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Book Review: Slow Burn by Pamela Clare

September 28, 2016

 

 

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Wow, that was fantastic! I just finished reading this book on the way back from a retreat for historical romance readers (shout out to Renee Benard and Delilah Marvelle!), and I am delighted that I got the chance to review this book. You might wonder, if you haven't heard of me before, why is a historical romance reader reading a contemporary romance. Well, this book is why I do! It shows that chivalry is most certainly not dead, and it gives me, a single woman, hope that such men like Eric are out there.

 

Victoria Woodley is in Colorado for her best friend's wedding as the maid of honor, and who picks her up from the airport but Eric Hawke, the best man. They have a rocky history from the summer before, when they first met, but both are determined to start anew. Especially Vic, who recently went through an ordeal no woman should ever have to go through. Eric and Victoria grow very close, and soon both are thinking in terms of love. The question is, can a city girl be content in a small town, even if it is with the love of her life?

 

I have to say, at first I was a bit skeptical of Victoria and Eric. Vic seemed like the typical pretty woman, who knows it and flirts with everyone. Likewise, Eric seemed like the typical hot guy, who knows it and sleeps around. Boy, was I wrong! There were so many facets to their personalities, and I found myself wishing they were real. Victoria, while being ridiculously gorgeous and wealthy, was actually very relatable, and Eric was a big softie, who had a bit of a hero complex. Okay, a lot, but hey, he works as a firefighter and a search and rescue/paramedic, so he kind of is. Their love was sweet, and it was a joy to read.

 

I can't wait to read more books by this author! The next book in the series should be great - I just wonder who it will be about...

 

**I received a free copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

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