Nora Roberts was my first step out of the YA field when I was in high school, I never thought that I would like her books as much as I do today.
So I thought, that I would continue that tradition and write my first adult book review on one of the latest Nora Roberts that I've read; and it's one of my favourites too.
Goodreads:Chasing Fire had all the elements that I love in Nora's books, she dabbles in all genres centering around romance, but i love her ones involving murder and mystery; She writes a fantastic creepy bad guy and leaves you guessing until the end - Chasing Fire was no exception.
Little else in life is as dangerous as fire jumping. Flying past towering pillars of smoke, parachuting down to the edge of an all-consuming blaze, shoveling and sawing for hours upon hours, days at a time, all to hold the line and push back against the raw power of Mother Nature.
But there's also little else as thrilling - at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are one of the most exclusive fire-fighting squads in the nation, and the job is in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend in the field. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home - even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering in the air.
Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is among the strongest ever - and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kid's arcade. He came to Missoula to follow in the footsteps of Lucas "Iron Man" Tripp, yet he's instantly more fascinated by his hero's daughter. Rowan, as a rule, doesn't hook up with other smoke jumpers, but Gull is convinced he can change her mind. And damn if he doesn't make a good case to be an exception to the rule.
Everything is thrown off balance, though, when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy. Rowan knows she can't complicate things with Gull - any distractions in the air or on the ground could be lethal. But if she doesn't find someone she can lean on when the heat gets intense, her life may go down in flames.
I wouldn't say that all Nora's books are fabulous, she has some doozies out there; but Chasing Fire did not disappoint me in any area.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes to read contemporary romance, or even murder mystery lovers... why?
The Characters are interesting: you have the characters you love, and the ones that you love to hate. None of them are perfect, each one have their flaws, and I love them for it.
You wont find yourself just loving the main characters either, although they are great, Nora gives attention to all her characters, and has a few gems in her side characters also!
She has a fantastic plot and storyline: you can tell that she has amazing research skills, or amazing researchers, and always get an in-depth look into the characters world and occupation.
Rowan Tripp is our head strong, kick-ass, alpha heroine, she's not afraid to go after what she wants, when she wants it. It was great to see her and Gull's interactions, he wasn't scared to go after what he wanted either, and was so comfortable with his masculinity that he didn't mind that Rowan was his boss. But as the book progresses, we come to learn that he isn't afraid to be the alpha either, especially when those he cares about are threatened; he just goes about it a bit more sneakily than Rowan's up-front attitude. Watching them learn to compromise with each other was very entertaining.
All up Chasing Fire gets 5noms, it was utterly mouthwatering.