***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***
If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.
Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.
Now she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.
Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.
As the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that her whole life is about to go up in flames.
A solid three stars for me. I had been taking a break from any contemporary romance, so Torch was a very refreshing oasis to my thirst, kind off.
The setting was intriguing even when I thought the execution of the introduction could have been better.
I wish the villains were more evil and less superficial though. They weren’t developed enough, came out a bit dumb and didn’t manage to justify the crucial role they had in the whole novel.
Same thing to Katie’s parents. For the amount of times she mentioned them right from the beginning, you would think that they would get a decent explanation in the end. Nope, didn’t happen.
While this book is far from perfect, I do love the characters, or particularly the main characters, Katie and Holt (As they were the only ones who had more than a mention name on the novel. Haha).
I do love my heroines feisty and kickass. For a person who stabs a bitch with a pen, yep, she’s feisty enough. I wanted to know more about her, her life before Holt, her life with Holt and basically how she goes on after everything.
Meanwhile, Holt was a fresh breathe of air for me. How many heroes have encountered nowadays that just purely male, cocky yet humble and with NO baggage at all? No seriously? I loved that he was liked by all the people around him, had nice parents and didn’t have an emo past for a change.
Unfortunately, while I liked Katie and Holt as an individual characters, the romance didn’t do much for me. Like the villains and parents part, it was not developed enough. Or maybe that was just lust and sexual tension playing a big part. Because the sex really was hot.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
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