I received this book for free from NetGalley.com . This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Burn For Me by Shiloh Walker
Published by Macmillan on 2014-04-01
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, General, Romance, Suspense
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Scarred long ago by the disappearance of his mother, Nichole, Tate Bell aches to spend his days and nights with Ali Holmes, a woman he’s loved for years. But while Ali’s heart pines to be with Tate, her head has reservations... Ali knows that Tate has never forgiven his father for the fight he had with Nichole right before she left the house—and was never heard from again. Ali thinks that Tate's unresolved anger is a force to be reckoned with...even though the heat that blazes between them is undeniable. Now both Tate and Ali are left to wonder: Can love really conquer all? Get lost in a world of secrets and shadows in Burn for Me by Shiloh Walker.
Smoking hot with a hero that really believes himself so damaged and likely to be a monster because of his past.
Ali loves Tate with all her heart but knows this isn’t what he wants to hear. She’s been willing to be his lover in private but an acquaintance during the day. I use acquaintance instead of friend because in a lot of respects that is what it felt like. Did they spend some time together in public? Yes.. but… there is always a wall up and in many respects that sort of wall would make it seem like a lesser relationship than a friendship would have. She’s aware of the trauma of his past but if he won’t let her in why should she keep hurting herself by letting him give her so little of himself? I liked her willingness to push him away even as it hurt her but I loved the fact that when push comes to shove she really does open her arms to help him heal. She’s smart and someone that I would potentially love to know in real life as she has had a hard time in life but doesn’t let it break her.
Tate… my dear broody, stubborn as hell Tate.. I loved your depths and wish that you had woken up before you put Ali thru such pain. Well and put yourself thru the wringer as well as you work thru the pain of your past. I loved your strength and once you were confronted with the truth that you were honest about what you needed/wanted. I loved watching you struggle with what you believed was right even as others knew what you were doing to keep yourself hurting. You will love watching how sexy he is but I think the fact that he’s held on to what he had to in order to function was amazing. Was he right? No… but as you’ll see in the story it made sense even as much as it didn’t.
Overall a very good start to the series and I can’t wait to see more.