From Goodreads.com: She doesn’t want to deal with the past…
Ten years ago, Ashley Fitzgerald witnessed the death of her parents in a tragic fire and blocked the memory. She pretends to have moved on, is a successful artist and photographer, until the morning she opens her door to a stranger she assumes is a model and asks him to strip to his briefs .
He wants to expose the truth….
Wealthy businessman Ron Noble has the body, the jet, the fast cars and the women, but he hides a deadly secret. His father started the fire that killed Ashley’s parents. Now someone is leaving him clues that could exonerate his father and they lead to Ashley’s door. Blindsided by the blazing attraction between them and a merciless killer silencing anyone who was there the night of the fire, Ron dare not tell Ashley the truth. Yet the answer he seeks may very well tear them apart.
While a demented arsonist…SLOW BURN(s)…and plots his ultimate revenge.
Ashley Fitzgerald (not Fitsgerald as on the book cover) is a successful artist whose parents died in a mysterious fire on her 16th birthday. Now, ten years later, she meets Ron Noble. She thinks he has come to her apartment to pose for a series of erotic paintings. Instead, he is there to try and solve the mystery of the fire that killed not only Ashley’s parents, but also his father. Their attraction is instant. What Ashley doesn’t realize is that Ron suspects that his father was responsible for the fire.
Slow Burn has a lot of potential. However, I found the beginning and the end confusing. Since I was reading an Advance Copy, I assume that the typos I saw will be cleaned up before the final publication. All in all, it was a good read and I enjoyed the book.
Please note – while we here at Eve’s Fan Garden love Young Adult, this book definitely does NOT fit that genre! There are some very explicit and steamy scenes!
Source: Advance Reading Copy (ARC) sent by author
Release Date: May 1, 2011
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing