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Afterburn

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In the latest romantic romp from New York Times bestselling author Zane, two hapless lovers get lost in a dating game gone awry.

When Washington, D.C., chiropractor Yardley Brown goes to his local bank, it isn't only to make deposits into his account. He has long since accrued some interest in Rayne Waters, a bank employee who's too beautiful to be true -- and too beautif

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 4th 2005 by Atria Books (first published January 4th 2005)
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Camille
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: twice-read
I loved this story!

Heartbreaking and thought provoking.
Rayne and Yardley ending up together was predictable but the turn of events in the end made the beginning "fluff" worth the read.
Rose
May 14, 2011 rated it did not like it
NEVER before have I loved a book so much but given it a rating based solely on its ending. I really like Zane's writing style. I love that she can write romance that's so erotic yet tasteful. I love heroines that are strong, empowered, experienced, and not afraid of admitting that they like sex.

The book had a 4.5 star rating from me up until the last chapter where the author threw in the most AWFUL ending from out of NO-FREAKING-WHERE! It was absolutely pointless (view spoiler)
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Erica
Feb 13, 2008 rated it liked it
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Lina
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
Afterburn is another book as part of my "Zane Project" and another book I have previously read from Zane. This book, I just found...dull. The sex scenes were good and I enjoyed the story on some level, but it just seemed like a cross between erotica and a Hallmark Channel film. Scratch that, Lifetime film, HC likes to end everything happily.

Afterburn is about two almost-thirty-year-olds name Rayne and Yardley who find each other after a long series of relationship dramas and woes. They have to
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Kierra
Feb 22, 2008 added it
so amazing i loved this book and im still waiting for the sequal
Sugarpie
this novel is not like all her other novels i encourage anyone to read this book
Jen McGraw
I'm giving this one 4.5 stars. I really enjoyed reading it but I did not like the ending!
M.J. Friday
May 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
One of my favorite books from this author. Rayne and Yardley where great, they had a lot to deal with such as her mother and his friends.Rayne and Yardley's struggle to find love in a world gone mad is a timeless struggle that can go wrong for this couple.
Afira
Jan 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Every book she writes it makes me wonder if she has experience these words or have talk to other to inspire her thoughts. These thoughts are real and it scares me that she has all of this romance, love, sex and positions in her head to share....lol
July
Jan 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: home-library
This is the first book by Zane I have read. It was a beautiful written Love Story.
Rayne is raised by a single mother who is a alcholic and trying to sleep with every man around.
Yardley is raised by a loving couple who has been married for years and are truly in love.
Rayne has problems throughout the book with relationships. Thank goodness she has had a steady friendship with a childhood girlfriend Chance that kept her normal. They went to college together.
Yardley has problems throughout the book
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Desiree
May 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
I actually read this book twice and had a greater appreciation for it the second time I read it. I forgot most of what the book was about and what happened in the book so it was almost like reading it for the first time. It's about life, its gains and its losses, the precious moments, love, love loss, friendships, relationships, and time among other things. It will have you thinking twice about the things and people that you put your time and energy into and it will have you asking yourself, "is ...more
Mia
Sep 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading this book; cant believe I forgot to add this to my collection...as I am going through all of my books THIS book amoung all gave me a real surprise and had me in tears in the end. It teaches one to have the courage to go after what or WHO one wants, it also teaches about LOVE and how one should NEVER take WHO or WHAT is loved for granted...one minute there are shared conversations and laughter and the next loneliness and sorrow.
MavLit Publishing
Dec 14, 2008 rated it did not like it
This should have been titled as "Afterthought" because for me I fell asleep barely 10 pages into reading it.
Adrienna
Dec 30, 2008 rated it really liked it
I loved this book so much I bought it.
Nayah James
Jun 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book left me full of anticipation and wondering thoughts. From beginning to end I was curious of the characters and how they played out. The end left me speechless and thinking WHY????!!!
Nikki
Nov 02, 2008 rated it liked it
Although I enjoyed this book, it's not one of my absolute favs.
Tyasheen
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is just the second Zane book that I have read and I have to say that I liked this better than the other one I read (forgot which one). I'm not into the erotic fiction but to me had just the right amount of sex. I wasn't too raunchy and not too romantic. I don't know that I liked the character of Rayne. She spends her entire life trying to proof to herself that she is not the whore that her mother claims to be. Hummm, I kind of disagree with that. She is a little bit of a whore, for the simp ...more
Torianna Gorden
Jun 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
SO ! Let me begin by saying I absolutely loved the book. The ending is extremely shocking as she promised it would be. It even makes you a bit angry at her, but hey it's just a book. It's worth the read for sure it took me a few days to read it.
Naysha
Feb 05, 2009 rated it liked it



Naysha Murillo


The novel I chose to read is called the Afterburn part of the zane series author named Eric Jerome Dickey.

this novel is an urban fiction novel based on lives of the ghetto and how we supposively live.The story Afterburn would have

to be about taking chances and never waiting until its too late. Thats the message it gave me at the end of it. These two

young adults struggly with finding love and they're taking forever to see the only trouble is them both being to shy,

scared to
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MountainKitty
Jun 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it .. the ending tore me apart! Can't wait to read Solitaire Afterburn #2
Sharlika
Mar 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing



Book Review

The book I have read is called AfterBurn, by Zane. This book is a fiction book.The theme of this story is to never waist time in finding love and to alwayzs enjoy your life that you have because you never know when your time has come to leave earth.

AfterBurn is based on love, drama, trust, and forgiveness. The main characters are Yardley, Flex, Rayne, Her mother, Her beat friend Chance, and Roxie. Yardley and Rayne had some hard time in finding love when they were young.When ever
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Jen
Jan 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-romance
I read this for a book club meeting with my wine group meet-up. I expected it to be an erotic novel, but it was more of a romance. It was a little disappointing. But it was nice to read someone who could include a plot and decent dialogue, rather than the poorly edited self-published books I often read in this genre.

One thing that really bothered me was the amount of homophobia in this book. I'm not sure if that was supposed to be a reflection of the community represented, or if it was supposed
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Black Carrie
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Zane has once again done her thang delivering the tastefully sizzling, descriptive, sexy AFTERBURN! First, I would like to commend her on her creative characters, imagination and expressing the importance of friendship. I'm a faithful fan that appreciates that each main character in each book share the common factor of having a strong friend to lean on. Yardley was every woman's fantasy being respectful, handsome and having much skills in the bedroom. Rayne in my opinion one of the more relatabl ...more
Poupina
Oct 13, 2008 rated it it was ok
Zane's dialogue in this is pure trash but her "grab-the-back-of-his-head-and-make-him-scream" prose is what tickles me to no end.

"Wow, I've never met a chiropractor before. You help people improve their posture and straighten their spines."

[you can practically hear the porn actor's stilted pronunciation here.]

"Among other things. Maybe I can show you my office one day. You might find it interesting."

After the required foreplay:

"Now I think it's time for you to operate, Doctor."

"Yardley, you're t
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Maci Thomas
Aug 11, 2009 added it
Shelves: fall-2009
A lady name Rayne Waters works a at bank and has a great life but she's missing love. After she goes out with her hairdresser's brother and a man from her church, she gives up because things just wouldn't work out for her. Until one day A Man name Yardley comes along. He works close by her bank and haas to drop packages off there, in the mist of all that he falls in love with her day by day. He doesn't let her know that he is highly interested in her because he feels that she is taking because o ...more
Nandi Crawford
I read this book after I lost someone I really loved tragically, and I learned that life has a lot of twists and turns, and not only that we don't know what it has in store for us, so the best thing to do is to live it to the fullest and stop living mediocre, unfullfilling lives. The hero and heroine in this story was digging on each other for TWO years before any of them would approach the other. Finally the girlfriend of the lady told her to talk to him and a wonderful relationship evolved whi ...more
Sonia Lowry
Oct 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
have read all of her books. I did not believe that she could top "Addicted" which was former my favorite book but she has. I was glad to see more emphasis place on the story line than in her previous novels that place more emphasis on the erotism. The story line and the main characters in the story have a magnetism that will grab you in and won't let go until the last page. The ending is a complete shocker that will leave you with mix emotions of anger, sadness, and amazement. It will leave you ...more
Breaunna Jones
Feb 02, 2012 is currently reading it
im reading the book after burn and so far i am loving this book. this book talks about how this girl name Ryane like her best friend older brother. she live with her mother and her mother don't never be in the house, she always at work. Ryane mother is a whore and she don't want her daughter to be like her. Ryane had lost her virginity to her best friend older brother. she really liked him but he only like her as a friend/sister i honestly think that he likes her too but he really don't want to ...more
~MZ.Trey Songz~
Jan 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone
Recommended to ~MZ.Trey Songz~ by: my sister
this book is about this girl name ryane her and this boy is telling their story about their realtinship and ryane she had sex with this 17 year old and she didnt know his real age he told her that he was 23 years old and ryane was so mad when she went to work she didnt want to talk to him cause he lied to her and thats was wrong yardley he was an virgin when this girl had sucked his thing and he bust in her mouth and she was laughing at him and she knew that he was a virgin so she took it from h ...more
Brittney Hicks
Sep 26, 2008 added it
Recommends it for: an young person
Recommended to Brittney Hicks by: My bestfriend
I would really recommend this book to anybody who likes to read realistic fiction stories. This book is about a man named Yardley and a woman named Rayne who have both had their share of bad relationships. Yardley lost his most recent girlfriend to his bestfriend and Rayne is to scared to get into a serious relationship after seeing her mother go through seas of men. Rayne experienced a really hard life growing up with a mother that would rather spend the food money to get new clothes to impress ...more
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Zane is the New York Times bestselling author of Afterburn, The Heat Seekers, Dear G-Spot, Gettin’ Buck Wild, The Hot Box, Total Eclipse of the Heart, Nervous, Skyscraper, Love is Never Painless, Shame on It All, and The Sisters of APF; the ebook short stories “I’ll be Home for Christmas” and “Everything Fades Away”; and editor for the Flava anthology series, including Z-Rated and Busy Bodies. Her ...more
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