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Fire Me Up (Aisling Grey #2)

4.13  ·  Rating Details  ·  12,252 Ratings  ·  368 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.
ebook, 401 pages
Published May 3rd 2005 by Signet Book
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Feb 24, 2011 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: urban-fantasy
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
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
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
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
Aug 29, 2010 Melia rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
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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
Mar 29, 2016 Kededra rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I want a Newfie
Mar 25, 2010 Galaqtik rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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.
Aisling Grey

Drake Vireo

1.5 stars!


Fire Me Up was a disappointment. It began on a high note but then fell flat. All I've got to say is that Aisling and Drake are perfect for each other, simply because I don't think anyone else could handle them and their selfishness.

Aisling Grey is one immature heroine. It's constantly a surprise whenever I'm reminded she's in her early thirties, because it literally seems like her soul is thirteen. Aisling is a version of Charley Davidson, but thankfully
Aug 11, 2010 Alisha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Sep 12, 2010 Lindsay rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Suzanne (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
Katy Moore
May 02, 2013 Katy Moore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Listening to audiobook

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
This book had me laughing right off the bat. Jim, the demon dog (or dog demon?), is really witty in this. And Drake is hot as ever (in every sense of the word). And Aisling... Well, she is in over her head. I don't think she realizes the full consequences of her actions in this book, but I'm guessing we'll see that later.

That professional virgin (sorry, forgot the name) was annoying as hell, what with her 'sharing her smile'. Gosh, I'd have strangled her after five minutes. As for the plot itsel
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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Kerstin ~ (SheReadsByMoonlight)
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
Jun 18, 2009 Karyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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."

Oct 12, 2009 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
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
Apr 29, 2013 Amy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, fantasy, mystery
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
Dec 08, 2009 Brandice rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: smut, supernatural
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
Feb 16, 2009 Kit rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
May 21, 2009 Tina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 28, 2011 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Dec 19, 2015 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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.

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The last person Aisling Grey wants to see when she arrives in Budapest is Drake Vireo. A part-time courier and new Guardian (as in to the portals of Hell), all she wants to do is deliver

Zel Polev
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Sep 30, 2015 Angel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
So.... The thing is... I actually really like this series. I love the heroin. I like her corky attitude... And in the first one I loved that she didn't just give into her desires and just be the typical girl. She knows she isn't in love with him which I like... Most stories don't go that way. The girl just wants the guys body and is like... Yep I love him because he can make me have an orgasm during intercourse.... Ummmm.. . No I'm sorry, life is not like that. So this was refreshing... Only now ...more
Sep 17, 2015 Buttons rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 01-1_english
After reading about half of the book I seriously thought about putting it aside. The story is lame and the lead male is an arrogant asshole. He never helps our protagonist without getting something out of it, he is possessive and bullies her. And what does she? She deliberately binds herself to him for eternity without actually knowing anything about the consequences. She doesn't even like him! Gosh, such a bimbo.

The story isn't much different from the first book. She has to deliver something th
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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.”
“Maybe I could just James Bond my way down the cable if I draped the scarf over it, clinging to the ends as my body careened down it to safety-- Careened. What an ugly word that was” 13 likes
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