Backburn (Combustible #4) by Brandy L. Rivers (Review by Stephenee, #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Backburn 

Author: Brandy L. Rivers 

Published Date: January 6th 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Sometimes to control a fire you have to start one.
A string of arsons has Officer Marissa Cortez willing to pair up with an old flame in order to find the firebug. She’ll do her best to ignore the chemistry that has never died.

He realized his mistake in the midst of danger.

Seasoned fireman, Dave Metcalf, has a sea of regrets. The biggest was pushing his now ex-wife away while recovering from a bad fire. With her illness, his son comes to live with him again, giving him a new perspective.

Watching a comrade go down pushes Metcalf to help in the investigation.

The spark never died between Marissa and Metcalf. They’ll have to work together to find the culprit and end the wave of destruction sweeping Lakeridge.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee #NerdGirlSteph Review***
 I have read all of the previous books in the Combustible series, as well as the paranormal romance The Others Of Edenton by author Brandy Rivers and she is able to rock both genres as only a true author can! This is technically book 4 in the combustible series, but it can be read as a stand alone….I would read the prior three, but that is because I love the series and some of the characters will be making appearances in this story. It isn’t necessary to understand this book, but there really isn’t a good reason why you wouldn’t…

This book centers around Dave Metcalf (a firefighter) and Marissa Cortez (a police officer). They had an all too brief romance for one weekend 11 years ago that neither has ever forgotten or gotten over when chance throws them together again for what both hope can be much more than another weekend. They must both overcome some obstacles (both new and old) to make this time work, but they are ready this time. The reader can’t help but root for them – they laugh with them, cry with them, yell at them and at times just want to grab them and shake them while asking them WTF?!? Then the reader remembers that they are not really their friends, that they are characters in a book…

The plot is fast moving, the characters are relatable and compelling and the reader never wants the story to end, while at the same time needing to know what happens! The author does an amazing job with keeping the reader on the edge of their seat while at the same time leading them straight into what they hope is a happy ending. The readers instantly fall in love with Ashton and with the kindness that his characters shows to everyone around him, and at the same time they curse Metcalf’s ex wife even when she is in dire need of compassion.

This book delivers all of the feels that a reader can have and it does it well. This is one of my favorite series and even after just finishing it I am already impatient for the next book. The author just can’t write them fast enough for me! I love everything about this series, the characters and the town that the author has created! I need more and I need it now!

Add this one and her previous books to your TBR list and add them soon, as this is a can’t miss, must read series! Sit back, enjoy and be prepared to be wowed!


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