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Hope Flames by Jaci Burton
Series: Hope #1
Published by Berkley Publishing Group on 2014-01-07
Reviewed by Miranda
When it comes to love, they already know the rules...by heart. Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she’s not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again. That’s fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he’s devoted to the only faithful companion in his life—his police dog. Still, there’s something about Emma he can’t shake. When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they’re giving each other something they thought they’d lost forever...hope. FIRST IN A NEW SERIES!
Dr. Emma Burnett is finally living her dream. After a failed relationship and interruptions to her education, Emma is opening her own veterinary clinic in her hometown of Hope. While she may be deep in debt she is happier than ever as her clinic opens its doors. As if her first day couldn’t get any better, a smoking hot cop brings in his K-9 for treatment.
Officer Luke McCormack’s K-9 partner is hurt in the line of duty. It’s lucky for him that a new vet has opened in town. It is one surprise after another as Luke is not able to deny the sparks he shares with Emma. Luke is famous for his one-night stands but one night with Emma is simply not enough.
Emma lands in unexpected danger. Will Luke be able to rescue her or will he be the one breaking her heart?
The first book in Jaci Burton’s Hope series is smart, sexy and very romantic. There is even a bit of suspense thrown in for good measure. Hope Flames is rife with cuddly canines and sweet small town antics. I fell in love with Emma and Luke and their pets! I could not get enough of Daisy, Boomer & Annie. Emma is a strong character. I loved that she worked so hard to get to this point in her life and career. You can really feel her excitement regarding her clinic and her relationship with Luke. Emma turns Luke’s life upside down. She makes him feel things that have been foreign to him for a long time. The secondary characters are great as well. I can’t wait to see the rest of the characters find love.
Hope Flames is a contemporary romance success.