Series: Brothers of Ink and Steel
Author: Allie Juliette Mousseau
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance
Release Date: May 26, 2015
Liam Knight, a sexy panty-melting, hard-bodied streetfighter and renowned tattoo artist, is rising up the ranks of the UFC Middleweight Division, but he’s about to get knocked out by his past.
Quinn Kelley is a semester away from becoming a college graduate when her mother’s death sends her spiraling, forcing her to go back to her hometown and a past she can’t outrun.
Nearly a decade ago, Liam and Quinn fell in love while surviving on the city streets together, but they were torn apart by one irreversible night. Now each has moved forward without the other, but like a tattoo on the heart, absolute love creates a lasting burn.
Quinn has kept a tight rein on her emotions, but with the passing of her mother, the foundation she’s built begins to crack. Will seeing Liam again crumble her fortress to the ground, uncovering the flame that still burns? Or will it extinguish the fire forever?
Liam’s tough exterior and resentful demeanor hides more than a wounded heart. He’s tormented by guilt over what happened to Quinn—and the secret he kept, even from her. But revealing his secrets would require unearthing the all-consuming monster he keeps caged in the darkest part of his soul, the one that threatens to devour him.
When they’re given a second chance, will they let go of their fear and pride and let the flame between them become one?
Or will the heat burn them both?
In BURN, you get the story of Quinn and Liam. Both of them had some messed up years in the past, and were both children of the system. One would hope that the state and system would find a happy ending for children in need of loving parent and a good home…. but BURN shows just how corrupt, and how easily something that is supposed to be for the good, can turn into something bad. They met when they were teens, lived on the street, were bounced around from home to home with no one to really love them or care for them. Thinking of any child being unloved by a parent is absolutely heartbreaking, and the things these two characters went through was awful. Quinn and Liam developed this amazing friendship, which quickly turned into a love to rival all others. These two were made for each other. But when Quinn takes off, it leaves Liam broken and empty. Ten years later they reunite unexpectedly, which leads to high emotions, tears, laughter, but most of all it leads back to the love they have always shared for each other.
The book was told in both Liam and Quinn's POV's throughout the entire story, but also went back and forth from past to present which was one of my favorite things about this story. You were able to follow both their stories from the beginning and with this it caused you to really feel for them and what they were going through. One thing I did not like was you did not find out the reason for Quinn taking off and Leaving Liam behind until you were through the majority of the book. I am usually one to love suspense, but for me this time it felt a little dragged out and took away from the experience. That was really my main complaint as the writing and story itself was magnificent, as it always is with Allie. The descriptiveness and character buildup was great and I absolutely loved the main characters, as well as the integration of all the others whom you met in book 1.
The Brothers of Ink and Steel books are definite must reads!
Allie Juliette Mousseau is a USA Today Bestselling author.
She can always be found writing, playing in puddles with her children, hiking with her husband, or adventuring somewhere in the world. Her favorite place to write on warm days is outdoors, but when the weather gets too cold, she'll be inside at her desk inspired by the mountain view from her home office in Montana where she lives with her loving husband, children, and golden retriever. She loves to travel and lived for three years in her RV with her family while visiting the national parks and forests of the U.S. and a couple Canadian provinces. She is excited to add all of Canada and Alaska in the near future!Sign up for Allie's Newsletter: http://goo.gl/Oyw8G2