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Publisher's Summary

Even good girls make mistakes.

Kira Taylor was shocked to meet her boss's handsome, long-absent son and find him even more lethal in the flesh. He'd always been just a face in a photo - and nothing had prepared her for the way they clashed and burned when they finally met.

Blake Carter returned to America for a reunion with a father he hadn't seen since he was ten. But Blake had never bargained for falling for his father's sexy secretary, the beautiful and impressionable Kira Taylor…

Blake caught one glimpse of the gorgeous beauty from across the crowded room and felt the primal taste of desire like he'd never known. The sparks were more antagonism than attraction on her part as they collided over differences about the way he treated his father. But Blake had very strong persuasive skills when it came to bringing the vulnerable Kira to bend to his carnal passions…

©2013 Dez Burke (P)2013 Pink Lotus Publishing, Inc.

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Not a Dez Burke best

I really like Dez Burke books, because they are short and packed full of romance and great smex. This one is like double the length of her usual work and I think that is where this book went wrong. For the first 3 hrs I was really enjoying the story..but then the story just seem to drag on... Smex wasn't even that good.

Its a good sale. I'd save a credit for something more satisfying.

Narration was AWESOME. Laramie is 100% the best narrator for Burke's books... but the book this time was just too long...!!

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Horrible

Stereotyping of African American characters makes it so unreal and a miserable listen. Bad book

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I liked it

The story was to short. Needed a long plot with more drama, romance and twist.

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great book

Great storyline an the narrator was good. I would recommend this book and listen to other books by this author and read by this narrator.

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  • 02-19-17

More please.

Love the BWWM of how it ended and showed that she could trust in Love the fact that she was a virgin nobody puts that in there books anymore.

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Need more sex

I have listened to Gents 4 Ladies on audible.com and it had more sex scenes than this book. And Gents 4 Ladies is shorter. Please don't make another character like Kierra. I mean really. You have a young lady in her 20s who is pregnant and you have a rich man marry her, and she waits for four months to have sex with him again. Not believable. I grew up poor, and on food stamps. I don't know anyone in our community that will not jump and chance to marry their "baby daddy", and he was rich. I think more time should have been spent on more of the sex when they finally had sex again.

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Simply Amazing

I so enjoyed reading this love story. I will look into more of this author's books I'm a fan now as I believe in finding love stories they make me smile with pleasure.

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I was offended

What!! Nothing about this was believable. from the beginning until the end. the narrator was the worse.

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A one time read (well listen actually)

What disappointed you about Burned by Passion?

The story. Kira mainly, her character was the weakest person I've ever heard of.

What could Dez Burke have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

Give Kira a backbone or something to make her a bit more believable. She storms after Blake to admonish him and she can't even carry that job out correctly. She tries to slap him, he stops her, she cries. Seriously. She gets beaten and she blames Blake and even justifies why it was done. Seriously.

Any additional comments?

My two biggest issue are Kira and the use of certain words with certain characters. I realize that in moments of complete abandonment people lose all senses and take on a persona uncharacteristic of who they really are. But, seriously. If Blake is as refined as he is, then I'm sure he can express his lust without the vulgar, dirty (and not in a good way) language. I would imagine that someone as well-manicured as Blake would be articulate enough to express his sexual desires and frustrations with Kira.

Kira, well she should have been better developed.

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Wow... Just wow!

I read Burned By Passion a few months ago and really enjoyed it! Blake and Kira's sex scenes were very steamy and their love was tender and beautiful. I enjoy reading about those push and pull love stories with a little angst... and Burned By Passion definitely delivers. What Kira needed, Blake provided with everything he had--- all his heart and soul. Very sweet story. I also liked Blake's father Bretton and his love for and support of Kira. I enjoyed this book so much that I couldn't wait to listen to the audible edition. I was blown away by Pepper's read!

Pepper Laramie does an amazing job bringing ALL the characters in this passionate romance to life. Pepper's delivery of Blake's lines is flawless! She captures his British accent extremely well. She injects a wonderfully distinct energy into each character's dialogue; She almost makes it seem like a different person is reading each part! Wonderful job, Pepper! Dez Burke's words + Pepper Laramie's voice = Literary Gold!

I can hardly wait to hear Pepper read Skin Deep-- my favorite Dez Burke romance. THAT will be literary platinum!!

1 of 2 people found this review helpful