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Burned by Christina Phillips
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ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 16, 2018


Ty...

Ten years ago I offered her everything, and she threw it back in my face. When she walked, I vowed no other woman would ever screw with my head the way she did. I moved on. Now I'm the V.P. of the Bastards, run my own nightclub, and nameless sex keeps me sane. No commitment or ties, just the way I like it.

Now she's back, for one week only, gorgeous, successful, and I can't keep away. She offers a long goodbye, a way to heal our fractured past. She burned me so bad––there's no way I should even want to be near her. But the more she gives, the more I need. Until I discover the real reason she left, and my whole damn world implodes.

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REVIEW: 3.75 stars--BURNED is the third instalment in Christina Phillips’ contemporary, adult VIKING BASTARDS erotic, MC, romance story line. This is attorney Jasmine ‘Jas’ O’Brien, and Viking Bastards’ MC vice president Tyler ‘Ty’ Jenson’s story line. BURNED can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Ty and Jas) BURNED follows the rekindling romance between twenty-seven year old Florida attorney Jasmine ‘Jas’ O’Brien, and thirty-year old Viking Bastards MC vice president Tyler ‘Ty’ Jenson. Ten years earlier, a then seventeen year-old Jasmine O’Brien disappeared without a trace, leaving a heart broken and reeling Tyler Jenson in her wake. Fast forward to present day, wherein a more hardened and mature Jasmine O’Brien returns to LA to bury her mother, a woman she hasn’t seen in close to ten years. Rekindling her relationship with the only man she has ever loved was never in the plans, but plans are meant to be broken. What ensues is the rekindling relationship and romance between Ty and Jas, and the potential fallout as Jas prepares to return to Florida; and Ty discovers the truth about Jas’s disappearance, years before.

Jasmine O’Brien’s return to LA came with too many memories of the past for both of our leading characters. Tyler Jenson struggled to forget the woman he would always love but ten years without Jas meant their second chance relationship came with unresolved anger and emotional issues. Jasmine hated the secrets that led to her escape ten years earlier, secrets that would have destroyed Ty, and the ‘family’ he loved.

The relationship between Ty and Jas is one of second chances; a rekindling between two people torn apart by demons of the past, a past mired in secrets, betrayal, loss and pain. The $ex scenes are numerous, intense, erotic and aggressive- the unrestrained and angry sexual situations are countered by the knowledge that ten years of unanswered questions had yet to be resolved.

We are reintroduced to several members of the Viking Bastards MC including Zach and Grace (Hooked # 1), and Gage and Amelia (Payback #2), as well as Ty’s parents Angie and Jett Jenson.

BURNED is a story of loss, deception, secrets and heartbreak. The world building follows the rekindling relationship and the ever-present sexual tension between our leading couple, as the MC took a backseat to the second chance romance. The premise is dramatic; the romance is dark, edgy and intense; the characters are broken and energetic. BURNED is a dramatic and intense look at two people who have struggled to remove on from the past.


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