BOOK REVIEW: Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert

Burn Zone by Annabeth Albert


Series: Hotshots #1

Release Date: April 27, 2020

Page Count: 336 pages

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Introducing Annabeth Albert’s Hotshots series—the emotions and intensity of Chicago Fire with the raw, natural elements of Man vs. Wild.

Danger lurks everywhere for Central Oregon’s fire crews, but the biggest risk of all might be losing their hearts…

Smoke jumper Lincoln Reid is speechless to see Jacob Hartman among his squad’s new recruits. Linc had promised his late best friend he’d stay away from his little brother. And yet here Jacob is…and almost instantly, the same temptation Linc has always felt around him is causing way too many problems.

Jacob gets everyone’s concerns, but he’s waited years for his shot at joining the elite smoke jumping team, hoping to honor his brother’s memory. He’s ready to tackle any challenge Linc throws his way, and senses the chemistry between them—chemistry Linc insists on ignoring—is still alive and kicking. This time, Jacob’s determined to get what he wants.

Close quarters and high stakes make it difficult for Linc to keep his resolve, never mind do so while also making sure the rookie’s safe. But the closer they get, the more Linc’s plan to leave at the end of the season risks him breaking another promise: the one his heart wants to make to Jacob.

This book is approximately 90,000 words

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you’re looking for with an HEA/HFN. It’s a promise!



This is a wonderful start to a new series. It’s got so many of my favourite tropes!!

✔best friend’s brother
✔May/December(10 years)
✔slow burn
✔dual POV

Linc and Jacob are sooo stubborn. Oh the angst! There were so many times Jacob’s POV hurt me so much. And Linc pissed me off a couple of times. But they do get a very well deserved HEA! These two are perfect for each.

Okay, I didn’t know smoke jumpers were a job before I read this book (I think they exist only in a few countries). It is so dangerous and they are really brave. Thank you for writing these amazing stories.

Highly recommended if you like action, super hot sex, MC’s being stubborn arseholes dancing around their feelings and angst with a happy ending, then this book is for you!!

*ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review

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