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(Ignite #2)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  1,876 ratings  ·  180 reviews
Ignite Series, # 2: DJ & Phina

I wear my scars like a scarlet letter, reminding myself that I’m not worth the trouble.

I’ve spent seventeen years pushing men away, never allowing myself to believe in the fairytale…then, he walked back in.

Just like before, we explode when we’re together. I hate him for what he did to me, but I can’t stay away.

Eighteen days filled with passi
Kindle Edition, 263 pages
Published January 12th 2015 (first published January 7th 2015)
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Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Painful Stars


Phina has had a painful childhood. And she has continued to have a painful adulthood. She figures that at least she is feeling something. Pain is a feeling. Better than the numb she needs to let out. So she hurts herself in lots of ways....including not letting herself get close to anyone other than her BFF. She doesn't think she deserves happy or peaceful.

Pain isn't just a tiny pinch and it shouldn't be administered to the innocent.

DJ is the guy who broke her heart in hig
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A thrillingly explosive read, filled with all the best feels possible. It has incredibly fiery moments, literally and figuratively, sweet and swoony ones as well as achingly, heart breaking instances that made the book almost impossible to put down.
"She branded her name on my heart and I know I'll never be the same."

D.J. and Phena have been attracted to each other without the other knowing since they were in high school. Phina was D.J.’s dream girl and D.J. was Phina’s one chance at nor
Aestas Book Blog
Jul 05, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: not-yet-released
Woohoo!! Book #2 of the Ignite Trilogy by Tara Sivec!! I can't wait for DJ & Phina's story!!

My review of BOOK #1 ➜

At fifteen he branded my heart.

At sixteen he shattered it.

Seventeen years of pushing men away, never allowing myself to believe in the fairytale…then, he walked back in.

Just like before, we explode when we’re together. I know he only wants temporary, but my heart will burn forever.

Eighteen days filled with passion and promises.

Nineteen letters filled with thre
Di Covey/TwistedBookReviews
I received a free copy to read and review for The Wicked Reads Review Team

3 Stars!

Branded is the second book in the Ignite Trilogy. I loved Burned the first book. I'm a bit sad that I didn't love this one. Every book I've read by Tara Sivec has been a 5 Star read for me.

Phina has a spitfire take control personality, but deep down she's still the young girl that was abused as a child. DJ is the quintessential playboy not looking for anything but one-nighters. These two went to high school toge
Anas Attic  Book Blog
Jul 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Burned by Tara Sivec
Branded (Ignite #2) by Tara Sivec, Second in a series of interconnected standalones
Contemporary romance
4.5 Stars
Burned by Tara Sivec was one of my Favorite Books of 2014. So when Branded came out, I jumped on it right away, looking forward to another mix of hot, suspenseful, unputdownable Tara Sivec. This time it's about DJ and Phina and takes place right after Burned.

DJ and Phina were both in Burned. They are the best friends of the original characters, so while Branded can stand a
Three Chicks
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Hot as Hell Stars!

Review by Lisa Kane

Branded is the second book in Tara Sivec's Ignite trilogy. Phina is the best friend of Finnley and DJ is Collin's best friend. Their story was told in Burned and it was a great one! All four of them knew each other in high school, but have only recently reconnected. DJ and Phina had crushes on each other in high school, but one drunken night ruined everything between them.

It's 15 years later and DJ spots Phina in a bar. She's had way too much to drink and
Red Cheeks Reads
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"She branded her name on my heart and I know I'll never be the same."

I have read A LOT of Tara Sivec books and loved them all so when I say that Branded is undoubtedly my absolute favorite book of hers so far that is saying a ton! Branded was angsty, dramatic and so very sexy! I fell in love with DJ and my heart felt so deeply for Phina. I highly encourage any fan of Tara's comedic books to give her Romantic Suspense books a try because you will definitely not be disappointed.

"My name is
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Tara sivec is the best.
I read book 1 in this series a few years ago, but I never actually got around to reading book 2 even though it has been sitting on my kindle for years. In an effort to finally finish some series, this seemed liked a good place to start.

While I liked the two main characters in this (especially DJ) and I always like the in-your-face writing of Ms Sivec, I just couldn't get engaged in the story at all and I think that is mainly because the whole ending seemed exceedingly obviously from about 10% in
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
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Alice Pietrucha
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
A fine mix of suspense and passion.
Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Dec 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars....

I enjoyed the 2nd book in the Ignite series - Branded. Who doesn't love mystery, love, suspense and hot sex?!

My heart broke for Phina, who seemingly has the perfect life, body; she is super smart and has complete confidence. But not everything is as it seems as underneath this exterior Phina likes pain. With pain comes control. Phina experienced things as a child that no child should ever go through; her mother is long gone and her father is behind bars by her own hand.

Phina likes s
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
3/5 stars!
Branded is the second book in the Ignite series. I am a huge Tara fan and she is an automatic one-click for me. This time we get Phina and DJ’s story. What a ride it was!

This is a story of a broken woman who has had a really rough past. Not feeling worthy of love, she hides behind the façade of being a b*tch and completely closed off. The abuse she suffered makes her question her self worth and she denies herself any type of happiness. She self-harms to numb the thoughts that are const
Heather in FL
Oct 16, 2014 rated it liked it
Well... hmm... I did enjoy the story, I just didn't get it. I mean I got it, it just seemed so far-fetched. Or maybe I'm just not totally understanding the deranged mind? That's a good thing, right? ;-)

I definitely enjoyed DJ and Phina's story. I liked hearing why she hated him so much. I was a little heartbroken for them both that he hadn't remembered it for 15 years. Or maybe he remembered parts, but thought it was just dreams, not that it really happened. I'm glad that DJ kept pressing to fig
Amie Knight
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMG! My co-blogger Miranda has totally turned me on to Tara's books and while I love her funny books and I really enjoyed the first book in this series, Burned, I need to let everyone know that Branded is my absolute favorite book ever by her. I am in such hardcore love with Phina and DJ. This book blew me away!

DJ and Phina's relationship goes way back to highschool and Phina is still holding a hella grudge against DJ for something he doesn't even remember. (and that is the problem)

"I fucki
Up All Night Book Addict
Jan 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviews, read-2015
4.5 Stars

Usually, the first book in a series is the best one. This is not the case. This book surpassed the first one by a long shot. Why not a 5 star rating? I, truthfully, can't put that into words. The only thing I can come up with is that while this is a GREAT book, it just didn't sit and simmer in my head for too long after I read it. My 5 star ratings are usually books that I just can't let go of. Although I loved this book, for whatever reason, it didn't linger with me.

This book is equal
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
What to say about DJ and Phina...well one word is combustible. These two packed such a punch in the chemistry department and when they finally stop resisting the temptation, they will totally blow your socks off. We met DJ and Phina in the previous book,Burned, but I had no idea that these two had this kind of history together. For as fun and outgoing as Phina seemed in the first book, Branded shows a far more darker side that lurks beneath the polished surface. DJ was sexy, but I did find that ...more
S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

This series is a completely different Tara Sivec than I am used to reading and I am loving it. She has proven she can write the funny, sexy, lovable characters but now she shows she can go deeper and breach subject matter that has been essentially untouched. Branded was an emotional read. To watch Phina grow and with the help of DJ strengthen throughout was heartfelt. She tore at my heart and build it back up throughout
Teri Erickson
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Only 4 stars from me I so wanted this to be another 5 star Tara Sivec read but I just Phina! I tried and tried I just couldn't. She got on my nerves more times than not and her poor pitiful me crap drove me nuts. I guess I like my female leads more kick ass and tough with very little woe is me. That said I LOVE all the other characters and the story is great even though I totally had it all figured out lol It's well written and I look forward to the next in the series. For those rea ...more
Debra Anastasia
Jan 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Branded by Ms. Sivec is a phenomenal read. You can’t help but love this damaged heroine who makes herself tougher with ever obstacle she faces. The plot is sexy, exciting and different then anything else out there. I love when an author sheds light on difficult topics but handles it all with genuine finesse. The research involved in this story shows the dedication to the reader’s experience.

I adored this book about DJ and Phina and I can’t wait for the next one. Highly recommended!
Sarah - Books to Breathe
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tara Sivec never fails to brand my heart with her erotically suspense filled stories, but this one, following in tradition with Burned, ups the game tenfold. Just when you think your heart can't possibly hurt any more, she takes it to a whole other level. Full review to follow... ...more
Al Del
Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love everything Tara writes especially her lead characters, the heros are just perfect. I'm definitely an old fashioned gal and I like my men sexy, honourable with a touch of alpha. The story was captivating and exciting!!! Loved this book!! ...more
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! The story was tense, dark, romantic, hot - everything rolled up into to a great novel. Ms. Sivec perhaps out did herself again, but then, there's the next book coming up in this series, Scorched! I highly recommend any of Tara Sivec's books - you will not be disappointed. ...more
Sandy Schmidt
Jul 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I don't know how Tara Sivec does it, but I'm so glad she does! Thanks again Tara, for another great read!! ...more
Sonja van der Merwe
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
DJ and Phina drove insane throughout this book. Its extremely frustrating but yet so full of angst and totally amazing.
Oct 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Suspenseful read. Loved the different POVs - big thing for me when I read different POVs in a story, they need to have a different voice. Completely different voices in Branded.
The Junkie's Fix is Reading (it's Em)
5+++ Scorching Stars

Hands down, one of my best read this year! I can't wait for Dax' story!!

Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars, not as good as book one but still worth the read. Sivec has a hell of a imagination.
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2015
Full of who's what's and whys absolutely love reading Tara's work ...more
Mar 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
I am really enjoying this series. Hope there is one more
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Tara Sivec is a USA Today best-selling author, wife, mother, chauffeur, maid, short-order cook, baby-sitter, and sarcasm expert. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two children and looks forward to the day when all three of them become adults and move out.

After working in the brokerage business for fourteen years, Tara decided to pick up a pen and write instead of shoving it in her eye out of

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