Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: Burn for Me by Lauren Blakely

Burn for Me by Lauren Blakely
Published June 9, 2014 by Entangled Brazen

About the book:
She’s the one fire he can’t put out…Jamie Lansing has had it bad for firefighter Smith Grayson for as long as they’ve been friends. Yes, he’s ridiculously charming and she might stare a little too long at his abs, but his dirty-talking, rough-around-the-edges ways aren’t for her. Plus, she knows that as a serial dater, Smith isn’t the type to settle down. But then a terrible, fantastic, mind-blowing mistake leaves her body craving more than one night.Smith Grayson has only ever had eyes for one woman in town—his best friend Jamie. But convincing her a relationship between them will work is next to impossible with her refusing to see beyond his past. But when she asks for a week of no-strings-attached sex to get him out of her system, Smith knows this is his one chance to prove he’s not just the man she needs in her bed, but the man she needs in her life.

My Thoughts:
If you're looking for a quick, hot read with a sexy firefighter/construction worker - this one will do the trick!

Jamie and Smith have been friends for years. And while Jamie is a sweet bookworm (I LOVED that about her, of course!), Smith is the complete opposite and known as the guy who changes girlfriends on a regular basis. She values their friendship and tries to hide her attraction to him because she doesn't want to get involved with someone she thinks is a commitment-phobe and who would definitely break her heart.

But then one night they give in to their attraction for each other and now that she's had a piece, she wants the whole pie. But only for a week - because she's still afraid of getting too close and having her heart broken. And Smith wants more than just a no strings week with her - he wants her heart and is determined to prove to her that he's not the same guy she's pegged him for. Ultimately they have to decide if what they have is worth pursing long term or will it end up breaking both of their hearts.

Short and steamy - this book was just what I needed to get out of the book funk I was in last week. I really enjoyed their banter and of course all of the sexy times were fantastic. It didn't feel rushed because they were already friends and the author made me feel like their relationship was well established before they first got 'together'. These two sizzle off the pages and it made for a perfect quick read.

ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 Suns

Author Bio:
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting, The Thrill of It, and Every Second With You, Night After Night and After This Night. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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  1. Brazen has the best stories! I honestly don't know how many times I've said that about Brazen titles! LOL And the hot covers of course! I can't wait to get around to this one, and meet Jamie and Smith. Their romance sounds hot and explosive, which is always a good thing in stories like this. Plus, it features a best friends to more type of romance, which I absolutely ADORE! I'm looking forward to this! Glad you enjoyed this quick, sexy read, Brandie! Wonderful review! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair