Ride the Fire

Blakewell/Kenleigh Family, Book 3
Narrated by: Kaleo Griffith
Series: Blakewell/Kenleigh, Book 3
Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (186 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Widowed and alone on the frontier, Elspeth Stewart will do whatever it takes to protect herself and her unborn child from the dangers of the wilderness and of men. Though her youthful beauty doesn't show it, she is broken and scarred from the way men have treated her. So when a stranger wanders onto Bethie's land, wounded and needing her aid, she takes no risks, tying him to the bed and hiding his weapons before ministering to his injuries. But Bethie's defenses cannot keep Nicholas Kenleigh from breaking down her emotional walls.

The scars on his body speak of a violent past, but his gentleness, warmth, and piercing eyes arouse longings in her that she never imagined she had. As Nicholas and Bethie reveal to each other both their hidden desires and their tortured secrets, they discover that riding the flames of their passion might be the key to burning away the nightmares of their pasts.

Contains mature themes.

©2013 Pamela Clare (P)2015 Tantor

Critic Reviews

"Sexy, sensitive and resourceful frontiersman Nicholas Kenleigh, Clare's gloriously larger-than-life hero, will seduce readers as he wins the heart of young widow Elspeth Stewart." ( Publishers Weekly)

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Didn't Want The Series To End!

Many series books tend to be disappointing because the first book is great and the remaining books fall short. This series, however, delivers great stories, history, and memorable characters.

After listening to all 3 books in this series, I think I enjoyed the third book "Ride The Fire" the best. I'm not exactly sure why....I think maybe because the ending sums up everyone's life and I really didn't want it to end. Plus, I love Kaleo Griffith's narration.

If you love Historical romances - this series is a winner. ;-)


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Awesome Sauce

What did you love best about Ride the Fire?

Pamela Clare is a fantastic author. She does her research, her stories flow and stay in sync from beginning to end. The characters are well defined and there is always, hot romance in very good taste and action. The men in her books are men all women want to meet and marry.

What other book might you compare Ride the Fire to and why?

The Blakewell/Kenleigh saga is a wonderful trilogy. In my opinion it stands alone.

Which character – as performed by Kaleo Griffith – was your favorite?

Nicolas Kenleigh. Kaleo Griffith has such a wide range of voice impressions. I absolutely love him!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes!

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Exquisite!!!

What a story! Pamela Clare brings life to historical romance like no one can! This story is gritty, realistic and beautiful. You will cry. You will laugh out loud and you will love this story of Nicholas and Elspeth (Bethie).

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Wonderful and entertaining

I loved this entire series. The stories were well written and the characters brought to life by wonderful trading.

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Cowboys and Indians

Would you listen to Ride the Fire again? Why?

Fast moving, well written description of the life and times of America during the upheaval of events between the English, Americans and Indians. Lovely love story with all the ardor one buys historical romance books for. I think Pamela Clare may be my new favorite author.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ride the Fire?

When Nick and Bethie were escaping the fire.

What about Kaleo Griffith’s performance did you like?

I enjoyed his narration. I have often felt men can do women's voices better than women can do men's voices, with the exception of some women, like Carmen Rose.

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Series Fav

I have loved Ms. Clare's work and this series is not exception. This series has reminded me of my country's beginnings, humble and savage. This book is however my series favorite, each one better until this last one.

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Another touching story of scarred souls!

Let me start this review by cautioning anyone who suffers from triggers related to sexual abuse against women, children and men may wish to avoid this book/series. There is also descriptions of extreme torture and violence. The saddest part of this is that this is all a rather sickening recollection of America, British, French, Indian and immigrant history. In today’s world, so often fingers are pointed damning the actions of other’s ancestry. This series is a reminder that all of the peoples’ living in this time were equally barbaric. This series is a reminder of that! On a personal level, the Hero and Heroine suffer from PTSD related to their own personal hell. I shed more than a few tears while being reminded of our ancestors’ shame. This couple’s relationship is a long tale of true love where they both help each other put their pasts to rest , and decide to live again. The writing is exquisite, as is the narration. This book and this series are absolute credit worthy listens. -V from Kansas

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Awesome story!

This is the second historical romance trilogy I read by Pamela Clare and enjoyed both very much. She is a wonderful writer. Ride the Fire was exciting, fast paced, heart-wrenching at times with great characters. And lots of action. I highly recommend this trilogy and MacKinnon’s Rangers. Kaleo Griffith’s performance was excellent. I hope to find other historical romance from Pamela Clare on Audible.