Set the Dark on Fire by Jill Sorenson

Bantam Dell

Romantic Suspense

ISBN: 978-0-553-59202-3

Reviewed by Tanya



Luke Meza is acting sheriff in the small town of Tenaja Falls.  He figured it was the best way to still work and be able to have some quiet time to figure out what he wants to do next with his life.  But, quiet is not what he gets.  Only a few days into the new job he has a bizarre death on his hands.  When he finds out the local authority to help him with wildlife is a woman who looks like she is a little too much of a party girl he is bothered.  He is bothered in more than one-way; he hasn’t had his blood race this fast in a long time.  But, he is determined to not act on the attraction, especially as she is almost a decade younger than he is.

Shay Phillips knows her town and local area.  She has lived there for her entire life and now has a job studying the mountain lions in the area.  She is also raising her younger brother, Dylan, who has defiantly hit the age where he is testing her limits, not to mention her patience.  She is stunned when a local woman is killed by a mountain lion.  The only one in the area is one that is close to her heart.  There is something slightly wrong with the crime scene though. Not one drop of blood.  Shay knows this means there is more going on than a local wild cat acting out of character.

With suspects ranging from local sheriffs to Shay’s kid brother how will the two be able to navigate the potential minefield of an investigation.  Furthermore what will happen if they decide to act on their lust filled thoughts?

Wow – Set the Dark on Fire is a fast-paced, action-filled romantic “who done it”.  I love how Ms. Sorenson has the characters start out with first impressions (some bad) and have to learn more about each other quickly.  Shay and Luke are both characters who have strong personalities and who have overcome more than many people give them credit for.  I was intrigued by the mountain lion information as well as the “who done it” part of the story.  I have found a new must read author!  I Joyfully Recommend Set the Dark on Fire and think any lover of romantic suspense will love the depth of Ms. Sorenson’s characters.


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