Sunday, April 24, 2011

Book Review-The Fires Of Paradise

The Fires Of Paradise
The Braggs (5)
Brenda Joyce
Avon Romance
437 Pages
Published April 1992
American West/American Indian
Heiress to the dazzling Bragg empire, beautiful, headstrong socialite Lucy Bragg lives a life that defies convention. Dark and handsome half-breed Shozkay Savage lives an outlaw's life on the edge. They inhabit different worlds -- hers opulent and glamorous, his dangerous and untamed. But on the vast and sweeping plains of Texas, their worlds collide...

Abducted and held for ransom, Lucy despises Shoz for his arrogance ... yet is drawn to the magnificent and mysterious fugitive by a shameless, all-consuming desire. Sworn to escape him but betrayed by her heart, she will follow Shoz from the glittering world of New York high society to the tropical heat of revolution-swept Cuba -- braving scandal and heartbreak, risking life itself for a bold and passionate love.

It is 1897Lucy Bragg, heiress to the Brag Empire, has always managed to get herself in trouble despite her best intentions ever since she was old enough to walk. Now an adult, she never thinks before she acts, where she decides to take an adventure with her best friend, to Paradise, Texas. So on their way, she rents a autmobile. , deciding to drive herself to Paradise, however they have car trouble and are  somewhat rescued by a half breed indian, tall dark and handsome but his disposition is much to be desired, despite the chemistry between Lucy and Shoz, and after sharing a passionate encounter Lucy knows she will never be the same. However Shoz considers her to be spoiled rotten brat of a woman despite that she is as sexy as hell no matter how dirty or clean she is, and knows he could be in deep trouble if he starts thinking tenderly toward her. But when his past comes back to haunt him and he is forced to take desperate measure to kidnap Lucy, a fiery love will emerge and Shoz knows he can never let her go and must keep her with him at all costs...

The Hero (Shozkay Savage)
Shoz, a half breed has had no choice but to be on the run, when he was betrayed by a woman who used him only for his body, and had him thrown in jail, but then he managed to escape and he craves freedom and will do anything he must to keep it that way.  Shoz has always enjoyed a beautiful woman to satisfy his sexual needs, but Lucy is the first that he has ever wanted more than just physical pleasure, she starts to break down the brick wall around his heart and finds himself softening into a man in love and will do all that he can to keep her in his life....

The Heroine (Lucy Bragg)
Lucy, is beautiful but very headstrong and has always been in trouble, even since she was a infant. It seems that trouble always tends to find her, but Shoz is the biggest pain of trouble she has ever had to deal with. Despite his rough exterior, he awakens a part of her that she didn't know exist and she knows that she has a lot of lessons to learn in trust and love on the rugged lands of Death Valley through to Cuba...

My Thoughts 
The Fires Of Paradise is the fifth installment in the Bragg Saga written by Brenda Joyce. This is the first book that I have read from this series, and from the first to last page I was enthralled and could barely set the book down for food and bathroom breaks. LOL This story was very stimluating and the characters were full of life, and the plot kept me on my toes and I felt like I was on such a thrilling adventure I could barely keep up with it. Such a blistering romance that singed me from my head to my toes and had me on such a rollercoaster of a ride...and I just loved every moment of it. The beginning of the story was a bit slow to get into, but once it picked up the pace a bit I could barely put this one down....A winner for Brenda Joyce!!!

My Favorite Quote 
Lucy had never opened a can in her life. She wasn't about to start now. His attitude was irritating. She threw the can at him. " I refuse to cater to you," she retorted " For your information, woman are equal to men-in every way. So you can cook yourself,"
"Women are equal to men, huh?"He laughed " In every way? Really?"
"In every way. But I don't expect a backwoods person like yourself to be familar with liberal thinking"
"Oh, I'm real liberal," he said, still laughing " If you come on over here, I'll show you how liberal I am--and we can test out your theories of equality. "

My Grade On This Book 
4 Blossoms

Other Books In The Series 
Innocent Fire
Violet Fire
Dark Fires
Scandalous Fires (also part (2) of De Warren Dynsasty)


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