Sara McKenna longs for a career in television--far away from the violence of her Fire witch heritage. But when her father is struck down through a typically savage stroke of fate, Sara is summoned home by her father's second-in-command--her childhood rival, Fire witch Brent Conley.
Brent failed to protect the only man he's ever respected. He refuses to fail his former priest's haughty daughter. Sara must produce a pure-blooded child to continue their coven's line, and Brent intends to personally see to that duty.
Although Sara will fulfill her duty, she has every intention of returning to her media career, without letting Brent steal her heart. But when Brent sees Sara again, he realizes just how much he's missed her--and how much he wants her to stay. Will Brent be forced to free the one thing he's always wanted to possess?
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I found the story be good all around. Plot and characters developed rather well.
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's* 2.5-3 stars Fire and Flame started off intriguing but things went downhill pretty quickly. I couldn't warm to the characters; their constant fighting/bickering just dampened and fizzled out any chemistry between them. Brent wasn't too bad and you could sense his feelings were deeper from the beginning. However, Sara was plain and simple annoying as hell - saying I couldn't stand her would be a terrible understatement. Sara was frustrating; with her childish tantrums, denying her attraction to Brent and refusing to accept his feelings for her. Their dislike for each other was way stronger than their attraction; weakening their chemistry. I liked the plot but not the characters - I wanted their inner passions burning and eradicating their dislike for each other. I wanted genuine chemistry - it felt more forced that natural between the two MCs.
Cute, quick read, there was nothing new here, it's a hate to love romance but it was well written enjoyable story
Fire and Flame, Anya Breton Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: romance, Sci-fi and fantasy I loved the sound of this, and it started well, but then for me went downhill pretty quickly. I found the two main characters hard to like, Sara even more so than Brent. The misunderstandings went on too long, it was believable at first but soon felt tired and they annoyed me. I didn’t understand why Sara seemed to be an only child, when as the High Priest her father would have been expected to breed with several women. Maybe they were there but just not mentioned, but given the emphasis on Sara “doing her duty” and having a full blood witch child it seemed a bit odd. That phrase too “doing her duty” was repeated time and time again, and I soon got irritated by it. The whole novel has to me a very YA feel but with some added sex. It felt as if the author had tried to make it appeal to a wider audience by adding some spicy sex scenes in, but for me the writing style still very very Teen and YA. There were some phrases I simply couldn’t understand, or that just felt odd – “clean shaven skin of his cheeks no longer de-emphasized the bubbled scars beneath his chin” I think she means without his beard his scars were showing, but it seems a torturous way of writing it. Then “Did you do your duty with someone else to avoid doing it with me?” again, a long winded way of saying have you had sex with someone else ;-) This one had me totally amazed, just can't get that scene out of my head ;-) “her breasts bounced for his attention and her legs scissored opened and closed at regular intervals signally that though the massaging was becoming too much for her, she didn’t want him to stop.” ( That’s exactly as its written BTW – not my typos for once!) I have to say that sounds like very active but odd sex, kind of sex semaphore!! Later when she’s describing his penis(or rod as its referred to quite often,) she says though he’s above average size when erect, when its not it’s smaller in length and girth than even human men. I felt a bit sorry for poor Brent there! There’s lots of action, it’s an interesting idea but TBH it just felt too YA for me. I’ve read some great YA novels where the stories appeal to all ages, but for me this wasn’t one. If I was a teen I expect I’d love it but I’m not and sadly I didn’t take to the characters and it was just too unbelievable for me. Stars: Two and a half, a fun idea that for me just didn’t work out. Others love it though, so that’s fine. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers