- Publisher: Kate Baum
- Release Date: April 12, 2013
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This book is the second in the Girl Series for author Kate Baum. I had not read the first book, but this second installment was good as a stand-alone.
The story revolves around Eve, who has left her three best friends from high school/college, to take a post-grad internship at an Indian reservation. She quickly becomes friends with her new roommates who will also be teaching at the reservation.
So one day at school she overhears some men saying rude things to her friends and she quickly defends them, earning her the title "Fire Spirit." Eve is beautiful and smart and has the mane of red hair (from her Irish ancestry) that really helps you picture that she is a fire spirit when you hear her often coming to the aid of those who need help standing up for themselves. She has always prided herself on being brave, on conquering her fears, and being the badass of her group of girlfriends. It's a sassy attitude that totally fits her and really helps the reader connect with her.
In the course of the altercation she meets (sort of) Lou Red Wolf, and whoa, the more she sees of him, the more she likes! I've never read a romance with a Native American hero but if I were to make a list of all the things that make up a good hero, he would be all that is Lou Red Wolf - gorgeous, smart, caring, respectful, alpha without being an alpha-hole, patient, sexy, and totally capable of giving a woman everything she could want in the bedroom.
Eve and Lou have this growing sexual tension that you can totally feel as you're reading. Their banter is playful and fun and full of innuendo from Lou. This man wants her and she doesn't want to be a fling but she feels that he would never want her permanently because she is not Native American. Lou doesn't care about that, he only cares about being with the woman who has captured his heart.
One of my favorite lines that totally had me reacting like Eve was when Lou said:
“Are you ready, Eve?” He asked in a voice that had turned husky. He was breathing heavily as he stared at me with such intensity that my body tightened involuntarily."
I love how these two were able to work through their issues, though it took a while for Eve to realize that she was the one who was continually running away. She kept finding reasons to not be with Lou and he kept breaking down those excuses. As much as she wanted to be brave, she understood that she was afraid and that's why she kept running from him.
"I learned just then that a true act of bravery is giving the person you love everything….. including your heart. So I decided to be brave."
Sexy without too much description, this book might seem long but the story was good and kept a good pace. There was a group sex scene that was described and a m/m scene that occurred but in my opinion both scenes were pretty tame. If you don't like to read those scenes, you could easily skip over to get the gist, and keep right on reading without skipping a beat. They are just set-up scenes for some further understanding of situations that were going on around Eve and her new friends.
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