Reviewed by Jenny & Gitte
Gitte: 4.5 Stars
Jenny: 4 Stars
Gitte: ‘In The Firelight’ is a really good book, it has a little bit of everything. Romance, passion, a filthy talker, a strong heroine, angst and a bit of drama. It’s not fast-paced or an action packed story, in fact it’s a tad slow at times, but I really enjoyed it. It’s a fab read for sure. I have to say I loved the setting, the snow and the mountains; the nookie by the firelight hahaha, it was a really fab book because it was entertaining and the nookie was HOT! Sometimes you just need one of these easy to read romances right?!
“Reality doesn’t need to intrude yet. Right now, it’s just my body and yours.” – Rhys
The characters are brilliant, really well written and likeable. The hero Rhys is a cock, a filthy talking cock, he goes on quite a journey in this story! And Shea is wicked cool and strong with just the right amount of vulnerability. The sexual tension could be cut with a knife but, wow, when it happens we discover quite a hot and SEXY side of Rhys. His “dirty dirty girl’ comments had me melting on the floor into a puddle at his feet.
“…standing in front of half the town, talking to the preacher…with no fucking panties on….You dirty, dirty girl…” – Rhys
Rhys works for McHugh Corporation a development firm as a wheeler dealer, though he started as a promising architect. He always gets sent in when someone (female!) needs persuading to sell to the company; and he’s so bloody shady and calculating. He’s a bastard and an arse to women. He uses and sways them with smooth talking charm until the company gets what they’re after. He loves it too, he knows he’s irresistible, a cocky sexy alpha male, what woman could resist?
“The things you do to me…you have no idea. You fight it although I can see that you want to give in. You put up a good front. But, when I’m deep inside you and you finally let go, it is so beautiful to see you come apart. Hottest fucking thing I’ve ever seen.” – Rhys
Rhys travels to Montana all gung-ho (lol) to sort out the issue of “the woman who won’t sell”. He’s ready to fight dirty and is not worried about getting his hands dirty (pun totally intended). Rhys is an empty shell of a man, his true self and his dreams and aspirations long forgotten and buried beneath the cool and cocky exterior. He’s forgotten what it is to feel and love. He has a vulnerable side but you’d need a bloody good map and a torch to find it at first. He talks the talk and he had me hook line and sinker!!!
“Sweetheart, seriously….You really have to buy it anyway now, I think there’s some kind of unwritten rule that, if you have an orgasm in a dress when trying it on, you have to buy it.” – Rhys
“I didn’t expect you. I’m not sure how to leave this behind.” – Rhys
Rhys certainly got more than he bargained for in Shea, when he went to persuade her to sell her land didn’t he, Jenny! She totally changed his life, his priorities, he found himself again after getting lost in all the corporate shady business!
“I broke every one of my rules with you…” – Rhys
Jenny: Even though this book was fairly predictable, I have to say Gitte, I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless and yes! Sometimes you just need a good romance book where the fun is in the escaping. It’s fun to lose yourself completely and not because they’re overly emotional or overly angsty but because they are just a really fun, hot and all round enjoyable read and I have to say that’s what In The Firelight was for me. And a sexually charged escape at that! Loved it and Rhys……bloody hell, him and his dirty, dirty mouth….pass the fan!!
Oh yes, he certainly met his match with the no nonsense, straight shooting Shea Madison that’s for sure. I adored this girl. She was strong, passionate, fiery, loyal and stood by her beliefs and never wavered, giving our cocky hero a run for his money. No wonder Rhys was completely smitten with her. This girl was such a sexy little dynamo with a mouth like a sailor and a heart of gold who was learning to drop her emotional walls.
“She’s letting you in, Rhys. You may not see it, but this is a huge thing for her.”
Shea showed such strength of character despite the pain of a failed marriage in her past and she’s definitely not looking for a relationship. There was a hidden vulnerability to Shea that really endeared me to her. She has a lot to lose and there is no way she is going to allow anyone to take away her much loved Cabin that had been handed down to her by her Grandfather. The cabin was the one stability in her life and she was not going to let it go without a fight. No matter what those pesky developers threw at her!
“I love this place, Rhys. I grew up back in these mountains. I’ve never known anyplace else quite like it.” – Shea
I loved the development of the relationship between these two and as you say…the sexual tension and the eventual sex itself was explosive and hot.
“Rhys, all I want is right now. I want to sit here with you in the firelight. I want you to kiss me and to hold me.”…….”I want you to fuck me.” – Shea
These two certainly steamed up the page that’s for sure! To witness Shea’s dormant desires unfold and be fulfilled by Rhys…wowsers….it was fun, flirty and bloody HOT yet the sex never overruled the story.
G&J: So, we both enjoyed this one and can recommend it for readers who enjoy a good romance with not too much angst and drama, a funny and strong heroine and a hot dirty talking hero! In The Firelight is a fab easy read that has a little bit of everything.