Review: House on Fire by Jenn Burke

Quick Info
House on Fire

  • Title: House on Fire
  • Author: Jenn Burke
  • Release Date: 16th November 2021
  • Series: Ashes & Dust
    book 2
  • Genre: Paranormal, Romance
  • Content Warnings: none that I can remember
  • Diversity: POC, mental health
  • rating: 4/5 Stars

House on Fire

He’s done fighting his attraction to the sexy vampire…

To say former firefighter Colin Zhang is struggling to accept his new life would be a vast understatement. He’s bound to a vampire he didn’t choose, living in a house filled with creatures better left to the imagination—there’s a lot to resent. As much as he tries, he doesn’t resent Evan—far from it. But he needs to know that what he feels is real and that requires breaking their bond. No matter the cost.

Vampire private investigator Evan Fournier is more than willing to explore his connection with Colin, but the crisis at hand keeps getting in the way. Their bond makes it dangerous for them to be apart, so he’s forced to put the other man at risk while he investigates the latest in a series of murders. If he doesn’t find the killer soon, the paranormal community will seek retribution on all humans, not just the guilty ones.

As the tensions escalate, Evan and Colin find solace in each other and their growing attraction. But if their bond is broken, attraction—even love—might not be enough to keep them safe.

The Queer’s Review

Book 5 of this universe and I’m excitedly awaiting book 6.

Even though I’m “only” rating this one 4 out of 5 stars. I’m kinda inbetween 4 and 4.5 stars to be honest and I can’t really put my finger on the why.

The story is great, the characters are even greater. The romance is… well, not lacking, because it’s just so damn realistic? Maybe a little bit shallow? But, again, realistic. I don’t know, maybe I’m projecting what I know now back into the past and I’m evaluating what has happened with my now-knowledge?

Colin is really growing on me and I love how his struggles are portrayed. Because let’s be honest. You can’t even call his situation “having his whole world turned upside down” because it’s so much more.

Putting aside my uncertainty – although I can’t even really call it that – I am really liking how the rest of the band get a slightly bigger part in the story and let’s be honest. I’m still rooting the most for Hud and Wes so every little tidbit of their story is something I treasure.

Bookish Thoughts

Either way I really enjoyed reading House on Fire and I like that Jenn Burke put that little twist into the story. I’m very dissatisfied with the ending though, because I need to know what’ll happen! Damn cliffhangers. There is a different drama whereveer you look basically and I’m excited how everything will turn out.


I received a free copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you.

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