Consumed (also includes Wedding From Hell parts 1, 2, 3)

Consumed (also includes Wedding From Hell parts 1, 2, 3)

by J. R. Ward

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Overview


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family's scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432861889
Publisher: Gale, A Cengage Company
Publication date: 04/10/2019
Series: Firefighters Series
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 632
Sales rank: 427,679
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author


J.R. Ward is the author of more than thirty novels, including those in her #1 New York Times bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood series. There are more than fifteen million copies of her novels in print worldwide, and they have been published in twenty-six different countries around the world. She lives in the South with her family.

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Consumed 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 125 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can't wait for the next chapter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too political for no reason. This was not a political book and frankly we get enough of that in everything else, don’t really need it in fiction books too. Give it a rest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
J+R+Ward+does+it+again.++I+loved+this+book.+stayed+up+until+th+book+was+finished.++I+enjoyed+reading+about+Anne%2C+Danny%2C+and+Tom.++I++pray+there%27s+are+more+invvrvvvrvvv%24vfff+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Danny and Anne’s story was surprising to me from beginning to end. I loved it, laughed and cried, and sat on the edge of my seat a lot! You need to read this book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow, this one will really take ta in quite a journey. It deals with some pretty intense and graphic situations, with plenty of heat, a spot if colorful language, a mystery and incredible life choices. But, fans if J.R. Ward will appreciate how mixed up, messed up and real her characters are. Raw is a good word to describe most of the characters and their nerves of steel emotions. She writes these firefighters and cops honestly, as heroic and messed up as most truly are. They are are gritty, wounded and wound as her BDB and Fallen Angels are. And as someone who lives and works with guys and gals lime these, I can say she really gets them, how wonderful and messed up life and the job condition many. If you are not consumed with this group, finding out how the longterm investigation turns out, if they make it to the other side bruised and scarred but alive and functioning if not whole, then you are not hardcore enough to read Ward and her many tarnished characters. I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this one -- it has no supernatural element -- but was willing to give it a try. It is by The Warden after all. Besides, firefighters and cops are superhuman, literally running in when others run out and often achieving the seemingly impossible in the name of protection, service and self-preservation. Glad I did. Except for the wait between books...?? Fans of BDB and all of Ward's series won't regret signing on for another series. This one will get to ya. It's definitely not fir the squeamish or faint of heart. Wow, this one will really take ta in quite a journey. It deals with some pretty intense and graphic situations, with plenty of heat, a spot if colorful language, a mystery and incredible life choices. But, fans if J.R. Ward will appreciate how mixed up, messed up and real her characters are. Raw is a good word to describe most of the characters and their nerves of steel emotions. She writes these firefighters and cops honestly, as heroic and messed up as most truly are. They are are gritty, wounded and wound as her BDB and Fallen Angels are. And as someone who lives and works with guys and gals lime these, I can say she really gets them, how wonderful and messed up life and the job condition many. If you are not consumed with this group, finding out how the longterm investigation turns out, if they make it to the other side bruised and scarred but alive and functioning if not whole, then you are not hardcore enough to read Ward and her many tarnished characters. I wasn't sure what to expect coming into this one -- it has no supernatural element -- but was willing to give it a try. It is by The Warden after all. Besides, firefighters and cops are superhuman, literally running in when others run out and often achieving the seemingly impossible in the name of protection, service and self-preservation. Glad I did. Except for the wait between books...?? Fans of BDB and all of Ward's series won't regret signing on for another series. This one will get to ya. It's definitely not for the squeamish or faint of heart. * ARC received in exchange fir an honest review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Consumed is the first book in a new series by J.R. Ward and that's exactly what it feels like. This story is definitely the set-up for what is to come. I read the first 3 books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by this author with much enjoyment. Thus far this series does not live up to the BDB story for me, but that's not to say that I didn't like it. I'm not thrilled with Anne as the female protagonist and think that some of her actions are implausible in the real world and that kind of stuff bothers me to no end. Just a middle of the road read for me but I have no doubt that die hard fans of Ward will be thrilled with this new series. I was provided an ARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
TarrahMarie More than 1 year ago
J.R. Ward, is obviously an accomplished writer as you can tell by her technique and structure but I feel that her editor failed her with this novel. The writing itself was good. However, there was too much time spent on the trivial details and that left the plot and characters feeling underdeveloped. Subplots within the novel were started but just as abruptly ended without resolution. In addition, there were several tertiary characters introduced with fervor but ended up having no value to the plot. I anticipate that these characters will play significant roles in future books, but the set up and execution here for this novel did not lend to the plot. This novel has the structure to be great but the other noise happening was too distracting. This coupled with the intertwining of not one, but two, dark, moody main characters left me deflated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit. I hope its a series
Anonymous 3 months ago
Loved the story. Couldn't put the book down.
SharSam 3 months ago
Addictive, captivating, passionate, emotional. Because of the reviews form Bookishfirst I reserved a copy from Libby.com. Consumed was a fun read full of romance, relationships, and emotions. The main character Anne was strong, vigilant, and passionate about a fellow coworker Danny. The story begins with action they're involved in an aggressive fire, and Danny rushes to save Anne. This action takes them on a road to self discovery before gradually taking the relationship into a whirlwind of passion. I liked how Anne overcame all of her challenges and portrayed herself as a strong character. Each chapter delves into a challenge and a how relationships help us along the way, even relationships with a pet are expressed within this lovely book. Great read, I look forward to reading more of J.R. Ward's novels.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Although+I+am+an+avid+BDB+fan+and+had+the+opinion+that+nothing+would+outshine+my+beloved+series%2C+I+have+to+say+I+was+pleasantly+surprised.+I+couldn%27t+put+the+book+down+and+finished+it+before+one+day+was+out%21++I+look+forward+to+more+books+in+this+series+and+understand+why+the+BDB+books+aren%27t+pouring+out+of+her+at+the+rate+of+2+per+year.++I+just+hope+this+awesome+author+can+keep+up+with+every+direction+her+writing+is+taking+her.++This+book+is+a+great+read+and+a+testament+to+J.R.+Ward%27s+multifaceted+talents+in+different+types+of+writing.+You+will+be+pleasantly+surprised+and+hungry+for+more%21+
Anonymous 5 months ago
Terrific read,as only JRWard could write.
Anonymous 5 months ago
more please enjoyed
Anonymous 6 months ago
2 thumbs up
Anonymous 7 months ago
Loved
Buecherwurm161 7 months ago
A Promising Start to a New Series. I was a First Read Winner of this book and super excited about reading it since I have been a Fan of J.R.Ward since the Brotherhood and could not wait to get started. It grabbed my attention from page one and I pretty much devoured it in record time. As with her previous books it had interesting, flawed and very likable and hot characters and the chemistry between Anne and Danny was intense, it did have a bit of a slow spot in the middle, but overall it was a blast to read. Being a first book it introduces us to plenty of characters and I can't wait to go on this ride and see who's book will come up next. Plenty of action, suspense, some hot loving and plenty of emotional baggage, can't wait to see what will happen next.
Anonymous 8 months ago
can%27t+wait+for+the+next+book.+hurry.+summers+here%2C+
Anonymous 11 months ago
I+really+liked+this+story.+
Anonymous 11 months ago
I+LOVE+J.R.+Ward+but+this+got+too+political+too+fast.+Not+a+fan+of+this+one.
SevenAcreBooks More than 1 year ago
Ann Ashburn comes from a family of firefighters and she has the skills and courage to be one of the very best. During a sketchy warehouse fire, Ann makes the decision to leave her partner and venture out on her own. Not only is this completely dangerous, it’s against protocol. When the building begins to collapse, Ann becomes trapped. Luckily, Ann is saved by her fellow firefighter Danny Maguire, but it’s how he saves her that changes them both forever. Spoiler-not-a-spoiler: He cuts her hand off! With an ax! Her hand was completely trapped and there was no other way to get her out before the flames completely took them over. But once Ann is safe, things become incredibly dangerous for Danny. After handing Ann out to the fellow crew members for medical treatment, the building collapses on Danny. When Danny is finally found, his injuries are so severe that no one can understand how he survived. Both Ann and Danny required months and months to recover. Now that Ann has only the one hand, she can no longer work as a firefighter with her crew. Unable to leave the profession completely, she throws herself into her new career-arson investigator. Nearly a year later, Ann is investigating a series of suspicious fires that forces her to cross paths with her old crew, and most importantly, Danny. This book was everything I was hoping it would be! Ward writes very strong female characters I really enjoyed Ann’s character. Ann is smart, tough, resourceful, and is willing to work to get what she wants. She’s fearless as an investigator and refuses to be intimidated. On her first investigation, she rescues a stray dog that is hurt and hungry. I love the way the relationship between Ann and Soot, the pup, is written. Danny’s character is a little predictable-tough but injured guy is medicating himself with alcohol and OTC meds. After Ann’s accident, the two of them don’t speak for nearly a year but she is constantly on his mind. He becomes more and more dangerous and is constantly putting himself in danger. With that said, the way he is with Ann completely redeems all that. He is never pushy, never overbearing, and he completely appreciates Ann for her strengths and her mind and not just for her amazing abs.
booknerd211 More than 1 year ago
Ward knows how to write romance that's for sure. Consumed has everything you need in a romance novel. Romance, steam, hot guys, and a great heroine. What it has that sets it apart from other books though is the great storyline underneath the romance. This story is about fire fighters and what they go through. It doesn't sugarcoat the hard stuff and I appreciated the author taking the time to really lay it all out on the line. I have learned that Ward can go from vampires and angels to real life situations without missing a beat. My favorite thing about this story though was Anne. She was fierce and not afraid to confront what she had been dealt. I like that Ward always writes a strong female and Anne is no exception. She can hold her own in a male dominated field and I loved reading her story. I can't wait for more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love the story and the characters. it was true to life. No superhuman feats from real people . kept your interest. The family Dynamics were true too the out side see,s a hero the family lives a different way. but they can change and do better. the twists we're good and it ended well but not all perfect like I said more like real life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down!