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Burn for You

(Slow Burn #1)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  16,965 ratings  ·  1,648 reviews
The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real…

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowi
Paperback, 348 pages
Published October 17th 2017 by Montlake Romance
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J.T. Geissinger Thank you! So far, there are three books planned for the Slow Burn series. Each is a complete standalone, meaning there are no crossover characters. B…moreThank you! So far, there are three books planned for the Slow Burn series. Each is a complete standalone, meaning there are no crossover characters. Book 2, Melt For You, will be out late April, early May of 2018. It features a hot-as-sin Scottish rugby player named Cameron McGregor and a mousy book editor named Joellen. If you liked Jax and Bianca's banter and sexual tension in Burn For You, Cam and Joellen will blow you out of the water.

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Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Burn For You is book one in the Slow Burn series by J.T. Geissinger. J.T. is a new to me author. I won this book in a give-a-way. This is one of those times when I am smacking myself in the forehead and asking myself why in the world I haven’t read anything by this author before! This book gets all the stars! I was attracted by the blurb and the cover but was barely a couple of chapters in when I was completely in love with both Jackson Boudreaux and Bianca Hardwick.

Book 1 of the Slow Burn series

I think Jackson is my favorit
4.25 Stars

Awesome. I had so much fun.

A perfect example how an overused plot can still be enjoyable and original when it's done right.
NOT ONE mistake according to my own personal romance rule book.

- Enemies-to-lovers romance

- Marriage of convenience trope

- A beauty and the beast theme

- A strong, sassy and intelligent heroine. No annoying traits, habits, actions or uttered words. Everything that comes out her mouth is hilarious.

- A grumpy, reclusive, scary and asshole-ish but sexy as hell h
Dec 15, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorite-author

Thanks JTG is an auto-buy favourite,
as she's one of only a few authors who can write smart and intelligent prose across all genres. Without a doubt Burn for You wasn't mediocre, though it lacked the intensity that I attribute to her books.

Still, it was a fun way to pass three lazy hours on a Saturday.
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
4 stars!

Review and Book Buddy Giveaway at Of Pens and Pages.

Wow. I can't believe I didn't read this until today! This Beauty and the Beast-inspired romance had everything I want in a book—Enemies to Lovers, Marriage of Convenience, Slow burn, a reclusive, arrogant billionaire hero and a sweet and sassy heroine chef. Plus, it's set in New Orleans and features recipes of food in between chapters. Yum.

It wasn't love at first sight for chef Bianca Hardwick and bourbon billionaire Jackson "The Beast"
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
She was my religion. My north and south, my heaven and earth, the axis of rightness around which everything had suddenly aligned. For the first time in my life, all my polarized parts worked as one, humming happily along in harmony with the universe, finally understanding their place.

Looking for a perfectly paced slow burn romance? Well, I've got your fix right here! This series is so appropriately titled, and for this slow burn lover? I gobbled it right up.

Bianca Hardwick is
Dilek VT
4,5 stars, actually


How can you create wonders with the common trope of “enemies-to-lovers” and “fake relationship”?

This book has a popular romance trope: Enemies to lovers! And as main characters, we have a grumpy and arrogant billionaire and a sweet and sassy Southern belle. Then, a fake engagement!

Everything sounds cliché, right?
It sounds like this book is no different from the many other similar romance books, right?

Well, surprisingly, this book
4 Beastly Stars

“This is a business deal, Bianca. A good one for both of us. We’re not doing favors for each other. No one is getting taken advantage of here. We’re going into it with our eyes open, fully informed and consenting, with an exit strategy that’s painless and precise. Which is a hell of a lot more than most people can say about their marriages.”

To say that the first meeting between Bianca Hardwick and Jackson Boudreaux was a rocky one would be a huge understatement. Who cares if he’s
Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦
Really liked this fake engagement romance! The beginning was a bit slow but I didn't mind it. I loved it while I was reading it but it's been a couple of weeks since I've finished it and I'm really hazy on the details. :S
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Alex ♈
For whatever reason I shelved this book as no-thanks-but-no.
As my buddy Sigmund Freud said:
"The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my 30 years of research into the feminine soul, is: ‘What does a woman want?’"

Well, I made a mistake, see, I'm that honest and self-critical.
It's the second mistake I acknowledged making last year: not reading this book and singing 'U + Ur Hand' by Pink in karaoke at a party with many kids *blaming my
h o l l i s
The man gave the term resting bitch face a whole new meaning. He looked like his face had caught on fire and someone had tried to put it out with a fork.

Do you love BEAUTY AND THE BEAST retellings? Need I even say more at this point? Probably not. But I will. This isn't your standard homage but there's enough similarities to tickle your fancy and enough differences to delight you. In addition we have a hate-to-love slowburn and a fake-marriage trope. Throw in some New Orleans flavour (like, a lo
4 stars

I love a good fake marriage/marriage of convenience story and Burn for You hit the spot for me. This was my first J.T. Geissinger book but I’ll definitely read more from this author. It had a great beauty and the beast vibe and that slow burn that I love. When these two finally got together… my goodness. It was fantastic. I loved both Jackson and Bianca. This one was emotional, steamy, sweet, and fun.

Audio book source: Audible
Story Rating: 4 stars
Narrators: Sebastian York & Diana Lu
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: This is a rough one for me to rate, tbh. This had me engaged, but I wasn't really wowed by it. I never fully felt the connection between the h and H, but I did feel connected with the characters individually (which is kind of weird as it's usually no connection to any of it for me). I liked their back stories, but I feel like their futures were left hanging in a way that it didn't help me feel that connection. I also felt like some things felt unfinished. There was thing
Lana Reads
I'm not okay with a white woman on the cover of a story with a bi-racial (and looking like Halle Berry!) heroine. It made me really mad, but then I found out that the non self-published authors have practically no influence on the cover design, so at this point I want to say, whoever responsible for it, you are a bunch of arseholes.

I decided to enjoy the story anyway, because why not, right?

But then little details, a little comment here and there, started to make me angry again.
Take this for exa
R.K. Gold
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
As usual my reviews will contain spoilers so if that bothers you stop reading here.

Okay, I am incredibly new to the romance genre so I am rating these differently than I rate other books. A four star here means I was thoroughly entertained by the book, but I'm no entirely sure about what my baseline 3 star in this genre is.

As for the book itself it did a good job engaging my imagination. I plan on finishing the series. I just downloaded the second book and saw the third comes out this fall. I'm
Isabella. R
4 Slap, Slap, Kiss Stars ⭐

Burn for You was simply heartwarming and romantic.  A feisty woman with the world on her shoulders, still capable of taming the beast with kindness. This story was filled with salty characters, wonderful banter and humor just to create the perfect balance.  

Bianca Hardwicks is a breath away from poverty while juggling a thriving restaurant and her beloved mother that now needs her more than ever.  What she doesn’t require is the Bourbon King, Jackson Boudreaux to storm
 Leo (Queen of the Rants and Spoilers)
I loved, loved, loved the heroine. Omg wow this woman was amazing!!! She was a strong sassy woman who didn't take crap from the hero.

I liked the hero although I have a tiny complain about him. I like my heroes to work for their money and this one didn't but that didn't stop me from liking him and I don't mind a hero who's an asshole and this one may have been one but he sure redeemed himself.

She was my religion. My north and south, my heaven and earth, the axis of rightness around which everyth
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️3.5 STARS⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Amazingly entertaining, packing heat, passion and banter! If you like your heroes on the growly side, your heroines fiery with a smart mouth, a push and pull potent with animosity and a healthy dose of steam, you don’t want to miss Burn For You! This is your next afternoon escape!

I discovered J.T. Geissinger recently over the past summer and fell in love with her sexy and suspenseful stories propelled combustible thanks to a perfect mix of strong alphas with a gentle str
Aisling Zena
4.5 stars

1/2 cup of Slap,Slap,Kiss,
1/3 cup of marriage of convenience,
a dash of cliches,
add a pinch of dirty talk and voila the perfect book for me!!


P.S. Jackson Boudreaux is mine!!!
Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword
“I always thought love was a pair of shackles, but I was wrong. Love was the opened door of a cage.”

You can also find it on my blog, Ink Is My Sword🌼
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Has the addicting quality that makes you invested in the story and the romance even if isn’t perfect.

When I picked burn for you I was expecting a fake marriage storyline, where the marriage of the main characters is a charade and after a while fall
Bella -

“Because of all the marvelous and terrible things we can experience in this life, love is the only one that will last beyond it.”


Bianca Hardwick: 31, blackish-brown eyes, dark hair; hard-working, talented, kind, confident, book lover, bit geekish, at peace with herself.
Jackson Boudreaux: 34, blue eyes, dark hair; distanced, cold, arrogant in the outside vulnerable softie inside, book lover.

“Jackson. I’m in your bed. I’m wearing your ring. We’re hot as two jalapeños for each othe
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The Cover Does Not Fit The Couple (WHY?????)

Interacial Couple Deserves A Interacial Cover

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At 40% The Heroine Slaps The Hero
IMO Not For A Good Reason

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It Went Downhill From The Slap

The Heroine Uses The Phrase "Sweet Baby Jesus"
Not Once
Not Twice But A Total Of 15 Times
And Then Once During Sex
All I Could Think About Is Will Ferrell In Talladega Nights

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After Reading Several Books By This Author

I Noticed This Review And Have Since Decided This
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
It's like Beauty and the Beast meets Princess Tiana. Jackson and Bianca are so much fun to read. He's overbearing, high-handed, and demanding....beastly.
She's hard-working, feisty, and doesn't take any crap.
The two of them generate sparks that ignite all of New Orleans!

What I loved: Mainly the characters. It's a super cute take on the Beauty and Beast story. Jackson is misunderstood, but also doesn't help the situation by barking orders and demands at everyone he comes into contact with. His ba
Bookphenomena (Micky)
Oct 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bookphenomena (Micky) by: h o l l i s
4.5 stars

I’ve heard of JT Geissenger in my book feeds but now I realise what I’ve been missing out by not reading her work. BURN FOR YOU delighted my literary senses from start to finish. The two main characters were both hugely likeable in their reality, completely lacking perfection, both stubborn and fun to observe clashing. This book is a piece of wonderful hate to love with great story substance.

Jackson is like a grisly bear, a pathetic communicator, preferring to shout or grunt. He met his
Oh my! Jackson Boudreaux!

I could leave my review right there because really, who doesn’t love a big, burly, scowling hero? Dig a little deeper and you’ll find that Bianca’s mama was right. Crème brulee. “Hard as nails on the outside, but inside all soft and gooey sweet.”


So yeah, I’m absolutely heart over heels in love with Ms. Geissinger’s latest hero. I have to say he’s one of the most interesting male characters I’ve ever read. Absolutely alpha on the surface but with so much insecurity about
2.5 Well now...

Some spoilers, so be warned!

It wasn't awful or anything, I just couldn't get over one thing: this guy is 35ish (can't remember exactly) yet he does nothing all day? I mean, he is suppose to inherit his family's money but only if (view spoiler); he's rich just because his family is rich, not because he deserves it or can do anything worthwhile. What is this?!

So, let me explain. He's 35. He has no money and he has
Mindy Lou's Book Review
4.5 Slap Slap kiss Stars!

Heir to the Boudreaux Bourbon empire, Jackson Boudreaux was a beast of a man that had a perpetual scowl on his face and would just as soon growl at you than not.

Bianca is a beautiful Creole woman who has just opened a restaurant and based her menu off her recipes paired with Boudreaux Bourbon. When Jackson shows up at her restaurant demanding a table, the sparks flew.

Oh man, Jackson is one of my favorite types of Hero’s. He’s got the whole wounded beast thing going on a
The old romance trope where two total opposites fight like cats and dogs until they suddenly realize they're crazy about each other

well, that's how the first encounter starts between a grumpy, broody, rude billionaire Jackson Boudreaux and Bianca Hardwick, Chef/owner of a New Orleans' restaurant.
It's not even pretty but each of them hold their own, yet the sparks fly, even though they fight it, through out the relentless pent up bickering...
Who was the real Jackson Boudreaux?
Nikki ღ Navareus
Dec 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everybody.
Recommended to Nikki ღ Navareus by: A.

I absolutely adored everything about this story (Thank you for another amazing recommend, Sweet Anna!). Jackson was such a raging dick when he first met Bianca, and you all know me, I love my asshole heroes, so I was a gonner for him! Bianca was a spitfire too, and never took his shit. She was funny as hell too, and these two had amazing chemistry. Such a slow burn until the finally came together, I thought I was going to die, but it was worth the wait. These two were scorching h
Mada Linx
May 17, 2018 rated it really liked it

I laughed out loud so many times while reading this, it was too funny not to.

“You just told me I wasn’t nice to you. Why would you like me?”
His eyes started to burn. “You’re honest. And real. And you don’t care about my money—”
“Ha! So you offer me a million dollars of it?”

I loved Bianca’s sassiness and spunk and the fact that she doesn’t take crap from anyone.

Jackson was too cute not to like him either. Even though he comes across rude and mean, he’s actually a really nice guy with a golden hear
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really do love this series. I read Achne For You and loved it. Miss Geissinger have this wonderful way to write a sexy, steamy, alive sassy banter. The jokes are fun to listen.

In Burn for You, it is retelling a story of Beauty and the Beast. And I love Bianca. She is a sassy minx. She is fierce, loyal and smart woman. She stood her ground when it comes to Jackson, the Beast. And their banters are just so hilarious.

I wish Miss Geissinger invests more on what Bianca told Jackson's parents. I wa
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