Thursday, October 6, 2016

[Release Blitz + Review] Controlled Burn by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Controlled Burn
Series: Kilgore Fire #4
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 5, 2016 
Cover Model: Shane Williams 
Photographer: Furious Fotog 

July Dupree and Dean ‘PD’ Hargrove fell head over heels in love. When PD comes home to tell July the good news about joining the SWAT team as a tactical medic, everything changes.
July can’t fathom why PD would want to be a cop in this day and age. Wasn’t it enough that he already had a dangerous job with the fire department? Now he has to add another, even more dangerous, job to the equation? With so many cruel people in the world who make a sport out of hurting cops just because of the badge they wear, she has to make him understand. But when he refuses to listen to her reasoning, she feels she has no other choice but to issue an ultimatum: her or the SWAT team.
Dean doesn’t like ultimatums. He’s furious with July for putting him in the awful position of having to choose between a dream and her.
July never believes for a second that he’d choose the SWAT team over her, but she is wrong.
A year later, they’re both still in love with each other, but neither one is willing to budge regardless of their feelings.
July’s feelings for Dean haven’t changed, in fact her love for him has only grown. But seeing him living his life seemingly unaffected by the loss of what they had breaks her heart over and over each time she sees him.
Dean has a good poker face, though. He’s just going through the motions of his life until finally, the smoldering embers of his feelings erupt into a full-on blaze of emotion, burning through everything but his love for July. When the smoke clears, Dean wants to know if they can reignite the fire of their love or is he destined to live his life in a constant state of controlled burn?

4.5 Stars!

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, kidnapping, secrets, and heartbreak.

Before reading this story please read the below books first...
Shock Advised (Kilgore Fire #1)
Flash Point (Kilgore Fire #2)
Oxygen Deprived (Kilgore Fire #3)

This is July and Dean’s story. July is worried about all of Dean’s dangerous jobs. After it starts affecting their relationship they break up. Both of them love each other but can’t deal with the fall out of all the worrying about each other. But enough is enough the love has not dulled and they both miss each other with everything they have. The more they talk and go over the past the more they start to understand each other better but danger is lurking around the corner and is about to take away all Dean holds close to his heart. Will he be able to handle the pain? Can he fight for who he wants? What happens if that person is never the same? Can they still make it? July has to fight her way back to Dean but can she? Or will it be too late?

I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read.

I highly recommend this book.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.  



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