Blurb: Abby Raines is leaving Las Vegas. She’s trading the glitter and excess of her hometown for the rolling hills and lush forests of Rapid City, South Dakota. She’s taken her first real job and she’s determined to succeed on her own.
Mark Marsten traded the Texas range for the Army Rangers years ago and never looked back. Now, he’s settled permanently in Rapid City with the remaining members of his Special Forces unit. He thought he had it all, well almost anyway. Until a sassy redhead with a sharp tongue and body to die for rolled into town.
Mark knows he’s too much for her long-term, but he can’t resist a fling with Rapid City’s newest resident. He thought he knew the game. After all, it’s his game. And always his rules. But more and more it feels like Abby is the one holding all the cards.
Burnout is a series but each novel can stand alone on its own. You do not have to read Tex to enjoy the others. It is the only novel in the series with BDSM. If you don’t like BDSM skip this one. Fair warning: the kink factor is extremely high.
Review: This was a reread for me, so not a new one. For hotness/sexy factor, this rates pretty high, but there are parts that push my comfort level beyond something I find sexy and that puts the overall rating down for me.
Both Mark and Abby are pretty decent characters, but don’t have a depth that I’ve found in other books in the same genre. This is definitely one of those stories that has a whole lot more steam than story, though what story there is is good.
As a second read, I ran across more things that kind of bugged me than I noticed on the first round so I don’t think I liked this as much as the first time I read it. If you are in the mood for hot and steamy that pushes some serious boundaries on the kinky scale, this would be a good choice. If your looking for a deep emotional story, might skip this one.