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Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

Chasing Fire

by Nora Roberts (Author)

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Even though I pegged the murderer straightaway, this was an entertaining story. I was in awe of the descriptions of the firefighting, as if NR has been there herself.
On the downside: although I liked the main characters, I found their relationship bordering on boring, it just went too easy. No excitement or twists whatsoever. Maybe it's me, but with most other NR books the relationship doesn't float easily along and there is a certain tension between the hero and heroine. And that is lacking here. In retrospect, IMO it is also lacking a bit in the Brides books and a lot in the Boonsboro books. Some of the magic seems to be missing. But it could just be me... ( )
  Marcella1717 | Jan 22, 2016 |
While good, I felt it was a bit too long and got tired of the descriptions of the fires--a subject that makes me uncomfortable. ( )
  punxsygal | Jan 16, 2016 |
Good and fast read. Suspense and romance. Learned about life as fire jumper. ( )
  soosthemoose | Jan 1, 2016 |
Potential spoilers. I guessed the bad guy early in the book. I didn't like that. But it was a good story. I loved Lucas and Ella's side story of falling in love. That was great. I liked Rowan and Gull's story too. As far as the narration, I've heard better narrators. ( )
  msphotogirl | Oct 19, 2015 |
Chasing Fire / Nora Roberts
3.5 stars

Rowan is a “fire jumper”: she fights wildfires by dropping from above. Last year, there was a tragedy, and Rowan (among others) is blamed by the woman (Dolly) who was pregnant with the baby of the guy who died. This year, Dolly is still holding a grudge. Meanwhile a new group of recruits has joined those who have been fire jumpers for a while. Gull is among them. He and Ro fall for each other, even though Ro has a strict policy of not getting involved with other jumpers.

It was good, though it took quite a while to get going. It was at least 1/3 of the way in before I got interested. I was listening to the audio, and I found my mind did tend to wander more than I'd have liked, but especially during parts where they were describing the fire (though I would have expected this to be something that might interest me). Overall, though, still a good read. ( )
  LibraryCin | Oct 16, 2015 |
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This book was like reading three books in one. An action-packed firefighter story, a romance novel and a mystery. I loved every page-turning second of it.

Story One - the action-packed firefighter story: Never before have I wished that I could jump out of a plane. Heck, I don't even really like sitting inside a plane but how I longed to be one of the 'Zulies' and join in for just one smoke-jump. WOW, what a crazy job to have. The vivid imagery that Nora Roberts used made me not only see the flames but feel the heat as they burned through the gorgeous wilderness that the 'jumpers' were fighting so hard to protect. From the moment the siren sounded to the moment they 'killed the dragon', my heart would race and I was fighting the urge to read ahead to make sure everyone made it safely back to base.

Story Two - the romance novel: Just enough 'smut' to make the story good. Budding romances between Rowan and Gull, as well as Lucas 'Iron Man' Tripp and Ella, were something that made any woman long to be seduced again... the start of any relationship is so great and these two do not disappoint. After hours on the battlefield, risking your life, I can only imagine the passion behind some of the romance.

Story Three - the mystery: Totally unexpected. When things start to go awry on base, vandalism, gun shots, and equipment failure, the police are called in and an intense investigation begins. Bodies start showing up during hard-fought fires and fingers are pointed in every direction. Who would put people who already risk their lives in such danger? Who has a grudge that they aren't willing to let go?

Overall, I LOVED this book and was so sad that it ended. An amazing adventure and one that I would recommend to any and all fans of good writing and even better reading!
Popular, prolific Roberts delivers hair-raising smoke-jumping sequences along with the obligatory thrills, sex and a mystery even the greenest armchair sleuths will be able to solve.
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Montana wildfire fighter Rowan has a strict rule: never get romantically involved with anyone she works with. But the moment she meets new recruit Gull Curry that rule is severely tested. And when it becomes clear that someone blames Rowan for her jump partner's death, and is determined to get revenge, Rowan finds that she needs Gull's help and support more than ever.… (more)

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