She can run, but she can never escape her past…
Sophie was abandoned at birth and grew up neglected and abused. Her only friends were computers, until she met Cole Hunter. He became her everything: brother, protector, and partner in crime.
She believed that nothing could ever tear them apart. Until it did.
Years later, when news of Cole’s murder reaches Sophie, she completely snaps. She will tear down heaven and earth to find his killer, even enlisting the help of her ex-military ex-boyfriend.
But the more she gets involved with the investigation, the more she puts herself at risk…
When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. He became obsessed with architecture and rebuilding his life.
Sophie became his secret weapon. Protecting her was his purpose. But Sophie was damaged right from the start, and Cole always feared he wouldn’t be able to save her from her enemies or from herself…
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Psychological
Stand-Alone: Mostly – The story ends but there are still several unanswered questions open storylines
Part of a Series: Yes Book 1 of the Sophie Shields Series
POV:Dual – Sophie in 2016 and Cole in 2003
Wow! This book is beautiful, powerful, funny, insane, brutal and could be quite the trigger for some readers. The way this book was written oscillating between past and present makes it all the more powerful. The love between Scarlett (or Sophie as she is now known) and Cole is evident as is how damaged they are. Both are smart and funny and destructive to those around them. They are stronger together but have been torn apart.
The Fireproof Girl is gripping and fast-paced. It shows the will to survive. The humor throughout breaks up the serious parts and makes the subject matter digestible . If the humor was not there I couldn’t have read it – especially dealing with the violence that Sophie endured as a young girl. Some of my favorite humorous moments include the car the Sophie didn’t steal, the airbag bra, and the pleading deals made with the universe which include giving up coffee and possibly taking up smoking to replace the coffee (Sophie didn’t think that one through).
I received a copy of this book from ebook Discovery. I voluntarily reviewed this book. This is my honest review.
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My Favorite Quote:
He would drive to the end of the earth.
So, where exactly is that? The end of the earth?
I’ve been mulling it over in my brain.
I even used the Google Maps app on my phone to search for the “end of the earth” but the only result I got was a church in New Jersey. That’s way too far to drive, and I highly doubt Cole would be there. But it does have a good review on Yelp. Apparently, that church is an excellent place to pray for your sins in order to avoid burning in hell—if you trust the Yelp reviews.