Stealing Fire



In glittery 1980’s Los Angeles, Beau Kellogg, a brilliant lyricist now reduced to writing advertising jingles, yearns for one last Broadway hit to compensate for his miserable marriage and disappointing life.

Amanda Harary, a young, idealistic singer out of synch with her contemporaries, dreams of appearing on Broadway, while she holds down a demanding day job at a small New York hotel.

When older man and younger woman meet in a late-night phone conversation over the hotel’s switchboard, it is the beginning of something neither has ever found – an impossible situation that will bring them each unexpected success, untold joy, and piercing heartache… until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever.

STEALING FIRE is, at its heart, a story for romantics everywhere, who believe in the transformative power of love.

REVIEW: This is not your average romance/love story. Set across the backdrop of the music industry in the 1980’s with all of its enticing charms, dreams and troubles, the two main characters, Beau and Amanda are extremely well developed.

I have to admit that I worried about the title of this book being one that seems rather too popular. My worry was completely unfounded given it perfectly suits the type of relationship that develops between Beau and Amanda as their story unravels.

The book is extremely well written and I could in no way fault the structure and cohesivity of the story. However the story didn’t capture me like, Forward To Camelot… Another of Susan’s works. Hence the four stars.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


17 thoughts on “Stealing Fire

      1. But I had big plans for you this summer!!! 😛
        It’s ok, I’ll send gollum to keep you company instead. 😀


    1. Not familiar with that one… I don’t generally read romances either and I dread them as requests to be honest. If there’s more to it, like a proper murder/mystery, suspense etc, that helps to alleviate some of the strain. 😀


      1. It was one I did a paid-for review a while back. It was very cleverly done, total five stars from me. It has three stories running within it, but no dissonance, and an interesting sci-fi type/futuristic aspect to it too. There was no gush or slop, the romance as such, just blended in. I was intrigued by the premise: going back in time in your memory to see how things could have been different. And then having to cope with real life afterwards. It was clever. Much better than A meets B, instant dislike but jump into bed after not very long, fall in and out with each other … yawn. Oh, and there were some good flashbacks to 60s(?) racism in Tomorrow too.

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          1. I’ve got a draft review kicking around somewhere that I’ve never got round to publishing. Plus, when me and the other reviewer complained about errors, she actually got them corrected. Some authors are too arrogant to do that.


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