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Melanie Carmichael is intelligent and driven, yet filled with regret. She has fallen in love with gorgeous Jonah Steel, but fears she may never be able to tell him. The demons from her past have come for her…and she may not get out alive.
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.
5 Star Review by Kristie K
Helen Hardt has done it again, a true master in the art of romantic suspense, she has completely surpassed herself with Burn…
Jonah Steel is determined to uncover the mysteries surrounding his family, while also uncovering the delectable secrets hidden under the demure sweater sets of Dr. Melanie Carmichael. The stunning woman has Joe by the balls, and he can’t find it within himself to mind…nope, not one little bit. When something from her past comes back to haunt her, Jonah won’t rest until he knows she is safe.
Melanie Carmichael has dedicated her life to helping others overcome the traumas of their past. Her work with the Steel family brought her face to face with Jonah Steel, the one man she can’t say no to. As her relationship with Jonah grows hotter, Melanie loses her heart to the masculine and ruggedly gorgeous Steel brother. Even as she helps to uncover the truth behind their haunted past, a nightmare from her own resurfaces. Melanie is left feeling frightened and vulnerable, and as Jonah vows to keep her safe, Melanie falls even deeper in love with her handsome rancher. But, as more secrets are revealed, and more questions arise, can their love survive?
Holy cliffhanger! Ms. Hardt has left me reeling yet again, with another humongous book hangover, and the distinct desire to crawl into her big brain and get ALL THE ANSWERS!!
While Burn comes through with answers, it brings to light even more questions about the Steel family and the skeletons in their closet. The web of deceit, lies, and treachery continues to grow with each new reveal. The casualties continue, with devastation hitting those close to the family as well as the family themselves. With every installment in the series, Ms. Hardt drags you further and further into her labyrinth of dark secrets, hidden atrocities, and lost innocence. Every chapter demanded I read another, until I reached the end and there was no more to be had. The plot and storyline continue to be meticulously planned, weaving a story so complex and suspenseful that I am left breathless. I honestly don’t know how Ms. Hardt keeps it all straight!
The writing is flawless, well done and easy to read. Burn keeps you hooked from beginning to end, and beyond. The character development is incredible, each one complex and distinct. Each character their own person, and each one completely real and relatable. I fall more and more in love with this series with each new release.
I am already twitching for my next fix… I am an addict, and Helen Hardt is my dealer.