The Fireproof Girl

The Fireproof Girl

by Loretta Lost


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The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost

Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.

She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.

Years later, when news of Cole's murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend.

But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk...


When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. He became obsessed with architecture, and rebuilding his life.

Sophie became his secret weapon. Protecting her was his purpose. But Sophie was damaged right from the start, and it was easy to scare her away.

He always feared that he wouldn't be able to protect her from her enemies, or from herself...

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781539352860
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/03/2016
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 698,822
Product dimensions: 5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.75(d)

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The Fireproof Girl 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Abigail_D More than 1 year ago
Amazing! Best book I have read in a long time. I cried so much to imagine what some children go through in foster care.
BookLady83 More than 1 year ago
Loretta Lost is definitely an author to watch. Once you start reading, it's hard to put these books down. They totally suck you in!
BookWorm2014 More than 1 year ago
I literally started reading this book at 7 am and read straight through ALL day... it's now almost 5pm. I could not stop reading... like those times I get my favorite chips and I start and can't stop until the whole bag is devoured. It was like that, knowing I need to stop and take a shower, eat... clean my house... but I just could not clicking from page to page.. I think this is the best book Loretta Lost has written.... Sophie and Cole are such well written characters, I cried with them and felt every ounce of their pain and their love. Keep some tissues handy.... some of the scenes are so emotional that I was a wreck. Loretta has such a way with words that felt every emotion, often sobbing my eyes out over the things Sophie has endured. Sophie and Cole met in a foster home.... and the earth literally moved when they met... When something happens to Cole, Sophie starts investigating ... I am not going to reveal too much for fear of spoiling the story, just know that the twists and turns literally kept me reading until I finished. While Clarity and Eternity were bite size snacks that were easy to gobble up, The Fireproof Girl is like a full gourmet meal with each chapter like another course that you think you just can't eat... your so full.... then you get a little taste and you can't help finishing the plate. I have to end this review now.... Bullet Proof Boy is patiently waiting for me!!! A+++++
smiles4uCF More than 1 year ago
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Psychological Stand-Alone: Mostly - The story ends but there are still several unanswered questions and open story lines Part of a Series: Yes Book 1 of the Sophie Shields Series POV:Dual - Sophie in 2016 and Cole in 2003 Steam-Level: Minimal 5/5 Wow! This book is beautiful, powerful, funny, insane, brutal and could be quite the trigger for some readers. The way this book was written oscillating between past and present makes it all the more powerful. The love between Scarlett (or Sophie as she is now known) and Cole is evident as is how damaged they are. Both are smart and funny and destructive to those around them. They are stronger together but have been torn apart. The Fireproof Girl is gripping and fast-paced. It shows the will to survive. The humor throughout breaks up the serious parts and makes the subject matter digestible . If the humor was not there I couldn't have read it - especially dealing with the violence that Sophie endured as a young girl. Some of my favorite humorous moments include the car the Sophie didn't steal, the airbag bra, and the pleading deals made with the universe which include giving up coffee and possibly taking up smoking to replace the coffee (Sophie didn't think that one through). I received a copy of this book from ebook Discovery. I voluntarily reviewed this book. This is my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book, more complex than I was expecting
CrazyBookaholic More than 1 year ago
Truly loved this book. Sophie and Cole's story took my breath away!
booklover- More than 1 year ago
Sophie Shields is actually a CIA Agent. She can do things with a computer that most people have never heard of. Few people know what she really does. Sophie was abandoned as a baby and grew up in the system ... neglected and abused. Until she met Cole Hunter, she was totally alone in this world. Cole became her friend, her brother, her protector and partner in crime. Cole served time in prison for killing a man. This man was foster father to both Sophie and Cole. He was abusive and he wasn't above sneaking into Sophie's room at night. This man also liked to create pain ... with the end of a smoking cigarette. One night when he attacked Sophie, Cole jumped into the fray and accidentally killed him. Even though it was in defense of Sophie, he spent some time behind bars. Finding out that her current boyfriend of sorts was not giving her the letters from Cole for quite awhile because of his jealousy .. and then finding out that Cole had been murdered...sets Sophie off. She will go to the ends of earth to find out who and why. But then ... is he really dead? If not, where is he? This is a low-grade mystery, mostly written to introduce these characters and explain their backgrounds. This was an okay read for me ... not terribly exciting. There are 2 more books following this one and hopefully, there is more substance to be found. The ending was a cliffhanger to introduce the next book, The Bulletproof Boy, I'm assuming is about Cole. I wish to thank the author / Loretta Lost / and Netgalley for the digital copy of this book. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kayti Nika Raet for Readers' Favorite In The Fireproof Girl, the first in a new series by Loretta Lost, Sophie Shields is a woman with a past. Growing up in foster care, she has had to change her identity several times due to unfortunate circumstances. The one constant in her life? Cole Hunter, who grew from foster brother, to protector, and perhaps something more. But all that changes when she finds out that he's been murdered. Determined to find answers and his killer, Sophie uses her computer hacking expertise to get to the bottom of the mystery, dragging up aspects of her past in the process. A fast paced novel told from two points of view, The Fireproof Girl by Loretta Lost asks the question of how far we are willing to go for the people we care about. I really enjoyed reading The Fireproof Girl. There's a tension that Lost expertly maintains throughout, even as she hops between the past and the present day. Sophie is a strong but broken character, occasionally coming off as unemotional, but also very resilient. It's her connection to Cole that really warms up her character. He's not the typical bad boy of the genre. Smart and warm, he is nonetheless willing to do what it takes to protect those he loves. I enjoyed their dynamic and was rooting for Sophie to solve the mystery. The end felt a little abrupt and I wished it had gone on for a chapter or two, mostly because it raised some questions that definitely needed to be answered. Luckily, The Fireproof Girl is the first of a new series and there will be more adventures in book 2.  
VictoriaRJ More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved it, as with all of Loretta's work. But I think this is my favorite yet! I was close to tears reading about what Sophie and Cole have been through, and hoping so hard for a good outcome. The final pages left me with the biggest satisfied sigh ever.
Anonymous 1 days ago
This book is thrilling, exciting, good reading and intriguing.
Anonymous 5 days ago
You won't be able to put this book down very different
Anonymous 16 days ago
Portions are very realistic and others surreal. Odd combination.
Anonymous 22 days ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the bond between Sophieand Cole.
Anonymous 26 days ago
It was not until after reading several chapters to learn of the heroine’s role in CIA. Then, her relationship with current lover & her “foster brother” & add the “possible multiple personality” when she’s enraged - the story was “fragmented” a little difficult to follow. Also, the clues supposedly the heroine was able to determine, is far fetched. However, I read it to the end & decided a 3 star rating at best.
Anonymous 28 days ago
This book was not an enjoyable read; too much suicide talk and when she felt joy, she talked herself into another another brain freeze. Won't be reading the next book.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Left me wanting to know more
Anonymous 3 months ago
This book was really different and sort of wierd with a dash of intrigue and a lot of mystery. It was really really hard not to jump to the end of this book, but I didn't, and it was worth waiting for
Anonymous 3 months ago
Great pace that keeps you turning the pages wondering what's going to happen next.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to the next book!
Anonymous 10 months ago
This is a good read. I recvommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book was a page turner with lots of twists.
NicolasRReid More than 1 year ago
I love this book. To me a book is all about the characters, and I really fell in love with these characters. The story generally surprised me, and I think that’s what I like the most about this story. I can literally feel the attention to detail that the author has placed into her work, the craftsmanship and love. I want more, need more, and can't wait to see what's next!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good, and I would definitely read more by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The best part about this novel is the way it describes the emotions of homeless children. The hardships they face, and how they have to become an adult much before they actually reach that age is beautifully expressed. Their indomitable strength and courage to face the world alone, is well conveyed, time and again through different portions of the novel. I also liked the writing style of this novel, i.e, this novel does not only tell the story through two point of views, but this story also happens to revolve around two year frames, 2003 and present. Moreover the love story of Cole and Sophie is not only beautiful but also unique, it charmingly showed that love can’t be diminished by distance or time. Now coming to the bad points about this novel. I found this novel to lack details at certain parts. Another thing about this novel, I didn’t like is that, it didn’t really unravel the mystery of Cole’s murder. This novel is deficit of that final showdown, like when the murderer admits the crime, this book does not have anything of that sort. Moreover, I found the climax to be a bit hasty. I would say, that, because this novel is a part of a series, so I believe that the problems I found about this novel would get sorted in the next novel, which promises to provide more information about the person who shot Cole. Overall I would recommend this book to all romance lovers and mystery lovers who are fans of series novels.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Interesting characters, good story to good to be true at the end.