Abby Blake
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Release Date
February 2011
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Ménage or more

ack and Reece have known Christina since high school, but she's never shown a preference for one or the other. Unwilling to risk destroying their lifelong friendship, neither man has confessed his feelings for her.

Christina is the girl no one notices. At least that's what she thinks. She's in love with Reece and Jack, but they treat her only as a friend. Besides, apart from the fact that neither has romantic notions, she'd never be able to choose between them if they did.

But a devastating bushfire and the tragic loss of their homes and many neighbors' highlights how precious life is and how important it is to grasp the happiness you want. The relationship that grows is one none of them had previously thought possible, but will it survive the condemnation of more conservative social conventions?

Book Review by Michelle R
Mar 05, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
113 people found the following review helpful
Hot in all the good and bad ways, FIRE left the earth scorched, my nerves raw and my heart ablaze. This one will be with you days after you set the book down.

It has literally taken me days to come to a place where I can actually sit down and type a review about this gut wrenching and heart-lifting journey. When I finished the book, my mind and soul were a mess. I was emotionally exhausted from the journey Ms Blake had taken me on.

FIRE takes place in Australia where brush fires are commonplace and residents know how to snuff out embers to save their homes. But Mother Nature has a nasty surprise for the residents of the small tourist town. As they look one way watching the brush fire approach, a firestorm sneaks up from behind. Unprepared, most of the town's folk die.

Jack and Reese recognized the pending trouble and managed to gather the essentials and head out of town. Along the way, they slow down to check and make sure their neighbors have made it out safely. That's when they spot Christina trying to rescue a car crash victim in front of her home. It was a horrific end for the man in the car, but thanks to Jack and Reese, despite Christina's burned hands, she may have a chance at survival.

Their journey to a nearby town and triage station ripped my heart apart. The victims, the tragedy, the loss and pain was all written so realistically that I had to set the book aside and allow myself to just breathe and appreciate life. Gut wrenching for sure.

But out of tragedy is born things such as faith, hope and love. And as Christina finds herself falling in love with her two heroes, and they with her, it's not hard to believe that people who survive this kind of loss together can dismiss conventional values and embrace what they have left: love.

How powerful to be stripped so raw that you can realize that life and love are all that matters. That when you've lost everything, having three people who love and want to be a family is a beautiful blessing. And the truth is, you've actually lost nothing and gained everything.

This isn't for the faint of heart. The victims' deaths are gruesome. The pain feels so real. Old, young, infants and children suffer and heal. They learn to play together again and rebuild. And in the case of Christina, Jack and Reese, they learn that heat can be a good thing. And when the three of them get together they are on fire in all the right ways. Enjoy!
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