The Fireproof Girl
by Loretta Lost
(Sophie Shields, #1)
Publication date: September 29th, 2016Genres: 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…
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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.
It is utterly mind-blowing to me at how much I delighted in reading this book. As a result of the blurb you know from the beginning that both Sophie and Cole have deeply tragic childhoods, therefore, binding them together in an everlasting friendship after meeting in a foster home. The story is told from the view of dual protagonists in different points in time Sophie in 2016 and Cole in 2003 this causes the structure of the plot to be ingenious. What you ask made this such a first-class read? The amount of bizarreness. Sophie’s character is batshit crazy, but in a way that draws you in peaking your curiosity to the maximum. Cole, on the other hand, I will keep a mystery. As I devoured the book a number of unanticipated occurrences are phenomenal.
They probably started fostering a bit because of empty nest syndrome. I hear it’s really difficult on older adults, when you kids leave the home. It can get very lonely, not having anyone around to abuse and berate all day.
*SPOILER ALERT* I must mention there is a minor part of the story that does not fit. During an altercation, Sophie’s character suddenly possesses multiple personalities. Why it bothers me so much is that it never happens again or is further mentioned. Strange.
Anywho, The Fireproof Girl is a must read for anyone who enjoys an awesome mystery.
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.
Follow @loretta.lost on Instagram for cute photos of her cat reading books. He refuses to cooperate unless they are really good books.