Afterburn - Zane


By Zane

  • Release Date: 2005-01-04
  • Genre: Erotica
Score: 4.5
From 115 Ratings


In the latest romantic romp from New York Times bestselling author Zane, two hapless lovers get lost in a dating game gone awry.
When Washington, D.C., chiropractor Yardley Brown goes to his local bank, it isn't only to make deposits into his account. He has long since accrued some interest in Rayne Waters, a bank employee who's too beautiful to be true -- and too beautiful to be single. At least that's what Yardley believes, which is why he has never approached her.
Little does he know that Rayne is anything but taken. Not for want of trying, of course. But after barely surviving a dating disaster with her hairdresser's brother and then falling for a member of her church band who, it turns out, is celibate, she's on the verge of giving up. That is, until Yardley -- discouraged by his own slew of dead-end romances -- finally works up the courage to give her a try.
The true craziness, however, is just beginning, thanks to a cast of characters who seem bent on botching the young couple's relationship.
There's Rayne's erratic mother, who constantly boasts about being a "good whore"; Yardley's playboy buddies, always trolling for sex; and, worst of all, past lovers who make a habit of popping up and ruining things as only old flames (or previous mistakes) can. Weaving the carnal and the comical in true Zane fashion, Rayne and Yardley's struggle to find love in a world gone mad is a timeless talk about everything that can go wrong in the dating game -- and a few things that can go right.


  • Very disappointed with the ending

    By Milordw
    To the ones viewing this in order to make there minds up to buy or not buy the book... Don't get me wrong I couldn't put the book down on the train, in my room, at work etc... But I despised the ending very much soo. It was a love story and should of ended as such!! Keep up the good hooked writing Zane, although I rated it 1 star, just can't get over the ending
  • Didnt like the ending

    By Jazi Lu
    The book was pretty good. Could have had a little more excitment was kind of predictable. Didnt like the end at all.
  • Loved it!!

    By Aj3311
    I read this book twice. Once when I was in high school in 2006 and just recently!.... It was even better the second time around! Anxiously anticipation the sequel!!!!
  • Afterburn

    By Cocobrwnskyn
    I loved the story line... The characters are amazing... The ending definitely left me with an "afterburn" feeling.. A must read!!! Is there a sequel yet?
  • Love it!

    By NatNat-Cali
    I read this Book a few years back and even had my boyfriend read it about a year later when I was almost certain the sequel would be out. Haven't searched recently for the sequel but I will stay up and finish it in a night when I find it!
  • I love this book

    By silvia.walker
    This is one of my favorite Zane books and I'm waiting for the sequel to come out...ZANE YOU ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE AUTHORS AND I HOPE TO MEET YOU IN PERSON ON DAY 😁😍💜
  • Good read bad ending

    By Angelsdir123
    I like how the characters where developed so we understand their insecurities and strengths when the main characters finally meet. You definitely get invested in the characters. That is why I didn't like the direction the characters where taken in the end. I don't read these stories to feel pain but to feel pleasure at the end. I would have given the story a solid 4 stars until the last few chapters. Even after reading the authors explanation I still did not appreciate the ending.
  • Ms

    By TashaWhite
    A+ This book was amazing. I just simply can not wait for the sequel. Yardley is the man all us girls only dream of meeting. Keep up the fabulous work Ms. Zane.
  • Great book

    By QueenJoce
    Another intense book from one of my favorite authors. Ending is very unexpected but overall this is a great book.