Author: Nikki Duncan
Buy Link: Buy Burned Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Donna
Behind every stubborn man’s downfall (into love) is a determined woman.
Whispering Cove, Book 4
Vic Hayes is content with life in Whispering Cove. She owns a successful salon, has great friends and her perfectly manicured nail is on the pulse of the town’s gossip. For real happiness, she’s only missing one thing—a man. Settling for less than the perfect man, though, isn’t in her nature. He just has to see her as more than his best friend.
Widower Hauk Michaelsen always dreamed of escaping Whispering Cove, until single fatherhood, too young, made it impossible. He enjoys his life as owner of the small town pub. Friends, gossip, and his young daughter keep things jumping. He would do anything for his little girl, but he can’t give her the one thing she desires most—a mother.
When Vic and Hauk are teamed up for a Fall Festival project, sparks ignite suppressed flames. Testing boundaries they’ve never crossed, they find themselves eager to risk more—if Vic can convince Hauk that history won’t be repeated if he takes another chance on love.
To all the lonely guys out there: beware best (girl)friends and invites for coffee at the crack of dawn. It’s possibly not your double shot mocha latte she’s looking to wrap her hands or her lips around.
Hauk is a man who has been dealt a crappy hand in life. He married his highschool sweetheart when she got pregnant, giving up his dreams of becoming an attorney, only to have her become bitter, resentful and then die while attempting to leave him and their little girl behind. A second relationship ended in disaster and death, so it’s no wonder Hauk thinks he may be cursed to never find a lasting love. It is easier to just stop trying.
Victoria has seen her fair share of heartache. But she has put her chin up and grinned through all the pain until finally it stopped hurting. But she still aches for Hauk, her best friend and the only man to ever own her heart.
Burned is an emotional see-saw with tears of sorrow followed by tears of joy. I laughed and cried, said “awww” and got hot under the collar while following the realistic story of a town full of wonderful characters. The story is well written with excellent dialog, a charming setting and steamy sex. Yum! More, please!