Title: Arctic Fire
Author: Keira Andrews
Publisher: KA Books
Release Date: October 2016
Page Count: 100 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.8 stars out of 5
When two strangers are trapped in a blizzard, heat rises.
Haunted by what he lost in Afghanistan, Captain Jack Turner is at a crossroads. While the last place he wants to go is the Arctic, at least the routine mission gets him out from behind his new desk. But he starts off on the wrong foot with the Canadian Ranger guiding him across the forbidding and dangerous land, and Jack would rather be anywhere than sharing a tent with Sergeant Kin Carsen.
The Arctic is in Kin’s blood, and he can’t seem to leave the tundra behind. He wishes he could live openly as a gay man, but the North isn’t as accepting as the rest of Canada. Although he’s lonely, he loves his responsibility as a Ranger, patrolling the vast land he knows so well. But he’s on unfamiliar ground with Jack, and when they’re stranded alone by a blizzard, unexpected desire begins to burn. Soon they’re in a struggle to survive, and all these strangers have is each other.
Note: This gay romance features emotional repression, hurt/comfort, adventure on the tundra, and love where you least expect it.
Arctic Fire first appeared in the military bundle Unconditional Surrender in 2014.
Oi, this one started off so well, and then it kind of just pitter pattered at the end.
Why? Well, it had all the elements I appreciate in romance:
1. Great characters.
2. Captivating plot. The characters’ backstory and the setting of the book were interesting. Big points for that.
3. The romance had enemies to lovers feel to it.
4. Dual POV.
5. Excellent chemistry between the two MCs. I love a slow burn- and this one was executed perfectly.
But the ending just threw all those feelings out the window. There was so much left unresolved. The end was a tentative HFN, and it just left me feeling deflated. I was not prepared for the book to over. I’m an epilogue kind of girl.
I’m praying this is the beginning of a new series. I’m giving this one 3.8 “Keira Andrews you can’t leave me hanging like this” Stars!