Hawk Red Cloud lives by his own set of rules: Don't let them share the saddle, don't bring them home, and never spend the night. So far he's managed to avoid commitment like the plague.
Tildy Fletcher's parents set rules for her. She would never think of breaking them; she knows all too well what would happen if she did.
Hawk and Tildy are from two different worlds, but there's no denying the attraction between them. The rules are designed to keep them apart. Will they be willing to break them for a chance at true love?
Contains mature themes.
©2015 Dahlia West (P)2016 Tantor
"Great third book -- A Great Story of Opposites"
Matilda (Tilde) is a great character. In this story, Tilde is a daughter of rich abusive parents. She runs into Hawk and then the attraction sparks fly. This is a classic romance story. A welcome return to the first novel general themes. This novel will appeal to classic romance followers who like a redemption story.
I like the way West writes. She has a tendency to go over the top on occasion, but she has reigned herself in this novel. Looking back, I say listen to novel one, listen to the first two hours of two and the last hour of two and then listen to this one.
"Good Girl! Bad Boy Biker! The Perfect Match!"
Another Awesome, Exciting, Suspenseful story in the Burnout series! Full of Drama, and Sexual Tension with a plot that's more comparable to the first story in the series! The best part; this story builds on the two previous stories, and has a strong presence of the entire Burnout crew and plenty of their joking and banter. I love this series and characters!
The huge and sexy Hawk Red Cloud does not do second dates or even sleeps with the same women twice……well most times, and that's just how he likes it. He's polite, and kind to women, but he's not looking for a long time commitment. His inability to commit to any long-term relationship is due to deep rooted reasons.
Hawk runs into the sweet and innocent Tildy at a convenient store, and offers to assist her when her car brakes down in the parking lot. He's the perfect gentleman, calls in a tow truck, and takes her to the Burnout mechanic shop where Shooter looks over the car and orders the part. Hawk's definitely interested in a one night stand and invites her to Maria's. However, he soon changes his mind when he learns she may not be playing with a "full deck." He may have changed his mind about bedding her but after learning more about her, he definitely wants to be a real friend to her.
Tildy is the perfect rich daughter….. well at least she tries. She's learned to never argue, do as she is told, and accept what her parents want for her. This is how she has always been until the faithful day she meets Hawk and receives a "sign" they are meant to be together. Since meeting Hawk, Tildy slowly learns to go after what she wants; however, trouble soon follows her, and Hawk starts to see red.
While Hawk and Tildy's relationship is the main plot, there is a heart wrenching subplot with Shooter and Slick.
I recommend this series even with it's ups and downs. No character is perfect, they all have their flaws but each are lovable in their own way. Looking forward to Easy's story!
"SADLY THIS SERIES HAS FIZZLED & BURNT OUT FOR ME"
Writing a review for a book that's just been an 'ok' lukewarm listen is so difficult - there were parts I liked and parts I didn't.... but sadly, there were no parts that wowed me. Hawk is a handsome 'one an done' alpha Sioux hero and he's happy that way until a tiny naive virgin called Tildy slowly penetrates his carefully erected walls. Tildy comes from wealth and arranged marriages and never questioned, disrespected or broke any of the rules or demands that her controlling parents forced on her... it was just the expected way of things. However, when her path crossed with Hawk's and her cherished talisman broke, Tildy was speechless and in awe as she saw it as a sign that she was going to marry this huge handsome drool-worthy man. But Hawk wasn't then, or ever was going to be, on or in the market for love.
So, chapter after chapter, Hawk pushes Tildy away and she became a bit of a pitiful character as the group of ex Rangers/best buds would talk and sympathize with Hawk over her misguided assumptions. But that all changed when Tildy started to be hurt, threatened and eventually kidnapped because everyone could clearly see that Hawk really cared.... well everyone except Hawk of course who continued to 'friend zone her'. Tildy went on with her life... following orders, getting engaged to a man who really didn't care and being the dutiful daughter... but she dreamt, hoped for more and grasped what she could.
It was hard to squeeze any romance out of this listen when the Hero was always shunning the Heroine - oh it was obvious he cared but just not enough to change or do anything about it. Even when they did eventually 'get it on' it was him doing her this huge favor... and still he coldly turned his back away from her. There was also a time when Hawk tried to forget Tildy which really didn't sit well with me and he sank even further down my mental list of hot heroes.... before slipping off it completely. The last few chapters is where all the acceptance, claiming and HEA's are.... but sadly by this time I really wasn't bothered whether they got together or not. Dual POV's and the narration was good.
Worth a credit? Who knows why books are praised by some and dismissed by others.... so all I can say is that unfortunately this listen, and it's characters, just didn't captivate me, wow me or give me that warm satisfied feeling as others have. This series started off so well and with lots of potential but now, after this and the previous book, I realize that the Burnout series is sadly not the right fit for me... but we're all different and you may see gold where I only see bronze.
Although the writing was pretty good, I just can't abide another spineless, pansy-ass heroine. It took way too long for Matilda to grow a backbone. And it never did happen because this educated 22 year old female got tired of being bullied by her hateful parents. Or because she realized the marriage they arranged for her to the guy who was clearly uninterested in her was all wrong. Or for any one of several other reasons why a modern female would get the hell out of Mommy Dearests clutches. No. She only came around because a nanny she hadn't seen in over a decade still cared about her. Really? Not only that, but we had to wait until near the end for any sizzle. I'm done with this series.
"Hawk is not a hero"
Hawk Red Cloud is the kind of guy you run away from. He was just as abusive emotionally to Tildy as everyone else. Dahlia West is great. She just missed the mark with Hawk.
I have listened to Mason Lloyd before and he is still awesome.
This book was just a great opportunity to visit Easy, Shooter, Vegas, Slick and Tex.
"Book two in the series."
Just as good as book one. Similar storyline. Different meld of personalities and love. Glad I spent the credit.
Another great read/listen! I love this series! I did listen to #2 because of the reviews but I'm thinking of going back and listening. I have loved 1 & 3 ! They have suspense, romance , love , alpha males and the love of brothers that you can't get enough of. Narrators were GREAT and the characters and story were well written!! Now on to Easy in book 4!
"My fav in the series so far"
This series is great and this is probably my favorite book in the series thus far. This is a true love story and the narrator did a fantastic job! Can't wait to hear what happens next!
"Love this series!"
Love this book! Was so excited to see it was now in audio form and enjoyed listening this time to an excellent narration. Wish the rest of this series was in audio form though I've read them and this series is a favorite of mine.
"she is his salvation"
one lost indian and one innocent girl makes this book different. He has seen many bad things being at war, she has not seen anything but abuse from her mother.
Their love will heal them both if they let it.
"A modern day love story"
This is the third book in the Burnout series that I have listened to and I am looking forward to hearing the next one. I rarely give four stars, however this story was so enjoyable and I am officially hooked.
The fact that Hawk is a Native American was different and interesting. I love tildy's approach to life and her personality. Although this story may have been told many times before, the twists and turns make for a great listen.
Mason Lloyd's ability to do male and female voices is stunning, to be honest I simply forgot that it's only one vocal talent doing all of the different characters... simply amazing.
I'm going to get the next one in the series... woo hoo ;-)
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