Review: HOPE IGNITES (Hope #2) by Jaci Burton
Logan McCormack likes his isolated life on the ranch, until a movie crew starts filming there. When actress Desiree Jenkins blows into his life, she wrecks it harder than the Oklahoma winds with her brutal honesty and soft touch. Des knows this is a temporary stay, but she loves the open freedom of the land, and for the first time in her life, Des feels like she might have found a place she can call home, with a man she might be falling in love with. But Logan’s heart is tougher than the soil beneath them—can she convince him that they belong together?
Dawn’s Review 4.5 Stars
Who doesn’t love a hot and sexy cowboy? I know I’m not immune! And Logan McCormack in Hope Ignites is over-the-top dreamy and broody. Mix him with a self-assured movie star, Desiree Jenkins, and you have sparks flying all over the place.
This is the second in the Hope series, and can easily be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the first book, Hope Flames, but I never felt like I was missing anything. I’ve been a fan of Jaci’s since I started reading her Play by Play series. The last one I read, Thrown for a Curve, was not my fave, but I definitely wanted to read more by Jaci as I loved her earlier books in the series. The Hope series is one I plan to continue to read.
Jaci Burton delivered a story that instantly involved me in the lives of Logan and Des along with their friends and family. Logan comes across as a stoic, strong rancher who has some personal demons to deal with. Des is forever in the spotlight and her friends have some serious issues that they are facing. I really appreciated how Jaci handled those.
From the moment I picked this one up, I did not want to put it down. The push and pull between Logan and Des had me completely engrossed in knowing whether or not their two very diverse lives could work together. Throw in some steamy hot scenes and some stubbornness, and you have a book that kept me turning pages from beginning to end. I will note that there’s one part that is an inconsistency in Des’s family background that I expect was resolved in the final proofread. For me, that threw me off quite a bit. Overall, loved it and recommend it!
ARC provided by NetGalley for honest review
Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.. Visit her website at www.jaciburton.com for excerpts, her blog and contest information.