Let Me Burn by Carrie Elks – Book Review

Let Me Burn by Carrie Elks – Book Review

Let Me Burn by Carrie Elks

Let Me Burn

Author – Carrie Elks
Pages – 281
Released – 21st February 2019
Format – ebook
Review by – Ed Sheehan
Rating – 3.5 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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She isn’t looking for love. He’s not planning on staying around. But when they meet, sparks fly…

Lucas Russell lives for his job as a big city firefighter. But when he’s forced to take extended leave following an accident, he returns to his small hometown to stay at the beach cottage his grandparents left him. The problem is, he’s not used to having so much time on his hands.

After a broken engagement, Ember Kennedy isn’t ready for love right now. But she didn’t count on meeting a handsome firefighter with a dimpled smile. After Lucas saves her from one awkward situation too many, she can’t stop thinking about him.

Ember finds Lucas impossible to resist, and he’s determined not to let her. As long summer days melt into sultry, passionate nights what begins as a fling develops into something much deeper. Until the day Ember’s ex-fiancé returns to town and threatens to destroy the fragile connection that’s building between them.

Review 2017

Carrie Elks novel Let Me Burn starts with fireman Lieutenant Lucas Russel being told by the White City Fire Chief to take two months of leave after he froze up during a fire. Lieutenant
Russel is not happy about the forced vacation. Lucas grew up in Angel Sands, California and he has been too busy to renovate a beach cottage in Angel Sands that was left to him by his
grandmother four years ago. After he moves into the beach cottage, he offers his services to the captain of the small-town volunteer fire department.

The author next introduces twenty-eight-year-old Ember Kennedy on her mother’s birthday. Her dad’s gas grill won’t start which threatens to ruin the planned birthday party. Her dad had died of cancer just months before. Ember drives to the hardware store to get a new bottle of propane. A man she doesn’t know steps up to help her put the propane tank in her trunk. The man has beautiful blue eyes and sleek muscles, but she had just been dumped by her fiancé and is planning to take a long hiatus from men. She is content to be just a single first-grade teacher.

Lucas gets his first call out from the volunteer fire department and rescues a first-grader and his teacher—the boy had gotten stuck in the chimney of the large playhouse at the school and the teacher had climbed onto the roof to help him. Lucas has to help Ember get off of the roof of the playhouse.

I grew to love the two main characters, Ember and Lucas, in this romance novel, I enjoyed reading the book even though the simple plot did not have many twists, tense scenes, or surprises. It was just an easy, relaxing read.

I would recommend it to romance enthusiasts and rate it with a three and one-half stars.

Book Reviewer – Ed

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About the Author

Carrie Elks

Carrie Elks lives near London, England and writes contemporary romance with a dash of intrigue. She loves to travel and meet new people, and has lived in the USA and Switzerland as well as the UK.

An avid social networker, she tries to limit her Facebook and Twitter time to stolen moments between writing chapters. When she isn’t reading or writing, she can usually be found baking, drinking wine or working out how to combine the two.

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2 Responses

  1. Emma Mane says:

    I have this book, I do need to read it soon as I love romance.