From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.
Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefig...more
I have been a J.R. Ward fan for years. Over time I have faithfully devoured each book in her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Consumed is the first book in her new series so of course I had to read it! I was happy to find that it mostly stays true to the writing style Ward's fans have come to love & expect with an added bonus that I loved - a mystery twist.
The book opens strong taking us right into a two-alarm fire that has life-altering c ...more
Let me tell you about Consumed. I got to know the characters through The Wedding from Hell novellas and I had to move up my review of this book simply for the fact that I had to read it as soon as I finished the mini intros.
Just thinking about this book and trying to put into words my feelings brings tears to my eyes. Danny and Anne have such an intense an explosive relationship. It’s emotional and it gets you right in the g ...more
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J.R. Ward has Legions of Fans. I must be one of the few who have not read her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. When this Mystery/Thriller/Romance was presented, I jumped in feet first. From the first moment of reading, I was drawn in fully...it was hard to putdown to live my real life.
This book opens up with scenes which took you right into the heart of what firefighters do... they dedicate their lives to enter into situations which can change in ...more
(view spoiler)[ The decision to have something so traumatic happen early on ...more
~I LOVED IT!!! Full review to come!~
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At the beginning I didn't know what to expect in this one from J.R. Ward, it took me by surprise and I really enjoyed most of it!I was hooked in the beginning and the first half was fantastic.
The plot was interesting and the characters were well developed.They felt original and realistic.The story centers around the fire department of a small town near Boston.I liked this a lot, it reminds me a TV series I have seen in the past.
Overall, it was a great beginning to a new series and I'm ...more
And by 2% (I'm not even kidding) I wanted to DNF.
Somehow I persevered and got through this book but I honestly don't know how. I didn't like a single thing about it; ...more
Firefighters go to work and don't know if they will ever come home again. For lead characters Anne Ashburn and Danny McGuire, they came home but both were forever changed, body and soul. Coworkers and one-time lovers, circumstances bring them back together again ten months later. Anne is now an arson investigator who is assigned to a string of suspicious fires that continue to put her former department in harm's way, and Danny is in full self-destruct mode as he continues his work with unnec ...more
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Anne Ashburn grew up in a family of firemen, and it was only natural she'd want to follow in their footsteps. She's strong, independent, and fearless. She's worked hard in a male-dominated profession to be taken seriously. She's an adrenaline junkie whose luck runs out when a warehouse fire forever changes her life. Her career goes up in flames, and she's then forced to reinvent herself. She doesn't know what her purpose is anymore until she takes a new jo ...more
I waited to start it until I could read all the prequels of The Wedding from Hell first. Because the prequels were so much fun, I just couldn't wait to get to Consumed.
Happy little me started reading and in no time at all...
BAM --- BAM! ---BAMBAMBAM!!!
...then sad little me lay curled up on the floor crying my he ...more
Anne Ashburn and Danny McGuire were fellow firefighters at the 499 Firehouse, close friends always battling attraction that Anne didn’t want to give into until one desperate night. Fearing loss of respect by her crew members and being another notch in Danny’s belt were just a couple of the many reasons she couldn’t let things go farther. But all those concerns fell to the side when a night on the job almost kills them, and leaves Anne unable to do the ...more
Available FREE books:
1. The Rehearsal Dinner
2. The Reception
3. The Wedding from Hell, #3: Exclusive Excerpt of Consumed
This is a book that started out very strong for me. I loved the prequel novellas and the beginning of the book was so compelling with the story. And then about halfway through it’s almost like it fell apart. Consumed is about firefighters Anne and Danny. Both of them feel an intense attraction to each other, but working on the same team nothing can come of it.
Like I said I felt the first half of the book was very good and I liked the characters and the story. The second half of the book ...more
And as I suspected, Consumed was a superbly written story that was captivating as well as emotionally wrecking, and it was filled with charismatic characters that left me wanting more.
I was shocked the way the author opened the book. I admire her for not holding any punches. She actually left me sitting with my mouth hanging wid ...more
Series: Firefighters #1
Author: J.R. Ward
Release date: October 2, 2018
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As a fan of J.R. Ward's BDB paranormal/fantasy series, I was excited to see something new in the works by her. It's been a long time since I read one of her books, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get hooked again. I wanted to love this one so much, but I'm sad to say that this read was (mostly) a miss for me. At some points, I was tempted to jus ...more
I've spent the past two days grasping at any opportunities I could find to get back to THIS book.
The writing, the opening scene and pawns at play had me riveted from page one until the very end. "Consumed" was a real page turner!
Anne Ashburn certainly is the epitome of a strong heroine. Fearless, confident and smart, I must admit part of me wished to see her ask for help a couple of times.
I've spent my weekend completely immersed in the story and feeling like walking in Anne Ashburn's shoes. The ...more
After enjoying the free prequel novellas in this series, I was looking forward to diving into Consumed and discovering more from all the characters we’d had glimpses of.
It’s amazing what you can live through and come out stronger on the other side.”
I motored through the prequel novellas but this took me 5 days to read. That wasn’t through dislike—J.R Ward took this down a couple of paths that impressed me hugely—but she’s clearly setting things up for the long haul and there is a lo ...more
The first book in J. R. Ward’s new Firefighters series is also the first full length book I have actually read by this prolific author. Having read the two novella’s; The Rehearsal Dinner & The Reception directly beforehand, I would absolutely recommend you read them before tackling Consumed as they give some much needed depth to the connection between Anne and Danny the main, but not only pivotal characters in the book ...more
So why did I struggle with this? I can give you three reasons ...more
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Type: Book 1 of Firefighters Series
POV: First Person – Multiple
"Sometime along the way, over the passage of days and weeks and months, he had become part of her life, part of her history."
I had no idea what this book was going to be like when I requested it but what I got was much more. I absolutely devoured this book in one setting. The book opens with an explosive scene taking you right into the life of a firefighter's dangerous life. It w ...more
After all there are all of those 4 & 5 star reviews for Consumed (Firefighters #1) by J.R. Ward . What’s wrong with me, what was I expecting?
I've read almost all of the books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series(some better than others), but the writing was good, the characters were developed, it was easy to form attachments, likes and dislikes. I like the concept of a romance book with firefighters. But with Consumed I was just bored. It was hard to like the charac ...more
It takes nerves of steel to enter a burning building, but coming out alive would be a defining moment for Anne Ashburn and Danny McGuire, a moment that almost didn’t happen, and their lives would be forever changed, as would the feelings they have for each other.
J.R. Ward blazes across the pages with another riveting read as two people, damaged by life and loss ...more
Sucked in, riveted, and white knuckled reading... it was all there and more. Ward found that perfect balance of seduction, humor, action, mystery and suspense.
To give you a gist of a character quote from Consumed about the heroine Anne, I want to be just like her. Yup, that about sums it up. What an amazing role model, take life as it ...more
Picking up just a few weeks after the prequel, Anne and Danny respond with their crew to a fire and experience ...more
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