Burnout (A Legal Heat Novella)

Burnout (A Legal Heat Novella)

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by Sarah Castille
     
 

She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.


Rookie cop, Sophie Nichols, knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker, Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion.

At least, that was the

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She vowed to uphold the law.
He’s determined to break it.
Together, they just might bend the rules.


Rookie cop, Sophie Nichols, knows the dangers of a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. Unable to resist the pull of cocky, badass biker, Ace Logan, she indulges in one steamy night of raw, unbridled passion.

At least, that was the plan…

As the new sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC, Ace doesn’t need complications in his life—especially a curvy, captivating cop with a kick-ass attitude who has the power to wreak havoc on his club. So why can’t he stay away?

When Sophie’s brother is kidnapped by a ruthless criminal gang, Ace might be her only hope to find him. But once he has the rookie in his arms, he’ll never let her go. Now, Sophie must make a choice: break the law or break her heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940152822724
Publisher:
Sarah Castille
Publication date:
04/03/2016
Series:
Legal Heat , #3
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
10,796
File size:
333 KB

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Burnout (A Legal Heat Novella) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
It was a great read...really wish it would of been longer
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was another good read by Sarah castille. Can't wait for the next in the sinners tribe series
Buecherwurm161 More than 1 year ago
A Good Read. I got this book through NetGalley in exchange for a review, which I am happy to provide. This is my first book by this Author and I really wanted to like it more. It started of very promising but I quickly found some of the behavior of our heroine questionable, and once you loose the thread of a believable storyline it makes it less enjoyable to read for me. Since it was a Novella the book moved along at a steady pace almost too fast, there was plenty of action and some very steamy romance, however the ending was very predictable. Overall still a nice read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good spicy hot read!! Awesome author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thus was a great MC book. Sophie was a very strong female character . Ace was a HOT bad boy who happened to meet her at her brothers place. This book was very affordable only 99 cents. Hurry and grab your copy. This series gets better each book. Great job Sarah! characters . Ace wasn't your typical MC member he was much more .
Majorly_Delicious More than 1 year ago
This installment may be a novella in length but packs the heat of her full length novels. Sophie Nichols has just transfered to the Vancouver PD to be closer to her brother and to get away from her ex. Her first night at her new home Sophie goes to a party to meet up with her brother where she meets Ace Logan, Sergeant at Arms for Rogue Riders MC. Ace is pure alpha male and has a smoking hot body and aura that Sophie can't resist. When Sophie's brother asks Ace to watch over and protect her until he can figure out a way to get himself out of trouble he readily agrees. Sophie decides Ace is just the man she needs to get her mind off things for one night problem is one night just doesn't seem to be enough for either of them. When she finds out just how much danger her brother is in Sophia turns to Ace and his MC to help her rescue her brother when her fellow boys in blue let her down. Sophia and Ace had great chemistry together and I loved how strong and independent Sophie was. I would highly recommend this book to anyone looking for a steamy MC read. I received this book compliments of the publisher in exchange for my honest review and opinon. All ratings and opinions stated are my own.
cntrygirlzroc More than 1 year ago
Sophie is a cop. Sophie was married but her ex is in jail after almost killing her, so she moves to be closer to her brother. Ace is an outlaw biker who grew up on foster care and doesn't believe in love. They meet at her brothers party but she doesn't know all the illegal things. She agrees to a one night stand but Ace wants more. When her brother is kidnapped, the cops don't want to help so she turns to Ace and his club. Sophie has to learn to trust her instincts and Ace has to decide if he wants a life with Sophie without the club. Awesome story. Hot biker. Sexy cop. Sex in various places. *RECEIVED A COPY FROM NETGALLEY*
TheBunny1 More than 1 year ago
***ARC Provided by the author and NetGalley*** MC books are one of the romance genres that need to be really good in order to work as both MC books and as romance novels, or in this case, novellas. This one was good. Sophie was interesting, and it is always great to see the female lead in a romance be fully able to take care of herself. Ace was interesting, in the rough alpha way that the MC heroes often are. But also sweet and Sarah Castille did a good job keeping the balance of the 2. While with a novella it is hard to fully invest in the characters, this one was worth the read. The plot was a little predictable and you had a pretty good idea exactly what was going on with her brother, but as this was not really a huge focus of the story, this was not an issue. The writing was strong with no issues with dialog that seemed odd or stilted. Overall, it was enjoyable.
Maja_Vo More than 1 year ago
Burnout is a refreshing read about how two completely different people, from two opposite worlds can come together and build something incredible. The moment I read the blurb I was intrugued by the story behind it and now I'm so glad I gave it a try. You see, this story is not your typical MC book where club business and that lifestyle is in the front of the story, heck no, it's about how one lost man, who happens to be the sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC helps a woman in need, Sophie, who's a real bada** cop. I loved Sophie. Her past was terrible and I was glad to see she had someone to help her get through that difficult time. She had her moments but aside from that I really liked how sassy, smart, super loyal to her brother (even when he didn't deserve it) and witty she could be. Especially her comeback lines to Hunter were simply awesome and they sure gave me a laugh. And as for Ace, most of the time I did like him but there was just that one scene where I simply had to think 'Men, what fascinating and yet stupid creatures!'. But he did manage to redeem himself as the story progressed. Also, the fact that he knew what to do with a real woman brough him some points for sure. ;) They made a great yet unusual pair and worked well together on getting Sophie's brother back. The sacrifice Ace made at the end was unbelievable and so swoon worthy. But I was still very grateful how the author concluded their journey. This is definitely a short and at times sweet read I'd recommend!
mamalovestoread22 More than 1 year ago
After a devastating divorce and almost losing her life Sophie Nichols decides the only way to get over her past is to make a change, so she leaves everything familiar behind for a fresh new start in a new city, with a new job. After being held captive for so long she is looking forward to being free to make her own choices, and live her life on her terms. She is known for always doing the right thing, but right now her mind is telling her she needs to let go and live a little, even if it is only for one night, and her inner wild side is telling her that a no strings attached fling might just be what she needs to put her ex-husband behind her once and for all. So, when she spots a very appealing stranger, with dangerous written all over him, at her brothers party she begins to think about making him her one night companion, now she just has to find her inner bad girl and make her move... As Sergeant-at-arms for the Rogue Riders MC, Ace Logan is expected to keep everyone in line and make sure they follow the rules, but one look at sexy cop Sophie Nichols and he's ready to abandon his post, and be and rule breaker. He knows that they are from different worlds, and being with her is not a good idea at all, but when her life is put in danger and her brother hires him to keep her safe he has no other choice then to be with her. He's knows mixing business with pleasure is against the rules, so he tries his best to resist her, but she just isn't wanting to take no for an answer, and his resolve to be good is slipping away... From the moment I started this book, I knew I had discovered something truly special, I was barely three sentences into the story and I immediately felt a connection to the characters, and felt myself being drawn into Ace and Sophie's world. The moment Ace entered the picture I knew he was going to be a force to be reckoned with, and definitely a character that would stay with me long after the story was over. There is just something about a smooth, dirty talking bad boy that I cannot deny, each sexy word he uttered hit me to the core, made me weak in the knees, and had me swooning like a fool! This is by far one of the most impressive, and most memorable first reads I have had the pleasure of reading in quite a while, and I cannot wait to get my hands on more sexy little reads from this very talented author!! If you like your fairy tales a little on the naughty side and equipped with a dirty talking alpha that aims to please, then look no further... Ace Logan is DEFINITELY your man!!! His sexy one liners will leave you gasping for air, have you tingling in all the right places, and make you forget every one of your other book boyfriends ever existed!! ARC requested through NetGalley, and kindly provided by Barclay Publicity in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
kgagnon More than 1 year ago
This Legal Heat Novella doesn't skimp on heat or on heart! Sophie Nichols moved to Vancouver to escape the regrets of a failed marriage. She works as a police officer because she loves rules and order. But when she meets arrogant but sexy outlaw biker, Ace Logan, at her brother's party, she can't help but be drawn to him. He was everything her ex wasn't, strong, and commanding with a body made for sin. But he was an outlaw and criminals and cops didn't mix, did they? Ace couldn't help but notice beautiful and sexy Sophie. But it was her sass, and confidence that made him want more from her and himself. Could he convince her to break some rules and give him more? Ace and Sophie were fun together. Their banter was witty and they had great chemistry. Ace had a surprising romantic side leading to some very steamy and hot sex. There is some suspense and drama and a few twists keeping you engaged throughout. This story had it all, great character growth, interesting secondary characters, intrigue and hot & steamy love scenes. I usually am not a fan of novellas but Ms. Castille has successfully demonstrated how a short story should be written.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Castille does MCs like no other! Hot and fast, with a huge heaping of emotion. Castille presents a tightly woven plot that was exciting from the first to the very last. I found the conclusion extremely satisfying. That’s not to say that what came between the covers wasn’t also fantastic. The fast paced plot didn’t let up for a second. At the same time, it wasn’t just action. Romance and heat lit up the pages as I got caught up in all of the emotions surrounding me. Talk about an odd mix of characters that fit together perfectly. I enjoy the fact that the main character in this novel wants the camaraderie of the MC without the 1% stigmata; the brothers and the loyalty without the underworld aspect. Yet he still has the Alpha male aura that we expect from an MC sergeant-at-arms. Countered by a heroine walking a fine line between her desires and being a good cop this cast was absolutely fantastic. Castile has once again created an unforgettable novel that I’ll never get enough of. It’s a one of a kind tale that can be read both as part of the series or on its own. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.25 stars--BURNOUT is the re-release of a contemporary, adult novella by Sarah Castille originally found in the February 2014 RIDING DESIRE anthology. BURNOUT is an erotic romance story line belonging to Sarah’s LEGAL HEAT series. This is Vancouver police officer Sophie Nichols, and Sargent at Arms/ Rogue Riders MC member Ace Logan’s story. BURNOUT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Told from dual third person perspectives BURNOUT follows the forbidden relationship between police officer Sophie Nichols, and MC member Ace Logan. Sophie’s transfer to Vancouver from the Toronto PD finds our heroine embroiled in a drug war where her younger brother is a major player and held for ransom by a local gang. What ensues is the building relationship between Ace and Sophie, and Sophie’s determination to rescue her brother-at all costs. Sophie finds herself asking for help from the local MC, and with it comes the man who calls to her heart. BURNOUT is a quick read; a fast paced build to love; a story of insta-lust/love where our leading couple find themselves on both sides of the law. The rush to the finish is less than satisfying; and with it comes too many unanswered questions, missing details and information about the players in question, and unbelievable plot points that are hard to believe or accept especially as it pertained to the MC. The world building is awash with graphic sexual situations and strong adult language. There is some violence although most of the action is behind the scenes. BURNOUT is an entertaining read but one that left me frustrated due to the lack of information and resolution, and the questionable credibility of the MC trope and the resulting outcome of the story line premise.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
A cop and a biker – shouldn’t work. That said, I often read a book for the fantasy element in a romance rather than its reality quotient - this is a book that fits that bill for me because not much of the book seemed “real” but it was a fun, steamy read with a HEA to finish it off. Both Ace and Sophie had pasts that left scars, neither was looking for more than a one night stand, both were charmed by the other though neither wanted to be, both were torn by their ties to groups they belonged to, both wanted what was best in the long run for those they cared about. I won’t go into details about the story BUT will say I enjoyed the book. I am very curious about Kickstand and Ryder and what will happen to the club in the future. I have read one book by this author in the past, “Sinner’s Steel” and have to say it grabbed me more than this novella BUT both were good in their own ways. Thank you to NetGalley and Barclay Publicity for the copy of this book to read and review. 3.5 Stars