Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton – Review & Giveaway
Hope Series – Book #2
by Jaci Burton
Release Date: March 25, 2014
Links to order Hope Ignites: Amazon / Barnes and Noble / The Book Depository
Logan McCormack likes his isolated life on the ranch, until a movie crew starts filming there. When actress Desiree Jenkins blows into his life, she wrecks it harder than the Oklahoma winds with her brutal honesty and soft touch. Des knows this is a temporary stay, but she loves the open freedom of the land, and for the first time in her life, Des feels like she might have found a place she can call home, with a man she might be falling in love with. But Logan’s heart is tougher than the soil beneath them—can she convince him that they belong together?
Hope Ignites is the 2nd book in Jaci Burton’s Hope series. I loved the first book in this series, Hope Flames and couldn’t wait to read this book. I have to say after reading Hope Ignites, that Jaci Burton is quickly rising on my must read list. This was a wonderful book, and a fabulous couple. Logan is our hero, as we met him in the first book, being Luke’s brother. Logan is not interested in anything but taking care of his ranch. He is not interested in woman or relationships, other than a one night stand. Logan has a long memory of the mother who left them, and refuses to allow himself to suffer like his father did. He has no intention of allowing any woman into his life.
When he agrees to let a film production use part of his huge property to film a movie, he has no idea that his life is about to change. We meet our fabulous heroine, Desiree Jenkins (Des), a famous actress, who is the star of the movie. She is an awesome heroine; strong, confident, refreshingly honest, and fun loving. It doesn’t take long for Des to notice the hot ranch owner, and once she does, Logan doesn’t stand a chance when he is caught up in the whirlwind called Des. Martha, who is Logan’s housekeeper is a big fan of Des and her leading man, Colt; and that opens the door, as she enlists Logan’s aid to visit the set and meet the cast.
What follows is a fantastic hot steamy romance of a couple, who are enjoying the moment, knowing there is no future for them. Logan becomes obsessed with Des, but knows she has her career, and loves what she is doing. He loves his ranch, and has no thought of becoming part of the wild world of the film industry. Des, in between her filming, learns all about the small town of Hope, and Logan’s ranch. She dreams of having a place of her own, away from the glare of the public, but at the same time loves her career. But for the couple of months in Hope, Logan and Des become totally involved and it’s fun to get to see some of the characters we met in the first book. I really enjoyed the buildup of this romance, and Burton has quite a few sizzling sex scenes that truly will steam up your kindle (if you have paper, then your mirror will steam up). 🙂
They made such a great fun couple, though at times I wanted to smack Logan for being so nasty to Des, letting his past (the mother who left them) effect his thinking.
I loved Des’s relationship with her leading man, Colt, who is her best friend. Colt is gay, and is still in the closet; as he hides his relationship with Tony, his boyfriend. Many people, including Logan, at first, think of Des and Colt as having a relationship, which helps Colt hide the truth. But Des tries to convince him not to hide and to come out and live openly. Nice friendship between them, very well done.
Hope Ignites was a wonderful fun and sexy romance that pulls you totally in. Des was absolutely wonderful, and she is perfect for Logan. Will they find a way to get past the major obstacles stand in their way? Will Logan ever get past his thinking all woman are like his mother, and trust Des? Will Colt find his happy ending? You will have to read this fabulous book to find out. I will say that Jaci Burton gives us a wonderful and uplifting climax that rivals some great movies that we have seen. Wonderful!
Reviewed by Barb
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