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Consumed by You

Written by: Lauren Blakely
Narrated by: Joe Arden, Erin Mallon
Length: 6 hrs and 23 mins
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Fall in love with a Lauren Blakely romance, which New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips calls “The perfect blend of sexy and emotional, with sparks and heat!”

Dog trainer Cara Bailey wants to find “the one,” but fantasizing about her sexy-as-hell client, firefighter Travis Jansen, is getting in the way. Her only option? Get the confirmed bachelor out of her system - in every position possible - so she can settle down with Mr. Right. Starting right now.

Travis doesn't do relationships, so no matter how badly he wants the pretty little brunette, he keeps his distance. Until Cara goes and changes the game. She'll fulfill all of his fantasies if he agrees to walk away when it's over. But when the wildfire between them blazes out of control, it will consume everything - and everyone - in its path....

Each book in the Fighting Fire series is standalone:
Burn for Me
Melt for Him
Consumed by You

©2015 Lauren Blakely. (P)2018 Brilliance Publishing, Inc. This edition is made possible under a license arrangement with Entangled Publishing, Inc.

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  • Cyndi Marie
  • 2019-01-07

✫✫ 4 Stars ✫✫

Another great feel good romance from Lauren Blakely. This is book 3 in the series but they are standalone also. This book was way hotter than the last 2 IMHO. Travis & Cara were high school sweethearts who never really lost that pull when they both moved on. Cara is back and the sexual attraction is off the charts. Their story is sweet and sexy in such a perfect way. As always in all Lauren Blakely books the drama is minimal and only lasts minutes. This is why I love her writing so much.

The narration is perfect cause Joe Arden & Erin Mallon are both amazing narrators.

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  • bookbruin
  • 2019-01-11

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

I really enjoyed this second chance friends with benefits romance! These are classic tropes for a reason and Lauren Blakely does them so well! Amazing performances by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon make this a real treat. I will never get tired of hearing these two (individually or together) and they captured the sexy, playful, vulnerable, and electric chemistry between Cara and Tyler perfectly. Consumed by You can be enjoyed as a standalone, but characters from the previous 2 books do appear and that is where we initially meet our characters.

Tyler and Cara have quite the history and though they dated briefly in high school, nothing more has ever come from their scorching chemistry and connection. Tyler has sworn himself off from relationships and love after seeing the aftermath left in the wake of his own father's untimely death. He makes no promises for a future, but chooses to live in the present. Cara on the other hand, has a particular vision for her future and what it should contain. Unfortunately, these two cannot deny the feelings they still harbor for the other and in an attempt to "get them out of their system", the friends with benefits deal is made. But what happens when what started as just fun and indulgence begins to feel like so much more? Although Blakely doesn't reinvent the wheel with this trope, it was still emotional as our characters began to see what was so clear to everyone else. The push and pull drama thankfully occurs late in the book, and though I'm not 100% sold on Tyler's epiphany, I was glad that it resolved quickly. Overall, this was a sexy and fun listen!

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  • Jan M
  • 2018-12-25

Plans ...

Consumed by You by Lauren Blakely pulled me in from the very beginning. How can one not get immersed in the story with two fantastic narrators. Joe Arden and Erin Mallon are so talented! Both in their own right is awesome, but together they are magic. I loved how the main character in this book had plans. I frequently say, plans are meant to be broken, and they are only a guideline and not direction. This book has great humor, steam, and wonderful imagery. I loved how Cara and Travis met. The inner musings had me laughing out loud. Once again, I find myself smiling as I am listening to this book. Lauren Blakely's books always make me feel good when I listen. I am looking forward to listening to more books in the Fighting Fires series. This is a standalone listen.

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  • Diving Blue Bonnet
  • 2019-06-25

Worth a credit?🤷‍♀️

Consumed By You written by Lauren Blakely is a hot, steamy love story! Cara is the gorgeous, flirty dog trainer🐩, who loves animals and loves to dance💃🏻 , whether it’s with someone or by herself. Travis is Hidden Oaks’ poker playing🃏 , volunteer fire-fighting👨🏻‍🚒, smokin’ hot consummate bachelor. They have had an on again, off again fling since high school. Cara is ready to settle-down, but decides to have one last fling with Travis to “get him out of her system.” Come on! Does that really ever work?😉 The fire that ignites between Travis and Cara will burn🔥up the pages of your book, or what ever device you’re listening with! I would say that they burn up the sheets, except they never use a bed🛏 . Ok. Well, maybe they did...once.

Is it worth a credit? 👍🏻I say heck yeah!! If you’re looking for a fun, light-hearted rom-com, this one will fill the bill.

The Narrators: Joe Arden and Erin Mallon, what can I say that I haven’t already said? They are a great duo! Some narrators just have that knack to be able to emote with their voices. Joe & Erin really have it in spades! I’m a true fan!💕

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  • Georgina
  • 2019-06-17

A Feel Good Fun Listen

This is book 3 in the series but I could not find book one in audible, so I’ve only listened to 2 and 3. The characters from 1 and 2 come up in book 3, so it is nice if you can read/listen in order.

Travis and Cara are combustible and have been so since high school. Travis, however, wants no HEA and Cara does, so it is sex only between them. As a dog person, it was extra fun to have Cara be a dog trainer.

Blakely is “low drama” and “low (non-sex) action”, so not a whole lot happens outside of the character development/relationship stuff. Narration works wonderfully- filling the novel with emotion, lust and humor.

Fun, easy sexy and sweet listen. This is not a new story, we have all read/listened to it before, but who cares- Blakely does it so well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-05-27

Great story

I loved the story but it seemed like a light version of the previous book about Megan and Booker. Actually I liked Megan story much better. The narration was superb and expected from my favorite two. This book is still worth it in my opinion so do give it a try.

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  • LexiMuse
  • 2019-05-17

High school sweethearts get together again after years apart

Sweet, sexy romance about a firefighter who is distrustful of his feelings after loosing his father as a child and his former girlfriend who is a dog trainer and somewhat unsure of herself due to being adopted. Good narration performance by 2 pros could only have been better as a duet performance. Ending very predictable but pleasant storyline.

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  • Mary
  • 2019-01-30

Performance leaves much to be desired

I love Lauren Blakely's books. She is always coming up with characters to fall in love with.
The performance was a little overdone in places. The hard consonants on the endings of some words were almost comical.

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  • ChantalG
  • 2019-01-08

Loved it

Consumed by you is a wonderful and sexy story of two people who are looking for completely different things in life but can’t deny the attraction they have for each other.
Travis, a sexy and hot volunteer fire fighter has issues with committed relationships because he’s seen what can happen if you lose that very special person in your life.
Cara is looking for more than a fling and is ready to find the right person to settle down with.
Travis is not immune to sexy a women like Cara Bailey and she can’t keep him out of her mind.
They come up with a plan which seems to work out well in the beginning but their feelings for each other deepen more than was anticipated.
What happens when things get more serious than was planned? Will they be able to walk away from what they had, just as what they originally agreed on?
I loved this story. It is playful, sexy, sweet and fun and had me chuckle a few times throughout. And not surprisingly Lauren’s love for dogs shines throughout this book. A definite recommend and another 5 star story for me.

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  • kgagnon
  • 2019-01-06

Sizzling and Sexy Romance!

I was totally consumed by this sizzling and sexy romance! Cara and Travis have been lovers off and on for years. They both want different things in life but with an expiration date on their affairs, they make the most of their explosive chemistry. Travis doesn't do relationships after seeing the heartbreak his mother endured when his father died. But Cara is his dream girl and he can't stay away from her. Cara has always been hung up on Travis and can't move on to find Mr. Right as long as Travis is in her system. When Travis needs her help to win the Firefighter charity event, she proposes a no strings affair to help them get over each other and move on. But as their passion heats up, they don't know how to extinguish their feelings for each other. Travis is a deliciously dirty talking hero with heart and Cara is bold and confident. They were so great together and the chemistry was explosive. Narrators, Joe Arden, and Erin Mallon made this romance even sweeter and sexier. They did an amazing job with Blakely's witty banter, and bringing this playful, moving, sexy romance to life!