Still Burning (Braving the Heat) – ARC Review

42968799Still Burning
by Leora Gonzales
Release Date:  May 28, 2019
Publisher:  Lyrical Press
Book #3 in the Braving the Heat series
Number of pages: 198
Kindle Edition
Source: ARC from Net Galley
Contemporary Romance M/F
Rating: XXX
Read 5/12/19

 

Ignite
Sasha Kendall grew up in a family of firefighters. So when she falls hard for Jack Turner, her brother’s best friend and fellow firefighter, everyone’s thrilled. But when her brother is killed in the line of duty, Sasha knows she can’t handle another loss. Jack will have to choose between her and his career.

Smolder
Jack knew Sasha was meant for him right away—the same way he knew he was meant to fight fires and saves lives. Letting Sasha go was the hardest thing he’d ever had to do. But even though she left town, he’s never given up hope that heat between them still burns. 

Repeat 
Four years later, Jack and Sasha meet again at a friend’s wedding—older, wiser, and hotter than ever. Will they flame out, or do they finally have what it takes to keep their love alive 
for good.

The group of friends in this series are so much fun and so supportive, I just love them.  And I love the way they take more and more people into their fold and make them all feel like family.

When we first meet Sasha and Jack, it’s a very sad and trying time for them both.  Sasha takes things a bit harder than most and her spiraling is the downfall of their relationship.  But, through the years, they never could get over their relationship. Which means that when they run into each other again, years later, their chemistry re-ignites immediately.

Although Jack and Sasha make amends pretty quickly, things aren’t all roses.  They still have their past hurts to air.  And just because Sasha realizes she is not happy without Jack doesn’t mean she’s instantly okay with his job.  I have an appreciation for the author for her ability to keep things real yet still fun.

I find myself looking forward to this series more an more with each story. This author really knows how to bring the heat (pun intended) to her couples.

4 stars

**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Net Galley and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**

About Cheri

I'm the mom of two boys and wife to my high school sweetheart. Our oldest, Josh, is living at home while working and paying off student loans. Our youngest, Griffin recently left his active duty Army job and is now National Guard here at home. He moved back to Michigan with his wife Kirsten and our beautiful granddaughter Hazel. I work part time and try to fit as much reading into my life as possible.
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