Thursday, September 17, 2015

Controlled Burn for Nikki Duncan

Hardened by scars. Softened by heart. Melded by fire.

Petite in stature but not in attitude, Delancey Winston put her fellow firefighters’ doubts to rest when she carried a half-burned man out of an arson fire. But she can’t shake the need to learn more about the haunting power of the man in her dreams—the one she pulled from a dead woman’s side to save.

Even more disturbing is the power of newly awakened memories she’s tried to bury.

Logan Mathis lost more than his accounting firm that day. He lost his beloved sister, his only remaining family. Now, his days filled with painful skin grafts and therapy, he works to avoid people. Until he runs into the woman who saved his life, who seems to see beyond his scars.

Slowly, Delancey’s generosity of spirit begins healing Logan from the inside. But their connection resurrects memories Logan would rather forget. Memories that could make Logan a target of someone who’s still trying to burn away his tracks.

Warning: The damsel saves the dude, and that’s not a spoiler. It’s a clue that things are about to get hot. Really hot.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary Jo☆☆☆
Delancey has had a hard life albeit a privileged one. After a traumatic turn of events, she becomes a firefighter to help others the way she was helped.

Logan's life has been a series of unfortunate events. His parents were killed, he and his sister went sent to live with an abusive uncle and then into the foster system. Now he's been injured in a fire, he's certain the cloud of doom is permanent.

What worked/what didn't: What didn't work for me was the fact that Logan didn't seem to have any friends or colleagues to help him after the fire. I understand Delancey's relationship with her parents is strained, but I would think that when going through a traumatic event, you would want your family around even if they are for the most part patronizing.

Part of a Series: Scarred Hearts

Days once filled with heart stopping puppy chases and aborted hangings of Vampire Barbie now resound with the high notes and low notes, the trills and vibratos, and the dynamics of two budding musicians in the hectic life of Nikki Duncan. The athletic equestrian turned creaky jointed author is drawn to the siren song of a fresh storyline.

Nikki Duncan plots tragedies over breakfast, sexual adventures over lunch and turns to sensual phrases after dinner. Every story greets her with the anticipation and pleasurable excitement of unraveling her characters’ motivation and keeps her writing well past the witching hour.

The only anxiety and apprehension tormenting this author comes from pondering a heartfelt outcome to satisfy her characters and readers.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Controlled Burn (Scarred Hearts #1) for Nikki Duncan to read and review.

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