Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Take It Off with @cambriahebert #REVIEW

Torch (Take It Off #1) by Cambria Hebert just might set readers on fire.
If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.

Katie Parks has been on her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.

Now she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.

Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.

As the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that her whole life is about to go up in flames.

Torch was a sweet love story between two people meant for one another. When Holt pulls Katie from the fire, there's this instant connection which leads him to caring for her when she gets out of the hospital. I enjoyed the fun banter and cute humor between these two characters. Their connection was sweet, tender - they were obviously two very nice, ordinary people. You don't get to read about those types of characters often so I enjoyed that.

But... the suspense subplot -someone trying to kill Katie- didn't feel authentic. Katie didn't seemed concerned enough. I mean, if I had been burning in a fire, you better believe I'd be freaked out. Where were the police? Shouldn't they offer protection? It felt as if this was the area of the book that could use more development. It would even bring the book from good to great if this story line has been fleshed out more. Arson, attempted hit and run, exploding cars and kidnapping should just be more suspenseful.

The love story in this book though is sweet. I adored how Holt took care of Katie since this poor woman couldn't catch a break. She needed someone and he was her someone. It just felt good.

3 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was provided to us by NetGalley. Many thanks.

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