We are completely thrilled to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Lauren Blakely's CONSUMED BY YOU! CONSUMED BY YOU is the third standalone novel from Lauren’s New York Times bestselling Romance Series, Fighting Fire! This passionate, high-heat fireman romance series is a three-book series about sexy fireman and the women they love and is being published through Entangled Brazen. Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as
deeply emotional new adult stories --one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And CONSUMED BY YOU is absolutely no different! CONSUMED BY YOU is the next book in the red-hot Fighting Fire Series and is Travis and Cara’s sexy love story.
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Consumed by You (Fighting Fire #3) by Lauren Blakely
*Part of a series but can be read as standalone*
Cara Bailey has wanted Travis to be “the one” since they dated in high school. But they never could seem to make anything stick. Over the years as they would see each other through college and visits back to her hometown, they would have a few hot one night stands but then go their separate ways. Cara could never get him out of her head or her heart.
Travis was crystal clear he didn’t do relationships, but he was always up for some hot sex with a beautiful girl and Cara was the one he kept going back to. He wants her, but he stays away when she comes back to town to live for
good he knows she deserves better than what he can offer.
Then Cara changes the rules and decides she wants to have Travis fulfill all of her sexual fantasies in an attempt to get him out of her system. Travis is game, maybe he can get her out of his system too. But when the fire of their desire for each other continues to burn hot will either of them be able to walk away and not get burned.
This was a book that was an absolute pleasure to read from the first line--
“The dress she wore was pure torture. "
I recently read that a good book should capture the reader’s attention from the first line and this book definitely did just that.
The chemistry between Cara and Travis was blazing, fitting since Travis is a fireman. I love it when a couple really works well together. Though they both try to deny their feelings throughout the book it all played well together and kept me glued to the page. The reading flow was just right making for a very well written story. The background characters played an important part in getting Cara and Travis to realize they belonged together. I especially like when his mother pretty much smacks him upside the head when he reveals why he avoids relationships. Leave it to a mom to get a man to open his eyes and see the terrific woman in front of him.
The banter and sense of humor that Cara and Travis shared throughout the book was fun and exciting to read.
The sex scenes were scorching hot, Travis knows how to keep a girl satisfied why would Cara want anyone else.
Gotta love a man that’s good at dirty talk making it sexy and not cheesy.
“Does that sweet, sexy way you say my name mean you’re about ready to come on my tongue?” he asked, giving her the dirtiest of dirty looks.
Lauren Blakely does an excellent job developing the characters and breathing real life into the story. Cara and Travis were a real and believable couple.
I will definitely go back and read the other two books in the series. This is my first read of a Lauren Blakely
story but it most definitely will not be my last.
*RECEIVED AN ARC FROM NETGALLEY IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW*
But tonight, my God, it felt like anything could happen, and everything should happen. Maybe that’s what years of longing could do to a woman. She tried to concentrate on her mission—turning the tables on him, putting one over on the guys and their bet. But that motivation was growing muted and fuzzy as their bodies collided and he dropped his forehead against hers.
“I’ve been thinking about you all night,” he whispered hotly.
“What have you been thinking?” she asked, the
breathiness in her voice betraying how damn much she wanted him.
He didn’t answer right away. In the span of his silence, she imagined he’d give her a sweet line, because even when they were younger, he was a talker in moments like this, always telling her she was hot, he loved touching her, that sort of thing. But it was no rote compliment that fell from his lips.
His answer was simple.
“I’ve been wondering if red was a theme for you tonight.
If it extended across your entire wardrobe.”
She trembled, turning into putty in his hands at the implication. Damn, a few enticing words, and she was ready to launch herself at him. “You have some very interesting thoughts, Travis.”
“Oh, you don’t even know the half of it,” he said in a husky voice, low in her ear, the words sending a burst of tingles down her spine, settling between her legs in a sweet ache.
“Well, you were standing there drinking beer and thinking about my clothes. That’s a little odd,” she said, teasing him.
He yanked her body harder against him. “Did I say I was thinking about your clothes?” He wrenched back to look her in the eyes. His were full of dark intent, as if his filthy thoughts were written on them for her to read. He dipped his head to her neck, his warm breath on her bare skin. She shivered from the closeness, from the connection.
“Then tell me what you were thinking about,” she said.
“All I could do was imagine what you had on underneath this dress,” he said, fingering the slim strap on her shoulder. “And if that was red, too. If you were going to let me find out.”
Praise for CONSUMED BY YOU:
"A seductive tale of bets and propositions that will ignite your senses and warm your heart." - Patricia at A Literary Perusal
"This book was amazing!! Cara and Travis are awesome together! They can go from friendly joking to smoldering lovers in the blink of an eye. A 5-Star Read!" - Book Lovers Obsession
"I totally loved Consumed by You. It was an amazing book about second chances, about finding and fighting for what you want in life, about sexy deals and, of course, about how easy is to fall in love with a firefighter as awesome as Travis Jansen, my new addition to the book boyfriend collection." - Angelica at Collector of Book Boyfriends
"The intensity that flows between Travis and Cara not only consumes them, but the reader as well." - Liz's Reading Life
ABOUT CONSUMED BY YOU:
A sexy romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...
She’s playing with fire…
Dog trainer Cara Bailey wants to find “the one,” but fantasizing
Travis doesn’t do relationships, so no matter how badly he wants the pretty little brunette, he keeps his distance.
CONSUMED BY YOU is a full-length, standalone romance novel that follows Travis and Cara’s scorching story.
And don’t miss the first two titles in the Fighting Fire series!
About Lauren Blakely: