Friday, 9 September 2016

Review ~ Wildfire Hurricane (Ryder Boys #1) by Amelia James

Wildfire Hurricane (Ryder Boys #1)
ebook downloaded via Amazon for free.

Release Date: July 5th 2016

Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC

When Simone Leveque met Dash Ryder in seventh grade, she immediately fell for him—head over heels down the stairs…

Despite her less than graceful introduction, Simone jumped right up and yelled, “Ta-da,” drawing the attention and admiration of everyone, including Dash. The two quickly became bickering best friends, fighting about anything and everything until Dash finally kissed her, cementing their young love for a lifetime.

They fought hard and made up harder, but some things are unforgivable…

Simone knows Malcolm lied to Dash. Plain and simple. She would have never cheated on him, especially with his own brother. Dash wouldn’t believe her back then, and thirteen years later when their careers bring them back together, he still won’t. 

Dash can’t believe the woman who sent his heart to an early grave is now his new boss… 

Time doesn’t heal pain. Dash still can’t forgive Simone for betraying his trust all those years ago, and when old tensions combine with an undeniable attraction, a new flame takes hold—literally. 

An out of control wildfire tests Dash’s firefighting crew, and an unprecedented hurricane threatens the city, forcing the volatile former couple to work together to survive while somehow keeping their hands off each other. But reckless passion isn’t enough to keep them together this time. Simone must fight to bring the truth to light if she wants her future with Dash to outlast this…

My Opinion

This wasn't what I expected. I will admit Wildfire Hurricane got added tom y TBR pile based on the cover. When I read it was about firemen I was sold. Unfortunately, it just didn't live up to my expectations and I found myself skimming the more I read.

The main issue I had with this book is it's set over less than a few days. That means there's a lot of emotions, disasters, obstacles, and danger thrown at the characters in mere hours. It created a very fast paced book, but for me it lacked a believable quality. I wanted to like it, but I just felt like everything was so over exaggerated. The only way I can describe it was it felt like I was being yelled at constantly in a B-list disaster movie. Too many things happened, too many emotions were involved, and it became overwhelming as there was no time to get my head around things.

As well as that, I didn't understand Dash and Simone's relationship at all. It gave me whiplash with all of the arguments and makeup sex. One minute they're shouting at each other, the next they're having sex--repeatedly. That's literally the gist of the book--argue, sex, argue, sex. It was juvenile and the characters didn't act their age.

In such a short period of time, I just didn't find it enjoyable to read. I like more depth and emotion and because of the time frame none of that could happen. The constant thoughts interrupting the speech became irritating too. They were too random and detracted from the plot a lot of the time. I just didn't like the style.

Overall this book didn't work for me. I loved the cover, but the story just did nothing for me, no matter how much I wanted to like it.


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