- File Size: 1437 KB
- Print Length: 481 pages
- Publisher: Jove; Reprint edition (April 12, 2011)
- Publication Date: April 12, 2011
- Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004LRPJ40
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,058 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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This book, in a similar vein, is obviously heavily researched, this time in the topic of "Smoke Jumping." Much like The Search, there is a huge amount of information dump on the reader concerning the professional career of the main female character. The training, the equipment, fire after fire in various locations where they do things like stamp out spots and fight the head. I don't know about everybody else, but for me it made the book overly long and in parts tedious. For me the difference between this book and The Search is I like dogs. The subject matter here didn't interest me nearly as much. There were many points were I was just like "Yeah, Yeah jump out of the plane, more burning trees" click click click on the eReader next page button trying to get past it. Once, I almost missed a near death experience because of it.
The good part. I really liked both the main characters in this novel, in spite of their really odd names. Rowan is smart, independent and strong and she isn't afraid to be in charge. Gull is tough, intelligent, well read and between the two there is a banter of word play that is quite amusing to read. I wish that would could have had about 50% less forest fire education and much more relationship between the two because they were just the type of characters that you like to read. There is also a nice secondary romance in the book between Rowan's father and a local school Principal.Read more ›
Will Rowan and Gull's relationship make it through the fire season and will they be able to stop the murderer before he kills one of them?
When I get a new book by Nora Roberts I always feel a bit like a kid in a candy store. She is my favourite author and once again created an amazing novel. "Chasing Fire" is about a group of smoke jumpers and after reading the book I think that what they do is amazingly brave and absolutly crazy.
At first I needed some pages to get into the language used between the smoke jumpers because it's a bit different from Nora Robert's usual style (there's a lot of ribbing and the tone between the jumpers is casual and blunt). But after the first ten pages I appreciated the way the book is written because I felt that it fit to the smoke jumpers and the constant danger they are in.
I loved reading about the main characters Rowan and Gull. Rowan is strong woman, she is hard but also fair. She is a good trainer and team leader. I loved the scenes in which she trained the new smoke jumpers. The way she supported them and joked with them was admirable.
Gull is a hero after my own heart.Read more ›
The heroine, Rowan, was all casual bravado, fierce temper, and super-physical-perfection without having any sympathetic qualities to her at all. Whether she was puffing on a cigar, drinking the entire flight crew under the table, or kicking the crap out of an offensive bar patron (all the while, we are told, smelling like peaches and sunshine rather than stale cigars and tequila), I found her thoroughly annoying rather than strong and capable which I have to believe is what the author was going for.
The hero, Gull, was the usual charming, equality-minded, sexy, deeply caring hero Roberts writes so well.
The subject matter -- fire-jumping -- was obviously researched thoroughly and then used to bludgeon the reader into a coma between romance plot developments. There was some small relief from a romance between Rowan's father and a local woman, but beyond that the firefighting descriptions just took over and obliterated everything else. Add to this unbalanced mix a murder mystery with a bad guy I saw coming from about page 10, and things just weren't working well at all.
Roberts evidently researched fire-jumping to the nth degree and then put everything she ever noted down into the book. But when that subject matter has the reader skipping over entire pages, multiple times, to get back to the boy-meets-girl and who's-the-murderer? storyline (because this is supposed to be a romance novel, right?) something is way out of whack.
I know she can do so much better. Two stars.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved this book. It has a playful, humorous side to it, along with suspense. It is a great read!Published 8 days ago by Jessica2
Learned a lot about what you need to learn about fires and how to train to fight them, interesting from start to finishPublished 21 days ago by V.P.
Liked this one. But as always it stops just when it's getting good. Wish Nora would keep characters going like she does with Eve and Rourke.Published 28 days ago by Patricia
EXCELLENT book ! One of my top 3 faves from Nora Roberts. The exciting world of Smoke Jumpers is introduced from the very start and the story wastes no time drawing you in! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Robin RBL
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