“Wicked Burn” by
McKenna Jeffries & Aliyah Burke
Not everyone can
be saved. It’s a sad truth firefighter Yasmine Van Court
has to face one night when she rescues a child from a fire
but is unable to rescue the baby’s parents. Yas cannot
forget the fire, nor can she forget Sedeo Parker, the man
who lost his sister and brother-in-law that night. Despite
the tragic circumstances of their meeting, Yas felt an
instant connection to Sedeo and she can’t resist checking up
on him and the little girl she saved.
Shelby, is all Sedeo has left of his sister. Struggling
with grief and the trials of raising Shelby on his own,
Sedeo is surprised to find the beautiful Yas on his
doorstep. For Sedeo, his desire for Yas wars with his anger
that she didn’t rescue all of his family. But the pull
between them is too hard for either to resist. In the
aftermath of a terrible loss, it’s up to Sedeo to see if he
can face the past in order to have a future with Yas in it.
creates beauty from tragedy with a story that is both
heartbreaking and heartwarming. The pain of what Sedeo lost
was immense, and it broke my heart. However, this loss made
“Wicked Burn” all the more compelling because I so wanted
him to find happiness. Yas is a wonderful heroine; strong,
patient, and kind. She fit Sedeo perfectly and the two of
them generated the best kind of heat. As for Shelby, I
absolutely fell head over heels in love with the adorable
little girl. She was too cute for words and was every bit
as important to the story as Yas and Sedeo.
read from beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed “Wicked
Beauty” by Roscoe James
firefighter Stephanie Irene Nolan, or Sin as her friends
call her, isn’t anyone’s idea of a princess. Slightly
scarred from her time in Iraq and with features she doesn’t
consider pretty, Sin isn’t the most secure about her looks.
What she is confident about, however, is her ability to win
the annual Fire Bucket Brigade race. Sin wins, but she’s
nearly beaten by a devastatingly sexy stranger. There’s
something familiar about Brandon Long, but she can’t figure
out what. All Sin knows is that he’s determined to win her
heart…and someone else is determined to end both their
Passion burns as
hot as the flames Sin fights in this fantastic story by
Roscoe James. What I love about “Dangerous Beauty” is that
neither protagonist has always been physically perfect.
Though her body is incredible, Sin doesn’t think her face is
that attractive. As for Brandon, while he might look like
he fell off a romance cover, that wasn’t always the case.
What’s different about this story is how the characters
perceive each other and themselves is a backdrop to the
beginning of their romance.
Beauty” is a sexy, exciting tale I could not put down. I
was up reading late into the night, eager to see Sin, the
most unlikely of princesses, find her Prince Charming in
Brandon. This is the first story I’ve read of Mr. James’s
and it definitely won’t be the last. Simply fantastic!
is a fantastic
anthology about brave women who risk their lives every day
to save others and the strong men who love them. With two
sizzling, enchanting stories I won’t soon forget, I can
definitely say that Hearts Afire: August is
one perfectly hot read!