"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 well!

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
Genre: Shape-shifter
Book Length: Plus Novel

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(Pure Wildfire: Book 1)
by Lynne Connolly

Ellora's Cave
January 1, 2008
Available: January 23, 2008
ISBN #1419914383
EAN #9781419914386
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Lynne Connolly

Red Shadow
Red Heat
Treasure Laid Bare
Red Alert
Crystal Captive
Chemistry of Evil
Alluring Secrets
Liquid Crystal
Topaz Delirium
Cat's Eyes
Jewel of the Dragon
Rubies of Fire
A Griffin’s Treasure
The Haunting
Jewel of The Dragon
Chemistry of Evil
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