Owen by Melody Anne

December 4, 2018

There was a time when Eden’s entire world revolved around Owen Forbes. They were inseparable childhood sweethearts. They planned a life together. Then, without so much as a goodbye, Owen vanished. Now, after ten years, he’s returned to town as the hottest new firefighter on the force. Whatever secrets pulled them apart, Eden can’t fight the sparks reignited by the man who broke her heart.


Owen knows he did Eden wrong. If only he could tell her why. As body meets body, he’s whispering for a second chance—wanting her back so bad it hurts. It can also be dangerous. An arsonist is targeting the small town of Edmonds, and Eden with it. And it’s Owen himself who’s become engulfed in suspicion.


Eden knows that with a past as hot and mysterious as Owen’s, their future together could go up in flames. Because the one man she’s afraid to trust is the only man she desires—and the only one who can save her.




**** 3½ Star Review ****


I feel like my thoughts and feelings on this book are a double-edged sword. There were many things I loved about this book, but there are things that I didn't like about this book.


Overall, this book was everything. It has angst, suspense, a mystery, and a love story. That combination is rarely a dud in my book. This book is definitely not a dud. I was hooked, wanting to know the who and wanting the happy ever after to come. Melody had me turning the pages from start to finish.


These characters are so easy to like. There isn't a thing to not like about them. They are well written and easy to connect to. I will definitely be going back and reading the other books in this series.


This book brings plenty of action and heat. Some heartbreak. Some sweetness. Some suspense. Throwing in the wonderful characters, and this story is going to be enjoyed by many.


The downfall of this book for me... There was too much wallowing with the main characters. For me, it was overkill. This book could have been just as good, if not better, if some of the consistent wallowing of the characters had been at least cut in half. These continual scenes in this book felt like filler. They weren't all as necessary.


In a nutshell, this book is definitely a good read. It just wasn't a great read for me.


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