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Drowning in Fire (The Elementals #3)

3.82  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Hidden in the Hawaiian islands, there is magic pure enough to heal a broken heart.

In his last audience with the Senatus, Griffin hoped to establish a connection between his water-wielding race and the other elementals. Instead, he found himself drawn into a forbidden affair with the Chimeran general Keko. When it ended in a storm of fire and ice, Griffin was banned from th
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Berkley Sensation
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Quick & Dirty: Forbidden love, elemental magic and race to save her people.

Opening Sentence: “I’m not a damn babysitter.”

The Review:

For the record this is the first book in this series I read. That being said, I felt like I only missed a few things that I might not have if I was current with this series. My only dislike is the insta-love; I am just not nor will ever be a huge fan of it. This was set in Hawaii and the main character was Hawaiian. Keko is Ch
Stephanie  G
Apr 04, 2014 Stephanie G rated it really liked it
The elemental series continues with this intriguing adventure and thrilling magical romance. Griffin and Keko’s forbidden affair ended in a storm of fire and ice. Former Chimeran General Keko sets off on a suicide mission to find the Source of their fire magic to help her clan. When the Senatus wants her stopped, Griffin volunteers to go after her. Will the intense power they discover draw them back together or destroy them both.

This steady paced plot keeps the reader tingling in anticipation wi
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars

Drowning in Fire has the best story-line out of the three books. There is more suspense and certainly more adventure added to the plot. Having the setting in the Hawaii Islands fascinated me and the background story of the Elementals and Keko’s ancestry were very interesting. I was easily sucked in to Ms. Martine’s out-of-this-world beings. Overall, an enjoyable read.

This book was really hard to rate. While I enjoyed the premise, my opinion of the heroine went from adoration to annoyan
Debbie Lester
Apr 28, 2014 Debbie Lester rated it really liked it
Hanna Martine's Elementals series is what I would call a cross between paranormal romance and sci-fi romance. Her latest book in the series, Drowning in Fire is set in Hawaii and is very descriptive. Martine is skilled at writing dialogue and her characters are well developed and complex. Readers who are looking for a paranormal series that features more than the average vampire or werewolf titles will find this series right up their ally. Keko a fire elemental and Griffin a water elemental have ...more
Emily (Kindles & Wine Book Blog)
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I have been clamoring for Griffin’s story since I read my first Hanna Martine book, Liquid Lies, a couple years back. I had a soft spot for the guy who DIDN’T get the girl and wanted to see him get his HEA ever since. Griffin is an all-around nice guy. He has stepped into a leadership role for his people and wants to do everything he can to make sure they have the best lives possible. He is the definition of self-sacrifice and puts his own needs well below everyone else’s, or at lea
Aug 17, 2014 Melindeeloo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked Drowning in Fire. I don't see Martine's Elemental series mentioned much but I've liked them all, there is a good balance between story and steam and I think that her mix of 'magical' elemental races, most of which have extraterrestrial origins, are a nice chance of pace from the usual suspect paranormal races in PNR.

The starring pair this time around are a dishonored fire elemental (former general) Keko and water elemental leader Griffin. This pair have a history - they had a forbidden a
Jul 31, 2014 Michelle rated it really liked it
I am new to Hanna Martine and The Elementals series and since I unfortunately started with book 3, Drowning in Fire, I was a little bit lost. Ms. Martine has done a great job creating a new world of paranormals. Unfortunately I do wish there was a little bit more world building in this story so that I could get the full scope. What this did do was give me a desire to go back and read the first two books. Three years ago at an audience with the Senatus, Griffin made a strong, sexual connection wi ...more
Apr 09, 2014 Sonali rated it it was amazing
I have to start with saying I absolutely LOVE the Elementals series. It's different from any other paranormal romance out there and it is simply spectacular. The races, their interrelationships, the bone deep authenticity of the natures of all the characters, the politics, there's just so much depth to this series. And the romances themselves are utterly combustible. And Hanna Martine takes the chemistry and hotness to a whole different level with Griffin and Keko. Ever since Gwen dumped him in ...more
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Alluring Angel - Kathy:
*Copy gifted in exchange for an honest review

Drowning In fire is the 3rd book in Hanna Martine’s The Elementals series. Set in the lush islands of Hawaii, Drowning In Fire is the story of two elementals, Griffin, of the water welders and Keko, of the fire welders. When these two embark on a taboo affair, both are stripped of everything. Griffin is denied a seat with the Senatus, the elemental council. And Keko loses her rank of general of
Apr 10, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads, 2014
I received a copy of this book through Goodreads First Reads. Thank you!!

I had not heard of Hanna Martine until I won this book, being that it is book 3 in the Elementals series, I went out and bought the first two and and I am so glad I did. This series is simply amazing!!

Drowning in Fire is fast paced, steamy and not just because of the Chimeran fire elementals. Engaging, you get engrossed in the story and you realized you have turned the last page and all you can do is take a deep breath and
Aug 24, 2016 Michele rated it really liked it
I almost stopped reading this book. I get a physical clench when loving couples lie to each other. (personal experience) But after a brief hiatus, I picked it up again. I'm glad I did. This was the most emotionally complex story in this series. The story was frustrating for a time because one of the protagonist comes from a very rigid, narrow and insular warrior society. So her ability to see the possibilities of other ways of doing things, comes to her slowly and with intense trial. This was a ...more
Michele Avery
Jul 14, 2014 Michele Avery rated it really liked it
Third installment of this series. You could read it without reading the first 2, but you will definately get more out of it knowing the back history. After reading vamps and shifters for a while, this is a welcome change and I love the world building. Keko and Griffin are hot, hot, hot in more way than one! Can't wait for the next installment!
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The Elementals (4 books)
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