From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.
Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...
By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.
Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.
Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.
Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.
From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.
REVIEW: This was the first book of J.R. Ward that I have read. I wasn't quite sure if I was going to like reading a book written in third person, but I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I LOVE reading a book with a strong heroine. I love seeing a hero declare their feelings for the heroine and she is the one that sets the tone for the relationship. Consume is a riveting story that follows a group of firefighters and their chief. Through the embers, a connection between Anne and Danny burns fiercely. Anne Ashburn gets herself in a situation where Danny McGuire has to make a decision that will change both of their lives. When Danny bears the consequences of his actions, be becomes consumed by guilt. Anne's life takes a turn she never expected and while on her journey, she learns how to deal with the reality that has feelings for Danny. As much as she tries to deny them, they are front and center. Danny pushes because if he doesn't, Anne will continue to fight her feelings. Funny how two siblings can live in the same house and see things totally different. For years Anne harbored ill feelings toward her mother and her brother never understood why. When Anne is finally honest with him, her brother begins to see things in a new light. I look forward to reading more books in this series.