ARC Review + Giveaway: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
Hope Flames

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: January 7, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320


“I love friends to lovers stories and HOPE FLAMES does that to perfection!” ~Under the Covers

Jaci Burton has a knack for writing stories that draw you in and leave you with an urge to pack your bags and move right into the towns where her characters exist.  The town of Hope is no different.

We first met some of the residents of the town in the prequel for this series.  I have to admit I was much excited about HOPE FLAMES because it deals with animals.  Yes, I’m a sucker for these types of stories!  And Jaci does them so well!

And what can draw you in more than a young woman trying to make it on her own in a new town taking over a loved vet practice and a hot and sexy deputy 🙂 Complete win with me with the setup and execution.  Both characters are interesting.  Luke is the typical guy not looking for a committed relationship after a not so great previous one, but he can’t resist the charm of the new vet in town after she takes care of his police dog.

Emma is also a heroine type I like.  Just a little bit damaged, not quite kick ass but independent and determined to go for what she wants.  Even if that means going against her carefully laid plans of not getting involved with a guy and just focusing on work.

This book is all about the sweet romance.  How they first build a relationship based on a friendship, get to know each other, and even though they are both not looking for something serious the slow build up to their HEA was the best.

I love friends to lovers stories and HOPE FLAMES does that to perfection!  But I have to admit I can’t wait to see more of the rest of the town. Their gossiping and meddling could be annoying in real life but I love reading about it.  And I love visiting with the previous couple from the prequel.  I need more Hope, and soon!!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.


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Tessa F

Great review.

Diana Huffer

This is a great review. I’ve always been a sucker for a book with a dog on the cover! 😉 Jaci’s books have always had great descriptions that make you want to move in with the characters! 🙂

Amy R

I love Jaci Burton’s books and I will be reading Hope Flames this week.


Can’t wait for this to come out!


love the review sounds good


I’m very excited about Jaci’s new series and I like stories where both the characters are reluctant to start a relationship.

Christina G

Love Jaci’s writing. Hope Flames looks to be just as wonderful!


Nice review. I saw this book somewhere else and wanted to read it. Now I’ve written it down so I don’t forget to keep an eye out for it and other Hope novels.


This looks and sounds fantastic!!! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

Leanna h

Love Jaci Burtons books. I read the prequel in Hot Summer Nights. I love books with animals!


Love Jaci’s books and after reading the review, it sounds like a great sweet romance read. Doesn’t hurt that the book has a dog in it…I am a dog fan!

Zita R

This book sounds good, love books with dogs in them! Thanks for the give-away.

Cheryl Sanders

Great review. Sounds amazing! I love Jaci Burton’s writing style 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway.

elizabeth gray

I am so behind on reading Jaci’s books, but will certainly be adding this one to the pile.

Carin W

Love Jaci’s books! I love your reviews as well 😀


I got my copy today…can’t wait to read it!

Lisa S

I had not heard of this author yet…Now I can’t wait to read her books!! Great review.

Karen G.

Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this new release, I enjoyed reading them. I also love a friend to lovers story and when you add in a puppy I really can’t resisit! =D

bertie welck

can’t wait to read this one


I love worlds or towns in this case where you feel as though you could just move right in! Really speaks volumes for the authors world building skills!

Pansy Petal

Love Jaci Burton! This sounds like a sweet romance. Thank you for sharing. Adding to my wish list.

I love all of Jaci’s books. I can’t wait to read this one too. And hello hot cover!

jodi marinich

cant wait to read this

Ruth S.

I can’t wait to read this book! Get interview. 🙂


thanks for the giveaway!

Linda Townsend

I love the review and that one of the characters is a veterinarian. I love animals.

Lori Meehan

I can’t wait to read. I love the cover.

Krysten M

I’ll try anything from Jaci Burton! I’ve been waiting for this one for awhile now 🙂


Interesting premise

Kathleen O

Looking forward to starting a new Jaci Burton series.. Good way to start the new year.

Diane Sallans

I love small town stories! That cover is perfect with a hunk and a handsome fur-baby!


I love books with animals and vets. I can’t wait to read this. Thanks for the review.

Sharlene Wegner

Great review! I have been looking forward to this book since reading the anthology story last summer.

Kim Perry

Great review! I really enjoy the friends to lovers stories!

robin the book nerd

SOunds like a Good Book.

Kim M

What was the prequel? I didn’t know there was a prequel.

Under the Covers Book Blog

The anthology Hot Summer Nights.


Lovely review, thank you for sharing!


k I read one book by jaci burton and thought it was just ok so I’ve been reluctant to try another…however she has some of the HOTTEST covers!…thanks for the review francesca

Lisa Richards

I’ve had this one on my radar since I read the first blurb on it

Under the Covers Book Blog

Thanks ladies! I’m a sucker for animals too, and dogs just have a way of weaving their way into the heart of the reader. So that was a def plus for me. 🙂


Love the review and I absolutely love the cover! Definitely have to check this one out!

Barbara Ann

What a great review. This looks like a love story I’d enjoy based on your review! Thank you.

Lisa W

Jaci’s are always a fun read

Jen B.

I love friends to lover stories and I am a total sucker for animals. This sounds really good. Thanks for the review.

GR Hovorka

A hottie with an adorable animal? I’m already in love. I love Jaci Burton and this looks like another great one!

Texas Book Lover

Love all of Jaci’s other books so I am really looking forward to this new series by her!

Sue G.

I loved Hope Smolders in the Hot Summer Nights anthology and can’t wait to read this one too!

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