I have the second book in my Flames series, Flames of Renewal, edited per my critique partner’s feedback and am now looking for more readers. I’m mostly looking for someone to point out plot holes, inconsistencies(with characters or plot), anything that just doesn’t feel right. Since it is the second book in the series, there are references to events from book 1 and you see a lot of the same characters. Still, I don’t know if it’s necessary to have read the first book. But, that’s something else I’d like to know, if there’s anything confusing to someone who picks this up first.
So, anyways, a summary:
James Brooke, the chief fire investigator for Crystal Glen, has carried grief with him for a long time. Losing his wife and son at an early age changed the way he looked at life. He buried their memories deep, thinking it the only way he could continue on. And he always thought he had a content life, even if it wasn’t full of happiness.
Tereza Takoda has suffered from her own loss. She once knew James, and was best friends with his wife. Losing her sent her on a wandering route through life until she found her own happiness with her husband and children. Losing half of her family, her husband and following that, her daughter, but gaining a young child from that, she’s not sure where to go now. Home seems to be the only place where they might all be able to heal and leave the old wounds behind.
Tereza doesn’t expect to see James again, or for him to instantly recognize her. Neither of them expect the sparks that fly between them. But, with trying to be everything her granddaughter and son need her to be right now, she doesn’t know how she would make a place for a new relationship. Or if it would even be a smart thing to start. Still they cannot seem to stop from growing closer together, even as trouble starts rearing up around them. Can they face it together, or will this put out the flame that was growing between them?
Yeah, that needs work, but you get the idea, right? If anyone’s interested in giving feedback on this story, let me know in the comments below.