The number-one New York Times-bestselling author delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline-men and women who wouldn't know how to live life if it wasn't on the edge.
There's little as thrilling as firefighting-at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home-even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering.
Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is one of the strongest ever-and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids' arcade.
Everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy. Rowan knows she can't complicate things with Gull-any distractions in the air or on the ground could mean the end-but if she doesn't find someone she can lean on, she may not make it through the summer. . . .
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1 . One of the best I've read.
Posted July 22, 2011 by Dawn Williams , Bradenton, FLThis book is a excellent read. I didn't want to put it down. The action keeps on coming.
2 . A Great read
Posted May 26, 2011 by Chris , Warren, MII really liked this book. It was so intense at times and I couldn't put it down. I love all of her books (including the J.D. Robb ones). I think that this is one of her best works yet.
3 . Great character development and story-telling
Posted April 20, 2011 by Mer , LVI love this book. I don't agree with the other reviews that stated that the story got too dull or bogged down with details about the fire-fighting. I didn't find any of it dry. The story flowed very well with stunning detail and description of what the characters were seeing, feeling and doing.
Ms. Roberts did an amazing job of capturing the characters in great detail. And not just the main characters, but also those were just in the background.
As always, Nora Roberts brought a story that sucked me in and kept my rapt attention the entire time. Excellent read.
4 . I didn't hate it.
Posted April 13, 2011 by Dianne , Dallas, TXI liked the book. I felt that the characters were adequately developed and were realistic and someone I could identify with. I like the heroine in that she's a competent and tough woman who doesn't deny her feminine side. I grew up in the setting of this book watching fires come over the mountains near our house and seeing smoke eaters jump onto those fires so maybe I identified a bit more with the subject matter than most. Still, there were times when I think it might have been a bit too technical and wordy. It was just missing that "it' that makes a book great rather than good. Also, I figured out who the bad guy was pretty early on so that was kind of a let-down. In short, I think it's worth a read but you might want to wait until it's in paperback and the price goes down a bit.
April 12, 2011
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