Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Burn (Romance in Ridgeport, #1)” as Want to Read:
Burn (Romance in Ridgeport, #1)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Burn (Romance in Ridgeport #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
Chloe Addison is on the verge of a promising career in real estate development until an explosion destroys her first major project and casts suspicion on her in an arson investigation. Her career is suddenly at risk—and possibly her life.

Firefighter Ryan Monroe wants a spot on the arson team, and getting close to Chloe might be the best way to solve his first investigatio
Published May 1st 2017 by Entangled Publishing (Select Suspense) (first published April 10th 2017)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Burn, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Burn

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
bella ϟ✨
3/5 stars

I received this advanced reader copy in exchange for a fair and honest review through netgalley.

This story followed twenty-four year old real-estate developer Chloe Addison, who in the beginning of the story finds herself in hot water when a development she is in charge of burns down under suspicious circumstances—her being the main and only suspect.

Later that night at a bar, Chloe runs into the twenty-six year old out-of-this-world hot fire-fighter, Ryan Monroe who is involved in the
Kate's Corner
2.5 Stars

This book had the potential to be more. So much more. There is a good amount of angst and trying to figure out who could have been behind it keeps you on your toes. The author writes well and she keeps the story going without any hitch or anything. Add in a sexy firefighter and you are in heaven. Ryan is a fantastic Hero. There are twists and turns to the story.

Yet. The damsel in distress trope doesn’t always work. Here it did and it didn’t. There was so much push and pull between the
Naima Simone
Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First: hot firefighters. I could end this review right here. LOL! But there just so happens to be a really good book involving the sexy firefighters. The story starts with a bang as Chloe Addison, hopeful and excited about her career and a new development project, is caught in a deliberately set fire. Ryan Monroe, fireman and arson investigator-in-training, shows up at the scene and is part of the team investigating the fire. Almost immediately, his superior is suspicious of Chloe, and as events ...more
Mg Herrera
Apr 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Some heroines are so frustrating. Oh, hello Chloe.
The conflict of interest is apparent from the start and it was what pulled me in at first: Ryan is part of the arson investigation and Chloe a person-of-interest, but that doesn’t stop him from seeking her out. The former is still hurting from his previous relationship and the latter is a timid, broken woman intimidated by her boss (who’s also an abusive ex-lover) but unable to get anywhere in the current situation though she seems in sore need of a fresh, new start.

I wasn’t entirely sure how t
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC of this novel and I really enjoyed it! Chloe and Ryan are both trying to recover from tragic events in their past. When Chloe becomes a person of interest in an arson investigation, Ryan risks his job as a firefighter to help her. The chemistry between them is off the charts from the get-go, despite a number of twists and turns that threaten to break them apart. I also really liked the mystery in this book, which kept me guessing right up to the very end. ...more
Romance Novel Giveaways Lauren Seiberling
Well I never expected THAT!

First of all, you will NEVER guess who was causing the explosions. I was so surprised!

Nextly, this was a great read! Chloe was a little down on herself and lacking self-esteem, which is understandable given the horrendous past she had to endure. But, she tried her best to be strong and carry on.

Enter Ryan, someone with an equally tragic past, depending on your viewpoint, and his loyalty to Chloe, in spite of the allegations of arson looming over her, was very endearing
Alison Bliss
May 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved BURN! I couldn't help but sympathize with Chloe. The poor woman had some issues with her self-esteem after being in an abusive relationship, and she was inundated by allegations of arson. Yikes! She was in big trouble. But who better to help her out of it than a hot firefighter, right? And even though Ryan had his own tragic past to deal with, he was all the things a hot firefighting hero should be: heroic, protective, caring, loyal, and sexy as all get-out! And the mystery was titillati ...more
Apr 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Burn by Dawn Altieri is a contemporary romance novel, a stand-alone.
Meet Chloe Addison, assistant project manager of a development company and Ryan Monroe, firefighter and - inspector.
Chloe is person of interest in a fire investigation, her boss is an ex and not so nice.
She meet Ryan and sparks fly. She has a major crush on him, but whats with Ryan? What is his intention?
Secrets and lies threaten to destroy their relationship. Is their love strong enough?
I liked Burn. I liked how both characters
Apr 30, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars

BURN is a solid and entertaining debut novel by Dawn Altieri. What can be better than starting off with a story featuring hot and sexy firefighters?
Chloe's life has been a roller coaster lately. She loves her career, but her boss is her ex boyfriend who hasn't made things easy for her. He is a total jerk. One night after a meeting, she is nearly injured in a fire at a new development that they have been working on. After dealing with the authorities, she and her roommate go out for a
Cathy Skendrovich
As soon as I saw the cover to Burn, I knew I wanted to read it. It's so provocative. And the book itself is a joy to read!
First off, the characters Chloe and Ryan have so much chemistry it's a wonder they don't set the pages aflame.

Chloe is a small town girl with a big secret. She's trying to escape her past. Instead, once she meets fireman Ryan, she is forced to confront it.
Ryan is the epitome of how I see real-life firemen: heroes. He's brave, kind, selfless, and hot. But Ryan has a past he'
Kathy Rouchelle
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Burn. Just what to say about this book. First, it is well written with a great storyline that is intriguing in it mystery surrounding an arson investigation. The little problem comes in with the storyline between the two lead characters Chloe and Ryan. It was a bit too much angst, too much "should I, could I". There were times it just worked on my last nerve, but I did understand both their sides, I just wish they could have come to some sort of decision a bit quicker.

The mystery of "who done-it
Books Laid Bare
May 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars
I am in two minds as to where I can pitch this review, for two reasons
1. Because I don’t want to give any of the storyline away because it is the depth of the story that is its biggest asset
2. If I am being honest I would have to say that because I struggled somewhat with the characters.
I appreciated not only what they had been through but also continued to experience but I wasn’t entirely sure whether I liked either of them.
I wanted to and I didn’t hate them, they just seemed a lit
Jennifer Pierson
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Chloe Addison is working hard at a promising career in real estate development, when an explosion destroys her first major project, leaving her the prime suspect in an arson investigation. Now her career is at big risk, not to mention her life in danger. Ryan Monroe is a firefighter that is trying to get a position on the arson team when he meets Chloe. Now he's convinced that getting close to her is the best way to solve his first investigation. What he doesn't count on is his attraction to her ...more
Dana Busenbark
This was my first book by this Author. It was a suspsenseful and mysterious read with a hint or romance or two. Who is Chloe Addison? Who is Ryan Monroe? What do each of them do for a living? What happens with Chloe's work that puts her in the crosshairs of an investigation? When her past comes out, thanks to Zack, what does Ryan think? What does he do? What does she tell him if anything? Who is Christopher? What about Lizzie and Blake? This is really a good read. You're going to have to read to ...more
Karla Brandenburg
Jul 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Chloe is an up and coming real estate developer, escaping a troubled past. Ryan is a firefighter (and who doesn't love firefighters!) trying to leave the ghosts of his past mistakes behind. Can either of them learn to trust again?

The conflicts and the suspense were well done, the characters believable. Ms. Altieri gave us several red herrings as we had to guess "whodunit" and brought everything to a satisfying conclusion. Well done!

I'd issue a warning to those people who might be offended by pro
Jul 25, 2017 rated it liked it
A first book by this author that I would consider romantic suspense. A woman with an abusive past is a suspect in arson fires. One of the firefighters with a past of his own falls for her...

Overall I liked this book and I would have given it a higher score except that I didn't feel right about Chloe, I felt like she should have a bit more emotional baggage or something... I don't know what just that she should be more messed up like her roommate. Just my opinion. I think many people will like t
Becky Burciaga
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An intense ride that provides drama, surprises, heartbreak, and heartwarming romance. That's a lot packed into one story, but I can honestly was a fantastic book from beginning to end.

The author has done a remarkable job of creating such realistic imagery that you can feel yourself experiencing the action first hand. I've enjoyed her writing and hope to find more of her books in the future.

This ARC book was complimentary, provided by the Publisher and NetGalley. I am voluntarily provi
Ashley Westphall-carr
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

This is the first story I've read by Ms. Altieri and I have mixed feelings about this book. I just couldn't really connect to Chloe. Ryan is a sexy firefighter with a protective streak and he is much more of a relatable character for me. I especially had a hard time investing in them as a couple with all the secrets they keep from each other and only giving a little tidbits of their past to each other. Overall I give the suspense factor an A+. For the sake of not giving anything away I
Ann White
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If you like suspense and sizzling chemistry, read this book! Looking forward to seeing what comes next from Dawn Alteri!
Chasny Dove Nichols
Jun 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. It kept my attention, I couldn't wait to see how it ended.
Chasny Dove Nichols
Great book!

I loved this book. I couldn't wait to see how it was going to end. I can't wait to read more books by Dawn.
Apr 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Although I had never read this author before, I requested an ARC of this novel from Net Galley primarily because Entangled is one of my favorite publishers. I tend to greatly prefer their Ignite series over the Select Suspense, but the description for this story sounded interesting. Chloe and Ryan are the main couple. They meet because Ryan is training to be a fire investigator while currently working as a fire fighter. Chloe is a person of interest in a fire investigation. They kind of immediat ...more
Prone to Crushes on Boys in Books
3 Stars.....Ryan and Chloe........frustrated me. Well, mostly Chloe. Yes, both had some issues due to past relationships, but come on make up your mind. The back and forth was killing me.

Unfortunately for me, I wasn't invested in them as a couple and I did not feel the heat between them. As far as the mystery goes, it was kind of easy to guess who the culprit was. However, I did like Ryan, he was protective and sweet.

Even though this book didn't work for me, it would work for the reader looking
Bette Hansen
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
An exciting and intriguing story filled with a ton of twists and surprises. I really enjoyed the story and the characters in this one. This is a great romance between Firefighter Ryan and real estate developer Chloe. A romance that probably isn't a good idea considering Ryan is hoping to become an arson investigator and Chloe is a suspect in several suspicious fires around town. Being close to her may help him solve the case though. Keeping his heart out of it may be his biggest problem.

Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it
My Rating: 3 stars out of 5

This story had so much potential that I am very disappointed to only be rating it three stars. However, I just couldn't get invested in these characters. While I could to some extent sympathize with where they had been (in terms of the inner demons they were both facing), I could not understand what kept them together other than lust for one another. I wish there had been more drama between them, for Pete's sake Ryan is ready to throw his career on the line because he
rated it it was amazing
May 12, 2017
Apr 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars!

A great romantic suspense you won't want to miss! It pulls you in right from the start, and you won't be able to put it down till the very end. With an interesting storyline, complex characters, secrets, lies, angst, mystery, intense situations, and intriguing surprise twists, it'll have you turning the pages faster to see what happens next.

Chloe has had a traumatic life between an abusive father, and her abusive ex, she's trying to get her life together, but someone has other plans
Apr 28, 2017 rated it liked it



Someone is setting fire to an array of buildings set along the Riverfront district in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and it’s a veritable who’s-who of whodunits. That’s where the story begins, between a quivering real estate developer with a past and a handsome firefighter with a hero complex.

Chloe is trying to forge ahead with her career as a real estate wunderkind, flipping old abandoned warehouses into useable spaces with businesses on the ground f
Lisa St.
rated it it was amazing
Jul 22, 2017
« previous 1 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Bargain Basement: $20 Amazon Gift Card 1 4 May 05, 2017 03:30PM  
A lifelong resident of northern New Jersey, Dawn Altieri has been scribbling stories practically since birth. After reaching a milestone birthday (she won’t say which one), she figured it was about time she took a shot at writing professionally.

With an overactive imagination and a slightly twisted mind, she enjoys reading dark and dangerous tales almost as much as writing them. When she’s not curl
More about Dawn Altieri...

Share This Book

No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »

“What if you get called to a fire?” 
His eyes raked over her as he prepared to devour her. “Let it burn.” 0 likes
“You seriously have a Dalmatian? Is that, like, mandatory for a firefighter?” 0 likes
More quotes…