Title: Controlled Burn
Author: Amy Briggs
Series: Brotherhood of District 23
Genre: Contemporary Military Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2016
Source: Amazon Purchased
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Blurb: Seth Jackson, known as Jax to his friends and family, has always been the easy-going, loyal, and dependable friend to everyone. Marine Corps veteran and career firefighter, Jax enjoys a simple life, hanging out with friends, and chasing the ladies. Always the most level-headed of his friends, he suddenly finds himself spinning out of control, unable to sleep and suffering from nightmares and anxiety. When he finds out he suffers from PTSD, he second-guesses everything around him and starts searching for the normalcy he thought he was living.
Vivian Deveraux, a twenty-five-year old with a penchant for selling real estate deals like a seasoned agent, thought she was just negotiating another deal. While brokering a sale for his friends, Vivian meets Jax, who instantly stirs up emotions she had kept buried for years.
Jax pursues Vivian in an effort to fill a hole he didn’t realize he’d had, but will their connection actually create more darkness?
**Controlled Burn is the 3rd book in the Brotherhood of District 23 series, but CAN be read as a standalone**
Review: In this final installment, we meet Seth and Vivian, two great and loyal people who are trying to fight their way through the darkness. Seth is working to come to the light and see his self-worth when he meets Vivian. Vivian is also struggling through her own sense of darkness after the loss of her brother.
With so many similarities they face, will they withstand the storm or crumble under the pressure?
Seth is trying to do the right thing but when confronted with the truth of Vivian’s past, will he fall back on bad habits or realize he is worthy. Will it be too late to save themselves and each other?
I really think this book had a great storyline and I loved the characters but feel the ending was rushed. I also felt an air of suspense around Vivian throughout the book as far as her job and wish the author would have tied up more loose ends since this is the final installment.
All in all, good book, great storyline, and great character development as well.
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Also, please check out my reviews for Fired Up and Fully Involved, here!