Burned by Passion

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An Amazon #1 Bestseller in African American Romance
An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Multicultural Romance
An Amazon #1 Bestseller in African American Literature

Even good girls make mistakes.

Kira Taylor was shocked to meet her boss's handsome, long-absent son and find him even more lethal in the flesh. He'd always been just a face in a photo - ...

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Overview

An Amazon #1 Bestseller in African American Romance
An Amazon #1 Bestseller in Multicultural Romance
An Amazon #1 Bestseller in African American Literature

Even good girls make mistakes.

Kira Taylor was shocked to meet her boss's handsome, long-absent son and find him even more lethal in the flesh. He'd always been just a face in a photo - and nothing had prepared her for the way they clashed and burned when they finally met.

Blake Carter returned to America for a reunion with a father he hadn't seen since he was ten. But Blake had never bargained for falling for his father's sexy secretary, the beautiful and impressionable Kira Taylor...

Blake caught one glimpse of the gorgeous beauty from across the crowded room and felt the primal taste of desire like he'd never known. The sparks were more antagonism than attraction on her part as they collided over differences about the way he treated his father. But Blake had very strong persuasive skills when it came to bringing the vulnerable Kira to bend to his carnal passions...

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His eyes narrowed, smile disappearing once again. "You're going to come out of the tub right now; unless you want me to help you out myself?"

Glaring at him hatefully, Kira muttered feelingly, "Damn you, Blake." But he merely smiled. She knew he realized she had no choice but to give in. And the water was starting to cool uncomfortably.

He straightened, holding up the towel patiently.

Taking a deep breath, Kira rose from the water, resisting the urge to place her arms across her nudity. Even though she knew he was looking at her unabashedly. He wrapped the towel securely around her streaming body and waited until she'd stepped out onto the bathmat before surprising her by swinging her easily off her feet and into his arms, carrying her back into the bedroom.

"Really, Blake?" she muttered, instinctively wrapping her arms around his neck and fighting the pounding in her chest at how easily he'd lifted her, as if she weighed little more than a bag of feathers.

In the bedroom, he placed her gently down to stand on the thick rug and Kira instantly curled her toes into the thickness underfoot. The room was deliciously warm by now, a beautiful June night in London. What wasn't great though was Blake doing the unexpected and whipping the towel off her slightly damp body. Kira gasped.

She felt too paralyzed with shock to move. What on earth...?

"Why would you wish to deny me the pleasure of seeing your gorgeous body, Kira?" he asked softly, head cocked to one side. He held her gaze with almost hypnotic intensity. "You're unbelievably beautiful and now you're mine."

Kira didn't know what to say. She felt outraged, and...well, a bit gooey in places as she let his words wash over her. She'd sworn to herself he'd never again get a glimpse of her without her clothes on but she couldn't have foreseen this scenario.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781492236061
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 8/19/2013
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

An Amazon "Most Popular Author" in African American Romance.

Dez Burke grew up in rural Alabama and spent most summers reading worn copies of her Grandmother's Harlequin Romances. Even as a young girl, she noticed the absence of African American characters. So today, she writes hot, steamy romance books featuring black women and gorgeous men of all races.

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  • Posted October 3, 2013

    I received this book in exchange for my honest review. This

    I received this book in exchange for my honest review.




    This a short, but intriguing book. I liked it a lot. Dez Burke created a story that you can compare to the real life, but at the same time seeing from the point of view of someone else. Our main character, Kira goes throw a lot in her live. From suffering because of her history, from social problems because people are still racists, from social problems as well. Let’s just say, because Kira it’s a strong black independent women, life hasn't been easy for her. She has a boyfriend but something it’s kind of missing. 




    One day, at work, Kira sees her bosses son in a picture and she falls in love instantly. But what can she do? She has a boyfriend...But, after she meets face to face with Blake, the bosses son, there is nothing else they can do....instant love it’s a little thing to say. So, decide to separate from their current lovers to give a try. From there everything changes.




    I don’t want to give spoilers away. Just the read the book and you wont regret it. For me, this wont be the last time I will read a book written by Dez Burkes.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 9, 2013

    Wow! Once again, Dez Burke has delivered a sizzling hot romance!

    Wow! Once again, Dez Burke has delivered a sizzling hot romance! Loved it! Probably tied as my favorite with her book "Gents 4 Ladies."

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    I love this author but this is my not favorite.  I don't feel li

    I love this author but this is my not favorite.  I don't feel like the characters were really developed, it felt rushed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2013

    When Kira first lays eyes on a picture of her bosses son Blake s

    When Kira first lays eyes on a picture of her bosses son Blake she is instantly attracted but at the same time has a boyfriend and doesn't want the hassle of an inter-racial relationship. 




    Blake wants Kira from the moment he sees her across the room, even when he thinks she is his dads date. 




    Kira and Blake have a lot to overcome to get to the happy ever after at the end, will assumptions and misunderstandings ruin that chance?




    I liked the story this book had to tell, I loved the way that Blake and Kira overcome some pretty ingrained conditioning to make their love work. I thought that some parts of the story could have been filled out a bit more and found some of the imagery a bit wordy, however the story as a whole is good and it was a quick read. A lot is made in this book about the concerns of Kira about an interracial relationship and I loved that with Blake it was never even a thought that concerned him he fell for Kira not the color of her skin but the content of her soul. 




    I received this book in exchange for my honest review.

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    Posted August 11, 2013

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