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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Book Review: The Fireproof Girl (Sophie Shields, #1) by Loretta Lost + giveaway

The Fireproof Girl (Sophie Shields, #1)
by Loretta Lost
September 29, 2016
Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance
361 pages
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.

Sophia never met her parents, she was abandoned at birth. She went through the system jumping foster home to foster home some of which she was neglected and even abused. Sophia did not have much, she had no friends other than her cherished computer and a boy named Cole.

Cole went through the system as well, however, Cole was not abandoned. His fate was very different. One no worse than the other. He watched his parents burn to death in his home. This was probably why he was so enamored with architecture.

Sophia and Cole's circumstances, although different, still did not matter in the end. They had no parents or family and had no choice to enter the foster system. They met in the same foster home and became inseparable. Cole became her protector her older pseudo-brother protecting her as best he could until the one night that changed everything. Years later Sophia learns of Cole's murder and she comes apart. She will do what it takes to find his killer even if she has to accept help from her ex-military ex-boyfriend.

Sophia and Coles's story hit nerves right from the beginning. I could not put the book down as I learned of not only their fate in the foster home but what transpired later up until his death in adulthood. The emotion and heart break of two young teens as they journeyed into adulthood with not much difference in their young lives except making something of themselves. I could not never even imagine what they went through.

For those who don’t know me, to stir that kind of emotion in me means a lot. It was exceptionally well written and had me right from the start. I don’t want to give too much away but the love story between Cole and Sophia has drawn up lots of emotion in me. Loretta Lost truly captured that in her writing.

I highly recommend this story

5 Fostered Sheep

Tammy K

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Loretta Lost writes to experience all the love and excitement that can often be lacking from real life. She finds it therapeutic to explore her issues through the eyes of a different person. She hopes to have a family someday, but until then her characters will do nicely.

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  1. This sounds really well written with a lot of emotional substance! Great review, Sharon!

  2. This sounds like an exciting read with lots of thought involved.

  3. This sounds like a great story to read!

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