It’s a great examination of what makes an alpha male, with male lead Drake so strong he doesn’t need to show it off.
It’s got layers (I’m resisting Shrek references, since the book is neither an onion, nor a cake, nor a parfait.) From the literal forest fires of the story to the burning relationship between Drake and female lead Charley, to even something as simple as Drake’s name, there are layers. (On Drake’s name: it suggests both his profession in one sense of the word and, in the ancient sense of drake as another term for dragon, his role in the fires to come in Charley’s life.)
In the mythological sense, it’s a hero’s journey — but the hero on the journey here is the heroine, and it’s not her journey out into the world, but the world’s reach to her, that drives the story.
But all those descriptions miss what Forest Fires really is — a red-hot romance that moves from the lightning strike of Drake when Charley rescues him to the roaring blaze that begins when he rescues her, to the sexy, passionate and romantic ending.
I found the epilogue a little wobbly, but it adds to the book, and it all rings true.
Now, after she heard me describe a scene in this book, I have to comb my wife’s hair … J
I give this book 5 stars.
I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.