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Book Reviews of White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1)

White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1)
White Heat - Firefighters, Bk 1
Author: Jill Shalvis
ISBN-13: 9780451411426
ISBN-10: 0451411420
Publication Date: 6/1/2004
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 75 ratings
Publisher: Onyx Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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11 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 103 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
NOT at all a typical Jill Shalvis book. I usually can't put her books down but this one took some effort to get through. Unfortunately, I ordered the 3 in this series so I'm hoping the next two are better.
moondance120 avatar reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 422 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I somehow managed to read this series out of order. Griffin is a tortured soul having lost his entire crew to a wild fire including his lifelong friend, Greg. Lyndie is a free spirited pilot who doesn't want to be tied down. She flies a reluctant Griffin to a small Mexican town in danger of being engulfed by a wild fire. Working side by side, they both drop their defenses and learn to love. This book was a little harder to get into than most of Jill's work. Still enjoyable but at times slow. 3.5 stars
reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on
Jill Shalvis is always excellent. Hot chemistry. Characters with flaws who you love anyway.
reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 579 more book reviews
this was a new author for me and was very good kept looking for wxcuses not to do house work so i could read, moved along at a good pace.this girl is a brush pilot who of course needs no man in her life until the right man came along. it was a good read.
Wildflower avatar reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 126 more book reviews
Nice, fast read. This is the first time I have read a larger, stand-alone from Ms. Shalvis. Good stuff. Though at times the story line got a bit repetative, the characters pulled through and made up for it.
reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 384 more book reviews
Just started reading this author. Very good. Will read more.
louisiana-susan avatar reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 25 more book reviews
I quite enjoyed this book although I think the secondary romance happened TOO quickly. The relationship between the brothers was wonderful. Made me get teary in a couple of places. The hero and heroine were enjoyable about I thought the heroine was hella stubborn at some parts. I'll definitely be looking for more of Jill Shalvis' work.
reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 99 more book reviews
Incredibly inaccurate tale of wildland firefighting (coming from a wildland firefighter) but also very, very entertaining. :)
GeniusJen avatar reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 7145 more book reviews
Griffin Moore lost his sense of self a year ago when twelve fellow wildfire fighters lost their lives on a mountain in Idaho . He's pulled away from his family and friends, doing nothing more than sitting on the beach in California and mourning his loss. That is, until his brother, Brody, shows up, somehow managing to talk him into volunteering to fight a fire in the Mexico mountain lands.

His pilot to San Peubla, the village hoping to escape the burning acreage, is Lyndie Anderson, a tough-as-nails woman who was raised by her military grandfather--and has the "need no one" act down to a science.

I LOVED this book! Not just the sexual chemistry between Griffin and Lyndie, which is undoubtedly hot, but the way the characters were portrayed--their own private needs, desires, and demons.

You won't go wrong with this book. There's action/adventure in the form of the fight against the wildfire; passion not only with the budding relationship between Griffin and Lyndie but that of some important secondary characters, as well; and just a lot of feel-good story interspersed with the kinds of ups and downs that make people tick.
reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 113 more book reviews
A romantic suspense against the backdrop of hotshot firefighters is both unique and intriguing. Shalvis does a wonderful job of creating an exciting setting then drawing an intelligent look at a subject, building the tension slowly and realistically. Griffin Moore's character is damaged in a way readers can relate well too. None would want to be in his shoes yet all want him to succeed and find happiness. Lyndie Anderson was not as sympathetic or likable. While one understands her army brat background, it does not explain all the excuses she gives for being the way she is. Many women grow up under similar circumstances and don't turn out as hard and fearful of love and commitment. Because of this, she becomes the major downside to the story for me.

I also feel that while Shalvis is an expert at the physical aspects of a romance, she falls far short when it comes to emotional depth in her stories. So bottom line, if you like lots of physical stuff along with your suspense, there are few better. If, however, you prefer a rich emotional, loving read, it would probably be best to look elsewhere.
JudyeB avatar reviewed White Heat (Firefighters, Bk 1) on + 223 more book reviews
very good, will be looking for more by this author.
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