Tuesday, February 11, 2014

An Inner Fire

 3 of 5 stars false 1/2
Grayce Walters, animal acupuncturist, harbors a secret. She hides her intuitive gifts from the world until she becomes embroiled in arson on Seattle’s waterfront.
As a key crime witness, Grayce must convince the attractive, logical, by-the-numbers fire investigator, Ewan Davis, that the fire she witnessed is part of a larger criminal conspiracy. Grayce embarks upon a mission to gather proof of the dangerous threat. She enlists the help of her cross-dressing best friend, her street-wise assistant, and Davis’ poodle, to conduct her own investigation.
As her feelings for Davis shift between white hot passion and cold fear, Grayce must risk exposing her secrets to save Davis’ life. Davis must accept things, he can neither see, nor understand to solve the mystery and finally find the love he has stopped believing in.
With nudges from the protective poodle, Grayce and Davis confront shocking betrayal and international crime on the rain soaked streets of Seattle.


****The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
Grayce is a bit unusual she, she has certain talents that allow her to help her help animals, when she senses an animal hurt while trying to find a parking spot and gets out to help she becomes a witness in an arson case. The more things start to happen, the more Grayce is sure there is more going on, and she needs to convince the hot fire investigator Ewan Davis. With the help of her friends and her gifts she tries to find something to convince him, the attraction between the two of them blazes out of control and Grayce is afraid for Davis's safety. Can Davis trust Grayce and believe in her and what they have or will everything go up in smoke? Yes, I know I used a lot of fire analogies summarizing the book, I'm sorry I couldn't myself. I was pleasantly surprised by this book in many ways, when I first started reading it I was a little bit bored because, for me, it started out with a bang then slowed way down, but once it picked back up it really took off and kept going. The mystery was well played; I had an idea of what was going, but the author kept things interesting and even though I did have some things figured out it, other things were still a surprise. Grayce was a good heroine she had initiative, and she took charge of situations, even when Davis was trying to protect Grayce and going all alpha male on her she still stood her ground. I loved the way the author wrote Grayces gifts, they are not over the top or really out there; they are presented in a way that seems almost plausible. Davis was a hot alpha male firefighter with a poodle named Mitzi, yes that's right a poodle named Mitzi; it's hard not to love a guy who would keep a dog from an ex especially a freakn poodle with that name. The romance was sweet with a hint of spice, if you like romantic mystery books An Inner Fire is one to add to your list.

About the Author
Descended from a long line of storytellers, Jacki spins adventures filled with mystery, healing and romance.
Jacki’s love affair with the arts began at a young age and inspired her to train as a jazz singer and dancer. She has performed many acting roles with Seattle Opera Company and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
Jacki has set An Inner Fire in Seattle, her long-time home. The city’s unique and colorful locations are a backdrop for her romantic mystery.
Although writing now fills much of her day, she continues to volunteer for Seattle’s Ballet and Opera Companies and leads children’s tours of Pike Street Market. Her volunteer work with Seattle’s homeless shelters influenced one of her main characters in An Inner Fire.
Jacki’s two Golden Labs, Gus and Talley, are her constant companions. Their years of devotion and intuition inspired her to write dogs as main characters alongside her strong heroines.
A geek at heart, Jacki loves superhero movies-- a hero’s battle against insurmountable odds. But her heroines don’t have to wear a unitard to fight injustice and battle for the underdog.

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  1. Dear Jillian,
    Thank you for the read and the review of An Inner Fire. All my best. Jacki Delecki