Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Book Review: "Chasing Fire"

Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts
"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. . . ."

I enjoyed THIS book on audio. I loved the narrator and the way the book unfolded and came to life. The author did a brilliant job describing the fire both as beautiful and threatening. Using words like fountain and spewing, to describe the flames, was so articulate. Amazing and thrilling story right to the very last word! A book worth reading/listening to!!!

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