Review: Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister

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Review: Fire Me Up by Katie MacAlister
Fire Me Up

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: May 3rd 2005
Series: Aisling Grey: Guardian #2
Pages: 352

After discovering in the first book that she is the supernatual world’s doorman to the portals of hell aka a Guardian, Aisling decides to do the only thing you can in such situations. Goes to a convention. Full of mages, diviners, oracles and more Guardians Aisling hopes to find a mentor to help her with her new powers. However, she didn’t expect to see Drake the wyvern of the green dragons and also her mate there, and she certainly didn’t think she could yet again be a suspect in a murder inverstigation.

How much shit can one woman get into? Apparently a lot! Aisling pings from catastrophe to disaster like a human pinball; ding! Murder suspect! Ding! Incubus magnet! Ding! Dragon problems! I love it. Not only does it make for a fast paced story that leaves you a little breathless at the end, but it dishes out some really hilarious situations, all of which are commented on sarcastically by my favourite ever demon dog Jim!

Jim and Aisling, they are my favourite couple, I know they aren’t a couple in the romantic sense but they are still my favourite couple. The barbs, the insults, the whining (from both of them!) that is the main reason I am reading these books. But on to the romantic couple Drake and Aisling, they really do burn up the pages and although this isn’t a steamy book the love scenes get the pulse racing, although they are a little lost in the general cacophony that is Aisling’s life. One of the aspects of this book which does stop it getting 5 stars instead of 4 is that Drake just doesn’t grab me like other heroes do. He is okay, but personally he doesn’t really enhance the books for me, I would like them just as much without him in it.

This was another great book in the series, like the previous book it isn’t a WOW book, I wouldn’t build a shrine to it glouriousness (not that I EVER do that *hides shrines*) but I am definitely enjoying it a lot, I love a book that can make me laugh.

My Favourite Jimism:

“You’re not going to go all Buffy/Angel on me, are you? Mooning around bemoaning the forbidden love that cannot be? Because if you are, I’m finding myself a new demon lord. Love I can take, but mooning is not in my contract.”

Terms of Endearment….Aisling Style!

“Oh! I know that word- it means ‘darling’!” I glanced up at him. He was smiling. “What sort of darling? I know that smirk, Drake. It means there’s something you’re not telling me. Does draga mean hot, sexy studmuffin darling? Manly fleshed, well-endowed darling? Darling man who makes me slobber great big puddle of drool whenever I see him?
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About Katie MacAlister

For as long as she can remember, Katie MacAlister has loved reading. Growing up in a family where a weekly visit to the library was a given, Katie spent much of her time with her nose buried in a book. Despite her love for novels, she didn’t think of writing them until she was contracted to write a non-fiction book about software. Since her editor refused to allow her to include either witty dialogue or love scenes in the software book, Katie swiftly resolved to switch to fiction, where she could indulge in world building, tormenting characters, and falling madly in love with all her heroes.

Two years after she started writing novels, Katie sold her first romance, Noble Intentions. More than thirty books later, her novels have been translated into numerous languages, been recorded as audiobooks, received several awards, and are regulars on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. She also writes for the young adult audience as Katie Maxwell.

Katie lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and dogs, and can often be found lurking around online.

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