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Liz Loves Books

I love to read and to talk about books. I review many of the books I read. I do not accept any author/publisher submissions for reviews. I do not read or review ARCs. I do not enter any giveaways or contests. I obtain the books I review by purchasing them at the same price they are offered to the general public at the time of purchase. My reviews are intended for the use of my fellow readers. They are not advertising or promotion. They are not beta reads or constructive criticism or editing or advice to the author. My only obligation to the author is to pay the price charged for the book at the time of purchase. My reviews are sometimes critical and I will not stop posting critical reviews just to spare delicate authors' feelings. I am happy to make new friends, but friend requests from authors or promoters who have few or no books (and/or friends) in common with me and write or promote categories I do not read (especially new adult) will be ignored. I used to read more self-published books. After recent meltdowns by self-published authors, I now only read self-published authors I've previously read or who have been recommended to me by fellow readers I trust. I also used to read young adult/new adult books but rarely do so now.

The Burn List

The Burn List - Julia Devlin The Burn List is a fun, sexy and sweet friends-to-lovers story with a wonderful hero and heroine. Lukas is the best kind of alpha male, dominent and protective and a super sexy fireman. Abby is sweet and though she is a heroine with self-esteem issues, we get to see her grow out of them and learn to stand up for herself.The love scenes a some of the hottest I've read this year. The chemistry between the leads is both intense and realistic which is a little surprising in a book this short. It helps, I think, that they start out as friends.There are secondary characters but they are not well developed. Neither is the location. In fact, I don't remember where the story was taking place. This was the book's main weakness to me. It didn't feel fully fleshed out and was a bit too concentrated on the hero and heroine. Even on the occasions when they are out with others they spend a part of that time alone or it feels like they do. I also don't remember the heroine having any friends which did not make any sense to me, especially since she's both sweet and fun.Still, I enjoyed this book a lot and woulld have liked more of it.