Woman on Fire by Fran Lee
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Length: Short Story (130 pgs)
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Mistletoe
Azrael Thunder Horse never thought another Anglo woman could possibly knock him for a loop after leaving Hollywood. Despite the instant shot of lust he feels when he first lays eyes on his new Native American Studies teacher, he’s determined to get rid of her. After all…she misled him with that damn Indian name of hers! But the stubborn redhead has a thing or two to say when he tries to fire her.
Cheyenne Red Wolf has never met a more maddening, arrogant, downright irritating man. He hates her on sight. Too bad he’s the hottest thing she’s ever seen…and her new boss. The man tried to fire her because she wasn’t a “real” Indian. Good thing he can’t stand her, because she sure as hell wouldn’t be able to say no to all that sexy, hardheaded, Lakota masculinity.
With its feisty heroine and stubborn hero this book grabs your attention right from the start. The battle of wills between Cheyenne Red Wolf and Azrael Thunder Horse is a great read. Cheyenne may not have been born a Native American but she is definitely one in her heart. She is a strong woman and shows her backbone when she stands up to her boss, Azrael when they first meet. Azrael is a man of great depth he may seem cold and arrogant on the outside but on the inside he is full of emotions. Not wanting to be hurt he puts up a shield to keep everyone away. Yet he looses himself when it comes to Cheyenne.
I really enjoyed watching Azrael open up and show his feelings to Cheyenne. Seeing a hardened man like him find his heart and love again was a sweet read. The instant connection and the love that the two share is a wondrous thing. As Cheyenne surprises Azrael at every turn she endears herself to Azrael. Not only do we meet these two wonderful people we get to meet Azrael’s mother who is a great character herself. I loved all of the scenes that she was in. Especially the one with Azrael where he must come to terms with his feelings for Cheyenne and Maude puts him in his place.
As always Fran Lee writes a wonderful story with characters full of depth and emotions. This is a well-written book that should not be missed.