Hope Ignites by Jaci Burton

Hope Ignites

Logan McCormack likes his isolated life on the ranch, until a movie crew starts filming there. When actress Desiree Jenkins blows into his life, she wrecks it harder than the Oklahoma winds with her brutal honesty and soft touch. Des knows this is a temporary stay, but she loves the open freedom of the land, and for the first time in her life, Des feels like she might have...

Title:Hope Ignites
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ISBN:0425259773
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:286 pages

Hope Ignites Reviews

  • Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
    Aug 02, 2013

    In HOPE IGNITES, the second installment to the Hope series, Jaci Burton pairs a somewhat grouchy rancher and a sweet and endearing actress together to make a heartfelt romance that readers will adore!

    Logan McCormack isn't the kind of man to be starstruck. However, when he rents out his farm property for a couple of months so that a Hollywood movie can be made, he doesn't ever expect to be taken by the lead actress, Desiree Jenkins.

    There's something special about Des. For one, she isn't caught up

    In HOPE IGNITES, the second installment to the Hope series, Jaci Burton pairs a somewhat grouchy rancher and a sweet and endearing actress together to make a heartfelt romance that readers will adore!

    Logan McCormack isn't the kind of man to be starstruck. However, when he rents out his farm property for a couple of months so that a Hollywood movie can be made, he doesn't ever expect to be taken by the lead actress, Desiree Jenkins.

    There's something special about Des. For one, she isn't caught up in her appearance so much that she seems high maintenance. Des is quite frankly the most down-to-earth person despite her high celebrity status. Whenever Logan and Des are together, he remains unruffled by her occupation but cannot deny that her presence stirs something within him. Yet Logan isn't willing to commit to anything but hot-as-hell sex, and for now Des isn't either.

    Yet as time goes on and more details about Logan's past concerning his mother are revealed, readers will discover the reasons why he is so unwilling to commit to others. His ranching lifestyle keeps him distanced from people, and while that may have suited him just fine before, the concept of friends and family make Logan rethink his loner status.

    In this slow burning romance that sizzles and sparks with universal appeal, HOPE IGNITES takes the glitzy part of Hollywood and places it into the small town of Hope, bringing the story the best of both worlds. Though technically the second in the series, I believe that HOPE IGNITES can be enjoyed as a standalone novel. However, I will warn you that Jaci Burton infuses her stories with addicting qualities. I am confident that readers will want to read the others in the series once they finish with this romance.

    Fans of Bella Andre would appreciate Jaci Burton's take on the small town romance. Weaving together heat and heart in an enticing mix, HOPE IGNITES possesses everything a reader wanting an escape will ever need.

  • Paige
    Feb 01, 2014

    HOPE IGNITES was more enjoyable for me. I really liked Logan and Desiree. There is something about the famous actor/actress that finds escape in the peace of a ranch that appeals to me.

    ***Details***

    Logan knew he was crazy for renting his ranch to a movie company, but that was only confirmed when he met leading actress, Desiree Jenkins. One look at her and he knew she was trouble and that was before he met her bold declarations and her down-home appeal.

    Desiree and her costar Colt are as close a

    HOPE IGNITES was more enjoyable for me. I really liked Logan and Desiree. There is something about the famous actor/actress that finds escape in the peace of a ranch that appeals to me.

    ***Details***

    Logan knew he was crazy for renting his ranch to a movie company, but that was only confirmed when he met leading actress, Desiree Jenkins. One look at her and he knew she was trouble and that was before he met her bold declarations and her down-home appeal.

    Desiree and her costar Colt are as close as friends can be. Both face their own problems with love as Colt wants to come ‘out’ with his boyfriend and Des begins to find the missing peace in her nomadic life on the ranch with Logan.

    Logan is boarder line rude with Des and Colt numerous times. He’s less willing to admit how much Des is getting under his skin despite multiple appearances on set of her movie.

    Caring the pain from his mother not being able to accept the ranch life, Logan isn’t willing to give Des a chance.

    Their no-strings romance has to come to an end at the wrap party and where Des is willing to bend to make a relationship work, Logan is not.

    Just in time for her movie premier, Logan surprises Des. When it comes to love, nothing is impossible.

  • ♥Rachel♥
    Mar 04, 2014

    is the second story in the Hope series, and like the first one, it’s a winning combination of romance, small town charm, and characters that burrow into your heart. Hope Ignites centers on Logan, Luke’s (from the first book) oldest brother.

    Logan has rented out a portion of his forty-five thousand acre cattle ranch to a movie shoot. Logan could care less about movies or stars and so when he runs into Desiree, the gorgeous Hollywood actress starring in the film, he doesn’t go out of

    is the second story in the Hope series, and like the first one, it’s a winning combination of romance, small town charm, and characters that burrow into your heart. Hope Ignites centers on Logan, Luke’s (from the first book) oldest brother.

    Logan has rented out a portion of his forty-five thousand acre cattle ranch to a movie shoot. Logan could care less about movies or stars and so when he runs into Desiree, the gorgeous Hollywood actress starring in the film, he doesn’t go out of his way to be welcoming. Still, he can’t deny the mutual attraction that simmers under the surface, but he has no intention of getting involved with a movie star. High maintenance is so not his style. Yet, Desiree surprises him with her friendly and straightforward personality. She doesn’t put on airs and seems to genuinely love the ranch and country life, but she’s only around for the movie shoot and then she’ll be gone.

    Desiree is becoming more disillusioned with the movie business, and wants more from life that just moving from one movie location to the next. She wouldn’t mind cutting back on films, and finding a nice quite place away from Hollywood to settle down in. The small town of Hope seems to tick many boxes, and big time bonus, it has Logan the sexy-as-hell cowboy rancher! Win! She’s drawn to this taciturn man, and wouldn’t mind seeing what makes him tick:

    I’m always attracted to small town romances they seem to have interesting secondary characters and an old fashioned, country setting that I wished I lived in.

    fit the bill perfectly. Plus, most of the story takes place on a gorgeous cattle ranch, which is another one of my fantasy home locations. Of course, I always picture a smoking hot cowboy, like Logan, being part of this whole fantasy scenario! What?! Let a girl dream, already! I enjoyed the whole movie star aspect to the story and it was interesting to see how crazy Desiree’s life could be. Being involved with Logan and his normal life, with normal genuine people was just what Desiree needed.

    Both Logan and Desiree were easy to love. They had a mature look on life and love, and this story was mostly free of frustrating non-communication issues. Desiree was an outgoing, straight talker, and not afraid to say exactly what she wants. I liked that she wasn’t into playing games and that quality was perfect for Logan.

    Logan fit my dream cowboy/rancher type. Every time I think of a hot guy in cowboy boots and hat sitting atop a horse, I swoon a bit. He was moody, broody, and not much of a conversationalist, but the words he said held weight. He was a no BS kind of guy, not impressed by show or status, but also a guy who loved his brothers and his surrogate mother and father, Martha and Ben fiercely, and would do anything for the ones he cared about. While the romance was low on angst is was high in heat!

    Desiree seems to be his perfect match but Logan, but old insecurities creep in from his side, and cause him to hold back. He doesn’t want to make the same mistake his father made by getting involved with a woman who hated ranch life, and became resentful later. She also wasn’t much of a mother and left without a second glance back when his father died, leaving emotional scars on all three of the boys.

    The ending was a little rushed, but I loved how it turned out, and I know I see Logan and Desiree in the next book as secondary characters, so I can live with that. It was lovely to “see” Luke and Emma going strong, and lending support and friendship our couple. I can’t wait for the next book in the series,

    , which sounds a bit more angsty.

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  • Julie James
    Mar 16, 2014

    My first foray into Jaci Burton's Hope series, and I loved it. Thought the heroine was great, liked her chemistry with the hero, and loved the descriptions of ranching life. I've found my new comfort read series--now I need to go back and read the first book.

  • Jonetta
    Mar 24, 2014

    Desiree Jenkins is a famous actress shooting her latest film on location at Logan McCormack's ranch in Hope, Oklahoma. They come from different worlds but she's wildly attracted to this loner. Her honesty and directness hooks him but Logan keeps holding back, emotionally crippled by his parents' failed relationship.

    Desiree is a pretty wonderful character who's smart, talented and unafraid to speak her mind when it matters. Logan has forged a lonely, solitary existence that's disrupted when Desi

    Desiree Jenkins is a famous actress shooting her latest film on location at Logan McCormack's ranch in Hope, Oklahoma. They come from different worlds but she's wildly attracted to this loner. Her honesty and directness hooks him but Logan keeps holding back, emotionally crippled by his parents' failed relationship.

    Desiree is a pretty wonderful character who's smart, talented and unafraid to speak her mind when it matters. Logan has forged a lonely, solitary existence that's disrupted when Desiree forces her way in. It changes him but also makes him fearful he'll end up in the same misery as his parents. Oh, and their self-proclaimed "casual" relationship was scorching on so many levels.

    I enjoyed this story, especially Desiree (as if you couldn't tell), in spite of really disliking Logan for about half the book. No matter because his behavior was true to his character and circumstances, which is important. There's also a secondary storyline involving her co-star that was interesting and relevant. It could have been explored in more depth but I appreciated its inclusion.

    There's something about this series that I find satisfying. Maybe it's the dynamics of small town community and characters of substance. Whatever it may be, the stories are appealing and I'm hooked. This one worked for me.

  • Jacky Faber
    Mar 26, 2014

    I thought the novel was boring. There was very little plot and I found Dese irritating. If a man said the things she did to Logan when they barely knew each other, you'd think the guy was a jerk.

    I also couldn't believe Logan's ranch was 45,000 acres yet he was not a cattle baron, but a simple cattle rancher who lived a simple life. But the issue that I didn't buy at all was how Logan was totally accepting of Cole being gay and thought people should love whoever they wanted. Yea, right, this catt

    I thought the novel was boring. There was very little plot and I found Dese irritating. If a man said the things she did to Logan when they barely knew each other, you'd think the guy was a jerk.

    I also couldn't believe Logan's ranch was 45,000 acres yet he was not a cattle baron, but a simple cattle rancher who lived a simple life. But the issue that I didn't buy at all was how Logan was totally accepting of Cole being gay and thought people should love whoever they wanted. Yea, right, this cattle rancher who was raised on a ranch and went to school in Oklahoma and never travelled is totally accepting of homosexuals. Oklahoma has some of the most conservative congress people in the US with some very in my opinion backward views. I don't buy that Logan was so open minded.

    Another thing I don't believe is the supposed bad food that was catered for the movie company. The caterer wouldn't be able to be in business very long if the food was crap and I would imagine the movie company would want to make sure the stars and crew were happy and well cared for while on location.

    I don't understand why this book received so many good reviews. I didn't enjoy the book at all and I like cowboys and reading about the West and wide open spaces.

  • Laura Johnson
    Mar 28, 2014

    Don't know about this series. These two stories with in this series have been a bit of a let down. I want to connect with these characters but they are all boring. Sorry, I'm just not a fan. However, I do love Ms. Burton's Play by Play series though:)

  • Marulett
    Jun 29, 2015

    Nothing better than a moody cowboy to brighten my day :)


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