ARC Review + Giveaway: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton

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ARC Review + Giveaway: Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
Hope Flames
Book Info

Released: January 7, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 320


“I love friends to lovers stories and HOPE FLAMES does that to perfection!” ~Under the Covers

Jaci Burton has a knack for writing stories that draw you in and leave you with an urge to pack your bags and move right into the towns where her characters exist.  The town of Hope is no different.

We first met some of the residents of the town in the prequel for this series.  I have to admit I was much excited about HOPE FLAMES because it deals with animals.  Yes, I’m a sucker for these types of stories!  And Jaci does them so well!

And what can draw you in more than a young woman trying to make it on her own in a new town taking over a loved vet practice and a hot and sexy deputy 🙂 Complete win with me with the setup and execution.  Both characters are interesting.  Luke is the typical guy not looking for a committed relationship after a not so great previous one, but he can’t resist the charm of the new vet in town after she takes care of his police dog.

Emma is also a heroine type I like.  Just a little bit damaged, not quite kick ass but independent and determined to go for what she wants.  Even if that means going against her carefully laid plans of not getting involved with a guy and just focusing on work.

This book is all about the sweet romance.  How they first build a relationship based on a friendship, get to know each other, and even though they are both not looking for something serious the slow build up to their HEA was the best.

I love friends to lovers stories and HOPE FLAMES does that to perfection!  But I have to admit I can’t wait to see more of the rest of the town. Their gossiping and meddling could be annoying in real life but I love reading about it.  And I love visiting with the previous couple from the prequel.  I need more Hope, and soon!!

*ARC provided by publisher

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About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.


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  1. This is a great review. I’ve always been a sucker for a book with a dog on the cover! 😉 Jaci’s books have always had great descriptions that make you want to move in with the characters! 🙂

  2. I’m very excited about Jaci’s new series and I like stories where both the characters are reluctant to start a relationship.

  3. Nice review. I saw this book somewhere else and wanted to read it. Now I’ve written it down so I don’t forget to keep an eye out for it and other Hope novels.

  4. Love Jaci’s books and after reading the review, it sounds like a great sweet romance read. Doesn’t hurt that the book has a dog in it…I am a dog fan!

  5. Thanks for the post and your thoughts on this new release, I enjoyed reading them. I also love a friend to lovers story and when you add in a puppy I really can’t resisit! =D

  6. I love worlds or towns in this case where you feel as though you could just move right in! Really speaks volumes for the authors world building skills!

  7. k I read one book by jaci burton and thought it was just ok so I’ve been reluctant to try another…however she has some of the HOTTEST covers!…thanks for the review francesca

  8. I love friends to lover stories and I am a total sucker for animals. This sounds really good. Thanks for the review.

  9. A hottie with an adorable animal? I’m already in love. I love Jaci Burton and this looks like another great one!

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