Thirty-two and finally setting up her veterinary practice in the town she once called home, Emma Burnett is on her own and loving it. Independent and driven, she's not letting any man get in the way of her dreams. Not again.
That's fine with Luke McCormack. Divorced and hardly lacking in female company when he needs it, he's devoted to the only faithful companion in his life--his police dog. Still, there's something about Emma he can't shake.
When a series of local break-ins leaves Emma vulnerable, she seeks help from the first man to spark her desire in years. And now they're giving each other something they thought they'd lost forever...hope
Hope Flames begins when Emma opens up her own vet clinic. She is determined to now do things by herself after a disastrous relationship that ended years ago, she wants to prove that she can be on her own. And that works well until she meets a local cop named Luke that has an injured dog. Luke also never wanted to have another relationship with a woman after his failed attempt at marriage. So when he meets Emma he never expected to feel the way he does. Especially when she seems to understand him, and they both decide to be "friends" As these to continue down this path they have to worry about the recent trouble coming to town and other things as well.
I didn't like the book at all. I tried to give it a chance until about fifty percent, then I just skimmed the rest of it. Because I was really bored with it. I felt like it could have been a really good book. But there wasn't anything really exciting about it. And at fist you did feel some of the chemistry between Emma and Luke but after that it felt like dead air. Nothing there at all. It was a major disappointment. I don't really think I will be reading the next one in this series. This one just didn't do it for me.