Faith Walters has just moved into her first home. A
social worker and a born caregiver, she had finally had
enough of her overprotective father and brothers. Faith
hears her next door neighbor, North Callaghan, arriving,
so she decides to bring him freshly baked scones, but
it's her neighbor's "friend," Serena, she meets instead.
Faith hadn't realized that having a shared wall with
someone could be so disruptive when he entertains and
they go at it like bunnies. And he also has the nerve to
block the driveway. Faith is a very nice girl, she would
like a happy ever after with a nice guy, and North wants
nothing to do with white picket fences and anything that
goes along with them.
North has been out of prison for 2 years and he has kept
his nose clean. His weaknesses are work, drinking, and
casual hook-ups, but still those aren't enough to drive
away nightmares from 12 years of incarceration. North had
been eyeing his
lovely turned-out neighbor, but when he learns that she
is the daughter of the sheriff who arrested him and the
brother of the current sheriff, North knows there will be
I had been greatly intrigued by North from the beginning
of the Devil's
Rock series, and maybe my
expectations were too high, but I
felt in FURY ON FIRE he was lacking said fire. I
understand him being closed off and aloof, but not his
being needlessly rude to a friendly neighbor, and
ultimately acting so childishly in one occurrence. There
was a plot twist I never saw coming, however I didn't
feel the author used it to its full potential to give the
story more substance, thus give a chance to North to
prove himself. FURY ON FIRE is a surprisingly quick read,
flawlessly written, with some sizzling sex scenes,
although it takes a heck of a long time to get there.
Sophie Jordan writes such amazing secondary character
that I sometimes wonder if it's a curse. In FURY ON FIRE,
my absolute favorite character was a very minor one, the
above-mentioned Serena, who is an exotic dancer, a long-
time friend of North's, and North's booty call at the
beginning of the story. Serena is such a vivacious
character and so different from the types we're used to
seeing in romance, that I hope she gets her own story,
even if only a novella.
After years in prison, North Callaghan is finally free. But
the demons haunting him still make him feel like a caged
beast. He loses himself in work and hard living, coming up
for air only to bed any willing woman to cross his path. So
when his new neighbor snares his interest, he decides to add
another notch to his bedpost. The only problem? Faith
Walters is a white picket fence kind of girl.
Prepare to be devoured.
Faithâ€™s new neighbor is the rudest man alive. Heâ€™d rather
grunt at her than speak and he takes her
â€śwelcome-to-the-neighborhoodâ€ť scones without a thank you.
She knows she should run for the hills from the ex-con. If
only he werenâ€™t so smoldering sexyâ€¦if only the sounds of him
with other women didnâ€™t drift through their shared wall and
fill her with longingâ€¦and if only he didnâ€™t look at her like
they were a collision waiting to happen.