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The Sweetest Burn

(Broken Destiny #2)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  3,053 ratings  ·  255 reviews

The breathtaking second novel in New York Times bestselling author Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny series finds Ivy and Adrian rekindling their alliance—and passion—as the struggle for the fate of the world begins… 

Conquering a supernatural realm turned out to be easier than getting over a broken heart. But her initial victory has made Ivy a target for revenge, forcing her

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Published June 27th 2017 by HQN Books
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Actual Rating 3.5 stars

Like all of Jeaniene Frost's books, this one was packed with action and entertainment.

Something I really like from her books and that is also present in this series, is that the females are always strong, independent, resourceful and loyal to their friends and loves ones.
Something I really like of the male MCs is that they are not black and white. They are a mix of good and bad (predominately good in the end though),trustworthy, strong, loyal and they love completely.
I ca
The Sweetest Burn is the second installment in Jeaniene Frost's new-adult/urban fantasy series titled Broken Destiny. This story picks up not very long after the first book The Beautiful Ashes ends, and I admit, I didn't re-read the first book or refresh my memory in any way before starting this one. Since it's been a long three-year stretch in between these two books, it took a little bit to remember all the former happenings but it wasn't too long before everything fell into place. This story ...more
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.

I liked this book. After having mixed feelings about the first book in the series, The Beautiful Ashes, I had considered not reading this book. I decided to give it a try in the end and actually liked it more than the first book in the series. I do think that this is a series that needs to be read in order. This book picks up shortly after the events of the first book and is really a continuing story. I am very glad that I made the d

THE SWEETEST BURN is the highly anticipated second book in the Broken Destiny series by Jeaniene Frost. It’s been three years since the first book in the series debuted so I was really wondering what happened to this series and if there was ever going to be a sequel. When I realized that we were finally going to get it, I jumped at the chance at reading it.

Now I would it’s important to read this series in order. Or, if you’re like me, to take the time to reread the first book again before j
Jen Davis
Jun 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
I read the first book in this series, but when I picked up this second installment in the Broken Destiny trilogy, I could not remember a single thing that happened. That’s what happens when a publisher takes a three years pause between books. Even as I continued to read here, very few of the details came back to me. The good news is, Jeanine Frost does such a great job of filling in the blanks, even a brand new reader could jump into this book and understand what’s going on.

The biggest things yo
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

The Sweetest Burn is the 2nd installment in Jeaniene Frost’s New Adult fantasy series-Broken Destiny. Book one-Beautiful Ashes– introduced us to a multi-dimensional world filled with demons and angels preparing for war and the one person who can save us. Destiny and the Bible claims that Ivy, the last Davidian, is the only hope humans have to beat back the demons who are readying to inherit the world. She meets and falls in
The Sweetest Burn was a long time coming. It took me awhile to bring the happenings of Beautiful Ashes into play since it was 3 years ago this series debuted but I feel that THE SWEETEST BURN can stand on its own.

The Sweetest Burn leaves off a few months after The Beautiful Ashes ended. Ivy, her sister and a gargoyle disguised as a seagull are all living in Florida near the beach. Ivy is wondering what the heck has happened to Adrian, since he’s just disappeared from her life. Ivy is fuming mad
Pam Nelson
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am really enjoying this series.
It is different than I am used to and Ivy is a pretty kick-ass character.
I liked that this book didn’t start after book 1, sometimes not a lot but some has passed and I felt that brought more to the story by doing that than anything else really.

Adrian really steps up in this book and this is where I feel for the HERO finally. He showed Ivy he was all in and that part well it was my favorite hands down.
This book had just as much action as book 1 so there never
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
I don't know how to feel about this book. Going to let it simmer a bit before I give it a star rating or type-up my thoughts. Full review to follow. ...more
Lacey (laceybooklovers)
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life

It’s been about three years since the release of the first Broken Destiny book, so as excited as I was to read The Sweetest Burn, I was afraid I just wouldn’t be able to get into the story because it’d been so long since I was immersed in the Broken Destiny world. Thankfully, this didn’t happen – as soon as I opened up the first page of this long-awaited sequel, I was sucked back into this new(ish) world Jeaniene Frost created. It was almost as if I didn’t
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
I think this story tried to hard to be unique and failed. I have to be honest here, I just really didn't enjoy this story. Maybe because of the time in between, but I doubt it. I didn't much like the first book but gave this one a shot.

The world building in this story could be great. The premise is interesting enough. However, the execution makes the story come off as ridiculous as sparkling vampires should have been (though they weren't). The black diamond, soul tying and a few other things had
Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann*
I found this slow going and a bit dull in places.I didn't like The Beautiful Ashes and only read this because I've enjoyed so many of her other book but not re-reading meant I was a bit at sea with the plot and all the different characters, powers and bloodlines so I found it confusing in places because I had no idea what was going on, you really would need to remember the basic plot and outline of the world to understand it properly.

I didn't like Ivy and Adrian's relationship last time and I'm
BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. The second book in the Broken Destinies series can be read as a standalone. It is recommended to read the first book to understand how this all begins. Full disclosure, I did not read the first book and I was still fine catching up with Ms. Frost's concise recaps.

This is a book filled with conflict and moral lessons. I liked it because the character is constantly in turmoil trying to decide what to do. Ivy is the last descendant of David. As the la
Jillian Stein
Aug 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Sweetest Burn is the second book in author Jeaniene Frost’s Broken Destiny series and after reading, and loving, the first book I was so excited to dive into this second installment. Well, let me just say, it was everything I had hoped for any more.
Let me start out by saying that yes, you really should read the first book in the series. I don’t think you’d understand a lot of what was going on with the search Ivy and Adrian are on and you certainly wouldn’t feel the depth of the connections
Maria Dimitrova
I had higher expectations of this book. It dragged and was utterly predictable. Still I plan to get around to the last book of the trilogy just to see if it'll get better. ...more
*Source* Library
*Genre* Paranormal Romance
*Rating* 3-3.5

*My Thoughts*

The Sweetest Burn is the second installment in author Jeaniene Frost's Broken Destiny series. 21-year old Ivy Jenkins is the protagonist of this series. It has been 5 months since Ivy learned that minions and demons really do exist. 3 years since The Beautiful Ashes was released, but hey, who's counting! A demon was responsible for killing Ivy's parents, and stealing her sister Jasmine away to a demon realm. Ivy has learned tha
Lynsey A
We've waited awhile for this second part to the Broken Destiny series. I'm not upset about it as I know Jeaniene went through a great deal over these past couple of years. I'm just glad we finally have it and I got to read it.

It's been so long since I read the first one that I forgot a bit of it but this book does a good job of refreshing points from the previous book but not taking up too much time with that. In the previous book Adrian did everything he could to stay away from Ivy because of h
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Full review to come, but stellar work from Jeaniene Frost. I liked this one even better than THE BEAUTIFUL ASHES, and found the chemistry between Ivy and Adrian to be electric. The internal conflicts were standout for me as was the romance.

Very much looking forward to book three, because (view spoiler)
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
Takes too stupid to live to a whole new level. I really enjoyed Frost's Cat & Bones series, but this one and the last Night Prince were such letdowns. ...more
Apr 13, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After two months keeping his distance for some reason we'll learn during the book, Adrian is back in Ivy's life and since she made him believe in his goodness, he's the one who's trying to convince her they should be together no matter the influence of the past and their supposed destiny. But this time, she's the one who call into question their relationship because of his previous behavior. Jasmine and Costa are still with them for the journey, as well as Ivy's new and unusual pet, Brutus. And ...more
Megan (BookWifeReviews)
It breaks my heart to rate this book so low. I love Jeaniene Frost, I mean I LOVE her. I think she is a fabulous writer and I just think she is the sweetest lady... I mean I haven't ever met her but she is so sweet in her interviews and in her blogs.. lol.

Anyways, I kind of didn't like this book at all. I can not stand the heroine. Ivy is a moron. She just found out about this whole other world 6ish months ago and she thinks she knows everything. She yells and tells like the head angel guy that

I feel like Tavia Gilbert was in a race to read this one. The narration was way faster than it should've been. I checked my phone to make sure it wasn't set on a faster speed by mistake. I actually slowed it down to .75 speed and it still sounded like she was speed reading.

The story continues from the first book and this time it felt like a middle book. You know the book in a series that stretches things out to get you to the last book. I have to say I enjoyed the first book more
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really like this one for upping the stakes of their quest. It was just as entertaining as the first one, while putting everyone through the ringer. I'm still not sold on the romance, though that could be because it was overly sweet for my taste. But even with that said, I like them as a couple. The secrets are pretty intense, and I can only guess at what's next. Except for 1 thing. That ending is what I've been waiting for the entire time. And boy, is Ivy going to be pissed! ...more
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Five stars
The Sweetest Burn
Broken Destiny, Book 2

I Picked Up This Book Because: Continuing the series

The Characters:

Ivy Jenkins:
Jasmine, Zack, Costa

The Story:

Ivy is on her second hunt for a super powerful relic that will seal all the walls to the demonic realms. Demons and minions are fought, betrayals happen (not from Adrian, thank goodness), near death experiences, revelations upon revelations, soul tethering and smoking hot sex all ensue.

I liked this story
This was a bit of a tough one to get through. Jasmine is being an utter pain as a character. Ivy and Adrian have not really given me all too much reason to like them this time around either though they had their moments. The plot dragged despite there being a review on the cover that says it's fast-paced - ah... nope. Not really. Not for me anyway.

Unfortunately, this was more of a 2.5 star read for me, a bit of a disappointment after I quite enjoyed the first book in the trilogy. Maybe the final
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, this book was just freaking fantastic! So much happened, so many revelations, some really tense times, both dangerous and romantic! And that ending, wow! So evil! Ivy and Adrian know what has to be done, and the price, but oh, man! Just evil, that ending!
Isabella - Madly in Love with Books
DNF, I tried the first fifty pages to see, if I got into the story, despite book one,

But nah. So no rating.
Anne - Books of My Heart
Review at Books of My Heart:



I listened to The Beautiful Ashes as a "reread" right before getting The Sweetest Burn.  I was able to get both in digital audio from the library.

I was excited to see how they progressed with finding the second artifact. I expected Ivy and Adrian to learn and grow in their pursuit and to further their relationship as they worked together to save the world. These things sort of happened.

Neither Ivy or Adri
3.5-4 stars

**Upon a reread of this review, I realized I let some info slip. It's not a spoiler if you've already read book #1 but if you haven't read #1 then you might not want to read this review**

This was a pretty good story and addition to the series. This takes place a few months after the end of book #1. Adrian hasn't been around for that time and Ivy is all pissed off thinking he didn't mean what he said and had moved on. What she doesn't know is that someone else put a magical block on Ad
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Jeaniene Frost is the New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of the Night Huntress series, the Night Prince series, the Broken Destiny series, and the new Night Rebel series. To date, foreign rights for her novels have sold to twenty different countries. Jeaniene lives in Florida with her husband Matthew, who long ago accepted that she rarely cooks and always sleeps in on ...more

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