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: 784,844
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. 117 reviews.
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
Can't wait for the next chapter
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldn't put it down!
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
I kept waiting for... anything.
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
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 7 days ago
can%27t+wait+for+the+next+book.+hurry.+summers+here%2C+
Anonymous 3 months ago
I+really+liked+this+story.+
Anonymous 4 months ago
I+LOVE+J.R.+Ward+but+this+got+too+political+too+fast.+Not+a+fan+of+this+one.
SevenAcreBooks 4 months 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 5 months 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 8 months 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 8 months ago
Loved this book. Couldn't put it down!
Anonymous 8 months ago
J.+R.+Ward+takes+you+on+an+emotional+ride+full+of+love%2C+hate%2C+joy%2C+and+sorrow.++She+has+created+characters+both+strong+and+flawed+who+take+you+on+++a+journey+towards+personal+growth+and+boundless+love.
crysteena73 8 months ago
***I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley for my honest and unbiased opinion*** A book that started out as fire unfortunately fizzled towards the middle. The Good, The Bad, and Everything in Between: What I love about JR Ward's books are her amazing characters. I love the complexity of her tortured heroes and in most cases the heroes' heroines are their equals in every way. In this book, Danny is a typical Ward hero. He's tall, massively built, good looking, and brooding (with good reason.) Anne is very much Danny's equal and in many ways she's just as tortured as he is, which adds a layer of complexity not usually found in romances. Many romance books that feature a tortured hero has a total opposite in their love interest to balance the drama of the story. In Consumed, because both characters are tortured, the book could have gotten bogged down with seriousness but Ward inserts some lighthearted moments as well which helped balance the book, Anne's rescue dog for example. I love when author's add dogs to their stories. So, I love me a good romantic suspense and this one did have some suspense but honestly it wasn't until the end when I truly felt anxious for Danny and Anne. I like being on the edge of my seat in anticipation of what will happen, and the longer I'm there the better, but I never really had those feelings during this book. It might have be more my issue than Ward's because I never really warmed up to Anne. Her reasons for not being with Danny were mere excuses, one right after another. Her first being they were both firefighters in the same firehouse and dating would be near impossible as she was struggling to be considered just one of the guys. After the opener of the book, which I thought was stupendous by the way, we can see that particular excuse could no longer be used. Anne just found another....and another. The romance lacked for me as well because there was not a significant amount of actual romance on the page. If you read the prequels (which is something I would recommend as a need to rather than a suggestion of maybe) then you know Anne and Danny had a quickie, one night stand...or rather one hour stand as there was no cuddling or sleeping or whatever after it was over. Slam Bam Anne is gone. See ya Danny Boy. And all Danny can think is how much he adores Anne. Not only did she do it once but she did it twice and Danny let her just hoping she'd come around and want him as much as he wanted her. Anne was just a cold character I never connected to but then when it comes to JR Ward's book, it's all about the hero for me. Thank goodness I was able to connect with Danny. In a Nutshell: Not a terrible book but honestly not one of her better ones. I'll continue with the series though because...well....it's Ward. 3.5 stars rounded down to 3
Momof2kids 9 months ago
In all fairness this was my first book by Ward. In all honesty, it probably is my last. Perhaps because I'm not familiar with her style (as it seems others are) For me this book was filled with cliche's. Danny, the manwhore who has real feelings for Anne. These two were toxic to the core and I just couldn't get on board with them at all. I wasn't invested in them and to make it worse, I didn't like them at all. There was no romance, no story and just pretty much nothing. For me this was a book of words and that was it. About 25 pages in I knew I wasn't going to finish this book. I was able to just skim through it and still know, that for me, this book just was not going to happen. Sadly it happens with some books and this was one of them.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Very+good+insite+into+the+world+of+first+responders.++The+frustrations+as+well+as+the+wins.++I+really+enjoyed+this+one.+
Karenag More than 1 year ago
Very good story. Who doesn’t like hot firefighters? Unless you have read the novella that comes before the story, it is a little confusing, but you can figure it out. Danny and Anne are very believable characters and the decision that Danny has to make concerning Anne is heartbreaking. Don’t want to give a spoiler, but it’s all good. Looking forward to read the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
can%27t+wait+for+the+next+book.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another good read! Can’t wait to see where this series is going to go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago