Review: All Consuming by Jaci Burton

When firefighter Kal Donovan transfers to the Tactical Rescue Team, he's determined to succeed by giving work one hundred percent of his attention. This proves more difficult at his ten-year high school reunion when he runs into Hannah Clark, his first love. She's still the smart, funny, beautiful girl he loved in high school, but everything has changed. She's divorced, has a son, and has zero interest in exploring an old romance.

Hannah has moved back home after a disastrous end to a marriage that never should have been. Now her only focus is getting her hair salon up and running, and making sure her son is happy. She doesn't have time for love--especially not with Kal. She intends to look forward, not backward, and Kal is most definitely part of her past.

However, as Hannah and Kal start spending time together, Hannah realizes that what she's feeling for him isn't nostalgia, but red-hot attraction. Kal's intent on showing her what it's like to be cared for, romanced, and consumed with passion--and Hannah loves it. But she wonders if she has the courage to risk her heart again, even as Kal vows not to lose her a second time.

Here we are finally at Kal's book. I have to admit from the first book I liked him. For me, he was the sweetest of the brothers. Just an all-around good guy. One you know will have your back when you need him too. 

You get a good idea of Kal since he was in both his brother's books. In his own book, he comes into his own. He is no longer working with his brothers he's not at another station. It works for him to be a little independent of them. Most of the time when a character shows up in other books by the time they get to their own you see some growth of said character but with Kal, you don't really have that because he's such a great, easy-going guy. 

Can you tell I really like him?

Now Hannah is a new character so she's the one I wanted to know more about. I liked how she stood for her son and did what was best for him. She's a good mom. I think my only issue with her and it's a small one is that she is so focused on being independent of everyone that she's missing out on what could be. 

Sometimes we need to stand back for a second and figure out why we can't see what makes us happy until it hits us upside the head. 

It might have taken a while for these two to find each other again but when they did you see how much they still care for each other. Sometimes first love is the only love you'll have. You'll also love Hannah's mom and son. Both are wonderful characters on their own. 

This is a wonderful story that is what I'd call a comfort read. It just all worked so well and I enjoyed it so much. Any of you read her?


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