vig is kind of the boogey man in the Viking world, he is fierce and ultra deadly. When you want mass destruction you send in Vig and he’s good at it, but he gets a bad rap. He’s actually super sweet and kind of shy. He takes a shining to Kera in her human life and when she is killed he is the one that helps bring her back. When Kera first wakes it’s in the middle of a raid and her new warrior strength kicks in, she vaguely remembers dying and how she was brought back. When she first sees Vig after her waking he’s the one familiar face and she clings to that. Come to find out he is not what she expected at all. These two make a great team, while Vig does take on a bit of a mentor roll it is clear that there is no dividing line between teacher and student this is pure heat and attraction.
I adored Vig and wished we had some more face time with him and maybe saw a bit more of that made him so scary but what time we did have with him was well spent. Watching Kera adjust was a fun ride. The other Crows did not know what to make of this newcomer trying to organize them. Didn’t Kera know they did not DO organization? Kera was well on her way to alienating all of the Crows but after a few eye opening experiences and finding her next life calling she started to find her footing. There are a lot of side characters in this book between all of the Crows and Ravens all with strong personalities. Keeping track of them all could be a bit overwhelming but as the series goes on it’ll become easier. I liked every single character and cannot wait to see how they develop. The world/plotline is very interesting and will keep you engaged from beginning to end. It’s a cool twist on the Vikings. I’m looking forward to the next book whenever it may come out.
Sadly I didnt love it. The characters and the haunted house back drop were interesting enough. The ending seemed rushed and it didnt have the humor ISadly I didnt love it. The characters and the haunted house back drop were interesting enough. The ending seemed rushed and it didnt have the humor I was expected from a Molly Harper book. I liked it but I'm used to LOVING a Molly Harper title.
Rating 3.5 I liked it. I didnt love it but it was decent. Not sure there was much character building and I didnt fall for either of the main charactersRating 3.5 I liked it. I didnt love it but it was decent. Not sure there was much character building and I didnt fall for either of the main characters. I am intrigued by the guard however ...more