Audiobook Review: Burn for You (Slow Burn, #1) by J.T. Geissinger. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real…

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract — and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending… or a recipe for disaster? 

Burn for You

“We come and go.
We live and die.
If we’re lucky, we love and are loved.”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Narration: 🎙🎙🎙
Romance: 💜💙💚🖤
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📘📙📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌏🌍🌎
Character development: 🥺🤭🤫😕😎

The heroine(s): Bianca Hardwick – owner and chef of a restaurant in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She recently came up with a new menu revolving around Boudreaux Bourbon which has been well received by patrons and food critics alike. She is caring for he sick mother who has mounting medical bills.

The Hero: Jackson Boudreaux – heir to an international Bourbon Dynasty. He is tall, dark and handsome, but also growly, grouchy and mysterious. He looks like he hasn’t seen a comb or a razor in quite a while.

The Story: Jackson shows up at Bianca’s packed restaurant without a reservation and behaves like a rich jerk, including making threats about the fact that his family name is all over their menu. He came to make sure the food meets his high standards in order to be touting the Boudreaux Bourbon brand.

The narration was dual POV and dual narration by Sebastian York and Diana Luke. Sebastian York is one of my favorite narrators and did a great job as Jackson. I wasn’t too fond of Diana Luke as Bianca though. She does a great Louisiana accent, but her voice was a bit harsh and grating in my opinion. She certainly didn’t sound like a Bianca, who at the beginning described herself as having a sunny disposition.

Bianca was sassy as the blurb proclaims. This was the first time I heard the saying, “Kiss my grits” since I last watched that old TV Show called Alice when I was a kid. I love the enemies to lovers and marriage of convenience tropes and they were done well here. If I had the book and not just the audiobook, I think I would have switched over, because I just couldn’t get in to the narration by Diana Luke.


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