Rowan Tripp is addicted to danger. Ever since she turned eighteen, Rowan has been a 'smoke jumper', fighting back the ferocious forest fires that sweep through the Montana mountains each year. She can read a wildfire like no one else - and is prepared to put her life on the line again and again to save others. But now Rowan is mourning the death of her good friend and part...more
Protection of Endangered Species: Fireman in the Wild
So after a long dry spell, (heh heh) Nora Roberts is ON FIRE!!! (I'm SO punny!) Okay, I'll stop now.
I've mentioned this before, and I'll say it again, Nora Roberts' characters have the BEST careers ever. Whether she's writing about a pastry chef, or a journalist or wildfire fighter, you always feel like you're standing right there with them, seeing how they go about their lives, and ...more
5 Blazing Stars! I loved everything about this book…and then some!!
So much to love about this story!! First and foremost…Gulliver Curry! I really enjoyed his character. He wasn’t always front and center in the plot, but he had such a strong presence, that he carried a lot of the book. He handled Rowan with ease, and she was not an easy woman to handle. His determination to be with her was so sexy, he was dominant, but not in a demanding way. He set his sights on her and wormed his way into her l ...more
DNF at 32%, which is about 4+ hours of listening.
I'm super bummed that I didn't like this one. I'm a big fan of the audio narrator, Rebecca Lowman, who killed it in her narration of Landline, so I had high hopes for this one. Again, Rebecca Lowman delivered a great performance. Her male voices were raspy and sexy and her female voices were also pitch perfect. However, even an awesome narration couldn't save this one for me.
For some reason, even 4 hours in, this book just had no plot. I mean, th ...more
The heroine is the captain of a smoke jumper squad, a tough lady who takes her job of protecting her crew seriously. When a tragedy occurs, it ...more
Chasing Fire is about a female fire jumper, a murder mystery, and a romance with a rookie fire jumper. You'll figure out the murderer quickly so don't read it from a murder mystery standpoint.
This book missed the mark. Maybe I'm stereotyping, but I would think that a female fire jumper is a bit of a rarity. You wouldn't know it to read the book. Struggles related to fire fighting are ther ...more
Rowan is more of a tough chick than I normally like. She's living in a man's world, after all. But I never felt as if she got over the ...more
I loved the lead characters. Rowan Tripp is smart, tough, witty and ...more
The heroine is name Rowan Tripp and is the only daughter of famous fire jumper Lucas "Ironman" Tripp. She is a woman who is very independent and very stubborn. Someone who resits change and avoids long term relationships. She is very good at her job though and it is one very important to her.
The hero is Gull(Gulliver) Curry. He was a firefighter and is now a new rec ...more
Nora Roberts explores new territory with this one. She introduces you to the brave, dangerous world of smoke jumpers and you can see the action unfold.
Rowan was tough, loyal and guarded.
Gulliver Curry was charming, clever, strong with bottomless patience. And romantic.
Somehow he made me think of gentle giants, instant noodles and spicy food.
The murders in this book were, personal, brutal and the crew was full of unlik ...more
Me ha tenido enganchada a sus páginas y me ha dejado con un buen sabor de boca estupendo. Excelente equilibrio entre la historia romántica y el suspense.
Tiene un argumento sólido, coherente y atractivo.
Romance realista y bonito.
Enamorada de los personajes :
Rowan es una mujer atípica, fuerte, independiente, tenaz y con las cosas muy claras. Es una excelente profesional.
Gull es el hombre ideal: seguro de sí mismo, encantador, divertido, paciente, juguetón... ...more
Liked this one quite a bit. Loved the camaraderie NR created with the smoke jumpers. She did a great job of creating different personalities amongst all the characters complete with realistic quirks. Nice amount of everday humor.
In contrast to her last few stand-alones, I actually liked this heroine as much as I liked the hero. Rowan was earthy, a little bawdy, knew her job, and was incredibly competent. I didn't feel disconnected from her like I have from some previous NR heroines.
It was fun watching the heroine having to deal with her own feelings on her dad's falling in love.
I didn't give it the highest rating because the suspense parts of the plot were a bit too obvious, to the point where I'd guessed the true villian and the motive in chapter three and was able to predict who would be the next victim of his machinations. (view spoiler)[ When a minor char ...more
I've read a lot of Nora Roberts' novels -- with the exception of the fantasy and paranormal titles, which just are not my proverbial cup of tea. A lot of her books blend together for me, which means that they were less than compelling or memorable. Not bad, mind you. Just n ...more
It's apparent that Chasing Fire was excellently researched, and the fire jumper aspect was really interesting. I also really liked Rowan and Gull, as well as all of the secondary characters. However, I did have a couple of minor issues that prevented me from rating it higher.
I listened to the digital audiobook, and between parts 9-12 (out of 13 parts) the book started feeling really long. Rowan and Gull's relationship seemed to be in a holding pattern while they continued to work on the fire ...more
I have never heard about smokejumpers who fight the forest fires jumping out of the plane into the heart of the fire. So exciting! I really enjoyed the competent descriptions about the training, living and adrenaline filled job they do fighting the fire in most difficult conditions. This job is truly dangerous, demands special skills and qualities only the bravest or craziest adrenaline chunkies can take on.
In addition to ...more
No sabía que había una profesión como bomberos paracaidista, es tan divertido. Pensé que sería denso la parte donde la autora se demora en cada uno de los incendios forestales, pero es muy interesante, cómo se desarrolla la labor y cómo es el trabajo de Rowan allí.
Me gusta Rowan, creo que fácilmente pudo haber creado una barrera que la mantuviera alejada de cualquier tipo de relación que implique compromiso y volverse pesada por eso mismo, pero no lo hizo, de hecho, es bastant ...more
Creo que pesa mucho más la parte de acción que la parte romántica, en realidad se la come, y para mí, es más un libro de acción con una historia de amor de fondo, La pareja me ha gustado, sobre todo él... que podría ser en muchos aspectos el sueño de muchas.... y, desde luego, ella tiene mucho carácter y muchas de las características de su personalidad, sin olvidar su trabajo, la convierten en una protagonista femenina muy original... con la suerte de la novata (este es mi primer contacto con ...more
No series connections.
Fire season is approaching Missoula, Montana and smoke-jumper Rowan Tripp is returning to base to prepare for the physical demands to come. But this year, coming back isn't as easy after losing her jump partner the year before. ...more
Nora Roberts sure can do her job right. Well-researched, well-written, wonderfully paced...This review I’m attempting to write can never do the book justice.
It was typical Nora. The “picture painting” was awesome, I really felt like I was there, in the middle of the wildfire, in the black, waiting for the siren to scream, walking the base alongside Rowan and Gull, running on the track...It all felt real, from the flaws and imperfections of the characters, the banter (God, how I ...more
It also gets bonus points because not only does it feature Rowan and Gulliver's story, it also features Rowan's father Lucas, and his story with Ella. ...more
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