Tuesday, 19 April 2016
REVIEW - Blaze by Maya Blake, Sally Clements, Catherine Coles, Jodie James, Kat French, Tara Pammi, Suzanna Ross & Romy Sommer
Release Date: 25 September 2013
Coombethwaite, the lakeside town where passions run deep, is the setting for the stories in Blaze, the first anthology from The Minxes of Romance.
8 scorching tales from The Minxes of Romance.
Romance is in the air for Coombethwaite’s retained firefighters, and none of them will escape its heat unscorched!
MEMORY’S FLAME by Maya Blake
A fiery reunion – when Ellie returns after twelve long years to bury her grandfather, the last person she expects to see is her first love, Jake Spencer. One look, one touch and they know memory's flame is as sizzling as ever!
THE FIRE INSIDE by Romy Sommer
Fire fighter Sam Redfern is used to being seen as just one of the boys. Until TV talent scout and celebrity Ryan Morgan shows up in Coombethwaite and starts to make her feel very much like a woman. A woman with needs.
A SMOULDERING ATTRACTION by Suzanna Ross
Shelley Fox is finished with all things romantic. So is Harrison Reid - until he meets Shelley and realises he might easily be persuaded otherwise.
LOCKED INTO LOVE by Catherine Coles
Journalist Cassie Parker returns to Coombethwaite with her dream in tatters—the last thing she needs is to rely on her ex for anything but on her second day back she needs hunky fireman Ben Spencer to release her from handcuffs!
HOT, BOTHERED AND BEWITCHED by Kat French
All alone on her birthday, Wiccan vet Seraphine conjures up more than she bargained for when she casts a Halloween love spell. Five minutes later a knock on the door heralds the arrival of handsome fireman Isaac Quinn, complete with a stray black cat. Is it just coincidence, or has Mother Nature answered Seraphine's request with lightning speed?
LIGHTING LOVE’S SPARK by Sally Clements
Primary school teacher Annabel Jackson knows flirting with the parents is a no-no, but when single father Daniel Walker arrives at Coombethwaite Primary in full fire fighter garb clutching an axe, how can she resist?
WORTH THE RISK by Tara Pammi
Baker Annie Bennett has always stood on the sidelines while life passed her by. And it has brought Annie nothing but loneliness. With the New Year coming in, Annie decides it's time to come back home, risk her heart with the man she's always loved. Will her risk pay off or will Marcus never see her as anything but his best friend?
A KINDLING ROMANCE by Lorraine Wilson
Stressed out lawyer Polly Minton felt trapped in her city job and now she's trapped again, this time in a Lake District chimney; hunky fire fighter and local landowner Drew Reynolds has problems of his own but will he be the one to set her free in more ways than one?
My Opinion 2.5 STARS
**My thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**
This book is full of 8 very short stories that seem to finish even before they have begun thereby leaving you feeling lacking in the story.
This anthology only seems to give you a very little taste of the authors with stories based in the same town and around members of the fire crew.
I feel that this anthology would have been better with just four stories that could have been expanded to give you something worth reading.
I found this to be a bit of a let down.