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Consumed, October 2018
Firefighters #1
by J.R. Ward

Gallery Books
Featuring: Danny McGuire; Anne Ashburn
416 pages
ISBN: 1501194909
EAN: 9781501194900
Kindle: B07BH4ZH9N
Hardcover / e-Book
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"You'll be consumed by this new series!"

Fresh Fiction Review

J.R. Ward

Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted October 4, 2018

Romance Suspense | Romance Contemporary

Born to a family of firefighters, Anne Ashburn has fought her way into the men's world but a disastrous mistake during a warehouse fire changes her life forever. Unable to leave the fire world, she remakes herself into an investigator. Her troubled past, family legacy, a bad boy lover, Danny McGuire and chasing a deadly killer have CONSUMED her life.

CONSUMED will do just that from the first word to the last -- consume your every thought, every moment and when it does end, you will want more.

I have been a fan of author J.R. Ward's Black Dagger series but this is the first I have read of her contemporary lines and may I say -- Wow! There is a lot of emotional, head games happening in this book on many levels, by many people. I don't normally care for what might be thought of as over emotional storylines but this one is one that just grabs you and holds you in the palm of its hand and makes you keep reading. That, the first book in Ward's Firefighters series is full of action, focused on the life of firefighters, their world and the danger they live with. Add in an arsonist and you up the ante of danger.

Anne was born into a family of firefighters, struggling to please her father, who ends up not to be who she thought he was. Add into the mix her lover Danny, a bad boy but good man to have at your back during a firefight. The warehouse tragedy leaves them both feeling guilty and he endangers his health and the job he loves because of it. As they finally begin to work out their relationship again, other troubles and dangers conspire against them, as well as threaten Anne's life. If you can't trust those you thought of as brothers who can you trust?

If you love firefighters, action, romance, danger, intrigue, and a sweet, steamy, stormy romance then you really need to get CONSUMED.

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne 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 firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.

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