Monday, July 2, 2012


When I hear "romance novel" the first thought that comes to my mind is a book filled with raunchy sex, inappropriate relationships, infidelity, etc. This book was not like that at all and I was so thankful!! I personally  am more  of a murder-mystery/true crime type of gal, and  all my "knowledge" of romance novels comes from  the 2 others I read years ago, whose titles I shall not mention, but they did not leave a good impression upon me. My mother-in-law on the other hand is obsessed with romance novels and has read some of the previous books by Ms. Bergren and highly recommended them to me, so I figured what the heck I would give them on last try. I am so grateful that I did.

From a Christian point of view the author did a fabulous job of mixing some of the basic elements you would find in a romance novel  while still representing her faith in God without coming across as uptight and preachy. I loved the conflicts within the story that kept our heroin, Reyne, and our hero, Logan, discovering each other on new levels and facing life's difficulties together. The romance, intrigue, conflict,  sexual temptation and tension, and Christian morals and values were represented well and flowed easily within the plot, making the story believable and easy to fall into. The Characters were well rounded and the author did a wonderful job of developing characters that drew you into their lives and let you feel like you know them beyond there love interest.  You also find beautifully written support characters that you fall in love with and they take you on a marvelous journey right along with our heroin and hero as well.

Got you attention yet? Want a little peak inside the story itself? Just keep reading.....

"As a smoke jumper, Reyne Oldre--friend to Rachel Tanner and Beth Morgan (Refuge)--once led a team of courageous firefighters into a blaze that ended in unspeakable tragedy. Now crippled by fear, she conducts fire research from a safe distance, determined not to risk that kind of pain again. But when the flames of love begin to flicker between her and smoke jumper Logan McCabe, Reyne must face the fearsome storms from her past and battle the raging Firestorm that burns in her soul."

Due to more mature situations I would not recommended this book for anyone younger than  High-school age and up. 
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Disclaimer: The book "Firestorm" was given to me by Watebrook Press in exchange for my honest opinion. I have received no other compensation and the opinions are all my own.

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