Outback Flames (Review)
Title: Outback Flames
Publisher: Sunburnt Enterprises
Published Date: 1st January 2015
Rating: 3 Stars
thirteen, Zoe Montgomery’s life changed overnight, the night her family and
their property, Montagreen, went up in flames. The incident and her previous
memories are wiped from her mind. Whisked away moments later by an unknown
aunt, Zoe learns to grow up fast and learns the value of hard work.
Fifteen years later, after overhearing her aunt’s whispers about Montagreen,
and a girl called Zoe Montgomery, the name on her bracelet, Zoe’s suspicions
increase. She flees the only life she has ever known, and escapes her aunt’s
harsh lies and abuse, to return home to find answers and rebuild.
However, returning opens not only the devastation she’d left behind, it reveals
the torment her childhood sweetheart suffered which almost destroyed his life.
As Jordan works on the restoration of Montagreen, can they battle their way
through a mountain of obstacles and take over where they left off, or is it too
wasn’t necessarily a bad read. However, it wasn’t a memorable or unique read at
all. I am generally not a huge fan of the romance genre because I believe a lot
of romances simply blend into one another – there needs to be something
different to add to the mix. But this book didn’t have that ‘something different’
which I feel always needs to be there.
read. I think the author did try to go for a bit too realistic a kind of
dialogue seeing as Zoe ended up saying things like ‘um’ a lot, and it irritated
me. I could understand the want for realism, but it got repetitive quickly, and
lot as a child and was basically grown up like Cinderella. I loved how strong
she was and eager to start her life again, even though she wasn’t completely
sure how she was going to do it. She was all prepared to be independent, but I
am grateful that she didn’t have to be because she was still going through a
traumatic time and needed someone to support her. That ended up being Jordan
who has known Zoe since they were young but is harbouring his own secrets. I
liked him well enough, but there didn’t seem to be anything very special about
him from what I could see.
a soft spot for stories that are set anywhere but the usual America or Britain
combo. So having this set in sunny Australia? Bonus points from me.
only known each other for days, and they seem to be ready to go into a serious
relationship. I couldn’t see that being very realistic. And by the end of the
novel I believe they have known each other for approximately a month but they
end up making a pretty big decision in their relationship. I found it all to be
too soon and too much. Slow down! This is also a pretty clean romance (anything
heading in the explicit direction has the scene cut and left open ended.)
could’ve been a lot more suspenseful but I wasn’t getting that impression at
all, and that left the book feeling a bit flat and bland. I couldn’t feel the
sense of a climax.
about it excepting the setting.
your house was on fire?