Into the Fire (The Elements #1) by J.B. Glazer
ABOUT THE BOOK
I have been hiding my whole life. Doing what’s expected has become who I am. Until I met Rob Ashford. With just one look into his stormy blue eyes, I knew I was lost. I’ve come to realize he gets what he wants. And what he wants right now is me. As much as I want to succumb to what he’s offering, I’m not sure if I’ll lose myselfꟷor find who I was meant to be. I’m not strong enough to refuse him. I give him everything, and even though he’s given me nothing in return, I still love him. He ignites a fire and passion that burns so bright I fear I’ll combust. The thought of leaving him terrifies me, but I know more than anyone that when you play with fire, someone always gets burned.
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Holy cow! I absolutely consumed this romantic unobtainable love interest story filled with heat and heartache. I literally couldn’t put it down.
Veronica Clayton has lived a conservative life always being careful about her reputation and public persona that reflects on her senator father. Especially, after the horrible situation she found herself in so many years ago that could have ruined her father’s career. Then she meets Robert Ashford who doesn’t hide the fact that he wants her. When he can’t wait any longer he offers Veronica a deal for her to stay with him for a few weeks so he can help her discover her deepest desires and test her boundaries, but there are rules. No intimacy, no kissing on the mouth, and no sharing a bed. She thought she could do it, but Rob gives her nothing of himself. He is cool and aloof while she is falling in love with a man who doesn’t want her.
From the first time he saw her Rob wanted Veronica in his bed, but not in his heart. He has made a deal and is sticking with the rules because he has responsibilities and cannot make room for someone else. But once he lets her into his life, he can’t stop thinking about her and she’s starting to ask too many personal questions. It’s time to let her go because he doesn’t deserve her.
I like the fact that Veronica doesn’t give in to Rob right away and asks her friends for advice who encourage her to give herself permission to try something new. Veronica is a savvy businesswoman who is unsure of her sexuality. Rob is a charming and sophisticated businessman who is afraid of his feelings. It is an intriguing dynamic that is a thrill to watch. However, I thought Rob needed to grovel a lot more after what he did to drive Veronica away. Enter in their fun best friends, Meredith and Jeremy and you get some more background on the main characters’ past and present. There is also some suspense added to the story that brings it to a dramatic conclusion.
I recommend this riveting contemporary romance with independent and redeemable characters. This was my first book by J B Glazer and I look forward to reading more of her work.
Thank you to Ms. Glazer for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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Veronica is the first woman I’ve met since Eva and I ended our relationship who has stirred something inside me. And now that’s it’s been awoken, it’s taken on a life of its own. With every touch, every taste of her skin I crave more. When she yells my name as she goes over the edge it only fans the flames. Each time is a new challenge that I welcome. I want to take her higher and farther than before. Like a wildfire, this insatiable need is spreading and taking down anything in its path. It’s becoming harder to control.
I have this fierce need to possess her.
To mark her.
To own her pleasure.
I want to push her limits.
To test her.
To take her to the brink and back.
To go where no man has gone before.
I want to break her so no man will measure up afterward.
I want her to only need me.
As I said, I’m a selfish bastard. I could claim it’s all for her pleasure. But that would be a lie. Because her agreeing to our arrangement and putting her blind trust in me to unleash her passion reaps the greater reward. And while I know our time together is finite, I’ll be damned if I don’t make her mine.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
J B Glazer is a Chick Lit and Romance author who writes fun and flirty books with a little bit of heat and a whole lot of heart. She believes in creating characters that are aspirational yet relatable and that a daily dose of chocolate is one of life’s necessities. She’s also a wife, mom, blogger, chauffeur, referee, short-order cook, maid, chocoholic, shopaholic, and multitasker extraordinaire. J B has a thing for big, dramatic endings because that’s the fun of getting to happily ever after.