Consumed (Firefighters, #1) by J.R. Ward

Consumed (Firefighters, #1)

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Anne Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new cas...

Details Consumed (Firefighters, #1)

TitleConsumed (Firefighters, #1)
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherGallery Books
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary Romance, Adult

Reviews Consumed (Firefighters, #1)

  • Carol [Goodreads Addict]
    Consumed is book one in the brand new Firefighters series by J.R. Ward. I am a new reader to this author. I’ve been trying forever to start her Black Dagger Brotherhood series and haven’t been able to get to it yet. So when I saw that she was starting a new contemporary series, I thought that it would be perfect for me since I had no predetermined opinions about her books. It was the best decision I have ever made. This book completely rocked...
  • Chris C - A Midlife Wife
    Wow! Just wow. Still processing but amazing story! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Let me tell you about Consumed. I got to know the characters through The Wedding from Hell novellas and I had to move up my review of this book simply for the fact that I had to read it as soon as I finished the mini intros.Just thinking about this book and trying to put into words my feelings brings tears to my eyes. Danny and Anne have such an intense an explosive relations...
  • (Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
    3.5 Stars (rounded up) for J.R. Ward's Consumed!I have been a J.R. Ward fan for years. Over time I have devoured her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Consumed is the first book in a new series and it mostly stays true to the writing style Ward's fans have come to love & expect with an added bonus - a mystery twist. The book opens strong with a two-alarm fire that has life-altering consequences for two of our main characters - Anne and Danny. As t...
  • Wendy'sThoughts
    4.5 Fully Occupied Stars* * * * 1/2 Spoiler Free J.R. Ward has Legions of Fans. I must be one of the few who have not read her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. When this Mystery/Thriller/Romance was presented, I jumped in feet first. From the first moment of reading, I was drawn in was hard to putdown to live my real life. This book opens up with scenes which took you right into the heart of what firefighters do... they dedicate their ...
  • Felicia
    Consumed is the first book in a new series by J.R. Ward and that's exactly what it feels like. This story is definitely the set-up for what is to come. I read the first 3 books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series by this author with much enjoyment. Thus far this series does not live up to the BDB story for me, but that's not to say that I didn't like it. I'm not thrilled with Anne as the female protagonist and think that some of her actions ar...
  • Fabi
    When I lucked into an ARC of Consumed I couldn't believe I had my dirty little hands on a brand new J.R. Ward series. Blurb? What blurb? Who needs to read the blurb when it's The Warden?I waited to start it until I could read all the prequels of The Wedding from Hell first. Because the prequels were so much fun, I just couldn't wait to get to Consumed.Happy little me started reading and in no time at all...BAM --- BAM! ---BAMBAMBAM!!! ...then sad...
  • Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
    ❤4 stars ❤At the beginning I didn't know what to expect in this one from J.R. Ward, it took me by surprise and I really enjoyed most of it!I was hooked in the beginning and the first half was fantastic.The plot was interesting and the characters were well developed.They felt original and realistic.The story centers around the fire department of a small town near Boston.I liked this a lot, it reminds me a TV series I have seen in the past.Over...
  • MELISSA *Mel Reader*
    4 Stars!(ARC provided by Gallery Books) Anne Ashburn grew up in a family of firemen, and it was only natural she'd want to follow in their footsteps. She's strong, independent, and fearless. She's worked hard in a male-dominated profession to be taken seriously. She's an adrenaline junkie whose luck runs out when a warehouse fire forever changes her life. Her career goes up in flames, and she's then forced to reinvent herself. She doesn't know wh...
  • Rachel Reads Ravenously
    3 stars This is a book that started out very strong for me. I loved the prequel novellas and the beginning of the book was so compelling with the story. And then about halfway through it’s almost like it fell apart. Consumed is about firefighters Anne and Danny. Both of them feel an intense attraction to each other, but working on the same team nothing can come of it.Like I said I felt the first half of the book was very good and I liked the ch...
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    When I picked up Consumed, all I really knew was that it was written by JR Ward. And honestly that's all that mattered. Especially after loving her Bourbon Kings trilogy.And as I suspected, Consumed was a superbly written story that was captivating as well as emotionally wrecking, and it was filled with charismatic characters that left me wanting more.I was shocked the way the author opened the book. I admire her for not holding any punches. She ...
  • Hollis
    Having never read anything by Ward before, I can't say I was salivating for this book but I was interested by the firefighter premise, particularly as we'd have a lady in the role instead of just arm candy for some brawny hero with a big hose, and so I was pretty happy when my 'wish' to review this book was granted by the publisher.And by 2% (I'm not even kidding) I wanted to DNF.Somehow I persevered and got through this book but I honestly don't...
  • ♥Rachel♥
    Just finished Consumed and wow, I loved it! Anne Ashburn and Danny McGuire were fellow firefighters at the 499 Firehouse, close friends always battling attraction that Anne didn’t want to give into until one desperate night. Fearing loss of respect by her crew members and being another notch in Danny’s belt were just a couple of the many reasons she couldn’t let things go farther. But all those concerns fell to the side when a night on the ...
  • Nicola
    3.5 stars.After enjoying the free prequel novellas in this series, I was looking forward to diving into Consumed and discovering more from all the characters we’d had glimpses of. It’s amazing what you can live through and come out stronger on the other side.” I motored through the prequel novellas but this took me 5 days to read. That wasn’t through dislike—J.R Ward took this down a couple of paths that impressed me hugely—but she...
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: ConsumedSeries: Firefighters #1Author: J.R. WardRelease date: October 2, 2018Cliffhanger: NoHEA(view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]As a fan of J.R. Ward's BDB paranormal/fantasy series, I was excited to see something new in the works by her. It's been a long time since I read one of her books, and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get hooked again. I wanted to love this one so much, but I'm sad to say that this read was (mostly) a...
  • Ⓐlleskelle - teamSøren♗ ⊲I like big b00ks⊳
    I've spent the past two days grasping at any opportunities I could find to get back to THIS book.The writing, the opening scene and pawns at play had me riveted from page one until the very end. "Consumed" was a real page turner!Anne Ashburn certainly is the epitome of a strong heroine. Fearless, confident and smart, I must admit part of me wished to see her ask for help a couple of times.I've spent my weekend completely immersed in the story and...
  • Claire Robinson
    4 - She seemed to want to leave everything behind… Him included. Stars.The first book in J. R. Ward’s new Firefighters series is also the first full length book I have actually read by this prolific author. Having read the two novella’s; The Rehearsal Dinner & The Reception directly beforehand, I would absolutely recommend you read them before tackling Consumed as they give some much needed depth to the connection between Anne and Danny t...
  • Beth
    I wasn’t sure what to expect from J.R. Ward, but I was utterly Consumed by her first installment in the Firefighters series. The couldn’t put it down-ness was a 10!Sucked in, riveted, and white knuckled reading... it was all there and more. Ward found that perfect balance of seduction, humor, action, mystery and suspense.To give you a gist of a character quote from Consumed about the heroine Anne, I want to be just like her. Yup, that about s...
  • D.B. Reynolds
    This is a contemporary action/suspense romance from J.R. Ward, who's better known for her paranormal work, including the terrific Black Dagger Brotherhood series (especially the early books.) The story centers around the fire department of a small fictional town near Boston. The heroine, Anne Ashburn, suffers a tragic loss that changes the trajectory of her entire life, but which also puts her in the path of some very bad people. The love of her ...
  • Tanja ~ KT Book Reviews
    Welcome to your next series addiction. A riveting and gritty read. Ward continues to surprise with yet another fresh helping of alpha and not just the male variety. This fall, warm up next to the fire with a combustible read from an author who knows how to ignite the reader! Follow us on  KT Book ReviewsInstagramTwitterFacebookPinteresttumblrYouTubeBook Babblers
  • Carvanz
    Let me just say that the beginning of this book was absolutely mind boggling as it ripped me from my comfort zone of lazy reading and right into a nightmare. It is initially shadowed with bits of darkness and an ever growing angst that when it finally bursts, you hope you’ll experience some relief but instead find yourself captivated by the varied drama unfolding around these characters.Picking up just a few weeks after the prequel, Anne and Da...
  • Dianne
    Mystery, suspense, danger and searing regrets are accelerants while romance is the igniter in J.R. Ward’s latest sizzling tale, CONSUMED.It takes nerves of steel to enter a burning building, but coming out alive would be a defining moment for Anne Ashburn and Danny McGuire, a moment that almost didn’t happen, and their lives would be forever changed, as would the feelings they have for each other.J.R. Ward blazes across the pages with another...
  • Amber
    I received a complimentary copy of this Advanced Readers Copy of this book from Gallery Books and the author J.R. Ward in exchange for an honest review.Anne Ashburn's life is turned upside-down after a botched fire and rescue attempt almost takes her life. Now working as a fire inspector, Anne is determined to stop the arsonist who has been terrorizing her home as well as her friends and family for two years. Will she succeed at stopping the one ...
  • Auntee
    I really enjoyed this. It had everything I've come to expect from J R Ward.--good writing, plenty of character development, oodles of details, multiple story arcs, and (of course) romance. And suspense! The opening chapter had me on the edge of my seat--god, what harrowing suspense!It took me a while to warm up to the heroine (firefighter/investigator Anne). She's got some hangups/baggage about her father and a chip on her shoulder towards her mo...
  • ♥ WishfulMiss ♥
    This book started on such an adrenaline rush. My emotions climbed up and down right alongside Danny and Anne and before I knew it, I'd blown through the first 8 chapters and the rest is history. Read it in one seating and it was totally worth my lack of sleep and zombie impersonation everyone got to see the next morning. The story follows Anne and Danny, these two have the hots and are in love with each other but never express their feelings to t...
  • Arlene
    Explosive! What a way to kick off a series. Loved Danny and Anna and all their imperfections. Can’t wait to see where Ward takes it from here. Introduced a ton of characters that I’m looking forward to read about.
  • Paris (kerbytejas)
    Ok it's got to be me! After all there are all of those 4 & 5 star reviews for Consumed (Firefighters #1) by J.R. Ward . What’s wrong with me, what was I expecting? I've read almost all of the books in the Black Dagger Brotherhood Series(some better than others), but the writing was good, the characters were developed, it was easy to form attachments, likes and dislikes. I like the concept of a romance book with firefighters. But with Consumed ...
  • Anna Banana
    No one is more disappointed that I didn't love this book than me. My biggest problem with Consumed is that even while I was in the middle of reading the book I could tell it would be a unmemorable read for me. Consumed has everything that would typically make me go absolutely gaga over a book and for some reason, it just didn't work for me at all in this book. To put it simply: I had a hard time getting attached to the plot, the characters, even ...
  • Lacey (Booklovers For Life)
    It was a struggle to connect with the characters — they both felt so unlikable. I do like some of the secondary characters and am excited to find out if they’ll get their own stories.Full review to come!Thanks to the publisher for generously providing me an ARC to review.