Summary

Evangeline Morrissey remembers the last time she saw her husband: it was during their honeymoon, right before he stole her grandmother's earrings and abandoned her. Now, five years later, the enigmatic man who'd broken her heart and destroyed her trust is back. But she's not the same naive young woman who fell for him so easily.
Marrying Evangeline and letting her think he was nothing but a common thief had been James Bishop's plan all along. As an assassin for the Committee, a covert agency dedicated to stamping out international crime, he had no business even thinking about marriage. But it was the only way to protect Evangeline after she'd unwittingly wandered into his operation against a group of human traffickers, placing herself in grave danger. And now that James's vigilant watch over Evangeline's life has revealed to his enemies that she's his one true weakness, he must set out to have, to hold, and - above all - to protect his bride.
©2015 Anne Kristine Stuart Ohlrogge (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Angela Brown on 04-03-17

Fantastic. A very gripping story.

The characters, action packed story line,humour, sarcasm and sex were believable. Along with the violence and emotional moments . Anne Stuart, l simply must read more of your novels ASAP😉

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4 out of 5 stars
By Kindle Customer on 03-06-15

Listening to Anne Stuart is like eating M&Ms.

Anne Stuart is addictive. If you have read one, then you know what to expect for the others but this is a good thing. Dependable edgy romance between characters who are usually old enough to be past the 20 something angst that is so popular in current romantic fiction. My only complaint would be that as much as I like Jill Redfield as a narrator, she made the characters in this novel sound exactly like the characters in all of the Susanne Wright novels that she also narrates. I found that to be a distraction.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alisa on 31-05-15

An unforgettable roadtrip - Committee style.

Consumed by Fire is Anne Stuart at her very best. Stuart's Ice Series of 6 books and one novella introduced the reader to the men and women of the covert, anti-terrorist organization "The Committee". Each principal male character is an anti-hero, some sarcastic, others brooding, but each was witty, engaging and lethal. The female characters were intelligent and ultimately strong and self-reliant. The strength of both main characters in the Ice Series of books is what made them so memorable. Consumed by Fire is the first book in the Fire Series - an off shoot of the Ice Series, and Ms. Stuart's history of strong male and female characters continues.

While on a job in Italy, James Bishop, a Committee operative, meets Evangeline Morrisey, an academic who has a predilection for studying obscure topics of architectural history. (Who knew you could take a class on the architectural history of North American camping lodges). After their initial meeting, the story then moves to several years later when the two meet again. James is a classic Anne Stuart anti-hero, you know he has a good heart; it will just take a long time to be revealed. Events in Italy changed Evangeline from a quiet academic to a self-reliant woman with trust issues trying to forget past events, with little success. James and Evangeline meet and a memorable road trip follows. The conversations and chemistry between James and Evangeline, together with a German Shepard named Merlin, a vehicle named Annabelle, references to prior characters and the introduction of others, that will hopefully be the subject of future books, ensures that Consumed by Fire continues in the tradition of the Ice Series, well written, strong characters who have complicated relationships with blunt dialogue amid the intrigue of romantic suspense and a lot of heat.

You don't need to read any of the Ice books to enjoy this new series, but once you read this book, I suspect you will want to.

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