I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Released: May 7 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Brotherhood by Fire #1
Published by Berkley
“…felt a bit forgettable to me.”
~ Under the Covers
When I saw that Jaci Burton was starting a new series and it would be about firefighters, I was super excited. I feel like I haven’t read enough firefighter romances and Jaci Burton can always deliver on a sweet and sexy story.
There were several things about HOT TO THE TOUCH that I enjoyed, but others felt a bit forgettable to me. I loved all the characters we were introduced to in this first installment. The two main characters as well as the side characters, who I’m excited to read books about. But probably my favorite aspect of this story is the found family bond. The hero has 2 brothers but they are brothers by choice. They met as children on the streets trying to survive and formed their own little family since then until they were adopted all together. Ms. Burton writes families and friendships so well and this was another perfect example of that.
What I think was a bit lackluster for me was the conflict. While I enjoy that Ms. Burton’s stories tend to be low on angst and sometimes low on conflict, I couldn’t help but feel this one felt like a made up conflict that I just couldn’t quite comprehend why it would be such a big deal keeping them apart. So I was missing some of the real tension throughout this story.
That being said, I did enjoy the chemistry between our two main characters. I liked the heroine most of all because she’s made something of herself without forgetting where she came from and wanting to give back.
If you’re in the mood for a sweet and laid back story that will introduce you to some hot firefighters, be sure to pick this one up. I for one can’t wait for the next installment in the series.
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