Scorch

Dani Collins
Scorch
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Publisher
Tule Publishing
Release Date
June 2016
ISBN
9781944925475
Series
Book 2 of Firefighters of Montana
Genre
Contemporary Romance

SUMMARY
Jacqui Edwards is back in Glacier Creek to wrap up loose ends after the death of her husband, Russ, captain of a group of daring, talented smokejumpers. She wants to stay and reboot her life, but faces an uphill battle shedding the role of the captain's fragile, grieving widow.

After growing up in foster care, Vin Kingston finally found a family when he joined the smokejumpers. Then, six months ago, his best friend and captain died in a freak jump accident right before his eyes. Vin is consumed with guilt and determined to watch over Russ' widow. No easy task when the vibrant, beautiful Jacqui is busting out of her shell and challenging Vin's vow to keep her off limits.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
Aug 17, 2016   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
81 people found the following review helpful
SCORCH by Dani Collins is book two in the Firefighters of Montana series and it has all the makings of a blisteringly hot good time. When the story opens, Jacqui Edwards has just lost her husband, Russ, in a freak fire (smoke) jumping accident. Returning home from Florida to Montana, she is overwhelmed with grief. Vin Kingston was Russ' best friend and he's there to help her as they both grieve.

Likes: As someone who lives with an ex-firefighter who was also dropped into fires, I enjoyed the research and use of appropriate language. The romance itself was slow to build and played well off the grief, as Jac and Vin fought their mutual attraction for each other. The emotions ran high in this story and it worked well with the content.

Dislikes: The euphemisms, for me, were enough to make me giggle instead of creating what could be sensual moments. While I don't mind them, on occasion, they came across as overused, which were distracting to the story.

Overall, it's a sweet romance about second chances. The story's pace works well. If you enjoy a romance about firefighters with a happily ever after, then you'll enjoy SCORCH.
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Book Review by Pip (reviewer)
Aug 20, 2016
76 people found the following review helpful
Dani Collins's sharp, beautiful writing - all that thorough exploration of emotion, disillusionment and second chances - lifts this story above many I've read and tears through the complexity of a 'forbidden' relationship between a woman and her dead husband's best friend with such aplomb and perception to make it work so well.

But that's what good writing does to me. A story becomes extraordinary because of it; this second chance romance, birthed in the fire season, scorches, burns and hurts not only because of the undeniable heat between Jacqui and Vin but also because of Collins's narrative twists and turns that made me wonder if they would ever find their footing together.

I loved all of it. Above all, I'm just about to take my hat off to the quietly courageous heroine who refuses to bow to small town pressure again...while waiting for the thick-headed hero to catch up, yet again.
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