Sunday, September 20, 2015
Review of Light My Fire by Christie Ridgway
Years ago, Rolling Stone magazine dubbed the nine collective children of the most famous band in the world “Rock Royalty.” Now all grown up, the princes and princesses are coming back to L.A.’s Laurel Canyon to discover if love can be found among the ruins of a childhood steeped in sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll.
One touch will start a fire…
World-weary band tour manager Ren Colson leaves his London business behind for a stay in Southern California, never expecting to wake up beside Cilla Maddox. Cilla Maddox—who in the years since their last meeting has turned sexy as hell. But she deserves more than a man hardened by long nights, dark roads, and too many faceless women.
One night will change her world…
Cilla Maddox not once imagined she’d see the bad boy of her dreams again. But then he’s sharing her air, her home, her bed. Though he claims he has no heart, she wants it to be hers. Can she convince him that the flames that leap between them might signify forever?
I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest, unbiased review. Having been a reader of Christie Ridgway's in the past I knew her writing style so I had an idea of what to expect in regards to the storytelling she was going to have. I think Christie did a great job of developing her main characters. She allowed you to learn about their past all the way up to the present day. That is something you are really good at as an author or not. In addition, I felt she did a great job of setting the scene for the book. She made it very realistic of what a child of a rock star could look like and how their life could turn out. Lastly, I think the item that she did a great job of talking about was in regards to Cilla and her ex boyfriend and how he was very controlling and possessive. She did a very good job of describing the effects that could have on a woman and her ability to trust men.
In regards to the writing style of this book I would say that it was okay. Of all of the books that I have read of hers I would say that this was not at the top of the list. I think that the story line was great and kept my interested. However, I think that the sexual innuendos through out the book were over done and in someways distracted the reader from the real story of the book. I think this is something a new reader of hers could see as distracting and not want to continue reading the book.
All in all I thought that this book was very interesting and had a great storyline. Although this writing stysle of hers isn't my favorite it won't stop me from reading more books of hers and or more in this series.