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Book Review-Heart Of Fire

by | Feb 7, 2011 | Uncategorized | 0 comments

Book Review-Heart Of FireHeart Of Fire by Kat Martin
Also in this series: Heart Of Courage
Series: Heart Trilogy #2
Published by Mira on December 19th 2007
Genres: Historical Romance, Victorian Era
Pages: 375
Format: Paperback
Source: Library
ISBN: 0778324524

As a viscount's daughter, vivacious Coralee Whitmore is perfectly placed to write about London's elite in the outspoken ladies' gazette, Heart to Heart. But beneath her fashionable exterior beats the heart of a serious journalist.So when her sister's death is dismissed as suicide, Corrie vows to uncover the truth, suspecting the notorious Earl of Tremaine was Laurel's lover and the father of her illegitimate child. Corrie infiltrates Castle Tremaine posing as a wide-eyed country relation whose charming figure --- and reduced circumstances --- make her irresistible to the confirmed scoundrel. But Corrie finds the earl is not all he seems ... nor is she immune to his charms, however much she despises his caddish ways.Far from a society column, Corrie's life soon reads more like one of Mr. Dickens's serials. But the danger of her ruse is hardly fictional: someone is bent on ensuring Corrie's questions go unanswered --- and unasked.

Corrie, after her sisters death, is devastated, especially when they were so close. However Corrie strongly suspects that her sister was married and suspects its because her sister became pregnant, and the father didn’t want the responsibility. So she goes to the Earl of Tremaine, posing as a distant cousin through a marriage, to uncover the truth. So posing at the Castle Tremaine as a young widow, which makes her desirable to Gray, and soon enough the desire between them explodes into a inflaming passion that bothers with their good sense, and both of their quests to seek the truth secretly about each other. But when they choose to open their hearts, they will find a powerful love that will see them through the upcoming danger that threatens both of their lives…

The Hero (Gray, Earl of Tremaine)
Gray, as the Earl of Tremaine, has many responsibilities, and is a confirmed rogue and has a passionate nature especially when it comes to women. So when he is faced to live with temporarily a young and beautiful widow, he can’t resist her charming nature, and goes about to seduce this woman who has him tied up in knots, the only person who isn’t afraid of him. Gray once, lost his wife in a accident, and when he finds out about the danger that threatens Corrie, he means to protect her and find out the truth that could save them both.

The Heroine (Coralee Whitmore)
Corrie, is a writer a Ladies Gazette, that promotes humanitarian aid in London. But when she hears that her sister and her newborn nephew, have died in a accident, Corrie is determined to find out the truth about the circumstances surrounding her sisters death. However on this journey that she takes to discover the truth, she will never expect to fall in love with a irresistable rogue who tender kisses will be her greatest weakness and one who will teach her about passion and love.

My Thoughts 
Heart of Fire is the second installment in the Heart Trilogy by Kat Martin. Now this is the first chance I have had to read from this author, and I after such a enjoyable time I had reading Heart of Fire, I have decided to definitely try out the rest of her books. I had heard good and bad things about Martin’s books, but the blurb and the cover got me hooked, and after reading the first chapter, I knew I would fall in love with this story and not regretting reading it, and I was right!!! It was such a delight to read, for one I love mystery mixed with sizzling romance, so it was a perfect mixture of what I truly enjoy in a good book. The characters were refreshing and lively, and were portrayed so vividly, its like I know that as real people LOL Crazy I know, but when I get into a good book, that tends to happen frequently. Such a enjoyable read!! I am definitely looking forward to reading

My Favorite Quote 
He wanted Letty Moss (Corrie’s assumed name). With her lovely copper hair and small but voluptuous body, she drew him like a moth to the flame. Gray slid an arm around her waist and hauled her against him. He drew her closer, enfolded her in his arms and kissed her until her mouth began to soften under his.

About Kat Martin

Kathleen Kelly was born on 14 July 1947 in the Central Valley of California, USA. She obtained a degree in Anthropology and also studied History at the University of California in Santa Barbara. She was a real estate broker, when she met her future husband, Larry Jay Martin. A short time after the two became acquainted, Larry asked her to read an unpublished manuscript of an historical western he'd written. Kat fell in love with both the book and the author! Then, after doing some editing for him, she thought she'd try her own hand at writing. She moved on to become a full time writer.

Published since 1988, she singed her books with her married name, Kat Martin, but she also used two pseudonyms: Kathy Lawrence for a book in collaboration with her husband Larry Jay Martin, and Kasey Mars for her first contemporary romances. The New York Times bestselling writer, among her many awards, has won the prestigious RT Book Review Magazine Career Achievement Award. To date, Kat has over eleven million copies of her books in print. She has been published in seventeen foreign countries, including England, South Africa, Spain, Argentina, Germany, Italy, Greece, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Bulgaria, China, and Korea.

Currently residing with her husband, a Western-writer and photographer, in Missoula, Montana, USA. But when they are not writing, they also enjoy skiing and traveling, particularly to Europe.

"I've always loved books. I was an avid reader, with any number of my own stories rolling around in my head. Writing them down seemed a logical step."

"I love anything old," Kat says. "I love to travel and especially like to visit the places where my books are set. My husband and I often stay in out-of-the-way inns and houses built in times past. It's fun and it gives a wonderful sense of a by-gone era.

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