There's little as thrilling as firefighting-at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home-even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering.
Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is one of the strongest ever-and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids' arcade.
Everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy. Rowan knows she can't complicate things with Gull-any distractions in the air or on the ground could mean the end-but if she doesn't find someone she can lean on, she may not make it through the summer...
What's not to love in a Nora Roberts book? It has it all. Great characters, interesting settings, suspense, intrigue and a dash of romance. So picking up Chasing Fire wasn't a hardship. And I read it pretty quickly too.
I truly enjoyed this book. I thought the smoke jumping in the book was definitely well researched, but I thought it to be too much at times. The suspense was definitely there and it had me jumping to conclusions all the time, and some of the times I was actually right. The main characters, Gull and Rowan, were what to expect in a Nora Roberts book, interesting, strong individuals with some issues here and there. Now to the romance, there was only a little bit of it. I wish there were more relationship moments, to see them grow as a couple, but I guess they were too busy fighting fires. Personally I thought that the secondary romance got more of a spotlight in the "romance" department.
Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts (4/5) Romantic Suspense; Published: Putnam Adult (4/2011); Source: Library; Books 2011 (41);