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Heart of Fire

(Blood of Zeus #2)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  535 ratings  ·  190 reviews
He’s forged from heaven. She’s promised to hell.

Professor Maximus Kane can no longer deny his passion for his stunning yet mysterious student, Kara Valari. But surrendering to their desires carries more consequences than just violating the Alameda University conduct codes. Kara has defied her destiny. Higher directives have been violated. Now there’s hell to pay.

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Paperback, 280 pages
Published December 22nd 2020 by Waterhouse Press LLC
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Angel Payne
Aug 24, 2020 is currently reading it  ·  (Review from the author)
UPDATE, 10/3/2020: HEART OF FIRE is off to our formatting team, and we cannot wait to see what magic they do with it. If you have a copy of BLOOD OF ZEUS in ANY format, you know that the artistic team really put some thought and care into every gorgeous page for this series. It's been such a special experience to create Maximus and Kara's love story, and we know you're going to DIE (in the good ways!) over Book 2!

WRITING UPDATE: You guyyyzzzz....we are done with the first draft now, and feeling
Nadine Bookaholic

This was a phenomenal read, Kara and Maximus' story is one of light and dark, good and evil, and the struggle for love to conquer all.

Here's the ultimate question Can Love conquer all? This is an epic love story but it makes you wonder if good can overcome evil and if it can what is the ultimate price that will be paid for it. Kara and Maximus are hoping that their love will prevail and that no one will be hurt in the process, but only time will tell if that is what will happen bec
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OH MY Meredith and Angel this book is EVERYTHING! I was so excited to receive an ARC of Heart on Fire and it did not disappoint in any way, (other than I have to wait for Fate of Storms). : (. This was the perfect book for me to finish my reading with for 2020!

We meet Kara and Maximus right where we left them in Blood of Zeus. Heart of Fire was the perfect name for this book. The Fire between Kara and Max is on point and can not be denied!

This book is beauty and fire, fashion and art, sincerit
Dec 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow just plain WOW, check out my full review on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE
Brittani Jolley
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Gosh! This story took my heart on a rollercoaster of emotions. I had a hard time putting this down to sleep each night. The love between Kara and Maximus jumps off the pages and into your soul! The way the authors meld their writing is fascinating, but the story they weave is out of this world. The mixing of modern society with Greek mythology is probably my new favorite troupe. If you like new age romance or Greek mythology at all, this series is perfect for you. Cannot wait for the thi ...more
Caroline F
This was a fabulous continuation of Maximus and Kara's story, as we delve deeper in Maximus' hidden history and how their love affair has really messed up the order of things.

"She looks like an angel. But she's my perfect little demon. And I'm beginning to truly believe that she's all mine."

These two lovers have fallen irrevocably in love with one another. No power in any realm can break it. The connection between them grows deeper by the day, as we see how beautifully and stunningly their souls
Tiffany {Beyond the Stars: Book Blog}
A demon and a demi-god walk into a bar… just kidding, I don’t have a good joke to go here. Not as witty as I was trying to be 🤣
Heart of Fire picks up immediately after where Blood of Zeus left off. The tempo increases as we delve into fortifying Kara and Max’s relationship, as well as their overall safety. The main question, as new dangers arise, is will it be enough? Or will the spotlight lead to more issues no one foresaw.
We delve deeper into mythology, what myths have truths behind them, and
Kari Hansen
Dec 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When Maximus’s and Kara’s worlds collided together as teacher and student neither was prepared for the fallout that it would bring. They know that they should stay away from each other on so many levels but some things are impossible to deny.

Now that they have crossed lines there is no going back and they will face whatever obstacles the future brings them as a couple. They have those who support them but there is also a faction that will do anything to tear them apart and that is where their b
Sharon  Wingo
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Amazing story by Angel Payne and Meredith Wild. This is book 2, and it picks up where Blood of Zeus, book 1 ended. Kara and Maximus are completely taken by each other in a whirlwind romance that is all consuming and forbidden. We learn more about their back stories and family histories. Many turns in this story takes you to the cliffhanger that could only have been written by these two amazing authors! Hoping May gets here quickly because I need book #3. I recommend this series to everyone! I re ...more
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
And the plot thickens. I really love where the story is headed. It was good to have Z and his brothers more involved in the storyline. I can't wait to see what will Maximus do now because that ending was quite epic. ...more
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
[I received a digital arc for an honest review]

"Because nothing can ever compare to you. This. Us."

Heart of Fire
is the second book in the Blood of Zeus series by Meredith Wild and Angel Payne. This is a continuous series, and you need to read book one before this one. Therefore, my review will be short and spoiler free.

In the second installment of Blood of Zeus, Maximus and Kara are trying to come to terms with the revelations that ended book one. The Valari's decide that thrusting them into t
Lauren Luman
Aug 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Loveloveloved the second installment of Maximus and Kara's story. More emotion. More family history, on both sides.

Payne and Wild brought us deeper into the throes of Greek Mythology, introducing us to more of Maximus's family. With that comes the uncovering of secrets. Secrets that have the potential to tear our forbidden lovers apart for eternity.

I enjoyed seeing more of the family dynamic for both characters. They get help formulating a plan to ensure their relationship remains po
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Heart of Fire by Meredith WIld & Angel Payne is book two in the Blood of Zeus Series. This continues the story of Kara Valari and Maximus Kane, so you really should read the previous book 'Blood of Zeus' before starting this one. This book took us right to where we left off. This connection and story starts to strengthen and we start to learn more of Maximums life. This start to lead us into Greek Mythology as we start to learn more. This book didn't slow down on the page turning for me and left ...more
Ashley Carr, LSoR
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story picks up right where Kara and Maximus left off. They are complete opposites but they compliment each other so well and their passion for each other is off the charts. Such a phenomenal blend of mythology and a modern day love story. I can’t wait for the next installment!!
Beyond The Covers Blog
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: carrie
Wow can this series get any better? Hot and steamy!

Cara and Maximus heat the pages up and make it near impossible to put the book down! 

Be weary though because just like that it ends in a major cliffhanger! I can't wait to read the next one!
Sandy S
Dec 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.25 stars--HEART OF FIRE is the second instalment in the contemporary, adult BLOOD OF ZEUS paranormal, mythological, romantic suspense series co-authored by Meredith Wild and Angel Payne focusing on university student Kara Valari and professor Maximus Kane. HEART OF FIRE should not be read as a stand alone as it picks up after the event of book one BLOOD OF ZEUS.

Told from dual first person perspectives (Kara and Maximus) HEART OF FIRE follows in the aftermath of Maximus Kane’s discovery of his
Julie Race
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
To say I was excited for this next book in the Blood of Zeus series, is pretty much an understatement and it didn’t disappoint! I was torn between devouring it as quickly as possible or savouring it, but the Magic that Meredith Wild and Angel Payne weave in this story has you unable to put it down until it’s finished.

The story starts where Blood of Zeus finishes, and then goes from strength to strength. Maximus and Kara, now have to deal with the aftermath of their powerful connection and the da
Lita Thomas
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Heart of Fire (Blood of Zeus # 2) by Meredith Wild, Angel Payne picks up with Maximus knowing Zeus is his father. Maximus has true feelings for Kara and their relationship is making severe waves. Kara has broken her family obligations which has stirred up a bee's hive. While Zeus tries to forge a relationship with his son he also has to smooth things over with his brothers, especially Hades since Kara is part of his world. Kara's mother does what she does best to keep her daughter safe. I truly ...more
Amy [Book Addict Reviews]
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have been dying for this book since the moment I finished Blood of Zeus. Meredith Wild and Angel Payne completely knocked it out of the park with the second book in this series. The moment it starts you are transported right back to where things left off for Maximus and Kara and from there it is an never ending ride that will have you on the edge of your seat the entire time.

More secrets are revealed. We get more family. More mythology. A connection between Maximus and Kara that is only growi
Jennifer Pierson
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The dynamic duo are at it again with the second book in the Blood of Zeus series, and man, I already NEED SO MUCH MORE! Since this is the second book, that means YOU MUST READ Blood of Zeus (Book 1) FIRST! As Heart of Fire comes out of the gate where Book 1 pushed us off at, I'm really not down with giving much away because it could be spoilers for that first book. Maximus & Kara have all kinds of things going with all kinds of outside forces trying to strong arm them so the secondaries are defi ...more
Enticed by Romance
Recently I’ve been hooked on PNR romances, ones that are heavy on the paranormal but I’m in absolute love with this series. Meredith Wild and Angel Payne have created a beautiful world that blends romance and paranormal in prefect harmony.

Heart of Fire picks up where book one ends and the chemistry between Maximus and Kara intensifies as their relationship! Just like in Blood of Zeus (book one) we are in for a journey and one hell of a cliffhanger!

This book is filled with secrets that will eith
Carol Ann Doveatt
Jan 03, 2021 marked it as to-read
I was absolutely ready for book 2 in the Blood of Zeus trilogy and it was everything I expected and so much more. Meredith Wild and Angel Payne are magical together bringing us into the continuing story of Gods and demons, plus the human world. Maximus and Kara sustain and go beyond their beautiful and stormy lovemaking. What a emotional ride we are treated too, with an incredible cast of characters. There are twists and turns, magic, fantastic sexy incredible love, and two souls who were never ...more
April Symes
Dec 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
Heart of Fire is book 2 in the Blood of Zeus series by Meredith Wild and Angel Payne. The thrilling and steamy story of Kara Valari and Maximus Kane continues. Book 2 picks up right where book 1 left off. The connection strengths between Maximus and Kara while the chemistry and heat just builds and sizzles. Also we get more on Maximus' life and where the Greek Mythology comes in and plays it's part. We start to see who's who and get family histories. We get the drama, secrets, heat, feels, dange ...more
Dec 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely blessed to be chosen to receive an ARC of Heart of Fire. Angel Payne and Meredith Wild are geniuses! What a thrilling continuation of this series! Heart of Fire picks up after Kara and Maximus let their guards down after falling hard for each other. Maximus and Kara's love complicates so many things within the story. Their school life, family relationships, and their safety. The complexity of the characters and the mythology wound throughout the story is incredible. It is so well ...more
Cindy Fong
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow, my heart is pounding while simultaneously breaking. All of the feels are amped and more intense in book two. There is so many moving pieces to the puzzle of Kara and Maximus's HEA. Truths are revealed, secrets exposed and deceit abounds. This action packed story will keep you guessing, have you cheering for Kara and Max and then simultaneously ripping your heart out. That ending, just wow! The love that Kara and Max have for each other is endearing.

"You're the fire on my ocean. The sunset t
The Bee's Knees  Book Blog
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-reads

If you read book 1 in this series....YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOK!!!!!
There is so many wonderful characters (aside from the main characters) that I can't even pick a favorite. There was so many questions that were answered in this book and so many unexpected events that definitely left me wanting more. I NEED MORE!!!!!
Dec 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
To be honest I was going to give this book a 3.5 stars but the ending boosted it up to a 4. I love the connection between Maximus and Kara. I just felt like the book was dragging along. At times it was too detailed and it made the book seem slow. There were good parts in the book but the end was the best. It kind of is a cliffhanger but not a horrible one that would have you ready to throw your device at a wall. I am not intrigued by Kara’s brother, Jaden. I kind of hope he gets a book to be hon ...more
Lynne Seaver
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I liked this book more then the first. This books takes off right where book one ended. This book gives you more back story to the meet the main characters parents and find out a lot of information. This book will leave you wanting more and more and more. This series collaboration was a grand slam for this writing duo.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story is so fascinating. But all the Demigod/demon/otherworldly stuff is secondary to the love and passion between Max and Kara. These two set off serious sparks! But yeah, unfolding his past and trying to solve their present issue is like super interesting. And that ending! It will leave you dying in wait for the next book. I read through this so fast.
Dec 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heaven and hell.

When demi God's fall for demons the whole world quakes! Max and Kara are shaking up both the ethereal and the underworld. They are fighting for the right to love. But this time there may be dire consequences that maybe beyond their strength to overcome.

I am so engrossed in this story I don't know if I can stand the wait for the next book!
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Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild found

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