Review: Drowning in Fire by Hanna Martine

Posted June 4, 2014 by Angela in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Review: Drowning in Fire by Hanna Martine
Drowning in Fire
by Hanna Martine

3.5 Stars


Released: April 1, 2014
Series: The Elementals #3
Published by Berkley Sensation
Pages: 352
Format: eARC


I was easily sucked in to Ms. Martine’s out-of-this-world beings. ” ~ Under the Covers

Drowning in Fire has the best story-line out of the three books. There is more suspense and certainly more adventure added to the plot.  Having the setting in the Hawaii Islands fascinated me and the background story of the Elementals and Keko’s ancestry were very interesting.  I was easily sucked in to Ms. Martine’s out-of-this-world beings. Overall, an enjoyable read.

This book was really hard to rate. While I enjoyed the premise, my opinion of the heroine went from adoration to annoyance then to respect. Kiko is first and foremost a warrior and this is ingrained down her core. And I applaud her for all her strength, accomplishments and ambitions.  However, when it comes to love or plain and simple trust, she is totally clueless.  I nearly classified her in the TSTL category. She does have a background that leads to her distrust of people and that’s understandable, but sometimes she was over the top. In the end, her goal to save her people saved my opinion of her.  I was impressed by her unselfishness and determination to save everyone she loved; a true hero in my book.

Behind every great woman is a great man.  Keko is lucky to have Griffin who has the patience of a rock.  He stuck by her side and supported her despite her lack of trust.  When together, Griffin and Keko were very hot and that’s not just because of the fire Keko yielded. They did have chemistry even when fighting each other.  After Griffin’s heart break in Liquid Lies, I’m happy that he gets his happy-ever-after.  It’s overdue and well deserved.

*ARC provided by publisher

Liquid LiesBook 1 A Taste of IceBook 2 Drowning in FireBook 3

Liquid Lies: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
A Taste of Ice: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads | Our Review
Drowning in Fire: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GoodReads


About Hanna Martine

I have loved stories--particularly the romantic kind--since I was very young. I spent a decade working in an office, but I've since dedicated myself to writing. I've traveled to many wonderful places around the world, including the haunted Scottish castle in which I got married. Though I live outside Chicago with my family, my heart will always belong to Australia.

The books listed here on my Goodreads page are ones that have influenced my writing, that have spoken to me in some deep and wonderful way, and that I enthusiastically recommend.


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I am young at heart and a die hard romantic living in California.I am happily married to a man who understands my love for reading, blogging and my book boyfriends. I have two beautiful girls who are also avid readers but forbidden to any of my books.I like running, CrossFit and eat healthy but not necessarily good at it.My motto is “I have the right to choose my calories” and often, my choice of poison is a bag of Flammin’ Hot Cheetos.

I coblog and review here at Under the Covers and occasionally review for Hot Listens.I love to read PNR, UF, Contemporary, New Adult, and Romantic Suspense. Occasionally, I will venture to Erotica, BDSM reads and rarely Historical Romance. There are some sub-genres that I don’t always enjoy, but I’m open to stepping out of my comfort zone.For the most part, as long as there’s a hint of romance, I’m pretty much in.
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Glad keko’s character gets better….that can totally ruin a story…thanks angela


Thanks for the review Angela