Sunday, June 16, 2013

[Book Review] Kissing Fire by A. M. Hargrove

Kissing Fire  (An Edge Novel #3)Kissing Fire
A. M. Hargrove 
Preston Mitchell, undercover DEA agent, has led a life of danger and obscurity. Knowing his job would never allow a normal relationship, he’s never opened himself up to any woman...that is until the lovely Avery Middleton stumbles into his life. 

To the outsider, Avery has it all...wealth, family, connections and a great job. But on the inside, she’s miserable. Her social life is in the dumpster, the kooky gal next door has some zany plans for her and her selfish mother drives Avery to the point of insanity. Her only salvation is to get out of Charleston and start a new life. So that’s precisely what she does. She moves to Seattle and steps right into the path of hot and sexy, Preston. 

Unfortunately for both of them, Avery ends up being in the wrong place at the wrong time and is now running for her life. But she’s not alone. She has a gorgeous DEA agent protecting her and suddenly finds herself irresistibly captivated by him. There’s only one problem. Preston carries more than his share of mental baggage, courtesy of his job. His covert missions have put him in places and situations he can barely stand to think about. Avery rocks Preston’s world because she is nothing like anyone he’s ever met and something extraordinary begins to happen between them. But can their love survive in this world, where danger, intrigue and deception lurk on every corner?

I received a copy review from the author in exchange for an honest opinion. This review may include spoilers and is based on my personal thoughts

Little overview before I start getting into my thoughts about this read. Avery is a rich girl that was always close to everyone in her family except her mother. She never knew the need for money but she always wanted to make it out on her own. When she receives a new job in Seattle, she leaves without second guessing and very excited to start her new job. Once she’s in Seattle, she decides to visit her brother that she haven’t spoken with in a while. But when she gets there, she meets her brother’s wife’s brother who is staying with them for few nights. Without trying to reveal his identity, he calls himself “Just Miles”. She’s immediately attracted to him and wants nothing more than jump his bones. The next day when she has to face the danger, she needs to leave everyone behind to hide in Preston’s cabin to avoid being seen by the drug cartel that’s chasing him down.

Soooo… That damn cover. I can drool over that cover for hours. And the first quarter of the book really made me happy becausepretty cover = amazing-new-favorite-book, right? SO WRONG!!! After that quarter passed and the gorgeous DEA agent Preston met Avery, it all went to hell. Here’s a little overview of my status update that I pulled from Goodreads so you can see the progression of my thoughts:

1% "O.M.G.! The cover is to DIE for!!!! So excited for this book."

10% "Hahahahahahaha omg!!!!! This is the funniest thing that could EVER happen! Poor FBI agent must have been so embarrassed! Lol"

15% " My oh my... Sounds like "Just Miles" might have those dimples on his ass that I want to bite into! -drool-"

23% "I moved my mouth back down Just Miles' abs and his towel had parted. Good heavens, I now felt like Moses did at Red Sea. I started purring to the tune of "Hallelujah"!!"

43% ""Honey, I don't give a damn about your mother's approval" - Ummmmm I'm confused. Wasn't he supposed to be a badass DEA agent? Because right now he sounds more like my gay best friend."

85% "If somebody is not gonna be chased or shot, I'm so giving up on this book. I want action not the sleazy, puppy love :/"

99% "Mehhh... What a waste of time. Review coming up -.-"

That pretty much sums it up. I mean seriously, the badass DEA agent is supposed to be the hot guy here and after sobbing about how “unworthy” he is, it just makes him look like a pussy. And Avery! I’m sorry but she just turned out to be dumb (+ very very very self-conscious without a decent reason) in my eyes.

When Preston tells her that they haven’t been in danger for few weeks and he just wanted to be with her, she flips out and moves away for months. She literally drops everything and says that her heart is broken and she does not know how to live with herself. I mean seriously! Just a bad expression of a conflict in a book that could’ve been made so much better.

Would I purchase this? Hell yes, that cover still makes me drool!

Would I ask for a refund? You f*cking know it!

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