Chasing Fire is more than your average romance novel as it has all the makings of a murder mystery as well. The novel tells the story of Rowan Tripp who is a fire jumper. When Rowan’s jump partners dies in a fire she is partnered with the rookie Gull Curry. Gull takes an instant liking to Rowan, but she does not want to mix her business life with her personal life.
This all takes a turn when there is a murder and Rowan is in danger. She starts to open up to the idea of having Gull in her life. The two questions that remain are whether their romance will last fire season and if they are able to stop the murderer before one or both of them are killed.
The occupation of the main characters is a far cry from what you generally find in this genre. The dangerous life the characters lead adds to the overall plot when the murder is involved. The language used for these characters is a bit different to what you would normally see from this author. However, this just adds to the realism of the story and the connection you have with the characters.
The characters are also very well thought out and they develop throughout the book. Rowan is a strong woman who knows what she wants out of her live. This does not make her aloof or unapproachable as she has a wonderful rapport with the other fire jumpers. Gull is a man interested in many things and set on living his life the way he wants to. These different personalities make the novel interesting to read as they play off each other.
The suspense of the murder and the overwhelming fear of who the next victim is actually increases the overall romance in the novel. Chasing Fire is a great romance novel filled with some suspense and camaraderie.