Tempted by Fire is the first in the enthralling new Dragons of Bloodfire series by New York Times best-selling author Erin Kellison. Dragon shifter Thane Ealdian has waited 600 years to avenge the loss of his family, and finally a clue has surfaced that implicates an old adversary. Thane will stop at nothing to seek his revenge, but to prevent violence between the clans, the Bloodkin Triad has forced a mediator on him. Some upstart named Emerson Clark.
Emerson is fed up with all Bloodkin and how they've managed to control every aspect of her life. While she doesn't believe that Bloodkin can shift into dragons - because, really? - she has to admit, they are exceptionally nice to look at. But once the mediation is over, she wants nothing to do with them ever again. When Thane discovers that the clever and beautiful Emerson is the key to uncovering the truth, he has no intention of letting her go. Although she wants to run, she can't turn her back on Thane or her intense feelings for him. His quest pulls at her heart, just as his nearness sparks something dangerous inside her. With evil in hot pursuit, sooner or later everything will ignite - the mediation, the shifter within her, and their passions.
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Love listening to audiobooks, and being swept away by a great story and narrator. It's my therapy, and I need it daily!
This story was a hard one for me to rate. I've read other stories by Erin Kellison and really enjoyed them; however, I felt a little let down by Tempted By Fire. The plot, suspense and mystery was decent, and the humorous dialogue throughout the story was really good, but the characters lacked chemistry and romance. Overall, this was just an OK listen to me. Had I not bought this on a whispersync sale, I would have probably returned it.
Bernard Setaro Clark was good fit for Thane Ealdian, and did a great job narrating.
If you're looking for a steamy romance, then this story may not be for you; however, if you are looking for a dragon shifter story with more of a storyline, then you may want to consider Tempted By Fire.
This was a great story, loved it! I have read a few dragon shifter books in the past and they were all sort of cheesy. This one was not. I really liked the characters Ember/Emerson and Thane. Ember was so full of spunk and wittiness. I love a strong female lead character and she was that. Thane was awesome and his back story was very good.
The chemistry between these two was real and genuine. The sex scene was nicely written. There was a lot of great dialogue through out the entire book. Love lots of dialogue. Ember was pretty funny with her witty sarcasm.
Really enjoyed this story a lot.
As for the narration. I swear this guy sounds like Robert Petkoff to me! What a great narrator! He has such a great voice. The women sound like women and everyone gets their own distinct voice and his reading voice is awesome! He reads with emotion as called for, laughing, yelling, whispering etc. and OMG the voice he used for Thane was really sexy!
If you are a Robert Petkoff fan (and really who is not?) you will live this narration.
I got this book for .99 on amazon and the whispersync audible for 1.99 Great deal!
writing is more for teens, language more for adults. very abrupt ending. not sure what I was expecting but this was a bit disappointing.
READ this last year then LISTENED to it yesterday. I liked the book so much better when I listened.
Really? A dragon wanting revenge for the killing of his family, 600 years after the fact? Some of these shapeshifters have a very looooong memory. LOL. That was however, the gist of the story. Who killed Thane’s wife and son, so long ago, and why? And there was an interesting, round-about, way he and Emerson figured it out, during the assassination attempts, that is.
One thing, among many, I liked Emerson was because she was funny and took everything with a grain of salt, once she got over the shock of all the blood when Thane killed someone. And I loved it when Thane asked Matthew, his butler/servant/friend/whatever, “I don’t suppose you’ll let me eat him?” And Matthew just looked at him in answer.
A couple of times Thane thought about wanting Emerson in his bed but that was it, no other feelings whatsoever. There was absolutely nothing coming from Emerson, zip, zilch, nada, nil. Then at 80% he finally kissed her and they had sex AND it was NOT "sizzling hot," as two of the reviewers called it. I really liked Thane and Emerson/Ember but they didn’t have ANY chemistry so they could have been BFF's or something other than a twosome. It was an excellent story, though.
I liked Bryan, too. He was a great “brother.” Ransom and Locke were a little odd but they were likeable. And I really liked Matthew. He was so sweet and caring.
The ending seemed abrupt but it was such a good story, when you listen to it.
As to the narration: Bernard Setaro Clark really did suck at the women’s voices but, wow, he read with such emotion and the men had such great voices that I found it easy to overlook the women’s manly tones. He really laughed, yelled, whispered, anything the book called for.
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