Book Blurb :
Fiona Nelson has always been one hot ticket—even before she took the conversion serum that gave her superhuman abilities. Fiona’s powers come at a price: lack of human contact, or she won’t be the only thing burning. When she loses control of her emotions, her fire powers run rampant…and she’s hurt enough people already.
But when the man behind her conversion returns to blackmail her into helping him gain power, the only person she can turn to is Ian Jones, the man who broke her teenage heart. The man determined to expose the criminal known as Fireball, whose explosive escapades are just a little too close to Fiona’s M.O.
Ian is convinced Fiona’s dangerous, convinced she’s Fireball, and convinced he’ll damn himself if he doesn’t resist a heat that’s always drawn him to Fiona like a moth to a flame—but Ian has his own secrets.
And he’ll learn far too soon what happens when you play with fire.
Fiona Nelson has made lots of mistakes. First, she’d spent almost her whole life believing that the only affection she deserved was the one given the men after sex; second, hoping that her friend, Ian Jones, the teenage she had a crush on, was strong enough to stand by her; and her third and biggest mistake was to choose the conversion serum instead of the boobs her lover, Patrick Veller, offered her.
It was a serum made from a mysterious asteroid that had narrowly missed taking out the Strip in Las Vegas. When tested on human subjects, they discovered the serum made tiny alterations to normal human capabilities, a sort of radiation Russian roulette.
However, the conversion serum changed her life and made her a Converted, dangerous enough to be classified as a Corrupted. Any strong emotion makes her burn anything she is in contact with, and to get rid of some of her excess energy she has to shoot a fireball, so Patrick considered her useless and left her to defend by herself. Eight years later, he is back.
Deciding to be a seen as a hero and knowing about Fiona’s power, Patrick starts to make his plan a reality by flaming Fiona. He burns an elementary school and robs a bank, killing the security guard. He just needs her appearing to use her fire so he can have the proof needed to convince the world that all Converted are dangerous. Patrick is a Converted, too, but all he can do is kill all the fish within a hundred-foot radius.
Fiona knows already she can’t trust Patrick. So when he threatens her that it’s him or the Conversion Office that believes she is the The Fireball, the person responsible for all the fires, the elementary school and the robbery, Fiona runs to the only person she knows she had studied the Converted, Ian Jones. She meets him again while checking the controlled fire she set to calm herself.
Ian had been a first-year chemistry major when one of the professors at his college had been asked to participate in the preliminary studies of the asteroid, and he’d brought Ian and a few other promising students along to grind samples and clean beakers. Something made him steal one of the samples and inject himself, and that got him expulsion from school, a two-year sentence at a low-security federal prison, and a black stain on his career. Worse, the superpowers he expected to get were nowhere to be seen and he was propelled to study the Converted.
Ian has discovered that Converted—and the Corrupted—leave behind a residue every time they use their powers, and every residue is unique. He tries to make the Conversion Office listen him, but they seem to ignore him.
When Fiona tells him everything, Ian knows she is not a killer and soon he is surprised to discover that he is immune to her fire. Here is a funny scene I want to share with you:
“Remember?” she teased, tugging the shorts over her bottom so that only the top lacy part of her panties showed. “The part about not being able to have sex for the past eight years?”
“You want sex.” It wasn’t a question.
“Don’t be ridiculous.” She practically ripped her shirt as she pulled it off. “I don’t want sex. I need it. And you’re going to give it to me even if I have to tie you to that chair first.”
Ian decides to keep Fiona as his, but needs to prove her innocence before doing it; however, while he is at the Conversion Office, Patrick breaks into his home, burns it and kidnaps Fiona. And then Patrick takes Ian too, so he could have somebody he can use to force Fiona to create a riot.
Now… who is the one to save the day? You will never guess who!
The story is fast, intense, and charming … a reading you can’t let go until you get to the end. This is a book you shouldn’t miss, a book worth adding to your TO READ list. 5 couples.
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Source : Publicist Provided For Review
Released : September 7th 2012