Burning Love by Jana Richards

Story: 6
Presentation: 9.5
Total: 15.5
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Light Paranormal

Blurb:After causing three cooking fires in her apartment, Iris Jensen finds herself evicted. She lands on Riley Benson's doorstep, looking to rent a room in the beautiful old home he's restoring. It's only for six weeks until Iris leaves Portland, Oregon for her new job on a cruise ship. Firefighter Riley knows firsthand what a bad tenant she can be. But he needs money to finish the work on the house he loves. And something about Iris pulls at his heart…
Meanwhile, in Heaven, two angels watch over the young lovers. Angelica and Hildegard work in Heaven's Relationship Division, where angels match mortals with their soul mates. The angels believe so strongly in Iris and Riley’s love that they break Heaven's rules to help them. Can the angels convince them they belong together forever before time runs out?

Review: There are many conflicts in this story.Riley and Iris try to avoid their growing attraction to each other as they find they have many similar interests. The two pets, a cat and a dog, have to learn to co-inhabit the house in peace. Angelica needs to prove her reliability and responsibility to Hildegard to keep her position in the Relationship Division . And, of course, every good story has to have a villain.

Finding out how Iris and Riley solve them and how they achieve their happily ever after romance made this an interesting, sometimes funny book. There were almost too many issues to keep up with. I felt I needed a character list and a score card to keep up with all that was happening and where it was. I thought it would have been more interesting reading if the Iris and Riley relationship had been more developed and less of the Heavenly interferers and pets, or developed into a longer story.

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