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Emerald Fire based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
What a fantastic thrill ride the story gave me! It is cleverly built plot wise, well written, and absolutely a pleasure to read, a story that will enthrall you, and capture your mind. The modern day pirates, the historical mystery of hundreds of years, the obvious connection between Chloe and Finn, that seems to have been a predestinated in the past, it all fascinated and delighted me. The suspense, mysteries, and action is fast pace, and riveting, dangerous, and deadly. But the plot has enough moments for Finn and Chloe to get to know each other, and their attraction to deepen. Just when the tale lulls you into a serene moment of relationship development, the plot has a twist, and off it goes again with full speed. I loved Finn and Chloe together and as characters. They are well developed, has many great qualities, yet aren't 'perfect'. They seem to understand each other from the start, and even more so as time goes by. The passion between them is scorching and ardent. The secondary characters all contribute to the story, are interesting, and endearing, especially the father figures. There was not a moment I didn't enjoy this tale, I wanted to inhale it, and then have some more. For history, action, suspense, and romance readers, this brings something to all, the fervent, intense action, mysteries of the past, and history being written again, mixed with passion, love, and adoration, deceit and betrayal,an adventure indeed! ~ Five Spoons
4 - The man from NorthStar will be your guide. Stars! Emerald Fire, is the first book I have read by this author, totally can be read as a standalone even though it is book two in the Jewel Intrigue Series. There was a distinctive whiff of the Indiana Jones’ about Chloe and Finn’s story, and if you like your romance with a large dose of action and intrigue, Monica McCabe delivered it in spades. You get to visit a few exotic locations in the search for what initially is a stolen Super-Yacht, battle with pirates, but then the adventure morphs into the unraveling of a mystery involving the disappearance of a large cache of Royal Prussian Emeralds. A two-hundred year tale of love and loyalty had finally come full circle. Chloe was sassy, Finn snarky and together they made a great team, whether it be in the heat of battle or the heat of the bedroom. Their goals are different in that there main reasons for being in the same place at the same time initially are for their own specific gains, but as the story develops their goals sort of re-align into the same thing. He shouldn’t have to give up his heritage just so she could save hers… This is one of those books that keeps you on your toes, as you literally don’t know what is going to happen from one page to the next, I liked that it gave this couple and emotional intensity due to the extreme situations they found themselves in, Chloe being quick to over-react to some things due to her fiery nature was balanced out by Finn’s calm take-stock approach. "Kiss me like you mean it." I will definitely be looking to read more from this author, the blurb for the first book in the series sounds just as exciting, and I hope to get to read it at some point in the future. "Together… Good, bad or in between." ARC generously provided via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.