Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Review - Angel on Fire by Jacquie Johnson




All Angela wants is to understand why her father, security specialist Mac McKenzie, dropped dead on a sidewalk in Boston. Instead, she is thrust into the midst of an international conspiracy when she discovers that her father was working on a classified project at the time of his death. Now, the FBI, a terrorist and a killer have her in their sights.
Former Navy SEAL turned undercover operative, Chase Romero thinks his boss is overreacting when he orders Chase to small town America to protect Angela. But he changes his mind when her home is burglarized and “accidents” begin to happen. The real question becomes, how can he keep her safe if he keeps tripping over his own heart?
After shooting an intruder, Angela flees the scene, and the FBI issues a warrant for her arrest. On the run for her life and her freedom, she places her trust in Chase. As they travel from New England, to the nation’s capital, to the shores of Lake Michigan, the trail – and their attraction – grow hotter. Together, they team up to prevent a global financial market meltdown and face a killer who will stop at nothing to get his hands on the project Mac protected with his life.

This was a fun and quick read – as in I flew through it and was done before I knew where I was. It started off with the story and just kept going. Everything that was there was there for a reason with no moments were I wanted to just get passes it and back to the action.

There was a good mixture of action and romance with plenty of cute moments between our main characters – I don’t know about you guys but I always go all jelly legged when a hero kisses the top of a heroines head…there is something so cute about it… Ok, just me then. Moving on. And besides who doesn’t want a man who takes you shopping to buy a nice dress and then takes you for dinner?

Angela was just my kind of girl. Random, sometimes awkward and messing things up (but with good intentions). And that made her human and fun to read about – although I did want to grab her and shake her a few times when she acted like a silly kid…

Chase did confuse me a little bit and I couldn’t quite decide if I liked him or not. It was like he was being painted at as the Alpha male – dominating and all the jazz – but it wasn’t continuous so it seemed more like he was suffering from mood swings. But when he lost his temper there was a reason behind it!

Some moments gave me a slight feeling off a 007 movie. One minute he is getting shot at and beaten up and then the next he is wining and dining the choice of the week.... Not that that is EXACTLY what happens but I got that feel from it Smile

I was a bit disappointed by how quickly they ended up in bed together, especially under the circumstances. I couldn’t help but think the time and place was a bit off.

Although I did have some teeny weeny issues with the characters it was not enough for me to not care what happened to them. They were all likeable and well-rounded. I hope *fingers crossed* that there will be future books based on some of the supporting characters as each of their stories would be great fun to read – especially Chase’s best friend Sean…

So as not to risk spoilers I shall leave it there guys.

All in all this was a fun read and I would recommend it if you are looking for something to get some laughs out of but at the same time would like some actions – and of course – romance. Red heart

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(This book was provided to me in e-book form by Lightning Book Promotions as part of the Angel of Fire Blog Tour)


  1. Thanks for the review and for having Angel on Fire on your blog.


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