Author: ZA Maxfield
Narrator: Shannon Gunn
Publisher: Self Published
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 10/27/2016
Length: 03 hours 00 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Re-release of 2009 novella – Fire cost Jared Kenny his home and all his memories of the man he’d loved for over half his life. But it also brought him firefighter Adam Collins and the purest blue eyes Jared had ever seen.
Despite the best efforts of his department, Adam had to watch with Jared while Jared’s house burned to the ground. Something about the man touched Adam and made him want to follow up and protect him. Later, when the two of them gave in to their passion, it burnt and bared them both.
So Jared ran…from Adam, from his past, and from everything their future together could hold. He tried to start a new life, taking only his newfound passion for glass and his obsession for a finding a particular shade of blue, the blue of the heart of a flame. It took a near-tragedy to teach him that the blue he sought, he’d had all along…in his firefighter’s eyes.
Jared is kind of an insufferable character. I never could grow to care for or about him. I think part of that was the narration (see narration review) and part of it was because of who he was as a character. He is egotistical and just not terribly likable. At least not for me.
Adam, for his part, is a fairly one-dimensional character. He is a firefighter and a firefighter and well a firefighter. Oh and he is hot for the (presumably) older Jared. I was, however, able to see Adam’s emotions better than I was Jared’s.
It was hard to believe they were as deeply in love as Jared claimed they were, however the ending is sweet enough to make up for these flaws.
Shannon Gunn did okay with the narration of Blue Fire. He was pleasant enough to listen to. However, his version of Jared was way more haughty than I was picturing. It was to the point that I couldn’t find any empathy for the character.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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