Scorching! Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton

Posted September 27, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 4 Comments

Scorching! Hope Ignites by Jaci BurtonHope Ignites by Jaci Burton
Series: Hope #2
Published by Penguin on March 25, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 304
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn’t expect Desiree Jenkins, the young star with the bad-girl rep, to be so open, so down-to-earth, or so intimately interested in him. But the last thing a loner like Logan needs is a distraction like Des, who wouldn’t understand what it’s like to live peacefully off the land.

But it’s Logan who doesn’t understand. What Des wants is an escape from paparazzi and gossip columns, and she’s found it at Logan’s ranch. Now it’s up to her to prove that she’s like any other girl looking to be accepted for who she is. And she’s hoping that it’s by this real-life cowboy who has everything it takes—and more—to give her the kind of happily ever after that can’t be found in the movies.




Desiree Jenkins is a famous actress shooting her latest film on location at Logan McCormack’s ranch in Hope, Oklahoma. They come from different worlds but she’s wildly attracted to this loner. Her honesty and directness hooks him but Logan keeps holding back, emotionally crippled by his parents’ failed relationship.

Desiree is a pretty wonderful character who’s smart, talented and unafraid to speak her mind when it matters. Logan has forged a lonely, solitary existence that’s disrupted when Desiree forces her way in. It changes him but also makes him fearful he’ll end up in the same misery as his parents. Oh, and their self-proclaimed “casual” relationship was scorching on so many levels.

I enjoyed this story, especially Desiree (as if you couldn’t tell), in spite of really disliking Logan for about half the book. No matter because his behavior was true to his character and circumstances, which is important. There’s also a secondary storyline involving her co-star that was interesting and relevant. It could have been explored in more depth but I appreciated its inclusion.

There’s something about this series that I find satisfying. Maybe it’s the dynamics of small town community and characters of substance. Whatever it may be, the stories are appealing and I’m hooked. This one worked for me.

About Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of over 50 books. She lives in Oklahoma and when she isn’t on deadline (which is often), she can usually be found wrestling with her uncooperative garden, wrangling her dogs, watching an unhealthy amount of television, or completely losing track of time reading a great book. She’s a total romantic and longs for the happily ever after in every story, which you’ll find in all her books.

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4 responses to “Scorching! Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton

  1. Ugh, I really hate it when the hero is hard to like but it sounds like this was a good read even with that little hurdle. I’ve never read a Jaci Burton book but it sounds like I’ll have to move her up my pile of contemporary romances. 🙂