Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All shes ever wanted is a place to call her owna life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.
A Girls How To Guide on How To Turn Being Stalked Into Getting A Boyfriend:
Step 1: Have you woken up in the middle of the night tied to a chair in your living room? Do you not know how you got into that position?
BUT WAIT, maybe that hooded figure in the corner will help you! Quick, call out to him for help!
Oh what? He set the room on fire instead? Weird.. I thought the stranger in your house who tied you to a chair would be helpful
Step 2: Now try not to panic ...more
The characters in this were both okay, but I didnt love them. It was unfortunate the way Katie lost her house etc. but I just didnt care all that much.
Holt seemed to be a hero-type, but he seemed to have achieved an awful lot for his years. Im not sure youd find many guys who were fire-chiefs at 24-years-old, and divorced already!
The storyline in this revolved around someone wanting to kill Katie, and it wasnt really obvious why anyone would be ...more
I see the mixed reviews and I wouldnt say Torch was bad, but just a very ordinary cute book with a fire fighter as the Hero.
Who doesnt like that?
Katie wakes up tied to a chair as her house engulfs in flames. She is about to die when fire fighter Holt saves her.
Someone wants to kill Katie.
Katie doesnt have anyone. She wakes up from the hospital and everything she had was destroyed in the fire. She needs someone to help dress her wounds. Holt decides to take Katie in. Even ...more
Nice low angst read. The heroine wasn't annoying and I loved Holt, the hero. The final "climax" was a little OTT and a bit contrived but still enjoyable. I really wish it had Holt's POV though. But, his actions and words were enough for me to believe he was a great hero and totally into Katie. I will definitely read a few more in this series.
IN OUR HEADS THEY LOOK LIKE THIS...EVERY.SINGLE.TIME!
A MARINE IS A CLOSE 2ND BUT IF ASKED WHICH MAN IN UNIFORM.. WE WILL REPLY WITH A FIREMAN....
So when I found out this book had a Hero as a fireman.. I was allll over it!
From the first two paragraphs I knew I was going to like this..
"The pungent smell of gasoline stung my nostrils and my head snapped back in repulsion. I opened my eyes and lifted my hands to place ...more
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If you cant take the heat stay away from the flame.
Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All shes ever wanted is a place to call her owna life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but ...more
Picked this up as an Amazon freebie - might try some others in this series at a later date.
Do generally tend to like this author's writing - especially loved her "Amnesia" duet .
Genre: New Adult. Romantic Suspense.
I will read whatever Cambria Hebert writes because she is one of my all time favorite authors. Within the past year I have read the entire #Hashtag series (new adult, sports, and college romance) and the entire #GearShark series (M/M romances for the most part and racing). So now I am moving along to her Take it Off series (this is the first book) which is a series full of complete standalone novels. So really, I am playing ...more
Katie has been on her own since she was 15 years old and over the years, has learnt to fend for herself. She doesn't let anyone get too close for fear of loosing them. Until a very persistent firefighter rescues her from near death after someone tries to kill her.
Holt is the towns Chief firefighter, and a man dedicated to his work. After attending a house fire and rescuing the owner, he can't help but feel the need to protect her.
With her house burnt to the ground Katie needs a place ...more
As I said, I'll probably read it again when I'll be more in the mood. It wasn't bad... it just didn't make me feel much of anything.
"Thank you."Truth be told, I can probably sum up this book in three words: short, steamy, sweet (borderline cheesy: see above quote). I haven't read that much books that had a firefighter in it and so I was really excited to start this one because well, let's face it... them ...more
"For withstanding the heat. For fighting for your life. Because without you, everything in my life would be cold."
"You don't ever have to worry about that. There will always be a fire burning between us."
I really the premise of this story. Shy, innocent librarian meets hunky, heroic firefighter.
While I did enjoy this, I'd describe this book as good but not great or really memorable. It was likeable and enjoyable.
I need a firefighter like Holt. He's so dreamy! He's buff, a total hunk, protective and possessive but not controlling, he knows what he wants and doesn't try to hide it or fight it, he's honest and tender, and he's just such a sweetheart.
I didn't really like the way the plot ...more
Or should I say, 4.5 smoking hot firefighters? ;)
This book surpised me, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. But it was actually really good! There is a great balance of the suspence and romance and it keeps you on the edge of your seat. Plus I loved that until the author wanted you to know, you had no freaking clue who the bad guy was. And even after she tells you, she throws in another twist so you're extra surprised at the end lol. This book is super steamy too, sometimes I ...more
This is very low angst with a little suspense/danger plot.
I really enjoyed this one. I read the criticisms about insta-love, cheesy lines, etc but the ...more
Katie is a young woman who has had to take care of herself. She has learned the hard way that you can depend on no-one. Katie is making ends meet doing what she loves, being a librarian. She has a modest home with a pool and she is happy.
Holt is on the local fire department. He is called out to a house fire and finds a young woman bound and unconscious in the middle of a raging inferno. He does what he has to do to save her.
Katie is hospitalized for her burns and smoke inhalation. She is lucky...more
Katie has been on her own since she was 15 & has been through the foster care system.
She finally makes a nice little life for herself, untill someone tries to burn her alive!
She is rescued by the gorgeous Holt & the story begins.
Katie has to come to terms with her feelings for Holt & with his help try to find out who wants her dead & why.
Very exciting story. I loved the dynamic between Katie & Holt, very HOT!
An explosive ...more
Katie wakes to a horrific scene. She is tied to a chair in her own living room. The stench of gasoline assaults her nose. How did she get here when she was sleeping comfortably in her bed? Before Katie can further assess the situation, she hears a sounds that strikes terror into her soul. It is the sound of a match being lit. Quickly, she is engulfed in flames, and she prepares to die, but then someone comes crashing through the ...more
So I received this in both for free for an honest review/blog tour. So I warned you about that, another warning for you that I am going to be honest as I would have if I had paid for it. If you dont believe me then okay there is nothing I could do about that. But its the truth.
Song Choice: The First Day of My Life by Bright Eyes, and Safe and ...more
But standing in the way is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain, who appears in the opening scene like a super hero bursting through a wall of flame as he rescues the barely breathing Katie. Big sigh.
So the suspense just builds as does the romance, which is actually kind of sweet until it becomes super steamy. And sweaty. And hot. Natch, cause Holt is a firefighter!
But figuring out who is after Katie and why, well that takes some figuring out.
First in a series of ...more
I was supposed to be in bed sleeping. The boxers and T-shirt I wore said so.
I was in bed but now I am writing a review for this book because DAMN a fireman just set my bed on fire!! Not lying a hot, alpha, big foot fireman just took over my bed!! Seriously this book grabbed me with the cover and I was all, Oh this is going to give me sweet dreams. Then I started reading and I was like OH YEAH this girl not sleeping!! THANK YOU CAMBRIA!!!
It was a simple question.
Oh my ...more
Omg, what an intense beginning. My heart was pounding, and I had a white knuckled grip on my kindle paper white like a tick. I started this book like 15 minutes before I had to click on forwork. FYI big mistake! I knew I should have waited because all throughout I was trying sneak peaks while my manager wasn't looking.
I knew better than to read a. Cambria Hebert novel before working! Ugh. I could not put this down.
Cambria Hebert is a latte sipping author of the Heven & Hell series, the Death Escorts series, and the Take It Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelors degree, couldnt pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in ...more
Other books in the series
“Freckles?” I interrupted.
“You said I couldn’t call ya, Katie-cat.”
I shuddered. “I do have a given name, you know.”
“I don’t want to call you what everyone else calls you.”
“Why?” I asked suspiciously.
“Because I’m special.”
“There goes that ego of yours again.” I held out my arms wide. “Big,” I mouthed.”
“I-I’m sorry,” I said, my voice low and shaky.
He pulled back, staring down at me with passion in his eyes. “Do it again.”