I finished reading Burn Me by Éirinn Brennan and let me tell you, it was hot. This first book in the Illicit Allure series features four friends that jet off to Bora Bora for Emma Clark’s bachelorette party. This is unlike any other bachelorette party I have experienced. The premise of the book had me a little concerned because I am really not a fan of cheating or one night stands. Brennan managed to calm my nerves in the way the story was told and allow me to enjoy the whirlwind romance Emma shared with Calvin…or Callum…or Cal. Whatever you want to call him. 😉
As with all novellas, the story had a quicker buildup than a traditional novel and startled me at first. I quickly realized it was indeed a novella and was able to just enjoy the fun story for what it was.
Emma was a nervous soon-to-be bride while her friends all encouraged her to enjoy this last getaway before the big day, reminding her that her marriage was not one of true love. Emma, being the skeptic about true love anyway, decides to go for it when she sees the hottie in the water. Cal, working undercover as a windsurfing instructor at the resort he just purchased, meets Emma and doesn’t need to think twice about the proposition of an evening with her. After all, he was checking her out just as much as she was him earlier that afternoon. What he assumed was going to be a fling suddenly turns into more than he expected.