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Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey: Guardian #2)

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  11,136 ratings  ·  333 reviews
Aisling Grey is back-and in more trouble than ever. She thought being a courier would be easy. It's not. She thought being a Guardian would come naturally. It doesn't. She thought she could get out of being a wyvern's mate. She can't. And she never thought she'd be irresistible to men. But she is.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Signet
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4.5 stars

Fire Me Up was infinitely more funny than You Slay Me. Don't get me wrong, YSM had some pretty hilarious happenings, but there was so much entertaining dialogue in FMU that it takes the cake. (So far.)

And I love the way that the characters were built up even more in this book.

Ash is becoming more observant to things around her, although some things still escape her until the very end, but I suppose that's to be expected since she isn't the reader and doesn't have every detail together
After finishing the first in Katie MacAlister's Aisling Grey, Guardian series, You Slay Me, my biggest complaint was the heroine/bumbling nitwit Aisling herself. I thought You Slay Me was technically sound, with a fast-paced...though chaotic at times...plot that delved into a world that had some really nice glimmers of originality and a whole heck of a lot of laughs. I was counting on those aspects to pull me through my lip-curling distaste of Aisling during the second installment of the series ...more
3.5 stars for silly, funny, reading.

Sometimes you just need a book that will lighten up your day. Katie MacAlister’s Aisling Grey series always makes me laugh. The characters are hilarious. The situations they find themselves in are also quite funny. Be prepared for silliness.

Aisling Grey has taken on yet another courier job for her uncle. It looks like a relatively easy job – deliver an amulet to a hermit in Budapest. She decides to combine the job with a conference and is actively seeking a
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
How many times can this girl be accussed of murder? Seriously!

In Fire Me Up, Aisling and Jim go to Budapest for 2 reasons. Of course the first is she has another object to deliver as part of her job, and second... there's a magical conference she wants to attend in the hopes of finding a Guardian mentor.

Yes, she has come to the terms with the fact that she's part of and involved in the supernatural world and... just better be prepared than totally clueless.

And in true Ms. Grey fashion she finds
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
I was all set to give this one four stars just like its predecessor until I got to the part when Drake throws Aisling into the limo near the end. At this point Aisling becomes incredibly selfish and immature.

I couldn't believe her behaviour. She made an oath, a commitment to not just Drake but to his green dragons. She acts like a selfish brat worrying about a career she hasn't even started yet, when her mate is about to lose everything with the possibility of even going to war.

And then she ru
Couldn't even finish it. To me Aisling isn't cute and ditzy, just irritating in her stupidity.

One of the things that gets to me about PNR is how the heroines will be all angry at their men but after a single kiss, or even a single look from them, they melt and immediately ignore their anger, falling into bed with them... DRAKE IS AN ASS!! He shows absolutely no feeling towards Aisling aside from considering her his possession and she forgets all her anger with just a look... It's unrealistic an
I'm very happy to say that I found this book to be much more enjoyable than the series starter, You Slay Me. This book plops Aisling into Hungary for a conference of magical folk the world over (whose acronym is GODTAM, hardy har). She's (more or less) come to terms with her abilities and wishes to learn more about the role and duties of Guardians, and spends her time in Budapest trying to find a mentor. Unfortunately, nothing is ever simple for Aisling, and even this innocuous activity puts her ...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
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After discovering in the first book that she is the supernatual world's doorman to the portals of hell aka a Guardian, Aisling decides to do the only thing you can in such situations. Goes to a convention. Full of mages, diviners, oracles and more Guardians Aisling hopes to find a mentor to help her with her new powers. However, she didn't expect to see Drake the wyvern of the green dragons and also her mate there, and she certainly didn't think s
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
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It's a silly series to begin with, but this second book is just too much. At least in the first book Aisling was somewhat of hero and not just a damsel in distress. To have a story set in an exotic land like Budapest but pretty much only describe what sounds like a typical American style resort (conference rooms and such) seems like a waste.
Alana ~ The Book Pimp
In terms of hot dragon smut, let's quote When Harry Met Sally, "YES! YES! YES!" and "I'll have what she's having."

In terms of the end... NO! NO! NO! My heart plummetted at the end, deflated. I wanted to stomp my foot. I wanted Jim to go bite or drool on someone on behalf of Aisling, I wanted to curl up and cry a little. Although, props to Katie MacAlister on making me seriously consider spending an audible credit for the next book.

The mystery: kept me guessing on this one. My theories would chan
Felicia (Ferishia)
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♥ Sarah ♥
4.5 stars

Fire Me Up is an extremely fun and light-hearted sequel to You Slay Me. It starts off with Aisling heading to Budapest for a double dose of fun: to deliver another artifact for her courier job, and to attend a convention for Guardians in the hopes of acquiring an internship as a Guardian with a mentor. What she doesn't expect is to find Drake -- the dragon who she can't seem to shake -- in her very hotel. Is it a coincidence or will he just not let her get away so easily?

This was so fun
In "Fire Me Up" Aisling and Jim find themselves in Budapest. Aisling has to deliver another valuable item for her uncle, as well as attend a magical convention during which she hopes to find a guardian mentor to show her the ropes. Unfortunately some of the other visitors are killed and Aisling finds herself in the middle of yet another murder investigation. In addition to finding proof of her innocence for the second time, she also has to find the owner of the amulet she's here to deliver and w ...more
Holy cow. This book was even better than the first and more fiery than you can ever imagine. Katie MacAlister has created a whole new world for paranormal fantasy featuring the romance between a human and a dragon. Thank god I was able to snatch this book from a friend at school because I was blown away by this fantastic tale.

The cover is probably the only thing I didn't like about the book. Considering how amazing MacAlister's style is, I've never been a huge fan of the cover designs. But I def
Jim: "You want a little cheese with that whine?"

"Hello, I am Tiffany. You're a Guardian, aren't you? Here is my card. I am a professional virgin. You will please let me know if you have any need of my services."

Tiffany: "Oooh, fruit cups! I love the fruit cups. Fruit is the flower of our souls, don't you think?"

"I am Tiffany. I am a professional virgin. If you were to choose between kissing Aisling's belly and mine, you would choose mine, would you not? My belly is very smooth and white."

Katy Moore
Once again, I'm seeing a lot of people tear this book apart and I just don't get it. This thing with Aisling being slow is getting old. One of the best things about Katie's novels is that she makes her characters real! I don't understand why these people seem to hate that so much. I would much rather read about characters that seem like someone I could meet on the street than the same perfect, super intelligent, boring heroines all the time. Another thing bugging me is that some people say they ...more
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2.5 stars

I really am not liking this series and don't think I will continue. This story is very similar to the first story. How is one person falsely accused of multiple murders in two completely different countries? It is just a little too fake for me. I also didn't like the secondary characters in this story. I couldn't stand Tiffany, the professional virgin, or Marma Belle (or however you spell her name. Since I was listening, I never saw how it was spelled).

The relatio
I'm only halfway, but here's what I think so far. She's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO dippy! Just start learning something at that conference won't you? And what is with Rene? Cab drivers don't sub for each other in different countries. He must be some kind of guardian angel or something. Oh, that was very punny of me. He is also not falling at her feet like other mortal men, which at least Aisling realizes (about 100 pages after I did!) but of course, like all the other important things that happen to her, s ...more
Not as good as the first in the series but still mostly enjoyable as an escape. However, I have a huge complaint. I do realize this is a fantasy. Yet, fantasies need to feel plausible in order for me to enjoy them. The "coincidence" of Rene's appearance in Hungary was just too much for this reader and tainted my opinion of this novel from the beginning. It had an uphill climb to prove to me that his presence was worthy of his illogical presence. It failed. I do feel that there is more to Rene wh ...more
Meh. Okay, now I think I've figured out this author's formula, and it's not great... or at least it's not great when used for every book. I find myself now irritated at the domineering Drake and the eventually submissive (or really sad and wanting to be submissive) Aisling. Could this main character be more self deprecating and insecure in every aspect of her life? I thought that was cute and humorous when she didn't know what she was doing, but now it's just irritating and predictable.

The plots
Aisling is the Stephanie Plum of the paranormal. Just like Stephaine is more likely to trip over her own feet or scream in panic than she is to act like a standard-issue bounty hunter, Aisling has trouble coming across as the suave, together Guardian she wants to be. Probably it's the incubi. Or the imps. Or the fact that she has a demon in the shape of a drooling Newfoundland following her everywhere.

This is a great series for Evanovich fans, what the between-the-numbers books should have been.
Another winner from this author and in this series. I just love Aisling. I also love how these books are a combo of romance/paranormal and mystery novel. This time Aisling is at an otherworldly conference and the sessions are a riot. There are some new memorable characters -- Gabriel the Wyvern of the Silver Dragons, Tiffany the Professional Virgin (pronounced by Barbara Rosenblat in the audio version as Veer-Gin) and a group of horny Incubi who realize they don't want to be sexual objects anymo ...more
Aisling must once again head over sees for another courier job and a Guardian conference. Of course Drake has wormed his way back into her life by having important dragon talks at the same hotel. The necklace she is trying to deliver is causing men to fall at her feet, literally, guardians are dying at the hotel, and her hunt for a mentor is going horribly. We meet another dragon named Gabriel in this one who is possibly an ally and discover all is not peachy in the dragon community.
I love her

This adequately summarizes my opinion on this book. So. Stupid.
Wasn't impressed at all with the first one, but I was desperate for a light read and I thought 'what the heck, what do I have to lose.' The answer; patience, brain cells and hours of my life.
First off. The random bff taxi driver from Paris just happens to turn up in a city 1500km away and just happens to be at the airport at just the right time. What a convenient coincidence! Stupid
Then the annoying and completely pointless, stupid
I still dislike Asling. She is TSTL. She is whiny. She has these amazeballs powers that 'no one else has'. She's special. She's SOOOO special. The Universe would implode without her.

And only she can save the day! And she's being accused of being a part of murders again! Oh and the people accusing her? Their solution is to have her find the murderer to prove her innocence. Yes. Because everyone knows that they way to solve a murder is to let the person you think is doing it investigate the crime.
I enjoyed the book but the lack of explanation, specially when it comes to the rules/ laws of the otherworld makes things a little bit hard to swallow. I don't know how many times things have been explained (or not explained) by saying "Don't question it, Aisling. Just go with it" Although it doesn't really matter since she seems to break every single rule there is.

I like the MC for the most part. but she seems to run around the entire book like a chicken with her head cut off. I mean she had t
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Book two of the Aisling Grey series. Funnier than the first. More sex than the first. And yet, not quite as satisfying for some reason. The mystery portion was very strait forward and not much of a mystery at all. The new characters were interesting. I think the part that left me a bit off was the Drake/Aisling relationship. Between them, they both need a serious attitude adjustment. Especially Aisling. I'll read the next two in the series for sure though.
Angie ~aka Reading Machine~
Aisling Grey along with her demon pet Jim are in Budapest for Supernatural Conference. Aisling is hoping to find a mentor to help her with being a better Guardian. She's still a courier much to her Uncle Damien's dismay. When Aisling spots two of Drake's bodyguards at her hotel she knows that where they go so does Drake. Aisling not expecting to see Drake after leaving him in Paris makes her wary and uncertain. Drake wants Aisling to become a proper mate. He needs Aisling to agree he seems willi ...more
aoi aka
I love Katie MacAlister. Her novels are humorous and sexy. I had read the first one in this series some time ago. And it was so long ago that I couldn't remember exactly how the two main characters had met, how Aisling got Jim, and how Aisling and Drake came apart.

This one starts off with Aisling spreading all her unmentionables over an airport terminal in Budapest with a gorgeous Drake right behind her. She's trying to avoid him and avoid her feelings and attraction to him. Aisling manages to g
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“A knife!" I yelled, still brandishing my pillow. "Jim, I command you to get me a gelding knife. If this guy
wants to be a stallion—"
He dissolved in a flurry of white smoke even before I could finish the sentence.
Ha! Victorious again!"
Yeah," Jim drawled while I remade the bed and fluffed up my pillows. "Aisling, two; sexy, naked men
who just want to give her the pleasure of a lifetime with no commitment, zero.”
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