Hope Ignites

Hope Ignites

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by Jaci Burton
     
 

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Flames and the hot new Play-by-Play novel, Melting the Ice, comes an all-new novel of small-town romance, second chances, and hope…

When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn’t expect Desiree Jenkins, the young, sought-after star, to be so open, so

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Flames and the hot new Play-by-Play novel, Melting the Ice, comes an all-new novel of small-town romance, second chances, and hope…

When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn’t expect Desiree Jenkins, the young, sought-after star, to be so open, so down-to-earth, or so intimately interested in him. But the last thing a loner like Logan needs is a distraction like Des, who wouldn’t understand what it’s like to live peacefully off the land. 

But it’s Logan who doesn’t understand. What Des wants is an escape from paparazzi and gossip columns, and she’s found it at Logan’s ranch. Now it’s up to her to prove that she’s like any other girl looking to be accepted for who she is. And she’s hoping that it’s by this real-life cowboy who has everything it takes—and more—to give her the kind of happily ever after that can’t be found in the movies.

“Jaci Burton’s books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a lovable heroine, and an adorable dog—prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton’s amazing new small-town romance series.”—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Hope Flames

“Jaci Burton’s books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a lovable heroine, and an adorable dog—prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton’s amazing new small-town romance series.”—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play Novels

“[Jaci Burton] delivers the passionate, inventive, sexually explicit love scenes that fans expect….However, [it] isn't just about hot sex. Burton offers plenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven story.”—USA Today

“One of the strongest sports romance series available.”—Dear Author

“Ms. Burton has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw….Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor.”—Smexy Book Reviews

“The characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfect.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Holy Smokes! I am pretty sure I saw steam rising from every page.”—Fresh Fiction

“Hot, hot, hot! Romance at its best! Highly recommended! Very steamy.”—Coffee Table Reviews

“As usual, Jaci Burton delivers flawed, but endearing characters, a strong romance and an engaging plot all wrapped up in one sexy package.”—Romance Novel News

“Burton knocks it out of the park…With snappy back-and-forth dialogue as well as hot, sweaty and utterly engaging bedroom play, readers will not be able to race through this book fast enough!”—RT Book Reviews

 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425259771
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/25/2014
Series:
A Hope Novel Series, #2
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
98,628
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher

Praise for Hope Flames

“Jaci Burton’s books are always sexy, romantic, and charming! A hot hero, a lovable heroine, and an adorable dog—prepare to fall in love with Jaci Burton’s amazing new small-town romance series.”—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

Praise for Jaci Burton’s Play-by-Play Novels

“[Jaci Burton] delivers the passionate, inventive, sexually explicit love scenes that fans expect….However, [it] isn't just about hot sex. Burton offers plenty of emotion and conflict in a memorable relationship-driven story.”—USA Today

“One of the strongest sports romance series available.”—Dear Author

“Ms. Burton has a way of writing intense scenes that are both sensual and raw….Plenty of romance, sexy men, hot steamy loving, and humor.”—Smexy Book Reviews

“The characters are incredible. They are human and complex and real and perfect.”—Night Owl Reviews

“Holy Smokes! I am pretty sure I saw steam rising from every page.”—Fresh Fiction

“Hot, hot, hot! Romance at its best! Highly recommended! Very steamy.”—Coffee Table Reviews

“As usual, Jaci Burton delivers flawed, but endearing characters, a strong romance and an engaging plot all wrapped up in one sexy package.”—Romance Novel News

“Burton knocks it out of the park…With snappy back-and-forth dialogue as well as hot, sweaty and utterly engaging bedroom play, readers will not be able to race through this book fast enough!”—RT Book Reviews

 

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Meet the Author

Jaci Burton is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author who lives in Oklahoma with her husband and dogs. She has three grown children who are all scattered around the country having lives of their own. A lover of sports, Jaci can often tell what season it is by what sport is being played. She watches entirely too much television, including an unhealthy amount of reality TV. When she isn’t on deadline, which is often, Jaci can be found at her local casino, trying to become a millionaire (so far, no luck). She’s a total romantic and loves a story with a happily ever after, which you’ll find in all her books.

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Hope Ignites 4.3 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 46 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters & the chemistry. Full of passion from beginning to end. Des was a great fit for Logan. I actually think it was the best one from this series, having read them all. I could not put this book down. Definitely a re-read. I'm at the edge of my seat waiting for the next one. Even though all of the books in this series were great reads, I liked the fact that they could be stand alones, while at the same time, including the other characters within this great story. Outstanding! A must buy!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great blend of Hollywood and life on a ranch. Love the chemistry between Des and Logan. Didn't want to put the book down. Read it in one day.
BooksnKisses More than 1 year ago
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4 1/2 REVIEW:  Love love love Jaci!!! She always knows how to pull me into a story and make me fall in love with the characters. Jaci also always make it so easy for me to want to strangle the characters at times too. And Hope Ignites is no difference.  I loved Logan. He is a total alpha male, a cowboy and a man who thinks he need no one in his life. Logan is an island of his own and he is about to met a hurricane named Desiree.. Desiree is awesome. I love her back bone of steel. I love that she stands by her best friend no matter what. And I absolutely loved how she blow in and turned Logan’s world upside down.  Needless to say I loved this book and can’t wait for the next installment in this series.  Disclaimer:  I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & PENGUIN GROUP Berkley, NAL / Signet Romance, DAW in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## I had fun reading this book. And that's really all I want. To have a good time escaping from reality for a couple of hours. Logan and Des had great chemistry (unlike Luke and Emma). The story held my interest throughout. Des was a little too forward for my taste ergo 4 stars instead of 5. However, it's still a fantastic read that I will definitely read again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second in this series was as good as the first. I enjoyed Logan and Des's story as they both learned about themselves. I will say though, I felt Logan got the short end of the stick often in this book, often accused of being insensitive. I think both characters had a lot to learn about relationships.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
tis is the third in this series and it's even better than the first two, and they are excellant also. a love story about a movie star and a cowboy. doesn't sound like it would work does it? well, that is for you to find out. this story is full of emotion, love, and even some humor. the love scenes are HOT! get yourself a glass of wine, a comfortable chair, and may be even a fireplace and a towel, (you'll need it). i guarantee you will love every word of this story!!
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This one was better than the first book, but not one I would recommend to anyone.
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Oh, hum, story. Lack-luster descriptions of first impressions by the main characters and bland plot were only the beginning. There were no sparks! One dimensional sentences throughout, very little angst, and apparently not much chemistry turned out a very average story. Take it or leave it. S.A.K.
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13gpb28 More than 1 year ago
Looking for a nice summer read where the two characters should not click but they do anyway, then read this stand alone book with a decent HEA. My only negative is that the main female character, Des, has to constantly deal with her man, Logan's issues. His lack of trust, his lack of empathy for her career, his lack of compromise and his willingness to let her just leave without fighting for her. He did make up for it at the end of it but I need more of their connection and hope to see it when the next book in this series comes out. It was also a bit distracting in this book to have a second underlying relationship occurring between Colt and his love. Read it and enjoy. I hope the author gives Logan and Des's love story some more growth in the next Hope book.
Debby43 More than 1 year ago
I really like this series. The first book Hope Flames was my introduction to Jaci Burton and let's just say I have found a new author to add to my favorites list. She makes the characters and places so real. Be forewarned book hangovers will happen with her Hope series. Logan was just as I thought when I met him in the first book rugged, handsome, stubborn, hot! I loved Des's honesty the most, how she always layed it out on the table. I can't wait to read the next book!
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DOWNS More than 1 year ago
This was the second book of the series and it was fantastic!! Logan lets a move crew onto his land to film a movie and he falls for Des. Can Logan and Des make it work as they live in two different worlds. I can't tell you how much I love reading Jaci Burton books/series and I can't want for the next one.
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Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Jaci Burton's second novel in the Hope series, Hope Ignites is a study in the theory of opposite attraction. Burton brings readers a tale of a cowboy and actress, who is a lot different than what readers would assume. Burton's trademark sensuality exudes from this story and readers will find it hard not to like these amazing characters. Animals are still a huge part of the series, as is, family, friendship and the ties that bind. Burton's novel has all the qualities necessary for a great contemporary romance with a cowboy twist. What I liked: Jaci Burton is an author that understands the chemistry of her characters and what it takes to make the reader feel it. In all of her books from her erotic romances to her new contemporary series, Burton lets that spark of connection grow and expand until it is hard to understand why these characters don't see what's happening between them. I think it's a rare gift to be able to see the strands of romance floating around two people and Burton has it. The real trick is letting the reader see it too and she excels at that. Logan and Des in Hope Ignites have some serious attraction going on right from the beginning, but it's the small moments and the little things that develop it and let the reader in on it. Des is an actress who isn't at all what the reader might expect. Most would think this character would be spoiled and selfish, but that's not the route that Burton took with this character. Des may be in the limelight but the limelight isn't in her. She is a down to earth character, who is self-confident and not afraid to go after what she wants. That has served her well in her career and now she is at a crossroads. She yearns for the peace and contentment she finds on the ranch where she is filming her latest movie and the comfort and companionship she finds in Logan. Burton has created an actress who doesn't really want to act. I loved her from the first paragraph about her and when she decided it was Logan she wanted she pursued him, now there's a novel idea. Logan was the strong silent type. He is a bit of a brooder, which is something I sometimes like in a good hero. He lives and works on a huge ranch and has little need for people he doesn't come into contact with every day. He has his demons and they plague him to some extent where Des is concerned. Can she be happy on the ranch? Is she really interested in him, a common man? That sort of thing. Which came across as realistic and understandable. I thought he was a little too uncommunicative in most situations, but with Des he opened and the reader could see the kind of man he really was. Capable and caring, full of honor and dignity. A real cowboy! Jaci Burton and cowboys... now that's quite a combination! What I didn't like: I thought Burton did a better job with this book than the first in the series. She is finding her niche in this genre and there wasn't really a lot to criticize with this one. I thought the hero could have been a bit more open and had a stronger personality, but if the reader gave him a chance he certainly could grow on you. Bottom Line: A great second effort in this new writing style for Burton. This book had two very opposite characters who come together to form a great romantic connection. Burton explores the female taking the lead and it worked well. I think this is a great series and I hope Burton continues to try her hand at the contemporary genre. She's definitely getting the hang of it. 
bronxgirl32 More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of jaci Burton I have read all the sports stories. So this was a little different for me to read and I loved it . There love story was refreshing to read . I couldn't put it down I think I finishedthe book in two days .
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