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BOOK REVIEW: Consumed by J.R. Ward

Title: Consumed
Author: J.R. Ward
Publication: October 2, 2018
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Suspense
Pages: 416

SYNOPSIS: (From Goodreads)

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.

REVIEW:

**A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

J.R. Ward is top of her game for a reason. Consumed took over my word as I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough to see what was happening next.

I’m a fan of firefighters. I grew up around them. I respect them. When I heard J.R. Ward was writing a firefighter series, I figured it was about time I tried out her books. I was hooked from the beginning. Right from the first chapter she drew you in with drama, suspense, and a bit of emotions as they battled a fire in a large warehouse. The story only grows from there to incorporate so many aspects of the firefighter world and public service.

Ward had characters that I constantly compared to people in my life. They were so relatable and you also wanted to be their friends. I wished I could dive into Ward’s firefighter world and live forever. Anne was strong, stubborn, and independent. Danny was the hero, even when he wasn’t wanted that way, and his own worst enemy. All the supporting characters were what built this story up around the intense central story line. 

Obviously no novice to the writing world with her dozens upon dozens of best selling novels, Ward has a unique writing style that is all her own. It leaves you coming back for more and wishing the world would go away so you could read just one more page. I will definitely be keeping my eye out for more from the firefighter series by J.R. Ward and checking out some of her other series immediately.

If you love action, a bit of tough romance, and constant suspense then Consumed is definitely for you! Pick up your copy now. You won’t regret it!

STAR RATING: 5/5

You can pick up your copy of Consumed by J.R. Ward on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or your nearest bookstore. Also make sure to add it to your To Reads list on Goodreads and leave feedback from the author when you are finished. Make sure to check out many more from bestselling author J.R. Ward anywhere books are sold!

About Kristin Downer

Super Mom and Awesomely Nerdy Lady who can’t stand to sit still. Delving into the online world I ran a successful online radio channel and blog that brought fans up close and personal with their favourite music, television and movie stars. Now, with my hilariously nerdy partners in crime, we are hiding our nerdyness no more! Twitter: @Kristin_Downer

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