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Blaze Paperback – September 25, 2012
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The first page alone was action packed and definitely kept me on the edge of my seat.
"Blaze" picks up with two new characters who I was drawn to the minute I was introduced to them. Luke, though, had an appearance in the first book to the Phoenix Rising series and he definitely has captured my attention more in "Blaze".
The minute I was introduced to Keira O'Shay, I had a great connection with her. She was one kick-butt woman who could handle her own. She never thought though, she would be working with her ex-lover, Luke Ransom (by the way...Teague move over, hun...because Luke stole my heart).
Keira is a FBI agent and has been tracking a little boy by the name of Mateo, who she needs to get back to a co-worker of hers. He was kidnapped years ago and it is up to her to get him back. Luke ends up in the middle of everything when Keira finds Mateo. He has no idea who the little boy is and why Keira wants to find him. Of course, he hasn't seen Keira in over three years so she may have moved on after she left him.
When Keira does save the little boy and gets him back to her co-worker, she never thought, the person she thought she could trust, turns on her.Read more ›
Blaze is the story of Luke and Keira, two former fire fighters who gained paranormal abilities after being injured in a chemical explosion.They and the rest of the team are being pursued by the ruthless government rogues that created the chemicals and is now testing them on humans.
Luke and Keira had been a couple about three years before. In this story, after a long separation, they meet again when assigned in their new roles as federal agents to a Waco-style shoot-out. Together, they rescue a bunch of children who were just about to drink the Kool-aid. Among them is a beautiful little boy who speaks only Greek, and with whom Keira has a deep and inexplicable connection. During the adventure, Luke and Keira find that their attraction to one another is stronger than ever.
I really like all the characters in this series. Swan excels at making each of them different, and at creating riveting plotlines. Mateo, the aforementioned little boy, is adorable and adds extra warmth to an already tight team.
I like Luke and Keira as individual members of the team. What I don't like is their relationship as a couple. They argue constantly, and sometimes it's camaraderie and sometimes it's just plain passive-aggressive or mean. Keira's childhood baggage has made her noncommittal, and her love for Luke is constantly short-circuited by fear; she pulls him in, then pushes him away, over and over. They seem immature, and their sex is more rough than romantic. They're my least favorite couple in the team. These issues may not bother you, though. It's just my opinion.
My favorite is still Fever, book one, with Teague and Alyssa's story (You must read that one!).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The second book in the Phoenix Rising series is more complete, more complex, and better written than the first. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Debra Lyne
I liked this paranormal romantic suspense so much that I bought the other 3 of this series. I loved the male character and the female is no shy shrinking violet but very physical... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Jan
I LOVE THIS SERIES! The flow from book to book is so smooth, I had to just keep reading them to get to the next one. Love how their paranormal powers flow throughout these books. Read morePublished 16 months ago by lulabell
Kept me in suspense the whole time and evoked all emotion from anger to joy. Looking forward to the next book.Published 16 months ago by KP
Keira and Luke were part of the hazmat team that received special powers after an explosion. Keira left Luke to join the FBI. Read morePublished 20 months ago by WFTM (cntryrox)
An interesting story of government deceipt, love and family loyalty... but not the way you'd think. A thrilling tale, with a satisfying ending.Published 22 months ago by Donna d haley
I'm a cheap, free book reader, but I paid for this book and enjoyed every bit of it!!!!! Joan Swan is such a good writer! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Avid reader