It’s my name. It’s what I fight for. It’s Frankie.
I’m a fighter. Trained to always keep my cover. To anticipate, see the next hit coming. I never expected her past to come at us swinging like it has.
I’m about to take on two of the most important fights of my life. My girl and the belt. I know that I can handle it. That I’ll never stop fighting. But, what do you do when your life, your love is threatened and you can’t take the hits – she has to? You shut your eyes and fucking pray like hell that she’s strong enough, fierce enough to come out on top.
I went to war for her. Now it’s her turn.
Holy shitballs everyone…this book was EPICALLY-FUCKING-AWESOME. There’s really no other way to say it. It’s just one of those things that just IS. After the cliffhanger in book one, I was rightfully pissed. I mean, how you gonna do that to us Mandi? Leave us high and dry with book blue balls and then say it’s going to be months, MONTHS, before we get any satisfaction! Love Burns gives readers the climax they’ve been expecting and it delivers it in Deacon Love fashion, hard hitting and dirty to the core!
When I say dirty people, make no mistakes, this book is dirty. Love Burns is gritty, dark and the sex is just as you’d expect it to be, plentiful. It had me sweating like a hooker in church. Deacon and Frankie are two sides to a whole and when they come together my Ipad nearly burst into flames. Deacon had her in every way he could, physically and emotionally and their connection was unbreakable. They faltered a few times, mostly Deacon’s fault for being a controlling, overbearing asshole but he never forgot the one woman who ruled him. Frankie kept him grounded just as much as his family did and he trained extra hard to be the man she needed him to be.
The underlying threat to Frankie for unknown reasons comes to a head as readers are finally clued in to what exactly was going on beneath the surface of her impending marriage to Andrew from book one. The plot twist was expertly managed and it kept the pace of the book strong and steady. Not a dull moment for me in Love Burns. I was riveted to my chair for hours. I’m a sucker for the band of brotherhood trope and this really hit the nail on the head. These men are fighters, they are brothers, family, and they would lay down their lives for each other in a heartbeat. Something that becomes glaringly obvious in Love Burns. I can definitely see more stories coming from this world.
I feel wrung out after finishing this one. It’s intense in a way I can’t describe. I found myself chuckling at Deacon’s comebacks, gasping at his filthy mouth and weepy when disaster struck. He’s a hero that is brutal in every way imaginable. Frankie never set out to tame him, which made me love her even more. Her ethereal beauty was not just physical but internal as well. She was the perfect person for Deacon in every way. I loved her he was the fighter but she was clearly fighting for him in every way.
Mandi Beck has burst onto the romance scene in a big way with these two self pubbed novels. The imagery portrayed is flawless and magical. It’s only a matter of time before we see her on the national bestseller lists!
I give Love Burns by Mandi Beck 5 stars!