FIRESTORM (Book 6): As a smoke jumper, Reyne Oldre–friend to Rachel Tanner and Beth Morgan (Refuge)–once led a team of courageous firefighters into a blaze that ended in unspeakable tragedy. Now crippled by fear, she conducts fire research from a safe distance, determined not to risk that kind of pain again. But when the flames of love begin to flicker between her and smoke jumper Logan McCabe, Reyne must face the fearsome storms from her past and battle the raging Firestorm that burns in her soul.
Firestorm is a 2-in-1 Christian contemporary romance and is the last in a series titled The Full Circle Series by Lisa Tawn Bergren. Unlike some Christian fiction, this isn't peppered with scripture making it good for all readers of romance and contemporary fiction. The main story is about Reyne, a fire-science researcher, and her relationship with Logan, a BLM smokejumper. The story was good without being too sappy: girl who is afraid to love meets ruggedly handsome boy and they fight a fire together and fall in love. While to me the book was a little slow in the beginning, ended up being a good read. I liked all the fire fighting research the author put into this book, and the terminology used throughout led the story line's credibility.
The side story is about Beth and Matt, friends of Reyne's, and the devastation breast cancer can bring to families. The second part of the book is actually a short story entitled Sandcastles (10 chapters, 81 pages) about Matt's finding love again. I actually thought the second story was better.
This was the first time reading Bergren's books. I liked her style and her take on romance. For those who like simple love stories, this would satisfy.
- Firestorm by Lisa Tawn Bergren
- Waterbrook Press; 2001
- ISBN: 1578564462
- Paperback, 337 pages
Disclosure: This book was provided by the publisher and any opinions are my own.