Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Book Review: Hot Enough To Burn by Cynthia Eden


Book Description

Do you believe in monsters? You should, they walk among humans every single day. Reporter Eve Bradley has known the truth about paranormals for a while, and her latest story has taken her inside the mysterious Genesis facility. It’s at Genesis that Eve first meets Subject Thirteen, Cain O’Connor. Big, gorgeous, and truly, truly HOT.

Cain is a phoenix shifter. Every time that he dies, he rises from the ashes…stronger, deadlier, and another step closer to losing his control. And what happens when a phoenix loses control? Welcome to hell on Earth.

Cain feels an instant connection with Eve, a woman who swears she wants to help him. The attraction between them burns hotter than his flames, and soon, Eve is the only link to sanity that Cain has as the world turns to fire around him.

Eve isn’t human, despite the cover she’s used for years, and she is more than capable of withstanding a little heat. But as their enemies plot to trap them, Eve and Cain will be forced to trust each other completely. Be forced to surrender to a desire that cannot be controlled, and soon, if they are not careful, it’s a desire that might just have the power to destroy them both.

If you want something too badly, if you want someone too much…you will never even see the fire coming, not until it’s too late. Be careful. You don’t want to get burned…

My Review

Eve is a reporter and gets a job at Genesis research facility who supposedly has 'volunteer' shifters there for some experiments so humans can know more about them and it's supposed to help the government. But she's sure something more evil is going on at the research facility and once she gets hired she finds out she's right. 

Cain was captured and sold to the research facility that he's been held at and experimented on for some time now. He doesn't think they know what he is but the doctor in charge, Wyatt is sure he knows and plans on using Cain as a super soldier for the government.

Eve is disgusted and appalled at how Cain is treated. Right away the evil doctor can see that there's something between them and he plans on using that to try and keep Cain in line but Cain and Eve escape and the Genesis facility is blown to bits. They think that Dr. Wyattis dead but he escaped as well and comes after them. Cain is a Phoenix shifter, every time he dies and comes back, he's stronger, more powerful but sometimes doesn't remember his life before his last death for a while and that's when he's very dangerous because his inner beast wants to kill. 

Eve gets captured by Dr. Wyatt and is experimented on before Cain can rescue her and now doctor evil knows what she is even if she doesn't know herself. Eve and Cain find themselves caring for each other and getting closer. Every time they find themselves in a dangerous situation, I wondered how they were going to get out and it was fun reading what would happen next. Just when you think they are in the clear, they are thrown another twist and I loved it.

I loved this story. Cain is awesome. He is such a great character and I loved that Eve is just the right person for him and doesn't give up on him, even when he gets a little scary. I loved that there were werewolf and vampire secondary characters that were great too. I'm really looking forward to reading their books as well. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.