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In the Firelight

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  589 ratings  ·  147 reviews
***** Mature Content, Sexual Situations, Adult Situations, Strong Language *****

She found him on a snowy night. He sparked her desires and inflamed her dreams.

Independent and feisty, Shea Madison has a tussle on her hands. Living in and loving her quiet little corner of Montana, she’s fiercely determined to fight a real estate developer trying to turn her quaint little mo
Kindle Edition, 270 pages
Published December 19th 2013 by Kindle Direct Publishing
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Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
4 Stars

In the short time they were together, he had found a part of himself that he didn't even know existed.

Having never read a book by this author before, I wasn't quite sure what to expect going into this. One thing is for damn sure, Sibylla Matilde can write one hell of a scorching sex scene. Wow. I was pleasantly surprised to enjoy this story as much as I did. While there was sex galore, it still managed to have an engaging plot that kept me interested through the whole book. Nothing be
ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review

4.5 Fiery Stars

First and foremost, I loved Sibylla Matilde’s first book, Little Conversations, and so I was definitely looking forward to her second book In the Firelight. Ms. Matilde did not disappoint me at all in this book because I loved it. Loved that she was able to incorporate her home state of Montana as the backdrop to this book once again. And I most definitely loved the sexual chemistry of Rhys Weland and Shea Madison.


With that
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
3.5 Stars!

Enjoyed this one.....more so than Little Conversations. The heroine was much stronger thank goodness...and way less annoying.

I did find the pacing of this one to be a bit on the slow side.

Now, I wouldn't say I was bored necessarily but there just wasn't a lot happening most of the book.

Shea lives in the middle of the mountains in Montana. Her cabin is her lifeline of sorts. She inherited it from her grandparents. She spends most of her time there, alone, and even works from home. She'
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars, Fabulous story about a potty mouth loner called Shea and a sexy player called Rhys.

His job is to seduce the ladies into selling their land to the big developers but when he gets stuck in the snow one day in a small mountain town in Montana, he gets more than he ever though he wanted or needed when he gets rescued by his next 'job'

This was fast paced and engaging and I absolutely loved the chemistry between the two - Shea was a delight to read, so different from other women I read abou
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Snow Bound Stars

A serene, snow filled setting..a damaged girl that thinks the love ship has sailed and a hot, brooding man whore that is sent to win over girl..recipe for hotness? Yes, and Ms. Matilde delivers as always! Let’s start with the fucking smoking hot cover..mmm

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I already messaged the author to tell her to keep watching and practicing her porn skills because they are paying off where it counts..her books! So as a loyal reader of her books, I say keep doing whatcha your
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Quick review:

Cover: Hot
Rating: NC-17
Steaminess: HOT HOT HOT
Thumbs Up: 5
Overall: heartwarming and warming in other places 
Characters: Well Done
Plot: When your all your barriers are broken down by one man
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Yes
Book Boyfriend: Rhys

SUMMARY (55 words or less)
If you like a standalone book that wraps up with no loose ends, this is your kind of book. While I won’t give the story away, I will say DAMN, that book was HOT! This author has a way of making an
Nov 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Loved it! Loved it! Loved it!!

Wait... Did I mention that I loved it?!

I highly recommend this book to anyone that loves a hot and sexy alpha. Rhys Weland is the ultimate mountain man in my opinion. He has the cocky attitude, the cheeky smile and the panty dropping looks. No wonder Shea fell head over heels for him. If she didn't snap him up then I was getting my arse on a plane to Montana and taking him myself...

What can I say about this book that hasn't already been covered off by the
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
★★★★ SEXY STARS!!!!

Rhys Weland works on a multi-million dollar development firm as an architect but who also charms and screws his way through resistance to the company's projects. Now he is being sent to a little town called Snowcreek to charm and screw Shea Madison, a feisty and independent woman, who made it her mission to keep their project out!

Rhys pictured Shea to be a lumberjack woman, with hairy upper lips and big buck teeth and unibrow.... but what he found was a beautiful, curvy little
Nov 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC received from Author in exchange for an honest review

4.5 fire cracking stars

I really enjoyed this..A hotshot, handsome architect, Rhys, has a remit to kick any building project into submission, should there be any objections to the plans. His company know this godlike player is the best artillery, and they use it to their advantage. His target; Shea Madison. An outspoken, do gooder intent on ensuring the beauty unspoilt in Snowcreek.

Rhys Weland has a notion of Shea, but when he attempts to a
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In the Firelight Sibylla Matilde
In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde
Sexy full length standalone. Romance
4.5 hot and sexy stars, 5 Heat
“I broke every one of my rules with you…”

What a perfect book to read snuggled up in front of a fire while you are snowed in! In The Firelight by Sibylla Matilde is  a very hot and sexy read with little drama and angst. We have a strong, independent, snarky heroine, and a bad-boy, dirty-talking guy that needed to change his ways. Taking place in a snowy, quaint mountain town in Montana,
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it

Gitte: ‘In The Firelight’ is a really good book, it has a little bit of everything. Romance, passion, a filthy talker, a strong heroine, angst and a bit of drama. It’s not fast-paced or an action packed story, in fact it’s a tad slow at times, but I really enjoyed it. It’s a fab read for sure. I have to say I loved the setting, the snow and the mountains; the nookie by the firelight hahaha, it was a really fab book because it was entertaining and the nookie was HOT! Sometimes you just need one o
Kelly  O'Connor
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another 5* read from the talented Sibylla Matilde.

It has the best first line in a book ever "Her hands closed over his cock, gripping tightly as he pressed her up against the copy machine " How can you not want to read this book !!!!

I really enjoyed this book, Sibylla has this knack of creating the most panty dropping worthing guys in book history and Rhys was no acception
He is hotter then hot !!!!

I usually have trouble bonding with female leads in books, but not in this case Shea ( love the n
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received an ARC from the author.
Now I am not a professional blogger or reviewer - just a normal mum who likes to read, so my review will be short and sweet...
Holy Moly this book had from the start! .... when Shea & Rhys meet for the first time you know things are going to heat up. The chemistry between these two is off the charts. I spent ages fretting over how this was all going to end - I even shed a few tears and had a lump in my throat. I will not ruin it for everyone by adding in spoilers -
Kathy M
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Again almost cried in the bus because of an author. This tyme was Siby's fault.
I loved the book. A lot actually. The characters, the situation... made me tingle all over :D
Besides I had an encounter in the subway with a gurgeous man that read with me a sex scene.
Thank you again, Siby, I love your book and I'll recommend it to everyone :D
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jointly Reviewed on:

Gitte: 4.5 Stars
Jenny: 4 Stars

‘In The Firelight’ is a really good book, it has a little bit of everything. Romance, passion, a filthy talker, a strong heroine, angst and a bit of drama. It’s not fast-paced or an action packed story, in fact it’s a tad slow at times, but I really enjoyed it. It’s a fab read for sure. I have to say I loved the setting, the snow and the mountains; the nookie by the firelight hahaha, it was a really
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-for-review
“All Women wanted someone. Even the man-haters really, deep down inside, wanted someone to love. To be loved by someone.”

This isn’t a story about a man-hating woman, or an overbearing Mountain Man. This is the story about a beautiful young woman forced back in to the solitude of her Montana Country life due to a man who brutally butchered her heart. Shea Madison is a strong independent woman living solo in a quaint cabin in the desolate Montana wilderness, her only companion being her Beautiful
Dec 24, 2013 rated it really liked it
Rhys is a corporate worker who uses his seduction skills to secure his boss whatever his boss needs without conscience. This is until he meets Shea who changes his whole perspective and makes him re-evaluate his entire outlook on life. They have an highly sexual relationship that develops into deep feelings. Rhys suffers with guilt for deceiving Shea and Shea suffered in her past and struggles to open up.

Lots of sex, little bit of angst and satisfying HEA.

“I broke every one of my rules with you,
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author... (thank you thank you thank you Sibylla!). I am not a professional writer by any stretch of the imagination but I love to read and and I do think I have good taste. That being said.....this book is AMAZING! I was hooked right from the beginning and never wanted Rhys and Shea's story to end. I could totally see and feel what Shea was feeling when she was near Rhys and was rooting for Rhys to do the right thing! Loved their scenes were HOT HOT ...more
This was just okay. Honestly, it read like one of the Harlequin romances I gobbled up as a kid. The story was typical where the guy uses the girl to further his needs for a development deal that will tear her tiny mountain community to shreds. But, the man falls for her, almost immediately, and decides it's okay to pursue her. Alas, his lies tumble out and she's hurt and feels betrayed. Love prevails, of course, HEA.

Recommend: No, unless you want a fluffy read
Reread: Nope, sorry
Main characters:
Oct 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Movie, please! I was able to watch this entire story unfold right before my eyes.

Shea is one tough little cookie that's had to take care of herself for a while now. She was strong and bold, and... a woman with needs. Lucky for us, Rhys knew just how to fulfill them. *sigh* I loved the independence Shea showed throughout the book.

Rhys... what can I say about him? Well, I'm not one to crush on a mountain man, but good gosh, his dirty mouth and alpha ways was enough to make any ice melt on the col
Angela Bee Bee
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Angela Bee Bee by: ARC from author
Shelves: arc-from-author
This is a cozy cuddle by the fire read.
I like Rhys. i like how he starts out gentle and soft and talks raunchy right before he comes. I liked his redemption at the end.

A few continuity problems. A few issues could have been revealed more slowly and developed further. Word repetition was a bit distracting...his pulsating length. Would have liked to have something a bit more memorable and unique about Rhys.

But Rhys and Shea's chemistry was great and the sex was sizzling. A very pleasant naughty re
Rhian Jones
Dec 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Received ARC from author in exchange for honest review.

Well what can I say, I loved this book. Couldn't even put it down whilst at work.

Sexy Rhys and feisty Shea, story filled with sizzling chemistry.

Only just found Sibyllas writing with little conversations. Can't wait for more from this author!
Alexis Nicole
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
***** Review*****

Ladies, Ladies, Ladies… Let me introduce you to Mr. Rhys (pronounced Reese) Weland.. My new Book Boyfriend of 2014. Let’s talk about HOTTTT!!!! Tall, rugged, dark hair and gorgeous with stunning blue eyes that immediately captured the hearts of any woman he came into contact with. Did I mention his 5 O’Clock Shadow/Beard?? God, I LOVE beards! Anyways, lets get down to the nitty gritty.

Rhys is sent to Snowcreek, Montana by his employer to win over the people of this small town an
Arc received or an honest review .

A big 4 1/2 stars!

Loved this story, incredible strong and smart heroine! Shea Madison is on what seem like a one women campaign to protect her small town home in Montana from being taken over by a large ski resort and she is making enough waves that the developer has sent in his best man to persuade her to the cause, any way he has to; Rhys Welamd. Rhys is incredibly sexy , skilled negotiator whohasalwaysbeensuccessful in his previous negotiations .

Rhys arrives
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW WOW WOW !! I have to say this book started out with a funny foul mouth country girl and ended with a funny foul mouth country woman. Shea was such a pleasure to read about, she made me laugh, cry and her mouth and humor and charm were what kept you reading from page to page to see what she would do next. After a horrific 1st marriage she really never got to experience love at first hand. Then to come to meet Rhys a big city man whore but who really was a country boy at heart threw her for a ...more
Chantel Cervantes
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Wow, I'm still melting from reading this. Makes me wanna pack all my stuff up and move to Montana and find me a hot and sexy mountain man. Rhys Leland will have your knees shaking and begging him to sneak you into any dressing room or closet you can find. He's a hot playboy living his life the way he pleases. Working for McHugh Corporations he's sent to Snowcreek, Montana to work his charm on Shea Madison a feisty little thing that doesn't need no
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Given the Arc In return for a honest review. Wow!! It was great right from the prologue!!! And it was the perfect setting for the rest of the story.

I loved the chemistry and sexual fireworks between these two characters. I loved Shea she was a strong female character that stayed true to herself throughout the book. Out spoken, strong willed, independent and honest. And she did not waver.

"I know I shouldn't... I keep replaying that last kiss, though. The sweet taste of your lips. Fuck, sweethea
Jane Barron
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it

In the Firelight
by Sibylla Matilde

When Rhys Weland is sent to a small town in Montana by his boss the woo the woman and get her to change her mind about objecting to them building a ski resort there, he is not expecting Shea Madison to be the hot woman that rescues him from a snow storm.
They have an attraction and he has feeling for her that he has never felt towards another woman before.

This is a hot and sexy read with well written sex scenes. I like Shea's "d
P.J. Fiala
Nov 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. Great setting in beautiful Montana and Shea is clearly in love with her town and her land. Thinking her life is just fine living alone with Wolfie as her only companion in her grandfather's little cabin, Shea is getting by. She is a strong woman with a potty mouth, but she is real. When Rhys pops in her life, she is unsettled and not happy about it. She finds she can't deny the attraction and thinks, "What the Hell?" Nothing worth its weight is easy and they both have to work hard to ...more
Jen O'grady
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Having read some of the other reviews of this book, I have to say Kelly Kindle Konfessions has it right when she says it has the best opening line to a book! and from that moment you're hooked and you won't be able to put it down!
Rhys, (its his cock that's in that first line!)is sent to Montana to woo a lady so his boss can buy her land for a development to be built.
Rhys meets Shea (he doesn't know at first that that's his target) and so begins the fantastic story of smooth but hot Rhys and feis
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Sibylla Matilde grew up in the mountain valleys of Southwest Montana exploring the dusty Old West gold country on the back of a horse. She attended a two-room schoolhouse beginning in 1st grade & had the same teacher until she changed schools after 7th. Beginning at about age 12, Sibylla discovered historical romance, feeding off of work of Jude Deveraux & Lisa Kleypas. She loves a book that can m ...more

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