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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Feel the Fire by Diana DeRicci

Feel the Fire by Diana DeRicci
Publisher: Purple Sword Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Lengthl Short Story (118 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Rob's been working like the proverbial dog for months when he takes a trip to Granier Falls with his sister. Grateful for the break, he can't believe his good fortune when he meets Maddie. She’s playful, fun, unpretentious with a beguiling innocence and unlike any woman he's met in recent memory.

A long distance friendship soon turns into a torture of its own for Rob who shows up on her doorstep with nothing more on his mind than the hope of a wild weekend with the woman he can't forget.

Cursed from birth, both he and his sister share a trait that they can't explain, and have feared since their very power forced them out on the run. When there is a faint flicker of hope for a normal life, it crashes around him when his sister is yanked out of her home. Trouble from his past collides with the force of Maddie's over-protective family and Rob is faced with the challenge of a lifetime--save his sister, love Maddie, or lose them both.

All he wants is a normal life with Maddie in Granier Falls. But the truth about his power could ruin it all before the end of the weekend.

What starts out as innocent phone calls between Maddie and Rob had turned into something far more sensual. When Rob turns up on her doorstep one night they finally can stop talking and start doing. But Maddie has a few secrets, the biggest one being that she’s a witch. What she doesn’t know is Rob has a few secrets of his own – and soon both their hidden issues are going to break free and cause them both problems. Quickly they realise they’re going to have to come clean and trust each other.

This is a smoking hot book. The chemistry between Maddie and Rob leaps up from the page and grabs you by the throat. There are quite a few subplots revolving around both Maddie and Rob’s secrets and their assorted family members in particular. While these smaller plots interwoven together are interesting it’s the relationship blossoming between Maddie and Rob that really captured my attention. Showing really human concerns, personal issues and learning to trust another with one’s heart this story touched a number of tender places and held on tightly to my emotions.

With an easy, smoothly flowing writing style and characters that linger in your mind long after you’ve put the book down, this is certainly an author I plan to keep an eye out for. Add in scorching hot sex and a hero to die for – this is an excellent way to inject some spice into a quiet weekend.

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