Aries Fire by Christine Besze


Genres:  Romance, New Adult

Published:  June 28, 2016

Read:  February 26, 2017

My Rating:  5

Kindle Edition:  275 pages


POV:  Told in first-person dual perspectives 

Series:  Fire and Water:  #1 Leo Rising; #2 Aries Fire

*See bottom of this post for review link to Leo Rising*




A free trip to Italy seemed like the perfect gift.

It was supposed to be the vacation of a lifetime and a chance to see the world.

Fires, car chases, and shootouts were not part of the plan, but I should have known better.

Nothing ever comes without a price…


Circumstances forced me to do something I swore I’d never do—walk away from her.

This trip is my chance to win her back, my chance to show her I’m the one. If I only can keep us alive long enough to…


My Review:

Aries Fire (Fire and Water Series Book 2)Aries Fire by Christine Besze

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Cover: 4

I loved this book! Every. Single. Thing. About. It!!!

Aries Fire is book two in the Fire and Water series. Although it is a standalone, you will definitely want to read the first book as well, Leo Rising. The first book does an amazing job of setting up for future books.

This book is suspenseful, dramatic and complex in character development as well as plot conflicts. There were many twists and turns to keep me fully engaged. And…biting my nails!

Jeremy and Dani…….

We first meet Jeremy and Dani in Leo Rising. We knew that they more than liked each other but circumstances kept them apart between the end of book one and the beginning of book two. Dani was so frustrated with Jeremy constantly walking out of her life and never knowing when he’d come back. She missed him deeply and felt hurt by Jeremy’s hot/cold behavior with her. Dani finally decided she had enough!

When Jeremy was finally ready to claim Dani and give her all the attention she deserved, she didn’t want it. She was so fed up and done with him. Jeremy wasn’t going to let her push him away. She belonged to him and now he had to make her see they belonged together.

Can I just stop here for a minute and tell you how much I loved Jeremy. He was sexy, dangerous, protective, caring and a man you didn’t mess with. Ever. By the end of the book I was so in love. (totally cougaring right now 😉 )

There is a colossal amount of dangerous situations and suspense in this book. Violence and downright frightful circumstances arose at every turn. Of course anything mafia related is alarming. Christine Besze is very talented at writing this genre and I can’t wait to read more from her.

Jeremy and Dani, Theo and Sophie (book one), and Joey and Shelby (their book coming soon), set off to vacation in Italy. It was supposed to be fun, sight-seeing, shopping and enjoying all Rome has to offer. Unfortunately what they ended up getting was a mafia related nightmare. There are so many twists and turns that held my attention from page one. Having resolution with the bad situations was not easy. Each step towards safety was like two steps back to danger. While there is a great amount of angst and mystery, thanks to Jeremy’s love for Dani, there was also romance and erotic sexiness as well.

I am not giving anything in the plot away. You’ll enjoy reading and guessing what comes next on your own. I will say again that you won’t be disappointed by reading both and Aries Fire.

Can’t wait for Joey and Shelby’s romance and the suspense that will come with it.

I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentarily copy of this novel. My opinions are honest and unbiased.

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Review For: Leo Rising (Fire and Water #1) by Christine Besze

Author Bio:

Christine Besze

Christine Besze is a writer, reader, mother, wife, and lover of all things wine. She lives in her own world of crazy most days, because the voices inside her head hold some great conversation. When she does have to come back to reality and act like an actual grown-up, she spends her time with her handsome hubby Z, their two gorgeous gingers and their mini-herd of German Shepherds. Born in sunny Southern California, she recently made the big leap with her family to the East Coast and couldn’t be happier. You’ll still find her in flip-flops—with a full glass of wine—all year round.