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(Alaska Heat #4)

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In this sizzling romantic suspense by a New York Times bestselling author, a serial arsonist targets the biological family he found through an online DNA ancestry test.

Five years ago, Charlotte Murphy's brother tracked down her family through a DNA ancestry test. Charlotte was the only one he left alive. And now he's back to finish the deadly game he started.

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Published July 21st 2020 by Authenticity Playground, LLC
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Madison Warner Fairbanks
Burn by Stephanie Rowe

Book 4 in the Alaska Heat series. Contemporary Romantic suspense.
Can be read as a stand-alone. Previous events and characters are mentioned in this book so it might feel like you want to know their stories or more about an event. I have not read the previous books and had no problem following the story. I do want to go backwards and read the previous books in the series after reading this.

Fast paced, engrossing and a thrilling story. Romantic and inspiring.
The heroine has
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow... This book has so much happening that it keeps you hooked from the beginning to the end. I couldn't put this book down. I really enjoyed reading Charlotte and Mack's story. My heart really went out to Charlotte, she has been through so much. You need to read this series. ...more
Sylvia Robson
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW !! what a roller coaster of a page turner, it has been a long time since the last Alaska Heat book from Stephanie and the time lapse has not deterred from the fast paced action with a lot of emotion that we have come to expect from Stephanie and she does not fail to deliver a fantastic plot with twists and turns, this is the story of Charlotte and Mack , Charlotte is Mari's friend who she works with at O'Dells we met Mari and her man Ben in Ghost, Charlotte has been living a nightmare and in ...more
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
I forgot how thrilling this series is. Suspense and peril from start to finish. This book literally picks up where the last one ended.

Charlotte Murphy who is still recovering from surviving a serial killer returns home to find out the man who killed her parents has finally returned to fulfill his promise 5 years ago to kill her.

Mack Conner whose best friend is Ben Forsett who is also recovering from saving his woman Mari and her best friend Charlotte comes to Alaska at Ben's request to help pr
Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
I was selected to read and rate this book and received a free copy. I won't rehash the storyline as you will pick that up above.
Burn is a book about finding the inner strength to overcome the things that you fear and hold you back. Stephanie Rowe weaves a beautiful story between Charlotte and Mack, two battered souls, who find each other and choose the courageous path of facing their fears and moving forward together. This story is set in the beautiful Alaska and what I love about the story is
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Very intense and filled with suspense, danger and excitement. Though it's book 4, I hadn't read the others before reading it. I was still able to thoroughly enjoy this treat. Set in Alaska, Charlotte is recovering from wounds she suffered after getting kidnapped weeks prior. What her friends are realizing is she's dealing with major demons from the past that aren't kidnapping related. They just know they want to help her. The reader quickly learns just how tough this woman is. A ...more
Brenda Moser
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The fourth book in the Alaska Heat series brings Mack and Charlotte's story. The author does a great job pulling you in with all the drama,danger and emotions and describes her scenes in vivid detail. It's a fast paced ,sexy and steamy story that had me glued to the pages right to the end. I loved this book and would highly recommend reading.

I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my this is so romantic and I can't imagine it could be with all the dangers around the corner. Five year old mysteries, family secrets, haunting nightmares, missions gone wrong, betrayal by unexpected sources, unconditional love, security, life changes, is it a community or a family. Rugged Alaskan men backed by strong Alaskan women. A Boston man who hates people is embraced in the bussom of the Alaskan people. After one serial killer is caught and incarcerated Fires start popping up out of n ...more
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was the first book I've read from this series ( I will be getting the rest) and I loved it. Stephanie Rowe rocks contemporary romance and suspense. Can't wait now to read the rest! It had just the right amount of spice, action, laughter, emotion. A great read! ...more
Sandy S
Jul 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
BURN is the fourth instalment in Stephanie Rowe’s contemporary, adult ALASKA HEAT romantic, suspense series set in the wilderness of Alaska. This is cyber security specialist Mack Connor, and waitress Charlotte Murphy’s story line. BURN can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary. Mack and Charlotte’s story begins in book three GHOST. Mack is Ben Forsett’s childhood best friend, and Charlotte is Mari Wal ...more
Jeanie Jackson
From the first breath of overwhelming anxiety that swallows Charlotte in the beginning of the book, I fell into her world with no chance of escape until, in the end, I witnessed with my own eyes that all was well. That is the quality of writing that Stephanie Rowe brings to Burn, the fourth book in her outstanding Alaskan Heat romantic suspense series.
Five years ago, Charlotte could not imagine what her life would become, living every day looking over her should, haunted by the monster who had m
Tracie Martin
Jul 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book sucked you in and didn't let go until the end. It was fast paced, kept you wondering what happens next.
The characters in the book are amazing. I love how the main characters Charlotte and Mack work together making each other stronger. They way the just know to trust each other. Charlotte is kick ass. She has a inner strength that is so awesome for all she has been through, the kidnapping and being cut from her crazy ex...and the 5 years of waiting for the killer of her parents, who bu
Beth Camp
Jul 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
Ready for a fast-paced romantic suspense? Charlotte works as a bartender in a small town in Alaska, with new friends and a new home, but she has gone underground to hide from a stalker, an arsonist who destroyed her family with fire. Now, when her new friends invite Mack to help protect her, Charlotte must face down fears of another attack and rebuild her courage. Despite the sparks that fly between them, can she truly risk falling in love with a stranger? I really liked that the two main charac ...more
Jul 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantic suspense readers
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You Think You Know Fear?
ARC reader. Have read one other in series and they are all gripping and intense stand alone romantic suspense books. Grab your book or e-reader and go on this journey to see how main character, Charlotte approaches Fear. Her life if forever changed by past events and she checks and double-checks her environment with the help of her dog, 'Bear' and her group of loyal friends. Her parents died 5 years ago at the hands of her e
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars

This is the 4th book of the series, but could easily be read as a stand alone. Travel to the wilds of Alaska and hold on for a heart pounding suspense read.

The book starts after some traumatic events with the heroine Charlotte. Because of that, her friends bring in some security for her. She doesn't want to share her space but eventually gives in and lets Mack stay with her. As time goes on, they agree that they are a good match. Together, they try to keep Charlotte and her friends saf
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Another one that filled my need to escape to a thriller that will have you pulled tight with suspense. This one also has romance to seal the edges. All around to fill what ever it is you crave with this author providing the escape. The pace will be quick so you will not want to get any distractions so not to miss anything. Charlotte has a brother that is deadly and likes to play the wrong kind of games. The interesting part in this is the recluse whom comes to the her aid. They both have issues ...more
Jennifer Wilson
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this story. Poor Charlotte is so scared; the only thing she can do is run. Mack is also running, but he is trying to outrun his past. Put these two together and you have two very different people, but they are drawn to each other like magnets. There is no fighting their attraction. I loved the suspense plot and was truly intrigued by the background story. So much good in this book. This is book four in the Alaska Heat series. If you haven’t read the other three books, don’t worr ...more
Mary Lawson
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Burn:An Alaskan Heat Novel
Stephanie Rowe

What would you do if you had to live in fear for 5 years because you knew someone wanted you dead? This is a perfect book to see how Charlotte is handling it. When Mack shows up, can he help not only her but himself?
A breath holding read that has you also wondering how Dexter is doing everything he is doing to make her fearful. Together can they prevail?
A nail biting read from beginning to end that keeps you up into the wee hours.
A great series and can’t w
Jul 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Tragedy and death stalk Charlotte refusing to release her from the devastating events of her past. Mack is existing in a state of recrimination and angst after a mission went wrong. Cracked but not broken Mack and Charlotte can't ignore their intense attraction. The appeal of the story is seeing two characters find their strength in themselves and each other, as they confront drama, issues, and danger. I have enjoyed this series, each book entertaining thoroughly. ...more
Carolyn Spence
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Intense from page one. Mack is a friend of Ben's, the previous chapter in this series. You can read without reading previous chapters, but you get a better understanding for sure if you do. Mack comes to assist Charlotte find someone that is terrorizing her. It's funny how they both are so, so sure that they are each going to send the other one packing as they don't need or want to help each other, but then they see each other from far away and the sizzle and intensity explodes. One is willing t ...more
Jessica Whitlow
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was my first time reading a book from the Burn series and I am now going to go back and read all the others. The suspense really hooked me and the characters were believable. A lot of times when I’ve read other books similar to this I find myself rolling my eyes at the unrealistic behavior of the characters but with this it was totally realistic but at the same time an intoxicating romance that I enjoyed escaping into. Can’t wait to read the others!
April Mollenkopf
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
WOW. That is all I can think right now. This is another action packed, thrilling ride. The characters come right off the pages and the story is amazing. There are quite a few twists that you don’t see. I loved Charlotte and Mack’s story. I have only read the first book in the series and now this one. I’m definitely going to have to grab the other two books.

I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of this book.
Cindy Rivera
Jul 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Alys Baldwin
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book has the right name. It burned hot. What a fantastic story. The story flows so well. It took you on a wild ride through Alaska. I’m fallen for these Alaskan men. Charlotte & Mack are a great couple. This is a series so worth reading and rereading.
I read the first book Ice and now Burn. I must get the other two books.

I revived an ARC for an honest review.
Jul 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in this series I have read and now I have to read the rest of them! I love a good romantic suspense and this is a good one. I thought this book has the right amount of suspense and steam neatly woven around a great story and characters. If you are looking for an exciting read and have an afternoon to devote to it this is the right book for you.
Jul 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I can’t tell you how glad I am that I read this book. Charlotte and Mack have been through some things! The danger they faced seemed insurmountable, but they were willing and able to face it together. They both had violent and traumatic pasts, but by opening themselves up, they not only found the help and support from each other, they were able to find that help and support from others as well. While this is the 4th book in the series, it’s actually my first read from it. I don’t even know how I ...more
Laura Boyd
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hot, sexy thriller

If you love a great couple and a wild adventure this is for you. I was given an advanced copy for a review. Charlotte and Mack will lead you on an adventure that is very hard to put down. The romance is fantastic. The adventure is amazing and unforgettable. The characters are so unique and wonderful you want them all to have their own story. A fantastic on the edge of your seat must read.
Scarolet Ellis
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Burn (Alaska Heat Book 4) by Stephanie Rowe is an amazing story that I have read. This is book number four in this amazing story that I have loved reading and can not wait to see what this author will write about next. I highly recommend this story to all.

I read a complimentary Advanced Reader Copy of this book & am voluntarily leaving an honest and unbiased review.
Jann Gray
Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
This is the third in the Alaska saga but can be read alone. It's a thrilling ride with twists and turns and exciting road blocks. It's an adventure not to be missed. Loved it!

I received this book for an honest opinion
April Beck
Jul 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a great story full of great characters, action and suspense that just sucks you in and you won't want to put it down.

I received a review copy of this book and I am voluntarily giving an honest review
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Hailed as a "paranormal star!" by J.R. Ward, Stephanie Rowe is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty-five novels. She is the 2018 RITA® winner for Best Paranormal Romance, as well as a five-time nominee for this prestigious award. For more on Stephanie and her books, visit her at, or on facebook at


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Alaska Heat (5 books)
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