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Caleb

I’m a monster.
What I did in my past will forever haunt me.
I don’t deserve anything but pain after all I've done. No love. No happiness.
Knowing I didn't deserve love didn't stop me from wanting it. From wanting her.
The first time my eyes laid sight on her, I was captivated. As much as I try to fight the want, I can’t get her out of my head. She consumes every part of m
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⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
3 Headache inducing Stars

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*********May Contain Spoilers************

I do not know where to begin with this one, yes it gave me a headache but not the bad kind more the conflicted thoughts kind. The continual push/pull, like/not like YA crap is just not my cuppa tea. In saying that I really liked Caleb and Amber as a couple but god they were so FRUSTRATING!!!

I love a dark and mysterious Hero and I got that in spades with Caleb, when we are first introduced to him he secludes himself in his apar
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EpicRomanceReviews
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I have to douse the fire, because clearly someone is going to get burnt."

HOLY SMOKES!!! To say I was blown away by this hauntingly beautiful story is the ultimate understatement!!! This is my first book by the talented Rachael Tonks but it certainly won't be my last.

BURN WITH ME embodies everything I crave in a heart-stirring romance ....engaging writing, multi-faceted characters, torturous angst intertwined with soul deep tenderness and red-hot lust, and oodles and oodles of delicious romantic
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Coco.V
Nov 20, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Blurb:
Caleb

I’m a monster.
What I did in my past will forever haunt me.
I don’t deserve anything but pain after all I've done. No love. No happiness.
Knowing I didn't deserve love didn't stop me from wanting it. From wanting her.
The first time my eyes laid sight on her, I was captivated. As much as I try to fight the want, I can’t get her out of my head. She consumes every part of my mind.
I can’t stay away. I don't want to stay away.
But I know the minute she find
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Jan
So Good

I was completely swept away with Amber and Calebs story.

Amber has such a boisterous personality, she's a ball buster, a woman with backbone and then it's all taken away, like water thrown on a fire, one act of another human being can smother you're flames and Amber needed to burn again.

Calebs was the boy next door, a mystery, a man of little words or none at all. A man labelled a freak because he preferred his own company to others and a man with a story to tell.



I loved the journey I
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2OCC Reviews
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jessica, gemma
Jessica's Review

I've read another book by this author in the past and I really enjoyed that book so I dove headfirst and the spoke without even reading the description. The cover itself was a big drawn.

Caleb was a mystery but a mystery that I couldn't wait to solve. He was really closed off and reserved and as the story goes on we figure out why and oh does our heart break!

Amber has fire. She's not afraid to speak her mind and and even in her weakest moment she was still tough and strong. She
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Bloggers From Down Under
Nov 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
** Review by Gayle from Bloggers From Down Under **

"I don't want you to regret me"

Portland is just what Amber needs.
Leaving everything behind, it's time to create a new life with love and happiness, but more importantly new memories.
Foster home after foster home, Ambers life has been far from perfect.
She's had to fight for everything.
Making it to college, Amber is doing okay until she's thrown out, not welcomed back.
Yep Portland looks like a great plan.
Her best friend Lily is there, so starting
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Patricia Maia (The Bookery Review)
There is something about the blurb of this book that captured my attention to read it. The secret, the hiding, the mystery of it all... I love this kind of books, stories that make me think, that until the secret is revealed, gets you enthralled in the story. Burn With Me is one of those books!

Caleb is one broken man. He fights against the demons from his past, hiding at home, with only one friend that never judged him. When Amber gets set in the apartment next to him, and without even knowing,
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Neroliz
Nov 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved Caleb and Amber story. The connection between the two characters was palpable. I couldn't help but root for their love to survive the struggles and hardships of their past and present. This story will not disappoint. ...more
Mg ♥ The Bookishmedialite
Ok! I really need to think about this one... sorry!

Review to come.



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Vickie
Burn With Me is a raw and unequivocal story about a reclusive artist and a courageous dancer who find solace, passion, creativity, and healing in the form of each other. Filled with push and pull angst that engulfed me from the first line and characters that were multifaceted, each having their own intricately woven story while intertwining each others made for an all consuming read.

Caleb is a complicated, mysterious, reclusive, tormented soul. Filled with so much self hatred I genuinely felt fo
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Lily
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars! One of my favorite books this year!

I had the awesome opportunity to beta read for this book a few months ago and I was so happy to reunite with Caleb and Amber. My review, however, is completely honest.

Amber was strong, independent, but very lonely. She loved to have fun and was trying to better her life. She wasn't looking for love, just trying to start all over again in a new city. She was very feisty and had no filter, which I loved. When she meets Caleb, she can't help but to feel v
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Paula D
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing from start to finish I couldn't put it down. Amber it's starting her life over going from foster home to the next one so she decided to go college with her best friend. Amber meets the neighbor Caleb who never speaks to her and is always in a rush to leave. Caleb hides in his apartment from his past ,thinks he doesn't deserve anyone. His only friend is Josh who he trusts. Amber and Caleb can't stop thinking about each other will they both give in or just continue ignoring th ...more
She's a Lip Biter
Nov 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
WOW!!! What a beautifully written book that had me hooked right from the start. This powerful and heating story sucks you right in from the beginning and you just hold on for the journey that it takes you know. You have no choice but to buckle up and go with it.

I found myself with a heart full of emotions and I cried a huge amount whilst reading this book. Caleb and Amber were made for each other and as soon as they laid eyes on each other you knew that they were made for each other. Fate and ci
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Candy Box
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Well hello book hangover!! Rachael definitely put me in one after finishing this absolutely beautifully imperfect novel.
Amber and Caleb have my heart. They will definitely me a couple I will remember and recommend to all my book friends.
There story is like no other I have read this year. The things they went through and overcome had me laughing one moment and then I'm talking bawling like a huge tittle baby near the end of the book. Overcoming what these 2 have went through will never be overcam
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Dianna Malone
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 stars to a perfect book! Caleb and Amber's story is one that will stay with you. This is a true love story with two people who have had a past that was not good. But together they help each other out and turns into love! I recommend this book to anyone who wants a true love story! ...more
Renee
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

This book could contain triggers for some people. There are some dark events that take place in this book.

Caleb thinks he is a monster. He secludes himself in his apartment and only really goes out for a run. It's his stress relief. He doesn't talk to anyone except the only friend he has, Josh. He is convinced he doesn't deserve love. That he is such a monster he only deserves pain for the things he has
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Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
4.5 intense stars!! I was so freaking emotional with this book, and I loved every minute of it.

Amber has been dealt shit cards since birth. Bouncing from foster to foster home she has never really felt accepted. Then a college professor crosses the line and Amber knows it is time to move on. And she has one bestie, Liz, and she is running directly to her. Now at a new college, with a new job and close to her friend she feels at peace. She keeps "bumping" into this dark and mysteriously hot neig
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Markella
Nov 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can a cruel and unforgiveable act of violence extinguish a young spirit? Can true love ignite that fire once again?

Rachael Tonks’ writing is flawless. I thoroughly enjoyed this book; it is unpredictable, its characters are complex and beautifully written. The story is emotionally powerful and gripping from the very beginning. I found myself addicted to the story line; the Author successfully managed to lure me in, giving me just the right amount of information at the right time so as to keep me
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Donna
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
WOW!!! What a beautifully written book that had me hooked right from the start. This powerful and haunting story sucks you right in from the beginning and you just hold on for the journey that it takes you on. You have no choice but to buckle up and go with it.

I found myself with a heart full of emotions and I cried a huge amount whilst reading this book. Caleb and Amber were made for each other and as soon as they laid eyes on each other you knew that they were made for each other. Fate and cir
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Behind Closed Doors Book Review
Amount of sex - 4 / 5
How explicit - 5 / 5
Romance - 5 / 5
Overall: - 5 / 5

The road to ‘Happily Ever After’ is not always paved in gold… or paved at all. Many couple’s path to HEA is extremely painful, rough and rocky. This was the case for Caleb and Amber in Burn With Me by Rachael Tonks. While their path was a difficult one, their story was exceptional written and perfectly paced. The characters are wonderful and I can’t express how much I love Caleb. He is a complex character and I was drawn
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Mandy Desay
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ohh Wow!! Another great read from Rachael. This book will have you hooked from start to finish, A heartbreaking, gut wrenching story that had me bursting with emotions.

Caleb, a broken soul (and when we find out why, I really didn't blame him) and Amber a feisty woman who is intrigued by her odd behaving neighbour, we just know these two were meant to find each other and mend each other's broken pieces.

This is my 3rd Book from Rachael that I've read and She never disappoints. A Queen of writing
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Felicia
Nov 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to beta read for Rachael it was was also the first book I've read of hers. I was impressed by her story of amber and Caleb. The hero was the dark and brooding kind just they way I like em lol. You can definitely feel the chemistry and it had enough twist and turns to keep me wanting more. I fell in love with one of the secondary characters the heroes best friend!! I would really like to see a spin off for him he was too good of a character to not get his own HEA. I will defini ...more
Konny
Nov 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Burn with me by Rachel Tonks.
It´s hard to review this novel, because it would bo too easy to give it all away.
But know it´s a good story.

Amber moves to Portland to start over. Lily her best friend helps her find a flat and transfer to another college. BTW. I didn´t like Lily very much. She´s shallow.
Then there is Caleb. He has deep issues, dark dark secrets and scars at his back.
Then the painful and ugly truth is revealed.
Can the relationship survive this ?
You have to read this book to know...

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Wendy Livingstone
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I was blown away reading this book! Amber is a strong and feisty character. Caleb is a loner, and a total mystery, and Amber is intrigued and determined to find out more about him. The chemistry between these two is hot. Will Caleb be able to forgive himself and allow Amber to heal him? You really need to read this for yourself!
This is a beautifully written storyline, which is heartbreaking, emotional, and I was enthralled and hooked throughout. I recommend this authors work for all, and lo
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Rebecca Pashley
Nov 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
***5 star read****Another fantastic book from this Author. I couldn't put it down. I am a massive fan of Angst books and this one certainly has plenty. Caleb was dark and broody and Amber was feisty and strong. Perfect combination and it was HOT HOT HOT!!! I read this book in one sitting and would certainly recommend it.

I cant wait to read more from Rachael.
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Georgie
Nov 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Rachael Tonks and I was completely impressed!

From the very get-go I related to Amber - she had spunk and was forthright and vocal and said what she thought and had a total potty mouth which won me over straight away!

And Caleb - where do you even start with him?!

He barely speaks to anyone and when he does there's thought behind everything he says...he is so tortured and bearing some serious guilt and scars from a past that we do not learn about until near the conclusion
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Lylian Aguiar
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So many mixed feelings while reading this book! It's hot and yet it is also so emotional. Caleb and Amber have so much to erase either from a distant past of recent past but together they overcome all the barriers and let love in. It's beautiful, I loved reading this book! ...more
Christie Read
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just when I thought Ms Tonks couldn't get any better, she had my heart ripped out with this one. This story is raw, heartfelt and totally beautiful.
Caleb is a tortured soul. Amber is a fire cracker. Together explosions happen. Secrets are revealed and love is brought together!!!


Absolutely love this heartbreaking story.

Now go read it!!!!
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Leanne ~ Tales From The Heart
I enjoyed the story line on this book but I really didn't like the characters. Amber was painful and needy. At times her dramatics were like someone much younger.
Caleb is emotionally crippled from his past, he was raised in a cult and sexually abused. After Amber goes through her own traumatic experience they connect. It was back and forth a bit, I like her... I don't deserve her... then bang, can't fight chemistry. I enjoyed the epilogue and how the story came together a few years into their fu
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 Tania
Mar 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a book about 2 broken souls who come together.

Amber moved to Portland be closer to her friend Lily. Amber moves into an apartment next door to Caleb. The first time they meet is when he literally trips over her suitcase. Caleb doesnt speak he just continues on his way leaving Amber stunned. Lily takes Amber out and introduces her to some friends. Amber and Josh hit it right off as friends despite Josh's efforts to woo her.
On one of Ambers worst nights of her life Caleb is there to save
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Rachael Tonks is a contemporary romance author with a love of books, and a particular love of the romance genre. As a child Rachael could always be found with her head in a book, but it wasn't until the beginning of 2015 when Rachael's love of books really took over.
Reading spurred on her desires to put pen to paper, and write down the story of the characters screaming for their story to be told.
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