**Note: I received an ARC of Torch in exchange for an honest review.**
SURPRISE: This book was not supposed to be released until Aug. 23rd, but it has been released early, so get it now!!!Torch on Amazon
So here's my honest review.
This book starts off HOT! That's because there's a fire. ;-) I bet you thought I meant something else didn't you. Don't worry, that comes later...hint, hint.
This is Cambria Hebert's first trip into Contemporary Romance and let me tell you, it should not be her last.
Here's the book blurb:
If you can’t take the heat… stay away from the flame.
Katie Parks has been on
her own since the age of fifteen. All she’s ever wanted is a place to call her
own—a life that is wholly hers that no one can take away. She thought she
finally had it, but with the strike of a single match, everything she worked so
hard for is reduced to a pile of smoking ash. And she almost is too.
she’s being stalked by someone who’s decided it’s her time to die. The only
thing standing in the path of her blazing death is sexy firefighter Holt Arkain.
Katie’s body might be safe with Holt… but her heart is another story.
the danger heats up, sparks fly and the only thing Katie knows for sure is that
her whole life is about to go up in flames.
*Torch is the first book in
the Take It Off series. The Take It Off series can be read out of order. Each
book in this series is a stand alone.
***This is a new adult contemporary novel and contains sexual content and graphic language. It is not intended for young adult readers.***
I have to say that I love Katie. She's a fiery redhead (like me, even if I pay for my red and hers comes naturally.) She's witty and quick with a comeback (like me.) It's like Cambria has met me and decided I'm just so awesome that she had to write a book about me. Ok, maybe not. Katie is only 22, an only child who lost her mother, didn't know her father and spent several years in a foster home. But she does love to shop at Target. (My husband is afraid that if they ever build a Super Target near us, he'll never see me again.) Oh, and there is someone trying to kill her although she has no idea why. I don't think I'm on anyone's hit list.
But let's talk about Holt! Who doesn't love a firefighter? He literally saves Katie's life, but is it just a case of him being in the right place at the right time or is it just too much of a coincidence? Can he protect her or is he trying to kill her?
You'll have to read it to find out. I really loved the story. I especially loved that I had no clue as to who was trying to kill her for much of the book.
Oh, as for that other heat...at one point, Katie asks Hoyt why he's helping her and he tells her and then he says "Kiss me Katie!" At that point, I wanted to kiss the man. I don't care that he was a character in a book. I was this close to leaning over and grabbing my husband for a kiss...which I'm sure he would not have minded, but I may have given him a heart attack, so I refrained. I had to read that scene twice because I loved it so much.
Interested yet? In Katie and Hoyt, not me and my husband. ;)
Torch is the first in the Take it Off series, but each book is going to be it's own standalone so you don't need to reach them each in order. But since Torch is available now, why not get it?
So again, here is is on Amazon: Torch by Cambria Hebert
And at Barnes & Noble: Torch for your Nook
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I'm giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars!
To learn more about Cambria, you can find her on her Facebook page.
Or her Website.
Updated to add: I have to share one more picture with a little teaser in it from Cambria. Now can you feel the heat?