Published by Entangled on August 11th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Consumed By You is the next book in the red-hot Fighting Fire Series. Consumed By You is Travis and Cara’s sexy love story.
She’s playing with fire…
Dog trainer Cara Bailey wants to find “the one,” but fantasizing about her sexy-as-hell client, firefighter Travis Jansen, is getting in the way. Her only option? Get the confirmed bachelor out of her system-in every position possible-so she can settle down with Mr. Right. Starting right now.
Travis doesn’t do relationships, so no matter how badly he wants the pretty little brunette, he keeps his distance. Until Cara goes and changes the game. She’ll fulfill all of his fantasies if he agrees to walk away when it’s over. But when the wildfire between them blazes out of control, it will consume everything-and everyone-in its path….
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5 stars review
Thank you Lauren for writing the sexiest book boyfriends ever! I totally loved Consumed by You, it was an amazing book about second… Not, third…. Not, fourth…. Ok, N-th 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 and Travis Jansen, my new addition to the BBF collection.
The story begins in the middle of Travis and Cara’s love story. They were a couple I’m high school and has been hooking up along the last 10 years, when Cara came to visit her family in their hometown, but that was it, only hook ups, nothing else, but Cara is back in town, and Travis can’t stop thinking of her, about how beautiful she is and how amazing they are when they are having sex… So, with the help of Becker and Megan, they end up having a “fling” again, one sexy, steamy, sweaty, and marvelous fling that could lead into something else…. Only if they weren’t so BLIND!
I loved Travis and Cara together, their chemistry is perfect, they can’t keep their hands off each other and they have the best time training Henry, Travis’s dog. Did I say Travis is amazing? But annoyingly blind? Well, both of them are blind and so stubborn, UGH! Why oh why? But this added to the story the perfect amount of drama to keep me reading this book up until the 3 in the morning because I needed to know how it would end.
If your weakness are the sexy firefighters, you have to read this. And if you haven’t read any book about sexy firefighters, with a dirty mouth and a perfect sex-pertise, you have to read this book. 100% recommended!
4 Star Review
I started Consumed by You without realizing it was #3 in the Fighting Fire series and now I WANT TO READ THE FIRST 2 BOOKS!!!
Consumed by You…I like to describe it as “the obvious, but oblivious” book. Here we have Cara and Travis, who have been (I’m going to be blunt here lol)…“f*ck buddies” for the past 10 years. They tried the whole dating thing in high school and they were crazy mad for each other, but they always knew their relationship had an “expiration date” per say…they were going to different colleges in different states, so they knew things were going to end, so they made the best of their time together…with mind blowing, toe curling s*x *wink*. Like I said, over the past 10 years, when they would find themselves in the same area (Travis still lived in their hometown and Cara came to visit because some of her family lived there), they would hook up. Every time it was amazing and they never seemed to be able to get enough of each other…they were consumed by each other. But in the end Travis “didn’t do relationships” (for his own reasoning) and Cara wanted a relationship, desperately. She wanted a relationship that she knew would go beyond the s*x. She saw her adoptive family have it all: the white picket fence, the happy marriage, the 2.5 kids, etc. They had everything she wanted and she knew Travis wasn’t willing to give that to her, so their “relationship” never went beyond the living room couch, the kitchen counter, the top of the drying machine, the back yard, in the garage on the hood of her car…you get my drift *wink*. But what they don’t see is all along; they are not only consumed by each other, but IN LOVE with each other. Hence, “the obvious, but oblivious” I mentioned above. They are both so wrapped up in what they want and don’t want that they nearly miss out on what they already have…each other! Just because you think you know what you want in life, doesn’t always mean that is truly what you need.
“She’d found something she wanted more than her carefully detailed and neatly planned blueprint for happiness. She wanted Travis, and she’d have to find a way to meet him in the middle.” –Cara.
This book is about two people figuring that out. Want versus need. They may want one thing, but in the end they needed the same thing….each other.
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.”