Torch is the first stand alone novel in the Take it Off series by Cambria Hebert. This book is set to be released August 23rd and Cambria send me an ARC. Thanks again for that Cambria! I was really curious about this book because it is something different from what Cambria normally writes (paranormal) : it’s a New Adult contemporary novel.
The story is about 22-year-old Katie who is enjoying her quiet life. She doesn’t have any relatives left and doesn’t have any real friends. But she is happy having her own house (with sounds so great from the descriptions, I’d sure like to live there!) and earning her money as a librarian. But the novel starts straight into the action: Katie went to bed and for some reason she finds herself strapped to a chair in the middle of her house – that is set on fire. She’s sure she is going to die, but fire fighter Holt comes to the rescue just in time. Katie wakes up in the hospital, confused and with severe burn wounds on her body. But she’s not alone. Soon she finds out Holt has been there all the time, watching over her. And as soon as Katie opens her eyes, she finds out Holt is super hot.
I glanced at Mr. Impeccable. “So you take girls home from the hospital often, then?” Something that felt suspiciously like jealousy slithered up my spine.
Because she is a burn victim the doctors won’t let Katie go home alone, there has to be someone to take care of her. Holt offers her to go to his house and Katie agrees, happy to leave the hospital. She figures Holt will drop her of at a motel where she can stay but she soon figures out he doesn’t do that. And that is where she ends up: in his house. It’s a strange situation she finds herself in, but she isn’t complaining. She feels safe with Holt arround, and safety is what she is craving after what she has been through. When Holt does drop her of at a motel Katie soon finds herself in danger again. Holt comes to her rescue again and from that point he doesn’t leave her from his sight. It’s clear someone wants to kill Katie…
Torch is a smoking hot story that combines suspense, fun and romance perfectly together. I did not know what to expect from this new Cambria Hebert novel, although I know I love her writing. But this is another brilliant story. I could not put it down and was sad then I finished reading and started a re-read immediately. It’s a good ting the next novel in this series is being released in September, because I can’t wait much longer than that. Thank you Cambria, for surprising me with another awesome story. You definitely showed me you can write about ‘normal people’ too, as you refered to it in the acknowledgements (yes, I always read those too in every novel I read) . And I think you’re awesome. My fav author is Shelena Shorts (I don’t think there is an author in the whole world who could ever change that :LOL: ), but you come at a well deserved second place on my fav authors list.
5 out of 5 stars.
Torch (Take it Off series #1) by Cambria Hebert
New Adult Contemporary series that is recommended for readers 18+.
Release date: August 23th