Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Blog Tour: Burn by Brooke Cumberland; Dream Cast, Review + Giveaway

I'm excited to be a part of the blog tour for Burn by Brooke Cumberland. I've been looking forward to Burn, since reading the first book, Spark!

Burn (Spark #2)
Author: Brooke Cumberland
Release Date: 29 September 2013

Just when Velaney thinks she is safe again…her worst nightmare comes back to haunt her.

Eric is dealing with his own insecurities as he tries to accept Velaney’s decision to help the enemy…can he get past it? Will they be there for each other in the end?

He struggles to step aside and trust Velaney...but will his past keep him from doing so? Can he let go in order to move forward?

Velaney and Eric had their fair share of ups and downs in SPARK…they love was undeniable and intense. Just when you think they could get their happily ever after…pasts collide and merge together…will they fight for what they want?

Or will their love crash and burn?

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Dreams Cast

Taylor Kinney as Eric Reilley

Kendall Jenner as Velaney Wills


*It's probably best not to read this review, if you haven't read the previous book (Spark). There may be some spoilers.*

I was so looking forward to starting Burn after the ending of Spark left me mouth open, blinking in surprise. Burn picks up straight where the first book leaves off, with Eric and Velaney on a plane to visit Eric's family. Then the unthinkable happens, Velaney sees Aidan, her cruel and twisted brother, on their plane....cue ominous music. Seriously though, that guy made me want to smash my kindle into tiny pieces!!

Velaney is always an interesting mix, she has an independent and strong demeanour but there's a vulnerability she fights to keep hidden. She just takes blow after blow in this book, and my heart killed for her that she had to endure so much more pain after everything she's already been through in her life. Velaney tries to push Eric away for his own good, and I just wanted them to sit down and talk, to fight for their love.
And I'll try not to give anything away- but Velaney is a much bigger person than I am, if I was her I'd have told her family to get lost.....that's all I'm going to say on that bit of the story!

I loved Eric even more in this book....I didn't think it was particularly possible! I got my wish, and we learn so much more about him in this book. We finally understand his own traumatic past and the pain he's had to endure. I love the depth his character received from learning more about his past and his family. He's also completely dedicated to Velaney, and I loved how unfaltering his love was, even when she did everything she could to shut him out. And of course he's still sexy as hell!

This book definitely has lots of ups and downs, and plenty of drama and emotion to keep you reading. My frustration was off the charts for a while, whilst I waited for Velaney to realise that she couldn't push everyone away and that she certainly couldn't be without Eric. I could understand her pain though, I just wanted everyone to be happy!
I loved Carissa and I'm so excited to read her story, she definitely deserves her own HEA!
I'm not sure if it makes me totally blood thirsty, but the only thing I wanted more than for Eric and Velaney to be happy, was for someone to finally snap and do something about Aidan, permanently. Seriously!

This sequel pulls together all the questions and loose threads from Spark, and delivers all the answers I needed! The last few chapters were utterly sweet and everything comes together in a touching way that was so fitting for the story.
This is filled with heartbreak, love, pain, and sexiness! I'd definitely recommend the Spark series.

*I received an ARC for my honest review. Thank you!

About the Author

Brooke is a midwestern gal, from the cheese state of Wisconsin! Go Packers! She's a stay-at-home mom of three beautiful children (one daughter & two stepsons) and a black fury dog. She's studied psychology in college, and counseling and education in graduate school where she found her love for writing. Most days you can find her reading or writing, or just hanging out with her family! She loves movies, cooking, and shopping! She's addicted to Starbucks, Coach purses, and wearing yoga pants.
Author Links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon


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