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Burn For Me: A hot contemporary romance with a strong emphasis on family.

Burn for Me
A Rancho Del Cielo Romance
by Dee Tenorio

Once burned is all it takes…

Twelve years ago, Raul Montenga left home to live life on his own terms. Yet for just as long, his nights have sizzled with erotic dreams of Penelope, the girl he left behind. Enough is enough. It’s time to find out if the sparks are real, or all in his head.

Not that he expected a warm welcome, but her cold shoulder and icy rejection sting more than he cares to admit. So he’s more than a little surprised to find her tomboy daughter standing nervously on his porch…claiming to be his child.

Dr. Penelope Gibson’s worst nightmare isn’t that her daughter wants to know her daddy. It’s facing—and keeping at arm’s length—her biggest youthful mistake. Now he’s back and the feelings she’d thought frozen solid are melting fast. Along with her inhibitions, her clothes and her better judgment.

Problem is, Raul’s not content to stop at getting acquainted with her daughter. He wants it all—Penelope’s love, her body and her soul. After twelve years building a life without him, though, she’s not sure she trusts him—or herself—enough to try.
My review guidelines can be found HERE.

by Scott Carpenter
  • Sexy but not very suggestive of the conflicts.
  • Handwriting font choice, a good echo of the fire theme.

  • M/F
  • Virginity

  • Read it in a day. Started it Sunday morning (10:00) and put off my shower until the very last minute (12:30). Had to be at the in-laws by 1! Came home and read the rest while multitasking (sorting blueberries and chatting online).

  • Doesn't feel like a short story but only clocks in at 150 pages.

  • Addresses some interesting racial issues and the way a family will turn a blind eye. This really struck a cord with me, as I have been told to hold my tongue in the past when an elder slanders a whole group of people out of hand.

  • Awesome character development:

  • Chloe is an awesome character! It would be really cool to read about her all grown up. She stood so strong against everything.

  • And the development of mom... well that was astonishing. The depth echoes real life. Specifically, when you grow up and realize your parents are not just mom and dad but people with all those flaws.

  • Pen's emotional conflict rang true. This book sucked me in and I will be looking forward to more stories from Ms. Tenorio!

Teflon Panties' post HERE incited my lust for this book, and a dear friend got it for me for my birthday! Thanks again, darlkink!

This book was spotlighted on my Tuesday Teaser HERE.

Read a sentence from page 56 HERE.

Read about a hot dream and cold reality in the excerpt HERE.

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What a great review hon. Ms. Dee does write some very hot books!

Sounds like a good story, great review!

Oh glad to hear how much you enjoyed this one. I really liked her shiter story I'll have to get this.

Sounds like it was a really involving read!

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