Thursday, November 5, 2015


Title:  Burn for You
Series:  Protector #3
Author:  Stephanie Reid
Release Date:  October 16, 2015

 Vic Russo is just one of the guys. Except she’s not a guy. A paramedic, affectionately known as Vic within her firehouse, Victoria is a permanent fixture in the friend zone. But when her childhood crush, firefighter Graham McAndrew, becomes single once again, she decides enough is enough. It’s time for Graham to see her as the woman she’s become. There’s only one problem. A photo of her in the arms of another man has captured the nation’s attention.

Jason Meadows is not thrilled to have his police work interrupted by a small media craze. In fact, he’d be content never to see Victoria or that photo-gone-viral again. But a series of fires in town, paired with a growing attraction to the quirky paramedic, make staying away impossible.

Determined to ferret out a potential killer, Jason enlists Victoria’s help as his eyes and ears inside the firehouse. And while threats rise from within, Victoria is forced to choose between the love of her past and the man who’s ignited her fire within.

After reading a bunch of dirtier and/or darker romance books I was in the mood for a sweeter, simple standard romance.  That's exactly what I got with Stephanie Reid's Burn for You.  

Burn for You is the story of paramedic Victoria (Vic) Russo and Police Officer Jason Meadows.  Vic is definitely not a girly girl.  She's grown up with cops and firefighters in the family and she decided to follow in their footsteps.  She has short hair and is a bit of tomboy.  Because of this people mistake her for one of the guys.  At heart she is all girl.  

Jason is a cop who really wants to be on vice.  Instead of getting put on vice his lieutenant sends him to arson training school in order to make him the new arson investigator.  Jason is strong and sexy, and a bit of a nerd. 

When Jason and Vic meet, Jason is immediately drawn to Victoria, but she still likes her old childhood friend.  She's not looking for anything else, but she is somewhat drawn to Jason.   Eventually the sparks fly between the two and they discover what everyone sees from the beginning - that they are meant for each other.

Burn for You was a little predictable, but I sometimes like that in a book (that's why I read romance).  I'm a girly girl so Vic wasn't someone I could completely relate to, but I did like her.  She was strong, but she still had a fragile heart.  I loved Jason.  He sounds like a bit of a nerd and very adorable.  

I liked the Burn for You and give it FOUR STARS!

Stephanie Reid writes contemporary romances with heart, humor, and a happily ever after. She holds a master's degree in Human Development Counseling and enjoys using counseling theories on her fictional characters (and from time to time her husband).
She draws inspiration for her stories from life experience, and when writing, she frequently asks her police officer husband for his input on all things law enforcement. They've agreed not to discuss the bits of advice she doesn't take when it doesn't serve her plots well, and this makes for a very harmonious marriage.
Born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, Stephanie now resides with her husband and three children in central Illinois.

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