Thursday, January 23, 2014
Book review: Hope Flames (Hope #1) by Jaci Burton
Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she's not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.
That's fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he's devoted to the only faithful companion in his life--his police dog. Still, there's something about Emma he can't shake.
When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they're giving each other something they thought they'd lost forever...hope.
This was a book i bought this past weekend. I have heard alot about Jaci Burton newest series and was happy to find it in the store in paperback and try it. Bother Emma and Luke have past relationship issues with Emma's being the most serious by far. We're left guessing for quite a while as to what happened to Emma and for a woman her age I'm surprised at how much she blamed herself still. Her professor boyfriend was a douche and i rarely use that word to describe people. She gave up years of her life to this guy who threatened her and stole her life pretty much. Luke was married to the wrong woman. She was selfish and only thought of herself. It takes two in a marriage but at some point you have to move on. In this story that's what they both struggle with still. Moving on with their lives. They are perfect for each other and have similar interests and are thoughtful of the other person. They go on pretending they are in this non relationship that everyone around them sees them as a couple. Emma's ex boyfriend comes into the picture late and kind of feels like a after thought. He could've had a bigger role as a threat to Emma but was just tossed in at the end. The story was good and i loved all the characters but i kept losing interest and it took me all weekend to read this when i thought i would've been done sooner. It just didn't hit anything in me to make me want to sit and read it in one sitting. I kept wanting to set it down. I've enjoyed other books by Jaci Burton so i think it might just be this particular book and i plan to give the next book in this series a try when it comes out. Just didn't quite work for me.
Find out more about this series and Jaci Burton on her website here www.jaciburton.com