Reviewed By Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite
I really enjoyed August Fire. It's a fast-paced and suspenseful thrill ride, with a hefty dose of romance thrown in to boot. Stephanie and Doyle are well-drawn characters. Doyle is that drool-worthy type of hunk that says "Ma'am," and Stephanie is quite a bit impetuous, and they'll both feel real to you. Author Kasey Riley is very skilled at writing realistic scenes that are vividly drawn. August Fire would appeal to any reader who loves romances, mysteries or reads filled with suspense. The only advice I would have for a reader is to be sure you have enough time set aside to read this entire book in one sitting, because once you start it, you won't want to put it down! Kasey Riley shows great promise as an author, and I certainly hope she continues her work in this vein. I, for one, will certainly watch for her next release with great anticipation.
From the Author
I truly enjoyed writing this novel. Several of the interactions have been taken either from personal experiences or tales told to me by friends. I have a friend who worked for many years in the canyons of California rescuing stock and her tales gave me the idea of using a wild land fire in this book. A friend of my husbands experienced food poisoning...so I added that to the tale in a different form. If the reader can picture some of the conflicts between Stephanie and Doyle, it makes them come alive...and who hasn't ever had an experience of getting goosed by an overly friendly dog?
I hope the readers will let their imaginations run with Stephanie and Doyle, forgiving each for the few missteps and foul tempers they show. Life is about making allowances and accepting others in fiction and day to day living. Enjoy this book in the spirit it was presented. Thanks for your support.