REVIEW: Fury of Fire by Sophie Jordan

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Devil’s Rock #3; Standalone

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♦BLURB♦

When you live next door to the big bad wolf . . .

After years in prison, North Callaghan is finally free. But the demons haunting him still make him feel like a caged beast. He loses himself in work and hard living, coming up for air only to bed any willing woman to cross his path. So when his new neighbor snares his interest, he decides to add another notch to his bedpost. The only problem? Faith Walters is a white picket fence kind of girl.

Prepare to be devoured.

Faith’s new neighbor is the rudest man alive. He’d rather grunt at her than speak and he takes her “welcome-to-the-neighborhood” scones without a thank you. She knows she should run for the hills from the ex-con. If only he weren’t so smoldering sexy…if only the sounds of him with other women didn’t drift through their shared wall and fill her with longing…and if only he didn’t look at her like they were a collision waiting to happen.

 

♦3-3.5 STAR REVIEW♦

FURY OF FIRE features a man searching for his second chance in life. Jordan brings us North’s story, the ex-convict who has boarded himself up from everything he feels he isn’t worthy of. And that includes his neighbor, Faith, the too-good woman he can’t help but lust over.

I enjoyed the story and the romance between North and Faith, but felt like the story’s pacing was too slow for my liking. With the two not even really forming any sort of conversation until almost the half-point of the novel, it made it hard to push through to get the reward of it. Once it became more about them (their lust, connection, want, need of one another), the pace picked up and it became much more enjoyable. There was also a sort of missed opportunity to flesh out the sheriff’s daughter-sister issue between them–I felt it was brought up and made a point of contention, but it never carried through.

All of that aside, I did enjoy seeing the ex-con get a happy ending and the love of a good woman to settle both his inner turmoil and sense of self-respect. When they were conversing or battling, it pushed the story forward and made it sexy which in turn made it easier to turn the pages. FURY OF FIRE was a very slow burn, but a sexy tale of a woman bringing out what’s been hidden for so long in the man she loves.

 

♦SERIES♦

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Devil’s Rock Book One

Kindle | Mass Market

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Devil’s Rock Book Two

Kindle | Mass Market

♦ABOUT THE AUTHOR♦

SOPHIE JORDAN

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

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