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Burn by Suzanne Wright: First Five

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BLURB~

The first book in Suzanne Wright’s bestselling witty, paranormal romance series, Dark in You.

Part of a small demon lair in Las Vegas, tattooist Harper Wallis lives a pretty simple life. That changes overnight when she discovers that her psychic mate, or ‘anchor’, is a guy who’s rumoured to be the most powerful demon in existence. Compelling, full of secrets and armed with raw sexuality, Knox Thorne is determined to claim her as his anchor, creating a psychic bond that will prevent their inner demons from ever turning rogue.

The billionaire also wants Harper in his bed.

She’s not so sure she wants either of those things. No one seems to know what breed of demon Knox is, only that he’s more dangerous than anything she’s ever before encountered. But he refuses to walk away. And when an unknown danger starts closing in on Harper, it seems that Knox is the only one who can keep her safe.

As Prime of his Las Vegas lair and a successful businessman, Knox Thorne is used to being in control. He’s also used to people fearing and obeying him. Harper does neither, which unexpectedly amuses him. Unpredictable, elusive and complex, she draws Knox and his inner demon like nothing ever has.

Knox is used to getting what he wants, and he wants Harper. He’ll have her, and he’ll keep her safe from the threat that looms over her. Because Knox protects what’s his. He won’t allow anyone to take her from him. Even if it will mean letting the demon inside him rise and wreak the havoc it was created to make.

A whole lot of action and excitement. Add in lots of sarcastic banter, a sexy alpha demon and his smart-mouthed heroine, an intense, highly passionate romance and a bit of a mystery, and I devoured this book from start to finish … Suzanne Wright is on another winner with this one!‘ The Escapist Book Blog 

It’s been two minutes since my last fix and I need Suzanne Wright to give me more‘ Edgy Reviews

THOUGHTS: Honestly, how could this NOT be a good read? BURN comes in at $1.99, so why not, right? Wrong! I told you all I would do a NO GOOD REVIEW at some point and here it is. (Sorry, Suzanne.)

SENTENCE ONE: From her seat in the large dome, Harper Wallis winced along with the other spectators as one of the contenders in the combat circle collided with the ceiling.

THOUGHTS: This sentence is LOOOOONG. It needs to be shortened and refined. Seriously. A critique partner would’ve said ‘nope’ to that, and they would’ve been right to.

SENTENCE TWO: His opponent looked on with a blank expression, seemingly unmoved.

THOUGHTS: Okay. This is a solid sentence.

SENTENCE THREE: “That guy doesn’t show an ounce of mercy,” commented her cousin, Ciaran.

THOUGHTS: Seems like a typical comment not to mention attitude for such a show. The name is…interesting.

SENTENCE FOUR: He was referring to the reaper that, like many demons, often dueled for money in the Underground.

THOUGHTS: As a reader, the premise is interesting. Still, I remember thinking this sounds like the beginning of an info dump session. Spoiler Alert** I wasn’t wrong.

SENTENCE FIVE: The subterranean location was like the Las Vegas strip on steroids.

THOUGHTS: I like this description. Despite my hesitancy, I went ahead and purchased Burn for $1.99. I’m sad to say that I only slugged through 48% of this read and that was skipping over GOBS of information. Why, you ask? Because the sentences went on forever, the pages were way too heavy with info and I genuinely felt like the world building needed work. (And not in the way of simple explanations either.) Suzanne Wright has a lot of potential. She’s had a lot of great reviews, but I think her work needs a fine tooth comb before hitting stands, and that’s why I just couldn’t stand to read anymore. When authors publish without truly evaluating their work, it discredits us all. You can have the sales. You can have the reviews, but those things don’t mean you’re turning out top notch work. I did not finish nor did I enjoy this read. For me, it was not worth $1.99. Sorry.

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