From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.
Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.
Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.
Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.
From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.
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If you’re used to the witty humor of the black dagger series, this is disappointing. It was ok’ish. 35
I love to read JR ward books. The characters draw me in and I’m hooked! 55
Love this author. She is able to make her characters real and relatable. I care what happens. They engage my emotional center head on. 55
I love the black dagger books but let me just say JR Ward can write ANY genre! This book had me on the edge of my seat and I was unable to put it down! Loved it! I don’t usually review books, but I would give this one 10 stars if I could! 55
You have a great talent.. I love BDB and I love firemen.. This new storyline is great !! Will always read what you produce.. Although I am anxiously waiting for Mhurder... Cause ill always be a BDB sister!!! ❤️❤️ 55
Wow, this one will really take ta in quite a journey. It deals with some pretty intense and graphic situations, with plenty of heat, a spot if colorful language, a mystery and incredible life choices. But, fans if J.R. Ward will appreciate how mixed up, messed up and real her characters are. Raw is a good word to describe most of the characters and their nerves of steel emotions. She writes these firefighters and cops honestly, as heroic and messed up as most truly are. They are are gritty, wounded and wound as her BDB and Fallen Angels are. And as someone who lives and works with guys and gals lime these, I can say she really gets them, how wonderful and messed up life and the job condition many. If you are not consumed with this group, finding out how the longterm investigation turns out, if they make it to the other side bruised and scarred but alive and functioning if not whole, then you are not hardcore enough to read Ward and her many tarnished characters. I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this one -- it has no supernatural element -- but was willing to give it a try. It is by The Warden after all. Besides, firefighters and cops are superhuman, literally running in when others run out and often achieving the seemingly impossible in the name of protection, service and self-preservation. Glad I did. Except for the wait between books...🙄😧 Fans of BDB and all of Ward's series won't regret signing on for another series. This one will get to ya. It's definitely not for the squeamish or faint of heart. * ARC received in exchange for an honest review. 45
**I received a copy from BookishFirst ** I’ve only read J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series so when I came across this new series, it had a wow effect on me. As with any author, when you see they write another genre, it makes you excited but also skeptical as to if they can pull it off. Especially when their first series is so good, nothing could ever compare. But golly how I was blown away! I can’t stress enough how well the author did it. That deep, aching pain the reader feels inside them this author can cause as you get to know the characters in the first chapter then tragedy hits, she does it in this book. I’m thinking oh no! A repeat of Wellsie and Jane from BDB. But alas, this character makes it. I could feel empathy, great suspense, romance and heartache. And a great mystery. Working a job like fire fighting, one would be on the thin line of being a little bit of a maniac lol. It would take someone like that to do the job. But would one go over that line? This was such an amazing read. One I will read again and again. The author really did her research on fire fighting. The H and h lived the life of a fire fighter. It was their world. And they loved each other. After the tragedy, one that involved the H having to chop off the h hand, they were never the same. I could feel the emotions they went through and see why it would be hard to reach out to one another. After all, the H almost died saving h. Warning: if you read this, don’t start at night because it will get your heart racing and keep you up all night reading. I felt a big adrenaline rush all through the book. The author really does have a gift from God for writing the stories she writes. I cherish every one of them. 55
I enjoyed it very much! It has that J.R. Ward banter I live so much!! She makes everyone real and encourages us to become a part of their lives, if just for a short while. Thank you for an amazing storyNd storytelling!!! Can’t wait for the next one! 55
Excellent “world building”. I cannot wait to see how the other characters are brought to HEA! 55
Consumed (Firefighters #1) is the first book in a new series written by J.R. Ward. To enhance the enjoyment of this first book I recommend you read the two prequels, The Rehearsal Dinner (The Wedding from Hell, #1; Firefighters, #0.5) and The Reception (The Wedding from Hell, #2; Firefighters, #0.6). Both books do a great job introducing the characters and setting the scene for Consumed. An added bonus, they are free on most venues. If you are new to J.R. Ward’s books you are in for an amazing ride of a read and if you are already a fan, welcome back! In true Ward style, Consumed is well written, expertly researched and the characters are developed to perfection. Anne is a strong, but also flawed, independent woman in a male dominated world. I loved the way the author had Anne navigate all the uncertainties that encompass firefighters, without losing site of her femininity. Danny is all bad boy alpha male, firefighting machine. These two have been watching and wanting each other for two years….they are totally combustible together. I loved the journey these two characters experienced together. Ms Ward also introduces us to the other guys of the 499 crew and I am looking forward to reading about them in future books. Ms. Ward’s development of the firefighter story line is gritty, edgy and profoundly realistic. Her detailed, descriptive language immerses you into the fire scenes, so much so you feel as if you are right there with these brave firefighters of the 499 Fire House. It as if the “fire” is a character unto itself. There will be surprises….nail biting action and profound darkness. From the first page to the last Consumed totally captivated me. This is a incredible start, to what I consider to be, a series that will keep me reading and wanting more of the 499 Fire House crew for many years. I wholeheartedly recommend this book….Happy reading ***I kindly received an ARC of this book by way of NetGalley/publisher/author. I was not contacted, asked or required to leave a review in order to read this book. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. This is my honest review.*** 55