Book Review-Fires Of Paradise

Book Review-Fires Of ParadiseFires of Paradise by Brenda Joyce
Series: Bragg Saga #5
Published by Avon on January 29th 2008
Genres: Historical Romance, American West, Native American
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0380765357
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The Scorching Saga of the Braggs Continues . . .Heiress to the magnificent Bragg empire, lovely, headstrong socialite Lucy Bragg lives a life that flies in the face of convention. Dark and rugged half-breed Shozkay Savage lives an outlaw's life on the edge. These two people inhabit different worlds--hers, opulent and privileged; his, dangerous and wild. But on the vast and sweeping plains of Texas, their worlds collide . . .Abducted and held for ransom, Lucy despises Shoz for his arrogance . . . yet is drawn to the strapping fugitive by a bold, unquenchable desire. Sworn to escape him but betrayed by her own reckless passion, she will follow Shoz from the unforgiving wastland of Death Valley to the tropical heat of revolution-swept Cuba--braving scandal and heartbreak, risking life itself for an untamed and blistering love as perilous as it is forbidden.

It is 1897Lucy Bragg, heiress to the Brag Empire, has always managed to get herself in trouble despite her best intentions ever since she was old enough to walk. Now an adult, she never thinks before she acts, where she decides to take an adventure with her best friend, to Paradise, Texas. So on their way, she rents a autmobile. , deciding to drive herself to Paradise, however they have car trouble and are  somewhat rescued by a half breed indian, tall dark and handsome but his disposition is much to be desired, despite the chemistry between Lucy and Shoz, and after sharing a passionate encounter Lucy knows she will never be the same. However Shoz considers her to be spoiled rotten brat of a woman despite that she is as sexy as hell no matter how dirty or clean she is, and knows he could be in deep trouble if he starts thinking tenderly toward her. But when his past comes back to haunt him and he is forced to take desperate measure to kidnap Lucy, a fiery love will emerge and Shoz knows he can never let her go and must keep her with him at all costs…

The Hero (Shozkay Savage)
Shoz, a half breed has had no choice but to be on the run, when he was betrayed by a woman who used him only for his body, and had him thrown in jail, but then he managed to escape and he craves freedom and will do anything he must to keep it that way.  Shoz has always enjoyed a beautiful woman to satisfy his sexual needs, but Lucy is the first that he has ever wanted more than just physical pleasure, she starts to break down the brick wall around his heart and finds himself softening into a man in love and will do all that he can to keep her in his life….

The Heroine (Lucy Bragg)
Lucy, is beautiful but very headstrong and has always been in trouble, even since she was a infant. It seems that trouble always tends to find her, but Shoz is the biggest pain of trouble she has ever had to deal with. Despite his rough exterior, he awakens a part of her that she didn’t know exist and she knows that she has a lot of lessons to learn in trust and love on the rugged lands of Death Valley through to Cuba…

My Thoughts 
The Fires Of Paradise is the fifth installment in the Bragg Saga written by Brenda Joyce. This is the first book that I have read from this series, and from the first to last page I was enthralled and could barely set the book down for food and bathroom breaks. LOL This story was very stimluating and the characters were full of life, and the plot kept me on my toes and I felt like I was on such a thrilling adventure I could barely keep up with it. Such a blistering romance that singed me from my head to my toes and had me on such a rollercoaster of a ride…and I just loved every moment of it. The beginning of the story was a bit slow to get into, but once it picked up the pace a bit I could barely put this one down….A winner for Brenda Joyce!!!

My Favorite Quote 
Lucy had never opened a can in her life. She wasn’t about to start now. His attitude was irritating. She threw the can at him. ” I refuse to cater to you,” she retorted ” For your information, woman are equal to men-in every way. So you can cook yourself,”
“Women are equal to men, huh?”He laughed ” In every way? Really?”
“In every way. But I don’t expect a backwoods person like yourself to be familar with liberal thinking”
“Oh, I’m real liberal,” he said, still laughing ” If you come on over here, I’ll show you how liberal I am–and we can test out your theories of equality. “

About Brenda Joyce

Brenda Joyce is the bestselling author of forty-one novels and five novellas. She has won many awards, and her debut novel, Innocent Fire, won a Best Western Romance award. She has also won the highly coveted Best Historical Romance award for Splendor and Two Lifetime Achievement Awards from Romantic Times BOOKreviews. There are over 14 million copies of her novels in print and she is published in over a dozen foreign countries.

A native New Yorker, she now lives in southern Arizona with her son, dogs, and her Arabian and half-Arabian reining horses. Brenda divides her time between her twin passions—writing powerful love stories and competing with her horses at regional and national levels

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