Hot to the Touch by Jaci Burton

Hot to the Touch

Jaci Burton

Becks moves in with family friends while she looks for a new place. She's always been interested in Jackson, but if he doesn’t want to recall old memories, she’ll just have to help him make new ones.

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Love burns white-hot in this first scorching romance in an all-new trilogy about a family of firefighters from the New York Times bestselling author of the Play-by-Play novels and the Hope series.

Firefighter Jackson Donovan doesn't look back—as a rule. So when his past comes roaring back to life in the form of not-so-damsel-in-distress Becks Benning, the last thing he wants to do is relive old times. No matter how tempting she makes it seem...

Now thanks to his two interfering brothers, Becks is living with them while she looks for a new place and tries to pick up the pieces of her tattoo business that went up in flames. Which means a grown up, smokin' hot Becks is in his house, sharing meals, and digging up old wounds. And despite his better judgement, the more time he spends with this smart, artistic, incredible woman the more he wants her in his bed—and his future.

Becks always had it bad for Jackson. Unfortunately for her, not much has changed--he's still honorable, hard-working, sexy as sin—and closed off. But there's more than one way to get to a man's heart and if Jackson doesn't want to recall old memories, she'll just have to help him make new ones. Because now that she's found Jackson again, she's not letting him go.


Advance Galley Reviews

DNFed at 20%. Just couldn't get into it at all.

I really liked this sweet entertaining read. Becks and Jackson have great chemistry and as they are forced to spend more time together, sparks begin to fly. Will they find a way to have a future together?

I have read a few of Jaci Burton's books and love the characters. This book was a bit hard for me to get into.

Jaci Burton is back with a new series based on 3 adopted firefighter brothers. Jackson and Becks have a history only he can't remember-or chooses not to remember his childhood before the adoption. He doesn't immediately recognize her however his brothers do. I am a huge fan of Jaci Burton and her play by play series. I had high hopes for this series. This one fell a bit flat for me. Jackson was a bit annoying for me. But I really like his brothers so I have hopes for the next two books in the series. It's a good read but I was looking for a bit more sizzle between the characters. Don't skip it give it a chance.

I really like Jack Burton. It was a unique spin on a romance. Firefighter brothers raised together from foster care. Jackson, the oldest, reencounters Becks, a girl that he knew when he was homeless. Good chemistry between the characters. Overall an enjoyable romance.

First, I would just like to thank First to Read for the opportunity to read an eARC of this title. I would also like to mention that I am a fan of Jaci Burton and have enjoyed very many of her books. However, I am sorry to say that this story was not among my favorites. While I really liked Jackson's brothers, Rafe and Kal, and the female protagonist Becks is admirable and likable, I didn't feel the passion between her and Jackson, the male lead, even if I did enjoy the relationships between all of the characters. The Jackson-ignoring-his-homeless-past story line was repeated over and over again, becoming very tiresome. How is it possible that his loving foster parents let him go to his late 20's or 30's without taking him to see a therapist about his guilt issues? They seem like very loving, caring parents who took great care of the brothers, so I guess I'm failing to see how they didn't address this issue with him before Becks came along. Speaking of Becks, it was almost like all she wanted to talk about what their homeless past experiences, ultimately saying the same things over and over again. Overall, the plot had great potential but there was little to move it along other than Jackson's lack of addressing his guilt over the past. I'm hoping the next title by Burton takes readers back to what made her successful.

I unfortunately didn't get to finish this book. I thought I had until May 7, but I can no longer open the file. So I don't know how it ended, but based on the first half of the book, it was going to be pretty good. Jackson and Becks are former homeless kids, now grown up, successful, when they find each other again. I loved that the main characters did not come from the idealized nuclear family, but had grown up homeless. One ended up adopted and the other ended up in foster care but they both were able to develop into successful adults. Their past and present both come into play as they reconnect and try to create a relationship. I enjoyed getting to know all these characters and will definitely be looking for this book when it is published.

I was so excited for a new firefighter romance series but this one fell flat for me. I was having a hard time staying interested and ended up not even being about to finish before my download expired.

Hot to the Touch had the potential to be a stand out read, and I especially loved the beginning. However, once the story is all set up, it began to fizzle for me. I really wanted to like Jackson, and with his brothers, I did, but the banter between he and Becks feels forced and he comes off as a jerk when I think (hope) he was meant to come off as a lovable grouch. On top of that, his I don't want to love anybody mantra wore real thin, real fast, especially with the love that he so obviously loves his family dearly. It felt like the romance just slogged along for most of the book, which thankfully wasn't lengthy, and then, bam! straight into a rushed ending. In the end, I really liked this family, but the romance? Not so much.

Hot to the Touch was scorching HOT! This is my first time reading Jaci Burton and I am so impressed. I love a romance that has depth to it and this book had it all. Sexy firefighters. Sassy heroine. Family aspect. And the best part is that it was a story of overcoming the many obstacles that life throws our way. The blurb was so intriguing and after reading the prologue I was hooked. Jackson Donovan was a young kid living on the streets. They were foster kids but realized that being together was more important so they formed a brotherhood and bond that couldn't be broken. A fire threatens their livelihood but also changes his life for the better. Years later we see that he has grown up to be a respectable firefighter alongside his father and brothers. He tends to keep his thoughts, especially his memories from the past to himself. That is until he rescues a woman from his past. Becks Benning is a tattoo artist who lives her life with a happy and positive outlook. She grew up in foster homes and was also friends with Jackson and his brothers when they were younger. She reunites with Jackson when he rescues her from a fire. She had a crush on Jackson growing up and to make it worse he doesn't remember her. When his brothers see her, they offer her a deal she can't past up: be their roommate until she can get back on her feet. Jackson and Becks have a rocky friendship in the beginning but they both have a way of making one another better. Jackson is a protector and is one of his best qualities. When she needs him, he's there. Becks is a great listener and wants to help him tackle his demons to move past them. Their friendship blossoms into something more. I give Hot to the Touch 5 stars. It was a breathtaking romance with heart, great characters, and excellent writing. Can't wait for readers to get their hands on this one. One of my most anticipated reads of May!

First of all, foster brothers that fight fires?! I'm so in. I love characters that have overcome life's struggles and are navigating how childhood adversity impacts adulthood and their ability to make connections. I think the caring and compassion of the characters really is inspirational in this story. I cannot wait to see Rafe and Kal's HEAs. There is a lot of self-discovery and healing in this story, and I absolutely loved Becks! Plus, sexy firefighters! Haha. That's really all I need.

3.5/?????????? I just couldn't get into this book. I felt zero connection to the characters though I felt the plot was decent.

The story starts off with 3 young preteenagers. They are runaways living on the street. It is a stormy night so they split up from others in their group and go to an abandoned house for shelter. While sleeping a fire starts and they are rescued by a fireman. Now they are grown men and are also firefighters. They are called to a tattoo parlor for smoke and come to find out this young woman was a part of their runaway group years ago. Becks now has no tattoo parlor or home as her apartment was upstairs from the tattoo parlor. So the firemen invite her to stay with them. 2 of the brothers do remember her but it takes awhile for Jackson to remember her. I loved how we start out reading about their lives on the run and how their lives all changed. Also Becks(Rebecca) helps out some of the homeless kids out there as she remember what it is like. This is why I gave this a 5 star. It was very different from other romances and it tugged at my heart.

I enjoyed Hot to the Touch. The hero and heroine and situations were interesting, and they didn't feel formulaic. The supporting characters were well drawn and added to the stories. I will be looking forward to reading future books in this series, as their stories are told. This was definitely a steamy book, so readers looking for a "sweet" romance should be forewarned.

Hot to the Touch is a pretty good read. I like that, while this is very much a romance book, it touches on some heavier topics like teen homelessness and the foster care system. These elements make Hot to the Touch stand out as a more unique story. From a romance standpoint, the relationship between Jackson & Becca was sweet, but she did veer into being too pushy about his past quite often. Overall this was a decent story that held my attention throughout, so if you’re looking for a firefighter romance this is probably a good option. I am actually interested in reading Kal’s and Rafe’s stories, so I’ll be on the lookout for the next book in the series.

Thank you First To Read for giving me the opportunity to read an advanced copy of Hot To The Touch by Jaci Burton. This was a good steamy romance between Jackson and Becks who reunited after being placed into different foster homes many years ago. I really enjoyed this book and can't wait to read more in the series.

**3 Stars** I have so many mixed feelings about this book. There are elements I liked, but as a whole I think it is just an okay read. I really liked the characters especially Jackson, Rafe and Kal. Their banter and bond was portrayed very well. I have mixed feelings about Becks. Generally I like her, but I found her to be a bit pushy, moreso when her and Jackson first reconnected. That may be the main issue with the book is that everything is rushed. I didn't feel much of a connection or attraction in the beginning between them and then they are all over each other. I didn't feel their emotional connection either. I feel like the book should have been longer to really explore Jackson, his background and his and Beck's relationship. Will I continue with the series? Most likely as I like Rafe and Kal and am curious about their stories.

Interesting storyline, great characters, and hot, steamy scenes...what more do you need? 4/5 stars

I absolutely loved this book. It was full of action, angst and romance. Jackson is fighting a past he doesn’t want to remember while Becks wants nothing more than to get him to remember. Along the way we watch as they stumble through creating a future. Definitely a 5 star read in my opinion.

Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton Who doesn’t love hot firefighters? After over 15 years of separation, Becks is united with her childhood friends the Donovan brothers. When she knew them last, they were all homeless adolescents living on the streets as their own sort of family caring for and protecting each other. One of the brothers was her first crush years ago and her feelings threaten to resurface. Becks has been very independent since the night of the storm fifteen years ago that took the boys abruptly from her life. She has always wondered what happened to the friends she cared about so much. Now she is put in a position where she needs help from the brothers and she finds herself struggling with accepting a hand out. To complicate things further, the oldest brother Jackson runs completely hot and cold towards Becks. Sometimes he can be rude and crass, and other times he is charming. Their relationship begins to heat up as they reconnect. When I say hot, I mean HOT!! Hot to the Touch is the first book I have read by author Jaci Burton. I absolutely love the way Burton fleshes out her characters. She develops them a little at a time throughout the whole book which keeps you guessing at their intentions and past. The story is very sweet, but the best part is the spicy hot sex scenes that totally made me blush. I also loved that there was a solid underlying story and it was not just a lusty erotica book. The only thing I vaguely did not like about the book was it’s predictability. The ending is predictable, but the road travelled to get there is not. I rate the book 4 out of 5 stars. This book is the ultimate beach read as long as you do not mind people seeing you blush. I would commend it for any adult women. Don’t get me wrong, men would definitely appreciate the sex scenes as well, but maybe not the mushy love story. I would also make sure it was kept out of the hands of any adolescent in the house. It is definitely in the X-rated category. Penthouse Forum watch out!

Jackson and Becks knew each other when they were younger, Jackson was the leader of their group of homeless kids. The group got separated during a storm and Jackson and his two brothers took refuge in an abandoned house. The boys all woke up to the house being on fire and firefighters coming in to rescue them. As luck would have it the boys were all adopted by the firefighter that carried Jackson out of the house. Jackson and Becks don’t see each other again until her tattoo shop catches on fire and he ends up dragging her out. Jacksons brothers recognize Becks right away and jump right back to their friendship from childhood but Jackson has blocked out the past so he doesn’t remember her. As Jackson and Becks spend more time together the chemistry increases until they both slowly want more. Hot to the Touch definitely delivered on the romance aspect, and Jaci Burton delved into the characters past and their emotions so much that I couldn’t help but be very interested in knowing how things would turn out for all the brothers! This seems to be the year for second chance romances for me so I was thrilled to find out that this wasn’t one. Even though the characters knew each other from their childhood a relationship never occurred when they were younger, so we were witnessing the first try for romance in Hot to the Touch. This was a good romance story, but Jaci Burton delved into some issues about the foster care system and child homelessness, she didn’t just gloss over the fact that they were homeless as kids there was so much mentioned about how they felt during that time. I enjoyed reading this book, but there were parts of the book where it just felt like the same thing was being repeated over and over again. There were only so many times Jackson could claim he didn’t want to talk about his past and Becks trying to push him to acknowledge what happened when they were younger.

Seriously, hot firefighting brothers that had a rough beginning in childhood, you are speaking my language. I love reading about characters that have struggled, but succeeded despite the odds. I like the dark parts of characters, especially when they embrace them and grow. The compassion of the characters in this story is so special. Becks is a little spitfire with her own strengths and insecurities. Jackson is avoiding his past, and we all know that won't make it go away. This is a journey of healing and finding love, and I adored every second of it! I cannot wait for Rafe and Kal's stories.

As a huge Jaci Barton fan, I am so excited for this new series. This band of firefighting brotners is sure to be just as endearing as Jaci Burton’s other series. This one had a very serious side that I appreciated in dealing with teen homelessness and those in need. And I can’t wait for the next book.

I liked the book as a whole but felt it was lacking in areas and Becks was very annoying with how she kept pestering Jackson and pushing him to live in the past & she was very immature in her attitude with her relationship with Jackson whenever she wasn't getting her way or she was misjudging everything which was annoying but she was compassionate towards other homeless kids and other people. I liked the characters in the book and the firefighters that were adopted and made a great life for themselves despite their backgrounds before being adopted. I liked that the author delved into homelessness with kids, their struggles and the foster & adoption system. Something that needs to be addressed more in this country. I am hoping that the author develops the characters more in the series and makes the lead females less annoying because it's a great story line.

Overall I enjoyed the book. The hero and heroine had chemistry and I was ultimately moved by their love story. The one negative that jumped out at me was not knowing what happened to the little girl who was being helped by Becks as it was mentioned that she was going to potentially go to a foster family and then she was never mentioned again. I will recommend the book, but wish that plot point could be resolved.

I picked this book on a whim from First to Read, having never read any other Jaci Burton books before. I was very pleasantly surprised!! This is definitely a romance book, but it also delved briefly into deeper issues, like youth homelessness. I enjoyed the steamy romance scenes and the hot firefighters! The female lead was strong and independent, but could have used more depth into her background. Overall, enjoyable fast-paced read!

This was 3.5 out 5-star read. It's a good story and the characters are interesting, but I kept feeling like I've read this story before. Burton is a solid writer and I've enjoyed other books by her, but a lot of the scenes in Hot to the Touch felt repetitive. Between the plot seeming familiar and entire scenes being basic copies of each other, reading this felt a bit like a chore. Even a love of firefighters and a soft spot for orphans couldn't make save it. I will say that it's obvious that the author did her homework when it comes to homeless kids and the homeless life in general and shows a positive view of it... Or as positive as it can get when you're talking about homeless kids. It adds a thinking topic to the story without getting preachy about it. It's something that Burton deserves props for.

I've read a lot of Jaci Burton's books from her Play-by-Play series. But since they all revolve around sports, this one is about firefighters and orphans. Jackson was an orphan who got caught in a fire. He was rescued by a firefighter, who adopted him and his (not by blood, but also orphans) brothers Kal and Rafe. So now, Jackson and his brothers work alongside with their adoptive father. One day they rescue a woman from a burning tattoo shop. It turns out to be one of the orphans they lived with. Rebecca always wondered what happened to her childhood hero Jackson. The eldest of the orphans, who always made sure everyone got food and shelter. And now he is back in her life, offering her a temporarily place to stay. Rebbeca (Becks) has made a living for herself as a tattoo artist. So, while living with Jackson and his brothers, she tries to find a new place for her tattoo shop as soon as possible. Reconnecting and reliving childhood memories with Kal and Rafe feels great, but she would really like to do so with the hot and broody Jackson. But Jackson doesn't want to be reminded of the past. And Becks is definitely a reminder of the past. So, while they feel a mutual attraction, he tries to keep her at bay. But some sparks aren't mend to be put out. They grow into big flames... A wonderful and hot and steamy read. Four out of five stars from me and a special thank you to FirstToRead for providing the arc.

The first in a new series following three firefighting brothers, Hot to the Touch was a steamy fast paced read. After his parents were killed in a car accident, Jackson was sent into the system, only to become a teenager living on the streets. He finds himself a sort of leader trying to take care of kids younger than him but really bonds with two other boys, Rafe and Kal. When a firefighter ends up rescuing them one night, they finally find themselves adopted and in a happy home but Jackson still bears the scars of those early years. Rebecca “Becks” had a crush on Jackson when they were homeless kids and missed him when he and his “brothers” disappeared. When fate brings them back together, she finds herself attracted to the man. With some matchmaking brothers, healing old wounds, and sexual tension, two former homeless kids may just get their happily ever after. I enjoyed the set-up of Jackson and his brothers being rescued by a firefighter only to be adopted by him and grow up to work along side him. In order to create some tension between Jackson and Becks, the author had him being unnecessarily rude and short to her. His poking at her for cleaning and cooking while she stayed at their home (she loses hers after a fire) was forced and had him coming off more of a jerk than grumpy teddy bear. His supposed reluctance to love anyone (he seems to have no problem loving his brothers and parents) was dragged through the whole story and only overcame/worked through at the very, very end (90ish%). I'm not even sure I understand the big deal about him not wanting to discuss and/or wallow about his past as a homeless kid. Becks was a positive character with her raising herself up to become a business owner. However, I felt like her character was never really delved into. She ended up being adopted by a good family but there's no foundation felt from that and her journey from doodling artist to tattoo business owner delivers no emotional impact. She still visits her old stomping grounds and brings essentials to homeless kids but they are such short scenes that they never fully make an impact. The romance between the two definitely had their steamy moments but since the emotional components weren't fully there for me, I had a hard time connecting. I got from both of them that they found the other sexually attractive and some emotional carryover from Becks' childhood crush but I was never able to feel their connection. Jackson's “don't ever want to talk about the past” dominated the story and it kind of felt like we were spinning our wheels for the majority. The writing style had a lot of short sentences, which I think hurt the flow for me. The characters also felt very surface, their issues are stated but never expanded on, delved into, or flushed out, making this feel a little dry. There was also an inclusion of a secondary character that is probably being set-up to be a heroine in a future book and her actions felt over-the-top and forced to try and create some friction. The outline and character issues were there but the depth behind them wasn't, this was a fast read but not particularly engaging.

It wasn’t terrible, but I didn’t like it. Nothing noteworthy happened in the entire book... no real action or drama. And the intimate scenes were repetitive. I skimmed the last two chapters just to get it over with faster. Also, Becks was too perfect. Too beautiful, too understanding, and too compassionate. She didn’t feel real.

I normally love Jaci Burton's books but this was not one of my favorites. The characters seemed very forced and awkward. I really was not a fan of Jackson but the rest of the characters were ok. I just didn't seem to connect with any of them and the story didn't move quickly the way Jaci's books normally do for me. I would probably rate this book 3 out of 5 stars.

What interested me most about this book is how it's evident that the author spent time formulating the complex backgrounds of the main characters, speaking to homelessness, foster care and adoption. Through this she highlights talking about the past as a form of therapy and involvement in helping others who are in the same situation that they have been through. Amidst this it follows the general plot line of a romance novel with steaminess, happiness and all else. It did seem to plateau a little, and though the lives of the Jackson brothers and Becks were well developed, the characters themselves lacked the depth that would make them memorable. Overall, this book was a mediocre read; easy to get through.

I absolutely loved this story of two adults with a dark childhood who chase perseverece and happiness. Jaci’s Burton story is all about finding your everlasting happiness no matter how dark your past is.

I enjoyed the book toward the end but it took me a long time to connect with the main characters. They spent a lot of time talking about how hard it was for them to get close to anyone but their actions showed how easily they developed relationships and fell in lust with each other. I'm not quite sure I ever bought that they were in love with each other until the very end, despite knowing that I was supposed to be believing it throughout the book. The sex scenes were hot and I would pick up another book by her again if I needed something to read. I received this as an ARC from the First to Read program.

What a steamy read!! FIVE OUT OF FIVE STARS!! I flew through this book and could not put it down! I'm not sure how I'll survive waiting for the next book in this series. This was my first Jaci Burton book and I am happy to say I will be reading many more in the future. I enjoyed that this book made me laugh but also packed a punch with the challenges the main characters had to overcome throughout the book. Thank you Penguin First to Read for the free e-arc.

I really loved this book! This is my first time reading anything from Jaci Burton and I'm definitely not disappointed! This is the first book in her new series called Brotherhood by Fire. It centers around the Donovan brothers - Jackson, Rafe and Kal. The first book focuses on Jackson and Becks, whom he knew when he was young until a fire separated them. The characters Jaci Burton has created are really good and the story is lovely. She's got the best things in her story - hot fireman, tattoos, romance and a great story! She definitely has a winner here! I highly recommend this book. Five out Five stars! I can't wait for the next book in the series. “I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

This is the first book I’ve read by Jaci Burton, and I have been missing out! It is a steamy yet emotional romance that had me hooked from the beginning! The brotherhood between Jackson, Kal, and Rafe made me fall in love with them! Becks was such a great strong female character with a soft side! I would definitely recommend!

This was my first time reading a book by Jaci Burton. While I found the brothers likeable characters, I really didn't connect with them nor did I connect with Becks. I'm also not someone who typical reads romance novels, so that might be the main reason why this book didn't resonate with me. I wanted to read something outside of my usual genres though. I think it's worth a read if you enjoy romance books, just not my cup of tea.

I’ve enjoyed previous books by Jaci Burton but it has been a long time since I’ve read one and I don’t know why. Hot to the Touch reminded me of what I was missing. In it we meet Becks, Jackson, Rafe and Kal (Jackson’s brothers). The four of them have a shared past as, in their youth, they were homeless and living on the streets. Events took them in different directions but Becks never forgot Jackson, her first crush. The relationship between Jackson and his brothers is fun and, if you’ve got siblings, is very familiar. There are some things for Becks and Jackson to work through but there is a sweetness about their relationship that was very appealing. I really liked the book and am already looking forward to Rafe and Kal’s stories.

"Hot to the Touch" was a sizzling and emotional romance. The book begins with a bang- Becks is trying to get her equipment out through the smoke when a firefighter comes and throws her over his shoulder. Becks works as a tattoo artist and lives in the apartment above the shop. As she is being treated, she realizes three of the firefighters are boys that she had know when she was a pre-teen, living on the streets. They were a family of sorts, and when they had disappeared, she never knew what happened to them. Jackson is the Lieutenant at the firehouse and the one who drags Becks out of the fire. When he was a kid, he and his two brothers were sleeping in an abandoned house when a fire started and they were rescued by a firefighter who then fostered and adopted them. He has pushed all of the before events out of his mind and so doesn't recognize Becks. When his brothers offer her the free room in their house, he reluctantly agrees. Becks had a crush on Jackson back in the day, and the feelings are very much still there. She is reluctant to accept the men's offer of a place to stay, but she knows she has nowhere else she can go, having lost her business and her apartment in one fell swoop. As she moves in and gets to know them again, she just might be the person to get under Jackson's skin. This book is every bit as steamy as Burton's other series, but also full of powerful plot and important stories about fostering, abuse, and homelessness. I was completely engaged in this story from start to finish and really enjoyed the romance that builds slowly and deliciously between Jackson and Becks. Add onto that delicious cake, the strong plot that shows how they have both healed and continue to heal, and this book is really emotional and fantastic. I highly recommend for people who love deeper romances. Please note that I received an ARC through First to Read. All opinions are my own.

While I enjoyed reading this there were some minor things that bothered me. I got tired of Becks pestering Jackson to talk about his past. He wasn’t ready to and no matter how many times she brought it up he wasn’t going to talk about it. The characters felt a little flat to me, I don’t feel like I got a good sense of who they were. There was an incredible amount of time talking about the past when they could’ve spent some of that time in the present.

Thank you for the advanced copy of this book. Unfortunately, this story did not work for me. I didn't feel connected to the characters and therefore was not real interested in how it turned out. Your mileage may vary!

I enjoyed getting to know these characters! I think there was just the right amount of tension and romance compared to lust and sex scenes. Seeing how Becks has accepted and grown from her experiences and encouraged Jackson to do the same was heartwarming. I felt pulled toward the book each time I had to reluctantly put it down. Hot to the Touch was a great introduction to Jaci Burton for me. I look forward to reading more of her books.

Received an ARC for an honest review. LOVED. LOVED. LOVED! Jaci Burton's newest series is off to an amazing start with Jackson and Becks. Having once been homeless on the streets together, Becks and Jackson are reunited when her shop catches fire. Before you know it, his brothers (by heart, not by blood), have welcomed her into their home. Jackson doesn't know how to deal with this blast from his past - a past he's done everything in his power to keep down. This book literally had everything. It had so much heart. And not just with Jackson and Becks. Seeing Jackson with his brothers and parents was where a lot of the heart lies. Seeing how far Becks has come was a sight to behold. Seeing the boys' parents and how much they loved their sons was beautiful. Then you have the heat - and it's a Burton book, so you know the heat is off the charts...scalding as ever. There's humor and well-written characters that came to life for me. I read this book in one sitting and I cannot wait to see what Kal and Rafe get up to in their books. If it's anything like the love Jackson found, it's going to be one for the history books.

This was a truly story-driven romance novel, not a bunch of sex scenes with a loose plot. Becks is a well developed central character. I liked and cared about her trajectory right from the first chapter. I learned a bit about the foster care system, which was interesting. I wonder if the author has first hand experience in the system. Overall this book was a cut above the rest in the genre.

Jaci Burton is a new to me author and I enjoyed this story. I will be looking for more from this author in the future.

This was my first time reading anything from author Jaci Burton and I'm now a new fan. This is the first book in her new series Brotherhood by Fire. It introduces us to the Donovan Brothers and sets up their shared background. But specifically follows the story of Jackson and Becks. They knew each other as kids before being separated by a fire. Their story was enjoyable and fun. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. Received an advanced copy from First to Read

Let me start by saying I received an advanced copy of Hot To The Touch by Jaci Burton in exchange for a review through First To Read. I was already a Jaci Burton fan and was totally surprised I was picked to receive an advance copy. I’m not very good with reviews because I’m usually too busy moving on to my next read. I’ve read the Play-by-Play series, The Hope series and a handful of other books by Jaci.. I absolutely love every book of hers I’ve read so far including Hot to the Touch. This book tells some of the background of the Donovan brothers but mostly Jackson’s story. It is a great read and the first book of the series. I don’t want to give too much away about the story so I will say I think this is another good read from Jaci. I can’t wait for the next book Ignite On Contact about Rafe according to the excerpt included with Hot To The Touch.

Jaci Burton knows how to write romance, I fell in love with her books with Play-By-Play series and then The Hope Series. This New Brotherhood of Fire Trilogy has brought us the chaos and camaraderie of tbe Donovan brothers and I'm living for it. Hot To The Touch gives some of the backstory to the brothers and their struggles of living on the streets as kids. A lot of characters in all genres have baggage that has helped evolve them and the plot, but thus is one that I get to see on the streets of my town everyday. The perfect book to give a little hope, smiles and some good laughs to your day. Thanks to Penguin Random House and Berkley Romance for the opportunity to read an advanced reader copy for review.

I hadn't read a book by Jaci Burton in a while and am sorry I hadn't. I read this book in one sitting and loved every single word.

Fun book to read. The romance took a while to set up, but was appropriate for the characters backgrounds as written. The characters kept me interested throughout the book. The romance was steamy once they connected. Can't wait for the next in the trilogy.

Loved the brothers. Likeable story. Very much enjoyed reading Jack Burton for the first time. Can’t wait for Rafe and Kal’s Stories. Well done Ms Burton!!

First time reading a book by Jaci Burton, and I spend all morning reading! Jackson Donovan and his brothers (Rafe and Kal) lived on the streets until they were rescued by a man who ended up becoming their father. Years later Jackson and his brothers or fire fighters and this is where Becks comes in. Having an electrical issue within her business Becks end being rescued and is reunited with the three something she never thought would happen since they parted ways all those years ago. Not having a place to stay Jackson's brothers insist she lives with them until she has her own place even though jackson is very reluctant he gives in. Jackson wants to avoid memories of his life in the streets even if that means he has to avoid Becks at all cost. But he truly can't not with her living under his roof, her sassy personality has him wanting her. Becks has always been attracted to Jackson, as children she liked him and now that theyve been reunited she wants him even more. The attraction between Jackson and Becks, took a bit but once it happened it was rocky yet steamy. I dont want to give anything away but I for one liked how the book ended. I cant wait to read Rafe's book next year.

 


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