- Tapa blanda: 336 páginas
- Editor: Montlake Romance (26 de mayo de 2015)
- Colección: The Fire Series
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1477828478
- ISBN-13: 978-1477828472
- Valoración media de los clientes: 2 opiniones de clientes
- Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº578.766 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros (Ver el Top 100 en Libros en idiomas extranjeros)
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Consumed by Fire (The Fire Series) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 26 may 2015
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Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her elderly aunt's earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who’d broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back. But she’s not the same naive young woman who fell for him so easily.
Marrying Evangeline and letting her think he was nothing but a common thief had been James Bishop’s plan all along. As an assassin for the Committee, a covert agency dedicated to stamping out international crime, he had no business even thinking about marriage. But it was the only way to protect Evangeline after she’d unwittingly wandered into his operation against a group of human traffickers, placing herself in grave danger. And now that James’s vigilant watch over Evangeline’s life has revealed to his enemies that she’s his one true weakness, he must set out to have, to hold, and—above all—to protect his bride.
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Anne Stuart is a grand master of the genre, a winner of Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, and a survivor of more than forty years in the romance business. And she still just keeps getting better. Her first novel was Barrett’s Hill, a gothic romance published by Ballantine in 1974, when Anne had just turned twenty-five. Since then, she’s written more gothics, Regencies, romantic suspense, romantic adventure, series romance, suspense, historical romance, paranormal, and mainstream contemporary romance.
She’s won numerous awards and appeared on most bestseller lists, and she speaks all over the country. Her general outrageousness has gotten her on Entertainment Tonight, as well as in Vogue, People, USA Today, Woman’s Day, and countless other national newspapers and magazines.
She’s celebrating her fortieth wedding anniversary with her luscious husband, and she lives by a lake in northern Vermont, where she enjoys an empty nest, fabulous grandchildren, and overacting in local theater. She has so many books she still wants to write that she plans to live forever.
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Evangelline es una profesora que se encuentra en una zona remota de Italia recopilando información académica para la universidad en la que trabaja y tiene la desdichada fortuna de ser testigo de un crimen sin saberlo y caer en la mira de Claudia y James Bishop. Ambos son agentes y trabajan para el comité (véase la serie Hielo porque Peter Madsen hace aparición aquí y también se mencionan a los otros héroes de la serie). Claudia decide eliminar a Evangelline porque la considera un daño colateral prescindible y James decide hacer todo lo contrario y termina seduciéndola.
Sin embargo, pasarán cinco años hasta que vuelvan a reencontrarse y todo la amargura y el dolor que siente Evangelline se verá en las discusiones que estos dos tendrán a lo largo del desarrollo de la historia entre asesinos, huidas, caravanas y Merlin, el otro héroe de este libro reencarnado en un Pastor Alemán.
Este es un libro que encantará a todas las amantes de la serie Hielo y de las que gusten un buen suspense romántico con un héroe con todas las papeletas de "chico malo" de los que Anne Stuart nos tiene tan acostumbradas y que a mí me encantan.
Lo recomiendo al 100 %.
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THE STORY: Five years ago, Evangeline Morrisey, an American academic, met a man in Italy who seduced her into tossing away her conservative thoughts and fall quickly into a love affair and a quickie marriage. Just as quickly, however, Evangeline awakes to find out that she married a thief who stole from and abandoned her. What Evangeline didn't know was that the man she married, James Bishop, is an operative for the Committee. The Committee is a covert, multinational organization centered in London and dedicated to eliminating terrorism and organized crime. James married Evangeline to protect her when she unknowingly stumbled into an operation. Now, James has to return to Evangeline in order to protect her from those who want to use her against him.
OPINION: This is a book filled with pain and grief and betrayal. Evangeline loved James five years ago and his betrayal almost destroyed her. When the two reunite, Evangeline has intense anger against James to work through. I really enjoyed her character. Evangeline makes numerous mistakes from the moment she meets James and this book is filled with her accepting and dealing with those mistakes. It is also about forgiveness because she been severely hurt by James. The transition of Evangeline from a sweet young woman to a guarded, sarcastic, strong woman is sad, but also empowering.
James is an enigma. He is not as dark as some of the heroes in the Ice series -- although he is a jerk at times as might be expected of a Stuart hero. His determination to protect Evangeline at all costs is his redeeming quality. His determination not to love her and his inability to stop himself demonstrates that Evangeline is his weakness and also makes him a stronger man.
As could be expected, CONSUMED BY FIRE is filled with action, suspense and deception. The story is a tight thriller that keeps twisting and turning until the final page. There is a good balance between the romance and the suspense story. Stuart's books trend toward darker, angst-filled romances where the hero and heroine balance between love and hate. This book is somewhat different in that James from the beginning of their reconnection is already softer toward Evangeline than most of Stuart's hero. He hasn't been able to forget her and thus while the question remains whether the two can have a happy ever after, there is no doubt that he cannot hurt her. In a role reversal, it is Evangeline who has become darker and is the one in control of their relationship.
Having the Committee open operations in the United States has many possibilities and this book introduces a possible future hero. I look forward to the next book in the series.
WORTH MENTIONING: I absolutely adored the Ice series to which this book is loosely connected. This book is not as good as the best books in that series, but I am happy that Stuart is continuing her stories about the Committee.
FINAL DECISION: While not as incredible as the original books in the Ice series, CONSUMED BY FIRE is a good entry in the romantic suspense category. Fans of Stuart's angst filled stories with alpha anti-heroes will be pleased.
CONNECTED BOOKS: CONSUMED BY FIRE is the first book in the Fire series. The Fire series is loosely connected to the Ice series. While CONSUMED BY FIRE mentions some of the characters from the Ice series, it is not necessary to have read any of the Ice books.
STAR RATING: I give this book 4.25 stars.
NOTE: I received an ARC of the book from Netgalley in order to provide an honest review of the book. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.
The male lead in Consumed By Fire was not a character I fell in love with. & I never understood why the heroine fell in love with him either. I like a good tough, alpha-like guy in books just like the next person. Only this character was mean & I never once glimpsed qualities in his personality that made me love him too. --- Bishop treated her like crap throughout the entire book, refused to explain why he was doing the things he was doing, and purposely tried to make her afraid of him at every turn. (His justification was that it was the only way to keep her safe.) --- Only it made him a pretty unlikable guy in the process.
The other thing that got me about this book was the sex. Not the sex in general, but the circumstances surrounding them when they wanted to have sex. -- In one instance she had just watched him kill a man... (which made her throw up -- it was that difficult to witness.) & then about an hour or so later all she could think about was how turned on she was & how much she wanted him. -- I don't know about anyone else, but if I had just been attacked & then watched someone kill a man right in front of me.... the very last thing on my mind would be sex.
Honestly, I think if Bishop had just a little bit of a softer edge to him at times I would have enjoyed this book more. That and maybe if the sex didn't occur during off-putting moments.
This is the first book I've read by this author & going by it alone I probably wouldn't read another one of her books. -- However, I won't allow one book to make that decision. I may try her work again in the future. -- If the things I mentioned above aren't a deal breaker for you, then you may very well enjoy this book.