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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Review: The Burn List by Julia Devlin





The Burn List
by Julia Devlin
Purchase Link: Amazon

Blurb:
After spending her thirtieth birthday with her parents, straight-as-an-arrow Abby Simmons drowns her sorrows in a bottle of tequila and a splash of margarita mix. All she wants is a little excitement, one chance to go wild before she settles back into her regularly scheduled life. Fueled by liquid courage, Abby sets out to give herself the perfect gift—her bad-boy neighbor, firefighter Lukas Marlow.

Sure, Lukas likes intoxicated girls looking to turn their fantasies into reality as much as the next guy, but this is sweet little Abby. Definitely on the do-not-touch list. Determined to save her from embarrassment, he sends her away with an order to sleep it off and a promise to fulfill her desires in the sober light of day. Confident he’s scared her away for good, nothing could have shocked him more than an email from Abby the next morning, outlining her sexual to-do list.
Turns out his quiet neighbor isn’t such a good girl after all, and Lukas has no other choice but to make her burn.

Publisher’s Note: Previously published elsewhere, but has been revised and expanded for Ellora’s Cave.
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Review:

Have you ever read a book where the hero is so freakin sexy and sweet that you could not stop thinking about him for days. Well that hero is Lukas for me. I want  a sexy neighbor like Lukas to wish me a happy birthday and ask for my sexual-to-do-list that he would happily oblige.

Lukas has feelings for Abby but he keeps them inside because he knows she is too innocent for him. He is dominate with his lovers and thinks Abby would only do vanilla sex. When Abby comes over drunk and starts making passes at him, his only thought is to scare her away with his dominance. Poor Lukas really thought he could scare Abby away with telling her to put together a sexual-to-do-list by morning. And if she did come up with a list he would be the one to make all her sexual fantasies on her list come true. This is where the story gets awesome!

Lukas baby you had me here by Chapter 2.

“And then what?” she asked with breathless anticipation.

Unable to hold back any longer, he leaned in close their mouths were barely touching. “I’ll fuck you as hard and as rough as you can take it.”

There is more to this erotic novel than just scorching sex. Which they are some *need-to-stick-my-head-in-the-freezer* sex scenes. The restaurant and the alley scenes are STEAMY. Their chemistry together is HOT. The characters are so real with their feelings. They act like they are in a relationship while they are playing out her fantasies. He takes her to dinner and to meet his fireman buddies. He is not the only one who takes the initiative to playing out her fantasies. She also takes it upon herself to help with her list. Great scene is when she visited his work at the fire station....OMG that scene is hot, fun and sweet.

 I am a sucker for heroes who show a lot of affection by always caressing his lovers. I love how he is always curling his hands around her neck, tracing his thumb on her bottom lip and putting his forehead against hers. It is even better because he does not want a relationship, but she has him all tied up in knots that he can't keep his hands off her.


He curled a hand around her neck, tracing his thumb along her lower lip. "What are you doing to me?"

"What do you mean?" Her pulse raced, her heart pounding in her chest. Oh, no, was it already the end?

He pressed his forehead to hers. "You're killing me here. I already want you again."

 I enjoyed the journey watching Abby grow from seeing herself as a boring, not so pretty to a beautiful sensual woman. Loved it that it was Lukas that made her see how beautiful she is.

I wish we had more of Lukas fireman buddies, especially Trevor. I am hoping this is a series. I would love to see if and what woman would be able to have him all tied up in knots.

If you are like me who love the theme friends becoming lovers, your heroes who are dominate, dirty talker but who are also sweet, protective and bit possessive then The Burn List is for you. Only if you do not mind some spanking, Oh...and I might add there are tons of sexy spanking going on.


This is my first Julia Devlin novel and will not be my last. I love her writing. She does a beautiful job at writing fun, sweet and erotic scenes that you feel like you are right there getting all hot and bothered, panting right along with the heroine.



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