I was expecting from this book Maybe too much and it didn t deliver It was not bad, but I have many issuesFirst, I don t get how a woman after 5 years of hell beatings, rape, mental torture, can even look at another man How can she even contemplate kissing a man Not to speak about getting in bed with him But that s what Brynn does She d escaped, travelled half the country to get to New York with her sister She s exhausted, but when she sees Blaze in the coffee shop, she notices him and feels attraction So not something I think an abused woman will do I understand that she s trying to get on with her life, but it was done too quickly The whole story covers one year and they re happily together with children Mah Never heard a seriously abused woman get well so quickly It would have been much believable if the story was stretched in time, following the time line that could have allowed her to heal at a reasonable pace This way it just felt rushed and not believable Blaze too was a bit over the line At first he s tender and gentle, but very soon he s hitting on her heavily After just a couple of weeks he takes her to his home this is another thing I didn t get Brynn going to his house and get his way with her He also orders her around even if it is for her own good, I don t think it was the right path for him to take.The sex parts I found them very mechanical I didn t feel the connection, just the heat Maybe it was because I had all the above perplexities, but I found them highly improbably.So, why did I gave it even 3 stars Because of Marie and because I want for all the abused women out there to have such an easy recovery and to find a good man for them For The Last Five Years, Brynn Langley Has Lived Her Own Version Of Hell On Earth Married To Her Abusive Husband, Carl, In An Attempt To Give Her Sister A Better Life Than The One She Had, She S Finally Reached Her Breaking Point Escaping Is The Only Way To Save Her Life Can She Find The Freedom She S Dreamed Of Forever, Or Will Everything Go Up In Smoke Blaze Prescott, One Of New York S Finest, Falls Hard And Fast For Brynn, The Beautiful Brunette He Meets In The Coffee Shop He Knows There S To Her Story Than What She S Letting On, But Can He Handle Brynn S Past And Give Her Hope For A Brighter Future, Or Is The Heat Too Much For Even This Sexy Firefighter To Handle Word Count , About a year ago my mother in law, the lovely woman that she is, bought my husband and me a Nespresso maker It s like having your own personal Starbucks at home Just pop in a little capsule, fill your milk container, add a little sugar, press one tiny button and voila You ve got yourself a little sip of heaven My husband has always been vehemently against coffee in any form Yes, I do realize that there must be some major malfunction in the area which should house his brain Recently he s broadened his horizons and stepped into the world of lattes and cappuccinos At this point you re wondering what in the name of all things holy this has to do with my book review When I make him a hot, steaming glass of goodness, I of course, have to make one for myself Nespresso Hell, Fire Freedom one completely satisfied, overly alert, dark eye circle sporting book a holic I just could not put this book down not at all I even found myself reading while attempting to make coffee Trapped isn t quite the right word blackmailed might fit the bill a little better You see, Brynn Langley has been living a nightmare for the past five years Five years ago Carl promised to send Marie, Brynn s little sister, and their mother an unemployed, alcoholic waste of space food each week while paying their electric bill in exchange for Brynn s hand in marriage Oh, and the stipulation that she never sees of speaks to her sister ever She finds herself married to the lowest of the low He s horrid We re talking worse than the gunk you find built up in shower drains all that old hair and gross moldy shampoo conditioner mess I m shuddering just thinking about it THAT is Carl He s a bully of the worst kind and he s using Brynn s sister to keep her as his slave, I mean wife I should have seen Carl trying to control me from the beginning as an ominous sign, but I just couldn t see past the fact that this marriage was going to help keep Marie warm and fed That was all that mattered in the end, wasn t it One fateful day things begin to look up for Brynn She s finally able to make her escape and is even able to bring Brynn along for the ride The two escapees make their way to NYC If you can make you can make it anywhere at least according to Frank Sinatra Her new life takes an unexpected turn in a small coffeehouse called Frothy Moustache It s where she meets Blaze Prescott A hunk a hunk of burnin love no really, he s a firefighter Part of me giggled when I read his name You have to admit that a firefighter named Blaze is a little corny Corny in a good way, of course but corny none the less He s a sexy mess of man and has his sights set on Brynn She s a little reluctant at first Who wouldn t be She just came out of the marriage from Hades As the two get to know each other, Brynn learns just how determined Blaze is to have her as his own He ll do ANYTHING to keep her safeI m sorry, Brynn I really am I swear I m not angry with you I just I guess I m not processing this very well, am I You are perfection to me, in every sense of the word You deserve to be cherished, and loved, not beaten and broken You never have to worry about that with me, he promises.As of late, I have had the best book luck ever I just keep getting winners When Madison asked me to review Hell, Fire Freedom, I wasn t too sure about it In fact, I spent a good half hour annoying my husband while trying to pick which book I d like to read next It s always hard to move on when you ve just finished a book that knocks your socks off I finally settled on this one, and I could not have been happier with my choice God help the book that follows this one Eventually I m gonna land on a stinker for now, I ll ride this high Hell, Fire Freedom deals with some tough subject matter it s quite possible that you may spring a leak or two while reading this one so have some tissues handy It s impossible not to love Brynn and her unbreakable spirit The love she has for her sister is a thing of beauty And Shannon s writing Yeah, it s amazing The girl s got talent I can t wait to see what she comes up with next You NEED to add this book to your TBR list. Brynn has suffered abuse from her husband Carl for five long years, so that her sister would be fed and safe Bryn and her sister grew up poor with a mother who spent all her money on alcohol instead of food So when Brynn met Carl and he started to take care of Marie Brynn s sister and Brynn, she thought she was in love and agreed to marry Carl and leave After a particular bad beating Carl comes home with jewelry for Bryn and she knows this is her ticket out Frightened but determined Brynn leave and takes her sister with her Now on the run Bryn knows she has to get as far away from Carl as possible and New York sounds like the right place When Bryn and Marie land in New York they make their way to a woman s shelter and finally it looks like Brynn and Marie s life is not only looking up but falling into place When Brynn and Marie visit a restaurant she see s a man that she find very attractive but when he gives her his number she knows that she isn t ready for any man So when she see s him again and she embarrasses herself she knows her decision is correct and that she needs to focus on her and Marie s life When the shelter offers Brynn a job at the restaurant she saw the hot green eyed man she almost turns down the job but instead accepts Now Brynn see s Blaze all the time he works as a firefighter just down the street, the she see s him the closer they grow Till Brynn agrees to a date It become obvious fast that Brynn s feelings for Blaze are growing stronger the time they spend together and Blaze makes it known that he cares a great deal for Brynn and Marie As Brynn s new life moves forward Brynn s ex husband makes it known that he won t go away easily and that he will never forgive Brynn for leaving With Brynn and Blaze falling in love Brynn has to trust Blaze to not only love but to help keep her safe This was a really good story, the beginning of the book was very powerful and accurate We see what Brynn lives through with Carl not only the physical abuse but the mental abuse and we see how powerless Brynn feels Shannon doesn t gloss over the ugly and that is part of what made this story so good We also get to see the struggles Brynn faces learning to love and trust herself and to believe that she is worthy of love while second guessing not only what Carl told her but what her friends, Marie and Blaze tell her now Blaze was an amazing hero, he loved Brynn with a passion but also knew he had to handle her with care because of her past Not only did Shannon Callahan spend time developing Blaze and Brynn s characters but she put as much time into Marie which really showed in this book I love that we get an epilogue ahh an author after my own heart , and I love love love that this will be a series with different main characters in each book see I told you she was after my heart The writing was good and I m excited to see how this author grows with her other books She has me intrigued and wanting to see where this series gowns So I will definitely be reading the rest of this series Book two will be about Lana who is very briefly mentioned in the book but is in the epilogue, and book three will be about Marie, Brynn s sister I m interested in seeing if Marie is still with the guy she ends up with at the end of this book I really hope Terry gets his own book, he really has me curious and I wanting his story. I had the privilege of being asked by Shannon to read and review this book This is her Debut Novel.This book was Hot, Suspenseful, You all need to Meet Blaze Brynn lives her life married to an abusive husband, all to hopefully give her sister a better life At the age of 17 she agreed to marry Carl because he promised to provide food and pay the bills for her sister and mother She lives a secluded life with Carl not allowed to see anyone or have any friends Carl has been abusive to her since the beginning, but one day he takes things to far and Brynn Decides it is time to get her sister and escape I held my breathe through the entire escape, I kept thinking Carl was going to catch her and she would not get away It was pretty intense Brynn sells off her jewelry and gets her sister Marie from school and board a plane to New York once in New York they find a woman s shelter and they get the help they need to get an apartment, job, and get Marie into school Brynn meets Blaze at the local coffee shop and there is a spark there between them Blaze has fallen and fallen fast for Brynn and he sets out to learn about her Blaze was Hot, sexy, after all he is a fireman he was sweet, caring slowly he builds trust with Brynn and their relationship starts to develop It is not easy though, Brynn Does not trust men She is afraid to get close to Blaze, but her body has other ideas Shannon did a great job with writing this story, she build up the characters at the same time built up the relationship between Brynn and Blaze There is an Epilogue, There will be from the other characters in the book in future books in this series Marie will get her own Book as well as Lana I can not wait to read from Shannon Book Blurb For the last five years, Brynn Langley has lived her own version of Hell on Earth Married to her abusive husband, Carl, in an attempt to give her sister a better life than the one she had, she s finally reached her breaking point Escaping is the only way to save her life Can she find the freedom she s dreamed of forever, or will everything go up in smoke Blaze Prescott, one of New York s finest, falls hard and fast for Brynn, the beautiful brunette he meets in the coffee shop He knows there s to her story than what she s letting on, but can he handle Brynn s past and give her hope for a brighter future, or is the heat too much for even this sexy firefighter to handle Review requested by Author If I could give this book than 5 stars I would What sold me on this book was the cover I mean seriouslywho can resist a fireman Just the outfit can make a normal man into a sex god Unlike some books that don t live up to the promise of their cover I cannot tell you enough how much I adored Hell, Fire, Freedom I feel as if it s been forever since I had a book grab my attention this hard From page 1 I was enthralled by the character of Brynn Her strength in the face of all that occurred was amazing Her will to survive and take care of her family touched my heart Her story is one that many women suffer in silence and sadly some don t survive it When all hope is lost people can give up Brynn doesn t make this choice, she decides to live To fight for her life and that of her sister and in this act she becomes one of my favorite heroins First timer, huh You have to try their chocolate peppermint latte and their almond croissant I swear it will change your life These are the words that will change Brynn s life forever Blaze is everything a reader can want in a hero He s hot, he s protective, he s a FIREMAN He s so sexy that he s Mr August..the hottest month of the year I ve read a lot of books where I have loved the heroin and liked the hero, or liked the heroin and loved the hero, but here Ms Callahan gives us a hero and a heroin that we not only love but adore There is not a single aspect of either one of these characters that I did not absolutely adore Yes they had flaws, it was one of the things that made them so relatable Nothing was perfect and they made mistakes.I know it s easy to be hesitant to pay 3.99 for an untried author but I am here to tell you that this book is worth every penny This book is stand alone with no cliff hanger but there are at least two books in this series Think Kristen Proby and the With Me in Seattle series But with FIREMEN I cannot stress enough about the firemen I wish I could be eloquent in this review but it s late and I m tired I just loved this book so much that the second I was finished all I could think about was that I needed to post a review ASAP I hope that everyone enjoys this book as much as I did. I enjoyed this book The hero, Blaze is a firefighter that s inherited his father s lucrative personal protection company He also rides a Harley So I think the author covered every woman s oooo spot But he s a great alpha male, protective, but not overbearing The heroine is broken, but Blaze is easy to trust If you like Kristen Ashley book, I think you d like this books I love the relationship between sisters in this book as well Just plain enjoyable. or 3.5 Story about abuse, running way and starting a new life It s an easy read would recommend Absolutley loved this book I was on the edge of my seat the whole time reading it Can t wait for the next one. Loved me some Blaze Prescott Oh, and the story was pretty fantastic too Just had to reread this one Loved it just as much the second time around
Shannon Callahan is a wife and a mother of three beautiful girls, who is living in a small city in Canada She spends her days homeschooling, and playing princesses, and her nights reading and writing romance novels.
- Kindle Edition
- 193 pages
- Hell, Fire & Freedom
- Shannon Callahan
- 02 June 2018 Shannon Callahan