The Fireproof Girl
Abandoned at birth, Sophie Shields grew up in abusive foster homes, escaping into books and computers for solace. When the constant danger became too much to bear, she ran away, thinking she could survive on her hacking skills alone.
That was until she met Cole Hunter. He became the only person she could trust: her family, her friend, her partner-in-crime. Her everything. After struggling through college and starting their lives together, she believed that nothing could ever tear them apart.
Until it did.
And she’ll do everything in her power to fix what is broken. If it isn’t too late…
When Cole was nine years old, he watched his whole family burn to death in a house fire. Fueled by years of obsession, he started one of the world’s leading architectural firms, with a mission to design homes resistant to fire, earthquakes, floods, and every threat known to man.
Sophie was his secret weapon. She was his purpose. Since they were teenagers, he was determined to build a better life for her, so she could finally be safe, and they could be together.
But disaster has always followed Cole around, ripping away everything he loves. This time, if he isn’t careful…
His enemies might just take him down.
I really didn't expect this novel when I started. I'd assumed that I was going to get a 'traditional' romance novel. The fireproof girl goes way beyond this. This wasn't a simple boy meet girl, they have a few problems, work through them and everyone lives happily ever after. This is the story of two characters their life and the way they feel about one another. It is a love story, but it isn't your common or garden romance book.
Although this book doesn't finish on a cliff hanger. It is very clear that this is the first in a series. There is so much more to find out. We learn a lot about Cole and Sophie's childhood and when they first met. There are lots of hints though about things that we might find out in future books.
I really enjoyed this book. It was a great story and it was gripping from the start. The story draws you in and you want to know more about their past and what's going to happen. I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into the second book in the series and finding out what the future holds for Cole and Sophie. Highly recommended.