ARC Review: Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

Posted February 23, 2016 by Annie in Reviews / 8 Comments

ARC Review: Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Taking Fire by Cindy Gerard

5 Stars


Taking Fire
Author: Cindy Gerard
Series: One-Eyed Jacks #4
Published by Pocket Books
Released: February 23rd 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher

 

Recommended Read!

“I loved this book. All of it. TAKING FIRE had me feeling all kinds of emotions I never thought I would’ve in a single book and this once again proves why Cindy Gerard is the queen of Romantic Suspense.”
~ Under the Covers

Readers, if you’re excited about this book, you have a good reason to be. I’ve been a fan of Cindy Gerard for some time now but its books like TAKING FIRE that really make me appreciate how talented an author she is.

When you read the blurb of this book, it doesn’t sound like it will be any different from the other Romantic Suspense stories we’ve encountered before. As a member of the Mossad, Talia obviously puts her own life in danger for the organization she adores. But she never expects that in seducing a hardened warrior to bring her closer to her target that she will fall in love with him in a week.

I thought the set up would be a quick hello-and-goodbye deal because well, that’s really what a lot of other authors would do to be honest. But Gerard surprised me when she took her time, building that romance right from the beginning. Let me tell you, the level of tension between these two is off the charts. In just one chapter, Gerard was able to convey some tension, both the sexual and suspenseful kind but back it up with plenty of emotion.

EMOTION. That’s what this book is filled with. Whether we’re talking fear, anxiety, desire or lust, Gerard goes through the entire rainbow of human emotion to make readers FEEL. What’s so special about this book is that it doesn’t just cover the positive emotions that are often associated with strong romances. Gerard also touches on fear, worry, betrayal. You don’t encounter this often in other series let alone in a single novel. But somehow Gerard has managed to pack them all in here in a believable way.

In diving into this book, I worried that I would not like Talia because of what she does to Bobby but I never felt any ill feelings towards her at all. Even whens he was betraying him. There was something very genuine about her character. And I believed that she thought she was doing the right thing at the time. Even though she used him, we later learn of other events that she did to try and make up for it. Despite their rocky beginning, I absolutely love Talia and Bobby together. utc-top-pick

As always, Gerard never fails on delivering in the hot hero department. Oh baby, Taggart is one sexy motherfucker. Even if you aren’t a RS fan, try this series out for its heroes. You’ll definitely want to start collecting them like I have.

I loved this book. All of it. TAKING FIRE had me feeling all kinds of emotions I never thought I would’ve in a single book and this once again proves why Cindy Gerard is the queen of Romantic Suspense.

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About Cindy Gerard

Cindy's writing has netted her spots on bestseller lists, numerous RT nominations and awards, the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, a National Reader's Choice Award and two RITA nominations.

Between writing and working full time you wouldn't think Cindy would have much time for anything else. And while she does find her work and her writing rewarding, there does have to be more. Cindy has more. Much more. She is happily married to the perfect man. Tom's a cowboy, ladies!

Yes, even Iowa has its share of that saddle-straddling, Wrangler-wearing species who love their horses almost as much as they love their women. As a matter of fact, recently a whole herd of Texans gathered at the Gerard "Ranch" to treat their little ones to real horseback rides. Go figure.

Cindy has a passion for pink depression glass — she always has her eye out for the special piece to add to her collection. Cindy's down time often takes the form of the classic "busman's holiday." She loves to read and most of all, she loves to read at their summer place, a cabin in the woods on Lake Kabetogama in northern Minnesota.

Both Tom and Cindy enjoy gardening and have recently expanded their annual beds into a perennial garden. Cindy says she can hardly wait for spring and the promise of all that reawakening and the colorful blooms.

In addition to the horses, the Gerards have two dogs, Ellie and Boomer, who pretty much get anything they want. Tom and Cindy have one son, Kyle, who, after years of keeping them in suspense, found Eileen, the perfect woman.

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I’m a 26 year old obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I’m also a reviewer for FreshFiction.com. Over there, I’m also a columnist. I have a column called Into the Night that discusses the latest and greatest news in the Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy genre. I also work as a virtual assistant for authors.

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