"I fell for her firebirds"
Corinne Westfall, classical guitar wunderkind. Aidan
Hawthorne, supernova rock guitarist. What could possibly
bring these two together? John Westfall, Corinne's father
and record producer/promoter extraordinaire, who will stop
at nothing to increase his power base. Unfortunately for
Aidan, Westfall has spotted him as a firebird shifter and
has plans to control him as he does Corinne. Fortunately
for Corinne, Aidan is no pushover, and he has no plans for
either of them to be trapped in Westfall's cage. And the
heat that builds between the two musicians, both onstage
and in private, is enough to spark a wildfire.
This story resonated with me on multiple levels. As a
musician, I felt Ms. Connolly's knowledge and love for
music; I believed her characters' emotions, reactions, and
involvement with their craft. As a lover of the paranormal,
I fell for her firebirds, especially Aidan. He was tender,
fierce, witty, and totally sexy; I loved his devotion to
his music and his family. Corinne's frustration with her
life (and her bitchy sisters), her disgust with the way her
career was headed, and her passion for music were
beautifully portrayed, and the two of them together
practically leapt off the page. I could clearly visualize
the concert scenes—I just wish I could have heard them, as
One of my favorite "keeper" books as a child was "David and
the Phoenix "; now with Lynne Connolly's "Sunfire" I have
a "grown-up" phoenix book to treasure and re-read. If you
love shapeshifters, and want a change from all the
(lovely) "cats and dogs", or if you love music and
musicians, don't miss this book. I know I can hardly wait
for the next installment of this series!
Reviewed by Julia Clark
Posted January 30, 2008
Rock meets classical. Paranormal meets mortal. Will anybody get out alive? The members of rock band Pure Wildfire are firebird shape-shifters. Manager John Westfall will sacrifice anything for the power they wield, even his daughter Corinne.
Corinne attracts Aidan in a way he's never known before. He'll do anything to release her from Westfall's trap. He offers her marriage, but Aidan wants more from Corinne — he wants her heart. And he'll give her his in return.
Classical guitarist Corinne is desperate to escape her father's control. She loves Aidan but craves her freedom — can she trust him to give it to her? Can she trust the wild man of rock with her heart? There's only one way to find out. Dive into the wildfire!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Publisher Note: This book was previously released under the title Wildfire. It has been expanded for publication at Ellora's Cave.
Sexual Content: Rated E-rotic
Book Length: Plus Novel