The Fireproof Girl
(Sophie Shields, #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2016
Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance
Abandoned at birth, Sophie Shields grew up in abusive foster homes, escaping into books and computers for solace. When the constant danger became too much to bear, she ran away, thinking she could survive on her hacking skills alone.
That was until she met Cole Hunter. He became the only person she could trust: her family, her friend, her partner-in-crime. Her everything. After struggling through college and starting their lives together, she believed that nothing could ever tear them apart.
Until it did.
And she’ll do everything in her power to fix what is broken. If it isn’t too late…
When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. Fueled by years of obsession, he started one of the world’s leading architectural firms, with a mission to design homes resistant to fire, earthquakes, floods, and every threat known to man.
Sophie was his secret weapon. She was his purpose. Since they were teenagers, he was determined to build a better life for her, so she could finally be safe, and they could be together.
But disaster has always followed Cole around, ripping away everything he loves. This time, if he isn’t careful…
His enemies might just take him
I give this book 5 fiery stars!!!
This book had my heart it its grasp all the time. It has a lot of issues and themes that are not suitable for everyone. There are mentions of rape, child abuse, split personalities, etc., but the main issue of the book is one of resilience, love and how much a person can over come what life throws at them.
The two main charachers have a dark past. Shophie has a very very traumatic childhood, since she has never known what a true family is, or what true love means. She has been in foster homes so many times, and not all of them good (mostly never good).
Zack is a very happy child until a fire takes away his family and his happiness.
Life throws them in the mix together, and suddenly they form the family the want and the support they need, but they are just children. What can a child accomplish? Now 13 years, can they actually manage to keep close?
The book is told on both point of view (his and hers), and on the present and in the past. It may sound troublesome, but the author manages to keep the story straight and manages to capture your full attention.
My heart went out to Sophie and Zack soooooo many times. The way a child copes with unspeakable traumas and the understanding of one another, the unbreakable bond and spirit, and the way the author manages to take you to highs and lows, you are in one hell of a roller coaster ride with this book.
If there is one thing I did not like about this book, is about one of the secondary characters that has a good heart and is stringed along the whole book, and the attitude of her towards him, but then again, she had already given her heart away when she was just a little girl.
If you ask me if I would read another book from Loretta Lost, then the answer is a resounding YES.
USA Today bestselling author Loretta Lost writes to experience all the love and excitement that can often be lacking from real life. She finds it therapeutic to explore her issues through the eyes of a different person. She hopes to have a family someday, but until then her characters will do nicely.
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