Afternoon Delight: Burn for Me by Shiloh Walker

Afternoon Delight: Burn for Me by Shiloh WalkerBurn for Me by Shiloh Walker

Series: #.5 Secrets & Shadows
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by St. Martin's Publishing on April 1, 2014
Pages: 80
Format: eBook
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A woman’s disappearance after a domestic dispute fifteen years before has left a family torn apart and a man unable to move on with his own life. Tate Bell’s life is only satisfying when he is with Ali, but he is a broken messed up man thinking he doesn’t deserve happiness or is capable of being what she needs him to be so he keeps her at arm’s length.

Ali knew the deal when she agreed to a friends with benefits deal with Tate, but it has turned into something more for her. Tate will never give her more so she makes a tough decision that breaks both their hearts, but it rattles Tate enough to start him taking inventory of where his life is.

He loved her. So much, he felt hollow inside thinking about the days and nights stretching out in front of him. Days and nights that wouldn’t have her in them.

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Tate and his two sisters witnessed their parents engage in an ugly battle of words where his dad said things that Tate can never forgive and Tate has blamed his dad for his mom’s disappearance and likely death all along even though his dad always claimed innocence of killing her. Now, if he wants anything with Ali, he needs to face it all down and make things right. Maybe even start thinking along the lines that if his dad didn’t do it, then who did?

This was a shorter piece, but it packed quite the punch. I can’t believe how long it has taken me to get around to reading Ms. Walker’s stuff. In just a few pages, the plot, the backdrop and the characters drew me right in. The romance was passionate and poignant and the suspense is promising. I look forward to what is to come though I will say that the price per page is a deterrent.

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About Shiloh Walker

Shiloh Walker has been writing since she was a kid… she fell in love with vampires with the book Bunnicula and has worked her way up to the more…ah… serious vampire stories. She loves reading and writing anything paranormal, anything fantasy, but most all anything romantic. Once upon a time, she worked as a nurse, but now she writes full time and lives with her family in the Midwest. She also writes under the pen name J. C. Daniels.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.

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  • Great review. I do love it when a story just pulls you in after a couple of pages, always makes for some of the best reads. I will definitely add this author to my list.

    • I was late coming to her books, but I definitely plan to read the rest of this series and start a few others. She definitely gives a book a certain presence.

  • I enjoyed this one as well Sophia! I’ve had a good time with hers in the past. And yes I so agree on the price tag. That’s a little much.

    • I normally don’t bring up price, but it did put me off when I realized what the actual amount of story pages were.

      • Yup I hear ya. I’ve had a few like that or ones I’ve been asked to review and I see prices and just can’t do it.

        • Yeah, I’ve participated in the price discussions before and tend to think a $1 per 100pp is about right for my pocket book and anything else goes on the wish pile. I haven’t splurged in a while though so I guess these novellas were my big treat to self since I’ve been good for two or three months. 😉

  • Melanie Simmons

    I love Walker’s Romantic Suspense books, but haven’t started this series yet. I need to start soon. Great review.

    • This was my first time reading her books, Melanie! I am totally hooked. Hope you like it too.