by Susan Sloate
An audiobook Romance published on May 11th, 2018 by Covfefe Press. Read by Mapuana Makia
In glittery 1980s Los Angeles, once-celebrated Broadway lyricist Beau Kellogg is disillusioned, unhappily married and yearning for one last musical hit, while he writes advertising jingles for quick money. Meanwhile, in New York, idealistic young singer, Amanda Harary, works a demanding day job at a charming West Side hotel. From their first fiery phone conversation, sparks fly, and when they begin to talk late at night, miracles begin to happen. They weren’t looking for each other but what they find together is a once-in-a-lifetime understanding, impossible joy, and piercing heartache…until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever. Stealing Fire is a story for romantics everywhere, who believe in the transformative power of love.
It was a very well written novel but the age gap and themes throughout were a little weird. I didn’t feel like it was particularly romantic nor that the romantic parts were very effusive.
The novel takes place during the 1980s, which means, as a 23 year old, there were some scenarios that made me feel indignant and not necessarily something I think will hold up.
As an audiobook, I think the POV changes were a little abrupt at times. I couldn’t always tell what POV was talking at which moment.
Besides that, the book was very enjoyable.
The sneak peeks behind that red curtain of Broadway was a delight and the way the author was able to entwine a love story and a coming of age story within that world was marvelous.
I just couldn’t support the relationship. not really. I felt kinda grossed out by the age gap because that’s about the age gap between my father and I and thats a hard solid no. Stealing FireI just couldn’t support the relationship. not really. I felt kinda grossed out by the age gap because that’s about the age gap between my father and I and thats a hard solid no.
But I freely admit that’s not my thing and if you don’t feel bothered by trivial things like age then STEALING FIRE is definitely for you!
Let me know what you think!