Book Reviews of Fanning the Flame (Heartless, Bk 3)

Fanning the Flame  (Heartless, Bk 3)
Fanning the Flame - Heartless, Bk 3
Author: Kat Martin
ISBN-13: 9780743419161
ISBN-10: 0743419162
Publication Date: 7/30/2002
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 72 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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This story has a backdrop of England in the early 1800's. It centers around a murder mystery and a love affair between Adam Hawthorne, the tall dark and handsome Earl of Blackwood, and Jillian Whitney. Jillian's provider is shot and she is accused of his murder; however, the Earl comes to her aid. The romance sizzles and they fall in love.

The book has a good plot and is loaded with passion. Another Kat Martin book that I enjoyed reading.
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Love's flame sputters rather than rages in this nicely paced but forgettable Regency-era romance. Adam Hawthorne, the earl of Blackwood, admits to being intrigued by laughing, lovely Jillian Whitney, but unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation when Jillian dashes into his arms to avoid being arrested for allegedly shooting the man who London gossipmongers speculate was her protector. Uncertain of her role in the killing, Blackwood knows he must prove Jillian's innocence if he's to save her from the gallows and woo her into his bed. But Jillian is innocent of more than murder, which puts the marriage-averse Blackwood in a quandary when they finally succumb to mutual seduction. There's little to make this relationship between a nobleman who has been burned before by deceitful women and a lady who's fearful of the hero's "hard, ruthless" attractiveness stand out among the current onslaught of similar historical romances, and the lovers' final obstacle is one that could have been easily surmounted with a little forethought. Although couples from Martin's earlier works, The Fire Inside and Heartless, help Blackwood in his quest to prove Jillian innocent, even these familiar faces aren't sufficient to spark this damply smoldering romance into a bright, memorable read.
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Ms. Martin has another bestseller under her belt. Fanning the Flame is the heart-warming, romantic tale of Adam Hawthorne, Clayton's friend in The Fire Inside, and Jillian Whitney.

Adam finds himself attracted to the mysterious Ms. Whitney when he sees her every day during his morning rides in the park. As he is drawn to her, he wonders how the innocent angel feeding the ducks could be the same woman rumored to be the mistress of the ancient Earl of Fenwick.

When the Earl of Fenwick is murdered, Jillian becomes the primary suspect. She finds herself in the custody of Adam, and she must prove to him and everyone else that she did not murder the Earl of Fenwick. Adam is the one man who could be her saving grace or her fall from grace.

This story offers sensuality, romance, and intrigue from page One. You will be pleased by Ms. Martin's writing talents. I actually give this book 4 1/2 stars. I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.
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I really enjoyed this Regency romance - fast paced, interesting characters, with the predictable happy ending.
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Kat Martin is always a good read
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Adam Hawthorne, the earl of Blackwood, admits to being intrigued by laughing, lovely Jillian Whitney, but unexpectedly finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation when Jillian dashes into his arms to avoid being arrested for allegedly shooting the man who London gossipmongers speculate was her protector. Uncertain of her role in the killing, Blackwood knows he must prove Jillian's innocence if he's to save her from the gallows and woo her into his bed. But Jillian is innocent of more than murder, which puts the marriage-averse Blackwood in a quandary when they finally succumb to mutual seduction. There's little to make this relationship between a nobleman who has been burned before by deceitful women and a lady who's fearful of the hero's "hard, ruthless" attractiveness stand out among the current onslaught of similar historical romances, and the lovers' final obstacle is one that could have been easily surmounted with a little forethought. Although couples from Martin's earlier works, The Fire Inside and Heartless, help Blackwood in his quest to prove Jillian innocent, even these familiar faces aren't sufficient to spark this damply smoldering romance into a bright, memorable read.
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Jillian is well-born but penniless and her beloved guardian with whom she lives, is murdered. She's forced to flee as she is the only suspect and falls into the arms of an earl who offers refuse from the law but no escape from his intoxicating passion.
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Regency Era Romance.
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Kat Matrin turns up the heat in a sexy new regency-era romance filled with intrigue (Taken from back cover).
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So I'm not usually one for historical romances - Thought I'd try this one out and I'm still on the fence about it. A good read, I can't deny that. Definitely has a good background mystery to it. Some of the romance was written extremely well while others left you feeling a little short handed. Almost sympathetic to the girls of the 18th century. Mind you, This is the third book of some series (haven't read or looked for the rest), but I don't know if this convinces me to go running for the rest of the series. I think I'll go with 3.5 stars on this one.
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love the book,i'm working on reading all of kat martin's book, i went on her website to get a list of all her books and thru paperbackswap i'm reading them all
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i was absolutely entranced from book 1 to book 3. fanning the flame has the perfect finish to the heartless series.