Series: Phoenix Fire #1
Published by Kensington Books on 2014-01-28
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Eve Bradley was undercover looking for a story, not a cause. But something about the man they called Subject Thirteen got her involved. The scientists said he was a devil, and they had a decent case: Terrifying power. A bad attitude. And looks that could lead anyone to sin. Cain O'Connor knows the minute he catches her candy scent that Eve could drive him wild. But she's a threat - in a way no one has been for him in years.
Burn For Me is a fast paced high octane thrill ride. It is so corny and full of sexy happy fun times I couldn’t put it down. The best way I can describe Burn For Me is think of one of those silly SYFY channel movies, Ice Road Nightmare or Ghost Shark, meets late night Cinemax Channel.
Burn For Me is about a reporter who goes under cover at a government run testing facility. She discovers that not every subject is there voluntarily. Eve sets out to bring down the men running this facility. On her first day she witnesses the torture of Subject 13. Eve can’t stand back and just watch, so she sneaks back in to free him. Only she is discovered by the evil doctor and he locks up Eve as well. Soon Eve and Subject 13 are able to escape and the book is about them running from and eventually taking down the evil doctor to put an end to his mad scientist ways.
I liked this book. I can honestly say I am not in love with it. Burn For Me was a kind of a hokey read. While unrealistic in some aspects it was fast paced and entertaining. I felt like the chemistry sizzled for Eve and Subject 13 (Cain). From the moment their eyes meet they are drawn to each other. Cain is a Phoenix, an immortal being that is born again and again out of the flames of hell. Eve is the one paranormal woman able to withstand his flames. Each time Cain is reborn his beast gets stronger and his sanity slips a little more. Eve is also the one being that can help him stay sane. There was one part in the story where they are fighting savage vampires in a cave and Cain dies and rises out of the ashes. This beast is chasing Eve and killing vampires. Of course to sooth the wild beast Eve does the deed with Cain up against a cave wall. I was like, come on really, is right now a good time to have happy sexy fun time? I guess when a sexy naked immortal male wants to get on his knees for you then I guess anytime is the right time. Even if there are savage vampires and mad scientists only minutes from discovering their hiding spot in the cave.
In the end, even with the corny sex scenes and a plot right off the SYFY Channel, I did find Burn For Me to be entertaining. Of course, Eve and Cain may have a happy ending, kill the bad guys and all that, but there is always someone higher up the food chain. I am curious enough for the next book in the series which is about a vampire and a female Phoenix that escaped from the same program. If you are looking for a read that ends up being enjoyable if somewhat unbelievable then read Burn For Me because this book ended up being a decent read.