Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton

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Hot to the Touch by Jaci BurtonHot to the Touch by Jaci Burton
Pages: 334
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Series: Brotherhood by Fire #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Rules of Contact, The Final Score, Shot on Gold
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Firefighter Jackson Donovan doesn't look back—as a rule. So when his past comes roaring back to life in the form of not-so-damsel-in-distress Becks Benning, the last thing he wants to do is relive old times. No matter how tempting she makes it seem...

Now thanks to his two interfering brothers, Becks is living with them while she looks for a new place and tries to pick up the pieces of her tattoo business that went up in flames. Which means a grown up, smokin' hot Becks is in his house, sharing meals, and digging up old wounds. And despite his better judgement, the more time he spends with this smart, artistic, incredible woman the more he wants her in his bed—and his future.

Becks always had it bad for Jackson. Unfortunately for her, not much has changed--he's still honorable, hard-working, sexy as sin—and closed off. But there's more than one way to get to a man's heart and if Jackson doesn't want to recall old memories, she'll just have to help him make new ones. Because now that she's found Jackson again, she's not letting him go.

There were several things I really liked about Hot to the Touch:

  1.  Family! You are introduced to a trio of brothers that have survived a less than ideal life. I love their bonds for sure!
  2.   Low angst! Can I get an amen?!
  3.  Becks is a phenomenal woman. She is giving, compassionate, and determined!

Jackson has baggage that he doesn’t want to deal with. He prefers to forget the past. Becks won’t let him though so he pushes her away. Becks and Jackson knew each other years ago when their lives were less than easy, and Becks has always had a thing for Jackson. Sometimes Jackson can come off as kind of a rude jerk as opposed to tortured hero which was annoying. Becks is delightful though! She has such a sunny disposition that you just want to hang out with her and absorb some of that positivity!

While there is lots of chemistry between Becks and Jackson, I felt there was something lacking in the relationship. Maybe it was because I felt Jackson was so closed off. I can’t put my finger on it, but it just didn’t quite seem to fully click. They go from “someone I sort of knew years ago” to “someone I have sex with but thats it” to “relationship” and I felt that Jackson was kind of dragging his feet at times.

Even with my struggles, I thought Hot to the Touch was a quick and steamy read. Fans of Burton will love the family dynamic and steamy love and new readers will get to jump into a new ‘world’.

 

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authors like Lauren Blakely, Lorelei James, Kristen Proby…then you will probably like Hot to the Touch!

 

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About Jaci Burton

Meet Jaci Burton

From Jaci Burton: I'd like to say I always wanted to be a writer, but that's not the case. First I wanted to be a teacher. When I was a kid I used to play school in my friend's basement. She had actual school desks—and index cards. I'm a list maker, so those index cards rocked my world. Then later on, I wanted to be a nurse. My other friend had a stethoscope and a medical book. I had a thing for props, okay?

But during my early teen years my cousin and I—back in the day before the internet—would exchange scripts we'd written of a popular TV show. No, I won't tell you which TV show because then you'd know how old I really am. But it was a western with two gorgeous cowboy heroes and we were each in love with one of the main characters. I'd say that was my first foray into writing, and it got me hooked.

As an adult, marriage, work and raising two sons took priority. And while I fell madly in love with reading romance, there wasn't much time to write it. It's amazing how much corporate life, soccer games, high school musicals, dinner and laundry can suck out of the average day. But I would occasionally dabble in writing, then put it aside when I got busy. Unfortunately, I was always busy.

Eventually my kids grew up and I was on my second marriage when Biker Dude (what I call my husband because of his love for his Harley Davidson) found out I used to dabble in writing and encouraged me to try again. So I did.

I sat down and wrote a romance novel, start to finish. I was so proud of it, but I didn't sell that romance. Not right away, anyway. I didn't sell the one after that, either. Or the one after that. Suffice it to say I wasn't an overnight success. But eventually I did sell a book, then another, and then another. I have an exceptionally smart agent and write for amazing editors. I'm a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, and I have you wonderful readers to thank for that.

This has been a dream come true for me, one I wanted for so many years. Writing is my full time career and something I love so much. I can't imagine a day that isn't filled with hot, sexy heroes who save the day, strong, capable heroines who don't need a man to save them, and the happily ever afters in every book.

Sometimes I even write about teachers and nurses. And hot cowboys.

I live in northeast Oklahoma with Biker Dude and our wonderful, crazy dogs. Between us we have three kids who are all grown up and living out in the wild. When I'm not writing I can usually be found in the garden, coaxing the tomatoes to grow, heading out to our local casino trying to become a millionaire (so far, no luck there), or riding on the back of Biker Dude's Harley. And when I want to relax I read other authors' masterpieces or I'm parked in front of the television watching sports, reality TV or crime shows. And maybe a drama or a comedy. Okay, I really watch way too much television.

Welcome to my world.

Samantha
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