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  • Paperback
  • 187 pages
  • Blue Fire
  • Sarah Holland
  • English
  • 07 May 2015
  • 9780373186297

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Blue FireTrigger warnings forced housekeeping and a verbally abusive heroThis had all the makings of a fun second chance story Actress heroine with new fiancé in tow is invited to a Hollywood houseparty where the director hero is there with his girlfriend Three years before they lived together when the forced housekeeping took place and were planning to marry until the heroine’s ambition got in the wayOne of the delights of a second chance story is the peeling away of the onion of past events and motivations until the reader has the whole story of what went wrong Here the characters just blurt out their grievances at the beginning and then repeat them until the author decides to change their mindsHe’s an orphan and has always wanted a home She’s unloved and thinks she has to be famous to be loved And yes the Hh are that shallow and immature Another problem is the amateurish writing This reads like a script than a novel The author frontloads a bunch of descriptions at the beginning of each scene The room looked like this She was wearing that The characters were standing there Then the talking heads talk New scene Rinse Repeat The symmetry of the heroine’s fiancé and the hero’s girlfriend also having a second chance story adds to the sense of artifice But my biggest issues with this story besides the verbally abusive hero is the author’s violation of the housekeeping rules in HPs I don’t know if it’s ever been spelled out but here are the rules about housekeeping in HPsDuring courtship the heroine shall do no housekeeping The alpha hero will install the heroine in his mansionflatyacht and the heroine will not have to lift a finger The heroine might chafe at her gilded cage but she won’t have to dust itIf the heroine does any kind of housekeeping during courtship it will be freely given She will make a candlelight dinner to announce her pregnancy to the hero who had a vasectomy or she will keep her flat in a sualid neighborhood pristine so that the hero knows she has self respect but no moneyOnly wimpy fussy OM s care about the heroine’s ability to pinch a penny or make dresses like mother wears or have a well ordered house Any of these of demands are a red flag that this is the wrong guyIf the hero forces housekeeping it is for revenge Usually the heroine has to learn to use a solid fuel cooker in the grotty stone cottage he has kidnapped her to Or it is a test to determine how much character the rich socialite heroine really has See King of Swords by Sara Craven for an example of forced housekeeping as revengeSo what rule did the hero violate in this story? He fired his housekeeper when they moved in together That’s right He forced the heroine to do housekeeping during their courtship He fussily complained about unmade beds and wasn’t appeased by the heroine upping her lingerie game He’s still complaining about it when they meet again What kind of hero is that?There's not much she can do about the verbally abusive immature hero but I hope the heroine has an airtight pre nup that stipulates she will have a housekeeper Bond of hatred Christie was young and naive when she first met Jared Buchanan She'd fallen in love with him but she couldn't cope with the passion he awoke within her So she'd fled Three years on and Christie's dreams of fame and fortune were about to come true Trouble was Jared was essential to helping her fulfill those dreams But he made it clear that he had never forgiven her for her desertion Jared was determined to have his revenge on Christie even if it meant using the blue fire of passion that still blazed between them I absolutely loved this book It was passionate and exciting from the very first page till the last one Famous movie director Jared and Christie Amethyst were lovers years ago and they had intended to get married Until heroine who was a struggling actress decided that she didn't want to be a housewife but a big successful movie star Now 3 years later they meet again at a Hollywood party Hero is there with his girlfriend and heroine is there with her fiancé But Jared and Christie never got over each other and once they meet again sparks fly and passion takes over even though Jared still hates her for choosing her career and ambitions over him So he offers her the role of a lifetime but only if she sleeps with him Christie who is a super ambitious woman is tempted but can't risk losing her heart againIf you love a great Alpha male and a vulnerable but feisty strong heroine with spirit then you will absolutely love this book It is so passionate and intense I couldn't put it down Plus SH writes the hottest sex scenes Blue Fire is the story of Christie and JaredIn this passionate story an estranged couple reunites when a weekend getaway leads to a surprise confrontation They are both with different beaus now insanely jealous and yet still in love They broke up three years later when the hero asked the heroine to choose between having a career or a family and the heroine chose the former Now engaged to her tame manager she never expects to meet the hero againor realize that he is not only directing the movie but he has also based the whorish lead on herThis book is high on angst crazy jealousy insane possessiveness name calling drama and confrontation We have three couples meddling in each other's lives on a weekendI liked how the hero and heroine realized and confronted their past issues instead of pushing it under the rug Oh and the lovemaking was SMOKINSo muchsexinessSafe355 Maybe the author didn't realize it but she wrote an enjoyable parody of romance complete with drama high rising tension irrationality insanity and raging jealousyIt was too funnyHowever I don't think that the book she ended up with was something she intented to accomplish Directoractress She leaves him because she wants to be a star he wants her to be wifemother Meet up again at weekend party They are with partners but their partners also in love with each other he wants to force her to sleep with him for part to prove she is immoral She refuses and turn down part By end all star cross lovers reconcile He agrees she should be actress and not just wifemother Great line about how he criticizes her for her enthusiasm Bond of hatred? Christie was young and naive when she first met Jared Buchanan She'd fallen in love with him but she couldn't cope with the passion he awoke within her So she'd fled Three years on and Christie's dreams of fame and fortune were about to come true Trouble was Jared was essential to helping her fulfill those dreams But he made it clear that he had never forgiven her for her desertion Jared was determined to have his revenge on Christie even if it meant using the blue fire of passion that still blazed between them