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Heart of Fire

(Alice Worth #2)

4.45  ·  Rating details ·  549 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Join Alice. Private Investigator of the Supernatural.

It has been a rough month for mage private investigator Alice Worth.

Alice hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep in weeks, her relationship with werewolf Sean Maclin is on the rocks, a federal agent hounds her every step, and a powerful vampire whose ulterior motives have ulterior motives watches her every move. It’s en

Kindle Edition, 362 pages
Published May 29th 2018 by City Owl Press
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Stacey is Sassy
Go Team MAGS!!!

***4.5 Stars***

I tell myself constantly not to do this to myself, but somehow, when a book’s calling to me…I MUST ANSWER THE CALL. So, I ended up reading one paranormal romance, while listening to another paranormal romance. Both of them were excellent but there’s the slight problem of when I get my magic mixed up. What’s a good move in one book is a VERY BAD, THE WORLD WILL END, move in the other. I was screaming DON’T DO THAT!! (in my head, my boys would send me to the loony bin
May 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

What a grand sequel to an amazing debut.

Non-stop action, mystery, magic and bad-assery, the latter of which mainly stemmed from the heroine, Alice. She's my hero. Despite her over-the-top stubbornness and her unwillingness to let anybody in, she's such a fantastic character and role model. I love her loyalty and integrity, as well as her more vulnerable side. And of course, she damn well knows how to kick some butt.
Add in a bunch of perfectly fleshed-out characters, an intricate plot, heaps of d
What a great following to the first Alice Worth book! I loved this one just as much as Heart of Malice.

Alice is called in to help find “working girls” that have disappeared. Along the way she runs into a whole host of complications. Some that were completely heart breaking. Alice continues to resist the help or assistance of anyone other than Malcolm. When Sean suddenly reappears in her life she is determined to keep him at a distance but the chemistry between these two can’t be denied.

This has
Alice Worth the local lady of mystery, who under severe personal pressure has to balance the desire for revenge and the need to keep her secrets.

Of course secrets can only be squeezed so much when you have people you love and need to protect, because like blood secrets must out.

Yeah I know not the most original story line but it was well written and engaging enough that made me want to read the next book.
Great Book Lisa!
Jun 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
A classic UF. Not that many around anymore, and it's a pity. Glad I stumbled into this series.
This series is getting a bit frustrating with this second book because like ...on the one hand I really like Alice, the magic system is interesting, the world building is comprehensive, and the plot is fairly fast paced and engaging ...but on the other hand I just cannot take all this relationship drama. I mean look Alice is great but does EVERY person she meets have to try to get with her. You've got two vampires who are trying to get into her pants [I guess it's nice that one of them is a woma ...more
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

So glad I stumbled into this series. This is classic UF at its best - awesome!

With a truly kick ass heroine, what's not to love?
Looking forward to the next book!
Jun 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
I stayed up until 2 a.m. to finish this. That about says it all.
May 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Alice Worth series quickly turned into a must-read series for me.

Alice is growing away from the loner she was when we first met her. She is still guarded and wary of accepting help, but she is slowly opening herself up to others. We continue to learn more about her past and unfortunately her past is slowly creeping closer to her new life. As soon as you think you have a handle on what she can do, another level of power is revealed. She truly is a bad-ass and it's amazing to witness what she
Laura (Kyahgirl)
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Great follow up to book 1. Looking forward to more from this author.
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The story picks up a couple of weeks after the ending of book 1. I would advise to read that one first, as not much time is spent on explaining or rehashing what happened in that book and it will leave you wondering who is who and what's what.

Alice is going through a very rough patch. She and Sean have broken up after a ridiculous fight and she refuses to acknowledge what happened in book 1 has affected her and brought back memories of the past. When her former employer Mark calls to ask her hel
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
(No spoilers.) Alice Worth is definitely a flawed character, which is understandable based on her past experiences. I love authors who allow these types of characters to progress in positive ways as a normal outgrowth of the story. The plot of this book is just as compelling as the previous book and the characters are true to their natures. That's not always the case in this genre - which I consider urban fantasy - as sometimes authors let "magic" or otherworldly influences push characters in di ...more
Jellisa Thomas
Apr 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
LOVE THE BOOK I got a free copy ebook for early review from BookSprout. I can't wait for the next book. If you another reads wanted to read the book start with Blood Money then Heart of Malice and Just for one night. Before reading Heart of Fire.
Edeena Cross
May 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Whilst you don't need to read Blood Money before reading Heart of Fire, it really helps give the backstory to Alice's relationship with her mentor. It also gives us more motivation in Malcolm's behaviour, and it's always worth knowing what a vampire is up to.

In Heart of Fire, Alice deals with relationships - as well as the main plot of the story, which is to find out what has happened to all these kidnapped women. She is slowly learning that she is building a family of choice, and that she can h
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alice is back and just as bada$$ as ever. This time she’s drawn into a missing persons case with her former mentor. Full of sass, snark, and action that’ll have you quickly turning the pages. If you enjoyed Kim Harrison’s Hollows series, then you’ll LOVE Lisa Edmonds and Alice Worth.

* I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Helen Wawrejko
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alice is drowning in guilt that she couldn't save all the people at the construction site. Barely making it through the days, her old boss Mark asks for her help finding missing prostitutes. Vampires are being blamed. The vampire council hired him to find the truth. Immersing herself in the cause, she finds new purpose to heal. But the case will lead to a powerful adversary, and devastating consequences. Great 2nd book in the series. Read Heart of Malice first. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC from ...more
Kerry Henderson
May 31, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review from Librarything.
Alice is on the hunt for missing women. It appears that vampires are behind it but Alice thinks differently. Can she figure it all out and keep herself alive.

This is book 2 in the series and I haven't read book 1 but was able to follow most of the background. It's fairly spread out so does take a little bit to figure out. This has a main plot and then a subplot linked to the first story which I didn't understand until
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this installment and am looking forward to the next one. There isn't really anything new here as far as urban fantasy goes - she is a P.I who is hiding her magic and who she is. But I like Alice for the most part and the world Lisa Edmonds has created.
A few things - I was worried where the romantic story line was going and getting a bit frustrated with it, some of that has been cleared up in this book thankfully. We also have a lot of unanswered plot points but we did find out more abo
Free on Kindle Unlimited, this is a really excellent urban fantasy series. The heroine is a mage PI, and both the mysteries and magic are very well written and entertaining. Even the romance is smoking hot. I have no reservations about recommending this series.

In this one, undesirable people have been disappearing for over a year, and when it hits the media, of course the vampires are blamed, so Alice ends up working the case to find the missing people.
Jun 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Definitely a lot better than the first book. I'm invested in the series now. Looking forward to the next one.
Neda Benitez
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I need more time in a day.... I find myself hurrying back to the pages. I really love this story line and enjoy the details of each character.
Boundless Book Reviews
I was asked to read and review Hearts of Fire and give it an honest review.  Anyone who knows me and follows my reviews knows I won't start a series in the middle.  So, of course, I started with Book one, Heart of Malice.  I would strongly suggest starting at the beginning for anyone who wants to dive into this fantastic series, one which I highly recommend to anyone who loves Urban Fantasy.  Then once you finish with book one before you move on to book 2, you MUST, and I do mean MUST read both ...more
Sarah Leenart
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
When I read Heart of malice a few months ago I knew that I was reading something very special. That book that is beautifully crafted with wonderful attention to detail, a truly wonderful magic system, one that feels familiar but unique all at the same time and characters that want to steal your heart. Imagine my joy when I find on reading book 2 all the little clues and nuggets that are planted and coming to fruition and more hints that are being peppered around for us to work out what might be ...more
Mary B. Grove
Sep 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
some of the best urban fantasy out there

And one of the best leading characters. Alice is strong, very powerful mage who’s been shattered by her experiences growing up and now isn’t quite sure how to be human. She’s trying, though, and is learning to accept help from new friends. This book has her caught between her old life and her new one, and wondering if she can allow herself to need or trust other people. Meantime she’s got a difficult and very dangerous investigation to handle and it will t
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: mages, vampires, shifters
Rating: 6/10
Good Solid Read

Warning: This review may contain spoilers.

On face value Heart of Fire is a better novel than it's predecessor - diving head first into the action and starting to peel back the layers of Alice and just want she really is capable of. Unfortunately this book is simultaneously been held back and strangled by all the relationship drama. Alright we want to have the tension and drama between Alice, Sean and Charles, but then two more players are introduced.

Niara and Lake ser
Brilliantly Gripping Urban Fantasy

I do believe I liked this book even more than I liked the first in the series, and I liked that one a lot.

Alice Worth is a Mage Private Investigator who bought herself a new identity after faking her own death 5 years before. She escaped her Grandfather’s cabal (a magical mob) after being tortured and forced to kill from the time she was 6 years old, after her grandfather killed her parents. She was taught to be secretive, ruthless and deadly.

In her new identit
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
If you love books by Laurell K Hamilton, E J Stevens, or similar - you'll love this!

Absolutely terrific. A case of disappearing "working" girls is disregarded by the police and the press push the theory that the girls have become food for vamps. She and her old mentor think differently and try to find evidence of who is behind it. Alice has her eye on West but proving it could be difficult. Plus there are two new drugs on the streets that are causing havoc. Not only do they enhance a users natur
Trey richardson
Jun 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Love Alice, hate sean

I have a love/hate relationship with this book. Also I want it to be known that the book really deserves 4 stars, but it personally failed me in to big a way. I love Alice I think she is a great cheater. I loved the plot I think it was awesome how the author brought it all together. I think it would be cool to delve more into Alices magic. The reason for the two stars is because the rediculous romance. I don't like the insta love with Sean, or lake, or Charles. The author fa
Jun 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Solid 5 stars.
You know what? I read this book with a lot of stress....just because how Lisa Edmonds played with my heart on the romance part!
Alice Worth is clearly an interesting character. While these Alice Worth series have all thing paranormal going on with Alice as a supernatural detective, her shifter lover, Ghost side-kick, evil demons and so on it is actually all about Alice herself. Alice has secrets and haunting past and she guards them with layers and layers of half-truth and lies I wi
cathy m freeze
Jun 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Very nice

Alice is a strong, mature character--a nice combination. The pacing was fairly slam-bang, here--I kept coming back to the story when I had plenty of other things I should have been doing. I think this is a very strong 3 and a half stars--I'll buy the next in the series as soon as I'm able. Was very happy that Alice chose one of the many men who hankered after her, and for all the best reasons--but the story spent too much time, imho, on Everybody Wants Alice stuff. She started feeling,
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Lisa Edmonds was born and raised in Kansas. A graduate of Buhler High School, she studied English and forensic criminology at Wichita State University. After acquiring her Bachelor’s degree, she considered a career in law enforcement as a behavioral analyst before earning a Master's from Wichita State and then a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University.

She is currently an associate professor

Other books in the series

Alice Worth (3 books)
  • Heart of Malice (Alice Worth, #1)
  • Heart of Ice (Alice Worth #3)