This is an amazing book. I was really surprised by how much I liked it. The writing is so well done and with a lot of inner dialog, I thought I was going to be bored with it but I wasn’t at all. A lot of emotions ran through me as I read this novel. It has some pretty deep topics going on in it. From domestic abuse to relationships starting from children all the way until adults, a lot was happening in this story. A balance between love and heartbreak, I didn’t know where this story was going to go.

Sara had a rough childhood, with two parents who were drunks and didn’t give a shit about her. She was always picked on at school for being small, having boyish short hair and clothes that never fit her. One day at school when she was pushed into a muddy puddle and everyone laughed at her, a boy named Jaxon came and pushed that girl into the same puddle. After that day, she never picked on Sara again and Jaxon took her under his wing.

Jaxon is two years older than Sara but that didn’t stop them from becoming best friends. Jaxon’s mom let her stay for supper every night and even sit with her while she worked. When Jaxon went to high school, Sara was still in middle school. Jaxon became the bad boy, always breaking into houses and stealing things. Sara always told him he would get caught, but he always said he was too good to get caught.

When Sara was in high school, Jaxon took her to prom. He professed his love to her and they began to date as a couple. When it was time to go to college, they moved three hours away for her to go to school. He would stop the stealing and get a job. Things were great until things got out of hand. When Sara left the relationship, never talking to Jaxon again, she didn’t expect to see him five years later and not the same person he was back then.

The book is split into two parts. Before, when they were kids growing up and then after. Told in Sara’s perspective, you get to go inside her head and really see what it was like to live in an abusive household and then to have her own abusive relationship. When she see’s Jaxon five years later a totally different person, she wonders if it was her that made him that way.

The book totally ends with a cliffhanger, but I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves revenge books/second chance love books and anything to do with biker gangs. Most definitely a New Adult novel as there is mature content all throughout. The second book is called Burn and it is available to read right away once your done with Ignite.

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R.J. Lewis
R.J. Lewis
January 12th 2014

They grew up together as the closest of friends... and then more.

When Sara Nolan and Jaxon Barlow decided to be together, their relationship as a young couple was consumed by a love that was both passionate and beautiful. Sara had it all when it came to a boyfriend: romance, trust, and a protector of all things bad. Jaxon had given her his bleeding heart for the keeping. The last thing Sara expected was to ruin it all.

Falling into a darkness that turned her loving relationship into a chaos of deceit and violence, she walked away from the pain she was inflicting on the man she loved, never seeking to return again. But when Sara is forced to return to her hometown, she didn't anticipate for Jaxon to be there. Nor does she anticipate the change in him; a change so harsh and callous, he is a stranger with a dangerous agenda of his own.

Ignited by her past feelings and the reminder of the guilt she carries in her heart, Sara attempts to avoid Jaxon at all costs… only to find herself trying to pull him out of the same darkness she was once in

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