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A Handful of Fire by Alexis Alvarez – Book Review


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A taboo relationship…steamy passion…and secrets that can ruin everything.

Single father Gabriel Baystock is rich and powerful, educated and handsome – and helpless when it comes to ensuring his son Michael recovers fully from a childhood cancer. He’ll do anything, even hire award-winning child therapist Shai Bonaventura.

Shai is drawn to brooding, sexy Gabriel, and while she falls in love with the little boy she’s hired to help, she loses her heart to his father. Their powerful chemistry is off the charts hot, and Shai thinks he might be the one to help heal her own demons, even if it means crossing professional boundaries.

But when old secrets from Shai’s past are revealed, it’s not clear if their fragile relationship can survive the harsh reality of the real world…or whether they have the courage to fight for what they really need?

A Handful of Fire is a full-length stand-alone romance (about 80K words) with an HEA. It’s a contemporary love story with a high heat level and gorgeous, poetic prose.


A Handful of FireA Handful of Fire by Alexis Alvarez

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳Alexis Alvarez has not only brought a sweet romantic love story, but also a story with a message that will emotional wreck you…

Shai, a therapist for kids has brought herself into a world filled with confusing emotions and uncertainty when facing Micheal and his sexy, dark father, Gabriel. She is not only one to fix the emotional aspects of Micheal after the psychological events that happened during his time so far, but she also has to deal with Gabriel’s brooding ways of neglecting compassion with his son. She is also one to talk about, since she has a past of her own that has made her the person she is today and helps those kids who need her. Her scars not only hurt her in the past, but they also make her a strong person that not many can relate to. However, Alexis Alvarez has made it into a clear way for her readers to comprehend.

Once Gabriel stops with his past, he learns how to open up with Shai. When they do, DEAR GOODNESS! It is STEAMY! They can never get enough of each other, cause when they are together they have a powerful chemistry that is inseparable in every way. Alexis Alvarez knows how to write the steamy and well intimate scenes. She knows how to transfer from an emotionally hard scene, to a scene full of passion and love.

Overall, this was a love story that I can add to my favorites list because it deserves that said title. It is also a story that I recommend to anyone who is looking for a single father story, who is arrogant and also possessive over not only his emotions but the people whom he loves and adores.

➳Hero rating: 5.0
➳Heroine rating: 5.0
➳Sexual tension rating: 5.0
➳Sex scenes rating: 5.0
➳Sex scenes frequency: 5.0
➳Plot rating: 5.0
➳Dialogue rating: 4.5
➳Storytelling rating: 4.5
➳Story ending rating: 5.0
➳ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review…

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Alexis Alvarez writer erotic fiction. Her books feature strong, intelligent sassy heroines who may enjoy being submissive in the bedroom, but are never doormats or pushovers.

You can find more about her work on her website, where she and her two real-life sisters – who are also romance writers – blog about their books.

In addition to being a romance author, Alexis is also a photographer and digital designer. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and making really inappropriate jokes.



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