Review: Turn and Burn by Lorelei James


About the book:

Tanna Barker is a world champion barrel racer. But her personal life has been less of a success, and she’s feeling adrift. After her mother’s unexpected death, her father has remarried, and sold the Texas ranch she called home. Now a rodeo injury has left the restless spitfire holed up in Muddy Gap, unsure what her next move should be.

Until she meets her match in a wild, wild cowboy

Veterinarian August Fletcher has always put his job first. He’s never found a woman who could handle his on-the-road lifestyle. But when sassy, sexy Tanna blows into town, he finally finds the woman of his fantasies. And there’s something between them, but she claims she’s been burned by love ’em and leave ’em road dogs before. How can Fletch prove that he’s in it for the long haul, and that their sizzling relationship is better than winning any rodeo medal? It’ll take some sweet persuasion to convince Tanna that Muddy Gap is where she belongs.

TURN AND BURN is a very hot book featuring two very independent characters – one that I loved and one that I tolerated to get more of the other. First, Fletch – I loved him. He’s a fantastic character – sexy, great with animals, and works hard to get the girl. His whole world is turned upside down when he finds the woman he had an amazing one-night-stand with (and who escaped without giving him her name) at his friend’s ranch. Instead of running from his feelings or ignoring them he goes after Tanna. He worries about how she will feel about his very busy work schedule, but he can’t let her go. I had trouble connecting to Tanna. She’s tough and fiesty, but she constantly push and pulls Fletch in different directions. Her accident has changed everything for her, making her afraid of the one thing that made her happy in the past, and she doesn’t really know how to cope. My biggest problem with her was the lack of emotion – I couldn’t tell at any time how she felt about things. Tanna is very cut off from her feelings and it hampers her recovery from the accident and her relationship with Fletch. The story also moves slowly with not a lot of action to help keep it going – the story is focused solely on Tanna, Fletch, and their relationship. The writing is good and the sex scenes are off the charts.

the book girl gives TURN AND BURN a 3/5

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