Book Review: Incendiary by Chris Redding

by - Thursday, August 08, 2013

Title: Incendiary
Author: Chris Redding
Genre: Thriller
Form: Kindle Edition

Book Description: Incendiary
Book Review: Incendiary by Chris Redding
Amazon: Incendiary Paperback

What if your past came back to haunt you?

Chelsea James, captain of the Biggin Hill First Aid Squad, has had ten years to mend a broken heart and forget about the man who'd left her hurt and bewildered. Ten years to get her life on track. But fate has other plans.

Fire Inspector Jake Campbell, back in town after a decade, investigates a string of arsons, only to discover they are connected to the same arsons he'd been accused of long ago. Now his past has come back to haunt him, and Chelsea is part of that past.

Together, Chelsea and Jake must join forces to defeat their mutual enemy. Only then can they hope to rekindle the flames of passion. But before they can do that, Chelsea must learn to trust again. Their lives could depend on it.

Book Review ~ Incendiary by Chris Redding

Incendiary is a novel that covers a lot of aspects. Friendship, love, heartache, anger, betrayal and many more. I enjoyed every chapter. Well done. Ara of My Book and My Coffee

Incendiary is a story that revolves around Chelsea and Jake. These two obviously have history. It didn’t “end” well for them before but you know what they say about “meant to be”, right? If it is meant to happen, it will surely happen no matter when or what. Although I am talking about a possible love story here, Incendiary evidently has more to give. These two actually have a common enemy although they didn't know who (not until later). Suspicions are there but no evidence... YET. I will talk about that enemy in a little bit. For now, let’s talk some more about the characters. 

Chelsea James. She’s one of the main characters in this book. Personally, I like strong-willed woman characters and that’s why it was not a surprise when I instantly liked Chelsea. She’s not just a member of the First Aid Squad …she’s the captain! Kick ass! :) She’s easily an inspiration to readers, especially to female readers. 

Jake Campbell. He’s the new Fire Inspector in town. But he’s not really new in Biggin Hill. He’s the boy who left ten years ago due to a certain reason (you’ll find out once you read the book). He’s also Chelsea’s love interest. Well, as I’ve mentioned, they have history and since he left a decade ago, Chelsea has moved on. But we will see… :) Anyway, his timing (coming back to this town) is rather impeccable. It’s the right time. Chelsea will surely need him. I certainly like his character as he’s like the knight-in-shining-armor we all want to have sometimes. 

Brad James. He’s Chelsea’s brother and the Fire Department captain. Surely, there were sibling issues and I think it’s really normal. But even though there were issues between them, Brad really cared for Chelsea. 

Now, let’s talk about the enemy. This enemy has some serious issues and thinks that he ought to spread them with other people. His actions were evil and annoying. He put lives in danger – and I mean, seriously. Rather annoying. As you can see, I hated this character. As an antagonist, this person was very effective. High praise for the author on that one. 

The other characters included in the story were really colorful. They were certainly needed for the story to make sense. 

As mentioned, I enjoyed every chapter of this book. It's so good to enter the world of EMTs, firefighters, etc. I thank the author for this wonderful experience. How the story ended was expected – and that’s not a bad thing. I wouldn’t want it to end any other way. Perfectly satisfying. 

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Chris discovered at age ten she had a knack for storytelling. Ever since, she has wanted to be a published author. She lives in New Jersey with her family and animals. When she isn't writing she works part time for her local hospital.
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4 Dazzling Comments

  1. This is the first of your posts I've read, and I'm looking forward to more! I speed through books so quickly, I'm always on the hunt for new ones :)


  2. Glad that you enjoyed this book. I have so little time to read right now that I love it when a book is so satisfying!

    Thanks for stopping by my weekly BlogLovin Hop ( and linking up. I am a new follower of yours via BlogLovin also. Hope to see you every Thursday!

    Looking forward to connecting further.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

    1. Yes, I really did, Sarah. I know what you mean.

      Yes, no problem. I saw the event on Twitter and thought I should join as it's a great opportunity for bloggers. Thank you so much for following back :D