Book Review: Ignited

Ignited (Whiskey Nights #2) by Suzannah Daniels: IGNITED is a new adult, contemporary romance intended for adult readers.

James “Hawk” Hawkins always knew he’d be a firefighter. At twenty-four years of age, he’s dedicated his entire adulthood to the perilous job of saving lives and extinguishing flames. After a chance encounter, he carries a young woman to safety, but it’s unlike any rescue he’s ever performed. She touches something deep inside of him, not because he finds her attractive, which he does, but because she doesn’t want to be saved. For the first time in his life, he doesn’t need to put out a fire…he needs to start one.

Twenty-year-old Amber Lawson escaped to the small town of Creekview, Tennessee. She was running…fleeing from a tragedy that left her heartbroken and shrouded in despair. Struggling with the desolation that has engulfed her, she tries to start anew, hoping that if she evades the reminders of her past, she can slowly begin to heal.

Hawk is determined to rekindle her passion for life. Along the way, he realizes that’s not the only passion he wants to ignite. With his heart on the line, it could be his most hazardous rescue yet.

Plus, a bonus scene from Mason and Lexi of WASTED.

IGNITED is the second book in the WHISKEY NIGHTS series. Since each book focuses on a different couple, they can be read as stand-alones, but many readers may prefer to read them in order for maximum enjoyment.

Wasted #1
Ignited #2
Deceived #3 (coming 2015)

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Ignited generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.**

After reading and really enjoying book one of the Whiskey Nights series I was thrilled Hawk would be getting his own story. Unfortunately, for me, the plot and heroine fell a little flat.

Hawk caught my attention in Wasted during scenes at the bar. From his interactions I knew immediately he was a man that would make a good hero, a good savior. Being a firefighter, Hawk feels the need to save and protect. This came through beautifully in his character. And while I thought a love connection was going to made with the comical Haley, I understand the author's choice of choosing someone like Amber to catch Hawk's eye. Understanding doesn't mean I agree necessarily, because I was hoping for someone to be Hawk's equal.

Amber was in need of saving. Her story saddens the reader enough to feel for her but there were times it felt like too much wallowing and not enough reasons why. I never felt a connection with her character, I never felt as though she became Hawk's equal. She was always just someone in need of saving and she filled the role of damsel.

Ignited turned out to be a completely different book than what I was expecting. Where Wasted was laced with humor and witty dialogue I felt this book lacked in that very much. The dialogue didn't feel as clean to me but instead clunky in places. I found myself skimming through parts rather being immersed in the words. I still find Mason and Lexi to be great characters, I'll keep a soft spot for Hawk in my heart, and still look forward to reading the story of confident, sassy Seren in the next book of the series.

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