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Posted November 10, 2013
**reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews** Poor Velan
**reviewed for Round Table Book Reviews**
Poor Velaney! I wanted to throw her a line and pull her out of the hell that is called her life. This girl just could not catch a break.
We continue following Velaney and Eric on their journey together. It's a rough one, that's for sure. We get to find out more about both of their pasts. In Spark, we found out some of Velaney's. In Burn, we learn that Eric has a tragic past of his own. They're two damaged souls who are still able to see the good in the world.
Although this story is mainly about these two, we get to know Carissa more as well. I want her to have her own happy ending.
I couldn't have enjoyed this story any more than I did. Brooke Cumberland has a way drawing you in and falling in love with the main characters. It's a beautiful story of pain, sorrow, closure, and new beginnings. It was wonderful!
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Posted February 21, 2014
Posted February 12, 2014
Burn was the perfect sequel to Spark. Brooke Cumberland went on
Burn was the perfect sequel to Spark. Brooke Cumberland went on to show what an amazing auther she is. I really enjoyed the happilyWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
ever after she gave to Eric and Velaney.
Posted January 31, 2014
So glad I was finally able to read the rest of Laney and Eric's
So glad I was finally able to read the rest of Laney and Eric's story!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I loved Burn just as I did Spark. This one has a lot more drama for poor Velaney to go through, but you know they always say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger! By the end of this book, Laney should be superwoman.
Burn picks up right where Spark left off with the two reunited lovebirds on the plane headed to Texas with Velaney having spotted someone else she knows on the plane with them. After a couple of spottings in Texas along with some mega-hot sex in a tractor, they head on back north. Things really come to a head when Mommy Dearest comes a'calling asking Velaney to do the unthinkable. She goes against both Eric and Carissa and does what she feels is right. This causes major problems between her and Eric, but our hot, sexy firefighter wins more brownie points by giving in first and allowing them to get back together.
We learn about Eric's past in this book which explains why he has the hero complex that had him coming across as a tad stalkerish in Spark and why he is so intent on protecting Velaney and keeping her safe. Once you learn what he's been through and knowing why he is the way he is, it's so sweet and caring that you completely forgive him for ever doubting him in any way.
There's lots of back and forth in this book, same as in Spark. Velaney loves Eric, but she's still got that fight or flight mentality that seems to be stuck in flight anytime something happens. You just want to box her ears sometimes and tell her to wake up! Eric is the all-time perfect guy who is head over heels for her and would do anything at all for Velaney. He puts up with so much in this book, I feel sorry for him! There's an awful tragedy in this story that could have pulled the two of them even closer than ever, but Velaney runs and tries to deal with it alone. When she returns, she and Eric patch things up and then crap hits the fan. Eric discovers things about her past and once she learns of these hidden truths, everything in her life starts to make sense and she faces those demons head on with a shocking result! (I do feel what happens at her parents' house was majorly underplayed and unrealistic, that scene was my only complaint in both of these books. There would have been some sort of follow up with an investigation or something, but it was never mentioned again.)
Eric decides he can't live without Velaney and decides to pop the question so he whisks her away to Texas, only things go seriously wrong before they even get to land. Thankfully, he and Carissa had a chance to bond earlier in the book because they need each other to lean on as they're there to support Laney.
The book does FINALLY give us the happily ever after for Eric and Velaney that we have all been waiting for! To truly enjoy this book, you HAVE to read Spark first, otherwise you'll be totally lost. I am looking forward to reading Flame, which is Carissa's story. My only fear is it's going to be hard to top Velaney and Eric's story.
Posted October 5, 2013
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