A Handful of Fire – Alexis Alvarez


Gabriel’s son Michael is struggling emotionally with his recovery from a form of cancer. At a loss with how to help, Gabriel skeptically hires Shai, a childhood therapist who specialises in helping children with serious and long term illnesses. Shai soon realises she has a challenge ahead of her, not only with Michael, but Gabriel, a widower who has never really dealt with the loss of his wife and now faces the possibility of loosing his son. Shai also has some scars of her own, but can they help each other heal? Feelings quickly develop, but is it worth crossing those professional and ethical boundaries?

Ok, so there is a lot to love about A Handful of Fire and I can understand why it’s getting such great reviews. It’s an emotionally driven steamy romance told from alternating perspectives with a hint of taboo and a HEA. But here’s the thing, it didn’t grab me. Sure it was an enjoyable, pretty satisfying read, but I didn’t feel as invested as some of the other readers. I did develop a soft spot Michael’s character. He was just so sweet and funny and understanding. Yet I found myself wanting that something more. I know that’s not a really helpful review, but some reads just don’t click.

That wouldn’t stop me from recommending this book though, because I have a feeling a lot of you would love it!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.



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