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Maddie is a reclusive rose grower with Secrets. John, a shapeshifting Private Investigator who wants to be left alone.
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The Circle of Fire is a romantic paranormal mystery with not much of a 'who dun it' aspect. The characters are likable enough, though Maddie annoyed me sometimes with her running internal monologues of put downs and variations of 'what a bad person I am'.
The romance also felt a little forced but was still entertaining. And I did feel a little robbed with the ending, but overall the story lines and the case was still nicely wrapped up. I did not like this as much as the Nikki and Michael and Riley Jensen novels. But I would read this again for a light, easy read.
Don't give in to your fears. Take control of your own life and never live 'down' to the expectation of others.
I wish I could start fires with just a single thought. It would make BBQ's and campfires soooo much easier.
I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a quick, light, entertaining romance with a little 'flight of fancy' :)
I liked the author's Riley series, had problems with her Darkness books, and didn't like Emberley at all. It made me hesitant to try another series, but I had some free time and needed some light reading, so I gave this book a try. It filled my need for a pleasant, non-controversial, and uncomplicated way to pass a few hours. It did get VERY tedious when the main female character constantly pushed away the male love interest time after time, and her victiomhood was a badge displayed so prominently that it quickly got under my skin, but the writing was good, the plot moved along nicely, and the heroine and hero lived happily ever after. Just what I needed. Sometimes it is nice to know what is about to happen in a book - there is comfort in that certainty. The world building was slightly lacking, but I didn't think it made the story less satisfying as a paranormal romance. Maybe her other books in the series will explain the magical systems and how that world differs from our own, but I don't like it when those basics aren't explained right from the beginning. It's just a pet peeve of mine.
If you are looking for a quick, simple read, this book may be of interest to you.