Overall: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 3/4 🔥🔥🔥
~QD Story Details~
Tear jerker: No
Location: Various, including Camp Citron, Djibouti 🇩🇯 , Democratic Republic of Congo 🇨🇩
Character age range: Early 30s
Lead: Savannah James
Love interest(s): Cassius Callahan
~QD Book Info~
Kindle Unlimited: No
Audible: Yes – narrated by Greg Tremblay
Series: Yes – Flashpoint Series
1. Tinderbox – released February 14, 2017
2. Catalyst – released November 21, 2017
3. Firestorm – released July 10, 2018
Sex/kink type: penetrative, oral
Possible triggers: psychological torture, recounted rape, attempted rape, murder, violence, child slavery mentioned
If James Patterson had a secret protege, I would not be the least bit surprised if it were Rachel Grant. Firestorm is one of the most enthralling political romantic thrillers I’ve read in a very long time.
Conspiracy + Lies
Sex + Betrayal
Drama + Suspense
Brilliant, well-researched writing so vivid that it draws you in and leaves you perched on the edge of your seat, eyes rapidly moving left to right in an attempt to read as fast as your heart is pounding, frantic to get to the next page. I was completely hooked. Stay-up-until-4am kind of hooked.
Get yourself a copy. Pronto.
*Side note 1: I absolutely LOVE that the couple is mixed race. It’s organic to the storyline but I still applaud books that have brown-skinned characters, particularly minority-race heroes. So, YES! 👏👏👏 Love it!
*Side note 2: Can I just fangirl for a second and say how epically cool it is that Rachel Grant is not only a bad ass author but also a real life archaeologist? That is so, so, soooo cool.
CIA covert operator Savannah James is after intel on a potential coup in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but she needs a partner fluent in Lingala to infiltrate the organization. Sergeant First Class Cassius Callahan is the perfect choice, except he doesn’t like her very much. He doesn’t trust her, either, despite the sparks that flare between them, fierce and hot. Still, he accepts the assignment even though their cover requires Savvy to pose as his mistress.
They enter battle-worn Congo to expose the financing for the coup. A trail of cobalt, gold, and diamonds leads them into the heart of a jungle in which everyone is desperate to find the mother lode of ore and gems. Betrayal stalks them as they follow the money, but Savvy will stop at nothing to bring down the would-be dictator before he can ignite a firestorm that will engulf all of Africa.
Deep in the sultry rainforest, spy and Green Beret forge a relationship more precious than diamonds, but Cal knows Savvy is willing to sacrifice anything—or anyone—to complete her mission. As they near the flashpoint, Cal will have to save her from the greatest threat of all: herself.