Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Hundred Fires

Title: A Hundred Fires
Author: A.J. Llewellyn and Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXasty Books
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ISBN: 978-1-55487-530-6
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Both Angel and Derik are well known in their individual sport. For these two athletes, attitude is everything, protecting them from letting anyone get to close. Yet when these two meet, the sparks fly and the attitudes go out the window.

A Hundred Fires is the follow up story to Fire and Ice by authors A.J. Llewellyn and Stephani Hecht. To be honest, I was not looking forward to this story because of Angel. In the first book, this character totally rubbed me the wrong way. To me, he came across as very full of himself, thinking he was deserving of everything he wanted regardless of the results. The way he treated Cristiano made me want to smack him. However, in this story, as to be expected, the authors reveal what makes Angel tick and in the process, my opinion of him changed. It was easy to see that this tough boxer was trying to protect himself from once again being hurt. When paired with Derik, who has a history with Alex that is just as heartbreaking as Angel’s own past, it is easy to see that these two need each other. The chemistry between them is strong and they waste no time burning up the sheets.

This fast paced story also has many wonderful secondary characters that help move this story along. Whether it is Willie Sr., Cristiano and Alex or Angel’s mom, each plays a part in the men’s lives that enriches the story and draws Angel and Derik even closer.

A Hundred Fires was a wonderful follow up and one readers of Fire and Ice should not miss.

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