Ignite on Contact (Brotherhood by Fire)

  • Author Jaci Burton
  • Release Date February 4, 2020
  • Publisher Berkley
  • ISBN/ASIN 978-0440001379
  • Our Rating
  • Reviewed by B. Nakia Garner

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Our Review

IGNITE ON CONTACT follows the story of firefighter Rafe Donovan and ER head nurse Carmen Lewis. The neighbors have always had a friendly relationship, but when Rafe becomes a patient after a house fire, he starts to look at Carmen in a different way.

Still hurting from a bad marriage, Carmen has sworn off men and refuses Rafe’s advances until her grandfather convinces her to give him a chance.

The two friends grow closer, but Carmen’s fear of losing her heart and Rafe’s aversion to relationships could taint their budding connection.

Jaci Burton has always been a personal favorite of mine because of the way she expertly mixes erotica and strong storytelling. Both are still present in IGNITE ON CONTACT, but the overall story is dry and inconsistent in some places.

The male protagonist is portrayed as being a lover of women but not of relationships. Though this is written in text, his actions are contrary as he conveys a sense of surety when it comes to the female protagonist.

And while all relationships have their share of drama and setbacks, the ones in this book seem forced and shallow. 

The story is an easy one to read and readers will enjoy getting to know the characters as they are realistic and brimming with emotion and heart.

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