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Don't start this one on a Tuesday,
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This review is from: Alaskan Fire (Guardians of the First Realm Book 1) (Kindle Edition)
With her debut novel, Sara King's engrossing, character-driven style and superlative ability to draw the reader into the world of her creation will keep you reading until the wee hours of the morning, then leave you anxiously awaiting her next book.
In Alaskan Fire, we are introduced to Blaze MacKenzie, a 6'4" beanpole with carrot-orange hair and a lifelong ambition to own a farm in the Alaskan Bush. When her parents are killed in a car accident, her unexpected inheritance finally allows her to pursue her dream. We follow her as she purchases The Sleeping Lady Lodge and heads to the Bush to try and make that dream a reality. What she finds there, in the person of her new handyman, Jack Thornton, is only the first surprise that awaits her and the reader. Intrigue, action, suspense, a magic feather, and an amazing personal discovery await Blaze in her new home in the Bush.
From the first page, the book grabs your attention, deluges you with images of the spectacular unspoiled wilderness of Alaska, and makes you feel the wonder of being on the edge of one of Earth's last frontiers. Once you manage to take a breath, the discovery of a world where magical creatures are real, and the wilderness is much more sinister and dangerous than you imagined, roots you to your chair in anticipation of the next twist and turn. However, this is not just a supernatural/paranormal fantasy book, it's also a romance. But not a tired, hackneyed, formulaic romance where the story only serves as a backdrop to the expected meaningful glances, steamy looks and perhaps a ripping bodice or rock-hard...abdomen, no, far from it. Instead, the element of romance woven through the book gives the adventure a sensual, edgy tension that doesn't disappoint in the end.
My advice is: buy this book today, but don't start reading it on a Tuesday night. You'll find yourself headed off to work on Wednesday morning, bleary-eyed and drinking a venti triple-shot Americano, because you couldn't put it down and stayed up all night reading it. Believe me, I've been there, because this is no finish-it-in-a-couple-hours book that leaves you wishing there was more. It'll grab you and keep you reading all day long, until you either can't keep your eyes open or you finish it. Then you'll find yourself telling your coworkers and your friends, when they ask about the dark circles under your eyes, about this amazing book by your new favorite author that they absolutely MUST read...but not until the weekend.