Series: Slow Burn #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: October 17, 2017
Format: eBook, 348 pages
How I got it: Kindle Unlimited
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Buy it: Amazon
Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract—and a stunning ring.
The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.
As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending…or a recipe for disaster?
Burn for You is one of those books that snuck under my radar for the longest time. It wasn’t until I saw all the excitement over the second book, Melt for You, that I decided I needed to check it out. I’m really glad I did, too. It was a wonderful book and it introduced me to another new to me author. I can’t wait to read more of J.T.’s books.
Bianca and Jax were absolutely amazing. Their chemistry was super hot and I loved the delicious slow burn that came with their story. Bianca was fun and sassy and driven. I adored her. She was a heroine after my own heart. Jax was the perfect grumpy hero. (I do love me some grouchy men.) The match between the sassy chef and the prickly business might seem a little strange on the surface, but it really worked. I loved the enemies to friends to lovers — with a fake relationship mixed in there, too — story. It was done so well and was so believable. I fell hard for both Jax and Bianca and had plenty of swoons and feels during this book.
The enemies to lovers (or “slap slap kiss”) trope is one of my favorites and it’s been awhile since I read one quite as good as this. Add to that some Beauty & the Beast vibes and that great slow burn and it was a total Kim book. I can’t wait to read more from this author!
“Just because trash can be recycled doesn’t mean you deserve another chance.”
“I think sometimes it’s easier for a man to be the worst version of himself than to let the world keep breaking his heart.”
“You don’t care about my money, and you’re kind, and responsible, and you’re not afraid to call me on my shit, and you’re so fucking beautiful it sometimes hurts to look at you, like I’m gazing into the sun and could go blind if I stare too long.”
“Because of all the marvelous and terrible things we can experience in this life, love is the only one that will last beyond it.”
Have you read any of J.T. Geissinger’s books?
Which should I read next?