Overall Grade: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Emma Renshaw has done it again with the release of her newest Burn Series book, Inferno. To be honest, of the first three books, I think Inferno is my favorite, which is a compliment, given that the first two books are such fantastic stories.
In Inferno, Foster finally gets his moment The story begins with Adeline “Addie” and Foster on the night of the high school bonfire that leads to tragedy. What we find out quickly is that Addie’s own world is also changed that night through her own personal tragedy. The story skips forward a decade to the lives that Foster and Addie currently lead. When their paths cross one fateful day, they find themselves drawn to each other. As Addie’s life becomes endangered, Foster lives to protect her. Will they find out who is trying to harm her before anything happens to her?
I think what I loved most about Inferno over the other two stories is Renshaw’s protection of Addison. As a warning, the tragedy of Addie’s past is a difficult one, and it causes her to hide through life. In the first two books of this series, Renshaw causes quite a bit of drama for her couples. Yet, given the trauma of Addie’s story, she withholds the drama within her couple. What this allows for is a focus on the suspense storyline instead. I loved that I didn’t become anxious for Foster and Addie’s coupling; instead, Renshaw creates tension in other aspects of the story.
Additionally, Foster is the type of hero you can’t help but love. He is protective, insightful, and compassionate. Since Addie has hidden through life, he forces her into “living.” He shows her how living an abundant life is a tribute to her lost loved ones, and it’s a reminder to Renshaw’s readers that a life lived is far better than one that is safe.
Lastly, Addison’s story will tug at your heart. From the first chapter, Renshaw captured me because she made Addie’s story both heartwrenching and beautiful in tragic ways. I couldn’t help but need to read her story because Renshaw makes us want so much for her.
Honestly, I could return time and time again to Hawk Valley. Emma Renshaw’s characters feel like friends. Once again, she has written a compelling, romantic suspense of a story that will cause you to fall in love with Foster and Addie. But there is also a promise of more. If you love stories that show the beauty of a life born of ashes, then you will definitely want Inferno.
In love and romance,