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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  349 ratings  ·  89 reviews
She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.

Rookie cop, Sophie Nichols, knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker, Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion.

At least, that was the plan…

As the new sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue
ebook, 134 pages
Published April 3rd 2016 by Sarah Castille
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ARC received via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Sophie Nichols knew regret. It slithered through her dreams every night.
He’d seen too much death, lost too many friends. Life was short. There had to be something more. But damned if he knew what it was.


Burnout is a refreshing read about how two completely different people, from two opposite worlds can come together and build something incredible. The moment I read the blurb I was intrugued by the story behind it and no
XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Mar 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. This novella is sexy as hell. Ace is a biker sergeant at arms and Sophie is a cop. One adventurous night Sophie decides to go to her brother's party where she meets the sexy alpha that pushes all her buttons. Their start is rough as they are from two different worlds, but I can see how they work. Although Ace is possessive he doesn't stifle or control Sophie which was what her ex did. The plot is interesting and the support characters are sure to bring some strong elements to the cont ...more
May 26, 2021 rated it liked it
Well told and well plotted and overall a good read in the MC genre.
Sad there are no follows up.

The only criticism I have is that Sophie's belief in the policing system was annoying and she was a slow learner, other than that all good.
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
4.5 Stars

Sarah Castille is brilliant, and in her latest Legal Heat series, she proves it yet again. She brought to life two awesome, complex and fleshed out characters, threw them together in a fast, gritty action packed story, and still managed to give me all the panty melting, gooey, blush worthy moments of a romance that I can't get enough of.

Burnout is like no other biker romance I’ve ever read. In the past, biker books tend to turn me off rather than on, for all the typical reasons (OTT vio
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
Castille does MCs like no other! Hot and fast, with a huge heaping of emotion. Castille presents a tightly woven plot that was exciting from the first to the very last. I found the conclusion extremely satisfying. That’s not to say that what came between the covers wasn’t also fantastic. The fast paced plot didn’t let up for a second. At the same time, it wasn’t just action. Romance and heat lit up the pages as I got caught up in all of the emotions surrounding me.

Talk about an odd mix of chara
Susan (susayq ~)
3.75 stars, rounding up to 4

Have I told you how much I love Sarah Castille's writing? No? I'm sure I have. I have adored everything I've read by her. Just go find my reviews on her other things I've read and you'll see. She is talented and writes some hot stuff. However, I was just a *tad* bit disappointed in this one. Don't get me wrong, I liked it. I liked it alot. Ace was hot with his alpha biker badass dirty talking self, who knew what he wanted and would do whatever he needed to get it. And
Book Lover
Apr 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley for an honest review.

This is my first book from this author. I loved this book. I couldn’t put it down after I started it.

Ace is an MC officer and a little rough around the edges, but also has a surprising romantic side.

Sophie is a feisty, independent, cop.

This book has a few twists and turns and some suspense. Ace and Sophie’s chemistry is palpable, which leads to some steamy love scenes.

I hope the series continues with the other bikers in the “new”
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Mar 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After a devastating divorce and almost losing her life Sophie Nichols decides the only way to get over her past is to make a change, so she leaves everything familiar behind for a fresh new start in a new city, with a new job. After being held captive for so long she is looking forward to being free to make her own choices, and live her life on her terms. She is known for always doing the right thing, but right now her mind is telling her she needs to let go and live a little, even if it is only ...more
patrick Lorelli
May 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: crime-suspense
Sophie Nichols has just transferred to a new police agency and the night before she has to report she goes to her half-brothers party at his place. While there she notices all different type of people but she really is not in the mood of being a cop this night. She knows that the man who is trying to pick her up is a biker but she is still attracted to him. After some verbal back and forth he tells her to go get him something to drink. She goes and gets the worst drink possible and with a smile ...more
Mar 12, 2016 rated it liked it
There are some MC books that I can't really get lost in and enjoy them but sadly this just wasn't one of them. I'm not saying this was a bad book just maybe not for me. Maybe if I read the first two books I would have felt different about this one.

Sophie is a police officer and she is starting over in a new city where her step brother lives. She just got out of a possessive marriage with a man who not only cheated on her but tried to kill her. The last thing she wants is a man in her life but a
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, mc
ARC kindly provided by Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

"Asking a club of outlaw bikers for help went against everything she believed. But the law had let her down."

Sophie - a beat cop in Toronto for four years , now a member of Vancouver Police Department's Investigative Division

Ace - an outlaw and the sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC

They meet at Jason's party , the hook up and they have a one night stand. Or so she hoped. Sophie was in for a big surprise when the ne
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Sarah Castille did it again with the Legal Heat series. A story filled with hot bikers, hot sex, secrets and unbridled lust that turns into love.

Ace was an alpha male with an alpha attitude with a libido that heated up the pages of this book. He had a hard time with the direction the MC was going and Sophie ended up being his salvation and his way out. But, in order to do that, he had to put himself on the line, lie to brothers that he admire
Debra Taylor
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this short but sweet MC romance. I really liked the love at first sight aspect and the soul searching choices Ace and Sophie made in the end. The conflict and drama reeled me in to this entertaining story.

I really liked the main couple in this story. Ace was an outlaw biker with good ideals. He was tired of the death and dirty deals but he was still loyal to his club. Sophie was a cop who didn't cross lines. They both had some disillusionment about their life choices. Sophie relocated
Apr 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
This Legal Heat Novella doesn't skimp on heat or on heart! Sophie Nichols moved to Vancouver to escape the regrets of a failed marriage. She works as a police officer because she loves rules and order. But when she meets arrogant but sexy outlaw biker, Ace Logan, at her brother's party, she can't help but be drawn to him. He was everything her ex wasn't, strong, and commanding with a body made for sin. But he was an outlaw and criminals and cops didn't mix, did they? Ace couldn't help but notice ...more
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great read, great storyline and great characters. Could have been a tad longer but good.

Sophie was a kick butt woman! She is a cop and she is full of sass! Had lots of drama in her life and trying to find herself. Her brother is something else though. I can't believe she trusted his word about his life. I kinda had issues with him doing drugs and she was like oh well. But he did help her out when she needed it. Sophie takes what she wants for sure!

Ace is interesting too. He also had a hard life
Mar 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC received for review

Yep did it again. Haven't read the first two, but don't need to in order to enjoy this one.

Ace and Sophie were great together. What was given up so they could be together...amazing. I kept waiting on the ex to make an appearance so Ace could beat him up. There are still a bunch of great guys to get HEAs.
Mar 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Received and ARC from Netgalley

Sarah Castille can writes an MC guy in Ace Logan that can be sweet and emotional aware in Burnout. Sophie Nichols is a cop, which should be the complete opposite to what a biker should ever want. Castille makes this unlikely pair outlaw Biker and cop work so well you wish the book was longer.
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-gallery, arc, biker
First time ever one night stand…anyway that was how it was supposed to be for Sophie. Sophie was a good cop who was looking to start over in a new city her brother lived in to get over her ex-husband trying to kill her since he couldn’t have her. Whew, that was a lot of info in one sentence! Yes, Sophie was once married to a man that she believed in and loved only to find out he was a cheater who mentally abused her and only wanted to control her. When she filed for divorce he figured that if he ...more
Sandy S
Mar 23, 2016 rated it liked it
3.25 stars

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 3, 2016

She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.

Rookie cop, Sophie Nichols knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker, Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion.

At least, that was the plan…

As the new sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC, Ace doesn’t need complications in his life—especially a curvy,
Monica Cardoza
Mar 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
**** 4.5 Stars ****

Lies, outlaw bikers that are HOT, kidnapping and how can I forget a lust between two characters that will definitely burn up the sheets.

I fell in love with the Rogue Riders MC especially Ryder, Ice and Ace. There were a couple of more bikers that I liked seeing again like Matchstick and how he liked helping the women in the stories. He helped Lana in the last book and he will be giving Ace some smack because Sophie got hurt.

So Sophie is a beautiful young woman that has had a
A Klue
Mar 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Due to credibility issues with various aspects of this book and its stilted writing style, Burnout was not a hit with this NetGalley reviewer. Though I often read this genre, the delivery of this one just didn’t work for me.

I.e., Being the upstanding police officer she was portrayed, this heroine would not be so nonchalant about the actual or even prospect of all the rampant criminal activity occurring around her. She certainly would not be OK with her brother snorting cocaine at a party she was
Jenny Dauksa Schaber
Mar 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, z-2016-read
Sophie is a beat cop with a lot of spunk, sass and attitude. ACE is part of an MC and is smitten with Sophie. When her brother vanishes, she feels alone as the police aren't (actively) looking for him as a missing person but rather a person of interest for other crimes that Sophie had no knowledge of. ACE was hired to keep an eye on her and is conflicted due to the electricity/attraction. Sophie had originally agreed to one night with ACE, but one night just wasn't enough for either of them. Bet ...more
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Sarah Castille's big tough macho alphas, whether they are bikers, MMA fighters, or lawyers, are often evenly matched or sometimes even completely flummoxed by their equally strong, smart women. Rookie cop Sophie and MC enforcer Ace fit this formula beautifully. Instead of a cliched battle of good cop v. evil biker, Sophie and Ace are fiercely loyal, loving people whose intense sexual attraction is tested by the fact that their loyalties lie in completely clashing direction.

What I enjoyed the mo
This installment may be a novella in length but packs the heat of her full length novels.

Sophie Nichols has just transfered to the Vancouver PD to be closer to her brother and to get away from her ex. Her first night at her new home Sophie goes to a party to meet up with her brother where she meets Ace Logan, Sergeant at Arms for Rogue Riders MC. Ace is pure alpha male and has a smoking hot body and aura that Sophie can't resist. When Sophie's brother asks Ace to watch over and protect her unti
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can a MC romance be sweet? YES. I am not an expert on MC romances but have read several and I really enjoyed Ace and Sophie’s story. Ace is the typical alpha male – I see, I want, I must have - but he also realizes he cannot always dictate. Sophie is strong enough to stand up to Ace and knows she can handle herself without relying on Ace (or any other man) to always protect her. Unfortunately, she was in a possessive relationship that ended badly and has trust issues. Ace has his own set of prob ...more
Mar 22, 2016 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the author and NetGalley***

MC books are one of the romance genres that need to be really good in order to work as both MC books and as romance novels, or in this case, novellas. This one was good. Sophie was interesting, and it is always great to see the female lead in a romance be fully able to take care of herself. Ace was interesting, in the rough alpha way that the MC heroes often are. But also sweet and Sarah Castille did a good job keeping the balance of the 2. While wit
Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book by Sarah Castille. This book is A Legal Heat Novella. Sophie Nichols is a rookie cop, she knows the dangers of a one night stand with the sexy biker Ace, but she is unable to resist. Ace is the new sergeant at arms for the Rogue Riders MC and doesn’t need any complications in his life especially from Sophie. When Sophie’s brother is kidnapped by a ruthless criminal gang, Ace is her only hope to find him. If you are looking for a great spicy romance, then you need to read thi ...more
P Leslie
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I got this book from net gallery for an honest review.

I enjoyed this short MC romance book. Ace has lost many friends and brothers and has seen his share of bloodshed. Ace, is attracted to Sophie from the moment he sees her: she challenges him rather than falling at his feet. They have a one night stand which turns into so much more than either imagined. Ace and Sophie's world couldn't be more different: one breaks the law and the other follows it. Ace knew that one night would never be enough
I really liked this one. Sophie, a cop trying to run away from her past, hooks up with Ace, an outlaw biker, at her shady brother's party and takes him home for a one night stand. Ace get the shock of his life when he finds out she's a cop but he that doesn't stop him from pursuing her. Lots of hot sex and suspense thrown in when Sophie' brother gets in trouble and the police aren't willing to help. I really liked Sophie and her chemistry with Ace is off the charts. I also liked getting to know ...more
Whispers From
Mar 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sophie is a cop. Sophie was married but her ex is in jail after almost killing her, so she moves to be closer to her brother. Ace is an outlaw biker who grew up on foster care and doesn't believe in love. They meet at her brothers party but she doesn't know all the illegal things. She agrees to a one night stand but Ace wants more. When her brother is kidnapped, the cops don't want to help so she turns to Ace and his club. Sophie has to learn to trust her instincts and Ace has to decide if he wa ...more
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

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