Laura Kinsale
Seize the Fire
May 05, 2020 Comments.. 938
Seize the Fire Laura Kinsale Readers should be enchanted Publishers Weekly An unlikely princess, exiled and innocent, and a war hero with hell to pay. Seize the Fire Readers should be enchanted Publishers Weekly An unlikely princess exiled and innocent and a war hero with hell to pay
  • Title: Seize the Fire
  • Author: Laura Kinsale
  • ISBN: 9781402213960
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. Blacky *Romance Addict* says:

      This is one of the BEST historicals I have EVER read Bravo The second half of the book My fav quote He shrugged I suppose I m a fairly downy bird when it comes to hoaxing dragons But when one of em ties you down and punches you in the stomach, not to mention beating you over the head and drowning you by degrees, it s high time to retire from the field with what grace you can muster He looked at her, his dark lashes swept low over the silver firelight in his eyes I m sorry you were caught out in [...]

    2. Wicked Incognito Now says:

      I am often reall embarrassed to be a lover of romance novels I don t tell everyone, because I don t want them to think I am simple minded because I just like reading about love stories and happy endings.Then, I feel irritation at myself and anyone who would judge my reading choices I am intelligent than the average bear I have just as much or capacity for deep, intellectual thought as the next person And I DO enjoy excellent literary fiction I just ALSO enjoy romance novels And I m still a dis [...]

    3. Alex Morrison says:

      Actual Rating 4.5I am so glad I didn t give up on this book More coherent thoughts later.Edit This book isn t perfect let s get that out of the way first After having read three novels by Kinsale, I m coming to understand that she tends to shove A LOT into 400 pages I read this after My Sweet Folly which really suffered under the weight of the twists and turns she introduced, but that was not the case here despite global adventures, pirates, a revolution, and a pet penguin I almost DNF ed this a [...]

    4. Zoe says:

      What a crazy book The plots are crazy, the characters are crazy They travelled from Europe then the Americas, stranded on an island, then to Turkey and there was a sultan A princess, a revolution, a un heroic hero This book is ce razy What I loved about the book and what earned this book 4 stars in my book CHARACTERIZATION all the waySheridan 38 and Olympia 24 are by no means the usual character types you see in this genre Sheridan is a handsome scoundrel with no principles He was a selfish cowa [...]

    5. Caz says:

      I read this a while back and haven t had time to write a full review I did, however, write this mini review for AAR.I felt emotionally exhausted by the time I d finished reading this book There s no way to do it justice in couple of paragraphs, but there s no question that in Sheridan Drake, Ms Kinsale has created one of the most complex, compelling heroes should that be anti heroes I ve ever read.A decorated naval officer, widely regarded as one of the nation s heroes, Sheridan knows he s a fra [...]

    6. Melissa says:

      The first time I read Seize the Fire was last year, shortly after finishing my first and still favorite book by Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm, and I have to admit I just didn t get it It was so weird Flowers from the Storm had been unusual and full of heartrending emotions and high angst, but it was grounded in a setting I recognized in historical romances The whole story takes place in England, and its concerns health, finances, religion were fairly domestic, if far from prosaic.Then I [...]

    7. Glamdring says:

      The best asset of this book is Sheridan, the hero He alone is worth a 4 stars But then we have the heroine and the story.SheridanSheridan is not your standard bad boy or gamma hero, he is a anti hero plain and simple and doesn t apologize about it Also, he is honest and clear about it with the heroine I enjoyed him a lot.OlympiaI have nothing against naive or and idealist heroines in historical romances But let s face it, Olympia wasn t only that At one point of the story, Sheridan went to great [...]

    8. Preeti ♥︎ (Romance She Reads) says:

      Anti hero is too glamorous a label for him He is a scoundrel, a lying low life, a common thief, a blackguard, a cad and he should be boiled in a vat of hot oil for his self serving ways Only his fallen angel charm, devilish wit and bad boy sex appeal lets him get away with it Of all the cheating, lying Hs I ve read about, he has to be the worst but at the same time the most lovable and the most swoonworthy He dares you to not like him despite his repeated transgressions and acts of treachery But [...]

    9. Corduroy says:

      Well, I had some feelings about this book, which seemed like it was really multiple adventure romances Vulcan mind melded together into one totally next level insane adventure romance Heroine is Olympia, a princess of Oriens , a tiny kingdom in the Alps Hero is Sheridan, an outwardly heroic Navy dude Olympia is on fire with democratic longings and wishes to get back to the kingdom she s never actually seen, to lead her people to a peaceful democratic revolution Sheridan just got out of the Navy [...]

    10. Caz says:

      I ve given this an A for narration well, duh and an A for content at AudioGals.Even though I have eagerly snatched up every single audiobook from this hugely talented author narrator team as soon as they ve appeared, Seize the Fire is one I ve been waiting for ever since Laura Kinsale and Nicholas Boulton began their collaboration The prospect of hearing Sheridan Drake brought to life in all his tortured, roguish, f cked up, delicious glory by such a wonderfully skilled narrator made this one of [...]

    11. Ashley says:

      How do I describe my love for this book Laura Kinsale had me nearly in tears when I finished it last night view spoiler The hero and heroine are both still so messed up at the end, suffering from PTSD and without a ridiculous epilogue to make everything better Truly, I loved how unsentimental it was, and how Sheridan and Olympia, the hero and heroine, don t expect their love to fix them They only recognize that they care deeply for each other and don t want to be alone when the world is easier f [...]

    12. MomToKippy says:

      Kinsale is a master story teller Do not be misled into thinking that her work fits neatly in the romance category Kinsale succeeds on all levels again We have complex character development, a demanding plot with twists and turns, important psychological subject matter, a roller coaster ride taking us around the world to unexpected places, and ability to convey love grief that transcends all Full of tragedy and angst and nail biting adventure I am spent 4.5

    13. AliciaJ says:

      This is my favorite of Laura Kinsale s books The cover is stunningly beautiful on the first edition hardcover , the characters are fantastic, and the story hits every romantic button in my body I ve read this book over and over and it s still fresh every time I never get tired of it.

    14. Kid Disaster says:

      New book for the reread pile.

    15. Jennifer says:

      Wow There was a lot going on here Regency, Gothic,Julie of the Wolves Island of Blue Dolphins survival porn, pirates, Arabian slavery, plus a very serious case of post war PTSD I am way too confused to write a review.

    16. Melanie says:

      I really didn t think I d like Sheridan Drake, especially after reading the first 100 pages He had his moments, where I could maybe understand why Olympia, naive that she was, would fall for him And I was still surprised when he abandoned her in Madeira, especially after that sweet Greensleaves moment Then, when they met up again, if I d been her, I d have killed him, no kidding I only started falling in love with him when they were shipwrecked, and by the time they were rescued yes, the five mo [...]

    17. Mary B. says:

      I m not quite sure what to say This is my second Kinsale book, the first being Flowers from the Storm Like FftS, Seize the Fire was a long, arduous and often convoluted plot which ended in a powerfully emotional, tear inducing, grab you by the gut type of ending The difference is that with Flowers from the Storm, I felt as though the ends justified the means In other words, as the reader, I really understood why it was absolutely necessary for Kinsale to take the readers along for the detailed, [...]

    18. puppitypup says:

      Historic Romance I thought this was going to be another silly romance I was wrong Not since Jamie sent Claire back through the stones has a book hurt this much to read This book deals with PTSD with such realism, I could hardly breathe.The author put her dedication at the very end, understandably so It reads This book is dedicated to the combat veterans of Vietnam With respect, and love, and hope for healing This is one of the most romantic books I ve read, in a class with Tale of Two Cities, bu [...]

    19. Jessa ♥dhanger♥ EvilDarkSide says:

      Oh man, I almost missed out on a precious gem of a book I got about 50 pages into Sieze the Fire and started thinking that it wasn t my type of story I put it down and moved on to something else For the next few days it kept bothering me that I didn t give it of a chance, so I picked it back up and tried again Boy, am I glad I did One of my initial reasons for disliking the book was the hero or I should say appropriately the anti hero of the book Sheridan is a bastard at worse and a jerk at be [...]

    20. Errolyn says:

      So Unexpected So good It is always a joy to go into a book expecting a certain type of entertainmentd get something all together different, but in a good way This was my experience with this book And it made me appreciate it even .My re introduction into historical romance continues From the blurb I expected a nice lighthearted, and humorous adventure with the usual romance staples they meet, they hate each other, they fight, they kiss, they fight some , love, love, love, they break up, and fina [...]

    21. Jane says:

      I have cleared my rating and review.

    22. Sally says:

      I don t think I can accurately describe my love for this book I even think I prefer it to Flowers from the Storm I almost don t want to think about it too much just in case I find some issues that I can t get past.I think that Laura Kinsale is becoming one of my favourite authors I ve now read three of her books over the last month or so and I ve really enjoyed all of them Her writing is so beautiful and it brings up such vivid pictures in my mind without being overly descriptive and her charact [...]

    23. A.B. Gayle says:

      Before I started reading m m I used to devour Regency Romance, beginning with Georgette Heyer and progressing through Eloisa James, Julia Quinn, Loretta Chase and Laura Kinsale The last four were my first foray into ebooks, as I discovered authors who were rarely seen in print in bookshops and libraries in Australia We are a deprived lot and rely heavily on female librarians who managed to sway the purchasing power of their male counterparts who believe romance is BAD and would much prefer to fi [...]

    24. Ania says:

      Changing this from 4.5 to 5 stars because I loved it even after re reading it.I don t think I have the words to properly convey how much I absolutely adored this book It was rather unexpected the way it just pulled me in I started it thinking one thing and by the end of it, I was crying my eyes out, completely floored by how wonderful and amazing it had all been It was one of those books you feel satisfied when the end comes and yet you wish you could have just a little bit It was that bitters [...]

    25. Fsabtow says:

      I never write reviews Ever I rely on them but selfish to busy to write barely enough time to read ole me doesn t write reviews comments anything on the world wide web This book Yanked me out of self titled importance and practically begged me to write something I ve read my fair share of romance, and never in my lengthy and at times unhealthy experiences have I read a tale so beautiful and heart wrenching and funny and splendid I smelt the ocean I felt her anguish His heartache I was transported [...]

    26. Searock says:

      4.5 stars

    27. Katie says:

      Let me say that I never write reviews This is my first review I just had to write and muddle through my thoughts so that I can move on.I m not sure how I ll read another romance after this I think this book may give me some serious book hangover So many romances are trivial and this is not I don t ever expect Laura Kinsale s books to be trivial or shallow, but holy cow This one blew the others that I ve read of hers out of the water as far as character depth and characters that are REAL Sheridan [...]

    28. Regan Walker says:

      Masterful, Absorbing Storytelling An intriguing, well written tale of a tortured hero who must come to terms with his past, and a brave young woman who must face reality Kinsale s dialog is snappy, her humor dry and fitting and the characters inner thinking terribly witty and appropriate for the times The twists and turns are clever and the angst believable Very well done Set in England, the Falkland Islands, the Middle East and Europe, beginning in 1827, this is the story of Olympia, Princess o [...]

    29. Barbara Elsborg says:

      Oh wow, just what I was in the mood for A well written, over the top historical romance that had everything in it I loved both hero and heroine, especially the hero with his PTSD just when you wondered what else could happen to this pair, the author came up with something else I could see how it might annoy some readers maybe it did go on a bit too long, a bit too much back and forth between them but I needed a long book to read on a lazy afternoon and this was perfect I can t wait to read by h [...]

    30. Cheryl says:

      This was the first actual romance novel I ve ever read I usually read mystery, action, sci fi, etcI was very surprised by this book.was just expecting all lovey, doveyjust look at the cover and you can see what I expected The book had a good story line and was mainly a love hate story of two people, but there was a lot of action as the characters fought pirates, struggled to live on a shipwrecked island, etc

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