Burn by CD Reiss

4 stars

“What we have isn’t something we made. It’s something that existed before we even met.”

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It’s been a while since I last sank my teeth into the Songs of Submission series, for some reason I stopped in the middle and didn’t pick it up. Well, I’m baaaacccckkkkk and loving Jonathon and all of his domineering and stalkerish ways (that just seem to work in this series).

So if you haven’t read this series there will be mild spoilers. If you have… well you already know lol.

Burn is about Monica and Jonathon, a couple that started out as just sex but has turned into so much more. Monica has fought for years to make it in the music industry and she comes to realize her relationship with Jonathon could jeopardize that before it even begins. Jonathon wants Monica in his life, but only when she comes to him.

“When this ice cube melts, I’m going to make love to you so slow, everyone in this hotel is going to know my name. It won’t be play. It’s going to be dead serious.”

It was very easy to get back into the swing of this series even though it had been a long time since I read the previous books. Reiss is a very eloquent writer and I could read this book without any breaks in the flow. I love how LA has such a strong presence in this series, it’s my hometown and CD nails it! (Probably because she lives here too).

The angst was delicious and the tension palpable. I just wish the plot was a little bit more focused, some of it seems all over the place with the side characters. But still a great, unique series with characters I love to read about. I need to get my shit together and finish this wonderful series.

“I feel your hands on your phone when you read my texts. I go to the Stock after your shifts just to stand where you’ve stood. I fall asleep on the pillow you used when you were in my bed. I need to share whatever piece of the world you’re in. Tell me you don’t feel the same.”


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