Saturday, July 31, 2010

Burning Up by Susan Andersen

Review of Burning Up by Susan Andersen

To Be Released: August 31, 2010

5 out of 5 smirks

Synopsis: “Macy O'James stepped foot in Sugarland, Washington, everyone remembers what she supposedly did. The tiny town is still buzzing about her crime and lack of punishment.

Now back to lend her family a hand, Macy vows to hold her head high-especially at her high school reunion. But forget about the hottest man in Sugarland escorting her. Though she and fire Chief Gabriel Donovan generate enough sparks to burn down the town, he's a law-abiding, line-towing straight arrow. So not her type.

But maybe-just maybe-he can change her mind about that.”

Burning Up by Susan Andersen was an incredibly uplifting book that shows that finding the right person is like finding another piece of your soul. I could not for the life of me stop reading Burning Up until there was nothing left to read. It is the kind of book you don’t want to put down because you are completely invested in the main characters future. So much so that your emotions are tied directly to the storyline and how it affects each character.

One of the great things I loved about Burning Up was the small town vibe you get from the very beginning of the book. As a reader from a small town it is easy to empathize with Macy about going back to a place that has burned you over and over again. As readers we also to know not only Macy and why she is the way she is but we also get to know an equally complex character, Gabe. Gabe is a sexy firefighter with a hot temper and a force to behold when he sets his sights on something he needs and wants.

I gave Burning Up by Susan Andersen 5 smirks because it instantly enthralls you into a world that both Macy and Gabe are trying to navigate and find a safe way out with their hearts still intact. Burning Up is a true love story about soul mates, facing your fears and being brave enough to embrace the improbable in your life.

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