Hardened by scars. Softened by heart. Melded by fire.Scarred Hearts, Book 1Petite in stature but not in attitude, Delancey Winston put her fellow firefightersâ doubts to rest when she carried a half-burned man out of an arson fire. But she canât shake the need to learn more about the haunting power of the man in her dreamsâthe one she pulled from a dead womanâs side to save.Even more disturbing is the power of newly awakened memories sheâs tried to bury.Logan Mathis lost more than his accounting firm that day. He lost his beloved sister, his only remaining family. Now, his days filled with painful skin grafts and therapy, he works to avoid people. Until he runs into the woman who saved his life, who seems to see beyond his scars.Slowly, Delanceyâs generosity of spirit begins healing Logan from the inside. But their connection resurrects memories Logan would rather forget. Memories that could make Logan a target of someone whoâs still trying to burn away his tracks.Warning: The damsel saves the dude, and thatâs not a spoiler. Itâs a clue that things are about to get hot. Really hot.
In the beginning the pace of âControlled Burnâ by Nikki Duncan seemed almost too slow for me. However, later I realized that the author needed that slow pace to create a deeper atmosphere for the characters.