Author on Author Book Review and #Giveaway ~ "Inferno of Love" by @AllieBoniface1






Inferno of Love (Hometown Heroes #2) 
by Allie Boniface



Quick Facts                                        
                                         
Expected release Date: February 23rd, 2014                  
Genre: Contemporary Romance                                              
Formats to buy: Kindle, epub and Paperback 






BOOK SYNOPSIS


What happens when your soul mate returns after twelve long years – and has no idea who you are?

Aubrey Anderson is a pediatric occupational therapist who’s spent the last twelve years rebuilding her life after a car accident killed her boyfriend and crushed her legs. A series of strokes on the way to the hospital left her with no memory of either the accident or the weeks leading up to it, so when she starts having nightmares she can’t explain, she decides to return to the scene to see if she can piece together her past.

Finn Cavallo is Lindsey Point's resident playboy, owner of a popular bar, and hero of the Cove Fire, when he pulled seven people from a burning building twelve years earlier. But his flirtatious personality hides the heart of a man who lost his soul mate the night of the fire. When Aubrey walks into his bar with no memory of who he is or what they had, he’s stunned – and it takes everything he has not to tell her about the summer they spent falling in love.

It's only a matter of time before bar conversation turns to passion on the beach and more. But when a series of events raises suspicion that Finn himself might have started the Cove Fire, Aubrey is forced to do whatever she can to discover the truth about both their pasts, including going back to the spot where it all began...






PURCHASE



Review

Unable to live her life without answers, Aubrey Anderson returns to the place of the accident that robbed her of weeks of memories. Not remembering a soul in Lindsey Point, Aubrey sets out to learn what she can of the town and the residents, especially a bartender named Finn.


Finn is floored the day Aubrey walks back into his life. A rush of emotions from her sudden appearance comes to a shocking stand still when Finn realizes she doesn't remember him. Aubrey is instantly attracted to Finn, but has no idea that he was/is the love of her life.

I love the whole setup of this story of how Aubrey's amnesia brought her to Lindsey Point. I felt awful for Finn at the beginning since Aubrey had no memory of him. As I read on, I realized Finn was given a second chance at a first impression with Aubrey. He was getting to fall in love with her all over again.

Then there is the mystery element of the story. Aubrey's accident and the death of Aaron, whom she thought was her boyfriend, is a mystery she is determined to unravel. Boniface brings the cast of characters from the first book in the series, Beacon of Love, to help Aubrey on her journey to reclaim the lost weeks of her life.

I adored Boniface's portrayal of Aubrey. The character faced great physical challenges after her accident that would have left many moping in their wheelchair. She reveals such strength in her physical recovery, yet vulnerability in her emotional one. The depiction of Finn had my heart breaking in moments. He had suffered the loss of Aubrey for twelve years and kept a secret to protect himself and his family. At many times, I wished I could just pull him in for a hug.

In so many mysteries I read or see in movies, I can pick out the "villain". Though, in this story, I never saw this one coming. Boniface kept me guessing until the final reveal, a true triumph.

The combination of suspense and romance kept me turning the pages as fast as possible. This is one book that you want to read in on sitting because you can bear to wait a moment to know what happens next. In all honesty, I wish I could give it more than five stars. I just love how the story enraptured me and I hope to read more of Allie Boniface and the people of Lindsey Point.

Thanks so much to Allie Boniface and Black Lion Tours for a copy of Beacon of Love in exchange for an honest review.


Excerpt:

Aubrey stared at her glass of wine. "God, I just – I wish I could remember something."

            Finn fell again just like that, watching her catch her bottom lip in her teeth as she mulled over her words. The rhythm of her voice, the way her eyes caught the light…he was nineteen all over again, crushing on another man's girlfriend without a clue of what to do about it.

            Only he wasn't nineteen anymore.

            And Aubrey wasn't here with another man.

            Forget it. He was done thinking. He moved from around the bar without a word, and as he closed the distance between them, she slipped from her stool, moving toward him and landing in his arms like she'd been there all this time. His hand went to the back of her head, cupping it and easing it closer. Her chin lifted, and he caught her mouth with his, loving the way her breath hitched in her throat. She melted into him, the warmth of her curves searing his skin and soaking into the very core of him. His eyes closed.

            He slid his tongue over her bottom lip, taking it slow, waiting for her to step back or break the connection. She didn't. A minute passed, then another. The kiss deepened, and he wasn't sure who pressed first, who wanted more urgently, but it didn't matter. Their tongues met, twisting over and under, delicious and wet and so hot he could barely stand it. Her hands moved from his shoulders to his waist to slide down the back of his jeans and pull him close, closer, until he knew she could feel the way he rose under her touch, wanting her like no other woman he'd ever been with.

            "Oh, Finn…" she said into his mouth, and the words set him on fire. He couldn't wait, couldn't hold back one more second. His palm skimmed down her dress and beneath it, to the swell of her ass and skin so smooth he wanted to taste it. She rose onto her toes, and her mouth crushed his until she pulled her lips away and moved them to his neck and his jaw line and up to his ear, leaving a breathy trail every place she touched.

            "Listen, we  – " know each other. We've done this before. He had to tell her. Didn't he?

            "I don't want to talk."





The Author

Allie Boniface was born and raised in a tiny community in upstate New York, which probably explains her fascination with the magic of small town life. She currently teaches high school English in the lower Hudson Valley, where she lives with her husband and two furry felines. She is the author of six contemporary romance novels; Inferno of Love is the second in her Hometown Heroes series. Allie loves chatting with other authors and readers and can be found around the Web (visit her on Facebook or Twitter, and stop by her blog to check out the latest news). She loves attending writers' conferences, giving workshops, swapping stories, and generally talking about romance. Allie loves stories set in small towns and is a firm believer in the power of love and the emotions that connect us all!



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1 comments:

  1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed the story :)

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