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I've read a lot of "first" novels, but this one had the feel of having been written by a seasoned pro. LoLo Paige writes with such insight and passion that I felt like I was right there with the characters. I could almost feel the heat of the wildfires that surrounded the crews as they staved off threats to the community and, in some cases, to each other. The attraction between Tara and Ryan was crafted so well that I was on edge wondering when they would let go of their doubts and fully go for it. I am definitely looking forward to reading the next book in the series and following the journeys of characters who piqued my curiosity in this first book.
“Alaska Spark,” indeed. The men are wild and yummy and the women are strong and lovingly feisty. The plot moves along at a fast pace and it’s obvious Lolo Paige loves Alaska and knows about firefighting first-hand. It’s hard to believe this is her debut novel. I look forward to seeing some of the characters return in the second in the series, which I hope will be out soon. Nice work.
This book is so well written you forget that it is friction and beautifully honors the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to save ours. From beginning to end it portrays the story of firefighters putting everything they have on the line to save lives even at their own expense. Tara is a firefighter following in her dads footsteps and wants to be as good as he was. Ryan is a fire jumper in Alaska and has been asked to keep an eye on her when she is sent to Alaska for a few months. Both have personal demons to overcome. Sparks fly between them as hot as the flames they put out with both fighting their attraction. This is so beautifully written, I can't wait to read more books by Lolo. As action packed and intense as it sometimes gets, you will also find plenty of humor. I don't know when I ha e enjoyed a story more and feel honored to be able to read it.
I don't normally read romance novels, but I was intrigued by the wildlands firefighter twist. Paige did an excellent job of taking you into the heat of the battle against the blazing wildfires in Alaska. Very exciting and well written.
This book was an informative, blazing success! I learned so much about fire jumpers... living in the Plain states fire jumpers really are something we read about, or hear about with the forest fires rage out of control in the west, or northern states! It peaked my curiosity and my interest! Alaska Spark was filled with twists & turns, love & hate (harsh word!) but a very suspenseful read! And always the romance that occurs through the pages of the book! I gave it 5 stars because I was totally entertained and it was difficult to put it down! My criteria for a good good book!
This was a fun, easy read. The character development was really good. It kept my interest to the point that I didn’t get anything done for two days! The sparks between Tara and Ryan started at the beginning of the book and the dance between them continued throughout. I would like their saga to continue. Additionally, it was also very informative regarding the dangers encountered during forest fires and how crucial firefighters are. Lolo Paige is a very gifted story teller and is able to keep her audience entertained and wanting more!
This stand-alone is easy to follow and difficult to put down. No editing errors, gratuitous violence or drag-you-down drama. Was the ex-fiancé murdered?
Compelling storyline of firefighters, including the different types of wildfire crews. Realistic procedures, actions and reactions. Believable characters with distinct personalities. Thought-provoking and memorable dialogue.
‘Too late. She’d already gone down Guilt Street and hung a right on Failure Avenue.’
I will re-read this story and look forward to other works by this author.
I really love this book, I can’t wait for the next one in this series. Even though I love this book & gave it 5 stars. I will say I didn’t think the visions or whatever they were called when Tara died fit this book. They felt really spiritual compared to the rest of the book. & seemed out of place.
But over all I loved the booked. I loved all the side characters too. Hope they all get their own books too.
I was up until three a.m. and had to force myself to go to bed and just finished reading. The action is intense. I live on the West Coast and our firefighters are heroes, but I learned a lot from this novel and have an even greater appreciation for what they do.
The characters have wounds they both have to overcome to fight physical and inner battles. The story and character arcs are great. As an author, I tend to be a fussbudget but this was really, really, well done.
I love to read books set in Alaska! Alaska Spark hooked me right from the beginning. Lolo's true-to-life characters and the slow-burning romance between Tara and Ryan kept me burning the midnight oil to finish the book. Her fast-paced action and vivid descriptions of fire and the land are still fresh in my mind long after finishing the book. Can't wait to read the second in the series, Alaska Inferno.