The Fireproof Girl
(Sophie Shields, #1)
Publication date: September 29th 2016
Genres: Mystery, New Adult, Romance
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.
When I started this book I was not immediately drawn in. It did not really grab my attention until about midway through and then I became more intrigued. But then the book ended so abruptly that is kind of just made me mad. The book was just getting good and then nothing.
The plot of the story was a little interesting. The book dug deep into the abuse that Sophie was submitted to throughout her life, but the book had some other things that did not blend well. It felt as if it was missing some key parts to the story of her CIA career and the real reasons behind Zack’s presence in her life and why she ran from Cole in the first place. I know that the excerpt for the next book states it will dig into why she ran, but that was something that should have been reveled in the first book. These types of things made the story feel holy. It is not a bad read, just hard to get into and missing chunks of story.
Overall the book had some interesting characters and topics. Sophie seems like a deeply disturbed individual who could possibly suffer from a multiple personality disorder. She has had so many identities that I felt like she really does not know who she is anymore. Cole seems to be a strong man, but a little too dependent on Sophi. He seems messed up in the head as well. Maybe this is the attraction between them.
My overall rating on this book is 3 stars.
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