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Review: Fuel the Fire by Krista & Becca Ritchie

“And I hear alarm clocks beeping, laughter in the kitchen, yelling by the pool. I listen to the vigorous pulse of our future, roaring with life.”

I first read Fuel the Fire in 2015. I finished it in a couple of days, and immediately reread it. I loved it that much. I emotionally declared that Fuel the Fire was my favorite book out of the Calloway Sisters series. I had such a deep and raw reaction to it.

On a whim, I decided that I wanted to revisit the book. There is something exciting yet terrifying when you revisit something that you love. Feelings of whether the love is of the concept or if the subject does not hold up to the unrealistic expectations that you have proudly held it up to so long loom in the background.

I’m grateful and happy to declare that after reading Fuel the Fire again, I still have such a great love for the book. I think I might love it more. After being away from these characters for so long, it felt like coming home.

Fuel the Fire is the third book in the Calloway Sisters series. It centers on Rose Calloway Cobalt and Connor Cobalt as they fight to protect their family after being faced with numerous obstacles.

When you read a Krista and Becca Ritchie book, it is about the journey. And Fuel the Fire is proof of that. There are going to be ups and downs. You will cry uncontrollable. It is going to feel like you heart is going to burst out of your chest. But once you reach the end, you cannot help but acknowledge what a wonderful and beautiful journey it was.  

The authors have a gift of hooking you and keeping you captive. The writing is yet simple but impactful. The attention to detail is amazing; every read you’ll find things you never noticed. There are tiny threads that trace all the way back to first book in series. Moments that may seem small but add so much depth to the story and characters.

I’ve read this book several times now, and I still want more, but I understand that all good times must end.

Characters

Rose and Connor are painted as this unstoppable and brilliant forces, who have the job of making sure that no one falls apart when there is trouble. They are the guardians. But like the Latin phrase asks, who guards the guardians?

Like mentioned before, Rose and Connor are fighting to protect their family in Fuel the Fire. But when you’re fighting an obstacle with a huge caliber, you sort of begin to almost lose or doubt yourself. This book perfectly illustrates how it feels to fight with everything you have to protect our family but also fight an internal battle with yourself.

Although out the book, we witness the love between Connor and Rose and the love they have for their family. These two characters are incredible and their development at the end is amazing.

Like all books in the series, Fuel the Fire does not solely focus one a particular.  Although one couple is front and center, however, other characters do not just stand in the background. They have they have their own storyline as well.

There is something so beautiful that the way Krista and Becca write these characters. I personally like to describe them as beautifully flawed. They are not perfect humans who make all the right choices and say all the right things. They are raw and relatable. I love them all and they are characters that I will never forget.

Final Analysis

Fuel the Fire is so much more than a book for me. It is an experience that I’m glad that I got to be a part of.

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