A Nix Review – Burned by Sarah Morgan (4 Stars)

Posted May 29, 2014 by Nix in review / 0 Comments

Burned by Sarah Morgan
Published by Harlequin on 2014-06-01
Genres: Contemporary
Pages: 80
Format: eBook
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Trainer and martial artist Rosie Miller's zen is seriously compromised when Hunter Black—her former coach and lover—becomes her new boss. With all the sexual energy still crackling between them, her poor little zen doesn't stand a chance. So this time, Rosie is determined to do more than put up self-defense. She and Hunter are going to play by her rules….

FTC : I requested this book from NetGalley. It is the first I have read from this author.

This is another great read from the Cosmo Hot Reads line and now I am going to go back and read the first in the series (I didn’t realise that it was the second in the series ’til half way in). It is hot, funny and the only complaint is that I didn’t think there was a whole lot of character development going on but I’m going to put that down to the length.

This book is written in first POV but I liked the character of Rosie so that was fine. She was tough, much to the disgust of her other suitors, but not when it came to Hunter. When it came to Hunter she was a marshmallow and it was fun to watch her struggle not to jump on him at every opportunity. I think the majority of women would relate to her internal struggle not to show how she was feeling towards a man she thought left her for being too clingy the first time round. She didn’t want to want him, did everything in her power not to want him, but in the end he was just too much. The good thing about this book being written from her POV was this book had a dry sense of wit running through it because of it; there were many moments that made me chuckle.

Because this was written in first POV, I never actually found out how Hunter felt about….well, anything! Rosie made a lot of assumptions about him but I read his actions in a different way to the way she did. From the moment he first came back into her life, he tried with her. He tried to show that he cared about her with his actions. He respected her strength, adored her as a woman and was God-damn dreamy. I loved him but I was unsure of his intentions towards Rosie, wasn’t sure if he wanted to be anything more than a bed-mate because she never let him talk. That is one issue I had with this book being written from only Rosie’s POV; I feel it took something away from the story for me as a reader.

This is a short, sassy, sexy mouthful of a read. I loved the characters, love the set-up and most of all I loved Hunter!


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