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A Fire That Burns (A Fire That Burns #1)

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“Six years on and you’re still as in love with me as you were when you left. You never stopped loving me, you never could. You didn’t leave because you didn’t love me.”

After running from the truth for six years of her life, Austin Pearson decides it’s time to come home to life in Point Arena. What she finds is broken relationships and broken hearts and the same love that c
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published June 26th 2013
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Hey, I loved it... was a love triangle and I freakin' love them!
Bethan Cooper
Jun 10, 2013 Bethan Cooper rated it it was amazing

A Fire That Burns.

Austin is a small town girl, who falls hopelessly in love with her best friend.

For a debut novel, this just can't get any better. Kirsty Still tears at your heart strings, she makes you fall in love.
Her writing is beautiful, you really feel the characters faults, their emotions, their love for one another.
Her talent is beyond fantastic, she needs to stay in this industry, she could go far with this.

A Fire That Burns, burned my heart.
It tore at it, played with it a little and pu
Novel Grounds
Jul 08, 2013 Novel Grounds rated it it was amazing
*Deep Breath* This book, the complete book was exactly that. Deep Breath worthy. I had to mentally prepare myself before starting, knowing that I only got to read a small portion of the book at first. I knew before hand that Kirsty was going to work magic in this book as she has with every small teaser I have read. I was not let down.

This book starts off 6 years after a choice has rocked this small towns world. Austin left. She left her family, the love of her life, everything. Without any expla
Jul 05, 2013 ChuCha rated it really liked it
Review Originally Posted at: Book Freak

Emotionally Draining.

Don't even try to read this with your eye-make up on!

All Austin wanted to do was to go home...

But after six years - what would you possibly expect? You have slid out of everyone's life without leaving a word. Don't expect things are going back to the way they are.

Austin and Tyler were the 'IT-couple'. They were young, happy and engaged. Everything seems to be okay until Austin ran out on hi
Jul 19, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
I fell in love with this cover and decided after seeing it - it must be mine. So to say I went into this a little blind is putting it mildly. But overall there was not much I did not like about this book, except for a few words at the end...but we'll get to that.

This is a story about the perfect 'it' couple - from childhood - through school, the couple that was going to turn their now into a forever.

But something happens to make Austin run. She left no note - no reasons; but what she did leave b
S.P. West
May 05, 2013 S.P. West rated it it was amazing
This review is based on the first 10 chapters of the book that had been sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

From the first paragraph I was hooked and wanted to read more.

So many questions ran through my mind reading the first chapter;

Why did Austin leave?

Does Tyler really love his fiancee?

Tasha is a bitch (not a question but statement of fact).

I loved the flashback to before she ran, I felt the love between the two main characters and it only added to sense of both Austin
Bridger Bitches
Jul 08, 2013 Bridger Bitches rated it really liked it
Shelves: harper, arc
A Fire that Burns was a great story of a small town high school sweethearts Tyler and Austin that had it all. Then one day Austin ups and disappears in the middle of the night with no one knowing why except her brother Tom. 6 years go by and all of a sudden Austin wants to return and knows by doing so she more then likley wont be welcomed back with open arms. Tyler has moved on with Natasha, who happens to be Austin’s enemy. Tyler has moved on but still loves Austin deeply. Austin has a battle ...more
Ubon Inthongxay
Nov 08, 2013 Ubon Inthongxay rated it really liked it
I related to this story a lot! But I feel like the author is drawing this story out longer than it needs to be. My heart broke for Austin, I cried a lot with her, but you can't help who you love. Maybe she should of stayed in New York with Michael, because the book ends with her in the same predicament she started off in....hmmm
Book Addict Mumma
Jul 17, 2013 Book Addict Mumma rated it it was amazing
I have read the first 10 chapters and I can already tell you this book Is going to be one you want to read!!
Nancy Brophy
Jul 27, 2013 Nancy Brophy rated it really liked it
Cliffhanger ending!@!! When does next one come out? Enjoyed book.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Aug 02, 2013 Donna ~ The Romance Cover rated it really liked it
I need the next book!!! I was not ready for the story to finish..

Full review to come
Sep 17, 2014 Tash rated it it was amazing
A Fire that Burns tells the story of two individuals, Tyler and Austin, who were small town high school sweethearts until Austin disappeared in the middle of the night without a word to her fiancé and her family. The reason why is not clear to them but Tom. the brother she’s closest to who also happens to be the best friend of Tyler, knows and has kept it a secret from everyone as it will reveal the ugly side to someone that many people are blinded to. Austin’s departure is a sore point in their ...more
Jul 04, 2014 Blendy rated it liked it
Didn't hate it, but definitely didn't love it!

I have mixed feelings about this book and yet AGAIN....I seem to be against the norm on this one. The real emotion that it pulled from me was mainly aggravation, I don't think I got teary eyed even once, but I snarled quiet a few times.

To me, it started as a love story. We had the mc who came back after so many years after running away from her family and her one true love. I'm thinking we are going to see how she can win the love her life back, afte
Red Heart
Jun 29, 2013 Red Heart rated it really liked it
A story rich in heartache. A young woman faced with a painful life event decides that leaving the man when she loves (without a word) is her only option. Chaos is wrecked upon the lives of those who love her but she didn’t run without reason. Well, of course she’s not going to stay gone for good and this is where the store the romance detonates and the question crops up in the reader’s mind: she will she stay, will Ty forgive her, and how will life in a small-town that knows everyone business ...more
Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector
Jul 05, 2013 Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector rated it really liked it
Rating – 4 Stars!!
Cover – 4.5 Love the simplicity!
Steam Factor – 3.5 stars
Ending – Cliffhanger!

This book was one big frustrating, heartbreaking, emotionally draining mess of a lovely debut novel!! Austin & Tyler were small town high school sweethearts until Austin disappeared in the middle of the night without a word to the boy she loves or her family. She had her reasons which no one knows but her brother. She returns six years later to town full of people that hasn't forgotten her but al
Saskia 'follow my shoes' Smith
Really enjoyed this, some parts are a bit long winded but I enjoyed it, it's an open ending that's going to follow on in to book 2 which s a bit disappointing, no idea when book 2 is out either, but there are bits that gripped me and kept me wanting to know whats going to happen next! The only downside for me was the ending - it was very sudden and was left on a cliffhanger
Pamela Mathews
Jul 04, 2013 Pamela Mathews rated it it was amazing
This book was AMAZING!!! I laughed,cried and got mad. I loved this book. I would highly recommend everyone to read this book. I can not wait until the sequel comes out. Kirsty is a very talented writer. I can not say enough about this book, it will leave you guessing on what happens next and then takes you up so high you dont know what to expect next.
Trina Quillinan
Jul 17, 2013 Trina Quillinan rated it really liked it
I love a book that has the power to make me laugh with it but also cry. I really found it easy to believe the plight of Austin. Loved it, found that there was a lot that happened on this book, to much at times to absorb but I am very much looking forward to the next one :)
Brenda Bowman
Jun 29, 2013 Brenda Bowman rated it it was amazing
Incredible!!! It takes a very talented writer to suck me into a story where I feel I am there with the characters; feeling the pain. I wanted to cry in so many chapters for the pain I felt. Kirsty never disappoints in any of here writing that I have had the privilege to read!!!
Amanda vasquez
Jul 23, 2013 Amanda vasquez rated it liked it
I wanted to love this book but for some reason I just couldn't. it started out good but there was just so much going on and I never really connected with the characters. I didn't feel like I cared what happened to them.
Feb 28, 2014 Victoria rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved Kirsty's writing and story telling. Her characters drew me in deeper with each page i turned!!
Jun 28, 2013 S.J. rated it it was amazing
OMG loved it you had me crying,smiling and shouting
Rebecca Macintosh
Apr 29, 2013 Rebecca Macintosh marked it as to-read
Cannot wait to read this as a hard cover version.
Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss
Aug 26, 2013 Books,Chocolate and Lipgloss rated it really liked it
Ok, get your tissues ready for this one…..You are going to cry like a baby!
Definitely take a chance and read “A Fire that Burns” by Kristie-Anne Still. I was balling like a baby by chapter 5. You can feel the emotion through the words of the author. It was amazing how you were totally drawn into each page.
Austin left six years ago and left behind the love of her life, but now she is back and ready to fight to get back the life she should have had. (What she didn’t realize is that she was reall
Aug 28, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
4.5 Scorching Stars!

OMGEEEE............WHERE THE HELL DID THIS COME FROM???!?!?!!?!!?!?!!!?!?!? I shit you not, I wasn't expecting this AT ALL!

So Austin has left home and returns 6 years later to reclaim the love of her life. After enduring unfortoled calamities, she decides that it's time to FIGHT for the one thing in this life that she knows she can't live without.

Tyler has been in love with Austin for as long as he can remember, but has decided it's time to move on after she leaves him hig
Book Obessions
Jan 26, 2014 Book Obessions rated it it was amazing
This book is one of those books that once you pick up, you just can't seem to put it down. once I started it, I just read all day, and did nothing else.

Austin and Tyler's story wasn't a happy one, or so at least it didn't start out that way.

Austin is just a small town girl with such a big heart who falls in love with the guy that she calls her best friend, the guy she knew for her entire life. The books begins six years after the decision Austin makes to leave, not just the love of her life, b
I thought the premise of the book was great and I wanted to love it as I am a sucker for second chance romance. One thing that kept distracting me were the small but frequent editing errors. Also, the 1st half of the book moves at a lightening pace (and I was confused of why the story was skipping about) whereas the 2nd half is really slow.

The author has also used the over-done jealous ex/current girlfriend. Natasha wasn't given one redeeming quality and you're left wondering how Tyler was frien
Extravagant Blog
Sep 07, 2014 Extravagant Blog rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint, not even in the slightest. Its a book about true love and facing and overcoming all the obstacles in order to find your way back to your one true love.

The book starts six years after Austin and Tyler's break up, when Austin decided to run away after some painful events that occurred. But when she returns six years later, everything is different, not only is her own family skeptical to take her back in and forgive her, but Tyler's moved on to the one person she disl
Jul 30, 2013 Lorri rated it it was ok
Shelves: part-of-a-series
Some of the chapters felt very repetitive and towards the end of the book with the introduction of 6 new characters I felt like I was reading about the characters from criminal minds. If I had realised that this book was going to have a sequel I wouldn't have read it until after that came out as I hate reading stories that are unfinished. Unless the sequel comes out in the next few weeks I don't think I will be buying as by the time it does come out I probably will have forgotten the original ...more
woooow !!!!!!!!!! mind - blown.......this story made me cry out loud and made me frustrated for austin..

Austin is a lovely young girl who is hopelessly in love with tyler.tyler is swoon worthy [but throught out the book i feel like bitch-slapping him for his thoughtless actions..he doesnt deseve austin...] then all of sudden she leaves her town, just disappears.And after six years, she returns,with her love still as strong as ever,....

she finds about tyler bein engaged to natasha [that bloody, m
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Kirsty-Anne stumbled across her love for writing as she started university. Over the last couple of years she's found the style of writing that best defines her and her work. Her favourite genres to write are romantic suspense with dark themes, but loves to push her boundaries.
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