"A room without books is like a body without a soul." - Cicero

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Fire Still Burns by Crystal-Rain Love

The last place Brynn Harlow wanted to step foot in was Black Bear Gorge. She hated the town as much as they hated her, but she had no choice. She needed money and was hired as a P.I. to investigate the string of arson attacks and possible murder of one of their citizens. Zeek Goods murder to be exact. The man who convinced the town she was a whore, which led to her leaving thirteen years ago. The man she detested most in the world. The man who kept her away from her only love, his brother, Adam Good. Now it was up to Brynn and Adam to put their mixed, unresolved feelings aside and catch the arsonist. Brynn just hopes she can do it quick before Adam realizes that all he thought he knew of what transpired thirteen years ago was a lie, and before he saw that Brynn’s son looked an awful lot like him.

WOW! Rain has been bugging me to read her debut novel, The Fire Still Burns for a while now. I’ve had it in my computer for months, but just got around to reading it now. I knew it was going to be good, I read her second novel, Moonlit Dream, and I thought it was awesome (Read the review here). But damn, if I knew it was going to be THIS good, I would have read it the moment I got it! I don’t really know what to say, everything sounds cliché and doesn’t feel like it’ll do her book justice. All I can say is that Crystal-Rain Love has a great talent for storytelling. She creates great stories with conflicts, twists and turns, and honest characters with flaws. She paints a clear picture of the characters and their surroundings, immersing one into her fictional world in a way that makes you feel part of the story. In this case, I felt like part the town of Black Bear Gorge, eavesdropping and gossiping with the best of them, gawking at Brynn and Adams' displays of affection. But unlike the rest of the town, we are privy to their intimate moments too, with eachother and by themselves; we hear their every thought, their hopes, dreams, and fears.

So instead of wasting your time reading this review, you should go buy her e-book! Why are you still reading this!? GO GET THE FIRE STILL BURNS BY CRYSTAL-RAIN LOVE (don’t you love her name???)

Today’s lesson: When Rain tells you to read her book, READ IT, like, YESTERDAY.


Christle Gray said...

I read this right after it was released last year - it was my first e-book!

I LOVED it too! Isn't it the best? I was so jealous of her talent - I was scared to have my book released!

I can't wait until her vamp series comes out!

SaturnMoonie said...

I know!!! I can't wait for...well ANYTHING she writes. HAHA.

That goes for you too, missy! ;)

PoeticBabyCakes said...

very very interesting... definitely sounds like something I would read!

Crystal-Rain Love said...

Thanks for the awesome review, Moonie! Just wait until I'm done with that sexy cowboy I gave you a sample of... (I'm talking about a BOOK, people.Get your minds out the gutter!) LOL!

SaturnMoonie said...

Damn even MY mind was in the gutter and I knew what you were talking about!!! :P

Keep up the good work, Rain! :D