Growing up, Bianca St. Ives knew she was different from all her friends. Instead of playing hopscotch or combing her dolls' hair, she studied martial arts with sensei masters....
Eve Dallas is a New York police lieutenant hunting for a ruthless killer....
Witt's End is in trouble. The small town of artists is at risk of disappearing from the map if Serenity Makepeace can't expand her small grocery store into a mail order enterprise....
When Charlotte Sawyer is unable to contact her step-sister, Jocelyn, to tell her that one her closest friends was found dead, she discovers that Jocelyn has vanished....
When small-town Nebraska sheriff Hixon Drake meets Greta Dare, the connection couldn't be stronger, but the timing couldn't be worse....
Indiana Wild is as wild as the Montana ranch she was raised on. The youngest of four children, she was a delightful surprise for her older parents. She spends her time training horses....
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 safe 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.
I was really looking forward to this book and was not disappointed at all. Certain books just grab hold of you from the start and this is one of those books. It pulls you in from the first sentence and never lets go. It's an entertaining, well written story with plenty of suspense, intrigue and mystery along with a great cast of characters. Add in a little romance, a bit of humor, a touch of paranormal ability and it's just an all around very enjoyable listen. It's definitley worth your time and credit.
Well rounded and immediately likable characters. Both human and animal.
This is the first book by Jacki Delecki that I have read but it won't be the last. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
Em Eldridge did a great job with the narration. She has one of those voices that was made for narrating books. It's pleasant and easy to listen to for long periods of time. Clearly spoken with a nice even pace. Her narration flows smoothly. Great character voices both male and female. She brings the characters, their emotions and the story to life. Hopefully she will be narrating the rest of the series. Very enjoyable.
I was given this free review copy audiobook t my request and voluntarily provided this review.
I really enjoyed listening to An Inner Fire. I thought the storyline moved along at a great pace, and the supporting characters were well developed... I loved James! While I wait for the next book in the series, I will definitely be checking out some of Jacki Delecki's other works.
I LOVED this book! Lots of mystery, suspense and well developed characters with a story that had me hooked from the beginning. Great romance and a bit of humor! Perfect narration! I can't wait to listen to more in this series!
** A copy of this audio book was provided in exchange for an honest review**
An Inner Fire was a good book. I enjoyed the story and loved how the hero's pets we're actually full fledged supporting characters. The human supporting characters were also a lot of fun. Narration was terrific. I was given a free copy of this book and am freely leaving this review.
Wow!!! Romance, mystery, suspense and pets all in one! This book was so good and had many of my favorite criteria in one story. I really thought this book was well plotted and the characters developed. The imagery in this book was so good too! I was pulled into this story from the very beginning. I am a pet owner of multiple dogs and cats, so this book really appealed to me. I would love to find a veterinarian like Dr. Grayce Walters. The narrator did an excellent job with the various characters. I love it when they have distinguishable voices for the characters. This book is a standalone listen and part of a series. I think both the author and narrator are very talented. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion of it. I was provided with this review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily written this review. I will definitely look for more books by the author and narrator in the future.
Romance, mystery, comedy and animals, you cannot go wrong with a combination like this! Jacki Delecki has started her Grayce Walter series with a bang! Grayce is an animal acupuncturist who has an ability to speak to animals and heal them. When she witnesses a fire, she meets Ewan Davis, the fire investigator. And the sparks fly..pun intended. This mismatched couple is endearing from the start. Davis is a facts man, an investigator who relies on certainties. Grayce struggles with her relationship with Davis because she does not feel comfortable revealing her abilities, and when Davis's dog Mitzi relates to Grayce, there is an inner turmoil that she needs to deal with. There are quite a few twists and turns in this mystery to find out who started the fire and why. Surprise at the end, which always makes for a good book. Lots of supporting characters, but I really liked James. James has lots of attitude and is very sure of himself. He is a true friend to Grayce, always available in her time of need. Mitzi the poodle is the star of the book for me, that pup is amazing. Man's best friend is an understatement for this dog. Lots of fun listening to this one.
Em Eldridge is an wonderful narrator. She has a full, rich voice and is able to convey feelings easily. I loved her performance.
Note received this audible book for free! With that stated, OMG I really loved the story and that the main character is a Veterinarian, and her counter character is a Fireman. I really do Not enjoy Romance but in this story it was essential.
Will continue to follow this author!
Summary: Grayce Walters, paranormal vet, gets a vision from Mitzi that Ewan Davis is in danger. He, of course, is a hot fire investigator who's looking into a suspicious fire down at the wharf.
- Writing quality is very strong overall.
- The mystery itself is fairly straightforward. It's not a police procedural or anything so the main character's investigation is confined more to generic snooping. She does do some pretty stupid things overall, but it's all because she loves her man ... I guess we can at least understand the why of it.
- The repeated use of strong language got tedious for me. (But I will say that the narrator did a nice job with the performance.)
- The touch of paranormal in here was well done. I think more could have been done with the connection to Grayce's sister, but the dreams/visions were decently described.
- Twist at the end kind of cheapened all the character(s) did to investigate up to that point.
- The idea of doing acupuncture on pets is intriguing. I know zip about acupuncture in general, but the descriptions sounded reasonable.
- Fun side characters - Davis's aunt and Grayce's friend James are outlandish in their own ways
- Content warnings: very strong language, adult content goes beyond the "mild" setting (I'd probably categorize it as medium level in at least 1 scene)
Conclusion: Good romantic suspense/ mystery story if you can handle the descriptions of sex and the repeated strong language.