For the woman who’s his perfect match, he’s willing to break the rules…
The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It’s also something he can’t pursue. Sahara wants him, sure—to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she’s kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn’t hesitate.
Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it’s Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there’s no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They’ll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrender control to claim this blazing passion?
The fourth installment of the Body Armor series by Lori Foster brings the series to an intense, explosive conclusion, where the bossy, sassy, always very opinionated Sahara Silver finally gets the limelight.
Her ardent attraction towards Brand Berry has come through loud and clear in the previous books of the series, yet this title is easy to be read as a stand-alone novel - even though reading the books in order will bring you fast-paced entertainment and more enjoyment and knowledge of all the characters in the series.
Lori Foster really knows how to write smoothly flowing tales of love and life with deep emotions and the hottest sex scenes. That is something I have learned to expect from her, and she delivers as Fast Burn does not disappoint on those accounts either.
I loved how detailed Brand and his background was drawn with. The turmoil and drama with his biological mother, and the loving support his mom and dad showed to him, and to Sahara, brought another level of warm feels to the story.
Brand is the perfect hero, he is kind, loyal, considerate, strong, smart, confident man who can show both tenderness and deadly force within few minutes. His tolerance to Sahara's bossy and embracive behavior just made me like him more.
Sahara was a bit too much for me at times. Yes, she knows what she wants, she is not afraid of anything, especially going for what her heart desire, but sometimes that fearlessness comes out as foolishness, getting her trouble by running her mouth or acting out. Her loyalty to her brother was endearing, but Scott himself, not so much.
The story was well balanced between the tense suspense and passion filled romance between Brand and Sahara. The fact that the leader of the bad guys developed feelings towards Sahara gave me the creeps, but I believe that was meant to be so, as Brand has pretty much the same reaction, as well.
Sahara is a strong woman, she is loud, she is on your face, going after Brand from the first moment she met him. But as a bodyguard to work for him, not nessaserely as a boyfriend. The whole conflict of interest that Brand felt with the career proposal was the stumbling block in their relationship, and I felt that maybe there wasn't enough of a solution on that matter, even though the conclusion of the tale was well hashed out.
Action and suspense, romance and passion, laughter and deep emotions, sighs and swoons - the story delivers it all. It kept my interest keen, it is sharp, fierce, sweet, and bold. The whole series has been a pleasant reading experience to me, and I can't wait to see what's next from in line from this amazing author who never fails to entertain my mind
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me