Burn For You (Outback Skies #2)
Harsh, rugged and unforgiving, the Australian Outback is the perfect place for Evan Alexander to hide. Up in the air, fighting fires from the cockpit of his helicopter, no one sees the scars that run clear down to his soul.
When a massive fire breaks out in a nearby national park, Wallaby Ridge becomes a media staging ground, and Evan’s daring piloting skills the center of attention. Evan finds it easy to dodge every reporter—except one. A woman from his past.
Jenna McGrath can’t believe the quiet, withdrawn man declared a hero is the same arrogant, cocky pilot she fell in love with six years ago. A cruel betrayal caused Jenna to remove herself from his world, but she’s never been able to erase him from her memories.
Their long-suppressed attraction reignites, but the walls Evan has built around himself are high. And while Jenna easily overlooks the scars on his body, she begins to wonder if molten desire is enough to melt the emotional scars binding his heart.
Themes: erotica, contemporary
Rating: 3.75 stars
I have always been drawn to this author’s writing, inexplicably, and even though I am always left wishing they were twice as long (at least), I have enjoyed every story of hers I have read and I especially loved her works with other authors, like Vivian Arend. But I cannot express how much I wish these stories were longer! Some of her works are almost full novel length and having that much insane hotness is just the ticket on a rainy Sunday afternoon kicked back on the couch with your favorite companions (be they two legged or four). And need I mention that these are set in AUSTRALIA, home of the hottest and most rugged men around? Nah I think you get the idea. This story, the second in a series that revolves around some seriously reclusive men that have been hurt in the past and the women that capture their hearts, is one that had me in tears almost as much as it had me heating up from the passion. The physical drama interwoven so beautifully with the emotional turmoil gives the story just that right amount of edge to drive the passion up even higher.
Evan and Jenna have a past, one that is a bit dark and the betrayals and traumas they’ve experienced have each led them to very different places, but ultimately still back into each other’s lives. When Jenna and Evan are thrust together by his heroic fire fighting there is no way that Jenna can resist the sensual man that has always haunted her dreams and memories? Seeing them come together is explosive, but when Jenna is forced to deal with the physical and emotional scars that Evan carries from his past, she is determined to make him see that she can handle anything as long as he is with her. The doubts, that have driven him so far out of the limelight that not even a shadow comes off him, have made Evan into a man unsure of himself and even more unsure of the one woman that has haunted him for years, through marriage, divorce, near-death, and the excruciating comeback from the edge. Thankfully, Jenna is stubborn and Evan has some good friends who can talk sense into him so he doesn’t lose the best thing to ever happen to him. I must say for being so short there was a LOT of drama and sensuality packed into so few pages, which is a true trademark of this author. I cannot wait for the rest of the guys’ group to find their match and their HEA. The series is shaping up to be truly great and I am already salivating for the rest of the books, including –fingers crossed—Ryan’s story! (Please don’t forget him Lexxie!!) Another erotic masterpiece with all the heart and steam that you could ever wish for from a story set in the Australian outback.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review. No compensation was provided.