Eager to find her place in the world and understand the frightening gifts she's been born with, Jessalyne Brandborn leaves her sheltered life to become apprentice to the most powerful sorceress in Shaldar. She hires Ertemis, the deadliest man in the realm, to get there.
With the Legion's bounty on his head, dark elf Ertemis is reluctant to escort Jessalyne but needs the money she offers - especially if he's ever to find out who his father is. On the way, he discovers benefits to Jessalyne's naiveté; she treats him like an equal, not an outlaw.
Swayed by Ertemis' gruff charm, Jessalyne starts to trust him and her emotional walls begin to crumble.
Little do they know that within them lies the hope of the dying elven race, the renewal of Shaldar's beleaguered kingdom and an incredible chance at love. If they don't kill each other first.
©2010 Kristen Painter (P)2016 Kristen Painter
absolutely love this book the narrator is easy to listen to and the storyline keeps you mesmerized throughout the book really worth a listen
Kristen Painter makes me want more and more of her characters once again! Heart of Fire has the perfect amount of romance vs villains. She ties it all up with history between secondary characters giving us a double happily ever after!
"I love a Painter/Harrison combo!"
I really enjoyed this story. It is quite different then the other Kristen Painter books I usually read. I.e. Her Nocturne Falls and Jayne Frost series. It was nice to see a different side to Mrs Painter! This is about Jessalyne a sheltered woman who finds out she is not who she is suppose to be. She hires a deadly man Ertemis to escort her, which is not something he really wants to do. This is a great fantasy with mages and elves! i also absolutely love the way BJ Harrison narrates, the voices fit perfectly with the characters!
"Another great author/narrator collaborative hit"
Kristen Painter's writing with B. J. Harrison's narration are always an unbeatable hit. Just the right amount of intrigue, tension, action, villainous acts, and love all rolled up. Then to top it all off, the incredible narration and distinction of voices done with just the right inflection and emotions. Job well done.
"A very charming Fantasy Romance"
This book was exactly what I hoped it would be, a charming love story, two characters I liked a lot, due to the story line and surprisingly entertaining dialog between the sexy Ertemis and the feisty Jessalyne. There are twists and turns that make the story interesting along with an excellent cast of characters to support the couple's story. I was never board and was sorry to see it end. B.J. Harrison is narrator who knows how to enhance the story with her voice, kudos to her excellence!
This was actually an impulse buy that turned out to be an excellent story and narrator. It's nice to finally listen to a story that isn't completely caught up with graphic sex every other chapter. The author actually concentrated on building the romance and relationship of the main characters . The sexual tension is definitely there but unlike other stories I have listened to lately it's a romance not erotica. I was able to listen to the entire book with out skipping past the literary porn. I'm definitely going to look into more from this author.
This is a great book written by Kristen Painter and narrated by B.J. Harrison. Eager to find her place in the world and understand the frightening gifts she’s been born with, Jessalyne Brandborn leaves her sheltered life to become apprentice to the most powerful sorceress in Shaldar. She hires Ertemis, the deadliest man in the realm, to get there. Swayed by Ertemis’ gruff charm, Jessalyne starts to trust him and her emotional walls begin to crumble. Little do they know that within them lies the hope of the dying elven race, the renewal of Shaldar's beleaguered kingdom and an incredible chance at love. If they don't kill each other first.
The narrator B.J. Harrison did a wonderful job with this book. He did a great job with the different voices of each character in this book. It was very easy to listen to and I didn’t want to stop listening until the end. If you are looking for a great book with well-developed characters then you need to listen to this book. I am looking forward to listening to the next book by this author and narrator. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader’s copy of this book. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
"Heart of Fire by Kristen Painter"
I listened to this book via audible. It was enthralling and entertaining.
I liked the heroines naivety and her perceptiveness at the same time. I admire how she befriended everyone she met and made them feel better or richer having crossed paths with her. And on a deeper level, the cross race acceptance was commendable?
A romance where good triumphs over evil and love conquers all. And magic can be used for good. Lovely.
Wow! I'm at a loss for words. This book is so different than Kristen's other work. She never ceases to amaze me. I mean I have tons of favorite authors, but Kristen has a unique gift. She can write a story in any genre and be a superstar of it. I have yet to read anything of hers that I haven't loved. These characters in this book were so full of life. Very well developed with an amazing world. The hero was so dark and so hunky in a very dangerous sort of way. A bad boy with a big heart on the inside. The hero and heroine balanced each other so well. She was the light to his dark. There were moments I wanted to cry, times I was so angry, and so many time I was laughing so much due to something funny the heroine said. She was a delight. I can only imagine how scared she was of hurting someone with her ability. Yet she also had the gift of healing. I don't want to say too much to give anything away. I loved how it ended. Gosh, I wish I could do it justice but I can't find the words. This was such a unique book. I wish everybody would read it or listen to it. It would make a great movie. I wish she would write a sequel. Read it, you won't be disappointed. It will capture your heart and transport you back in time to another realm. I don't know how to spell the name of the place the elves lived but it was described the way heaven would be. It can only be accessed by opening your heart. And it's such a breathtaking place. The narrator brought this book to life. He is my favorite narrator. Such a great gift of doing voices. I could listen to him all day long.
Loved this book, so happy with how it turned out for all the characters! Loved BJ Harrison's narration as well!
"Heart of Fire"
I did not want to stop listening to this book. I was sucked right in from the first words spoken and adored the narration by BJ Harrison. He does another amazing job with this book.
I adored Jessalyne, she has had such a hard life but has become such an amazing and brave woman. She doesn't allow Ertemis to get away with anything.
BJ Harrison is an amazing narrator and his narrations are always amazing. He has never produced a book I haven't enjoyed his narration.
I had so much trouble putting this book down. I just wanted to keep listening to BJ Harrison reading this story.
This book is seriously amazing I loved it and was constant listening.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.