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.
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
Anne Ashburn is a woman
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.
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.
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.