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“I didn't feel this was up to Nora Roberts quality. I felt the dialogue was unbelievable ( would a man really say to a woman whom he is chasing after, "You have an impressive rack?" Would a female defend herself and her sex by stating "Just because I have tits?" Who uses phrases "tits" and...”see full review » see other reviews »
“e by nora Roberts, read by Rebecca lowman.
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set in Montana this is the story of a season fighting forest fires. rowan tripp and Gulliver carey are the main characters. rowan is following in her father's, legendary lucas "iron man" tripp footsteps, whilst Gulliver is a rookie.
the romantic part of the story follows its usual course, it is the description of the forest fire at the end of the book which is really good and gains it an extra star.
Rebecca lowman did a good job performing this book.
“Interesantno, lepo, zanimljivo - kao i sve ostalo Norino sto sam do sad procitala.”Ljiljana M wrote this review Tuesday, October 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Kept me guessing till the end.”Snowlady Sandy wrote this review Thursday, October 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Lots of fast paced exciting action in this story about the daring life of fire jumping. I really enjoyed the alpha heroine and hero. I always like when the male pursues the female and the secondary romance was a nice addition. Gull finishes training as a new firefighter when he meets experienced smoke jumper Rowan.
“I didn't feel this was up to Nora Roberts quality. I felt the dialogue was unbelievable ( would a man really say to a woman whom he is chasing after, "You have an impressive rack?" Would a female defend herself and her sex by stating "Just because I have tits?" Who uses phrases "tits" and "rack" these days? Her dialogue is usually better. I also didn't like how her father's romance was too easy and predictable. I didn't even care by the end who killed Dolly. There needed to more . . . something. I just don't know what. Also, Nora has to get over the soap opera names (Gulliver, Rowan? seriously).
Overall, not worth it.”
“A great story and characters who are "smoke jumpers" during the season of forest fires maiinly in Montana, but always ready to take off where needed. Close comraderie among the group. One incident keeps them all on their toes when one of the local girls and a cook at their outfit is jealous and nasty. Has a baby and blames so much on Rowen, who knew her growing up. Rowen is a leader in the jump group. One jumper, is killed in a jump and Dolly blames her. Does some vandalism in her room with pig blood and is a downright brat. She tries to come back, but they won't let her. Rowen is tough and her father was a jumper before her and now runs a jumping business nearby. Gull, is a new guy in the group and takes a shine on Rowen who is trying not to involve herself with him, but they have hot sex. Her falls hard for her and is always looking out for her. One of their crew is killed in a jump and they all feel it. Much more intrigue as their parachutes and gear is "messed" with and shots taken at Rowen while she and Gull are on a run. Dolly's body is found in a forest fire and her dad puts up a big stink at the base. They fight fires until they are dead tired and always on call, so don't have much of a life. Rowen's mother left when she was just a baby and she and her dad have always been close. He is always worried when she's on a jump, as he knows what can happen. Gull wants more time with Rowen and they become a twosome, though she won't comit to anything. He's a goner! One jump their equipment is faulty and they begin to suspect it is someone in their group. Matt is Jim's brother and possibly the father of Dolly's baby, as she has told them both and they slept with her. She has always been a slut! Next fire they find the burned body of the preacher she was having an affair with. Cops are all over the place all the time. Dolly's father is the suspect now and taken into custody. Next fire Rowen gets caught in a tough spot and someone shoots at her. She finds it's Matt and tries to stall him, as she knows he will kill her. Gull comes to her rescue through flames and falling trees. They have to dig in and hide under their fire retardant tents until it's safe. Matt is hurt badly and burned and dies with Gull holding his hand. He had confessed to Rowen that he was the one ruining their equipment, etc. Rowen finally decides she loves Gull and happy her father is happy with his new friend, Ella. It's a good story and a good way to learn what those fire fighters go through. The training is tough and it's death defying work! I highly recommend it!”Elfinity wrote this review Friday, August 23, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Chasing Fire is an atypical Nora Roberts romance/adventure in that the novel exists in a world of its own -- the breathtaking, terrifying, unpredictable world of wildfire fighting. Most of the action in the book takes place during the various fires the Missoula Jumpers take on. The fires themselves are characters in the novel, attributed with human emotions like anger and spite.
Our romantic leads, Rowan and Simon, are elite firefighters, and their romance develops over the course of their work. We are introduced to other colorful characters, firefighters with nicknames like "Cards" and "Trigger." Rowan's father, a retired jumper, has a secondary story (a romance, as one might expect).
Of course, no Nora Roberts adventure/romance would be complete without a villain. Here, someone begins a plan of sabotage of the jumpers' equpiment, placing all in danger, and also sets out to destroy Rowan personally. Will Rowan and Simon figure out who is after her, and why, before either they, or someone on the team meets with disaster?
I enjoy this genre, and Nora Roberts is among the best. However, I did have two quibbles with this book. First, I figured out the identity of the "bad guy" right off the bat, so it should have been obvious to our heroes, who spend the entire novel theorizing about suspects and motives. I think the story would have been more effective if the evil-doer had been acknowledged from the outset, so that we the readers know the truth and await the others' figuring it out. The ending would have been more satisfactory if we had been given a fuller view of the motivations of the saboteur throughout the book, rather than getting a quickie explanation at the end.
Second, while I admire the author's attention to detail when it came to illustrating the life of a smoke jumper, I found that there was almost too much detail; so much time was spent actively fighting fires, and there were a number of technical terms that were used yet not explained. Perhaps the crew should not have fought so many fires, but spent time in depth on one or two events.
Rowan was not my favorite female lead. She used very coarse language that was, in one particular instance, over the top and completely unnecessary. Simon, on the other hand, was one of the more interesting male leads because he wasn't as aggressive as some of Roberts' other heros.
The book was enjoyable; however it won't be one of my favorite reads from Nora Roberts.”
“Typical Nora Roberts. I needed a light read and she delivered a great entertaining story. I will say the underlying theme was educating. I didn't know there was such a career as fire jumper for wild fires. So, although light and entertaining I still had a good take away. ”Cindy Preston wrote this review Wednesday, June 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Absolutely Xlent. THe inside story, makes you feel like you are within the zone sniffing the smoke.”Lee A. Wood aka; Bear, BeadieBear wrote this review Saturday, June 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I really wanted to like this book. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite "mindless fun" reads but for me this felt like I was reading [author:J.D. Robb|17065]'s In Death series. This wasn't about Rowan Tripp and Gulliver Curry, it was really about Eve Dallas and Roarke. Their personality was so similar they were almost interchangeable. If you had put Rowan and Gull in an In Death book you wouldn't miss Dallas and Roarke at all.
Another part that kind of disappointed me is that I knew who the killer/stalker/madman was right away. In fact 3% into the ebook, I had figured it out.
It's still a fun, don't-really-have-to-put-a-lot-of-effort read and I would recommend it for an doctor's office visit waiting room. Strangely this is the first book, from her recent publishings, from Nora Roberts that I found to be so disappointing. ”