Chasing Fire

Chasing Fire

Book - 2011
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The number-one New York Times -bestselling author delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline-men and women who wouldn't know how to live life if it wasn't on the edge.

There's little as thrilling as firefighting-at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowan's blood: her father is a legend. She's been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home-even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering.

Fortunately, this year's rookie crop is one of the strongest ever-and Gulliver Curry's one of the best. He's also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids' arcade.

Everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year's tragedy. Rowan knows she can't complicate things with Gull-any distractions in the air or on the ground could mean the end-but if she doesn't find someone she can lean on, she may not make it through the summer. . . .
Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780399157448
Branch Call Number: FIC Rober
Characteristics: 472 pages


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Nov 20, 2015

Good characters, suspense, love. Nora knows a lot about firefighting. That is one thing I like about Nora--she must research certain subject matters for her books.

Apr 09, 2013

Interesting story but not as good as some of her other books.

Nov 23, 2012

Whodunnit and romance with some well described interesting action. Fun to read, enjoyed the characters and the excitement of fire jumping which I've never even heard of before.

May 16, 2012

If your taste is books featuring super-strong, independent heroines with exciting & interesting jobs, you’ll like this one. “Rowan” the main character in this book is a wildfire fighter in Montana, and she can hold her own with any man. I used to live next door to a crew of guys that worked as ‘fire jumpers’ in the interior of BC. Nora Roberts is pretty bang-on with her description of the life-style. Read it, it’s good fun.

Jan 03, 2012

It was a fairly good book but the main character was not that appealing to me.

Jan 02, 2012

Smoke jumpers with an arsonist causing dangerous fires.

Oct 04, 2011

Great book. Fast paced with many interesting details on firefighting. Nice plot and twists in the story line. Deep and believable characters (although that might depend on the point of view as I see scanning previous comments) and their development and romance (of course). Fun read.

Sep 27, 2011

I didn't like the main character as much this time. She was a little too edgy for me. however, Nora Roberts can always take my mind off my troubles!

EVENEG Sep 08, 2011

Nora is a one of my favourite writer and i usually enjoy her books
I am not going to give the details on this just my comments.
Chasing F was way too much information on fire 101, it read like a manual
There was no femineity to to the heroine so the chemistry of the H and h was just not believeable.
There was no nail biting "who did it", it was obvious from the get go.This is not so in her previous books,as a matter of fact her father and his girlfriend provided some relief to the boredom
Personally i skipped a lot of the pages which was again and again about what the Chasers have to do.

Thank God for LIBRARIES as i did not buy this book
I gave it a three because it is Nora and a lot of research was done and it makes a good Fire101 reading

Aug 22, 2011

While good, this is just like almost every other recent stand-alone novel I've read by her that she's published in the last decade. I will concede to say that this is well-researched, but I think the mystery-solving aspect of the two main characters was a little beyond what is strictly realistic. I enjoyed the action with the firefighting more than I did the story between the lovers, which wasn't as well-developed as I'd have liked, and much more than the unnecessary addition of all the murder and mystery.

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