Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Review | Slow Burn by E. B. Walters

Title:  Slow Burn
Series:  The Fitzgerald Family (Book 1)
Author:  E. B. Walters
Released Date:  April 5, 2011
Genre:  Contemporary, Romantic suspense, Sensual


A woman afraid to face her painful past.
A man determined to make her remember.
Unexpected passion. A deadly secret. A common enemy. Some things are better left alone.

Sexy, dangerously handsome millionaire playboy Ron Noble is used to getting his way, but he's not a happy man. He hides a deadly secret. Now someone else knows his secret and is leaving him clues, which leads him straight to Ashley Fitzgerald's door.

Ashley hides behind her art and photography, but every night, nightmares remind her of a past she's forgotten. So when a local playboy appears at her doorstep demanding answers, she must decide whether to continue hiding or face her demons.

A fire nearly destroyed their lives before. A different fire will either finish the job or bring them closer together.


“There are two things I will not tolerate from a model—tardiness and peeking at my work.” Her voice was firm, but neither rude nor angry. “Dee told me you’ve done this before, so undress there.” She pointed at a partitioned area in the corner. “Since you were late, I’ll just do a few shots. We’ll start with upper torso, so the shirt goes and the pants stay for the moment. If you want to listen to music, I have classical, jazz, rock…whatever you wish. We’ll work there.” With a nod, she indicated the black leather chaise lounge near a window and the easel. “If we have time, I’d like shots of you in briefs.”


Ashley ignored his incredulous expression. Why had her request for a mature male model been filled with this six-foot mass of male arrogance? Beautiful to look at but trouble to work with. Dee already apologized for the man’s tardiness during their brief telephone conversation, but swore he was a joy to work with. Yeah, right.

“Yes, briefs.” She pushed off the counter and approached him, taking in his sun-kissed skin, which screamed outdoorsman. But the combination of Monet’s cobalt blue eyes and short-cropped hair the color of midnight was more suited for a corporate office with a view. He was a contradiction, and her fingers longed to pick up a paint brush and immortalize him on canvas.

Slowly, she circled him, eyeing his tall, well-built body from every angle, wondering if he was tanned all over. The black T-shirt and blue jeans didn’t do much to hide the lean muscles beneath. She wasn’t into men with facial hair, but the shadowing on his jaw contrasted with his golden skin and gave him a sexy, rakish look. A tattoo of something was partially visible on his upper left arm. Did he have more on his torso? Not that it mattered. She easily imagined him with nothing on but a red, silk sheet draped across his hips. With her paintbrush, she could turn him into every woman’s fantasy. She smiled at her thoughts. But that was for later, now she wanted him in briefs. No boxers or cutoffs. Just briefs. The smaller and tighter the better.

“I hope that’s not going to be a problem because later, I’ll need nude shots.” Her smile deepened. “Lots of them.”

“I have no problem with being nude.” He turned until they were facing each other. A quirky grin played on his sensuous lips. “I just don’t strip for money.”


“I’ll do it for free, if I know the lady.” Blue eyes twinkled above arched eyebrows. “I don’t know you…yet.”

She smothered a groan. “Look. Dee told me you were a pro and pros know the rules. No personal remarks or cheap come-ons. And FYI, buddy, I’m not interested in you knowing me, I just want your body.” The corner of his lips lifted and her cheeks warmed. “Uh, I mean I want to use it.”

When he crossed his arms and continued to grin, Ashley sighed. “You know what I mean. Be nice. Take off your shirt.” She needed coffee, now. Maybe she would offer him some later, if he behaved. Right now, she was too bothered even to look at him. Dee was so dead for doing this to her. A professional indeed. He was a menace.

Ashley turned and marched toward the kitchen.

“Who’s Dee?” Ron asked from behind her.

If this book is anywhere close to as interesting as The Guardian Legacy series I know I will love it!

This book was so worth the buy! I loved the way the characters interacted with each other and got to know each other as well. I loved the suspense throughout the book that kept me guessing who the bad guy/gal was. I also loved the romance between the and steamy in some areas. Walters really grabbed my attention from the get go and I never looked back. I will be reading the next book in this series for sure! See a few of my updates via Goodreads:

32.0% ""You don't play fair..." "Me? I'm not the one who halted things just when they were getting interesting. That, sweetheart, definitely falls under unfair." This book has totally got my attention and has been told with just enough info to keep me reading to find out what is going to happen next... Man the detail and the writing has got me hooked... Glad I ordered all three books in this series already. Loving it."

52.0% "Dang its late and I'm having trouble putting this book to sleep..."

EDNAH WALTERS grew up reading Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys and dreaming of one day writing her own stories. She is a stay-at-home mother of five humans and two American short-hair cats (one of which has ADHD) and a husband. When she is not writing, she’s at the gym doing Zumba or doing things with her family, reading, traveling or online chatting with fans.

Ednah is the author of The Guardian Legacy series, a YA fantasy series about children of the fallen angels, who fight demons and protect mankind. AWAKENED, the prequel was released by Pill Hill Press in September 2010 with rave reviews. BETRAYED, book one in the series was released by her new publisher Spencer Hill Press in June 2012 and HUNTED, the third installment, will be released April 2013. She’s working on the next book in the series, FORGOTTEN. Visit her at

Ednah also writes YA paranormal romance. RUNES is the first book in her new series. IMMORTALS is book 2. She is presently working on book 3, GRIMNIRS (Release date TBA). Read more about this series and the world she's created here

Under the pseudonym E. B. Walters, Ednah writes contemporary romance. SLOW BURN, the first contemporary romance with suspense, was released in April 2011. It is the first book in the Fitzgerald family series. Since then she has published four more books in this series. She's presently working on book six. You can visit her online at or

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