Tuesday, June 11, 2013

ARC Review: Fire Inside by Kristen Ashley

The Particulars: Contemporary Romance, Forever Yours, available as e-book.
The Source: Galley from Netgalley
The Grade: C
The Blurb:
Lanie Heron isn’t looking for love—no surprise, considering her last serious relationship nearly got her killed. So when Lanie propositions Hop Kincaid, all she wants is one wild night with the hot-as-hell biker who patrols with the Chaos Motorcycle Club...

For Hop, Lanie has always been untouchable. She’s too polished and too classy for his tastes. But when she gives Hop the once-over with her bedroom eyes and offers him a night in paradise, he can’t say no. And he doesn’t regret it when he finds that Lanie is the best thing that’s ever happened to him—in or out of bed. Now the trick will be to convince her of that

The Review:
I read and liked Motorcycle Man, so when I got the chance to read an Arc of Fire Inside, I took it.

It was intresting to revisit Chaos and Ride, and see how they lived now. At the heart, they hadn't changed.  They were still rough bikers, that had a honor codex they strived to follow. I appreciated how they were determinded to defend their turf.  

I loved Hop. He was rough, he had a temper, but he also had a heart of gold. And my heart melted when I saw all the ways he helped Lanie.  Lanie...  In the beginning, I struggled a bit with Lanie. She had a lot of issues, both from how her fiance died, and how her parents treated her. It was intresting to follow her path from a disharmonic bitch, to being more certain of herself. She grew on me through the book, especially when she started to face her fears.  This  might sound odd, but I appreciated the fact that their relationship wasn't easy.  That they had their rocky moments, since it added  a sense of uncertainty if they would reach their HEA.

But, despite the fact that I liked several things with the book, the problems I had with  Lanie was too big. Mainly because I never felt the angst Lanie felt after her nightmares, or the passion between them.  I cannot pinpoint why. For me  it just lacked that magical something that takes a good book to a great book.

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