House on Fire (Ashes & Dust #2) by Jenn Burke _ Book Review

Release Date: November 16th 2021

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He’s done fighting his attraction to the sexy vampire…

To say former firefighter Colin Zhang is struggling to accept his new life would be a vast understatement. He’s bound to a vampire he didn’t choose, living in a house filled with creatures better left to the imagination—there’s a lot to resent. As much as he tries, he doesn’t resent Evan—far from it. But he needs to know that what he feels is real and that requires breaking their bond. No matter the cost.

Vampire private investigator Evan Fournier is more than willing to explore his connection with Colin, but the crisis at hand keeps getting in the way. Their bond makes it dangerous for them to be apart, so he’s forced to put the other man at risk while he investigates the latest in a series of murders. If he doesn’t find the killer soon, the paranormal community will seek retribution on all humans, not just the guilty ones.

As the tensions escalate, Evan and Colin find solace in each other and their growing attraction. But if their bond is broken, attraction—even love—might not be enough to keep them safe.
 

[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

House on Fire 
is the next installment in the Ashes & Dust series by Jenn Burke that follows vampire Evan and his bonded, Colin. This one has Evan trying to figure out who is trying to out members of the paranormal community, and risks his own exposure in the process. Colin is still struggling to his new life and making peace with people from his past and planning for his future.


“I don’t want to hurt you.”
I wanted to assure him he wouldn’t, but I couldn’t lie like that. There was every possibility he would hurt me, and hurt me terribly. But it was an unavoidable risk when emotions were involved.


A lot happens for Colin in this book, and it would have been nice to have his point of view during it because I think I would have been less frustrated with him if I had. Yeah, he was going through A LOT, but he didn’t always take Evan’s feelings into consideration. Which, with Evan’s struggle with depression, led to Evan being hurt emotionally and I am super protective of him which in turn caused me to be unpleased with Colin lol Anyway, I don’t know what to say without giving spoilers but HOLY CRAP that ending lgiagrbuvwrebogrt the wait for the next book is going to be pure agony.
 
 
—Written by Amanda—

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