Consumed - J.R. Ward


By J.R. Ward

  • Release Date: 2018-10-02
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 70 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series comes a brand-new novel about arson investigator, Ann Ashburn, who is consumed by her troubled past, her family’s scorched legacy, and her current case: chasing a deadly killer.

Anne Ashburn is a woman consumed...

By her bitter family legacy, by her scorched career as a firefighter, by her obsession with department bad-boy Danny McGuire, and by a new case that pits her against a fiery killer.

Strong-willed Anne was fearless and loved the thrill of fighting fires, pushing herself to be the best. But when one risky decision at a warehouse fire changes her life forever, Anne must reinvent not only her job, but her whole self.

Shattered and demoralized, Anne finds her new career as an arson investigator a pale substitute for the adrenaline-fueled life she left behind. She doesn't believe she will ever feel that same all-consuming passion for her job again--until she encounters a string of suspicious fires setting her beloved city ablaze.

Danny McGuire is a premiere fireman, best in the county, but in the midst of a personal meltdown. Danny is taking risks like never before and seems to have a death wish until he teams up with Anne to find the fire starter. But Danny may be more than a distraction, and as Anne narrows in on her target, the arsonist begins to target her.

From the creator of the bestselling Black Dagger Brotherhood, get ready for a new band of brothers. And a firestorm.


  • Great Book

    By LadynLake
    Love this author. She is able to make her characters real and relatable. I care what happens. They engage my emotional center head on.
  • Consumed

    By Kujumgieva
    I enjoyed it very much! It has that J.R. Ward banter I live so much!! She makes everyone real and encourages us to become a part of their lives, if just for a short while. Thank you for an amazing storyNd storytelling!!! Can’t wait for the next one!
  • Consumed

    By mamad0703
    Excellent “world building”. I cannot wait to see how the other characters are brought to HEA!
  • Exellent

    By ledoss
    Loved this book, written by one of my favorite authors. This story is at the top of my “best reads” list. There is mystery, intrigue, tragic drama, romance and steam. It is a detour from the Brotherhood drama and I think a much needed relief. This book centers around firefighters, big city corruption and personal drama and loss. The bad guy was a surprise, which doesn’t happen often for me. There is the potential for a series here and I hope there will be more of this story in the future. Excellent. Looking forward to the next.