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Hope Ignites, by Jaci Burton

15 Apr

Hope Ignites coverJaci Burton’s Hope series are contemporary romances set in a small town. While I confess that I’m pretty much over this setup, I have liked Ms Burton’s writing for a good long time, so I was all set to like these books regardless. There was, however, a bit of a glitch.

The first one, “Hope Smolders,” is a novella that was originally released as part of the Hot Summer Nights anthology. Because I’m not a fan of any of the other authors there, I didn’t get it. Eventually, as it’s becoming more common, it was released on its own digitally, and at some point after that it I finally bought it.

In the meantime, Hope Flames and Hope Ignites had already made their way into my print TBR, so that when I finally had the first story at my fingertips, I read them in order–last month.

Which means I’m probably cheating by reviewing it for this month’s TBR Challenge *hanging head in shame* Look, people, I’m a bit desperate here, and while I dislike reviewing books in a series out of order, plus I’m actually typing this review on TBR Challenge day…well, let’s just get on with it, shall we?

Hope Ignites, by Jaci Burton

I’m going to start this by stating that it’s very difficult to write a review for a book that you find competent and fairly easy to read, but in which you don’t find anything particularly remarkable. Therefore, please do forgive me if this isn’t as cohesive or as impassioned as other reviews.

This particular story involves the brother of a previous hero, a rancher who is fairly reclusive. Not quite a hermit, but definitely not someone fond of noise, bustle and crowds. Even regular visits to nearby Hope, which is very much a small town (emphasis on small) are a bother he would be quite happy to live without. The female protagonist is an up and coming actress, which would lead both Logan and the reader to assume Desiree is a city girl through and through.

Here’s the blurb from my print copy, and you can read a decently sized excerpt at the author’s website here:
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“Show Me” by Jaci Burton

8 Aug

“Show Me”, by Jaci Burton

Published in electronic format by Samhain as part of the Sneak Peek duet, “Show Me” is one of Ms Burton’s erotic romances. As such, it contains graphic language and sexual scenes, and should be avoided by all minors as well as by adults with objections to either.

Here is the blurb from the publisher’s site: Continue reading

Riding on Instinct, by Jaci Burton

4 Apr

Riding on Instinct, by Jaci Burton

 

The third title in Ms Burton’s Wild Riders series, Riding on Instinct tells the story of Spencer King, who played an important secondary rôle in the events narrated in Riding Temptation, the previous novel (review here).

To recap, the Wild Riders are a group of unconventional covert operators who, because of their rather unconventional backgrounds, are able to take on missions that more formal government outfits cannot. In this case, because an unidentified DEA agent is suspected of aiding drug smugglers, the Wild Riders are a logical choice for the assignment. And since this would be Shadoe Grayson’s first mission-and she has an eidetic memory-she’s a perfect foil.

It is important to note that all novels in the Wild Riders series are erotic romance published by Berkley’s Heat imprint, which means the adult content includes graphic sex and language. All minors, as well as adults who object to either, should avoid this novel (and probably the review as well). Continue reading

Riding Temptation, by Jaci Burton

7 Oct

Riding Temptation, by Jaci Burton

 

Second installment in Ms Burton’s Wild Riders series, published by Berkley Heat, Riding Temptation follows Díaz Delgado and Jessie Matthews during an undercover investigation in weapon smuggling.

The Wild Riders are a number of bikers—dudes and dudettes *tip o’ the helmet to Ms Burton*—who are in fact undercover federal agents working in tandem with other federal agencies (ATF in this case) by penetrating different bike gangs wherever illegal activities are suspected.

The usual warning: this series is considered erotic romance, which means that there’s graphic language and sexual behaviour. Minors and those who are bothered by either should skip these. Continue reading